I'm constantly asked by my pals where they should stay and what that should do on their visit to Bali. And while that guide would take a few days (or weeks!) to write, I'm starting with here with my personal top 5 places to stay on the Bukit Penninsula - one of my absolute favourite areas of Bali.
If you’re not staying here, you’re definitely sitting at Bingin Beach wishing you were and how to weasel your way in there. Villa Impossible’s location is as waterfront as you may get on the island which lends itself to the most magical views from every room in the Villa. Couple this with free Airport Pick Ups, inclusive breakfast and probably the cheapest waterfront location on the island and you have yourself one very appealing accommodation option. (This may also explain why the Villa is near permanently booked out.) Try your luck to jump online and treat yourself here for a week or so, but I’m just warning – plan ahead! Villa Impossible can sleep up to 4 people for just $120AUD per night. Breakfast is included and with a view like this from your bed, I would suggest getting your fruit salad and Bali Coffee sent straight to your bedside! You can check Villa Impossible out on Booking.com here.
Mu resort is the type of place that your worries of the Western world float away as you step foot onto the beautifully landscaped property. The ‘resort’ is made up of a number of bungalows and villas with each room and Bungalow being completely unique with its own quirky and unique features. (For example, check out the below killer shot of the‘Bulan’ Bathroom!)
Made entirely from Bamboo and stone detailing, the Mu Resort architecture will have you in Awe from the moment you step foot onto the cliff-side resort. Leaving no stone unturned, they have thought of every tiny detail throughout the property, including their open air Yoga Shala and beautiful cliff top infinity pool. (Ideal place to watch the surf all day long, order cocktails direct to the poolside and watch the sunset…just sayin’) Best part about it? If you want to mingle with the rest of the good looking crowd that hits Bingin beach or chow down on some insanely good food from The Cashew Tree, they’re just a short stroll away!
Mu Resort has rooms to suit all group sizes and budgets, from $130. You can find out more here.
La Joya Eco Resort is located very near Balangan Beach, a cute ‘shanty’ beachside set-up that is made up of very low-key Bamboo shacks serving up Ice cold Bintangs, fresh Coconuts and a few Nasi Gorengs for hungry surfers. La Joya Bungalows, located just up the road from the beach, sit on a stunning cliff side property that overwhelms with its beautifully landscaped property of what seems like in the middle of a farmland. As you walk further into the property, you end up at one of the most beautifully positioned pools in the whole of Bali.
With sweeping views of the surrounding beaches, La Joya’s location gives you no reason to leave. If you’re not one of the lucky ones who get to stay here, fear not! Make a lunch date and pop in for a fresh juice and a dip in their outrageously rad pool.
Prices per room starts from $75 USD and you can find out more here.
As you’re about to descend the 2000 (ok, maybe more like 100) look to your right to get a glimpse of the beautiful property ‘Micks Place’. Luring you in with a beautiful infinity pool and white washed rock walls surrounding the cliff top property, Micks Place seems like the perfect option for a ‘luxe surfers’ escape. Any further down the stairs and you’re giving up you’re A/C, Pool, Clean white sheets and private shower (Not that we’re complaining, we love Surya house for a solid $20 a night kip!) Micks place is no Hilton but they do boast exceptional service, an amazing pool, lush grounds, an eco-friendly room and all the basic essentials. Like most accommodation options at Bingin, Micks Place is small and cozy with their 5 artful bungalows and one luxe villa sleeping a total of 16 people.
Micks Place offers rooms starting at $100USD per night, find out more here.
Temple lodged is perfectly positioned atop of the white cliffs of Bingin Beach and conveniently right next door to Mu resort. This quirky and unique property serves up morning Yoga classes ($10) and the best view for breakfast in the Bukit area. Their rooms are scattered around the Cliffside property, each with their own unique quirks. Shower head out of a Tree Trunk anyone? Ah, yes please! Serving up a fresh menu that feels like everything is picked directly from their surrounding gardens, even if you’re not staying at The Temple Lodge, a yoga session followed by their delicious breakfast menu is highly recommended!
Room prices vary, but you can find out more on the Temple Lodge website here.
Liked this? While your planning your trip you should probably read up on our Bali Best Eats on the island and jot down a few favourites to check out! Or we chatted to locals Stu the designer behind Mens Leather Bag Brand BNVVT and Rosie from The Bali Bible about their lives here on the island.
