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Why You Need To Visit Bali In 2017

If you were following me on Instagram around about spring last year, you might have seen that I went on a trip to Bali with my bestie. After a rough start to 2016, we wanted to escape to somewhere beautiful and exotic for two weeks and Bali seemed to tick all the boxes. I may have been a little slow to share the details with you guys, but seeing as it's the beginning of the year and lots of people are thinking of where they want to on holiday I thought I'd share how I spent my two weeks - maybe it'll inspire you to take a trip this year!

I'm going to split these posts up as otherwise they'll get a little picture heavy! Check back in the next coming days for posts on Ubud and the Gili Islands - but first, here's a little on Seminyak. 

Seminyak - 4 days

We started our trip in Seminyak, which is about a half an hour taxi drive away from the airport so it's totally feasible to go there straight after landing. Seminyak is just up from Kuta (which doesn't have the best of reputations - think Magaluf) and although it doesn't feel like the most authentic Balinese place, it was a great place to start our trip. We stayed at The Dipan Resort which was a short walk to the beach and just down the road from the W Hotel and the Potato Head Beach Club.

If you're looking for somewhere 'easy' to start your trip in Bali, this is the place. It feels pretty Austrailian and the prices for food and drink seem to match, this was the most expensive place on our trip (though, still cheaper than London prices). It's also pretty quiet, at least at the end of Seminyak we were staying in - so of you're more of a dinner and drinks kinda person then this would probably suit you.
Talking about dinner and drinks, here are a few of the places we went to that I recommend you check out -

W Hotel - for swanky (and not cheap) cocktails on the beach
Potato Head Beach Club - for all day lazing, eating and drinking. We were lucky enough to have a day bed saved for us, but normally it's a turn-up and put your name down kind of affair so I suggest getting there before lunch if you're looking to lounge.
Bambu - the priciest meal we had the whole trip, but it was amazing! Gorgeous setting and delicious food.
Sisterfields Cafe - quite Aussie style breakfast place, gets busy but perfect for breakfast with a sore head from the night before
Cafe Organic - if you want those Instagram-able acai bowls, this is the place!
La Favela - the liveliest places we went to in Seminyak (I think it was off season, so the whole place seemed a little quieter), a fun bar with lots of dancing (and a lot of Aussies and Brits!)
Seminyak was a great first stop off for our trip, it's easy to see why so many Australian's pop over here for some winter sun. Like I said, it's not the most authentic place in Bali by a long shot (I reckon for some people it might be a tad too touristy) but if you're looking for nice bars, big beaches and yummy food it's a great place to visit as part of your trip. I'll be posting about what we got up to in Ubud and the Gili Islands in the next couple of days so watch this space.
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