Restaurant Sarong, north of Seminyak, is probably the best restaurant on the island. It’s expensive but worth it. Come early for a cocktail before dinner and don’t forget to book ahead. Another evening try its younger sister Mama San  great food and a lovely bar upstairs.


Jengalla is the place to go for pottery in Jimberan. You are going to wish you had checked in an empty bag.


We love Mades Warung for shopping in Seminyak. It’s just off the main strip and has lots of different shops.


Check out Bingin Beach on the Bukit Peninsula. The steps are worth it for the sunset and a Bintang beer.


El Kabron – at Uluwatu on the Bukit Peninsula – is great fun for a night out.
tel: +62 813 3723 5750
We also love the beach club Sundara at The Four Seasons, Jimbaran.
tel: +62 361 701010


An old favourite but constantly good, La Lucciola at Seminyak beach offers great Italian dinning. Sit upstairs and look out on the world. 
tel: +62 361 730838


Ku De Ta at Seminyak is another all-time fave and the coolest of the cool. Go for sundowners, music, dinner and dancing.
tel: +62 361 736969


For fishing trips with a great guide, contact Wayan Nyoss at Fish Hunter Bali.
tel: +62 813 3848 8066


A must is a day trip to Ubud, where between galleries, shops and temples you should squeeze in a cocktail at the stunningly gorgeous Four Seasons.
tel: +62 361 977577
Or visit the classically beautiful Amandari for a spot of lunch.
tel: +62 361 975333


And for a bit of the Eat Pray Love vibe, try cycling through the villages and rice paddies of Ubud. Email Wayan and mention you came through SJ Villas.

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