Worth getting out of bed for
If you tire of lounging by the pool or exhaust your supply of 250 films, Ametis can hook you up with a host of activities, including surfing sessions, sailing, scuba diving, white-water rafting, horseriding and elephant safaris. That ought to keep you occupied for a while...
Food lovers, jump on board the market tour and cooking class. Seek out fresh produce with the hotel's chef, then whip up an Indonesian meal back at your villa. Don't fancy manning the pans yourself? Have staff arrange a romantic picnic lunch for two on Canggu Beach.
For flavour-packed breakfasts and zesty Asian salads, head to OM Beach Lounge Restaurant on Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong (+62 (0)361 960 4121), where banana pancakes and Thai beef salads are served in a bright and breezy cabana by the sea.
In nearby Seminyak, Métis Restaurant (Jalan Kayu Aya; +62 (0)361 736 969) is an elegant indoor-outdoor eatery with French-Mediterranean flair.
Seminyak party spot Ku Dé Ta (Jalan Kayu Aya 9, Seminyak; +62 (361) 736 969) continues to draw the cool kids to its beachfront locale for cocktails, dance tunes and seriously good grub, such as seared baby lobster and wagyu short ribs in bordelaise sauce.
Close by, Potato Head Beach Club (Jalan Petitenget; +62 (361) 473 7979) is a breezy restaurant/bar, with palm-dotted lawns and an infinity pool leading down to the ocean. The standout feature is a curvaceous ampitheatre crafted from hundreds of 18th-century teak shutters.
Holidaying Aussies will now find a familiar face on the Canggu café scene. From the team behind Sydney's Deus ex Machina comes Deus Bali (Jalan Batu Balong; +62 (361) 368 3385), delivering knockout coffee and delicious Thai snacks. Action junkies can also score a new surfboard or custom-made motorbike at this hip hangout, dubbed the Temple of Enthusiasm.
February Across the island, locals celebrate Saraswati Day, devoted to the goddess of knowledge. Blessing ceremonies are held to protect books and even computers. June–July The month-long Bali Arts Festival (www.baliartsfestival.com) in capital Denpasar showcases modern and traditional dance, handicrafts and music in the cultural event of the year. June–October Held during the third quarter of the year, the Kuta Karnival (www.kutakarnival.com) is a popular 10-day beachfront gathering for events such as turtle releases, a kite festival, sunset dances and street art. September–October The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (www.ubudwritersfestival.com) is one of the largest events of its kind in South-east Asia .
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The hospitality and accommodation are amazing. Bali is a country of wonderfully welcoming people and Gustut was a charming and attentive butler. I didn't stay here long enough, but...more