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!).
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?