Indonesian Travel Diary – Sunset At Rock Bar.

I’ve been so excited to bring you on my travels! Bali was more perfect than I could ever have hoped; it’s such a dreamy place, I can’t wait to go back and I can’t wait to share all it’s beauty with you!

Speaking of beauty, I can think of no better starting place for my travel diaries, than Rock Bar…

Rock Bar is actually part of the Ayana resort, which looks *amazing* if you’re lucky enough to be staying there! Your cab will drop you outside, where staff will seamlessly usher you towards the infinity pool in pursuit of the Rock Bar… The perfect stop for a quick outfit pic (not sure I like this dress on as much as I liked it on the hanger. It was not meant for someone with boobs, I felt pretty big in it, and it also STANK of chemicals when it arrived – so weird!).

Dress is PLT, and shoes are Steve Madden (pictured later)

The view is pretty stunning, and really gives a feel of Balinese luxury.

You’ll hurry down some steps, only to be greeted by a strange contraption with someone waiting by it – it’s a cable car, which will give you an incredible view as you hurtle down the hill side. Over in less than 10 seconds, you’ll find yourself on a pretty little balcony.

We opted for a bed, where minimum spend was 600,000 IDR (roughly £35.00) which I highly recommend; this is where you’ll get the best views. They also give you an umbrella to block out the sun – which surprisingly was super needed! Originally, our dinner reservations were for 21:00, but they actually do some pretty delicious sushi and other snacks which you can enjoy whilst you wait for the sun to drop further into the sea.

The menu just tells you straight what’s in your cocktail – so I loved when they brought out this Ginger-Berry Tini, a strawberry flavoured cocktail with a real kick of ginger, which came with the glass perched on top of a glass sphere full of dry ice (I really need to stop being so impressed by dry ice…) – a little extra theatre which we weren’t expecting!

But the show really kicks off at about 18:00, the sky suddenly changes, the sun turns to a deep orange, fishing boats race back home with their hauls from the sea and in a matter of minutes the sunsets…

Rock Bar was honestly one of my favourite places we visited – we cancelled our dinner reservations in the end, as we had had our fill of cocktails, sunset and snacks!

I’ll be honest – Rock Bar is at the pricier end of things to do in Bali. I hear great things about the food there, and can vouch that the bar snacks menu (despite not looking hugely appealing in the menu pics), is pretty beautifully done.

Whilst slightly more expensive, you’ll probably spend here what you’d spend on a few cocktails in London – but for that view, and for that sunset? Totally worth it.

We finished with a glass of champers, and L told me her new toast, which I think might just be my new mantra:

“to a life well lived”…

I’d strongly recommend booking before going, grabbing one of their beds if you can and you’ll need to be in smart attire (which I won’t lie, was HOT going in fancy dresses waiting for the sun to go down). Let me know if you do go!

Where’s your favourite place to watch a magical sunset?

Kate x

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  1. Hannh
    September 12, 2017 / 6:37 am

    I’ve always wanted to go to Bali, it sounds and looks like the adventure of a life time!

    • Kate
      September 16, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      It’s beautiful and so cheap once you’re there! Totally worth it!
      Kate x

  2. September 12, 2017 / 8:51 am

    Wow these photos are absolutely stunning… I’m a sucker for a beautiful sunset too. I’m not much of a traveller and I’m not a fan of the heat too so Bali would probably be too much for me but it does look incredible – a YouTuber I watch has just been there for a few months and I was glued to her videos. Also, I think the dress looks lovely on! It’s different but it looks gorgeous (: xxz

    • Kate
      September 16, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      Aw thank you Jenny, I’m not too good in the heat and neither is my best gal pal who I went with but the temperature in Bali is just absolutely perfect! The videos sound great! Aw thank you for your complement RE: the dress – I need to make some adjustments to it but I’m growing to like it (I think!)
      Kate x

    • Kate
      September 16, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      You should definitely head there Hannah – it’s so beautiful!
      Kate x

    • Kate
      September 16, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      Definitely add it to your bucket list 🙂
      Kate x

  3. September 12, 2017 / 11:42 am

    Bali is top of my travel bucket list, even more so now!

    • Kate
      September 16, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      Yay I’m so glad to hear that Llinos!
      Kate x

  4. A Sparkle Of Grace
    September 12, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    It looks so stunning there! I would dearly love to travel more.

