Padang Padang & Uluwatu Bali
– Single Fin
good for a night out or an afternoon hang
Everyone who has been to Padang Padang or Uluwatu Bali heard about Single Fin as well! THE place to party on Sundays and Wednesdays. They play a great variety of music on several floors (Hip Hop, Rap, Electronic, Pop ..). Also they serve big portioned and nutritious meals during the day.
As Single Fin shuts down at midnight on Wednesdays and 1 am on Sundays, there is an after party going on downstairs. Good for you, as you won’t have to change scene nor look for people who want to join your after party at a place you don’t even own. Probably not the cheapest place to have lunch or dinner but definitely worth to have a look at.
Best Smoothie Bowl Uluwatu Bali
Next to Single Fin I found Nalu Bowl Shack. They serve smoothie bowls which are quite famous (in Uluwatu Bali), so you probably already heard about them. Frosted smoothie and several toppings. I loved the bowl called the Mavericks (Acai Bowl topped with granola, bananas, strawberries, coconut flakes). Believe me, I just couldn’t get enough from those bowls, simply HEAVEN!
– Beetroot Cafe
Banana Pancake Heaven
Best Banana Pancake Uluwatu Bali
A tiny café in Padang Padang you don’t want to miss if you love coffee and banana pancakes. During my time Bali I tried banana pancakes in almost every restaurant, guest house and café I have been, but these were the best! It is very easy to find, as it’s located next to the main road. Unfortunately its a bit tiny and the best place to enjoy your breakfast there, are the tables in front of it (only two) so make sure you’re fast enough to get one 🙂
In case you have to decide between smoothie bowl and pancake, either take both or just order the pancake. You will find better smoothie bowls in Uluwatu Bali, I promise. Since it was really hot I never ordered my pancakes, as mentioned on the menu, with whipped cream, instead they offered me strawberry ice cream and the combination was BOMB!
They also serve waffles with ice cream, but honestly you might get waffles as these in every country so better go for something else. If you are a juice lover as I am you might be tempted to try one of the yummy sounding smoothies. Feel free, but don’t take the Papaya one, trust me.
– The Station
Restaurant in Padang Padang, Uluwatu Bali
Looking for food and I think we came across one of the best burgers in my life. Nothing more to say here.
– Bombora Surf Camp
Surf Camp in Padang Padang, Uluwatu Bali
I really enjoyed my stay at Bombora Surf Camp but due to lack of availability I was unable to extend my stay after two days. Obviously I wasn’t the only one who liked Bombora. The first night in Padang Padang I have stayed in a guest house where the cost- benefit ratio was not okay so I had to act quickly and just booked over booking.com (big mistake). Go there and negotiate as you will always get a better rate than on booking.com especially when staying a few days.
My room had a direct entrance to the pool, which was a good place to hang around with friends or to pre-drink while chilling in one of the sandbags in front of it. The staff was more than helpful and friendly, eventually they became my friends and managed everything as renting a motor bike, booking surf guides or looking for another accommodation. They also have a little kitchen where tea, coffee and water is for free during the day.
I’d totally recommend it! The rooms are big with a new TV and a renovated and modern bathroom. Everything is clean and if you need anything just ask the staff, they will help you!
– Padang Padang Inn
Hotel in Padang Padang, Uluwatu Bali
After my stay at Surf Camp Bombora I needed a new accommodation. I just jumped on my motorbike and checked out a few places and ended up next to Beetroot Cafe at a place called Padang Padang Inn. Actually I didn’t spend a lot time at home these days but the room was big and not expensive (don’t forget to negotiate).
There’s a pool and a place to meditate or do yoga. My room was bigger as at Bombora. I had a balcony with an overview of a sea of trees which reminded me of my time in Chiang Mai. Watching the sunset with a beer and music rarely felt better than up there. The bathroom was big and clean as well but a bit more light wouldn’t be bad. In my opinion the price was good so it didn’t have to be perfect.
– HOT SPOT
The mini market in Padang Padang, Uluwatu Bali
Unfortunately I missed to take a photo of one of the best places to hang out in Padang Padang. I think the mini market was probably the spot I spent most of my time at. It was the place to get the cheapest beer and rather felt like a little bar for hipsters and surfer dudes. Every night started and ended here and I have met some of the coolest people there. Its located almost next to Betroot Cafe. Just walk 1 minute up the street. There it is.
– GET BARRELED!
Things to do in Padang Padang and Uluwatu Bali
Surfing Surfing Surfing and more Surfing!
Padang Padang known as one of the most famous surfing spots in Bali among professionals and beginners it is a must do.
Why I travelled to Bali? More insights on my trip at the blog post “Bali, Living Is About Loving”