Can You Design The Perfect Trip to Bali?

If you haven’t already seen Bali all over your IG, you could just close your eyes and picture a serene, beachy paradise. But, there’s so much to discover beyond the most popular (and most geo-tagged) shores. Where to start? Make choices in this episode that reflect your travel personality, and you’ll customize an itinerary to your own unique preferences. See emerald hills, perfect sunsets, and rice paddies by bike or on foot. Hang with locals on the water and mix with a hip international scene at restaurants with cuisine to rival the best in any city. Whether Bali’s already on your radar or if you’re just discovering this epic Indonesian retreat, this all-encompassing virtual vacation will give you all the travel inspo you need, and the practical itinerary to make it all possible. How’s that for paradise?

How to help

Many of the amazing businesses featured in this experience are now operating online, or raising money to support affected staff. We hope to see them IRL again someday, but in the meantime we’ve compiled some of their links below if you are interested in supporting their efforts.

(Please note eko has no relationship with the business and organizations in the lists presented below, and the charity list provided is simply representative of some of the work charities are doing during this time and how each of us can play a small part. Please always use caution and your own judgement when placing orders on external websites or donating to a charity.)

Support businesses featured in this video

Expand each section to see the places we visited in Bali, and discover ways to support.

  • UBUD SECLUDED VILLA | Total seclusion surrounded by nature, inhale vacation. | $
  • VASSANI STAY | Sleek digs in hip neighborhood just a short walk to the beach | $
  • THE PALM HOUSE | Best-of-the-best villa stay to feel like a celeb in Bali | $$$
  • THE SLOW | Laid back hotel with buzzy bar up front and rooms with plunge pools | $
  • THE TEMPLE LODGE | Better-than-basic accommodations in a more remote surf area | $
  • COMO UMA CANGGU | A massive pool and beach club right outside luxury rooms | $$$
  • COMO UMA UBUD | Two restaurants, yoga, classes, and secluded top-of-the-line suites | $$$
  • SOORI BALI | The picture of luxury in remote Bali — no wonder the kardashians stayed here | $$$
  • CAPELLA UBUD | Styled like a five-star steam punk fever dream, Capella is unlike any other hotel | $$$
  • ULU CLIFFHOUSE | A laid back day hang in the hip Uluwatu neighborhood | $$$
  • YOGA BARN SKY HIGH YOGA | Open up your heart and your hip flexers wtih a full body stretch | $
  • RADIANTLY ALIVE PRIVATE SKY LESSON | Open up your heart and your hip flexers wtih a full body stretch | $$$
  • GAYA CERAMICS – PRIVATE POTTERY CLASS | Cozy up behind the wheel for a private Balinese pottery class | $$$
  • BALI SWING | If you’re looking for a gram, come swing the afternoon away | $
  • BALI ADVENTURES – WHITE WATER RAFTING ON AYUNG RIVER | The perfect on-the-water respite for some family splashing | $$$
  • BALI ADVENTURES – ATV RIDE | Speed off through rice paddies, mud fields, and jungles on the back of a guided ATV | $$$
  • PYRAMIDS OF CHI [SOUND HEALING] | Book a sound healing session session and be transported right to zen | $
  • BODYWORKS BALI [MASSAGE] | Find your zen — body and mind– with a relaxing massage | $
  • HEALING WITH MASTER KETUT | Get to know your body with stretches and massage | $$$
  • NUSANTARA | This hip restaurant has bites so good you may go twice | $
  • ULEKAN | A beautiful resto for local and sustainable Indonesian staples | $$$
  • TANAMAN | A resto of dreams for insanely chic interior design and mindblowing vegan dishes | $$$
  • VELVET | Mexican food in Bali? Yep, this place has the flavor and chic digs, too | $
  • LUIGIS | A super hip pizza joint that gets rowdy at night, right in the heart of it all | $
  • BARBACOA | Argentinian meat dishes for your carniverous cravings | $
  • UNI | So-good French Japanese fusion in a dressed up setting | $$$
  • INDIGO | Super zen Japanese sushi house with multi-course dream menu | $$$
  • PICA | Delicious Latin flavors in a limited seating dining room | $$$
  • NIGHT ROOSTER | A resto from one of the top local chefs with seriously stiff drinks | $$$
  • GARUDA WISNU KENCANA CULTURE PARK – STATUES | An unmissable art park of local culture full of sculptures and daily perforamnces | $
  • UBUD PALACE | Come evening, gather round for a local cultural dance performance | $$$
  • UBUD MONKEY FOREST | Adventure through Bali’s famous monkey forest — just don’t look the furry creatures in the eyes | $
  • KECAK FIRE DANCE [ULUWATU TEMPLE] | Check out a traditional Balinese fire dance that you’ll remember forever | $
  • TROPICOLA | A stylish pool (and beachside) day hang with great food and drinks | $
  • POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB | An OG beach club in Bali, Potato Head has a little of everything | $$$
  • PRETTY POISON BAR | Packed skate bowl, tatoor parlor and shop — this popular bar has it all | $
  • OLD MAN’S | Don’t let the name fool you — this dancey outdoor spot draws all the young crowds | $
  • MOTEL MEXICOLA | Dance on the tables, grab a taco, and live la vida loca | $
  • THE LAWN | This chilled out sunset to late night hang spot serves up great cocktails | $$$
  • LA BRISA | A total Bali hotspot with a front row to one of the best sunsets on Earth | $$$

  • Support fundraising efforts in Bali and beyond

    A donation of any size can go a long way to helping those on the frontlines and the people hardest hit by the impact of COVID-19. Here are a few ways to help:





    About travel and COVID-19

    The COVID-19 crisis has affected all of us, and the travel and hospitality industries that make experiences like the ones seen in this show possible have been devastated.

    While we may have to wait to visit Bali, we hope this project helps you plan for a future when the city is back on its feet.

    For up to date travel advisories for residents of the US, visit the US State Department website. Those in other countries should consult with their local travel authority before traveling.