Although Pantai Batu Belig is just minutes from all the action on Jalan Petitenget, one of Seminyak’s most bustling streets, this small strip of beach and its surrounding neighbourhood has a much more easygoing vibe. However, that’s not to say that it doesn’t have it’s fair share of hip and happening spots where you can grab cool cocktails and swag or settle in at stylish digs. If you’re looking for a place to chill that’s close to all the action but far from the crowds, Batu Belig is a top pick.
EAT AND DRINK
After enjoying nearly a decade of accolades for his gastronomic creations at Mozaic restaurant in Ubud, chef-owner Chris Salans decided to open up a beachfront location on Pantai Batu Belig. Headed by talented chef James Ephraim, Mozaic Beachclub offers creative cocktails and all-day tapas next to the pool and the beach, as well as innovative modern French cuisine infused with Balinese flavours in the air-conditioned dining room overlooking the sea. Just like its bigger sister, Mozaic Beachclub promises an exotic epicurean experience every time.
www.moziac-beachclub.com | Jalan Pantai Batu Belig, Kerobokan, Bali
Naughty Nuri’s Batu Belig
Another Ubud transplant, Naughty Nuri’s Batu Belig serves up the same legendary BBQ pork ribs and sinful martinis that made the original location a Bali icon. Grab a seat amid the funky decor and dig into plates of delicious grilled meats, nachos and gourmet sausages washed down with potent bevvies or fresh juices for the teetotalers. They also have drink specials every day of the week and food specials on Fridays and Sundays.
www.naughtynurisbali.com | Jalan Batu Belig, No 41, Kerobokan, Bali
The team at Watercress Cafe are committed to fresh flavours on all fronts. Pop by for a rustic brekkie and a smooth Arabica coffee, head here around noon for the lunch showcase with a wide selection of salads and light bites on display, or order a la carte for hearty sandwiches and burgers. By night the spot transforms into the candlelit Watercress Malam with a menu boasting great cocktails, fine wines and delicious dishes like grilled seafood, lamb chops and tofu stir-fry.
www.watercressbali.com | Jalan Batu Belig, No 21A, Kerobokan, Bali
Coco & Ginger
For all the baby mamas out there, Coco & Ginger is your go-to spot for impossibly cute and chic baby clothes, especially for little girls. The dresses, tops, skirts and shorts here are made with hand-woven fabrics and hand-stitched using a range of techniques like smocking and crocheting, and they come in a range of bright colours and pretty patterns.
www.cocoandginger.com | Jalan Batu Belig, No 88, Kerobokan, Bali
Step inside the treasure trove that is LeMari and you’ll be rewarded with a huge array of antiques, vintage items from across the Indonesian archipelago and unique homewares. Think solid wooden daybeds, brightly painted cabinets, patterned pillows, lamps with intricately carved bases, colourful glassware and decorative ceramic plates.
www.lemaribali.com | Jalan Batu Belig, No 1, Kerobokan, Bali
Popular Australian body salon Bronz offers organic spa treatments along with professional spray tans and cutting edge cosmeceutical anti-ageing treatments from their zen-like space on Jalan Batu Belig. Head here for fresh facials using Dermalogica products, soothing and slimming massages and detoxifying body wraps, or go for the full Stunning & Sexy package that includes a body scrub and spray tan, eyelash extensions, an eyebrow tidy, and a full buff and polish for the fingers and toes.
www.bronz.com.au/bali | Jalan Batu Belig, No 96, Kerobokan, Bali
Travelling to Seminyak with your best mates and/or little ones in tow and looking for a spot that exudes modern tropical luxury? If so, Villa Asta is your spot. This gorgeous 5-bedroom villa is spread out over four separate pavilions flanking a massive free-form pool. The master bedrooms have their own plunge pool, the living and dining spaces are open-sided and surrounded by lush greenery and flowers, and the tricked out TV room and games room means you’ll never be bored. Plus it’s just steps to Batu Belig Beach and buzzing Seminyak.
Clean white lines and gorgeous natural materials like recycled wood, carved stone, and leather are the predominant features at Villa Joss. Adding to the vibe are lotus ponds with koi fish, Indonesian artworks and artefacts, a 16-metre pool with a Jacuzzi, and bright rooms with sliding glass doors that open to the garden or balconies overlooking the pool. This 4-bedroom villa also utilises eco-friendly technologies that allow you to ‘go green’ while still enjoying the utmost comfort and class.