We startet our Trip in KUTA, which is very close to the airport in Denpasar.
Kuta is a very lively space with many Backpackers and young people arround.
During the day, Kuta is perfect for surfing and we had a great time in the waves - and sometimes also on the waves! :D
Its a good place for beginners -like me and my boyfriend were- cause there is no dangerous coral reef in the ocean and you can find many surfschools directly at the beach.
A bit more to the north we visited SEMINYAK & CHANGU.
„Serenety Eco guesthouse“, which is placed in Changu, is a lovely place for sleeping & taking yoga classes.
They offer a variety of yoga classes, yoga retreats & yoga workshops.
I have been there already twice and love coming back.
If you are traveling more to the south of Bali, ULUWATU is a great spot you should go. We visited the Uluwatu Temple, also named as Pura Luhur Uluwatu, build on a 70 meter high cliff projecting into the indian ocean.
There are many beautiful beaches around here, like „Dreamland beach“ (which is a bit more in the north of Uluwatu) and the small „Padang Padang beach“.
Both are definitely worth a visit. A highlight in Uluwatu is the „Single Fin" bar.
It has a great view over the ocean, having a cool drink while watching some surfers. Definitely one of our unforgettable moments: enjoying the beautiful sunset, meeting people from all over the world, listening to good music and eating tasty food
And as it couldn’t get any better, right next to the bar you can find „Nalubowls“.
A mix of smoothie, fruitsalad and cereals with different types of toppings.
They don't just taste delicious, they also look awesome served in fancy coconut bowls. We were addicted to Nalubowls and happy that you can also find them in Seminyak and Ubud.
More to the food topic: „Nasi Goreng“ & „Bakso“ are the traditional meals in bali, which we had often as you can get it almost everywhere. But if you are looking for good pizza: „Tratorria“ restaurant is sooooo yummy.
UBUD is a must for every Bali-trip. You can find many lovely organic/vegan cafés are arround the streets and one of my favourite was „the Atman Café“.
From 9am – 10 pm there is a big market in ubud where you can buy clothes, souvenirs, masques, jewellery and everything typical balinese.
But don’t forget to trade here- the seller will start with the triple price.
Every evening you have the opportunity to watch a traditionell balinese Dance Show. For me, as a dancer, i really enjoyed it and i guess its hard work to learn all the face- and hand gestures.
For all the yoga people the "Yoga Barn" in Ubud is a must. I went there 3 times for a vinyasa class and it was always a great experience for me.
Also my boyfriend was joining a class and he said he had a lot of fun.
They have a small Café inside and serving yummy healthy food & drinks.
Last but not least here are some random tips to make your bali stay as pleasant as possible:
-rent a scooter, if you can drive one.
Its always the easiest and cheapest way to explore the island
-Dont make so many plans where you wanna go... Live in the moment, believe that the right things will come to you at the right time.
-and very important: try nalu bowls!
I hope you enjoyed my Bali highlights and they help you to discover the island on your own ,which you absolutely should.
love and light, Nadja
Nadja lives and teaches yoga and dance in Memmingen, Germany.
She is part of our Soul & Yoga tribe since 2014, when she attended our yoga teacher training in Goa.
She is an inspirational soul and free spirit - her pictures and adventures around the world are definitely worth following - check out her latest happinez article featuring her amazing tattoos.