Monday, November 1, 2010

Where to Eat, Shop and Drink in Bali

While you weren't looking, the husband and I snuck off to Bali for a sweet moment together. The shopping and eating destinations that I've written about previously are still firing. But this trip I found a few more gems to add to the list...


Cocoon Beach Club is a relative newcomer that is already making ripples. Chic. Sophisticated. Exotic. Cocoon is everything it's iconically seedy neighbour - Double Six - is not! It's also the perfect spot to relax on one of the lounges, lychee martini in hand, and watch the lapping Indian Ocean. Heaven! (No. 66, Jl Double Six, Seminyak. Tel: +62 361 731 266)


While it's a high-class problem to have, one frustrating part of our trip was not having enough time to eat at all the spots we wanted to! Here are two new, and very worthwhile, places that we did visit:

Sea Circus - With one of the quirkiest and original fit-outs I've seen in a long time, Sea Circus has casual fine dining nailed. In fact, with Chef, Stuart Marsden (ex Cecconi's and Longrain, Melbourne) as your ringmaster, you know you're in good hands. (22 Jl Laksmana, Seminyak. Tel: +62 361 738 667 )

The Beach House - If you're in Bali for a Sunday night, you'd be mad not to make the effort to head down to The Beach House at Echo Beach (Canggu). It's a 30 minute cab ride from Seminyak, but once you get there you'll feel like you've walked into this ad. Make sure you get there for sunset and then stick around for live music and a hot coal barbecue. The best spot to sit is outside, looking out to the ocean, so make sure you arrive early to grab a spot - or better yet, call ahead and book a table. (Jalan Pura Batu Mejan, Canggu . Tel: +62 361 7474 604)


This trip I didn't spend much time shopping. Instead I hit up a few choice spots for multiple purchases:

I went a little bit crazy in Lulu Yasmine and picked up quite a few pretty, floaty frocks for the coming season of weddings, parties...anything! (No. 100x Jl. Laksmana, Seminyak. Tel: +62 361 736 763)

Biasa Bali is a mecca of colour blocking that stays just the right side of edgy yet relaxed 'holiday wear'. I bought some great basics here and also a few bags for good measure! (No. 36 Jl Raya, Seminyak. Te: +62 361 730 308)

Known for its simple yet impeccably embellished pieces, Magali Pascal, is as iconic in Bali as it is in Paris. While it isn't all that cheap compared to other shops in Bali, I did pick up one item that I never thought I'd own - a jumpsuit! (No. 65B Jl. Raya, Seminyak. Tel: +62 361 732 132)


  1. Great pics and recommendations!

    I love Bali. Went in May for my husband's 30th Birthday. Abi loved it too. The only person in our whole group of 7 who got sick was me... Of course... It was terrible...

    Ku-De-Ta is fabulous but these new places look great, espcially Cocoon Beach Club. Wow.

    Where did you stay? Next time we go, we are going to hire a villa at Seminyak or even more north on the coast.


  2. Ok...time to book for next yr! on to it!!

  3. Ooh, looks like you had a lovely time! And these are great tips :)

  4. oh man, i so want your life. i would love to pig out and eat away in bali.


  5. Oh wow, you look amazing in that shot. So relaxed!! Thanks so much for your recommendations. I so have to go to Bali one day... These shots are dreamy. Pruxxx

  6. could i be any more jealous?


  7. This just gets me more & more excited about our trip next year. I have printed off these suggestions & put them on the 'To Do' list. Thanks so much xxx


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