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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cocktail Bar
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“Great Hang Out Beach Club and Restaurants. Lovely food , great Drinks , Awesome Pool Bar !!”
  • 305 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A popular place on the beach for all hours of the day. Breakfast beside the pool and beach, or cocktails to watch the sunset. ”
  • 234 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“CUISINES Bar, European, Asian MEALS Drinks FEATURES Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service. HOURS 7-Days 5:00 PM - Late MADE HARI COMMENT - Stunning venue - Late night, nightclub. - Be careful about coming home with Taxi, I would advise against it, they are vultures late at night. - 15-20 minute walk home if needed. - Not a family venue.”
  • 189 locals recommend
Hindu Temple
“The view is breathtaking. At low tide, you can walk out to the temple but the view of the temple at high tide is still worth seeing. Sunset is the peak time to go and this is very crowded. You have to get through an avenue of tourist shops offering all the usual Bali products to get to the temple. There is even a couple of snakes on offer for a photo opportunity.”
  • 241 locals recommend
Hindu Temple
“Pura Luhur Uluwatu or Uluwatu Temple located in Pecatu Village, Kuta Sub-district, Badung District, Bali. The temple is 27 kilometers from I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Air Port. Uluwatu Temple, also called Luwur Temple, is one of the six Sad Kahyangan Temples , the main spiritual pillars in Bali Island. The Piodalan or ceremony commemorating the temple’s anniversary is held on Anggara Kasih day, in wuku Medangsia in Caka calendar. Usually the ceremony lasts for three days thronged by of thousands of Hindus. Pura Luhur Uluwatu is definitely one of the top places on the island to go to for sunset delights, with direct views overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. Without a doubt, what makes Uluwatu Temple spectacular is its cliff-top setting at the edge of a plateau 250 feet above the waves of the Indian Ocean. A small forest lies at the front and hundreds of monkeys dwell here. They are trusted by the community as a guardian of the holiness of temple. The best time to visit is just before sunset. A Kecak dance is performed everyday at the adjacent cliff-top stage at 18:00 to 19:00. What makes it the most favorite venue to watch a Kecak dance is the sunset background of the performance. In order to make the visitors feel comfortable, there are some public facilities of Uluwatu Temple like, parking area, tour guide, local security, restaurant, hotel, souvenir shop, food stall, drink stall, villa,public toilet and just 53 minutes by motor bike from Canggu Dream Village Hotel.”
  • 260 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“The Old Man's bar gives the impression of relocation because the seats and tables are comfortably provided with wide umbrellas to relax you. You can enjoy the warmth during the day, when going to evening you can see the sunset and the orange sky. ”
  • 245 locals recommend
Forest
“The Sacred Monkey Forest is the best known natural sanctuary in Bali. It is located in the village of Padangtegal, off the Monkey Forest Road which is about 10 minutes drive away from the villa. It is home to three temples and around 600 long-tail Macaques monkeys. Inside the forest they sell bunches of bananas to feed the inhabitants. If you hold a banana above your head, the monkey will climb up your body and sit on your shoulder to eat it! The monkeys are everywhere! They are surprisingly friendly and can be very cheeky so its very important to keep your belongings secured and out of sight as they are notorious for quickly stealing sunglasses, bags, food from tourists if care is not taken. Location: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia Open: Daily from 8.30am to 5.30pm Phone: +62 (0)361 971 304”
  • 188 locals recommend
Motorcycle Shop
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“Popular place with a bike/surf shop, gallery, restaurant , beer garden and skateboarding half pipe. Family friendly ”
  • 212 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Metis Bali is a French Mediterranean, fine-dining restaurant along the Jalan Petitenget road in Kerobokan (north of the Seminyak area). Metis offers diners a ‘sensory dining’ experience combining a restaurant, bar and lounge, as well as a gallery and boutique under one roof. It is very close to our Villa Bumi. ”
  • 170 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“It's takes 5 minutes drive from Villa Casadona to Finn's Beach Club. This place is a great place for visit for sunset or cocktails. The pool area is the great one. It's will be a good memory in here and please bring your swimsuit or bikini and camera. The Foods is amazing!!!”