    A Sparkle Of Grace

    • Kate
      September 16, 2017 / 2:59 pm

      Wouldn’t it be so lovely to travel all the time?
      Kate x

  5. September 12, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    Ohhh Kate. This looks incredible. YOU look incredible. That dress is beautiful on you, and I love your shoes! What absolutely stunning photos! (I’m so glad your blog finally let you upload these!) Bali is somewhere I really want to visit – we actually debated it for honeymoon.
    This looks like the most gorgeous way to spend an evening, and that Ginger-Berry Tini sounds so good!
    So excited for the rest of your travel posts and photos!!
    Hels 💜💕

    • Kate
      September 16, 2017 / 3:01 pm

      Oh Hels, you’re just the sweetest! Thank you for your lovely compliment on the dress. Hopefully I will grow to like it! It’s amazing you should definitely keep Bali on your ‘to travel’ list! I’m so glad you like the photos in this post especially as you know the blood, sweat and tears which went into trying to get these uploaded ha ;-). Thanks as always for your lovely lovely comment!
      Kate x

    • Kate
      September 16, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      Awww you would loooove Bali guys! It’s right up your street! The food here looked amazing too, really hope you guys get to visit Bali, your videos would be amazing!
      Kate x

  6. September 13, 2017 / 7:51 am

    Oh my gosh, I’m jealous of your adventures <3 The photos are stunning, the day I feel comfortable going over seas I will have to visit all the places you go, you're truly a travel inspiration xx

    • Kate
      September 16, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      Awww thank you Maddi! If I can do it, so can you!
      Kate x

  7. September 13, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Adding to my list of places to visit when I finally make it to Bali. That view *swoon*
    Xx

    • Kate
      September 16, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      Yes do it Anna! 🙂
      Kate x

  8. September 13, 2017 / 8:06 pm

    Oh my gosh this looks and sounds beautiful! Rather pricey but well worth it for a holiday treat! I think your dress really suits you and the shoes are gorgeous! Looks like an incredible experience!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • Kate
      September 16, 2017 / 3:07 pm

      It was surprisingly expensive compared to the rest of Bali, but def a holiday treat! Aw thank you so much for your lovely complement on the dress and shoes!
      Kate x

  9. abbeylouisarose
    September 13, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Oh my GOODNESS this looks absolutely breathtaking!! I am not surprised that you cancelled dinner and stayed here all night, look at those views! The dry ice cocktail looks amazing too, I would definitely have been impressed as well! The dress looks utterly stunning on you, I think it suits you perfectly! Your figure is incredible and I wish I had those boobs, so don’t you dare complain about them hehe! Your hair looks fab too, I wish I could get mine to hold a curl as beautifully! (Is there a single aspect of this post I haven’t waxed lyrical about yet?!) Looking forward to the next travel instalment!

    Abbey 😇 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Kate
      September 16, 2017 / 3:09 pm

      Awww thank you Abbey! I know I get so excited by things that look even vaguely magical ha ;-). Aw I’m glad you like the dress – and trust me the boobs are more effort than they’re worth, this dress in particular made them a little, er, more sociable than I would like ;-). The curls are super easy – I use a Mark Hill curling wand – I’ll bring it over when I see you and Hels and we can give it a whirl! 🙂
      Kate x

    • Kate
      September 16, 2017 / 3:12 pm

      Aw thank you so much Jamie!
      Kate x

  10. September 14, 2017 / 7:51 am

    Bali has been on my list for ages, my friend just got back and she raved about it. It looks beautiful! X

    • Kate
      September 16, 2017 / 3:12 pm

      It’s totally worth raving about! Get there ASAP girl 😉
      Kate x

  11. September 14, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Looks like a gorgeous place. I’m all for a fancy cocktail so this sounds perfect!

    Can’t wait to read more about your travels.

    Steph
    http://www.wanderlustpulse.com

    • Kate
      September 16, 2017 / 3:13 pm

      You’re my kind of girl Steph – how could you not like a fancy cocktail!? 😉
      Kate x

  12. Olivia Mulhearn
    September 14, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    wow what stunning photos! i really want to visit here it sounds amazing! you looked lovely to

    • Kate
      September 16, 2017 / 3:13 pm

      Aw thank you so much Olivia!
      Kate x

  13. September 19, 2017 / 9:52 pm

    I love your travel posts! When I read them I feel as if I have travelled abroad to these amazing places too! Your photos are fab! I love your sunset pic in particular. It sounds wonderful to just lie there and watch the sun and watch the world go by. I hope you had a lovely time! I love the floral pattern of the dress too!

  14. September 25, 2017 / 9:26 am

    The photos in this post are absolutely amazing. Seriously breathtaking. This sounds like the perfect evening to me! I definitely already wanted to visit Bali, but this will be added to the list of things I want to do there for sure!
    Love,
    Hayley x
    Lifethroughtsg.com

  15. Sarah Ann
    September 25, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    I totally agree – the extra expensive for that view is well worth it! I’ve always wanted to go to Bali, looks incredible.

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