3 Of The Best Italian Cafes in Bali

Balinese cuisine is fantastic, but sometimes I just need something more familiar while I’m traveling. So, as I toured, every couple of days I said “sampai jumpa” (see you later) and then “ciao” and set out to find some of the best Italian food in Bali. I certainly wasn’t sorry that I had.

La Looch è delizioso

La LucciolaI didn’t even have to leave the beach to be transported by the Italian flavors of La Lucciola (“La Looch” to locals). The restaurant is located on Petitenget Beach in Seminyak. I had read that this was a highly-rated restaurant with excellent fine dining, serving both vegetarian and meaty options.

The view was so fantastic that I had to go back another night for the sunset. There’s only one word for it…spectacular. This time, however, I entered in the most charming way possible. La Looch is next door to the famed Petitenget Temple. The temple has a large parking lot and shares it with the restaurant. After touring the quaint sea temple and the shrines in the courtyard, I followed the wooden bridge over the creek to claim my table on the second floor. Serene and beautiful!

Hideaway in clear view

Zibiru Cucina ItalianaFurther inland, tucked away with art galleries and guest houses, I discovered Zibiru Cucina Italiana while walking around one Friday evening. I was lured in by the drifting sounds of live jazz. I grabbed an amazing panini from Bottega, Ziburu’s marketplace, and made my reservations for the next night.

Zibiru’s quaint whitewashed storefront and lush courtyard make it a perfect little hideaway where everything smelt divine, from the fresh focaccia to the wealthy and rustic lamb ragu. The flavors believe in the Italian heritage of the chefs, and the care that they take with local ingredients. Choosing a dessert was almost impossible, but the Sorbetto al Limone was perfect on a warm evening.

Central-Balinese jewel

Uma Cucina restaurantIn central Bali, I found Uma Cucina, located in the COMO hotel. The rustic décor, the emphasis on using local and organic ingredients, and the use of brick-fired ovens and charcoal grills make Uma Cucina something special. The other thing people rave about is the service. The staff at Uma Cucina go out of their way to meet the needs of their diners. I was called by name and treated as though I belonged there. It was almost like being back in my grandmother’s kitchen.

I spent the day enjoying Ubud’s tourist attractions, the Neka Art Museum, a river rafting tour, and some relaxing spa treatments before settling in for dinner. The informal and friendly atmosphere fit right into my mellow mood, and it also provided wifi, allowing me to catch up on some emails, and to upload some photos of the day’s adventures.

I had been told to try their pizza and was delighted with the crispy crust. I also tasted the black ink linguine and the tiger prawns – delicious, especially when followed by a light, refreshing granita. I wish I could return to try their brunch. Maybe next time.

The Top 5 Tourist Attractions in Bali

A lot of people might not know about Bali, but it is one of the best spots on the globe to visit. In my opinion, one’s travel experience in Bali would depend solely on how one chooses to spend their time.

This lush green Island in Indonesia is not only the perfect honeymoon spot but is also a wonderful place for nature lovers.

While technology and its related advances have caused much of nature’s destruction, Bali is still full of natural wonders such as volcanic mountains, forested land, beaches, and coral reefs.

Furthermore, in the Southern part of Bali throughout the city of Kuta, you are likely to find some vibrant bars, restaurants offering great food, and resorts.

So in case you are planning to visit it soon, just sit back and relax while we highlight Bali’s top five tourist attractions for you.

Kuta Beach

Kuta beachThe city of Kuta is quite famous for its vibrant life. In case you happen to visit, do not forget to spend time at the Kuta Beach. Offering a stunning view of the deep ocean ahead, this is the perfect place to relax. The Kuta beach is also famous for its beach parties that go on throughout the year. Hence, it is the wonderful place to have a drink over the night and to meet new people.

