Ari Gunadi Writer and Photographer

About me: 
A Balinese native who hada big chunk of childhood spent Down Under, I share with the world beautiful scenes and useful information for travellers wishing to visit my island home, and just about anyone interested in this world-favourite destination eight degrees south of the equator. “There’s no place like home!”

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My Favourite Restaurants in Bali

As one of the world's most popular island destinations, Bali has a collection of five-star resorts with world-class dining spots naturally following suit. Also, some areas are favoured by visitors for their collection of prominent venues that promise excellent dining experiences. Having exposed to both Eastern and Western flavours growing up, I enjoy discovering new palates, especially fusion cuisine. Here are just some places in Bali you can take me to, anytime.

The Sayan House in Ubud

Enjoy Asian fusion delights masterfully crafted by a Japanese chef at this beautiful contemporary restaurant in Sayan, Read More...

Ingka Restaurant in Bali

Escape the crowds to this tucked-away spot in north Seminyak, serving cocktails and a mix of Balinese, Asian and western Read More...

Locavore Restaurant

Locavore Restaurant

Locavore in Ubud presents an ingredient-driven menu that features an exceptional interplay of flavours through creative Read More...

My Favourite Places

I love venturing out to the island's outback and discover places mostly of natural beauty. Uncrowded beaches are also naturally on anyone's list, so here are some. There are also some uncommon sights to see in Bali, which all but evoke wonders.

Suluban Beach

Tiptoe steadily down rocky steps and creep through a rugged limestone cave to reach and discover Suluban, one of Bali’s Read More...

Jatiluwih Rice Terraces in Bali

Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

Jatiluwih is one of Bali’s must-see nature panoramas famous for its huge expanse of rice terraces down the slopes of Read More...

Balangan Beach in Bali

Balangan Beach

Balangan Beach, locally referred to as Pantai Balangan, is one of Bali’s most scenic spots, featuring a gorgeous Read More...

My Favourite Places to Go at Night

Even though I mostly love quiet sunny beaches and nature panoramas, there are times when I go to enjoy some cheerful crowds or treat visiting friends for a bit of evening sights and sounds. This may either be at some of Bali's upscale venues, each with its own personality, but mostly with great seating, food and drinks, music and service, and others more subtle that offer a different kind of experience after sundown.

Kecak Fire Dance at Uluwatu

Enjoy a most dramatic sunset through a Kecak show, one of Bali’s iconic performances that combines dance, drama and a Read More...

Rock Bar

Rock Bar

The Rock Bar at the Ayana Resort and Spa Bali is a premier sunset venue that combines an unmatched rock and cliff base Read More...

Laughing Buddha Bar

Laughing Buddha Bar

One of the liveliest spots in Ubud offering a great selection of drinks, fusion cuisine, and regular live bands playing Read More...

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