Things to do

The Green Village

For those interested in architecture how about a trip to learn all about bamboo at the Green Village near Ubud. The tour takes in the design workshop of master Balinese craftsmen, a visit to the world renowned Green School campus and the super-stylish private residences at the Green Village. Email or call the office to book ahead. I’ve not done […]

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Surfing

Lots of people go to Bali to surf. It’s surrounded by coral reef, which helps to make fantastic waves. Coral reef is also sometimes sharp, which puts people off wanting to learn to surf in Bali. But, with the right people at the right time, Bali is the perfect spot to learn to surf because: a) […]

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Balian

I (Matt) really love Balian, Hannah is not mad keen. It’s a sleepy surf town with not much more to do than sleep, eat, go for a massage, do yoga, surf and watch the sunset. It’s a black (volcanic) sand beach. There are some good local restaurants and some excellent self catered places to stay. It’s a […]

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Gili Islands

For pure relaxation you could visit the Gilis – a trio of tiny coral-fringed islands, each with white sandy beaches and crystal clear sea. For years the islands of Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan were a budget-priced stopover for travellers on the Asian trail, but in recent years accommodation options have diversified and […]

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Ubud

You could spend a few days in Ubud, which is the cultural and artistic center of Bali. Ubud is the place to visit art galleries and experience traditional Balinese dance, and offers great shopping in the boutiques that line the city’s streets and the markets selling handicrafts. You may also witness some pretty disturbing tie […]

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Seminyak

A hip town with great restaurants, stylish cafes and bars, as well as boutique shopping. We usually visit for a day of shopping and delicious coffee, as well as a lunchtime trip to Metis, our favourite restaurant in Seminyak and not too pricey at lunchtime: We have failed to visit the beach but we’re told […]

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