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The list: Ubud, Bali

Not an exhaustive list, just the places I’ve come across that are worth writing down.

Accommodation: AirBnB.com came up with the accommodation once again. We stayed in this glorious, peaceful villa.

Getting around: Our stay was great in large part because of Q-ull, our great driver. He took us on a day trip, arrange our visit to the healer and has scheduled out our last day in Bali so we can fit in dinner at Jimbaran Bay on the way to the airport. Call him on +62 813 531 537 62. He also runs fishing trips if that takes your fancy.

Amertha Yoga Agrowisata
Br. Temen, (Tampaksiring – Kintamani)
Penglumbaran, Bangli
mobile: +62 813 387 846 33
Amertha Yoga Agrowisata is a coffee and cacao plantation you can visit. It’s not in Ubud, but rather in the area near Kintamani lake and volcano. The set up is awesome – the garden full of bushes and trees is labeled in english so you can see the trees all your favourite fruits and spices come from. Then you get to sample cocoa powder, kopi luwak (fondly referred to as poop coffee), ginger tea and other delightful drinks.

Nur Salon
The staggeringly painful reflexology at Nur Salon was amazing. I’ve had a lot of reflexology in my time but none as good as this. Persevere through the pain – it’s worth it.

Atman Kafe 
There are so many good food choices in Ubud. It’s mind blowing. I found a book that whittled the options down to a few stand outs. I used the list mostly to avoid decision paralysis. Fortunately, we got hungry for lunch in an area I had no recommendations for. We stumbled into Atman Kafe and I ate the most delicious and fresh balinese curry imaginable.

The healer I wrote about here is Tjokorda Gde Rai. I won’t add his contact details here, but you ask around in Ubud someone will be able to take you. (Even better, ask Q-ull to take you).

The list: Seminyak, Bali

Not an exhaustive list, just the places I’ve come across that are worth writing down.

Anantara Seminyak Resort and Spa
The loveliest beach hotel I’ve ever stayed in by a long way. We got a sweet deal through Mr and Mrs Smith and enjoyed two days of the high life. The breakfast was incredible, with the opportunity to order off the menu AND go to town on the buffet. The buffet included delicious renditions of Indonesian favourites which helped me tick off a number of foods I was hoping to eat (the kolak was a highlight).

La Lucciola
A Seminyak classic – I’m not telling you anything you won’t read in any guidebook or hear from a friend. This restaurant overlooking the ocean is glorious. The breakfast menu runs until midday and is worth getting in early for. Reasonably priced (it’s a pretty fancy place so the dinner bill will most likely run into the millions of rupiah) and delicious.

Desa Seni
Not in Seminyak but close by. I was lucky to be introduced to this place for a yoga class with a friend a couple of days ago. The yoga was truly amazing (open air, surrounded by lush greenery, a great and lovely instructor, humid like crazy – nature’s Bikram). If I were to come back to Bali for a yoga holiday or some heavy duty relaxing, this would be place for me.