With our suitcases packed, we drove to the airport. Fortunately, this was not yet to fly home, but towards Bali. From Darwin, it’s not far to fly, so we quickly took this in our stride. Three hours later, we arrived in Bali. Pleasantly warm tropical temperatures surprised us. Our taxi was waiting for us with a paper with our names on it. We drove for an hour towards Canggu. The slightly quieter but still trendy town. This town offers many hotels and restaurants near the Indian Ocean. We stayed at Eco Beach Bed & Breakfast. A cozy stay with a pool, a comfortable room, a good bed, and an outdoor shower. We stayed here for two days. It was late upon arrival, and we went straight to bed.
The breakfast was extensive and delicious but straightforward. This was served on top of the hotel roof, which they had nicely transformed with lovely seating areas and a garden. We went outside and explored Canggu. We had a vegetarian lunch at Peloton Supershop. We visited the famous Finns Beach Club but decided not to go in. $25 admission wasn’t worth it for us. A four-kilometer beach walk was enjoyable, and we drank at La Brisa. Relaxing in the bean bags on the beach and enjoying the sunset was delightful. In the evening, we ate at Moana. This fish restaurant is famous in Bali. Inez enjoyed a tuna steak, and I devoured a delicious tuna tataki. Delicious red (naturally Australian) wine went down smoothly. We reserved two chairs for tomorrow evening in advance. On the way home, we briefly stopped at Luigi’s Hot Pizza, not for pizza, but for the music and festive atmosphere. With a stomach ache from our dinner, we still had a drink and enjoyed the music motionlessly on our chairs. After a few minutes, they came around with bottles of Limoncello, generously pouring it into our mouths. Before we knew it, we had downed four free shots. Satisfied, we walked to our hotel and crawled into bed.
We enjoyed another delicious breakfast and checked out. We dumped our backpacks at Ecosfera, our next stay a little further down the same street. Via the book ‘Lonely Planet,’ we got the recommendation to go to ‘Crate Café.’ This place is very trendy in Canggu and is often crowded. We found a spot and ate a vegan salad full of vegetables. This place is definitely recommended. Recharged, we walked to EcoSfera and spent our afternoon by the pool. In the evening, we ate again at Moana. Inez ate a tuna burger, and I enjoyed another tuna tataki. We watched a movie in bed together and fell asleep quickly.
Canggu was a great first destination in Bali. Many drinking and eating establishments. The perfect place for the holidaymaker. A bit too touristy for us, but we enjoyed seeing a bit more life after Australia.
x Ely & Inez