Aside from the many facilities available within the villa, Villa Batu Sari’s manager will have a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will help arrange transport and make any bookings required. Do also ask the staff about the local area. Many of them live nearby and will be able to give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of Bali life.
Things to do
In the meantime, here is a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of the villa.
Bali Equestrian Centre
B.E.C is Bali’s first and only Equestrian Centre with internationally certified instructors. Conveniently located in the tourist district of Canggu, 10 minutes from Seminyak and 3 minutes from our famous surf beaches, surrounded by lush rice fields and local villages; it creates an idyllic environment for all your equestrian needs. Facilities will include a 25m x 65m covered arena, a 20m x 20m covered children’s arena, a 30m x 70m outdoor arena which can be used for competitions, lessons and dressage.
Just 5 minute walk from Villa Batu Sari, the Canggu Club is Bali’s premier members club. Set on a sprawling 4 hectare estate amongst the emerald rice fields of Canggu, with a large Colonial style clubhouse as its centerpiece. The Club serves as a family-friendly, secure haven where members can come to relax, meet friends, play sports, work out, conduct business or just relax in the sun.
The Canggu Club has everything you could ever want to make the time you spend in Bali even better. We invite you to come and see for yourself why the Canggu Club is a popular part of Bali life.
Surfing – Berawa Beach
Berawa Beach is a beautiful beach with white sand stretch located within minutes from Villa Batu Sari andwith panoramic view to the Indian Ocean. This beach is the most enthused by the surfers because the great wave, powerful and challenge every surfer to conquer it and enjoy the surfing adventures. Berawa Beach is a beach as a tourist destination especially from domestic tourists to relax and enjoy the fresh nature with beautiful panorama surrounding area. In development of Berawa Beach nowadays, it has been many visited by tourists and become famous so much surfers want to challenge the wave for surfing adventures. As a famous surfing point in Bali Island, this beach provides more than two surfing spots those are all giving.
BEAUTY & SPA
Bali is synonymous with massages on the beach but the pivacy of this property is a wonderful way to indulge in such pleasures. Massages, body scrubs, body wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures and hair braiding are just some of the treatments you may like to enjoy. A therapist can visit Villa Batu Sari to provide spa services in the comfort of your home away from home. Please consult the massage menu and make your request with a member of staff and they wil arrange. It is advisable to give as much notice as possible in consideration of the therapist availability and travel time to Villa Batu Sari.
A New York City style nail parlor in bali, where clients can pop in for a perfect manicure and pedicure. Enjoy chic pedicure spa chairs (with a rolling massage feature) in our pedicure theater, a manicure bar equipped with ipads in every seat, a separate acrylic/gel nail extension room, a private treatment nest for waxing , and a nail drying station. Located in Batu Belig, 10 minutes drive from the villa. Reservation required. Tel : (0361) 9188116
The Spa at Sentosa – Peppers Seminyak – Set in one of Seminyaks best boutique hotels, this is one of the few spas in Bali that embraces the full spectrum of wellness. The menu comprises of beauty, holistic wellness, juice cleanses, medical spa and fitness, the ideal mix for a healthy getaway.
The Cottage Beauty House – Unique Australian Beauty Salon, specalising in waxing, tinting, facials, microdermabrasion, AHA peels, eyelash extensions, acrylic nails, cosmetic tattooing.
Cool Spa – What makes this low-key spa sought-after is the owners passion for massage, as demonstrated by a menu of the best of the best from Japan, Thailand, China, Bali and Hawaii. Feeling the heat? The USP for Cool is their underwater themed treatment room designed to help travelers unwind.
Spring Spa – Well-positioned on the happening strip of JL Petitenget, Spring offers a fresh approach to spa. Set in a communal loft-style space, interiors are light with dashes of happy spring colours of pink and yellow. Massages are excellent value for the price and a must-try is one of the New York Bliss Facials. A live DJ playing every afternoon adds to the uplifting atmosphere.
Rob Peetoom Hair Spa – The Rob Peetoom Hair Spa at Bali is a location that invites for luxurious Hair & Beauty treatments. The Hair Spa is environmentally friendly designed. Rob offers tailor-made beauty treatments, ranging from relaxing Face & Skin treatments to divine massages that boost your energy levels – See more at:
Prices, style, food presentation, decoration and service vary and range from very basic to luxurious and from very cheap to expensive. Listed below are some the restaurants in Bali that we recommend. Where reservations are required, please ask our staff for assistance.
Milk and Madu – Milk & Madu is your local Berawa family cafe, for the best all day breakfast, superb lunches and signature revolver coffees to live for.
