Travel guide to Bali in 2019: the newest hotels and restaurants!

My very first destination ever in Asia and also one of my favorite places in that continent: Bali! In this blog I will tell you all about the newest and nicest restaurants, hotels and activities in Bali in 2019!Bali


Hotels and restaurants on Bali in 2019 !?

Maybe you wonder why I have the year 2019 in the header? And didn’t I already have a travel guide for Bali? Yes, this travel guide is the sequel to the Bali travel guide that I wrote in 2018. New restaurants and hotels in Bali are sprouting like mushrooms, so a lot has changed on the island since 2018. I’m lucky (and so are you) that my dear friend Ruth has just returned from Bali and has written down the newest Bali hotspots for you.

So now, thanks to Ruth, brand new Bali tips for the different regions of the island!


Uluwatu:

Uluwatu with its rocks and deep blue sea is definitely the most beautiful part of Bali! You will find the best surfers in the water here and there are all kinds of fun hotspots!

Hotel: According to Ruth, Uluwatu Breeze Village is still fantastic! We were here last year too and I still dream about their breakfasts! From € 35 per night for a double room!
Activities: Visit the Uluwatu Temple (but watch out for the monkeys!)
Restaurants/cafes: Suka Espresso for breakfast and coffee! La Baracca Bali for when you fancy Italian pizzas. The Loft in Uluwatu has just opened and is a photogenic place for a drink and pastry. Both La Baracca and The Loft are also in Canggu.


My Travel Guide for Bali 2018 can be found here!


Jimbaran / Balangan Beach:

Near Uluwatu are Balangan Beach and the fishing village of Jimbaran. These are becoming increasingly popular and with the beautifull beaches that’s not strange at all!

Hotel: According to Ruth, La Joya Resort is the most beautiful location where she has stayed. And when I look at the pictures, I completely understand that! The restaurant at the hotel serves good food and from here you can reach Bingin Beach or Jimbaran in no time by scooter. From € 75 per night for two people.
Beaches: Balangan beach is really chill especially if you want to learn how to surf. Bingin Beach is also nice to relax.
Sports: You can do all kinds of sports at the Bali Training Centre. Here you will find HIIT training courses, Kettle Belt, Muey Thai and many more great lessons.
Restaurants/cafes: Unfortunately Kelly’s Warung is closed nowadays, but there are more than enough other nice places. Highly recommended is The Cashew Tree, which is next to the Bali Training Center, perfect to supplement your energy shortage after a workout!Bali


Looking for a travel itinerary for Bali? I wrote this blog with a two and three-week travel itinerary.


Canggu & Berawa:

Canggu is the surfing village of Bali. It is indispensable during your trip through Bali, but it is becoming increasingly popular and therefore busier. Berawa is the quiet ‘sister’ of Canggu, it is next to Canggu but is not as busy as Canggu currently is.

Hotel: Ecosfera Hotel, Yoga & Spa. Relax in this green oasis. From as little as € 37 per night (2 people).
Restaurants/Cafes: In addition to well-known places such as Mocca Cafe, Crate Cafe, Bu Mi Warung, La Baracca and the Shady Shack, Kinoa Clean Eating Bar is new in Canggu. There are also a lot of new restaurants in Berawa such as: Cinta Cafe, Milu by Nook, Secret Spot (delicious breakfasts and frozen yogurt!) And finally Peloton Supershop.
Sports: enjoy the gym at Victory Fitness (you can work out here for € 1.85).
Beach clubs: The Lawn and La Brisa are still ‘the place to be’ in Canggu!
Spa/hairdresser: Chillax is a local spa that is nice and also Dream Spa Salon seems to be good. Fancy a little more luxury? Then go to Rob Peetoom in Seminyak.

Ubud:

Hotel: The Sri Ratih Cottages are truly pure luxury. It starts on arrival, where you get a welcome massage, then you sleep in a nice house with a swimming pool and a fantastic breakfast is served in the morning. With € 70 per night (2 people) this hotel is slightly more expensive, but it is more than worth the money!
Restaurants/Cafes: Spice by Chris Salans belongs to the famous chef Chris Salans. For 200,000 IDR (around € 15) you get a four-course dinner here. They serve a seasonal fine dining menu with tasty local things. A little harder to find is restaurant Yellow Flower, but once you’ve found it, the food is a real reward! In addition, Kafe, Zest and The Alchemy are also fun. And finally, the Avocado Warung Ubud, which is located higher up, is also recommended for tasty and relatively inexpensive food (with of course a lot of avocado).
Spa: A must when you are in Ubud is a day of relaxation. That is very good at Spa Bali Ubud and Bali Botanica Day Spa. With the latter you pay 170,000-190,000 IDR (€ 12 to € 14) for a Balinese massage of one hour.
Activities: Cycling through the rice fields around Ubud. You already have a private tour from 250,000 IDR per person (after a little negotiation). Because you do not cycle with a group, you can decide where you want to go and especially where you do not want to go (for example, only downhill mountain biking). Finding a suitable cycling guide online is a bit more difficult, but on the spot in Ubud this is very easy. Just stop by one of the dozens of tourist tents that can be found on every corner of the street. Be sure to visit the Tirta Empul (the water temple).
Sports: Yoga is done at The Yoga Barn. If you fancy a lesson or a gym, then visit Ubud Fitness Center, which is a little more to the north. It is a nice gym with two floors of gym equipment overlooking the palm trees. The entrance is 90,000 IDR (€ 6) and you also get a towel, water and good WiFi for this.Cycling on Bali - UbudUbud


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Nusa Lembongan:

Nusa Lembongan is an island east of Bali, a true paradise. However, be quick, much is being added and tourism is growing fast.

Hotel: Lembongan Cliff Villas not only have a beautiful view, but also a nice infinity pool. You stay here from € 59 per night (two people).
Activities: Nusa Lembongan is best known for the diving and snorkeling that you can do here. Ries has swam here with Manta Rays. Another fun activity is to rent a bike (from 50,000 IDR or € 3.10 a day) and cycle to the other side of the island, for example to the Mangrove Forest. When you arrive at the Mangrove you are close to the Agung Beach Club, a nice beach club to spend a few hours in one of the hammocks.
Restaurants/cafes: Bali Eco Deli has very tasty food and is still relatively cheap. Furthermore, there are a number of more expensive beachclubs on Nusa Lembongan, nice for a few hours but really much more expensive.
Transportation: Ruth recommends Rocky Fast Cruises. They sail to Bali in 30 minutes and have a free drop-off on part of the island.


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