Bali, with its diverse landscape and distinctive cultural heritage has long been a famed tourist destination. Be it pristine beaches, volcanic hillsides or verdant greenery that you enjoy, this destination will easily exceed your expectations of a leisure holiday. Most of the Bali resorts enjoy desirable coastal locations and Anantara Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa is no exception. A luxurious oasis for the ultimate leisure getaway, it is undoubtedly one of the most elegant Uluwatu hotels set on a cliff edge and providing a selection of resort activities and leisure excursions. Apart from natural and cultural attractions however, Bali is also a place you can savour exotic local cuisine which offers a gastronomical insight into the island’s people.

You can opt to dine at a breezy open sided bamboo café or an upscale restaurant. Either way you will get to savour a wide range of delicious dishes. If you venture outside, there are numerous restaurants located along the main streets of Sanur, Lovina, Candidasa, Ubud, Legian, Kuta and most of the popular tourist areas.

Traditional outdoor eateries and night markets are great dining spots and are famous all across Southeast Asia. The noises, the sights, the smells and the thrills of these markets define this part of Indonesia.

There are basically two types of food in Bali; regularly consumed food and festival food. The region’s staple food is rice with vegetables and meat or fish, in addition to a selection of condiments. When it comes to festivals, food is prepared in a decorative and elaborate manner and is consumed communally, making for an exceptional occasion. For tourists this provides the only opportunity to sample authentic Balinese cuisine.

Special Bali nights are held at some tourist restaurants, offering popular dishes such as suckling pig which is a banquet favourite in Bali. Foods such as mie goring and nasi goring are served at almost every restaurant in the region. An Indonesian salad called Gado gado and the local favourite satay are also must try foods for visitors to the region. In addition to local cuisine, there are restaurants offering a wide variety of international fare.


Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.