Places in Bali & Lombok
Ubud is culture, yes. It's also home to good restaurants, cafes and streets of shops, many selling goods from the region's artisans. There's somewhere to stay for every budget, and no matter what the price you can enjoy lodgings that reflect the local Zeitgeist: artful, creative and serene.
Ulu Watu & Around
Ulu Watu has become the generic name for the southwestern tip of the Bukit Peninsula. It includes the much-revered temple and the fabled namesake surf breaks. About 2km north of the temple there is a dramatic cliff which has steps that lead to the legendary Ulu Watu surf breaks. All manner of cafes and surf shops spill down the nearly sheer face to the water below.
More a state of mind than a place, Canggu is the catch-all name given to the villa-filled stretch of land between Kerobokan and Echo Beach. It's a popular area both to stay and for day trips from other parts of Bali. A stretch of about 1km of Jl Pantai Berawa running near the Canggu Club is the de facto centre of Canggu.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
First time Bali: where to eat, stay and play
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Spa-aaah! A guide to Bali's best spas and chill-out spots
Whether you’re looking for the royal treatment or a quick rub-down, Bali's spa options are seemingly infinite...
Surfing for novices amidst Bali's monster waves
Tucked within Indonesia’s ferociously powerful waves, lies a unique surfing experience that will bring mile-long smiles to beginners and intermediate surfers alike...
Bali shopping guide: what to buy and where
Bali's shopping is legendary. Not only are visitors spoiled for choice by the variety of goods on offer, there's also a rich array of shopping venues and styles...