Three main things a digital nomad in Bali will be looking for: Accommodation, a work space and a place to recharge and rejuvenate. Depending on your preferences and budget, these things can look very different - but rest assured that Bali has options for you no-matter what you prefer comfort or budget-wise.
Where to stay
Accommodation options start out very simple and inexpensive. You can rent a local kos or homestay that usually consists of one room plus bathroom and a shared kitchen and garden area. This is a great way to save money and also meet local friends who may be your close neighbor or host. To find accommodation like this, it is best to ask around once you arrive in Bali because these are often not listed online and much less expensive if you find them offline. If you want to try finding them before arriving, try to get connected with locals or expats through Facebook groups. There are special Facebook groups that help people find housing in many areas of Bali.
If you are wanting a more vacation or luxury vibe, villas are plentiful and come in many different sizes and options. You can rent a villa easily online and either share with roommates or find one to rent on your own. These are easier to arrange in advance through various rental sites and also quite easy to find through Facebook groups as well.
Many digital nomads in Bali end up choosing a co-living space and this is because of the convenience and networking options. Two of the best options on the island are Outpost and Dojo where you can live, work and network all in one place. Both have a strong sense of community. Outpost has two locations in Bali so you can choose to live close to the ocean and hot night spots of Canggu or surrounded by jungle, waterfalls and rice terraces in the heart of Bali – Ubud. Dojo is based in Canggu, great to stay for beach and surf lovers. Both provide everything you need as a digital nomad – from fast internet, comfy work spaces and private meeting rooms to community and training events that help you build and grow your skills. Some other co-living options in Bali are Hubud, Co Work Surf and Hub Bali.
Where to work
Depending on where you decide to stay, there are many options for work spaces. Everyone works differently and the atmosphere of your work space can make a huge difference to your productivity and focus. Outpost and Dojo as mentioned above, are great places to work whether you stay there or not. They are one of the top co-working spaces in Bali and have many levels of membership options to fit your preferences and needs.
Bali is the land of fabulous cafés with fun food and Instagram-able opportunities. Many of these are a great place to set up your computer and get your work on. Ubud, Sanur, Seminyak and Canggu all offer many options. Some favorite spots for digital nomads in Bali are Crate Café, Betelnut Café, Ingka Restaurant, Kebun Bistro, Kopi Desa Ubud, Shelter Bali and many more. Get out, explore and you’ll be sure to find a place that inspires you and fills your specific Wi-Fi and power outlet needs!
If you enjoy a peaceful atmosphere and top-notch healthy smoothies and foods to fuel your work, Genius Café Vision is a perfect choice. They are more than just a café, they offer a full retreat option and a calm space that is far from the hustle and bustle of the island. It’s a great place to relax, focus and try organic-sourced and locally crafted foods full of flavor and unique combinations. They also have a location in Sanur on the beach if you’re a toes-in-the-sand type of worker.
Where to play (and rejuvenate)
If you set up your base for any amount of time in Bali, it’s important to work but equally important to fit in some fun and rejuvenating activities. This allows you to stay sharp and appreciate the incredible island while you’re here. Aloha Bali Surf is a great place to start if you’re looking for some adventure and activity. They offer tour options, surfing lessons, board rentals/ repairs and even yoga. No-matter your fitness level or adventure preference, they have an option that will give you the fun and rejuvenation you need.
One fun option to inspire and immerse yourself in Balinese culture would be to experience the Kecak Fire Dance in Ubud or Uluwatu. Relaxation is also easy to find by spending a day in one of Bali’s vibrant beach or pool clubs: Mrs Sippy, Potato Head, Finns Beach Club or the more remote Sundays Beach Club. You can also find a great escape and adventure if you head to one of the nearby islands - Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida.
Many people come to Bali in search of a restorative experience through meditation and yoga. MOVEO offers not just yoga and meditation, but fitness and restorative options of many levels to suit your mental, physical and spiritual needs. Nourishing your body and mind for a weekend or an extended period of time is important to your work-life balance. Through the programs and opportunities at Goddess Retreats, you can connect on a whole new level with fellow adventurers while renewing your mind and body.
