Guide To Bali

Hello Loves,

I have been back home for a couple of days now and am already thinking about booking my ticket back to Bali. GET ME OUTTA THIS PLACE! I have never been anywhere so beautiful, so full of culture and spirit. I have told pretty much everyone I know that they must add Bali to their travel list and see it for themselves. I can’t stop thinking about its lush lands, and gracious people. I think the only way to get over my love affair with Bali is to talk about it, so here are my top must do’s/see in BALI! Also bonus tip, get yourself a GoPro available at BestBuy…. they are bloody fabulous to capture videos and photos especially on a trip like this. I recommend the Hero5 for it’s 4k capability and LCD screen.

  1. Go to Munduk Waterfall – There are barely any tourists, meaning you have this gorgeous landmark to yourself.
  2. Eat breakfast at Crumbs & Coaster – Hidden on the back streets of Kuta, this place is a perfect spot for some fresh juice and pancakes.
  3. Explore the shopping streets of Seminyak – Seminyak is the boutique capital, there are hundreds of shops to crave your shopping addiction.
  4. Take pictures at Lake Budugul lookout – Housing the most spectacular view, your images will belong in shiny pages of some travel magazine.
  5. Get brunch at Cafe Organic – Located in Seminyak, this is the hot brunch spot. Enjoy one of their many smoothie bowls or a delicious avocado toast.
  6. Head to Beachwalk Mall – In the sweltering Kuta heat this A/C infused mall is salvation. With hundreds of shops to help you cool down (or heat back up, depending on how much you spend).
  7. Play on Padang Padang Beach – Famous for being featured in Julia Robert’s Hollywood hit ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, this gorgeous beach offers some of the most EPIC waves that are sure to give you a day of fun filled…fun.
  8. Try some traditional eats at Warung Bebek Resto – Located in Ubud this family owned reso is the reason why you came to Bali. Enjoy some delicious traditional eats while gazing across lush rice fields.
  9. Enjoy some tax free shopping at DFS Mall – On your way to Nusa Dua stop by DFS to shop till you drop, they offer brands like Gucci, Celine, Ferragamo and much more all tax free!
  10. Watch a spectacular sunset at Uluwatu Temple – Probably the most incredible sight to see. Located at the cliff edge stands one of the most famous Balinese Temples. Immerse yourself in the culture by donning a sarong and watching a traditional fire dance at sunset.
  11. BumBu Bali – Enjoy more traditional dishes at Bumbu Bali Nusa Dua, with so many options you are sure to find a new fav dish.
  12. Rent a scooter – Join the locals and enjoy the wind in your hair as you nip round the narrow streets of Bali.
  13. Feed a monkey – You don’t need to go to the daunting ‘Monkey Temple’ to feed a primate, there are many calmer monkeys wandering the streets of the mountains. You can stop off on the side of the road and feed them, they love peanuts!
  14. Drink, eat and be merry at La Plancha – Situated directly on the beach in Seminyak, this place is ‘The Place’ to be for an evening sunset. Join hundreds as they lounge around on bean bags, enjoying delicious treats while watching a magical sunset.
  15. Get lost in the forest – Head up to the mountains and trek through one of the many forests, explore all that nature has to offer.
  16. Party until sunrise in Kuta – Probably the party capital of Bali, this place offers a wide variety of clubs to dance the night away.
  17. Try POOP coffee – Bali is famous for their ‘poop’ coffee or more traditionally known as Luwak coffee. One of the most expensive coffee’s in the world can be sampled for free in the mountains of Ubud.
  18. Watch a ceremony – Bali is a very religious and spiritual place and everyday there is some sort of ceremony, take the time to watch a ceremony from the sidelines. They are beautiful.
  19. Have a romantic dinner at Jimbaran Beach Restaurant – Listen to the crashing waves while looking into your loved one/ones eyes.
  20. Hire a driver – The best way to see Bali is by being in the car of a knowledgeable driver. Putu is a fabulous driver with great warmth for his Country, he will introduce you to some fabulous people and show you things that most tourist won’t see. He can be contacted at:


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  1. November 17, 2016 / 12:48 am

