Until recently, Pererenan counted among Bali’s best-kept secrets. Not far from Petitenget and Seminyak yet on its own wavelength entirely, the village Further calls home embodies the Bali of old, its lush natural beauty matched only by the smiles of locals. Of course, secrets this good never stay hidden forever. Over the past few years, our laid-back seaside village has awakened as a destination for artists, pro surfers, and free spirits. Now on the cusp of coming into its own, its evolution is being gently guided by a community of locals and long-time expats offering thrilling opportunities for rejuvenation, and revelling. Here we share some of our favourites that might become yours, too.
Jl. Pantai Pererenan No.132
Its name reads like an invitation, as do the clean visual codes of its minimalist interior. At Honey, simplicity sets the tone, offering guests a space to breathe, reset, and replenish with honest food inflected with Mediterranean flair. A generous brunch service stretches all the way to 5pm, when the kitchen pivots to an equally enticing dinner menu.
Go: For a late and lazy weekend brunch.
Get: The tropical fruit platter, a work of high-vitamin art.
(Eat & Caffeinate)
Jl. Pantai Pererenan 81a
Replenish your energy post-yoga at this local bakery and coffee roastery, which pairs breakfast goods grounded in French and Scandinavian baking traditions with Antipodean-style coffee culture. Beans are sourced from around Bali and Indonesia, roasted on site and brewed to uncompromising standards.
Go: For a carb- and caffeine-based breakfast of champions.
Get: An almond croissant paired with the Honey Handbrew Filter, sweet and clean with notes of chocolate, honey and tangerine.
(Meet, Work & Get Inspired)
Jl. Pantai Pererenan 114
A genre-defying local favourite from the owners of Zest in Ubud, all-day dining destination Mostly is totally on point. In a paradisiacal tropical garden, a winding stone path winds towards an airy, sun-dappled courtyard and restaurant, where whirring wooden fans and sculptural, low-hanging lamps set a serene mood for every time of day, from a quiet morning moment in the zen tea room to an evening live music set.
Go: To impress guests with a showstopping plant-based dinner.
Get: The vegan sushi set, featuring miso eggplant, torched watermelon, avocado and smoked tomatoes.
(Shop & Relax)
Jl. Pantai Pererenan No.140-130
“Built with love in Bali” is the premise behind lifestyle lab Muka, whose artisans draw on traditional methods to create all-natural skincare, soaps and incense made from local herbs, spices, and organic oils. An accompanying range of organic clothing made with movement in mind promises to elevate your yoga wardrobe, and an on-site spa offers the best facials on the island.
Go: For a glowy face treatment that’ll make you feel like new.
Get: A set of Wargasari Dupa Incense, made from three Balinese woods.
(Dine & Drink)
Jl. Pantai Pererenan No.133
Tucked into a jungle-fringed courtyard oasis, casual-fine dining establishment
Shelter raises the bar for Pererenan’s buzzing dining scene. Helmed by highly credentialed head chef Stephen Moore, the kitchen serves up a seasonal slew of refined dishes that fuse Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours, brought to life over an open fire.
Go: When you’ve got something to celebrate.
Get: The fire-ash grilled calamari with burnt lemon salsa, sorrel burnt butter and garlic yoghurt.
The Path Yoga
Jl. Munduk Tengah No.3
“The pose begins when you want to leave it” is the mantra of this community yoga centre, where a varied class schedule invites you to find your way back to yourself. Greet the morning with Sunrise Hatha, reset with Vinyasa Flow, or unwind in a late afternoon Yin Yoga session. Special events including intensive workshops and sound bath sessions round out the holistic offering of calm.
Go: To take a moment to find your flow.
Get: Inspired to move at your own rhythm.
Jl. Pantai Pererenan No.150
Softly glowing lanterns cast a magical light on this all-day eatery serving delectable Indian food with Western tweaks. Come for a morning hot chai fixed by head barista Odhik or an evening meal prepared over a smoky tandoor grill. Whatever the occasion, expect a no-shortcuts approach: from freshly ground spices to slow marinades, it’s all prepared from scratch and made with care.
Go: To experience contemporary takes on traditional Indian food.
Get: The lunchtime Thali set, a tribute to the owner’s mother Rani’s
Jl. Pantai Pererenan No.115
This bright and cosy joint promises to broaden your Korean culinary horizons thanks to a fresh and handmade menu that kicks off with lunch (make that the Kimchi Bokkeumbap, Korea’s answer to Nasi Goreng) and takes you through the afternoon (cool down with a Bingsu shaved ice bowl) to late night dinner (a Hanjeongsik home-style feast, perhaps?) Whatever your order, it’ll add just the right amount of spice to your day.
Go: For a health-filled, nourishing lunch with friends.
Get: The signature Kimbap, a Korean seaweed and rice roll akin to sushi.
(Unwind & Groove)
The Bali beach views of your dreams are best taken in from under a thatched umbrella on the rooftop of this buzzy beach club. With a sundowner in hand and resident DJs serving funk and disco-heavy vibes, Sol is the place to be, whether you’re whiling away the afternoon on a poolside daybed, taking in the views over sunset solo or meeting friends for a cocktail to kick off the evening.
Go: To see and be seen as late afternoon slips into dusk.
Get: The ‘Solful’ house cocktail: tequila shaken with fresh lime and coconut.
(Dine & Cook)
Jl. Pantai Pererenan No.7
For when nothing will do but a hearty, home-cooked Italian meal, this character-filled Italian restaurant from the team behind Zibirú has your evening covered. Fresh pasta is churned out daily and served in simple sauces alongside a selection of classic regional dishes from around the peninsula.
Go: To learn how to make Nonna-worthy pasta at a cooking class.
Get: The fresh pasta to take away and prepare at home.