Happy New Year 2012! The year of 2011 had been so colorful, I have so much to be thankful for over this past year! Some highlights of 2011 : Being hospitalized for a surgery – Getting married and had 3 weddings in Bali and Bangkok – Honeymoon and family trips to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Bangkok – and as I’m writing this post, I’m having this little baby in my tummy, that is due on March 2012!
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all my blog readers for the love and support during this year, I know I’m not as productive as I used to be, but I’m hoping to write more about the beauty of Bali in the year of 2012. There are just too many places and spots that still haven’t been revealed and told! Please stay with me as I’m revealing Bali best kept secrets…
One of Bali’s most favorite culinary spot in Jimbaran area is the by the sea side seafood restaurants, either in Muaya Beach, near Four Seasons Resorts, or the other spot in Kedonganan. For some people, seafood dining is not a very cheap option, the price for one kg of shrimp could reach Rp 170,000 and you don’t just order rice + shrimp when you eat seafood. And because most of the restaurants lining up at these spots have the kitchen located near the sitting area, it is not surprised your hair, your cloth will smell like a grilled fish when you get back to the hotel.
We are glad to find this one and only cafe called Wali Beach Cafe, located at the end of Kelan Beach, with a spectacular view of fishermen boats, white sand beach, children playing on the sand, so tranquil and far from the busy streets with big buses of tourists and most importantly..it’s grilled fish smell and smoke free! Giving it’s very special location, Wali Beach Cafe is an ideal place to hold a special event, ie. wedding, party, group dinner, as they are ready to set up the place and make it your celebration spot, like..our wedding that took place here a while ago. It has a very romantic background setting with spectacular sunset to enjoy after our wedding ceremony.The sky was magical that day…
Orange highlight on Jimbaran sky
Table Setting preparation for our wedding reception
Thank you to Hermien bali-inmotion.com for the spectacular Fire Dance show!
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Price is relatively lower than those cafes in Muaya and Kedonganan Beach, plus WBC has some set menu options to choose should you wish to book the place for your event with limited budget per person. I would strongly suggest to make a booking at least one day before if you are going to enjoy seafood at WBC. This is not a touristy seafood resto, and not too popular either, so you want to make sure when you call to book, that they provide only fresh and catch of the day fish or shrimp. Sometimes it’s a bit tricky in Bali, they always say the fish is fresh, but you know they’re not – only by looking at them before they grill them.
Bali and its culinary spots are growing…By the time I write this post, Benny just told me there are now two new restaurants, adding more competitors to WBC.
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Thank you to Michaela MacDonnell – Balistarz for the beautiful rose petals
WALI BEACH CAFE
Go straight down to Jl Uluwatu II,
Pass Bali Intercontinental Hotel and Kasih Ibu Hospital,
Look for blue sign board of WBC on the left side of the road.
Jl Segara Madu (it’s a one way street, so take the second alley after)
Kelan Beach, Jimbaran
Tel : (0361) 743 5460
Contact Person : Bapak Putu Maryana