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Writer: Jorane Cuppen


Welcome to the enchanting island of Bali, where vibrant culture, lush landscapes, and pristine beaches converge, drawing visitors to its sacred temples and the warm hospitality of its people.

Step into a world of paradise where spirituality permeates everyday life, where ancient customs coexist harmoniously with modern development. Be amazed by its cascading rice terraces, feel the mighty waves of Bali’s world-renowned surf breaks, or unwind on pristine stretches of white sand.

Whatever you choose to do, be sure to accept the tantalizing gastronomic adventures the island offers. From succulent satay skewers at bustling street food stalls to refined culinary creations at acclaimed restaurants, the island’s vibrant food scene caters to every palate. Let Jorane Cuppen, Bearleader in Food and professional gastronomist, guide you through the island and discover the best restaurants, bars, and hotels on Bali. And discover the favourite places to stay of renowned designer Stefan Scholten.

What to do

Want to learn even more about Balinese (cooking) culture? Take a class and learn about the techniques and ingredients of its many legendary dishes.

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When it comes to surfing, this tropical island is a dream destination. There is a lot to do for both beginners and advanced surfers, from the famous breaks of Uluwatu and Padang Padang to the laid-back vibes of Canggu and Seminyak. Jorane highly recommends heading to 2getherindo in Canggu. They provide top-notch surfing lessons led by skilled instructors – such as Edi and Epol who helped Jorane. Their expertise and passion for the sport make them the perfect guides for beginners and pros alike.

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Where to stay


As the first hotel in Canggu, it holds a special place in the region’s history. From the moment you step onto the property, you are enveloped in an atmosphere that pays homage to the rich heritage and folklore of Indonesia. The property exudes an enchanting atmosphere, beautifully showcasing the owner’s passion for Indonesian culture through meticulous attention to detail. They have outstanding cooking classes and serve fantastic food, while the rooftop yoga courses provide serenity in an inspiring setting.

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