Umalas and the rice terraces, BaliUmalas is a town in between Seminyak and Canggu. It is surrounded by rice terraces and the most impressive and fastest way to get somewhere is to take a motorbike right through the rice terraces over small uneven roads. The town does not have direct beach access but many fine restaurants, spas and hotels at all different budgets but most of it is a bit upscale since it is really close to Seminyak.
Rice terraces between Canggu and Umalas
Top 5 Restaurants in Umalas!
NookNook restaurant is a beautifully decorated garden restaurant watching over the rice terraces. There are many healthy dishes on the menu that are well presented as well as your favorite snacks. There is even a typical warung style select-from-the-metal-containers buffet. This place is great for breakfast and lunch as well, but it is not cheap.
SusheriaHave you ever heard of Mexican fusion sushi?! Visit Susheria immediately! The restaurant have a nice romantic ambiance with garden views over the rice terraces. The menu comes with a tablet of pictures, ideal to get an idea about the fushion of their food.
Warung DuaYou have two options, select from the prepared dishes on the long warung-style table or a la carte. The food is fresh with many vegetables and healthy ingredients although it is Indonesian style. Other than the fresh and healthy dishes, like quinoa salads for example, you can order delicious hamburgers and dark weat wraps as well. Probably because the food contains many fresh ingredients, it is not cheap.
Rendang RepublikIf you would like to taste rendang the way it is supposed to taste, go to Rendang Republik. Rendang should be cooked slowly, overnight even. You cannot just order it from the menu since the real rendang needs to stew for many hours. Since beef rendang is my favorite Indonesian dish I tried in many times in many different places and they all made it on order. Sometimes the 'sauce' has the right taste but if the beef is just cooked it is not as soft and tasty as it should be.
My advise: The more local the restaurant, the more chance of good rendang. Find it in those 'dirty' looking bright lighted places along the road in metal containers or on a plate behind a curtain right in front of the warung.
Tiflis Georgian RestaurantI have to admit this was the first time I visited a Georgian restaurant so I have nothing to compare with, but I loved this new taste. Especially the appetizer where amazing!
Tiflis Georgian Restaurant.
AccommodationSince we wanted to stay in a spacious room with laptop workspace, air conditioning and a swimming pool close to the beach we stayed in Pandawa All Suite Hotel. Umalas was cheaper for our needs than Canggu with less foreigners.
Having that said, it's about 10 minutes to get to either Canggu or Seminyak by motorbike. We stayed here for one month.
Pandawa All Suite Hotel, Umalas
Transportation & InternetFor information about transportation and internet/WIFI click here!
Other places to explore on Bali!Selamat datang / Welcome to Bali!
The 10 must sees of Bali!
Canggu, surf's up and enjoy the beach vibe!
Sanur, a place to get comfortable and relax!
Tulamben & Amed, quiet black lava beaches and SCUBA diving!
Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali!
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