Picture this: you’re finishing deadlines with the stunning white beach scenery in front of you. Is that even possible? It is in Bali! A workation day in Bali is a complete 24-hour pass to its ocean view. Allow yourself to explore Bali's beautiful island while also keeping your productivity to an all-time high. Whether you choose to go to feel-good resorts or multitask at a co-working space, Bali's scenery and hip places will surely keep you productive throughout the day.
So, to assist your plans for having a dreamy workation in Bali, here are 7 must-try activities to boost your productivity.
1 | Escape your ordinary home office with feel-good resorts
Trade-in your current view with the lush tropical greenery in Hotel Vila Lumbung. Located amidst Bali's exotic gardens, this 4-star resort offers tranquility at its best. Feel the most comfort while doing your daily tasks in their spacious lumbung (traditional rice storage) style villas and served by friendly staff. They also provide complete facilities, including free Wi-Fi, a private balcony, and swimming pool access. They even facilitate a kid's playground for your children to enjoy.
But the best part about this hotel is its strategic location! Just 800 meters from Petitenget and Seminyak beaches, you can take a quick stroll between breaks to refresh your minds. Then discover the well-known attractions in Kuta and Legian regions as it is only a 15-minute drive. Hotel Vila Lumbung is affordable as well, starting their prices at IDR 400,000 per night.
Hotel Vila Lumbung
Address: Jl. Petitenget , Seminyak, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Phone: +62 361 4730 204
If you want to splurge on luxurious workation stays in Bali, we recommend The St. Regis Bali Resort. This 5-star hotel offers 41 exquisite villas with private pools and pavilions, boasting its pristine beach in Nusa Dua. Notably, their Strand Villa is Bali's only private villa to grant you direct access to its shore.
Experience a hassle-free productive workation as your kids have fun in the on-site Children's Learning Center. Then enjoy Balinese Fire Dance performance at the villa's staircase and dine their local and international menus in their finest restaurants. To assist your best workation experience, they facilitate a 24-hour St. Regis butler service, catering to your every need. The price of this resort can start from IDR 6,500,000 per night.
The St. Regis Bali Resort
Address: Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua, Blok Lot S6, Nusa Dua, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80363
Phone: (0361) 8478111
2 | Look for a cozy Coworking space
Discover a relaxed ambiance in Hub Bali Coworking Space in Legian. With a personal desk, Skype booth, indoor and pool view space sections, you'll surely experience a cozy workation. Swimming pool usage is also provided here to refresh your creative minds. With 24/7 access and high-speed internet, this coworking spot is worth your buck. Prices start at IDR 100,000 per day.
Hub Bali Coworking Space
Address: Jl. Nakula No.9, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Open hours: 24 hours
Check out state-of-the-art facilities combined with scenic landscapes at Dojo Coworking Space. This two-story building offers soundproof skype booths, cozy conference rooms, and spacious areas for personal work or team collaboration. Switch landscapes in between meetings here at its swimming pool or lush tropical gardens. Though its 6 business grade fiber-optic lines can get any digital nomad excited, its regular community activities of workshops, skill-sharing sessions, and network events are the best part about this coworking space! Prices start at IDR 800,000 for 30 hours of monthly access
Dojo Coworking Space
Address: Jl. Pantai Batu Mejan No.88, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Open hours: 8:00 AM - 12.00 AM.
3 | Bring your laptop to the beach
Take your work to a Spanish and Balinese beach vibe at La Plancha, Seminyak. Nestled at the Mesari Beach, La Plancha is the first Chiringuito styled restaurant and bar, offering Spanish and other international cuisines. The bright colors in this spot were inspired by vintage designs bringing something unique to your Bali workation. There is no fee to enter; purchase a menu or drink of your choice, and the beach view is all yours!
Address: Jalan Mesari Beach, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Phone: +62 878-6141-6310
Open hours: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Ignite your creativity spark with savory dishes and spectacular views of Mertasari Beach at Genius Cafe! This location is dedicated to stimulating your vital health and wellness, providing menus from the freshest ingredients possible. With postcard views of the beach and satisfying super foods, we know you'll have a productive stress-free workation here! One year of this spot's coworking access starts at US$ 97.
Address: Jl. Kusuma Sari, Sanur Kauh, Kec. Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80228
Phone: +62 811 3888568
Open hours: 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4 | Wind down at Bali's natural excitement
Unwind your day’s worth of work and immerse yourself in Bali's very own Monkey Forest Ubud. These vast 27 acres of forest comprise lush trees, ancient statues, and the adorable Balinese long-tailed monkey. Though these animals are entirely harmless, please keep in mind to avoid bringing food with you and stay close to rangers in the area for a secure, comfortable exploration. The ticket fee is still relatively cheap, with just IDR 60,000 for children and IDR 80,000 for adults.
