Before I move back to the UK, visiting Bali was a mandatory trip. I’m lucky enough to live in a country with tropical islands that many dreams of visiting. So I always try to take advantage of how close I am to Bali because it only takes 1.5hrs on a plane from where I live, so who in their right mind wouldn’t visit if they could? Also, pictures shown here are taken by my 35mm camera because I wanted to capture moments as it is, without having the option to take multiple pictures at once. And it’s also fun lol.
ANYWAYS, I had the best time and I’d like you to have fun as well when you do visit Bali. So this is your mini to-do list in Bali!
1. Stay in Nazeki Villa, Uluwatu
I loved the villa so much, especially for what you pay. To be honest, the location wasn’t in my favor because it was an hour away from the nightlife and cafes/restaurants in Bali. I had two nights out to La Favela (visit if you want to get drunk and have a good time lol) and the ride home was such a pain. Other than that, the Villa is perfect for you if you want to escape and unwind. It’s super close to Uluwatu’s hidden beaches, so that’s a big plus. The price is great for a three bedroom villa with a kitchen and private pool! Everything you see in the villa is so photogenic, so if you’re all about that Instagram life, you would absolutely love this place. My personal favorite part of the villa is probably the hammock because who doesn’t love a hammock in the summer??
2. Tan and Swim in Cabina Bali
For swimming/tanning, Cabina Bali is the place to go because it also serves great drinks and food. I could stay there all day if I wanted to…but I didn’t. Because I was about to turn into an omelette in that heat lol. The beach club is super cute too. Everywhere I see, there are at least three people taking pics. Great vibes, great music, and a great pool, what else could you ask for?
3. Another Bar/Lounge For You
Another bar/lounge worth going to is Mrs. Sippy in Seminyak. This one is pretty famous so it is quite crowded and difficult to find an empty table/sofa. But the best part is there is happy hour! Yay. Personally, I prefer Cabina Bali just because it’s a little bit more intimate and less crowded. Nonetheless, a really great place to chill and relax.
4. Another One!
The last (and my most favorite) is The Lawn in Canggu. One thing that stood out for me is the “picnic” tables set up for you to drink and eat. You can swim in the pool while you enjoy your drink or you can also swim on the beach while you watch the sunset! I would 100% come back here next year.
5. Bring Your Camera At All Times 🙁 but also Visit Bali’s Hidden Beaches
I, sadly, didn’t document my last day because I forgot to bring my film camera lol. So ALWAYS bring your camera!! But anyway, I went to Melasti Beach (10 mins from the villa) and I loved it. Crystal clear water, the sunshine, and good company. 11/10 would recommend if you want a quiet beach. Here are pics that were taken by my iPhone:
Other hidden beaches that I wish I went to are Greenbowl Beach, Balangan Beach, and Bingin beach.
Those are the places I went to that made my short (and sweet) 3-nights trip the best weekend getaway. And I hope you could also add this mini to-do list to your own to-do list when you do visit Bali!! Bali will be everything you hoped for (except maybe the traffic lol) and even better.