The Bali Guide

The Bali Guide

8 days in Bali: Seminyak, Ubud, and Canggu. Things to do, places to stay, restaurant recommendations, and healthy favorites in paradise all in The Bali Guide.

The Bali Guide

Bali is amazing. I started writing this from the airport because I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE and just want to stay connected to this magical place!!!

There are so many wonderful parts of Bali that it can be a little overwhelming if you are traveling there to know what to spend your time doing and seeing. I made this Bali guide to give you some ideas and guidance if you’re lucky enough to go! In return, I just ask that you bring me along with you…just kidding 😉

I’ve split The Bali Guide up into 4 sections: Where To Stay, Where To Eat (for a quick list of restaurant recommendations by location, with healthy favorites of course), Things To Do (also by location), and a Day-By-day Guide of what we did to give you some ideas on how to fit everything in!

Related Post: Bali Dos and Don’ts.

Where To Stay

There are many different areas of Bali you can stay in, but the 3 that I have heard the most about are Seminyak Beach, Ubud, and Canggu. They all have pros and cons. I.e. Seminyak is on the beach, while Ubud is inland, but Ubud/Canggu have more to do than Seminyak. This probably comes down to personal preference, but all 3 are great, and you can access all of them by car regardless of where you stay!

We stayed in Seminyak Beach at the Double Six and Indigo Hotels. They were both AMAZING and had exceptional service! They are right next door to each other, both have inclusive all-you-can-eat breakfasts, and are both on the beach.


Where to Eat

♥=healthy favorite


Mamasan (upscale Asian $$$)

Barbacoa (grilled meats and vegetables $$$)

The Shelter Cafe (healthy brunch, lunch, and dinner $$)

Nalu Bowls (acai/smoothie bowls, connected to The Shelter $)

Coffee Cartel (artisan charcoal, beetroot lattes, etc. and brunch $$)

Sea Circus (fun brunch and cocktails $$)

Potato Head Beach Club (great food and amazing cocktails $$$)

Sisterfields (all day brunch and dinner $$$)

Happy Chappy (Chinese and dim sum $$$)


Ji (upscale sushi/Japanese in Tugu Hotel $$$)

Peloton Super Shop (healthy, raw vegan $$)

The Shady Shack (acai/smoothie bowls $)

The Loft (healthy bowls and brunch $$)

Motion Cafe (vegan, paleo options $$)


Seeds of Life (raw vegan food and tonics $$)

Alchemy (100% organic vegan $$)

Kepitu (exotic BBQ night at the Kayon Resort $$$)

Earth Cafe (plant based cafe and market $$)

By Cafe (vegetarian and vegan $$)


Things To Do


-Bali Tailor Store (custom leather and clothing)

-Hillsong Church

-Amala Spa

-Seminyak Beach

-Body Works Spa and Store

-Potato Head Beach Club


-Tanah Lot Temple (go during sunset)

-Black Sand Beach

-Boutique/Antique Shopping


-Trinity Garden

-ATVs/Jungle Buggies

-Elephant Park

-Lewak Coffee Plantation

-Monkey Forest

-Jaliluwih Rice Plantations

-Yoga Barn Class

-Paradiso Cinema Event (dance, movies, etc.)

-Tegenungan Waterfall

Other Day Trip Ideas:

-Nusa Penida (great snorkeling)

-Mt. Batur (sunrise hike to volcano)

-Sukawati Art Market

-Batur Natural Hot Springs

-Temples in Karangasem

-Puseh Batuan Temple


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Day-By-Day Guide

Ideas to help you figure out spacing and how to make the most of your time!

Day 1- Monday

Arrive in Bali

Check into hotel and explore area

Dinner at hotel

Walk on the beach


Day 2- Tuesday

Yoga Class at Yoga 108 (Seminyak)

Breakfast at Hotel

Visit coffee plantation in Ubud

Lunch in Ubud

Monkey Forest in Ubud

Dinner in Seminyak (Mamasan)


Day 3- Wednesday

Run on the beach

Jungle Buggies in Ubud

Explore Ubud

Dinner in Seminyak

Walk around Kuta Area


Day 4- Thursday

Yoga Class at Yoga 108 (Seminyak)

Brunch at Shelter

Spend day at Potato Head Beach Club

Watch sunset on the beach

Dinner in Seminyak (Barbacoa)


Day 5- Friday

Walk to Coffee Cartel for breakfast

Spa day at Amala Spa (Seminyak)

Drive to Ubud and see Yoga Barn

Catch an event at Paradiso

Dinner at Earth Cafe in Ubud


Day 6- Saturday

Breakfast at Hotel

Snorkeling day tip and lunch

Tanah Lot Temple for sunset

Dinner at Ji


Day 7- Sunday

Attend Service at Hillsong Bali

Drive to Sukawati Art Market

Lunch at By Cafe

Visit Rice Terraces (Ubud)

Visit Puseh Batuan Temple

Dinner at Happy Chappy


Day 8- Monday

Yoga Class at Yoga 108 (Seminyak)

Breakfast at hotel

Tegenungan Waterfall

Spend time at beach/hotel pool

Dinner at Sisterfields

Nightcap at Potato Head

Night walk on beach


Day 9- Tuesday

Run on the beach

Local massage

Brunch at Sea Circus

Shop at Body Works

Check out of hotel

Flight home


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I hope Bali is as amazing for you as it was for me. I’m sure it will be! If you liked The Bali Guide let me know in the comments and don’t forget to check out my Bali Dos and Don’ts and other city guides here!

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