LUXE City Guides
Image default

A Girls Weekend in Bali

Yearning for some R&R with your girlfriends? Look no further than Bali.  Founder of The Slow Mode Kaitie Manani is a regular visitor to the Island of the Gods, popping to the tropical isle several times a year to source gorgeous sustainable fashion, accessories and homewares for her online shopping platform. Kaitie shares her tips on where to shop, sleep and eat on a girls weekend in Bali.  

Updated Mar 2020



Designed by Stuart Membery, the spruce, all-white Villa Lulito is a Hampton-esque oasis right in the middle of Seminyak. It sleeps six comfortably so it’s great for a bigger group. Better yet, it’s two blocks away from my favourite homewares emporium Kim Soo and 5 mins walk to Revolver Espresso, which serves the best coffee and all-day brekkie combo in Seminyak.

Alternatively, if you want a small private hotel that’s uber central, check into colonial-kissed The Colony, right next door to Kim Soo. There’s a big central pool, massage by Bali’s legendary Jari Menari and it’s blissfully kids free (so you get a proper break). Ideal if you’re arriving ahead of the other girls.


Mrs Sippy is the new-ish hot spot for long lunch poolside and sundowner mojitos.


SOUQ is a multi-label fashion and homeware trove stacked with high-end artisanal wares – and quite unlike any other shop on the island. Owner Sophie creates her own unique hammered gold jewellery that’s a real stand out. Their Toby’s Estate coffee is top notch along with the beautiful all-day brekkie menu.

Read More: The Best of Canggu, Bali



Exuding a cool ‘Mad Men meets Palm Springs’ vibe, boutique hotel The Slow opened last year and is a modern, urban-meets-jungle experience, with owner George Gorrow’s (ex Tsubi) amazing art collection adorning the clean-lined cement walls. Make sure you book a room with a plunge pool as not all have them. Dinner here is also well worth it: think clean, slowly made fresh combos.


Right behind The Slow is the majestic yoga studio The Practice, which offers a terrific range of yoga and meditation classes underneath its soaring, open-sided bamboo roof.


Across the road from The Practice is Lacalita, a fab Mexican bar and restaurant that’s always fun and super relaxed. Peloton Supershop is my favourite vegan diner; The Shady Shack is another clean, meat-free hit, while Milk and Madu has the best grilled zucchini omelette on the island and is always good for all-day brekkie, with Revolver coffee, but natch. Take sundowners at eco-luxe La Brisa – the reclaimed woody interiors are incredible – or boho The Lawn, both at surfy Echo Beach


A mere skip from The Slow is stunning day spa and hair salon Spring. Founded by New Zealander Ina Bajaj, it offers brilliant foot massages, nails, facials and blowouts with top-notch imported products, to a backdrop of DJ-spun beats, all under the same roof.


COVE Island Essentials is a beautifully styled concept store housing an expertly edited stash of coastal-inspired fashion (check out the simple linen dresses and leather slides), vintage treasures, homewares and limited ed artworks. It’s a real stand out from the plethora of similar-style fashion boutiques in Bali – a must go!

Hero Image: COVE Island Essentials

Wanting more? Of course you are. Click through to Kaitie’s Hong Kong tips

If you’re jetting off to the Island of the Gods…

Buy the guide button.png

Related posts

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More