Try new dining, drinking and wellness experiences in Bali
Bali awaits, so here’s the epicurean’s guide to the new wellness, drink and dining experiences you need to try on your next trip to the island.
The collective desire to travel with loved ones is slowly being realized as people take advantage of the reopening of the world. “Meet me in Bali” is no longer just a slogan – it’s a possibility. With an ever-growing list of international flights, reunion trips with extended families after years apart will be a great occasion.
With this guide, explore memorable ways to reconnect with loved ones and make up for lost time together on the Island of the Gods. Chosen for their new and exciting offerings, these destinations excel in what they brought to the table, served on their bar and curated for your well-being. From Ubud to Canggu, find meals, drinks and activities that bring life back and families together.
BRUNCHES & DINNERS
Andaz Bali, the brand new resort town of Sanur is not only known for its charming and laid-back vibe, but also for its fine dining offerings. Located near the beach, Fisherman’s Club is quickly attracting fans for its seafood-inspired menu and vibrant fusion dishes. It recently launched a Sunday brunch, with free access to the pool for the public. Served a la carte on the table, share dishes such as Lombok oyster, prawns with chorizo and parsley, spicy mud crab, fish curry and sweet treats (from Rp 490,000/person, every Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., +62 815 1403 8587).
For a modern Indonesian dining experience, look no further than John Hardy Shop and Gallery in Seminyak. The Long Table offers a modern, by-appointment take on traditional regional cuisine. The menu is constantly evolving and changes every two months, highlighting lesser-known dishes from different regions of Indonesia. Currently, customers can enjoy Bebek Tangkap, Balinese Lawar Biu Batu and Nasi Timbungan, fragrant rice cooked in bamboo. The dishes are served on a long wooden table and to be shared. Then take the time to visit the jewelry store (Rp 350,000/person with a minimum reservation for two people, open every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., +62 811 3800 3300)
Batubelig Beach, the laid-back stretch between Petitenget and Canggu, has become more exciting with the opening of Mari Beach Club. Paying homage to Balinese heritage and craftsmanship, it celebrates the island’s bohemianism through tasty bites, creative libations, groovy tunes and sunsets. Using bamboo and local materials, the organic vernacular architecture enhances the beauty of its beachfront location. The open-air spaces and the turquoise-colored pool invite to play, have fun and soak up the sun. Try their creative twists on classics: Lemo Diablo, Espresso D’mari, and Paradise Spritz, plus casual bites like Grilled Octopus and Smoked Yogurt Grilled Polpette (Open daily from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., +62 361 2173 45000).
True to its name, which means sky in Sanskrit, Ambar Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve offers a unique hanging bar experience in Ubud. Perched high on a cliff, the location allows guests to enjoy a fiery sunset. Take a seat on one of the plush armchairs on the terrace or sit down at the bar to see Ambar’s mixologist in action. Arrive early for tea and stay for sunset. Local ingredients and premium spirits are showcased at Ambar to create a range of Balinese-inspired craft cocktails such as Mangosteen Crushie and Ambar Spritz (Open every day from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., +62 813 3910 1992)
The iconic establishment of Canggu The lawn has just reopened after a total renovation. Founded by pro surfer Tai Buddha, The Lawn aims to bridge Bali with the international scene, in terms of surfing, art, music and community. Relax among the coconut palms and thatched roofs that surround the expansive pool. Relax all day on the day beds or head to the bar and lounge to soak up. Order refreshing beverages such as Pear Negroni and Aperol Slush which are best enjoyed with the Grazing Board featuring homemade charcuterie, cheese and pickles. Keep an eye out for renowned music groups and artists from Indonesia in The Lawn Sundays music series. Head to Times Beach Warung next door for an elevated beach libation right on the beach (open every day, from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., +62 811 3800 4951).
Four Seasons Resort Bali at SayanThe wellness approach is a wholesome experience. Its riverside villas, serene location in the Ayung River Valley, energy healing treatments at the Holy River Spa, invigorating physical activities and sattvic soul food at Ayung Terrace are all available to enhance one’s well-being. -be. After difficult years, it becomes important to let go of the negative aspects to create a solid base for emotions and actions. The 120-minute Muladhara (Root Chakra) treatment focuses on the lower back and aims to bring inner peace. The recently launched Sattvic menu is rooted in Ayurveda and features Indonesian flavors in dishes such as Cakalang Sambal Bongkot, Asinan Ubud and Ketoprak, applying the ethics of food as medicine.
AWAY Spa at W Bali – Seminyak just reopened 24/7. If you’re jet lagged or need a relaxing massage before bed, book the Away Night Ritual for a great night’s sleep. The 90-minute treatment includes a medium-pressure massage to relieve muscle tension, improve blood circulation and promote total body relaxation, as well as a facial massage. Arrive early to take advantage of the spa facilities: hammam, vitality pool with cold jets and decompression lounge. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance.