My favourite beach spot – Barstarzz Bali

Canggu is full of cute beach spots and beach clubs but I recently discovered this small beach bar that I absolutely fell in love with named Barstarzz.

This spot is everything I imagined what Bali would be like! You can feel the warm sand underneath your feet as you walk towards the bar. Quickly jump on the bamboo and get welcomed by the dogs that love to hang out in the shadow underneath the trees. As you make your way to one of the beanbags you put your beach bag down and release yourself into a bag that in 1 second forms itself into the perfect bed. Put your feet up and enjoy the view.

 

 

A fresh coconut is being cut just behind you and served straight to you with just a straw stuck in it. I mean, whats more refreshing on a hot day?! However, my favourite part is when I finish the coconut, yep you read that right, when I finish it! Because the best part is yet to come! The owner of the bar will get your coconut, split it in half, and give it back to you with a spoon. Trust me, the fresh coconut meat is the most delicious thing in the world!

 

 

As you sit and enjoy the view you set your eyes on the menu which gives you a great selection of sandwiches, fruit bowls, juices, smoothies, cocktails and more. I absolute love the vegan sandwich which is made with crunchy bread, roasted vegetables and a coconut dressing. Its so simple but perfect! An amazing snack is the fresh fruit bowl which I order very often as its just a delicious selection of tropical fruit cut freshly for you at the bar. I appreciate the food so much at this place as its so honest, simple, fresh and delicious. Nothing is added, nothing is overly baked, fried or seasoned with things you can’t pronounce the name of. Its honest food made simple with love.

 

Barstarzz also has an open air gym which makes it perfect to have some fun but also to get a real workout done! After having done some sweating you just set a few steps towards the bar and order yourself a fresh coconut to stay hydrated!

 

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Imagine laying underneath the tropical trees, a slight breeze blows through the leaves letting the sun sneak through. With a fresh watermelon juice in one hand and your feet in the sand. Isn’t that just a Bali dream?

I am in love with this spot and I’m sure you will fall in love with it too! You can find Barstarzz close to Finns Club on Berawa beach in Canggu and its open from 6am until 8pm. So you can stay to witness that magical Bali sunset!

 

 

All images shot with my beautiful Leica Q  – who never leaves my side!

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Beach, fairy lights and live music at Batu Bolong in Bali

Every night in Bali is a goodnight to go out and enjoy the nightlife. If thats going out for drinks and going crazy at Pretty Poison, or if thats sitting on the beach in a Fatboy enjoying a local beer listening to live music. For the people wanting to do the first, I have something in store for you which I will be talking about in the upcoming blogs! But for the people wanting to chill on the beach, watch the sun go down and get that Bali vibe I have just the place for you!  

 

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Batu Bolong beach, Canggu

 

The beach named Batu Bolong in Canggu is always full of people and there is always a great vibe. In the day its a great surfing spot, but stay a little longer in the evening and you will find yourself sitting in a Fatboy watching the sunset with a beer in your hand.

 

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Batu Bolong beach, Canggu

 

Live music is being played and the Bob Marley records are coming out. This whole vibe is just magical. With the sound of the sea crushing against the sand in the background, you tilt your head backwards and look at the stars, thinking “I am never going home”.

 

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Batu Bolong beach, Canggu

 

If you are loving this spot but are starting to get hungry you can either eat on the beach or you can walk up a few meters and you will find a place named Old Mans in which they serve amazing food and drinks. Its also a great spot with the best atmosphere and lovely people! So don’t even get changed and stay in that bikini, and get your booty down to the beach to enjoy one of many Bali’s summer nights!

Where to eat and surf in Bali

 

Another morning, another bird outside my window singing good morning, another sunny day, and another breakfast bowl and a coconut coffee at The Shady Shack around the corner! All in all.. another happy morning in beautiful Bali!

 

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The Shady Shack, Canggu – Bali 

 

However, my breakfast date this morning wasn’t just anyone, she was someone special! You see, originally I was born in Holland and moved to England after middle school. This is where I met a group of girls that quickly meant the world to me! Unfortunately due to circumstances we separated ways. But now, 6 years later and on the other side of the world, we meet again! I couldn’t think of a better breakfast date!

 

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After getting our bellies full of delicious food and coffee we explored Canggu and ended up in one of the best spots for surfing. Now this is a place I will be telling you more about. Tomorrow morning il be heading out for an early surfing sesh, which you will be able to follow on my Instagram!

