Island guide: Bali
Surf's up ... board riders scope the waves at Echo Beach (right); catch of the day at Alila Seminyak (middle right); one of Bali's famed sunsets from the Como Uma Canggu hotel (far right). translates into its boutiques: homewares store Bungalow Living will kit your house out in beach chic, and you can top up with ethical buys from Beyond Borders and Jungle Trader’s treasure trove( bungalow living bali. com, beyondbordersimports.com, thejungletrader.com).
The latest opening, Lyfe Concept Bali (instagram.com/ lyfe _ by _ marina), blends a cafe, homewares and fashion featuring local designers on Jalan Pantai Berawa, while those needing a surfboard as a souvenir should head to Deus ex Machina, in Seminyak and Canggu (deuscustoms.com).
Every budget is catered for in these three key tourist areas: families appreciate Sheraton Bali Kuta’s (sheratonbalikuta.com) fantastic kids club and it doesn’t hurt that it’s linked to Beachwalk Mall.
Seminyak is filled to the brim with beautiful villas: Elite Havens lists some of the island’s iconic properties, while Space Villas is popular with smaller families with very young children (elitehavens. com, spaceatbali.com).
For beachfront beauty, Alila Seminyak (alilahotels.com) channels cool Asian tropical style and runs shopping safaris,