Bali Guide

Bali Guide



  •  Expat and tourist area, known for its surf beaches, lots of nice cafe and restaurants, rice fields, some beach clubs and night life.
  • Berawa Beach – beach cafes, beach clubs, surfing all levels.
  • Batu Bolong Beach – surfing all levels, more crowded, beach restaurants.
  • Echo Beach – beach cafes and restaurants, more advanced surfing.
  • Pererenan Beach – less crowded, more advanced surfing, less cafes.
  • Crate Cafe – reasonably priced, good breakfast and lunch food, very popular.
  • Copenhagen
  • Ithaka – rooftop, cheap local and foreign food
  • Nalu Bowls
Places To Stay:
  • Berawa
  • Batu Bolong
  • Padang Linjong
  • Lv8 Hotel (Beach Front)
Day and Night Clubs:
  • Finns Beach Club
  • Pretty Poison
  • Old Mans
  • Amo Spa
  • Surfing
  • Batu Bolong Street
  • Berawa Street



  •  Expat and tourist Area, famous surf, chilled, less people and traffic, nice temples, good food.
  • Secret Beach
  • Dreamland Beach
  • Padang Padang
  • Bingin
  • Melasti
  • Nyang Nyang
  • Nourish
  • Suka
  • The Loft
  • Le Baccara
  • Ours 
Places To Stay:
  • Gravity Hotel
  • Le Bamboo
  • Dreamsea Hotel (Beach Front) 
Day and Night Clubs:
  • Single Fin
  • The Istana
  • Palmilla
  • Padang Padang Main Street
To Do:
  • Surfing
  • Ours Spa
  • U. Spa
  • Aylan Yoga School Classes
  • Uluwatu Temple
  • Karang Boma Cliff



  •  Expat and tourists, more central in the jungle, no beaches, generally cooler, nice waterfalls, good food.
  • Zest
To Do:
  • Monkey Forest
  • Tibumana Waterfall
  • Lots of Yoga Studios

North Bali

  • Mt Batur Volcano Sunrise Hike and Hot Springs
  • Bali Batu Beach Hut (cute simplistic homestay with almost private beach) –
  • Sumberkima Hill
  • Scuba Diving at The Liberty Wreck
  • Padang Bai Scuba Diving
  • Aling Aling Waterfall

Bali Islands

  • Nusa Lembongan
  • Nusa Ceningan
  • Nusa Penida (Kelingking Beach, Diamond Beach, Crystal Bay Manta Diving)

Indonesian Island Trips From Bali

  • Gili Islands
  • Lombok Island (Kuta and Selong Belanak Area)
  • Komodo Island (Labuan Bajo, Le Pirate Island, Komodo Island Tour/Boat Tour – )
  • Sumba Island (Sumba Surf Camp Resort, *Very Remote*)


  • Rent a Scooter (Only if you are very experienced at driving them, the roads are dangerous if your not confident to drive one)
  • Grab/GoJek (Basically like Uber and you can get them anywhere)
  • To get to North Bali I Recommend getting a driver as it is far, or look for packages where transport is included)
  • To get to the Bali Nusa Islands, Gili Islands and Lombok there are fast boats from Sanur or Padang Bai.
  • To get to the other Indonesian Islands you can book flights, I recommend using SkyScanner as I always find the cheapest prices there.

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