What better way to end September than to visit the long-awaited property in Seminyak, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach. Although they still have two more venues to open (Salon Bali and SugarSand Beach Club are set to open by the end of 2017), we got a chance to take a sneak peek of their four restaurants, cafes, and bars. Here’s why we love ’em all!
The first place you will encounter in their rows of dining venues is Makase. It is the hotel’s neighborhood café, inspired by Balinese street food and the island’s daily markets. One thing you will notice about this place is its amazing decor. There are so many elements that just go well together, making it a vibrant and cool hangout spot. It’s contemporary yet casual with an open kitchen serving colorful seasonal flavors for breakfast and dinner and promotes organic farming, animal welfare, and sustainability of land, sea, and wildlife. Designed to share, encouraging a convivial dining experience. Executive Chef Mads Wolff served us some fine dishes include BBQ Glazed Pork Ribs that are just to die for, Balinese Skewers selection, and Soy curried butterfish that makes us leave the place with a big smile. They also offer Indonesia’s local delicacies, such as Nasi Goreng, Es Teler, Seafood Opor; and Terang Bulan (the famous street food sweets of Deep-fried Pancake topped with Chocolate and Condensed Milk). YUM.
2. THE TREE BAR
Organic artisan bar by day and speakeasy cocktail bar by night, the Tree Bar offers both healthy and bespoke refreshments within a gorgeously verdant space bursting with foliage. Organic artisanal offerings and fresh aromatic herbs are at the heart of Tree Bar’s unique Slow Food dining experience. Savour a selection of raw and vegetarian cuisine, as well as a range of fresh salads, finger foods, and infused concoctions. Then, at night, enjoy cool cocktails served in an even cooler glasses. Created by the resort’s BalixologistTM (handcrafting mixed drinks using locally grown herbs, spices, greens and tropical fruits and inspired by Balinese heritage) the drinks menu features temptations such as Laklak Swizzle with Bacardi rum-infused pandan, Arak spice liqueur, pineapple juice, coconut nectar, lime juice and soda water; and Kopi Sik Luh – a twist on the famous Espresso Martini – with Absolut vodka, Pottery Cafe cold brew espresso, white chocolate liqueur, turmeric and vanilla syrup, chocolate bitters and milk foam. There are also plenty of fresh juices and non-alcoholic cocktails, as well as healthy soups and salads.
3. CAVE POOL LOUNGE
By the resort’s main pool is the Cave Pool Lounge, which serves cool and healthy tropical drinks as well as cocktails and craft beers, alongside tasty light bites. For sweet lovers, Cave Pool Lounge offers the only hotel in Bali to have its own home-made rolled ice cream with a base created using fresh local vanilla bean pods and infused with coconut, to be layered with toppings as chosen by patrons looking to cool down in between dips in the pool. Cave Pool Lounge is a trendy take on the traditional pool bar, offering a range of nibbles and refreshments in a vibrantly stylish atmosphere. It’s where you would want to be when Bali’s sun is too much to handle.
4. POTTERY CAFE
Pottery Café is open all day with a finely curated collection of local specialty coffees, teas and chocolate alongside freshly made pastries, charcuterie, artisan bread, pies, fruits and more. It’s the perfect spot to relax with friends and watch the world go by accompanied with a wide selection of coffee, tea, and chocolate that is 100% cultivated in Indonesia archipelago. Pottery Café also offers the authentic café experience as the first hotel’s coffee shop in Indonesia to have its own coffee roasting machine that is designed in Japan and assembled in Java, Indonesia. Other than the drinking experience, Pottery Café also offers a great shopping experience through the retail display of ceramic ware produced by a local partner from Bali, Kevala Pottery. When you’re there, don’t miss trying their Chocolate Banana Croissant. We haven’t been able to get over it!
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach
JI.Camplung Tanduk No. 10 Seminyak, Bali