seminyak, our last stop in bali

after visiting beautiful south kuta to see some of bali’s best beaches and ubud to explore nature, dek & i wrapped up our two-week bali adventure in seminyak, which is a beach-front area near the airport. we wanted to spend the last few days unwinding and relaxing to the max before heading back to dallas. we read about potato head beach club & many quaint cafes so those types of things were on our to-do list, but not much else. we splurged a bit on our airbnb in this location at ~$155/night but i was pretty adamant about staying somewhere special for our last few nights & somewhere that was in a good location close to everything & this place did not disappoint. allira villas were amazing! everything from the open-concept villa itself to the friendly staff, they even came by in the evenings and lit mosquito coils for us! we couldn’t believe the whole place was for us, it was huge. there were a few of these villas down a palm-tree lined path from the main road and our location was central to everything, we walked everywhere here. there are so many restaurants and boutiques in this area so it was fun to have new places to go every day all at your fingertips.

scroll down to see more pics & read about our adventures 🙂

pathway off the main road to our private villa in allira villas, which we booked through airbnb

allira villa seminyak bali indonesia

allira villas seminyak bali

what you see right when you walk through the front door of our private villa, you can see me in the mirror in the kitchen

allira villa seminyak bali indonesia

view from opposite direction (standing in the kitchen)

allira villa seminyak bali indonesia

our own private plunge pool

allira villa seminyak bali indonesia

the bedroom was lovely and spacious. it even had a dvd player so one night we rented a movie (they sell them bootleg off the streets for like $1) and stayed in and cuddled up

allira villa seminyak bali indonesia

private plunge pool

allira villa private pool seminyak bali indonesia

showing off that #balibody i worked so hard to achieve before our trip.

i started working out by running with my dogs at the park & stuck to a keto diet for about 2 months leading up to when we left and lost ~25 lbs.

allira villa seminyak bali indonesia

coffee @sisterfields cafe

sisterfields cafe seminyak bali

we loved this place! it was constantly busy, food was great, coffee was divine and even the bathrooms were cool!

sisterfields cafe seminyak bali

there are many beach club resort-type places around seminyak but potato head was right down from where we were staying. we tried to go the first day we arrived, but it was like 2 in the afternoon & there was really nowhere to sit and chill so we decided to come back the next day early a little before it opened and reserve a daybed. i would totally recommend doing this, as we got to pick our spot (they show you a map of the beds and we chose the one close to the pool in the center) and the price was soooo worth it! they ask you to reserve the bed by paying $50 (which mind you, is kinda pricey in bali) but that amount goes toward drink and food credit and after spending ~5 hours there we both agreed it was well worth it. we literally lounged around all day reading our books, sipping cocktails, eating and dipping in and out of the infinity pool. #potatoheadbeachclub

potato head beach club seminyak bali indonesia


potato head beach club seminyak bali indonesia

hers: coconut negroni (campari, sweet vermouth, gin & coconut rum in a coconut), his: stark “made in bali” wheat beer

potato head beach club seminyak bali

potato head beach club seminyak bali

selfie of our hot, sweaty selves after tanning all day @potatoheadbeachclub

potato head beach club seminyak bali

for dinner that evening we took our sunburned butts to nook, which is a restaurant overlooking rice fields a little aways from the hustle & bustle, it was tucked in a side “street” which was kind of scary to walk down at night once it got dark, but we loved this place!

dinner at nook seminyak bali

pretty flowers & an offering on the streets of seminyak

the streets of seminyak bali

we made friends with this pup that was like our shadow, he followed us for a long time!

the streets of seminyak bali

so we stopped at a shop & bought him tuna from a can 🙂

the streets of seminyak bali

helmets on helmets

motorcycle helmets in seminyak bali

coffee & breakfast at sea circus with a side of a good quote


breakfast at sea circus seminyak bali

avocado toast with eggs while people watching

breakfast at sea circus seminyak bali

for dinner i really wanted a good pasta so we discovered this place called zibiru and it was a hole-in-the-wall but opened to a beautiful hidden courtyard with candles everywhere and delicious food & wine

italian dinner at zibiru seminyak bali

zibiru italian dinner seminyak bali

walking the streets of seminyak, you look up everywhere to so many tangled electrical wires

tangled electrical wires seminyak bali

wrapping up our last night in seminyak with gelato of course! i got myself 2 scoops, 1 coconut and 1 caramel (yum!!!)

ice cream seminyak bali

 & that concludes our bali trip, broken up into a few posts by location – i hope you enjoyed reading about and seeing bali through our eyes.

if you missed it, here are 5 tips you should read before you travel to bali & here are some travel scrapbooking tips if you’re into that kinda thing.

thank you for reading!


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