Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Where to stay:

Atta Mesari Villas: Check out my review on TripAdvisor

Where to eat:

The Spell Creperie: Read my Tripadvisor review here.

Must-do: The Campuhan Ridge Walk – the best way to see Bali

Don´t do: Tegallalang rice terraces (or similar tourist traps. You can see the plenty of rice terraces on your own.) I found the monkey forest in the middle of Ubud rather unpleasant as well – a bona fide intention to have humans and monkeys co-exist but tourism spoils this relationship (my opinion.)

General: Ubud is scenic and worth a visit. I preferred other areas of Bali, such as those by the seaside. However, it is a great base from which to see the unspoiled north (Munduk and other areas as well as Amed – a great place to Snorkel!

Batu Bolong Beach, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Where to eat in Canggu ( click on each link for my Tripadvisor Reviews of each:)

La Plancha (Seminyak) (5 / 5 stars)

The Avocado Factory (4 / 5 stars)

La Calita Bar y Cocina (4 / 5 stars)

Seaweed Resto (4 / 5 stars)

We stayed at Eastin Ashta Canggu – apart from the buffet, everything else was poor at this hotel so I wouldn´t recommend it. Here´s my full review on Tripadvisor.