    You look gorgeous!! I have never been to Bali but it is definitely on my list! Sounds like you had an incredible honeymoon! Congrats again!!

    xo, Jennifer

  2. November 17, 2016 / 3:18 am

    Thanks for this informative post… and you look gorgeous babe…xo, Neha

  3. November 17, 2016 / 4:39 am

    Bali is on my travel list, whenever I see the photos of Bali, I want to travel there more and more! “Feed a monkey”… the last time I tried to do that, monkey ripped my shirt so I’m not sure about it :p You look gorgeous, love the style of the dress! x

    Ela BellaWorld

    • filipajackson
      November 20, 2016 / 8:28 pm

      Aw thanks

    • filipajackson
      November 20, 2016 / 8:27 pm

      Thanks darling we sure did

  4. November 17, 2016 / 9:55 am

    I wish I could go to Bali, my granddad and uncle visit every year and they rave about it like theres no tomorrow, you look so fab in that dress!! It suits you to a T. Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  5. November 17, 2016 / 10:04 am

    Bali’s on my travel wishlist. I hope I get to visit there soon and use all your tips.
    You look stunning in that dress!

    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

  6. Tamara
    November 17, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    Filipa, you’re such a gorgeous gal! You look so flawless in this dress!


    Tamara –

  7. November 17, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    Your outfit is really cute! Love that there are shorts but you can still get the feel of a dress. Bali has been on my list for a while so you don’t need to convince me. I’ll be bookmarking these suggestions for when I eventually book that flight!


    Violet Roots || Instagram

  8. Salihah
    November 17, 2016 / 4:49 pm

    This is beyond amazing! You definitely provided tons of guide here and all sounds great! Bali has always been on my travel list, and I regretted not visiting Bali when I was still living in Singapore. Heard and see so much great things and places in Bali that I hope to visit that paradise place soon! Thanks for sharing, gorgeous! ❤

  9. November 17, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    you look gorgeous in that dress, and thanks for the Bali tips. I’ve yet to visit but i’m planning soon!!

    xo, Carla

  10. November 18, 2016 / 11:43 am

    I went to Bali a couple of years back – I remember it was an amazing experience! You look absolutely gorgeous, such a perfect outfit for a perfect place. 🙂

    Xx, Lora |

  11. November 18, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    You look fantastic ! I love your maxi dress with that hat. I so wish I had a gopro. One day I will get one, and hopefully one day I will go to Bali !
    It seems wonderful ! hahh I need to try POOP coffee


  12. Siffat Haider
    November 19, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    I’m actually headed to Bali in the new year, so these tips are super useful. Glad you had an amazing time!

  13. November 20, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Your pictures are incredible! This is a great post- I plan on going to Bali in 2017 so I will definitely be checking back into this post.

    Blonde in Cashmere

  14. November 20, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    Love your look! You look so sweet wearing that off shoulder dress, very feminine and chic!. I’ve never been in Bali but it’s on my travel wishlist!! Thanks for the tips and enjoy the rest of your day.

    Vanessa, xo!

  15. Julia R
    November 21, 2016 / 9:51 am

    Love this dress – you look so gorgeous!
    I have never been to Bali, but I would love to go one day and will bookmark these tips for when I do!
    Julia x

  16. November 22, 2016 / 3:38 am

    This guide just comes at the perfect time! I am going to Bali next month so thanks for the cool places and headsup on what to expect! I bet you had a REALLY great time there! Thanks for sharing!

    xx Margaret

  17. November 22, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    OMG, you look like the epitome of gorgeous, naturale, and HAPPY. So amazing to see all of that in one post. Loving the top & dress, you’re inspiring me to FINALLY post up my honeymoon pics… XO!

  18. November 23, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Thanks Filipa for sharing this guide to BALI. I have so many places i want to visit right now it’s killing me.
    Love the dress you’re wearing. You’re so sweet in it!
    Bisous, Josie

  19. May 25, 2017 / 4:35 am

    I also love to visit Bali, such a nice place <3 been wishing to go there soonest. You look lovely with your dress, by the way <3

    Hope you could drop by to my blog too at Katrina Isha


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