Discover the hidden gems of Bali, Indonesia 🌴 This travel guide video covers the best foodie spots with the most instagrammable meals, where to find beautiful secret waterfalls tucked away into the jungle, must-see temples and attractions, and the coolest beach bars to watch sunsets and surfers while enjoying a cocktail in paradise.
The coolest areas to visit in Bali are Canggu, Ubud, and North Bali. As local expats, we’ve spent the last four months discovering the best things to see, do, eat and places to hangout. This guide is focused on our all-time favorite spots that we would recommend to anyone visiting Bali for the first time who is looking for an affordable and unique experience.
As a foodie town, Canggu prides itself on healthy meals and beautiful presentation. Most meals you’ll order are completely instagram-worthy. The restaurants also provide amazing options for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diets. And the best part? Every meal featured is under $7 US. In this video you’ll see some of our favorite meals in Canggu:
Crate Cafe offers an amazing and affordable breakfast menu with healthy smoothie bowls, pretty pink dragonfruit water, and many variations of avocado toast and eggs.
Front Cafe is the new kid on the block and one of our new favorites for almond lattes and French toast. It’s also a great place to work with reliable wifi and awesome music during the day.
The Loft is a cute little spot with Australian-inspired buddha bowls that are healthy, colorful, and delicious.
Peloton Supershop is our favorite vegan spot - featuring instagrammable smoothie bowls by @elsas_wholesomelife and an awesome breakfast burrito. Don’t forget to try the coconut milk matcha latte.
Koloni Cafe is another favorite spot to work during the day, and not just because they have AC and wifi - the food is also insanely good. I love the shashuka eggs and the hash brown bowl for breakfast.
Warung Yess is our favorite local Indonesian restaurant. The vegetarian nasi campur selection is a delicious mix of rice, tempe, tofu curry, vegetables, and corn fritters. And a whole plate is only $2.50.
Make sure to venture outside of Canggu to explore the rest of the island’s nature and beauty. Rent a motorbike for $4 a day and take a road trip north. You’ll pass through lush fields of rice paddies, flowers, and palm trees.
As you make your way through the jungle, stop to visit one of the gorgeous Bali waterfalls. Our favorite ones are Sekumpul, Fiji, and Aling-Aling, where you can swim in the water and even go cliff jumping. You’ll also pass by several local markets selling fresh tropical fruits and produce - one of the best ones is Bedugul Market, which is the perfect place to pick up a snack of mangosteen, dragonfruit, passion fruit, or bananas.
You can’t visit Bali without seeing one of the gorgeous Hindu temples. There are several on the island, many have decorated gates as the entry way. You can stop by Pura Tirta Empul outside of Ubud for a very special water purification ceremony.
And what would Bali be without its beaches? There are so many different beaches all over the island - from white sand to black sand depending on what area you’re in. We love visiting beach bars like La Brisa, The Lawn and Potato Head Beach Club for a daytime swim or sunset drink. On the best days we stay for both :)