Guide to Bali, Indonesia

It’s hard to know where to start when listing sights and sounds in Bali, as the whole island is a treasure chest of activities, must-sees, and tropical goodness. Nonetheless, we’ve tried to boil it down to the essentials of where to go and what to do during a stay in Bali.

Home to Lapoint Bali since 2012, Canggu is an extraordinary place, exuding a vibrant travel vibe. It’s heaven for anyone who’s into affordable, delicious food, drinks and smoothies.

Also, there are loads of fashion, jewelry and lifestyle stores providing great shopping options both in Batu Bolong and Echo Beach districts. The waves are plentiful, with excellent breaks catering to all levels from beginner to advanced.

Whether you’re keen on parties and beer pong tournaments at Old Man’s, Instagram-worthy smoothie bowls at Shady Shack or a sunset coconut at Echo Beach, Canggu has it all!
Home to some of the best shopping on the island and endless bars- and restaurant options, Seminyak is buzzing with life. Drifter surf shop, Seminyak Village shopping mall, The People vs., Channel Island Flagship store and the Nyaman Gallery is only a few of many exceptional locations in the shopping precinct. We love stopping at Potato Head for a well-deserved shopping break and some drinks by the pool. For the ultimate coffee, check out Revolver, which in our opinion serves the best coffee in Bali.

Uluwatu and the surrounding areas of Bingin and Padang Padang on the Bukit Peninsula are home to many of the best waves on the planet. If you’re brave and skilled enough, take the opportunity to paddle out to any of the breaks here, surrounded by tall cliffs and crystal clear water. There are also heaps of tasty food and drink choices such as the famous Single Fin in Uluwatu, The Cashew Tree in Bingin, the Bukit Cafe and Budha Soul in Padang all of which are regional stand-outs.

The venue for many of Lapoint’s Level 2 and Level 3 classes, Sanur, near Turtle Island (Serangan) is home to the most beautiful lagoon and friendliest reefs on the island. Offering a relaxed vibe with a range of great hangout spots, Sanur is perfect for both daytime tanning by the lagoon and sunset chill-out sessions.

Check out the Tree bar in Artotel Beach Club for the ultimate daybed experience and Fire station for a solid steak and their infamous Long Island ice tea. For lunch, both the veggie burger and smoothie bowl at Soul in a Bowl are hot tips for guaranteed success. Genius cafe on the south end of the beach is also worth a visit for yummy food and speedy wifi.

“What to do in Ubud” is one of the most common questions we get from guests looking for a soulful experience.

We love Ubud its unique temples, lush, spectacular nature and world-class yoga alternatives. Whether you want to meet the monkeys in the monkey forest, see the amazing rice terraces, visit Goa Gajah or do a session of vinyasa at the Yoga Barn, Ubud got you all covered. We can talk about Ubud for hours, please see our Guide to Ubud here or ask our staff for further info.  

Photo by Matthew Oldfield