Exploring Umalas - Guide to Umalas, Bali

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A five-minute scoot from Seminyak, the quiet neighbourhood of Umalas is dotted with rice fields and cute cafes.

Expats love the locale for its proximity to the nightlife hubs of Seminyak and Canggu.

And if you value serenity but still want to be central, you should try this up-and-coming area, too!

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Where to Stay in Umalas , Bali

Umalas’ leafy side streets are full of luxurious designer villas.

Whether you’re looking for a large contemporary villa for the whole family or something quaint and romantic, you’ll find it here. And most places have their own swimming pool!

There’s also a good sprinkling of mid-range resorts and hotels. And everything is better priced than in the more established resorts of the south coast.

Luxury Hotels in Umalas

Mid-Range Hotels in Umalas

Budget Stays in Umalas

Know Where to Go for Food and Drinks in Umalas

While Seminyak is home to Bali’s dining institutions, Umalas is all about the smaller, independent eateries — with prices to match.

From traditional Georgian eats to home-cooked Vietnamese fare overlooking the rice fields, little gems lie around every corner. In fact, Thai, French, Italian, and Balinese restaurants are all represented here. Catering to the young expat community, there are some great westerner-friendly warung (simple Indonesian eateries) and vegetarian-friendly places, too.

And with the great selection of speciality coffee shops, you won’t lack a decent flat white, either!

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Things to Do in Umalas

Umalas has a more residential feel, and therefore isn’t known for tourist attractions and famous sites.

However, it’s a great place to relax. Chill poolside, stretch out your limbs at one of the local yoga studios, or top up on ‘me’ time at a neighbourhood spa. Just enjoying the seclusion and drinking in the rice-paddy views is a pleasure here!

And if you get bored, the boutiques, beach clubs, and surf of Seminyak and Canggu are close by.

Tours and Activities in and Around Umalas

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