Crate Café – The best coffee in Berawa, great smoothie bowls and brunch all day long.
Peloton Super Shop – the new kid on the block. This cool vegan café sets the perfect mood, with cool décor and food that hits the spot!
Coffee n Oven – Authentic Bakery with homemade products – enjoy the best breads, pastries and cakes in Canggu.
Nalu Bowls – Cool Smoothie Bowl Shack, not far from Echo Beach. Fresh local ingredients, homemade granola baked fresh daily and recipes that will leave your taste buds happy!
The Moose Espresso Bar – Not far from Canggu and worth the travel, the moose espresso bar is an ecoindustrial coffee house featuring caramel injected donuts and the best eggs benedict in Bali.
Revolver Espresso – situated in Seminyak, Revolver Espresso is the Boutique Coffee House on the whole of Bali.
Deus Ex Machina – This place has all the atmosphere, great pizza, beer and custom motorcycles – Worth the visit!
Butter and Coffee – A short stroll from Villa Batu Sari, Butter and Coffee make superb coffee and the best caramel tarts. Custom cakes are available for celebrations, ask the girls and they will whip up some magic.
BO$$ MAN – located off eat street in Seminyak, BO$$ man make a mean burger, you can’t go past their fries with parmesan and aioli.
W Retreat – Worth the visit, on Sundays between 12pm – 3:30pm, the Fire Restaurant transforms its ever-popular dining area into a bustling South-East Asian marketplace. The “Hawker House – Street Feast” sprawls stations featuring popular street food classics.
Echo Beach – Beach House Restaurant #738 471
Choose fresh seafood from a wide selection – to be BBQ’d or grilled as you wish or choose from the a-la-carte menu. On Sundays, relax and enjoy the live music. A popular spot for the local expat community. Taxi’s available there for the ride home.
Gado Gado – Jalan Dyana Pura Seminyak #736 966
Modern- International beach front dining. Delicious food and great sunset views.
Gateaway of india – Jalan Dyana Pura #732 940
Quality traditional Indian cuisine.
Hana Restaurant – Jalan Raya Seminyak (Opposite Made’s Warung)
Very pleasant, air-conditioned Japanese restaurant with very good food
Ku De Ta – Jalan Oberoi Seminyak #736969
Bali’s most contemporary restaurant, located on the beach next to Oberoi Hotel.
La Lucciolla – Jalan oberoi, Kayu Aya Beach, Petitenget #730 838
A very popular beach- front restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservation are recommended for dinner. Modern Italian cuisine.
Made’s warung – Jalan Pantai (Kuta) and Jalan Raya Seminyak #732 130
Nasi Campur. Cappuccino and a delicious selection of cakes, makes an excellent break mid-morning and afternoon. From morning to late night you will see many regulars, who have been coming since Peter (Dutch Owner) and his Balinese wife, made, started their warung in the early 70’s (in Kuta). Made’s – an institution in bali
Metis – Jalan Petitenget No 6 Bali, #737 888
French Mediterranean Cuisine
Moka Café – Jalan Raya Seminyak #731 424
Traditional French breads, tarts and treats. Fully air conditioned.
Mynokos – Jalan Oberoi 100, Seminyak #738 720
Busy greek taverna – you almost feel as if you are on the famous island itself! Service is lacking, food is tasty, price very reasonable and atmosphere is great.
Rumours – Jalan Oberoi 100, Seminyak #738 720
International cuisine (great steak) at affordable prices. Always a crowd at bar and pool table.
Ryoshi – Jalan Raya Seminyak 17 #731 152
Serves fresh Sashimi, Sushi, Tempura, Miso soup and other Japanese dishes. It is simple but comfortable with air conditioning and often crowded after 9pm.
Trattoria – Jalan Oberoi, Seminyak #737 082 / Canggu Plaza
True trattoria food – at a very affordable prices. Very popular amongst expat’s and tourist alike.
Jemme – at Kerobokan #732 392
Relax, enjoy, Indulge yourself in Jemmes Restaurant stylish environment. Original dishes, fabulous cocktails and an extensive affordable wine list awaits to tantalize your palate.
Biku – at kerobokan #857 0888
A delightful restaurant, tea house and antique book shop. Highly recommended.
Potato Head Beach Club – Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak #473 7979
An internationally recognized venue housing some of the finest restaurants and bars serving breakfast, brunch, burgers, sandwiches, French & Italian cuisine.
