Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bali Addresses

  • Teka-Teki House
    Jl Drupadi 1, Gg Puri Kubu #23, Seminyak
    Phone +62 81353 204 204 , +62 3619 285 828 | www.tekatekibali.com

    From their website to their warm Goodby farewell, everything is great and unique at Teka-Teki House. The B&B experience is much closer to going to a friend's house than going to any accommodation complex that flourish along the coast. Everything is there to make you feel at ease. Ideally placed in Seminyak, the house is quiet, clean, friendly, spacious and comfortable. It's one of these secret places to give only to your best friends and tell them to not tell anyone (which of course they immediately spray around). No wonder why Teka-Teki House is rated #1 B&B on TA. The place to sleep at Seminyak for a quiet and friendly vacation, especially if you like banana pancake.

  • Desamuda Village
    Jl. Raya Basangkasa No 30A
    Seminyak Kuta , Bali- Indonesia
    Ph +62 361 733 088 | www.desamuda.net
    US$ rates, US$ service for US$ rooms. Could be an alternative stay in Seminyak if you have of course ......... US$.

  • Hotel Tugu
    Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu Beach, Bali-Indonesia
    Tel. +62 361 731 701, or +62 8786 1838 680 | www.tuguhotels.com
    No need to present it anymore. The missing link between serenity and earth. A detached and distant place from the rest of the island. Must stay ... if you can.

  • Made's Warung
    Jalan Raya Seminyak - Bali - 80361
    phone +62 361 753039 | www.madeswarung.com

    Times is long gone when Made's Warung was a road side eatering. The dirt road has grown to become the shopping highway, so be the place. Established in 1969, it is now a social eating and meeting venue for locals, expats and tourist alike. The food is clean, copious and safely prepare for an introductory course to the rich and complex Indonesian food. The few stores around the court yard propose expensive but sophisticated and high quality items for the visitors. Tango demonstrations at night for those who like watching while eating.

  • Cafe Moka
    Jalan Seminyak
    Seminyak, Indonesia
    phone +62 (0)36 173 1424 |
    The now everywhere Cafe Moka is an official institution in the touristy spot of the island, but will still offer the western breakfast and pastries you want to have for a quick start surfing day.

  • Aroma
    Kedonganan Beach, Jimbaran Bay Kuta - Bali
    Phone : (0361)708481 | www.aromabumbubali.com
    It's quite difficult to choose from the Jimbaran restaurant strip the one to sit from and watch the sunset while having seafood, but Aroma is right at the entrance of the main road and as a formula that works well. Choose the sea food by kilos and the way you want to be it cooked. Few minutes later it will come with some seafood spinach and rice to your table. The local Mariachi, beers, and grilled corn will entertain you if ever been bored. Expensive but safe and efficient.

  • Ku-De-Ta
    Jalan Hotel The Oberoi
    Kuta, Indonesia
    Phone (0)36 173 6969 | www.kudeta.net
    Beautiful people watching other beautiful people. This Easton Ellision place is the epicenter of the watching been watched game, where the white dressed expats and party goers meet the local tribes. Service is as great as the view, but food less important. Bring your sunglasses if you want to be seen.

  • Mozaic
    Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Gianyar - Bali 80571, Indonesia .
    Phone & Fax. (+62 361) 975 768 | www.mozaic-bali.com
    You only have 4 menu choices: the classic, the vegetarian, the chef's recommendation, and the chef's surprise. No matter which one you choose from the 8 menu course will be a delicacies adventure for your taste bud, mixing common ground yet subtil flavors with intricate local ingredients. You should bring an empty stomach along with your check-book (and credit-card ... and you extra cash) when you stop at Mozaic for a great food experience. One advice thus, book in advance!

There is countless shops in Bali to satisfied any professional shoppers, even the more advance one. You can shop until you drop on your knees if you want, and the truth of today will not be the one of tomorrow. Now if you engage in a shopping expedition be prepare for a rough battle with blood, sweet and tears (of joy).

Among some of the interesting shops seen in Seminyak
  • Lucy's Batik
    Jl. Raya Basangkasa No.88, Seminyak - Kuta - Bali
    Tel. +62(361) 7951275 or 736098 | www.lucysbatik.com
    Vast variety of batik choice with interesting design and pattern.
  • Just Jen's @ Made's Warung
    Jalan Raya Seminyak - Bali - 80361
    phone +62 361 753039 | www.madeswarung.com
    The Jewelry collection is one of the best designed seen in the island.
  • The Bali Antique Shop
    Address | www.bali-antique-shop.com
    With a couple of spot in the shopping distict, The Bali Antique Shop proposes fine and interesting items at no so interesting price anymore. For rich wallet or enriching experience.
You can skip the 3 villages (Wood Carving, Painting, Gold & Silver) where prices are inflated and design locally touristic. Bargaining as well as smiles are mandatory (should be able to divide the price by 3).

If you have one gallery to go to in Bali, you should stop at
  • Neka Gallery in Ubud (Jalan Raya Campuhan , from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. Phone +62 361 975034 | www.nekagallery.com). The gallery was built in 1966 by Mr. Suteja Neka, an art connoisseur and his wife, Mrs. Srimin Suteja in the then small village called Ubud. Still at the same place, the gallery has outgrown the original rooms, but still proposes fantastic paintings from all art works by Balinese artists, Indonesian artists, Asian artists as well as European born artists such as Arie Smit. Their paintings was inspired by natural beauty, people and culture of Bali.

A good driver make all the difference between seeing Bali and driving through Bali.
  • Arya was able to provide not only a safe driving experience, but also was knowledgeable on where, what, when and how to do thing around the island. His patience was as good as his driving experience: impeccable. Made Arya, HP 081 338 537 036 | +62 81 338 537 036

In whichever order you like: Sunset watching, Temples visiting, (Uluwatu & Tanah Lot), Eating, Shopping, Smiling, Sunbathing, Walking, Drinking, Dancing, Sleeping, Resting ... no wonder why Bali is called the island of gods.

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