Bali is quickly becoming the 'Ibiza of Asia' and it's doing a pretty good job at it, I must say! With an expansive and vast coastline on offer, some of the most creative humans on this planet mixed with delicious fresh produce, Bali is a pretty great starting point to create a killer beach club. Over the years we have slowly making our way around them all (If that's even possible) and today I present to you 5 of my personal favourites to date. Note, these are all BEACH clubs, not cliff top clubs in which we will get to them soon in another blog post!
We took 5 with Californian beauty and long-time blogger Francesca Smith of @frankvinyl and heard why she loves to call San Diego home, the best piece of advice she ever received and what brands she's loving right now! Jump on over for our latest interview with this beauty (And looking oh so cute in our ST JUDE pendant of course!)
Welcoming FRENCH HARVEST, a capsule collection of hoop earrings & crisp cotton bandana’s that are about to become the staples in your ever evolving jewellery box.
Simple & elegant in design, we’re pretty confident these 4 new designs of hoop earrings will be your go-to signature staples for many years to come....
Our necklaces come in a variety of lengths from 15" (Petites & almost a Choker length) to 23". Our 15", 16" and 18" length necklaces all come in our Fine Chain with the 20" and 23" length chains in our 'Everyday' Chain which is slightly heavier in weight. All items in the La Luna Rose shop clearly label the length of the chain used for that design. Unless otherwise stated, all necklaces are adjustable by 1"/2.5cm in length. Below is a diagram of how our chain lengths sit on a body. If you have a large breast area, you may find that the 23" length chain sits in between your boobs...a good thing or bad, I'm not sure, that's up to you!
|CHARITY & SALLY T-SHIRT MEASUREMENTS||SMALL (Size 6-10)||MEDIUM (Size 10-14||LARGE (Size 14-16)|
It is important to note that different countries have different sizing methods.
Most of the world goes by number sizing which is the easiest and most accurate.
Because we sell our jewellery all over the world, we have decided to stick with number sizing and have put together the below chart to help you out. The most common size for ladies is a size 7 and size 10 for man. If you are unsure of your size you can measure the inner diameter of one of your own rings and refer to the below measurements.
Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have any further issues.
Please also note that if you are ordering a wide band ring, its usually a good idea to go up a size.
Size 6 = Ring Sizes L, M, N. Inner Diameter measures 16.5mm
Size 7 = Ring Sizes N, O, P. Inner Diameter measures 17.3mm
Size 8 = Ring Sizes P, Q, R. Inner Diameter measures 18.1mm
Size 9 = Ring Sizes R, S, T. Inner Diameter measures 18.9mm
If you require a ring in a different size in any of the designs offered, please send us an email here and we will see what our clever silversmiths can do for you.
La Luna Rose chain bracelets fit much like the beaded bracelets with an adjustable clasp. Therefore they have two/three size options for you. They sit at a total circumference of approx 15cm & 17.5cm
LA LUNA ROSE PETITES SIZING
Petites Bracelets - We have a number of options for our bracelets for little girls - they're our top seller and little girls just love them! Our Beaded tassel bracelets have an adjustable sizing system and comfortably fit a little girl from aged 3 - 14. Girls 14 and upwards are recommended to fit our Adults collection however if they have small wrists they will still fit the Petites range. To measure a little girls wrist, please wrap a piece around their wrist with 2 fingers underneath. Mark the paper, and lay flat to measure with a ruler.
Our Petites Sideshow Sally Bracelets are adjustable in length and open up to 18cm in circumference. If you don't have a direct wrist to measure, this bracelet system is almost fail safe and accommodates almost all wrist sizes.
Our Petites Sunday Sandy Bracelets measure 12cm in length with 3 options of length within the clasp system.
Our La Luna Fiesta Bracelets measure 14cm in length/circumference and all have the ability to have any of our La Luna Rose charms added to them.
Our Petites Chain Bracelets measure 15cm in length with an smaller loop at 12.5cm. If you need larger, feel free to order an adults size.
Petites Rings - Our Petites range also offers rings for little girls. Please measure your childs finger first to ensure you are ordering the correct size. We would recommend a size 3.5 for girls 6-8 and a size 4.5 for girls 8-13 and a size 5-6 for 14-17year olds. However - every finger and body is different! Any questions, just send us and email here and we would be happy to help.
Petites Necklaces - Our La Luna Rose Fine Chain Necklace measure 15" in length with an extra size loop at 14". Our La Luna Fiesta Necklaces measure 34cm in length and all have the ability to have any of our La Luna Rose charms added to them.
If you require any other sizes for any of our items, please just let us know and we will see what we can whip up for you! You can contact us here.