Grocer & Grind Echo Beach NOW OPEN

Born out of the need for seriously good coffee, Grocer and Grind has been delivering quality  service, coffee and food for over 7 years. The Seminyak flagship store is popular spot of mine for a glass of red and its sensational meals all day long. Particularly when my boys were smaller as it is one of the first places to open in the morning and they love to feed the huge fish at the entrance. It was awesome when they opened a café on the Bukit, it just makes the all day surf trips more tolerable with a coffee in my belly. Most recently making a welcome glamorous addition to the scene in Sanur, long term holiday makers who prefer that side of the island, welcomed the fresh ground and expertly created coffee and bite to eat. Grocer and Gring has just opened its doors next to the hugely anticipated Sea Sentosa in Echo Beach. I know some of you will be incredibly nostalgic like me about the area and will reminisce about when it was just s tiny shack on the beach with an incredibly awful toilet. Yep the area has evolved and as long as its as classy and quality like this place who am I to stand in the way of development. Enjoy the cool air con inside or breezy outside option, with superfast free wifi and some tasty offerings on the menu, check it out if your in the area x

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Island Getaways …..

If you are after a true island get away, getting back to basics?  then have a look at Mu Bali, located on the Bukit cliff tops in Bingin. With amazing views of the ocean and a variety of thatched roof huts/ bungalows available. The French owners will do their very best to take care of you, with the yummiest communal dinners with a selection of salads , grilled fish and so much more each night at 7.45.  You will make new friends, relax enjoy the most sensational views in Bali. Make sure you don’t leave any valuables around otherwise the cheeky monkeys which live close by may decide to reposes them. Only 30 minutes from Kuta and close to some of the most beautiful white sand beach’s of Dreamland and Padang Padang, a great location to relax , cruise and soak up the sun. Check out ‘Isha’ the open air villa AMAZING …

http://www.mu-bali.com/index.html

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Finn’s Beach Club ~ The Bukit

283 295 275 253 246 235 280 342If you are planning a day trip then perhaps consider a drive up to the Bukit ( near Uluwatu ) to spend the day at Finn’s Beach Club. Entrance is via the Semara Luxury Villa’s and it is $25 USD per adult ( kids under 12 free) which is redeemable for food and drinks. You can enjoy the sun lounges and a swim for the day. There are many stairs to go down and you have a ride in the inclinator which was my favourite part. This place is not cheap , however it is beautiful , plan to get there around 9 to ensure a lounge, it can get busy on the weekends. You can actually walk along the beach to the Nammos Beach Club. I personally prefer Finn’s xxx.