  • 173 locals recommend
Beach
“The Beach House Restaurant at Echo Beach is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. The beautiful surf-side location and the freshest food on the island makes it a great place for breakfast, lunch, sunset, dinner and party nights. Every evening as the sun sets over the ocean, The Beach House's legendary barbecue is set up with a glistening array of the freshest seafood, including prawns and lobsters, imported steaks, mouthwatering ribs and fresh, organic salads. Enjoy your meal in the restaurant or an outdoor table spilling onto a beach seaside.”
  • 188 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“this leisure complex located in hip Canggu is where adults like you turn into real kids with access to an array of exhaustive facilities including a waterpark, Bali’s first and largest trampoline centre, bowling alley, fitness centre, eateries, bars and even a spa ”
  • 179 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“It’s one of Shopping center in Central Seminyak, it’s 5 minutes walk from the Kamar. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This cultural park has amazing Balinese statues, and one of the biggest in the world”
  • 116 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This famous stretch of beach is home to several popular beach clubs and restaurants, La Plancha, KU DE TA, and La Lucciola, to name a few. The waves are also relatively mild, perfect for swimming or learning to surf.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Beachwalk Shopping Center offers you an exclusive Bali island lifestyle experience with its unique open concept and award winning architectural design creating a relaxing atmosphere. With perfect views of calming waters and lush greenery complete with the feel of ocean breeze, it is no surprise that Beachwalk Shopping Center is marked as the oasis in the heart of Kuta. This iconic landmark is managed by Cornerstone, who specializes in creating memorable experiences. Besides displaying a vast variety of international brands, Beachwalk also demonstrates many wonderful cultural experiences for tourists and locals alike to enjoy. Beachwalk provides many special areas and stores designed for kids and families to feel at home. With its diverse collection of both international and domestic shops, shows, complete facilities, and tenants, this resort-like shopping center caters to your every need with the promise that “Bali Starts Here”.”
  • 86 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cocktail Bar
“Great Hang Out Beach Club and Restaurants. Lovely food , great Drinks , Awesome Pool Bar !!”
  • 305 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A popular place on the beach for all hours of the day. Breakfast beside the pool and beach, or cocktails to watch the sunset. ”
  • 234 locals recommend
Restaurant
“CUISINES Bar, European, Asian MEALS Drinks FEATURES Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service. HOURS 7-Days 5:00 PM - Late MADE HARI COMMENT - Stunning venue - Late night, nightclub. - Be careful about coming home with Taxi, I would advise against it, they are vultures late at night. - 15-20 minute walk home if needed. - Not a family venue.”
  • 189 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“The Old Man's bar gives the impression of relocation because the seats and tables are comfortably provided with wide umbrellas to relax you. You can enjoy the warmth during the day, when going to evening you can see the sunset and the orange sky. ”
  • 245 locals recommend
Motorcycle Shop
“Popular place with a bike/surf shop, gallery, restaurant , beer garden and skateboarding half pipe. Family friendly ”
  • 212 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Metis Bali is a French Mediterranean, fine-dining restaurant along the Jalan Petitenget road in Kerobokan (north of the Seminyak area). Metis offers diners a ‘sensory dining’ experience combining a restaurant, bar and lounge, as well as a gallery and boutique under one roof. It is very close to our Villa Bumi. ”
  • 170 locals recommend
Beach Bar
“It's takes 5 minutes drive from Villa Casadona to Finn's Beach Club. This place is a great place for visit for sunset or cocktails. The pool area is the great one. It's will be a good memory in here and please bring your swimsuit or bikini and camera. The Foods is amazing!!!”
  • 173 locals recommend
Beach
“The Beach House Restaurant at Echo Beach is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. The beautiful surf-side location and the freshest food on the island makes it a great place for breakfast, lunch, sunset, dinner and party nights. Every evening as the sun sets over the ocean, The Beach House's legendary barbecue is set up with a glistening array of the freshest seafood, including prawns and lobsters, imported steaks, mouthwatering ribs and fresh, organic salads. Enjoy your meal in the restaurant or an outdoor table spilling onto a beach seaside.”
  • 188 locals recommend

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