We-Like's local guide to Bali
Forget the typical tourist haunts, backpacker bars and tacky souvenir shops, when it comes to finding the best that Bali has to offer, the girls behind We-Like.org have it covered. Run by two creative Bali locals, Pris and Eve have the beautiful Balinese life down to a fine art - good food, great beaches and perfect sunsets. With a healthy obsession with their picture-perfect blog, we asked the girls to let us in on their Bali favourites.
The best coffee on the island can be found at Revolver. A little hidden spot on Oberoi Street. Perfect for coffee and wi-fi and a great place to meet up with friends. Find it behind the 'This is a Love Song' concept store and home store, or enter from the lane way opposite Bali Clinic.
Our favourite brunch spot is Biku. It’s a tea house, restaurant, antiques and book store with amazing brunch and high-tea menus. We also love its authentic Balinese colonial style interior too.
Our favourite hang-out at the moment is definitely Mantra in Petitenget. They often host awesome parties, live performances and art exhibitions.
When it comes to local beaches, our favourites are Timbis, Pandawa Beach and Bukit. “Secrets” known as Timbis is the spot where we fall in love over and over again with the beauty of nature. It has the most peaceful vibe, a divine surrounding and is everlasting chill. A white sandy beach with only a few warungs for your thirst after a surf session. Floating in the bright blue clear water and sipping on a healthy fresh young coconut afterwards. This is where you'll find the good life.
When the sun sets we like to go to Single Fin Bar Uluwatu. Escape the madness of town and hit the road to Uluwatu and watch the sunset at Single Fin. Especially fun on Sunday nights with live music sessions, sunset beers and awesome people!
Our favourite cocktail on the island is the ‘mint lime ginger juice’ at Dijon Cafe right on Sunset Road, Kuta. Super yummy and a healthy energy boost. Nothing better than the feeling of being fit and strong!
If you want to get inked you should go to Shotonk Tattoo! Our personal favourite. He has been tattooing since he was a little fourteen-year-old. At that age he wanted to know how it felt and inked his own foot. Since then he has been hooked and dedicated to becoming a great artist. His shop in Kuta is clean, peaceful, low key and above all really professional. He shines in every style you can imagine.
A tip for smaller budgets and thrill seekers is to get a free one on ‘Tattuesdays’ at the Deus Temple of Enthusiasm in Canggu. The brand famous for its motorcycles and surfboards put on holds epic Tuesday events with lots of tequila and ink.
If you do one thing in Bali is should be a road trip to Lembongan Island. We are so in love with this little tropical paradise right off the south coast of Bali. Take the boat from Sanur or Benoa, lean back, feel the salt, wind and sun on your skin and start your adventure. Bring your surfboard or snorkelling gear to explore the island from the clearest blue water and hit the mangroves for your own peaceful little expedition!
For more local Bali tips check out We-Like.org
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