There are simply too many fine dining restaurants and posh hangout places in Bali with prices that won’t make your jaw drops. ‘Affordable luxury’ is the best word to describe. If I were to plan a short getaway for birthday or anniversary celebration, Bali will definitely be in my top list!
Because I would loveee to go back to these few places :
Meal with a green paddy field view! Or so we thought… because the paddy was harvested! So what’s in front of us was a big brownish pond instead of nice & tall paddies. There were some "greens" left for us though… the grass on the side, yes thank you.
Ignore my lame pun because the actual fact is, the view was lovely even without the green paddies. The decorations and lightings along the paddy field set a tranquil and relaxing ambience. They also have the best background music – insect sounds. Real one! Add in some random froggy’s croaks and there you go, the best nature music.
Sardine has definitely brought my dining experience to another level. They made our first dinner in Bali a very memorable one.
P/s: The usherer/customer service (not sure what her job title is but definitely not a waitress) was so pretty and hot! Candy for the eye, hehe :P
Pp/s: Come to think of it, we can actually do something like Sardine in Malaysia! For an instance, at Sekinchan! Loads of paddy field there. Investor investor, where are you??
We queued 2 hours for this!! There is a price (and time) to pay for good stuffs. Rumour has it that the queue usually starts at 4pm. So it’s wise to be there early if you don’t want to miss the sunset time or if you want to skip the long queue, be their hotel guest! By the way, Rock Bar is located inside Ayana Resort and Spa. Needless to say, their room rate doesn’t come cheap. I have checked - the rate for their resort view room (the most affordable room option) starts from USD215.10 per night.
It was about 7pm when we finally get to enter Rock Bar. Obviously, we missed the sunset but instead of being upset about it, we compensated our 2 hours wait by having drinks and finger foods and chat and hang around till late night. Our chat and laughter were accompanied by the sea breeze and the sound of waves all night long – mmmh, just perfect.
Potato Head Beach Club
We were walking through a pathway with walls decorated with old and vintage windows when Nic said “Are you ready to be impressed?”. Yes we were. Very much. I felt as though I have entered into another world. A world with no worries, just fun and laughter. And party till the dawn!!
The pool, the beach, the music beat, the drinks, the food, the people, the sunbed, the starry night sky, the cool sea breeze… this is where you’ll want to live forever! Ok, maybe not forever but it is definitely the coolest place to have a few beers and a lot of gossips!
By the way, we managed to secure a sunbed where I almost fell asleep on if Nic wasn’t blabbing non-stop beside me. Hehe! The sunbed is probably the best option because you can sit and lie down however you want, and just chill out.
Now, who wants to bring me back to Bali??