Sarong – Jalan Petitenget 19x, Seminyak #473 7809
Sarong offers guests two dining pavilions to enjoy a leisurely dinner, an outdoor lounge and an informal dining area adjacent to the bar, which is a great meeting place to taste superb cocktailas and world-class wines.
Cocoon – Jalan Double six no. 66 Blue ocean boulevard, Seminyak #731 266
A multi dimensional venue. A relaxed and informal style of wining and dining.
Kuni’s – Is Japanese restaurant located at Jalan Laksamana no. 80 #730 501
When you enter this modern open-air restaurant through the lounge you pass the bar and a small sushi counter. Dining tables are well-spaced with most of them on the open terrace and some tables in the narrow garden with Frangipani trees and Hibiscus.
Casa Luna : Located in Ubud #973 282
Offers a great place for brunch, always bakery products.
Mozaic – #975 768
A true gustatory adventure, a dining experience as yet unrivalled in bali. Expect the unexpected!
Mozaic Beach Club – A new addition to the Seminyak area. #473 5796
The Mozaic Beach Club offers a poolside chill-out tapas, lunch on the deck and a fine dining restaurant all overlooking the ocean within the same premises on Batubelig beach.
Mamasan – Jalan Raya Kerobokan No. 135, Bali #730 436
Mamasan is for anyone who appreciates to lounge in style and eat quality food without it being too expensive.
Sardine – Jl. Petitenget No. 21 Kerobokan #843 6111 #436 333
A delightful restaurant and lounge overlooking a vista of endless rice paddies. The menu is changed daily and promises a healthy and tasty cuisine suited to the warmer climate.
Slippery Stone – Jl. Batu Belig No.9n Seminyak #465 999
The newest addition to the Bali dining scene under the direction of the Chef Dean Keddell. Slippery stone is a stunning restaurant overlooking rice fields in Batu Belig it has a unique concept promoting the flavors of Bali and Indonesia.
BARS & NIGHTLIFE
Hu’u Bar – Petitenget, Seminyak. Recommended for dinner and nightlife starts from 11pm onwards.
Living Room – Jalan Petitenget 2000xx, Seminyak – A stylish bar and nightclub open until 3am.
Woo Bar – Located in the newly finished W Retreat and Spa. Open daily from 11pm-11am
De Ja Vu – Has fantastic interior design playing great tunes. Nice place to hang in the afternoon or the early cocktail hour.
Hard Rock Hotel – Center Stage
Bali’s coolest unplugged bar with live bands nightly at center stage, from 7.30 – 11pm
Bali is known as a treasure house of interesting goods to buy. Products of various kinds from traditional antiques. To the latest quality fashions in extraordinary displays await the shoppers. It is quite common to bargain in markets, shops and art shops for buyers, so having a good price is partly depedent upon one’s smartness in bargaining. Splendid local hand woven materials, silver and gold works, woodcarvings, garments and many other interesting things can be found at any market, art shop or art market. International standard readymade apparels are quite inexpensive, while qualified tailors and dress makers offer reliable 24-hours services.
Bargainings forms a large part of the fun of shopping in bali. Remember to bring your cash, as not all places accept credit cards. Shopping hours are generally from 10am to 10pm.
You’ll find that shops selling similar items are generally grouped together. This makes comparing prices easy as you just have to go to the next shop to find the same thing!
The local markets are situated outside of the hotel premises. Take a stroll down in the afternoon and watch sunset at tanah lot temple.
Here is a quick guide for shopping :
Bali Galleria Kuta – A large Matahari Department store as well as a range of smaller shops such as Osh Kosh (very reasonable priced!), Kids Station (similar to Toys r US… prices also similar) – very comfortable place to spend a few hours shopping. Has a food hall too!
Kuta Square – Large Matahari as well many small shops selling as designer clothes such as Armani, Versace, DKNY. Great shoes can be found at the BATA and Buccheri stores.
Discovery Shopping Mall – A Centro and Sogo Department store and a large number of specialty shops. There are also a number of great restaurants and cafes. Including Starbucks, Coffee and Tea Leaf & Bread Talk.
Carrefour – For electrical goods, supermarket items and lost more at excellent prices. Located on the main sunset road in kuta.
Seminyak Square – A newly completed shopping arcade with various stores and a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bakeries. There are also a number of up market clothing boutiques along jalan Lasmana.
Beach Walk – A new lifestyle playground at the heart of kuta with sophisticated retail stores, eateries and a premium cinema. Located on Jalan Pantai Kuta.
Lippo Mall Kuta – New place for hangout and shopping in Kuta