Over here the coffee processing is done in an organic way. Drying, roasting etc. is still carried out using natural tools such as pans made out of clay. You will get to try a wide range of coffee's. You may be seated overlooking the rice plantation and sip through these coffees. Out of the total range, we enjoyed Vanilla & Ginger the most. You will be enthralled to see the process of making, one of the most expensive coffee named Kopi Luwak. Its made with coffee cherries eaten and defecated by the Asian Palm Civet ( one type of cat). Although, its been promoted all across Bali, we didn't enjoy the strong bitter flavor.
This place is one which offers you delectable food at reasonable cost. Located in the quaint streets of Jalan Bidhadari they offer you a relaxed feeling despite of being located in the heart of the city. If you are a fan of Sheesha then you could get one for yourself over here, although i wouldn't recommend it over here as the flavours are limited and really mild. You could try this place for a pocket friendly breakfast and for some hip shaking nights as they frequently have live performances.
Uluwatu Temple ,one of six key temples believed to be Bali's spiritual pillars, is renowned for its magnificent location, perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 metres above mean sea level. This is famous for the sunset backdrop, but what grabbed my attention is the slow motion waves which shows splash of color change from blue to turquoise blue to snowy white. It is difficult to express the beauty of this place in words, you got to experience it. In midst of crowd around, you will have a reflection of time with yourself or your loved ones with the rendezvous of this color transforming beach hitting the cliffs. You need to be careful with your belongings, as our pre ancestral Monkeys seems to have superior hold on the place.
Don't be afraid even if its your first encounter with water sports. This is the place where you might want to try, the underwater Sea walking which is just 4mtrs deep, Scuba diving and much more to bring back the memories of coral reef and beautiful fishes. The beach is quite friendly to swim and laze out. Nusa Dua Water Blow: You can witness the beauty of nature, as large waves from the ocean constantly crash against the rocked limestone edges. Preferably, visit here during high tide to see the massive waves making some dramatic appearance. Well as said, the journey is what matters not the destination, it speaks out at this place. The beautiful green garden kissing the blue beach is a strike to see. After the spell bound visuals of the water blow, you may want to relax on the shores of the beach. It has a piece to offer to everyone who wants serenity.
If you are a lover of a mesmerising sunset, alcohol and peppy music, then this is the place for you while you are at Seminyak. The ambience is very nice, soothing and relaxing. The place offers a wide range of alcohol, food as well as Sheeha, although its priced on a little higher side. Its an appropriate place if you wish to just grab onto a bottle of beer and watch the delightful sunset, without hitting too hard on your pocket. Do reach out at WooBar around 4 as the place gets packed pretty fast.
It is one of the most famous landmarks of Bali, famed for its unique offshore location and sunset as backdrop. Pura Tanah Lot- which means Land in the sea. During the high tide, the rock formation is completely surrounded by water, although we were there at low tide, it still didn’t disappoint us. With both sides rock formation and temples, you may want to just relax and see the way sunset gifts the golden look to the place. As time passes, the waves get more dynamic and gives you a pleasant feel to sit and enjoy.
If you are a great lover of coffee and some scrumptious breakfast, then you should certainly head to this place. The food is really delicious and the coffee is outstanding. The place is fairly priced and the service is really good. Since i am a pure vegetarian and the menu had very limited veg options, the staff was very open on customizing the dishes for me.
A place where you will love to dress up and have a fine dining. Do try their Martinis or Daiquiris, they have some good range of flavors in that. Our personal favorite was the litchi daiquiri they offer. As we went on a Christmas eve, the place was beautifully decorated with Christmas trees and cute lighting all across. By and large the food was great, but our top pick was the White sauce penne pasta and Risotto.
If you are an adventurous and in deeply love with water sports, then you got to try this one. They offer a wide variety of sports right from banana rides to para sailing to underwater sea walking. We happen to try only underwater sea walking as we believe that it would be a unique experience. The vendors and staff would quote any amount but we got it for $40 USD per person after a long spree of negotiation. The total duration is 30 minutes, we also hired a camera as we didnt have a GoPro which costed us around $75 USD.
Here visitors can lounge in the pool underneath, letting the thundering water splash around you. If you can climb down stairs and back up, you can easily visit the water fall in an hour. If you are gun for a trek then this one is apt for you. Its a good 20-30 minutes of trek over a patch of rough rocks, do ensure that you have your sports shoes on as its time to burn some of those extra pounds.
Its one of the most favourite tourist destination. It has a magnificent view of the Mount Batur, which is still an active volcano and serene calm lake batur flowing down the lane. The temperature here is at least 15 degree less than the temperature of bali. We were fortunate to witness a mesmerizing sight of both rain and sun at the same time during our visit. You may just choose a restaurant with a view of Kintamani to sip a coffee or get high over a few bottles of local Lemon flavored "Bintang" beer. Although we didn’t go ahead for a trek, but for those who love to do it, can actually trek over mount Batur. It is a 2 hour trek to see the sunrise, and the rays creating those sprinkle of diamond dust look on the lake.
Well every one has heard about Potato head in Bali. It has all its rights to be famous. You can groove to the rhythmic music in the background, laze around on the garden beds or couches with an amazing windy view of sunset. I don’t think it will be wrong to compare its name with a cliché saying of “couch potato” because all you feel like doing here is just laze around and relax. Not only they offer a great view, they also have some scrumptious food on their menu.
When you are at the land of massages how can you not try the authentic balinese massage. Balinese massage is an approach to massage developed in the Indonesian province of Bali, with influence from the traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia. Balinese massage techniques include acupressure, skin rolling and flicking, firm and gentle stroking, percussion, and application of essential oils. The practitioner may also apply stone massage. The combination of manual therapy and aromatherapy is intended not only to relax the patient and loosen fascial restrictions, but to stimulate the lymphatic system and the flow of blood. The usual cost of a 60 minutes balinese massage at this place would cost you around $100 USD although due to the reference of a known person and some negotiations, we snatched the deal at $75 USD.