Sarong, Seminyak, Bali

Before we left for Bali a couple of friends gave me a list of restaurants we should really try to get to while staying in Seminyak. On our first day in Seminyak we went for a walk along the narrow, treacherous and busy street with virtually no footpath that led from our accommodation.  After about […]

La Lucciola, Seminyak, Bali

The absolute joy of a dining experience that exceeds expectations. La Lucciola is a very well known and very established restaurant in Seminyak.  It’s right on the beach and as the name suggests, serves Italian cuisine.  The people who own La Lucciola recently opened Bambu, our favourite restaurant while in Bali.  La Lucciola is a […]

Kisik Bar and Grill, Ayana, Jimbaran, Bali

Kisik is just one of many restaurant choices at Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali. The reason we dined at Kisik is not only because we were attracted to the novelty of the sand floor and the restaurant’s position down on the water’s edge, but also because it’s a short stroll from the very famous […]

Bebek Tepi Sawah, Ubud, Bali

We have friends who love Bali and seem to fly there at least once a year for some respite from Sydney.  They told us that when we’re in Bali we absolutely must book a driver to take us to Ubud for the day. Wanting to make a full day of it, we booked at driver […]

Breeze, at The Samaya Seminyak, Bali

Prior to leaving for Bali, we had friends give a list of restaurants where we absolutely must dine while in Bali.  It turned out to be a case of too many restaurants and not enough time.  And towards the end of the five days we spent in Seminyak, we were worn out from racing around […]

Peppers Seminyak, Bali

Whenever I’m booking a place to stay, I always love to go with a friend’s recommendation.  About a year ago a friend of mine, Melissa, went to Bali for a family vacation.  She swapped the depths of a Sydney winter for two weeks of tropical bliss in Seminyak. Melissa and her family chose to stay […]

Bambu, Seminyak, Bali

Before we left for Bali, we had quite a few friends telling us where we ‘absolutely must’ dine.  One name that kept popping up was Bambu and so it was definitely on our list of experiences we must have before we fly back to Sydney. Without even trying, we actually stumbled upon Bambu.  On the […]

Rock Bar, Ayana Resort, Bali

If you’ve traveled to Bali you have more than likely heard of the Rock Bar; it’s more known than the resort, Ayana, where it is situated. The very famous Rock Bar is situated within the Ayana Resort complex and while all 80 hectares of Ayana sprawls out above the coastline, the Rock Bar is down […]

Ayana Resort and Spa, Bali

Without contest, Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali, is the very best resort I have ever been to. Located in Jimbaran and just a 30-minute drive from Denpasar airport, Ayana is set on around 80 hectares of pristine land, high above a cliff over the Indian Ocean. Formally known as the Ritz Carlton, Ayana is […]

Bali, An Island of Contrasts

How to describe Bali… The word, ‘shambles’ springs to mind. Bali is one of 17,500 islands that make up the archipelago of Indonesia.  Only 6,000 of the islands are inhabited and the population of Indonesia is more than 250 million.  Indonesia is the world’s largest Islamic country although the Island of Bali stands alone with […]