Thanks to its sense of vibrancy and proximity to Perth, Bali continues to be a go-to travel destination for WA’s wanderlust seekers.
A veritable oasis for foodies, the island paradise is awash with cafes bursting with fresh, colourful and healthy treats, from smoothie and poké bowls to custom coffees and Oreo-adorned vegan waffles. And after sunset, there are plenty of lively poolside bars to spend balmy evenings surrounded by tropical plants.
Every holiday needs the perfect wardrobe, and Enex’s retailers have a bounty of new season offerings for summer. Here are some of our Bali must-haves…
1) Sorrento Stripe Shirt, $99.95, Decjuba
Carefree and breezy, this shirt would look perfect with a pair of linen shorts.
2) Jurassic Daisy Pantsuit, $269, Gorman
Make a bold statement with a wide-leg playsuit in a vivid print.
3) Evita Croc Sandal, $169, Gorman
Treat your feet to some snazzy slides that will ensure comfort for hours of market browsing.
4) Pebble Spot Jumpsuit, $108, Dangerfield
Ideal for day or night, this onesie is as versatile as they come.
5) Bottle Brush Jumpsuit, $108, Dangerfield
A subtle hint of Australiana in this print gives a tiny taste of home while on vacation.
6) Philodendron Sun Hat, $69, Gorman
Stay sun smart and hide bad hair days with a wide brim hat in a pretty pattern.
7) Malibu Distressed Denim Short, $79.95, Decjuba
You can never go wrong with a well-fitting pair of denim shorts – the quintessential holiday staple.
8) Corinne Tropical Cami, $49.95, Decjuba
Imagine sipping cocktails at sunset while wearing this fun print.
Now your wardrobe is sorted, we share our five must-visit spots in Seminyak for mouth-watering delights.
Formerly a hole-in-the-wall coffee joint, Revolver has now expanded to offer more than simply the best cuppa in Bali. This cafe dishes up breakfast, lunch and dinner between a mish-mash of dining rooms with a dark and moody allure. You can’t go wrong with the parmesan-dusted polenta fries.
What’s cuter than a smoothie bowl emblazoned with words like “Friyay”, “Be Kind” or “Bali Baby”? You wouldn’t guess the menu is completely vegan, considering the offering of pancakes, waffles, burgers and breakfast plates. It’s also every Instagrammer’s dream, with the cutest pink walls and gold palm tree-shaped spoons.
Yes, the menu here is exceptional, but most people flock to Coffee Cartel for the patented printed coffees. You can get anything you like rippled onto your drink, from words to a portrait of your dog. And their offering of milky concoctions is impressive, from beetroot, charcoal and tumeric lattes to dirty chai and matcha.
Another vegan sensation, Mad Pops is a pint-sized ice cream shop dishing up flavours like black forest, salted caramel and rainbow. Get a cup or a cone, add some sprinkles or raspberry chips, then snap a photo in front of the famous Ice Ice Baby neon sign. They also do a bunch of popsicle flavours, we dare you to try them all.
A Seminyak staple, Sisterfields has made a name for itself as a go-to brunch destination. The meals are hearty and bursting with flavour, whether it’s crispy skin salmon with poached eggs, a charcoal breakfast burger or the chilli beef and jalapeño cheese fondue. The beauty of the all-day menu means you can cruise in at any time and take your pick.