After posting Part One of this guide last week, I knew that you were excited for the follow-up instalments.
Writing about travel experiences and sifting through the countless photos is almost as good as being there!
Part One covered the tourist-centric areas of Seminyak and Petitenget and Part Two dives into the beachside areas of Canggu, Bingin and Uluwatu.
Canggu is 15-20 minutes (drive) north of Seminyak and what I would consider a true surfer’s area. Non-developed and dotted with seemingness endless palm trees.
The bottom of the island, roughly 1 hour’s drive away is where you will find the Bingin and Uluwatu areas.
Known surf spots and especially in the case of Uluwatu, decked out with glittering and luxurious villas and resorts.
The difference in water quality between the north and south is more vast than you could imagine. Murky to clear in one hour.
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A flat and vast area dotted with swaying palm trees, surfers and yogis alike. You’ll weave past rice fields until you hit the beach and you will feel a world away from anywhere.
This area is known for its retreats and private villas as much as its newer, thriving and impressive retail and cafe industry.
Ideal for those wanting a little extra space, fresh air and a slower pace of life; even if just for the afternoon (as we did) from Seminyak.
Once you’re here, you could bicycle or walk around the area though many hire a scooter for a few dollars a day.
Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong No. 60
Located in the one and only ‘main street’ of Canggu, leading towards the beach and serving up a great array of wholefoods options. Good people watching in what feels like a local surf spot.
If you’re staying in Canggu, Crate will provide your avo on toast + coffee fix.
Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.60
Located just a few doors away from Crate and offering a very cool ‘treehouse’ looking place to refresh and revive. Smoothies, salads and countless other fresh options available at this wholesome cafe which also offers scooter delivery if you’re staying nearby.
From the team that brought you the Seminyak and Uluwatu locations, now you can get your smoothie bowl fix at Canggu too!
A rock formation, holy temple and epic photography spot located 11km from downtown Canggu.
Not the movie.
From the Uluwatu end of the peninsula, you’ve got Suluban, Padang Padang, Bingin itself and Dreamland beaches.
The water and sand quality here is far superior to the further north beaches of Kuta, Legian, Seminyak and Canggu.
Jalan Labuan Sait
Smoothies, salads and other wholesome fare located on the main road between Bingin and Padang beaches.
Newly opened mid-2015, serving all day and offering free WIFI.
The Cashew Tree
Jalan Pantai Bingin
Smoothie bowls, salads and live music all come out of this popular spot.
A surf institution located right on the sand at Bingin Beach and offering up basic, yummy food during the day.
Check out the Pitaya bowls and enjoy the views.
The 3rd and most picturesque of the stores. Enjoy your smoothie bowl for brekkie with an ocean view.
Finn’s Beach Club
Jalan Pantai Selatan Gau
Attached to Semara Luxury Resort and a world away from anywhere. Access is via the hotel reception and a purpose-built inclinator. Grab a beach or deck chair and soak up the sun, sand, waves and service.
The Greek salad is delicious and comes with a view to die for. Entry is $AU25/adult
Morning Light Yoga Studio
Uluwatu Surf Villas, Jalan Pantai Suluban
Overlooking the ocean with an open-air practice area and 3 x daily classes. $AU10 class.
Mats and views provided.
Pura Luhur – Uluwatu Temple
Considered an especially sacred temple on the island and in a gorgeous location to boot at the southern tip of Bali.
6pm daily is when you’ll experience the hypnotic and unique Kecak Fire Dance though any visit here is one of beauty and inspiration.
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Arrive home safe, well and thriving from a wholesome and healthy trip. One spent exploring, feasting and soaking up the incredible island that is Bali.