After a few hards days relaxing I have compiled a short list of Bali’s best.
Accommodation- I used my $50 agoda.co voucher to reduce my accommodation cost at Best Western Kuta Beach to $177 for 4 nights. The rooms are modern and clean, albeit small. The breakfast buffet offers an extensive selection of Asian food with a small amount of Continental choices, although the egg station is good and the staff are friendly and helpful. The beds are extremely comfortable and even though located in an alleyway with a few bars it is not too noisy if you request the fourth floor. The hotel has a rooftop pool and bar which offers semi panoramic views of Kuta Beach. For budget accommodation there really are no complaints.
Relax- Bali has many spa’s to offer its travellers and it is one of the reasons why people keep on coming back. There is one Spa in particular that I keep going back to because as they say “when you are on to a good thing, stick to it”. Smart Beauty and Wellbeing Centre on Jalan Pantai Kuta is a good thing. I always try and book in with Sari if her hours permit but otherwise the staff are all fantastic and speak varying degrees of english. They always remember you and greet you with a smile. I find their prices reasonable, although slightly more expensive than some salons you really do get what you pay for, especially in Bali.
Food- Whenever I travel to Bali not only do I look forward to relaxing but I also look forward to not having to cook. Again when it comes to food, and especially in Bali, I am willing to pay that little bit more for quality and piece of mind. Two stand out restaurants so far have been Kitchenette at Bali Beachwalk and Ultimo’s in Seminyak. Kitchenette is a rustic style kitchen which sells healthy, hearty and delicious meals. You can build your own salad or eat one of the many delicious meals off their menu. They offer delicious crepes with amazing flavour combinations that would give all the restaurants in Paris a run for their money.
As someone who see’s themselves as an Italian in a past life I can honestly say that the food at Ultimo’s is some of the best Italian food that I have ever eaten, my mouth is watering just thinking about their mushroom gnocchi. I suggest booking a table as this restaurant is always full spite its large seating capacity
It would not be a trip to Bali without a trip to Potato Head in Seminyak. Pool bar, infinity pool on the ocean, cocktails, French and Balinese restaurants, these photos speak for themselves.
Happy travels (or should I say eating)