Thanksgiving in Bali {Seminyak}

Happy Travel Tuesday! We are back in business for the new year.

Back in November when our friends, Jenn and Thomas, were visiting we took off for Bali over Thanksgiving weekend (or Bromatesgiving as we referred to it).

Living in Australia everyone jets off to Bali for holiday because of its cheap cost and (relatively) close location. We had been planning this trip with our friends for a while and were so excited to explore a new country together.

I mentioned before how amazing our AirBnB villa was but honestly pictures do not even do it justice.


We were less than a five minute walk from the beach and even closer to all of Seminyak’s trendy restaurants and boutiques (plus how cute was our flower lined walkway?!).


One of our favorite perks was the Balinese woman that would come over every morning and cook us a traditional breakfast. It was one of my favorite meals from the entire trip.

DSC_0245After being in Thailand and Vietnam just a few months before, Bali seemed a lot more westernized (especially Seminyak). I sometimes felt like I wasn’t even in Asia when we were walking past all the fancy restaurants and super trendy boutiques that would rival any high end neighborhood in Australia.



Our first evening we took a stroll down the beach and saw the most beautiful sunset. We ate a nice dinner and then spent the evening back at the villa drinking Bintangs in our pool.


The following day we decided to check out the Potato Head Beach Club everyone had been telling us about. It didn’t open until 11 so we were creeping around the beach side entrance hoping to snag a cabana when they opened the floodgates. Little did we know they let the line of people from the front entrance in first- whoops!



DSC_0257We still managed to snag two beachfront cabanas and spent the rest of the day lounging, eating and drinking in the sunshine. Travis couldn’t get over the fact that we were hanging out in a pool when the beach was just footsteps away, so we did take some trips down to play in the waves.

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After a sun induced nap back at the house we watched the sunset from some bean bag chairs on the beach and ate dinner at Hank’s Pizza and Liquor. It seemed like a strange choice for Asia but it ended up being some of the best pizza!

 IMG_3596The next day was our big day out to Ubud to see coffee plantations, rice terraces, monkeys and a little more of the local culture. I will be sharing all of that next week. We did have a delicious local meal (with a local price tag) that evening at Warung Mimpi in Seminyak.


DSC_0249Our last day was spent getting $12 hour long massages at the villa, playing on the beach, checking out the boutiques and spending as much time as we could in our favorite spot at the villa…


the pool!

We had such a great, relaxing time in Bali and I would love to go back (and stay at the same place).

Hope everyone is having a great week, I am soaking up as much time as I can with my family here in Texas!

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12 thoughts on “Thanksgiving in Bali {Seminyak}

  1. If it’s already going to be an untraditional Thanksgiving, you might as well go to Bali, right? It looks like Bali is just as beautiful as everybody says that it is and that y’all had the best time! I still can’t believe the great deal y’all got on your AirBNB!

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