Bloomfield: We stayed at this eco-chic boutique hotel in Umalas, but should you?

We never really make a point of going to Umalas. In fact, we usually just pass around it on our way from Seminyak to Canggu — but we found ourselves spending the Chinese New Year holiday in Bumbak for a change of scenery. Full disclosure: We were invited to check out the premises and stay a ...

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Handmade Heroes: These Bali artisans are helping crafts find their cool again

Handmade Heroes: These Bali artisans are helping crafts find their cool again

Gone are the days when people thought of crafting as something that’s just within the purview of their grandmothers and preteens at summer camp. In a world where...

Coconuts Bali Directory Contest: Submit your event or business for a chance to win a free advertising campaign!

Coconuts Bali Directory Contest: Submit your event or business for a chance to win a free advertising campaign!

If you’ve been clicking around Coconuts lately, then you’ll have noticed the expansion of the Coco universe — our Coconuts Directory is up and running,...

Spring Spa Review: Here’s what went down in our first-ever facial at Canggu ‘it’ spa

Spring Spa Review: Here’s what went down in our first-ever facial at Canggu ‘it’ spa

We love tropical island life and the warm weather that comes with it, but Bali can be a b*tch if you’ve got sensitive, oily, breakout-prone skin like we do. After...

LTCA: A world-class tennis center and academy is opening in Umalas in May

LTCA: A world-class tennis center and academy is opening in Umalas in May

Whether it’s a slick five-star resort or blaring beach club, development in Bali powers on as usual. But sometimes, you can’t help but wonder if it’s all a bit samey-samey,...

Editors’ Picks: Great music, food and eco-centric events in Bali this February

Editors’ Picks: Great music, food and eco-centric events in Bali this February

What's good on the events horizon this month.

Bali on a budget: Free things to do on the island, from nature trails to art galleries

Bali on a budget: Free things to do on the island, from nature trails to art galleries

'Cause nothing says fun like free stuff.

The eerie charm of Taman Festival Bali, an abandoned theme park turned graffiti artist’s dream

The eerie charm of Taman Festival Bali, an abandoned theme park turned graffiti artist’s dream

One of Bali’s largest off-the-beaten-path attractions is not for everybody. Visitors to the 9-hectare site have to brave dirt, broken glass, as well as dense foliage and plenty...

Pemuteran’s Old-Bali Charm: If you survive the harrowing 4-hour drive, you’ll love it

Pemuteran’s Old-Bali Charm: If you survive the harrowing 4-hour drive, you’ll love it

It takes commitment to visit Pemuteran, a fishing village on Bali’s northwest coast. The four-hour drive from South Bali is a grueling one, through windy, mountainous tracks...

Editors’ Event Picks: Top music, nightlife, and arts & culture happenings in Bali this January

Editors’ Event Picks: Top music, nightlife, and arts & culture happenings in Bali this January

It’s back to business for Bali. After all the red-letter days and big, blowout parties of the festive season, the holiday-makers have gone home, locals are back to work, and the...


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