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Top Choice Hindu Temple in Ulu Watu

Pura Luhur Ulu Watu

This important temple is perched precipitously on the southwestern tip of the peninsula, atop sheer cliffs that drop straight into the ceaseless surf. You enter through an unusual arched gateway flanked by statues o…
Top Choice Club in Ulu Watu

Omnia

Perched at the base of the Bukit Peninsula, Bali's hottest new day club is home to seekers of sunshine-fuelled revelry and house and hip-hop beats. The imposing architecture of the modern Cube bar is a stunning foca…
Top Choice Bar in Ulu Watu

Single Fin

From this triple-level cafe, you can watch never-ending swells march across the Indian Ocean from this cliff-side perch, and the surfers carve it up when the waves are big. Drinks here aren't cheap (or very good), b…
Top Choice Market in Jimbaran

Jimbaran Fish Market

A popular morning stop on a Bukit Peninsula amble, this fish market is smelly, lively and frenetic – watch where you step. Brightly painted boats bob along the shore while huge cases of everything from small sardine…
Top Choice Museum in Nusa Dua

Pasifika Museum

When groups from nearby resorts aren’t around, you’ll probably have this large museum to yourself. A collection of art from Pacific Ocean cultures spans several centuries and includes more than 600 paintings (don't …
Top Choice Balinese in Tanjung Benoa

Bumbu Bali 1

Long-time resident and cookbook author Heinz von Holzen, his wife Puji, and their well-trained and enthusiastic staff serve exquisitely flavoured dishes at this superb restaurant. Many diners opt for one of several …
Top Choice Beach in Jimbaran

Jimbaran Beach

One of Bali’s best beaches, Jimbaran’s 4km-long arc of sand is mostly clean and there is no shortage of places to get a snack, drink or seafood dinner, or to rent a sunlounger. The bay is protected by an unbroken co…
Top Choice Dance in Ulu Watu

Kecak Dance

Although the performance obviously caters for tourists, the gorgeous setting at Pura Luhur Ulu Watu in a small amphitheatre in a leafy part of the grounds makes it one of the more evocative on the island. The views …
Top Choice Cafe in Bingin

Cashew Tree

The place to hang out in Bingin. Surfers and beachgoers gather in this large garden for tasty vegetarian meals. Expect the likes of burritos, salads, sandwiches and smoothies – it's also a good spot for a drink. Thu…
Top Choice Australian in Padang Padang

Bukit Cafe

For heaping plates of Australian-style brunch composed of fresh, local ingredients, Bukit Cafe is unbeatable. Standout dishes include vegan pancakes, smoothie bowls and smashed avocado, and the open-air, convivial s…