 

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Today we explored (and apart from discovering that I am in love with Bali) we found lots of amazing spots, restaurants and cafes. Which, I will be telling you about in detail in the next few posts! Keep updated guys, because I will be showing you every corner of this magical place!

Breakfast heaven!

Bonjour my fellow breakfast lovers! I’d like to think I started my morning right by walking down the street and finding myself in breakfast heaven! I ordered in my best French (while a lady was smiling at me) all the brioches I could smell while walking down the street!

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Whats breakfast heaven if it doesn’t include a smoothie! Just a little further down the road I could hear the fruit boxes being stacked on top of each other. As I walked around the corner the colours of the fruit were blooming against the pale background. This shop named Hierbas in St-Maxime doesn’t only sell fresh pressed juices and smoothies but also home-made food such as sandwiches and granola! For the vegans/vegetarians under us, they have some amazing options! The best thing is, you can just drop by and they will make everything in no time in order for you to be on your way and enjoy something delicious and healthy!

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Hierbas, 11 rue Courbet, 83120 SAINTE MAXIME
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Hierbas, 11 rue Courbet, 83120 SAINTE MAXIME
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Hierbas, 11 rue Courbet, 83120 SAINTE MAXIME
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Hierbas, 11 rue Courbet, 83120 SAINTE MAXIME

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Hierbas, 11 rue Courbet, 83120 SAINTE MAXIME

The view from our apartment is mind-blowing. I feel so lucky to be waking up to this view every morning while dipping my warm croissant in my coffee. We booked this apartment using Airbnb which honestly was the most pleasant, quick and amazing service ever! Obviously we decided we wanted to try and get this apartment very quickly, and by our surprise we got a reply very quickly too! This is the second year we have been here now, and we are not planning to leave anytime soon!

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A hippies favourite beach in St Tropez

Here I am, sitting outside with my feet up. Writing this article overlooking the harbour of St-Maxime. It’s still warm. The swallows are flying above me, but seem to dive back down closer to the ground, they say this means thunder is on it’s way.

Today I went back to my what is my favourite beach in St-Tropez right now! Unlike many other beaches here this one is rather small. – One of the reasons why I like it so much! I walk in and they recognise me, even the parakeets they have standing in the middle of the terrace start shouting and singing, I guess they recognised me too!

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“Britt, would you like an espresso?” he says in a french accent trying his hardest to speak out my name, in which he thinks is the correct way. “I guess they have realised I have a coffee addiction” I thought while I quickly nodded and smiled.

You can walk to the sea and have a swim with the fish. – If they don’t start nibbling on your feet. Dangle your feet down while sitting in one of the wooden hanging chairs with a juice in your hand. Or have an amazing lunch while listening to Brazilian music while the parakeets sing along in the background. It’s a magical beach!

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Perfect day in St-Tropez

The window blew open, the warmth quickly found its way inside, voices shouting “Bonjour!” outside my window. I could already smell the fresh croissants. I quickly jumped up, threw on a dress and followed my nose to the closest bakery.

After breakfast we found ourselves wondering around St-Tropez, but were determined to find a tiny secret beach that has been there for years but honestly forgot about the fact it even existed! After a long but beautiful walk we finally found our secret beach! – I forgot how beautiful it really is! The amazing thing is, not many people know about it. So it is never overcrowded and it has a very relaxing vibe! The food is amazing too, which you can enjoy at the tables but also on your bed while baking in the hot sun! The name of the beach is Plage Des Graniers, but lets keep this our secret!! Shhhh..

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Plage Des Graniers
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Plage Des Graniers
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Plage Des Graniers

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Now, let me tell you something about one of the best restaurants in St-Tropez. – At least in my opinion! Located in one of the small streets you will find a Thai restaurant. This Thai restaurant is not just a restaurant, it literally serves your dream food! It is absolutely incredible and a MUST visit! The colours and the flavours they serve on each plate is insane, with every single bite you will be closing your eyes and without even realising the corners of your mouth will lift. This food really does make you smile!

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Restaurant BanH-Hoï

When I wonder around St-Tropez I love to walk past one of my favourite hotels. It is perfect for having a drink but even more amazing to stay the night! This hotel will blow your mind as the interior is extremely stunning. – Definitely my favourite hotel in St-Tropez! It is called Pan Dei Palais and is located on Rue Gambetta. It is quite hidden so you might easily walk past it! – And you definitely don’t want to miss this!

If I had to recommend any hotel it would definitely be this one! So go and have a look, you will LOVE IT just as much as I do!!

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Pan Dei Palais
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Pan Dei Palais