Activities


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An alluring, mysterious entry lures you into full bohemian flair at La Favela, one of Bali's coolest and most original nightspots. Themed rooms lead you on a confounding tour from dimly lit speakeasy cocktail lounge…

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Australian Dean Keddell is one of scores of young chefs lured to Bali to run restaurants. His creation is an appealing, airy space, with carved wood and palms. The menu features a 'Best of' list of favourites, serve…

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Trendy Sisterfields does classic Aussie breakfasts such as smashed avocado, and more-inventive dishes such as truffled oyster mushrooms with duck eggs and crispy pig ears. There are also hipster faves like pulled-po…

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Wander down a tiny gang and push through narrow wooden doors to reach this matchbox of a coffee bar that does an excellent selection of brews. There are just a few tables in the creatively retro room that's styled l…

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High-end surf fashion, surfboards, gear, cool books and brands such as Obey and Wegener. Started by two savvy surfer dudes, the shop stocks goods noted for their individuality and high quality. There's also a small …

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The Middle East meets Asia at this glossy high-concept store with Bali-designed housewares and clothing. It has a small cafe with healthy breakfast and lunch choices plus good coffee and cold-pressed juices.

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A sunset lounger and an ice-cold Bintang on the beach at sunset is simply magical. A good stretch can be found near Pura Petitenget, and it tends to be less crowded than further south in Kuta.

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Tenganan, the Aga village of east Bali, produces the intricate and beautiful rattan items sold here. Containers, bowls, purses and more (from 50,000Rp) display the very fine weaving.

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Specialises in vintage and reproduction wayang puppets used in traditional Balinese theatre. Just looking at the animated faces peering back at you is a delight.

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Balinese-made textiles using global inspiration. This appealing shop displays hand-painted batik used in a range of exquisite casual wear by designer Coretta Hutson.