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16 Amazing Things I Love About Bali

Monkeys at the Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest, Bali

What I love so much about Bali is that it offers something for everyone. Whether you’re after boutique shopping, amazing wave breaks, deserted waterfalls, yoga retreats, romantic villas or Insta-worthy cafes. Bali truly has it all! There’s a reason why people keep coming back year after year, myself included. So while there’s a lot to love about Bali, hopefully this small teaser will entice you to visit this paradise known as the ‘Island of Gods’.

1. Seriously Instagramable Cafes

Insta-worthy restaurants and cafes is something Bali does better than most places in the world. Truth be told, I had a list of over 30 places I wanted to eat at, but sadly there’s only so many times in a day you can eat, especially when you spend most of the day full and questioning why you ate so much at the breakfast buffet.

Sea Circus cafe, Seminyak Bali
Cafe Organic Bali
Motel Mexicola Seminyak, Bali
Acai Bowl from Cafe Organic in Bali

2. Smoothie Bowls

What do I miss most about not being in Bali? The smoothie bowls, definitely the daily smoothie bowls.

Breakfast in bed at Kamandalu Resort Ubud, Bali

3. Pink Sunsets

Some of the best sunsets I’ve ever seen were at Seminyak Beach. Yes the beach itself is very unimpressive, but it sure knows how to put on a good show come sunset time.

Sunset on Seminyak beach, Bali Sunset on Seminyak beach, Bali

4. Temples on Every Corner

It can feel like there is a temple on literally every corner in Bali, but by far the most beautiful (at least in my opinion) would have to be Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. As tourists aren’t allowed to enter the actual temple, you’ll walk away with some amazing shots without a photobomber in sight.

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, Bali Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, Bali

5. Monkey’s Doing Crazy Shit

The monkeys in Bali are as cute as they are terrifying. Beware of making direct eye contact with them unless you want them to climb all over you.

Monkeys at the Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest, Bali
Monkeys at the Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest, Bali

6. Rice Terraces

A place where you will learn if you have the required balance and talent to not fall into a muddy rice paddy.

Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Ubud, Bali Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Ubud, Bali Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Ubud, Bali

7. Coconuts, All Day Everyday!

Where everyday will feel like arm day because as I discovered, coconuts are damn heavy.

Drinking coconuts in Ubud, Bali

8. Deserted Waterfalls

Sekumpul has officially become my new favourite waterfall. Located in the north of Bali, this hidden gem is most definitely worth the several hour drive, hundreds of steps and river crossing to reach.

Sekumpul Waterfall, Bali
Sekumpul Waterfall, Bali
Sekumpul Waterfall, Bali

9. Breakfast Buffets

I mean honestly, isn’t this the whole point of going on holiday? The best part of breakfast buffet’s in Bali is that:

  1. You get to eat your breakfast outside and
  2. There’s normally some epic view to accompany said breakfast.

Breakfast at Kamandalu Resort Ubud, Bali
Breakfast at Kamandalu Resort Ubud, Bali

10. Really, Really, Really Long Infinity Pools

Bali understands that it’s not a real pool unless it’s an infinity pool, and here you’ll have an endless supply of options when it comes to choosing your view. Do you want the ocean, do you want the forest, some rice terraces or maybe even a river, because you can get all of that and more here.

Longest infinity pool at Padma Resort Ubud, Bali

11. The Smiling Locals

The friendliest and most heart-warming locals will always be ready to greet you with a smile.

12. Outdoor Bathrooms

When summer is all year long why wouldn’t you want to shower outside, just beware of those mosquitos…

Outdoor bathroom at Hidden Hills Villas, Uluwatu Bali
Hidden Hills Villas, Uluwatu Bali

13. Flower Baths

When you come to Bali you’ll find yourself asking why you don’t normally bathe in a tub of flowers on a daily basis.

Flower bath at Kamandalu Resort Ubud, Bali
Flower bath at Hidden Hills Villas, Uluwatu Bali

14. Insta-Worthy Doors

Let me just stand here all nonchalant so you can see how well I match this villa door.

Hidden Hills Villas, Uluwatu Bali
Hidden Hills Villas, Uluwatu Bali

15. Mosquito Nets

While I don’t enjoy rolling out of bed in the middle of the night and finding myself tangled in a net, half the fun of coming to Bali is sleeping in a bed beautifully draped with netting.

Hidden Hills Villas, Uluwatu Bali
Bed at Hidden Hills Villas, Uluwatu Bali

16. Villa Living

Even with so much to see and do on the island, it can be very difficult wanting to leave the private oasis of your very own villa.

Fruit Inflatables at Kamandalu Resort Ubud, Bali
Afternoon tea at Kamandalu Resort Ubud, Bali
Pool villa at Kamandalu Resort Ubud, Bali
Breakfast in bed at Kamandalu Resort Ubud, Bali

What do you love about Bali? Let me know in the comments below. 

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    Sophie Jones
    January 8, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    you look so gorgeous on the rice terraces and against the backdrop of Bali. Really, really special.

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    Yvonne
    February 11, 2017 at 3:43 am

    Oh my god, your photos are stunning! I am probably traveling to Bali at the end of the year.. literally can’t wait!

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