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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cocktail Bar
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“Great Hang Out Beach Club and Restaurants. Lovely food , great Drinks , Awesome Pool Bar !!”
  • 307 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A popular place on the beach for all hours of the day. Breakfast beside the pool and beach, or cocktails to watch the sunset. ”
  • 236 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Situated in the heart of Seminyak and quoted as truly one of Bali's most exquisite hotspots, La Favela opened its doors in mid 2013 and was again the brainchild of the hugely creative and talent husband and wife team, Gonzalo and Sandra Assiego. Originally a small shop and home, La Favela was designed and built over the course of 2 years. It was a labour of love. It was originally a nice house but structurally challenging, it required years of alterations and everyone said they were crazy but for Gonzalo, it was a passion. He built La Favela like he was building his own home. Nobody goes to that much effort just to make money. This very small place and this very complicated process became our fixation and our passion. Lafavela Bali is completely crazy and totally magical, La Favela drew its original concept and vintage design, intimate cosy heavily decorated corners, and Graffiti and stencil art adorned walls from around the globe! Inspired by the jungles of Bali and Indonesia, the favela's of Rio to the underground bars and clubs of London and New York through the early 90's, La Favela was designed to captivate. ”
  • 189 locals recommend
Hindu Temple
“The view is breathtaking. At low tide, you can walk out to the temple but the view of the temple at high tide is still worth seeing. Sunset is the peak time to go and this is very crowded. You have to get through an avenue of tourist shops offering all the usual Bali products to get to the temple. There is even a couple of snakes on offer for a photo opportunity.”
  • 243 locals recommend
Hindu Temple
“Beautiful temple on the cliff of the southern Bali beach. You can take a day trip and start around 11am, then head to one of the beaches to have lunch and to spend the day on the beach, Bingin would be my pick. On the way home after sunset, stop by at the Jimbaran bay to have a grilled seafood dinner by the beach. ”
  • 258 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“This bar is the meeting point for the surfers and hipster community. Known for their Wednesday Night party, its the place to be for the one's looking for vibes and waves.”
  • 242 locals recommend
Forest
“Hindu temple complex set in the jungle, renowned for the macaque monkeys who call it home.”
  • 182 locals recommend
Motorcycle Shop
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“Popular place with a bike/surf shop, gallery, restaurant , beer garden and skateboarding half pipe. Family friendly ”
  • 214 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Metis Bali is a French Mediterranean, fine-dining restaurant along the Jalan Petitenget road in Kerobokan (north of the Seminyak area). Metis offers diners a ‘sensory dining’ experience combining a restaurant, bar and lounge, as well as a gallery and boutique under one roof. It is very close to our Villa Bumi. ”
  • 170 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“The most visit day club in Bali. Amazing Balinese Bamboo structure. In front of Canggu Beach. There is always djs till 11pm daily. Big restaurant. ”
  • 171 locals recommend
Beach
“The Beach House Restaurant at Echo Beach is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. The beautiful surf-side location and the freshest food on the island makes it a great place for breakfast, lunch, sunset, dinner and party nights. Every evening as the sun sets over the ocean, The Beach House's legendary barbecue is set up with a glistening array of the freshest seafood, including prawns and lobsters, imported steaks, mouthwatering ribs and fresh, organic salads. Enjoy your meal in the restaurant or an outdoor table spilling onto a beach seaside.”
  • 190 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“this leisure complex located in hip Canggu is where adults like you turn into real kids with access to an array of exhaustive facilities including a waterpark, Bali’s first and largest trampoline centre, bowling alley, fitness centre, eateries, bars and even a spa ”
  • 179 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“It’s one of Shopping center in Central Seminyak, it’s 5 minutes walk from the Kamar. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This cultural park has amazing Balinese statues, and one of the biggest in the world”
  • 114 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“1 minute walk from hotel , the famous white sand of seminyak beach in bali. best time is on sunset”
  • 90 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Beachwalk Shopping Center offers you an exclusive Bali island lifestyle experience with its unique open concept and award winning architectural design creating a relaxing atmosphere. With perfect views of calming waters and lush greenery complete with the feel of ocean breeze, it is no surprise that Beachwalk Shopping Center is marked as the oasis in the heart of Kuta. This iconic landmark is managed by Cornerstone, who specializes in creating memorable experiences. Besides displaying a vast variety of international brands, Beachwalk also demonstrates many wonderful cultural experiences for tourists and locals alike to enjoy. Beachwalk provides many special areas and stores designed for kids and families to feel at home. With its diverse collection of both international and domestic shops, shows, complete facilities, and tenants, this resort-like shopping center caters to your every need with the promise that “Bali Starts Here”.”
  • 86 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cocktail Bar
“Great Hang Out Beach Club and Restaurants. Lovely food , great Drinks , Awesome Pool Bar !!”
  • 307 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A popular place on the beach for all hours of the day. Breakfast beside the pool and beach, or cocktails to watch the sunset. ”
  • 236 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Situated in the heart of Seminyak and quoted as truly one of Bali's most exquisite hotspots, La Favela opened its doors in mid 2013 and was again the brainchild of the hugely creative and talent husband and wife team, Gonzalo and Sandra Assiego. Originally a small shop and home, La Favela was designed and built over the course of 2 years. It was a labour of love. It was originally a nice house but structurally challenging, it required years of alterations and everyone said they were crazy but for Gonzalo, it was a passion. He built La Favela like he was building his own home. Nobody goes to that much effort just to make money. This very small place and this very complicated process became our fixation and our passion. Lafavela Bali is completely crazy and totally magical, La Favela drew its original concept and vintage design, intimate cosy heavily decorated corners, and Graffiti and stencil art adorned walls from around the globe! Inspired by the jungles of Bali and Indonesia, the favela's of Rio to the underground bars and clubs of London and New York through the early 90's, La Favela was designed to captivate. ”
  • 189 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“This bar is the meeting point for the surfers and hipster community. Known for their Wednesday Night party, its the place to be for the one's looking for vibes and waves.”
  • 242 locals recommend
Motorcycle Shop
“Popular place with a bike/surf shop, gallery, restaurant , beer garden and skateboarding half pipe. Family friendly ”
  • 214 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Metis Bali is a French Mediterranean, fine-dining restaurant along the Jalan Petitenget road in Kerobokan (north of the Seminyak area). Metis offers diners a ‘sensory dining’ experience combining a restaurant, bar and lounge, as well as a gallery and boutique under one roof. It is very close to our Villa Bumi. ”
  • 170 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“The most visit day club in Bali. Amazing Balinese Bamboo structure. In front of Canggu Beach. There is always djs till 11pm daily. Big restaurant. ”
  • 171 locals recommend
Beach
“The Beach House Restaurant at Echo Beach is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. The beautiful surf-side location and the freshest food on the island makes it a great place for breakfast, lunch, sunset, dinner and party nights. Every evening as the sun sets over the ocean, The Beach House's legendary barbecue is set up with a glistening array of the freshest seafood, including prawns and lobsters, imported steaks, mouthwatering ribs and fresh, organic salads. Enjoy your meal in the restaurant or an outdoor table spilling onto a beach seaside.”
  • 190 locals recommend

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