Blogs

The Best Of Bali

We love nothing more than to share the best of Bali with you. From our favorite places to eat, drink, shop or relax to unique day excursions and even trips beyond Bali. We blog about it only when we experienced it ourselves. So, go on and enjoy reading all the “bests” Bali has to offer.

  • All
  • Adventurous & Active
  • Airport Info
  • Animal Encounters
  • Bali Buddies Interns
  • Beaches
  • Best Bali Daytrips
  • Beyond Bali
  • Cinemas
  • Covid-19
  • Cultural & Sightseeing
  • Eat & Drink
  • Enjoy A Day At 100k
  • Events
  • Expat Life
  • Getting Around
  • Holidays
  • Kids
  • Kids in Bali
  • Markets
  • Misscelaneous
  • News
  • Pampering
  • Play & Relax
  • Shop & More
  • Spotlight
  • Stay
  • Temples
  • Tips
  • Top List
  • Uncategorized
  • Useful Info
  • Waterfalls
Sunset Party with Balinese Theme at TT Beach Club

Introducing Sandalika Majestic, a Sunset Party with a Balinese Theme at TT Beach Club

TT Beach Club (formerly Cattamaran Beach Club) hasn’t even been open a year, but it has already built up a reputation as one of the Bukit’s best day clubs.

Read More →
Seruni Sunken Pool Swim up Bar at Padma Resort Legian

Bali’s Best Resorts with Swim-up Bars

If relaxing poolside in Bali is high on your vacation’s priority list, a hotel or resort with a swim-up bar is a must. Here are our favourite resorts in Bali with a swim-up bar.

Read More →
Hotel Indigo Seminyak

In the Spotlight: Hotel Indigo Seminyak

Located at the southern part of Bali, Seminyak is home to some of the most beautiful resorts in the region. This comes at no surprise, with the dazzling stretch facing the Indian Ocean being the perfect setting for a beautiful oasis like Hotel Indigo.

Read More →
Best Hotel Deals

Bali’s Best Hotel Deals

Find the best Bali hotel deals, weekly updated by Bali Buddies. From luxury beachfront resorts to private pool villas, we’ve got you covered.

Read More →
Astera Villa Canggu Resort with Pool

Introducing Astera Villa Canggu, One of Bali’s Hottest New Honeymoon Destinations

Hitting that magic 100% occupancy rate is little more than a dream for most hotels. But Ini Vie Hospitality’s newest property, Astera Villa Canggu, has done just that since opening in November last year. 

Read More →
Aloft Bali Kuta with the easy access to Beachwalk Shopping Mall

Aloft Bali Kuta at Beachwalk, One Stop Spot for Stays, Shopping & the Beach!

Located right beside the largest lifestyle complex in Bali, Beachwalk Shopping Mall, 15-minutes drive from the international airport, just a few steps away from the phenomenal sunset and surfing beach, Kuta, Aloft Bali Kuta is all about location!

Read More →

Our Favorite Bali Spa Experiences in 2022

No trip to Bali is complete without indulging in some self pampering. Here’s a list with our favourite spa experiences in Bali.

Read More →
Hope for the coral reef conservation by LivingSeas Asia

Dive One Give One, Conserve The Coral Reefs

Between 2009 and 2018, the world lost about 14% of its coral reefs, due to the rising sea temperature. That is more than the size of all of Australia’s reefs combined. Let’s think about that for a second…

Read More →
Apurva Jalak Family Club

Best Family-Friendly Resorts in Bali

From huge free-form swimming pools to interactive games rooms and traditional crafts activities, Bali’s top family hotels know exactly how to keep the little ones entertained. Here’s our edit of Bali’s best hotels for families in each area of the island.

Read More →

In the Spotlight: Padma Resort Legian

Aside from the fun water activities, the shopping, and the partying, Legian Beach is also home to one of the best places to stay at when you’re in Bali – Padma Resort Legian.

Read More →
Infinity Pool Kaamala Resort Ubud

Reignite the Romance at this Insta-worthy Ubud Resort

Surrounded by pockets of jungle and petite rice fields, Kaamala Resort Ubud consistently comes up as one of Ubud’s most romantic stays. Right in the heart of Ubud yet still quiet enough to hear the cicadas serenading each other in the paddies, it’s certainly an idyllic setting.

Read More →
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Grand Lobby

Swim-out Rooms and Swim-up Bars — Here’s why Sofitel Bali Nails Tropical Luxury

Nothing says luxury quite like rolling out of bed and sliding straight into a lagoon-like swimming pool. And that’s exactly what’s on offer if you stay in one of Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua’s signature swim-out rooms. But that’s just one part of what makes a stay at this luxury French-inspired resort special.

Read More →

Tie The Knot at The Samaya 

Wouldn’t you agree when we say Bali somehow always pops to mind when it comes to a gorgeous wedding setting? The picturesque beaches, magnificent wedding aisle facing towards the ocean and breathtaking sunset backdrop, it is obvious that Bali has much to offer when it comes to celebrating your special day.

Read More »
wseminyak

W Bali – Seminyak turns 11…in Style!

If you’ve ever taken a stroll along Seminyak beach you’ve no doubt seen the profile of the iconic “W” marking the entrance to one of Bali’s hippest & fun resorts, W Bali – Seminyak. As the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun and boy have we had some fun at this resort! This month it is time to celebrate 11 years of W Bali – Seminyak bringing all of the colour & party vibes to one of Bali’s most popular areas. 

Read More »
SOCMED IMAGES 2

All Eyes on The Ritz-Carlton Bali

Voted Number 2 in Top Resort Hotels in Asia in 2020, The Ritz-Carlton Bali is elegance, luxury and relaxation all rolled into one. Set on the gorgeous beachfront of Nusa Dua, The Ritz-Carlton Bali offers 7 different Villa options to choose from for your stay. Each villa at this luxury resort features its own private pool. There are also four different types of Suites with terraces and balconies to choose from too, each has varied views, from garden view, tropical resort view to ocean with lush landscapes views. There is certainly no lack of choice when it comes to choosing your accommodation at The Ritz-Carlton

Read More »
Things to do in Bali - Village Experience | Bali Buddies

Balinese Village Experience

Embark on an immersive experience into the daily lives of the Balinese; meet the locals, make your own offerings and receive a blessing at the Holy Water; one of Bali’s best kept secrets.

Read More »

Travel Insurance

If you can afford to travel, you can afford travel insurance. Get protected on your travels by buying a travel insurance in advance. Read more tips in our blog.

Read More »
Original A

Natural Baby Care Collection by Sensatia Botanicals

For the past 20 years Sensatia has been a trusted brand for natural beauty products. You may have visited one of their stores in Bali or seen their products in many resorts throughout the Island. Sensatia has now release a line of products that is suitable to use on newborn babies and children up to five years old.

Read More »

Bali Quarantine Packages – 10 Places to take your “Warm-Up Vacation” in Bali

For those of you who just can’t wait to get to Bali, we have put together a list of our favourite options for your mandatory stay! Just as Bali has always done things in its own special way, quarantine here is no exception. There is a reason it’s called a “Warm Up Vacation” in Bali, and that is because the resorts want to make it as comfortable and enjoyable as possible for you!

Read More »
BIS Career Day Photo

Stepping Back into the Classroom at Bali Island School

After having to pause this event in 2021 due to the pandemic, the team at Bali Island School were super excited to host this year’s Careers Day. The Careers Day at Bali Island School is one of many initiatives offered at the school to students, as a way of preparing them for their futures past high school.

Read More »