Our favourite things to do in Bali

There are so many awesome things to do and see, here are a few tips for great days out.

Don’t let your time in Seminyak drift away without at least one sundowner session.

Seminyak Beach is not only blessed with some of the most beautiful sunsets you can witness, it also has some fantastic spots to kick back with a cool drink, be it a mojito, a chilled white or just a bintang. Being so close to the equator , sunset in Bali is wonderfully predictable so get yourselves to the shore for around 6pm and you won’t be disappointed.

We love the SOS bar in the Anantara hotel at the bottome of our beach road for it’s penthouse views over the sand, surf, sunset and quite brilliant cocktail  list . The line of funky, almost suave beach shacks on the other side of the same road are great for chilling out in a bean bag and listening to the live tunes. Gado Gado restaurant has the best view of the sunset if you ask us to reserve you a beach side table and their swiss chef look after your taste buds.

You could also spend the afternoon on a comfy lounger getting your drinks from Made, Komang , Wayang, Putu, Adi etc at pretty much supermarket prices while the kids (large or small!) learn to surf with one of our partner surf schools. Beginners very welcome!

Wherever you go, it’s just a short hop back to The Lane villa to get refreshed for the evening ahead.


The Lane villa is situated right in the heart of Seminyak, so there are literally dozens of restaurants, spanning pretty much every cuisine you can think of, within a few minutes of the villa.

Since the early 1970’s Bali has attracted people from all over the globe and this variety has resulted in a range of eateries of unbeleivable quality and choice, not to mention the amazing value. It’s hard to imagine, even in big cities like Sydney, Melbourne or Perth , an area of just a couple of square kilometers with so many amazing options and The Lane Villa is right in the middle of all of them!

Each year the bar is raised in terms of quality, presentation and ambience so we thought it would be helpful to point our guests in the direction of some of our favourites. From the realiable Seminyak institutions like Made’s Warung and La Luciola through each cuisine and up to the trend setters and bar raisers like Merah Putih and Metis, Sarong and Mama San.

When you check in to The Lane villa, a part of your welcome will include hot tips on where to eat. Just in the last few months 4 or 5 quite brilliant new eateries have opened their doors, so whatever your budget or preference we’ll be happy to take the time to make sure you’re getting the best out of your evenings out and of course we’ll be happy to reserve your table for you.