Last week I visited the beautiful Indonesian island of Bali for the ‘Lost Guide to Bali’. Here are some photos I took along the way to hopefully inspire you to make a trip there! The full travel guide on Bali is coming soon…
1. Surf board storage below our hut, and 2 metres from the sea for a true ‘surf-in-surf-out’ experience at Le Sabot.
2. Colourful boat yard at Padang Padang beach. They dismantle the fishing boats every time they take them in and out of the sea.
3. Early morning stroll on Padang Padang beach. This is a great beach for swimming (as well as surfing). Good to note as not all beaches in Bali are swimmer friendly (i.e. too rocky)
4. The local owner of Le Sabot fixing his fishing nets. You can see him in action at night, when he goes out with a torch and his net on his search for the catch of the day.
5. Eric, the co-owner of Le Sabot gets us ready for a morning of surfing by waxing the boards and helping us navigate down the rocky path to the sea.
6. Rock formations at Padang Padang.
7. The simple huts at Le Sabot, with the best views money can’t buy.
8. A view over the cliff to Bingin, at the lovely Mick’s Place.
9. The individually styled huts at Temple Lodge.
10. View of the Bukit Peninsular from Temple Lodge.
11. The yoga studio at Temple Lodge.
12. Raw vegetable wraps and dragon fruit smoothies on the menu at Kelly Warung on Bingin beach, (the hundred or so steps down to reach here are worth it).
13. Bingin Beach.
14. Uluwatu temple, also home to the most glorious cliff views.
15. Balinese offerings on the rocks at Uluwatu beach. Known as ‘canang sari ‘ the Balinese offer to their Gods three times a day according to Hindu tradition.
16. A surfer coming out of the water onto Uluwatu beach. The breaks at Uluwatu are famous amoungst experienced surfers around the world.
17. Uluwatu beach must be one of the smallest, but most stunning beaches in Bali.
18. Turquoise waters at Suluban Beach. Next to Uluwatu beach and it’s also good for swimmers.
19. Surf boards stacked up at the Delpi Warung in Uluwatu. The best spot to see the pro surfers in action.
20. Sunbathing spot at Uluwatu (also a great place to watch surfers in action).
21. Stickers on the fridge at Single Fin. The most happening bar around. Come on a Sunday for their weekly party.
22. The view from the deck at Single Fin.
23. Bintangs by the crate at Single Fin.
24. Surfers going in and out at Balangan Beach.
25. Locals spear fishing at Nyang Nyang beach. This is a beautiful deserted beach near Uluwatu. Getting there is hard, and involves driving down a dirt track, walking to the cliff and climbing down hundreds of steps. Worth it though.
26. The blissfully deserted Nyang Nyang beach.
27. One of the many temples dotted around Bali. This one was near our huts at Padang Padang.
28. Offerings at the steps of the temple.
29. The view from the coastal path around Padang Padang.
30. Paddy fields, taken from Belenut Cafe in Canguu (about 15 mins north of Seminyak).
31. Taken from the top of the stairs at Betelnut Cafe, Canguu. THE place for organic and healthy meals.
32. Deus Ex Machina. A concept store specialising in boards, bikes and brunch. In Canguu.
33. Monsieur Spoon, the best croissants outside of Paris. In Canguu.
34. Old Man’s, a beachside restaurant, cafe, bar in Canguu.
35. Lello lello in Seminyak has recently opened, and offers Indian food paired with gelato. Great combo.
36. Enjoying Lello Lello. From left, Elly, Willow and Gen (who kindly had us to stay in her beautiful home in Canguu, and also the brains behind the awesome fashion label This is Genevieve.)
37. Tourist enjoying the scenery at Tanah Lot temple.
38. The perfect bungalow cafe in Canguu. Coffee, interiors and gallery.
39. Butter cafe in Canguu. Good for cakes.
40. Paddy field vistas at Sardine restaurant in Seminyak.
41. Motel Mexicola. The most divinely designed restaurant in Seminyak.
42. The entrance to Motel Mexicola, Seminyak.
43. The bar at Motel Mexicola.
44. Cosy booths at Motel Mexicola, Seminyak.
45. A dining room at La Favela, the Brazilian inspired restaurant in Seminyak.
46. Diners at La Favela, Seminyak.