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In this post you learn which places you should visit in Bali. These are my must see places if you don’t know where to go in Bali. If you are coming to Bali for the first time it can be overwhelming or difficult to make a choice on which spots to visit – so many amazing things to see. That’s why in this blog post, you will find my suggestions on what to visit if you are coming for the first time to the Island of Gods.

Seminyak
It might be one of the most touristy places in Bali, but unlike Kuta it has way more class – and you can also find the best food. It is seriously a paradise for every foodie. Two of my favorite and must visit Restaurants are Café Bali and Sarong. I suggest spending around three or more days if you like good food, amazing shopping, and some great beach clubs, where you can spend the day at the pool and enjoy your vacation.

restaurant seminyak Bali

food seminyak

Canggu
This place is for all the yoga-lovers, hipsters, and surfers. I personally count myself to the yoga-lovers and fell in love with this cute little spot in Bali. That’s why I chose to live here. Nowhere else you can find so many healthy and hip cafes in one small place. You find all my tips on where to eat in my blog post about Cafes in Canggu. Go for a surf,  sunset drinks or join one of the many amazing yoga classes for all levels. I made a list for you guys with my top places. Depending on how you like Canggu I would stay here for about three days.

Yoga Canggu

Ubud
I heard it has changed ever since the movie eat, pray, love and it’s way more touristy, but you can still feel it when you arrive: Ubud is full of spirituality. If you want to dig into Balinese tradition then go see a healer and  you will feel how Bali can change your view on the world.
In Ubud, you also find great spas, Ubud market for souvenirs and the monkey forest. In my next blog I will write what else to see in Ubud. You can do Ubud in one day, but I think it’s worth to spend at least a night there and maybe even get a room with jungle view. If you have enough time I suggest going to a nice spa hotel and give your self some time off or even join a retreat.

Ubud jungle spa

monkey forest

Uluwatu
Where the nice Beaches are ☺ If you have been in Canggu and didn’t like the beaches too much, you should hop in a car and go to Uluwatu. Here you will find clear blue water, white sand and amazing surf breaks (not for beginners).
If you want to relax on a nice beach and just chill I recommend going to Karma Kandara or Sundays Beach club. They are almost next to each other and you get there with a cable car. The entrance fee is around 250’000 IDR and you get a voucher for food.
If you want to spend a beach day, but not go to an actual beach club I highly recommend going to Binging. This cute little spot is for surfing and swimming, has nice little Warungs for lunch and is not touristy – so far.
Even though it’s filled with tourists you might want to go to Uluwatu Temple, watch the sunset and see a Balinese dance show.
If you feel more like sunset drinks, then your must-go-spot is single fin. It’s on the top of the cliffs and you can watch not only the sunset but also all the surfers down in the water. An Uluwatu experience you shouldn’t miss

uluwatu beach

bining beach

Island get-away
If you need more nice beaches or even want to snorkel or dive, I suggest going on a two or three day trip to the Gilis or Nusa Lembongan. The Gilis are a 3h boat trip away from Bali while Nusa Lembongan is only a 30 minutes boat ride away and my personal favorite.

Nusa Lembogang

If you have enough time I suggest staying at each place a little longer and really explore everything, there is so much to see and do in every single place and I will put on more blog posts on where to go so make sure you subscribe to my Newsletter and don’t miss any tips.

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19 Comments

  • Reply Katie

    That last picture of you on a swing is fantastic! So envious of you right now! Bali looks beautiful so thank you for sharing this!

    December 4, 2016 at 5:09 pm
    • Reply Blonde Seashell

      thank you very much. Bali is just magical you should come 🙂

      December 5, 2016 at 1:42 am
  • Reply neha

    I am actually planning a trip to Bali soon. Your post helped me with identifying what all I want to do and see

    December 5, 2016 at 2:23 am
    • Reply Blonde Seashell

      oh that’s great 🙂 let me know if you need any more tips or inspiration.

      December 5, 2016 at 2:34 am
  • Reply The Travel Ninjas

    We love Bali. You’re so right about there being so much to do and see. Choosing can be overwhelming. We agree that choosing a only few places and exploring them more fully is the best bet for first timers.

    December 5, 2016 at 3:52 am
    • Reply Blonde Seashell

      thanks guys. Yes I think it is better to focus otherwise you can’t enjoy the place.

      December 5, 2016 at 4:44 am
  • Reply Iza Abao, Two Monkeys Travel Group Writer

    I love the pictures and your outfits too. = ) I wonder how much is your budget per day. I would love to visit these places that you have mentioned. They look serene and far away from the city.

    December 5, 2016 at 3:56 am
    • Reply Blonde Seashell

      Thanks so much. My budget depends on what I do. I do have regular expenses like living and eating, but other than that I don’t spend money 🙂

      December 5, 2016 at 4:45 am
  • Reply Ticker Eats The World

    Thanks for the list. My family is going to Bali in a few days and i’ll pass it on to them. They plan to visit most of these places. I visited Bali almost 11 years ago on my honeymoon and covered quite a lot but at the time Seminyak was non-existent so missed out on that. As you have mentioned that it is a place for foodies also and I am one, I hope someday I can go back and experience that.

    December 5, 2016 at 6:31 am
    • Reply Blonde Seashell

      Awe that’s very kind thank you so much. If your family needs any other tips just let me know. I think 11 years ago it was a complete different Bali, probably better because there were not as many tourists … 🙂

      December 6, 2016 at 1:03 am
  • Reply Allison

    Love love love Bali! We go every year and are heading back in March. I can personally vouch for Semknyak as a food lovers delight. One of my favourite warungs is Kultur. It’s out of the way but delicious!

    December 5, 2016 at 10:48 pm
    • Reply Blonde Seashell

      oh yay so cool you come here every year. I have to check out this Warung 🙂

      December 6, 2016 at 1:03 am
  • Reply FS

    Bali has been in my Bucket List from a long time. I just love the pictures you have posted. Thanks for sharing.

    December 6, 2016 at 5:28 pm
    • Reply Blonde Seashell

      thank you very much! you should definitely come to Bali soon it is paradise.

      December 7, 2016 at 12:06 am
  • Reply Carla Abanes

    I really love Bali and its a great destination too for quick getaways from Manila. My next stop would be Cangu. Thanks for sharing this post!

    December 7, 2016 at 12:26 am
    • Reply Blonde Seashell

      thank you for your lovely comment and feel free to ask me any questions about Canggu.

      December 7, 2016 at 12:28 am
  • Reply Tina

    Great blog! I have been to Bali early this year and I loved it. Love your photos and your posts about Bali!

    December 13, 2016 at 9:24 am
    • Reply Blonde Seashell

      Awee thank you so much for your lovely comment dear Tina.That’s really kind of you! I hope you will come back to Bali one day!

      December 13, 2016 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Gracie

    I’ve been wanting to visit this place, thanks for this post, now I know some places we can go.

    January 1, 2017 at 2:19 pm
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