From market stalls to the upmarket fashion strip of Seminyak, Finns Beach Club to fine dining, Bali has an array of experiences that can make any holiday a trip to cherish. Whether you're visiting with family, friends or venturing out solo, here are five of my top things to try for an amazing Bali holiday.
Potato Head Beach Club
Anyone who's been to Bali has been to Potato Head Beach Club.
Indeed, the earlybirds get the best worm in the form of a luxurious day bed but even the stragglers get it good when you can recline on luscious green grass, order drinks at the swim-up pool bar and settle in to watch the sunset.
Bali, particularly in the Seminyak area, is filled with amazing fine dining options that won't break the bank.
From local Balinese style dishes to fusion twists, the fine dining scene in Bali is definitely something to try. The most popular include Sardine, Metis and Barbacoa.
Bali is the perfect setting for a detox and you can't go past Fivelements Puri Ahimsa.
Fivelements is about a 40-minute drive out of Seminyak through Ubud.
Go for the day and have a couples massage (the most amazing, tranquil experience you'll ever have!) and finish with a vegan lunch, or stay a little longer to participate in one of the many retreats on offer throughout the year.
Finns Beach Club
The ultimate day at the beach, Finns is set up for fun in the sun.
Arrive early, snag a pool lounge and you're set for the day.
The restaurant is right next door so you can stroll on in when hunger strikes and when the tide is right, grab a paddle board and try your luck.
From markets to the upmarket, anyone who has ever been to Bali will say "the shopping, omg the shopping!"
Bali is known for its bargains but the locals also have impeccable skills and in most cases the quality is exceptional.
Visit Kuta Square for international surf brands and market stalls, Jalan Raya Seminyak for unique homewares and Jalan Oberoi for fashion.
By Kellie Carty