Ayana Bar

Ayana BarEver wondered what it would be like to sip a drink on a cliff while enjoying an endless view of the ocean ahead of you? Well, this is what the famous Ayana Bar is made for. The roaring water is crashing into the rocks beneath the cliff add further thrill into the entire experience. Also, this bar is quite famous for its drinks. So do not forget to pop a bottle at the Ayana Bar.

Ubud

Ubad BaliConsidered to be the heart of Bali, this place is filled with some natural fields, museums, scenic views, and parks. I would say that this is where a huge part of Bali’s culture and nature is packed into. Apart from offering spas and many peaceful meditation spots, Ubud also provides a range of adventurous activities to its visitors such as rafting and bike riding. Hence, it is a place that you certainly cannot afford to miss out.

Lovina

Lovina BeachIn case you love dolphins, Lovina is the place for you. Lovina is very popular for its dolphin sighting boat trips. Tourists typically leave out at dawn with a guide, to see dolphins jumping in the distant waters. Moreover, Lovina is also full of many cafeterias where one can just chill and listen to live music.

Mount Batur

A trip is certainly not complete without having some adventure, is it? Mount Batur is the place to be. It is located in the Eastern part of Bali at Kintamani. A sunrise hike on this 1700 meters high active volcano is quite a thrilling experience indeed. An endless view of land from the peak of the mountain fuels up most of the tourists to climb it. Well, the hike is quite easy though, and incredibly worth it.
I would certainly not want to miss out on any of these great tourist attractions in Bali, and I’m sure you wouldn’t either!

A Holiday in the sun – What to do and see in Bali

Bali

Bali, an island and province of Indonesia is a well-known travel destination among tourists for its diversity in culture, arts, and religion. The beautiful beaches surround the island and are part of the Coral Triangle where you can see a large variety of marine species. Not only that, Bali is also known to be the home of many religious sites such as temples and is best known for its yoga and meditation retreats.

A day in Bali would never be boring. With the many things the place has to offer, it is best to know and plan ahead your destination and activities to be able to explore and have fun under the sun in Bali.

  • Enjoy the beach. Learn to surf on the shores of Kuta Beach where you get washed on sand instead of corals, making it a perfect place to for beginners. Bali also offers many surfing schools to choose from. Take a break from surfing and, get the chance to snorkel at the Coral Triangle and feast your eyes marveling the sight of the wild marine life and dive on the beautiful coral reefs.
  • Trek and enjoy the panoramic view of the landscapes. Bali volcano is one of the main attractions on Bali’s central highlands. Trekking and hiking are one of the best pastimes on Mount Batur where hot springs are also known for their cure and health benefits.
  • Explore the wildlife safari and marine parks. The home of more than 60 species roaming freely on their enclosure to replicate their natural habitat, Bali Safari and Marine Park can be toured riding a safari bus to get a close encounter with the animals and observe their ways of living. Animal talent shows are also held for everyone’s enjoyment. You may also experience riding an elephant on the Bali Elephant Safari Park in Ubud. Their Sumatran elephants are well-trained to carry you on their backs during the jungle escapade.
  • Visit religious temples. If looking for a silent retreat, Bali is the best destination for you. Home of Bali’s “Mother bali-mother-temple Temple”, Besakih Temple on the slopes of Mount Aguing that is comprised of at least 86 temples including the main Pura Penataran Aguing (Great Temple of State). Another iconic temple you shouldn’t miss is the Tanah Lot Temple that is just 20kms northwest of Kuta. The Tanah Lot Temple is set offshore where you can hear the crashing waves that are very relaxing. Uluwatu Temple is another one of the most important sea temples that also hold Kecak fire dances during sunsets.
  • Go shopping. Before ending your holiday in Bali, shopping for souvenir items such as silk scarves, handmade woven bags, shirts and other hand-crafted goods in The Ubud Art Market. Bargaining skills would come in handy when to get the best price for your items.
  • Experience the very lax copyright laws and download using the best vpn for torrents.

Whether looking for some fun and adventure or needing a peaceful place to meditate, Bali got it all for you. Have fun under the sun in Bali!

 

 

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