Jl. Kunti 117 X 80361,
+62 361 738686
Open from 7am to 10pm
Since we couldn’t seem to get a table for New Year’s eve dinner because everything was either full already or was charging about more than 100 usd per head per plate and there were 9 of us so we found it a bit too expensive. We decided to just cook in our villa since there was a kitchen anyway. Bali Deli is like their Santis there where you can get imported meats, cheese, bread, and other condiments needed to cook a yummy meal.
The Samaya Villas Bali
Jl. Laksmana, Seminyak Beach,
Seminyak, Kuta, Bali 80361,
(62) 361 731 149
Breeze is the restaurant that is located inside The Samaya Villa resort. Honestly, ambience was really nice cos it was just so breezy and it was facing the beach but the food was nothing great for the price. It is a 700usd per room resort, so can you just imagine how much the food was. Drinks were good and nicely presented. I would believe its nice to come here during sunset or happy hour to get a glimpse of the beach.
St. Fransiskus Xaverius
Jalan Kartika Plasa no.107
Kuta, Badung, Bali 80361
We can’t go on vacation without going to mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. It takes about an hour to get here from Seminyak because of the traffic. Schedule above is for the english masses only.
Jalan Batubelig, 41
Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta, Bali
(62) 0361 847 6722
This place is near our villa and every time we pass by there’s a long line of people waiting for them to get a table. Its also an open air restaurant and I got so curious as to why people are willing to wait in the heat.
One lunch, I asked the villa to order ribs for us to eat in the villa so I won’t need to line up. It was delicious and I’m sure it would have been better if it was fresh from the grill but it was good enough since it was much more convenient for us.
I’m not too sure how long the wait would be so I would not know either if it would be worth the wait. I love ribs and I enjoyed this one.
JL Subak Sari 13
Pantai Berawa Canggu
I got into yoga 2 years ago and since then I have gone regularly at least 3 times a week. It was one of the things i got really excited about when I booked our tickets to Bali, that I would actually be able to try to attend some classes in bali. I loved this place recommended by my yoga teacher here in Manila. I did the vinyasa flow class of Octavio and I loved it. Besides being a good teacher the place was just so calm and serene.
The yoga studio is an open air shed that they put in the middle of the rice fields so while practicing, you can actually feel the wind, listen to the birds, and see the trees swaying. Its an atmosphere that you will never be able to find here in manila except maybe if you do some yoga by the beach. You may check out the schedule here. They also have towels and mats available for the students for free.
The place is also a hotel, so there are rooms available in case you want to stay here too and relax.
Br. Seminyak, Kuta,
+62 361 732130
I really liked the vibe of this restaurant. It serves authentic Indonesian food in an open air area. There are shops around that you can go to while waiting. There was also like a band that was playing music, so if you feel like going to a casual place with some entertainment, this is where you should go.
Food was really good, i think its probably the best chicken satay I’ve ever tried. I also liked their gado gado which is a famous indonesian vegetable dish that they mix with some kind of peanut sauce. Food here is cheap too.
The Junction Bali
Jalan Kayu Aya, Denpasara,
Bali 80361, Indonesia
Love this place! It’s a simple casual place that doesn’t even have air con which is located right in front of seminyak square where you can go shopping. Their food is also very simple but good. I really enjoyed their junction salad which was arugula with proscuitto, bolognese pasta, and the panini. We liked it so much that we went back on our last day for lunch again.
The Akasha Bali Villa
Jl.Batu Belig no.999ab,
Seminyak, Kuta, Bali 80361,
+62 361 737878
We got two 3-bedroom villas in Bali since we were 9 all in all. The villa was actually very nice but since we went during December, it was rainy season. You need to walk outdoor by the pool to get from one room to another so it was quite a hassle when it rains because just to get from the living room to the room, you need to use an umbrella.
The other problem when going there on December is that there are just so much mosquitos going around. Even when you go to open air restaurants they have Off lotion sprays readily available because there’s just so much. So in our villa, the bathrooms had an outdoor bathroom that was enclosed by a glass door - which means the mosquitos can actually pass thru the sides of the door to enter the bathroom, which will then go on to the bedroom. At some point, I was sleeping with Citronella lotion just so that I won’t be bitten.
The nice thing about being in a villa though is that we had butler service which means anything we wanted from the grocery we could ask them to buy and not only that, we would even ask them to buy our lunch from the restaurants that we wanted to try without having to line up. That way we didn’t have to leave the villa to eat.
They also had the shuttle service to drop you off wherever you need to go as long as around Seminyak, you just need to schedule ahead of time.
I was so excited to spend my 32nd birthday outside of Manila for a change and the destination I chose was Bali. I was in Bali 6 years ago and I stayed in the Nusa Dua area since we were there for a wedding. This time since there was a long holiday, we would be staying in Bali for 7 days and I made sure that we stayed in Seminyak, where its supposed to be the “place to be”.
You will see in my next posts why it actually is the “place to be”. I love everything about it, the vibe, the people are friendly, the restaurants are so good and the places to go to are so hip. To me it was one big Boracay island with everything improved. Even their airport impressed me so much from 6 years ago, everything is so clean, high-tech and efficient. If only we could make our islands and cities like that, our tourism would increase incredibly.
I’ve never been to Venice but I’ve been to The Venetian in Las Vegas and this one looks exactly like it. It has all the shops and restaurants that you will find in the USA including the ride where you can take a short Gondola ride from one side to the other. This place is connected also to The Four Seasons Hotel.