Bali has been on my bucket list ever since I started Instagram. To be honest my horizon travel wise was quite narrow before getting into the Instagram game, I only had a few places on my bucket list, but with the social media era kicking off my horizon kind of expanded and I got to see the world in a whole new light. Suddenly I saw possibilities and discovered places I never thought of visiting because I simply knew too little about them or didn’t know about these gems at all. I love that we now live in a world that is so connected and with social media I’ve been allowed to explore even further beyond.
Well back to Bali, this place is the ultimate travel destination for everyone who loves an easy, chilled and gypsy vibe. This island captures the hearts of many travellers, mine and my boyfriend’s included, and I bet we will be returning a few times to soak in the island paradise’s boho vibe. We were only there for a couple of nights, but being the Instagrammer I am, I had to squeeze in as much exploring as possible (mainly food, haha). We visited a few different food spots as well as different areas. 3 days is definitely not enough to experience the glory of this stunning island, but we weren’t able to stay for longer this time round.
Well to tell you about how we got there, we flew from Copenhagen to Bangkok, which was our main travel destination, but for this trip we decided to visit Bali and found a cheap direct flight from Bangkok to Denpasar, Bali. The flight took around 4-5 hours, so pretty harmless I would say. We arrived in Bali and stayed in the Uluwatu area.
GRAVITY HOTEL, BALI
- Welcome to the Gravity Hotel! The ultimate Bali hotel in our opinion. This hotel promises an exciting mix of all things relaxing and has the vacay vibe going strong. The hotel is beautifully decored in a boho vibe theme with the most gorgeous pool overlooking the jungle and you can spot the sea in the horizon. The hotel is located close to the Bingin Beach. The staff is beautiful and friendly, made everything possible and the atmosphere is so chilled and amazing.
- – Me and my bf got so addicted to this! We could seriously eat this every single day (my bf does here at home). Trust me you haven’t tried the real deal before you try these smoothie bowls!
- Best acai bowls we ever had! Their ‘Uluwatu’ bowl is a must try. You can enjoy the amazing view of Uluwatu beach if you choose the Uluwatu location!
– This place was on top of my list and have been for quite sometime, you know all those pinterest pictures of acai bowls, most of the pictures were basically from this place! Omgee so photogenic and delicious. This place is one not to be missed. Sums up the Bali island vibe very nicely.
- – Sunset drinks anyone? Yes, please. The lawn is such a cozy place with delicious drinks and a beautiful sunset view. We also snacked on some food here, and the food is quite amazing.
- – This place attracts a lot of tourists due to the amazing food and vibes, we completely fell in love with the ambiance here. Their menu has a wide selection of fusion food.
- – Here you’ll find poke bowls, salad bowls and coconut soft serve (YUM!) here. Enjoy the crazy views over the cliffs and the ocean of Uluwatu!
EAT, RELAX, SUNBATHE
– The Sundays Beach Club offers a picturesque backdrop that evokes the feeling of “life goals”. Spending a day here is dreamy.
- – The Uluwatu area has a lot of stunning beaches such as Bingin, Padang Padang and Dreamland beach. They require hiking down to reach the beach, but it’s a good exercise, so make sure to bring water! Relax by taking a dip in the ocean, sunbath and of course in company of a fresh coconut.
- – You can easily take a beginners surfing lesson! Also there’s great possibilities for taking some yoga lessons such as Ashtanga to Bikram. Hiking is also a great option and as mentioned above, the beaches require a short hike so a trip to the beach is definitely a good excuse.
- – If you have more time than we did, consider planning a day trip to Ubud! We haven’t been there but everyone said that we should have been, so we’ll be back for this. We took a day trip to Canggu to go cafe-hopping which was just in my spirits, we went to Nalu Bowls (again!), The Lawn and Cafe Organic!
HIRE A DRIVER
- – We found it a bit hard to get around, you can easily and cheaply hire a driver for an entire day for around €40, which we thought were quite well paid off. Otherwise other options would be to rent a motorcycle if you’re planning on just staying in the area of Uluwatu. Another possibility is the Uber but beware of the “no uber” signs which are quite common in the Uluwatu area at least.
3 TRAVEL ESSENTIALS TO PACK
- Camera, duh. Okay what I wish I’d brought is: an underwater camera or a drone for video material
- Your favourite beach towel
- Straw bag to carry the fruit you’ll be bringing to the beach