Monkey Forest Ubud
Address: Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Phone: (0361) 971304
Open hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Need more of Bali's scenic landscapes for your workation adventure? The Selosa will be your ultimate choice! Indulge in the refreshing waterfall views, where you can swim, float, or relax in the calm waters. Release your tension by swinging with full sight of the area's waterfalls. The entrance fee is just IDR 20,000 and an extra IDR 15,000 for some swinging fun.
Address: Jl. Swadaya, Antapan, Kec. Baturiti, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82191
Social media: https://instagram.com/tamanselosa_waterfallview?igshid=f2lzsdtdcqhb
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
5 | Sip a cup of inspiration at coffee shops
Start your workation adventure with a cup of coffee from Revive Cafe. Located just 1,6 km away from Ubud's center, you can easily access this homey cafe spot. Besides some great coffee choices, they also offer healthy, delicious foods, with vegetarian and vegan options, to boost your health and well-being. Don't worry; you won't break your pockets here! The drinks and food menu ranges from IDR 40,000 - IDR 79,000.
Address: Jl. Penestanan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/revivebali/
Open hours: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (closes on Wednesdays)
Take a short coffee break for some inspiration at the famous Ritual Coffee & Eatery. While you can get the usual ice latte here, this place offers a variety of drinks, like smoothies and healthy jamu drinks for you to enjoy. You can choose different menus from this café shop, including Indonesian and Western cuisines. Vegetarians and vegan menus are also available. It's not expensive either since menu prices range from IDR 40,000 to IDR 95,000. Offering super-fast internet and a cozy atmosphere, Ritual Coffee & Eatery is a great workation spot for remote workers!
Ritual Coffee & Eatery
Address: Jl. Pantai Berawa No.24, Tibubeneng, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Social media: https://www.instagram.com/ritualcoffeeberawa/?hl=en
Open hours: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
6 | Work & dine with marvelous views of nature
Whether you decide to bring your work or dine after working hours, Nook is an escapade to Bali's naturalistic beauty of rice fields. With a back-to-nature modern concept, this restaurant showcases Balinese, Indonesian, and Western infused menus. You can easily spend IDR 100,000 - IDR 200,000 here, but it's relatively cheap for such spectacular outdoor sights!
Address: Jl. Umalas I No.3, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Phone: (0361) 8475625
Social media: https://instagram.com/nook_bali
Open hours: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Try the iconic The Swept Away Restaurant Ubud in your workation itinerary plans. Overlooking Bali's hillside and rice field terrain, this restaurant provides a dreamy spot for you to complete a productive day at work. This eatery savors comfort food inspired by local Indonesian flavors to international favorites. One cool thing about this spot is its cultural demonstration activities, teaching visitors how to play gamelan or learn how to make ceremonial offerings. The menus here are relatively affordable, as they range from IDR 35,000 to IDR 295,000.
The Swept Away Restaurant Ubud by The Samaya Ubud
Address: Jl. Baung, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Phone: 62-361-973 606
Open hours: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7 | Reward yourself with a rejuvenating spa
Overlooking the Tjampuhan valley in Ubud, Pita Maha Spa is just what you need to replenish your body and mind. Experience leisure with their dedicated treatments inspired by traditional Balinese healing practices. You can also indulge in their other facilities, including their pavilion, hot and cold tubs, and steam room. A spa treatment starts at around IDR 410,000.
Pita Maha Spa
Address: Jl.Sanggingan PO Box 198, Ubud 80571, Bali,Indonesia
Open hours: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Give yourself an extra pampering with a cliff edge spa and ocean view at La Joya. It offers numerous spa treatments like facial and body treatments, Mai Tai, Thai Massages, and the traditional Balinese spa. After a long day in front of your laptop, some head massage is all you need to release tension. With a 15-minute head massage, you'll only need to pay IDR 150,000. Be sure to check the availability dates of the spa treatment of your choice.
La Joya Senses Spa
Address: Biu Biu Resort, Jl. Pantai Balangan, Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361
Phone: +62 812-3973-2090
Open hours: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The thought of changing your scenery to exotic Bali landscapes while typing an email is just completely satisfying. Wouldn’t you agree? So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your future workation plans to the exotic Island of gods and we’ll see you there!