Every time I visit Bali, I always make a pit stop through Seminyak before I carry on my adventures. If you have been to Bali before, most likely you have spent time here too! Its extremely buzzing and full of Cafes, Bars and a mix of designer and market shopping! Very much a touristy hub and central to so many things.
Expat haven, smoothie bowls galore and an amazing variety of all kinds of cuisines. Personally, I love the fact that there are so many healthy options, vegetarian and vegan cafes amongst health food stores so you can stock up!
The only con’s when it comes to Seminyak is the traffic and the fact that road rules don’t exist. Want to cross the road? It’s as simple as putting your hand out and stopping the traffic. Or you can try running for your life. Either will work just fine!
TS Suites Bali – Steve and I discovered this hotel last year on our stop through Seminyak. If it’s good enough to go back to they must be doing something right, hey?
Steve and I both agree that when it comes to travelling, we like to do it in luxury. For us, there is nothing like coming back to a 5 star hotel and it makes the trip that much more enjoyable.
TS Suites lives up to everything you would expect from a 5 star hotel. From the immaculate presentation, central location, impeccable staff service and of course a buffet breakfast with everything you could imagine!
The rooftop pool – If you are planning on spending some good holiday quality time laying by the pool and in the sun, this is the perfect location. For a large hotel the pool never seems to get overly busy. It’s open and staff operated 24/7 for bar foods, cocktails, fresh juices and beers.
Location – One of the huge things we fell in love with on our first visit was definitely the location of the hotel. It’s so central to everything and walking distance to everything you could want!
The Rooms: It doesn’t matter what room you get, you can guarantee the room is going to be huge! All of the rooms are so spacious and fitted with a King Size bed. The part that got us coming back was the standalone bath which opens up into the bedroom through the roller door.
My FAVOURITE place to visit and a must if you are travelling to Bali! This place feels like home to me and these kids bring Steve and I so much joy! As the orphanage relies heavily on donations, Steve and I make it a priority to ensure that we donate what they need the most, food.
Upon our first visit we always do a huge grocery shop before hand and donate as much as we can that is within our budget. The money goes a lot further in a Balinese grocery store than it does in Australia so we end up with plenty of Kgs of rice, noodles, canned foods and things such as soaps!
One of the greatest highlights for me was to see little Gracie again (pictured standing in the above photo). I met her last year when she was just crawling and to see her now running around in her gorgeous little princess costume just amazes me! Nothing could beat that feeling of walking in and seeing that friendly little face smiling back at me.
On a side note, these kids love gadgets! So if you are going for more than one day I suggest you might want to leave your phones, cameras and anything electrical at home!
This place is so well known and has every reason to be. Situated in Seminyak and on a busy little road, you would never imagine that a restaurant could create such peace and feel like you are on a secluded island in Bali.
We went here for lunch and a few cheeky cocktails. I have heard this place gets really busy around dinner time however at lunch it was literally just Steve and I to the whole restaurant. We were so surprised at how the prices of the food could be so good for such a 5 star place.
Food, cocktails and ambience is a 5/5 perfect date night/day location. Once the restaurant closes to prep for dinner we hulled at the back bar lounge for a few more cocktails before heading back to the hotel. Steve and I have been to quite a few nice restaurants and bars whilst in Australia and abroad but this by far was one of our top picks!
Nusa Dua has been on my bucket list for quite some time now. It was one place in Bali I was still yet to visit and boy am I glad I did!
If your idea of a holiday is not leaving the resort then Nusa Dua is exactly where you want to go. We stayed in Nusa Dua for 5 nights and didn’t leave the resort for anything except a trip to the shops and massages.
It’s not exactly a shopping destination and you wont find great little clothing boutiques but what you will find is miles of restaurants of traditional and western food, strips of resorts along the beach and plenty of honeymooners!
The décor on this place was absolutely stunning. Its very traditional Balinese with a very modern resort twist.
The hotel highlights were certainly the exterior of the resort. In the resort you have 3 main restaurants and 3 bars. One of the bars was located right on the beach, one inside and the third was in the pool.
From every angle you have stunning views and fresh sea breeze air. Plenty to choose from when it comes to the Bar’s and restaurants and of course, an amazing buffet breakfast which will make you want to eat all the foods you usually wouldn’t!
The beach being right at our doorstep, there are plenty of water activities to do! Because we did so much last year our whole aim was to do absoloutely nothing but lay in the sun in Nusa Dua which we managed to achieve.
Although, it is extremely easy to catch a cab to venture out and explore (which is sure to cost you next to nothing). It was also the perfect resort for anyone who like Steve and I, wanted to do absolutely nothing but unwind. Nusa Dua, I have a feeling I’ll be back one of these days!