No matter what type of nomad you are, Bali has a way of taking care of you. Inspiring workspaces, training events and networking opportunities are plentiful. Enriching activities and restorative experiences are everywhere to keep you fresh and feeling balanced. One of the best things about being a digital nomad in Bali is that there are communities of interesting, creative and hard-working people everywhere you turn. If you haven’t made Bali your office yet, it’s time to try!
Top Spaces and Places for Digital Nomads in Bali
Aloha Bali Surf
Jl. Raya Uluwatu Pecatu No.108, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
"The Spirit of Surfing Island" - is a service for the island of Bali, Indonesia and a tour provider for the rest of the 17,000 plus islands. Currently Aloha includes: The Surf Station One-Stop shop and cafe, Aloha Surf Shack at the Bali Dynasty Resort, surf charter trips, Kids Surf Camps, private and group Surf Lessons, Surf Guiding and Coaching, Board rentals, repairs & custom-made boards, and finally, the SURF & YOGA RETREATS.
From beginners to advanced surfers, whatever it may be, Aloha Bali Surf's services cover all your surfing needs, so: GO GET SOME!
1 / 333A Jalan Beraban, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Goddess Retreats® is a divine collection of inspiring getaways created especially for adventurous women just like you! Perfect for solo female travelers, mothers and daughters and friends looking for an enchanting space where the best of yoga, health and wellness retreats come together in a light-hearted and friendly environment packed with fun, laughter and plenty of time to unwind from the pressures of life. Retreat to a paradise full of transformative yoga sessions, decadent spa treatments and a health and wellbeing program that will spark your spirit and leave you feeling refreshed and renewed. Nourish your body with healthy organic meals made with love by our chefs and enjoy the exotic sights and sounds of Bali life that lie just outside your door. Choose the program that resonates with you the most: Bali Goddess Retreats, Surf Goddess Retreats, Fit Goddess Retreats in Seminyak, and the latest offering Yoga Goddess Retreats in Ubud.
Ubud Indonesia, Jl. Raya Nyuh Kuning, MAS, Bali, 80571
Outpost is a network of colive/cowork spaces in idyllic locations across South East Asia. They are a community of entrepreneurs, creatives and location independent professionals united by a purpose and passion to live differently. They provide super-reliable, speedy internet, supportive chairs, and comfortable desks. All locations offer light-filled collaboration spaces, focused air-con work zones, on-site cafes, as well as bookable meeting rooms, workshop spaces and Skype booths. Their staff are friendly, multilingual and ready to help out. Each Outpost location hosts an ever-changing weekly program of compelling events, community meals, workshops, skill shares and travel expeditions. The curated training programs offer the chance to create a new career path, transform your side hustle to startup success, or learn a whole new set of skills to help your business thrive.
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MOVEO at REVIVO
Jalan Desa Sawangan, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
REVIVO center, MOVEO is spread among one hectare of verdant and peaceful land. It is comprised of a Yoga Barn, an Aerial Yoga outdoor space, a Meditation Room, a Pilates studio, a Fitness Room with TRX, boxing and kinesis equipment, a 25 meter lap pool for aqua workouts, Jacuzzis, Sauna & Hammam and a 500 square meter landscaped park for outdoor exercises. MOVEO offers hybrid workouts, with as much emphasis placed on inspiration as perspiration. There is balance between the more intensive yang – with heart-pumping HIIT sessions and the softer ying – with yoga and other gentler meditative and restorative practices like Qi Gong, meditation etc. to simultaneously cultivate physical, mental and spiritual well-being. From group classes to private sessions, the MOVEO experience can be customisable to your objectives.
Genius Café Vision
Jalan Pantai Masceti, Medahan, Blahbatuh, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80581
Genius Café Vision is a health food hub with many surprises. Far from the hustle and bustle of tourist centres, this hidden paradise is nestled in a cultural village deep in the heart of the island. Genius Café Vision features locally crafted and organic-sourced whole foods, as well as a signature drinks menu. It also functions as a hub for wellness travelers, entrepreneurs and digital nomads. Its lively, welcoming and healthy vibe makes it the place to connect with people from all walks of life, and relax with some of the healthiest food and drinks on the island. It functions as the ideal spot to run your business, all while being surrounded by an authentic Balinese atmosphere. Genius Café Vision is open 7 days a week. It’s a MUST visit!
Jalan Batu Mejan No. 88, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
DOJO BALI is a Coworking & Coliving Space in Canggu. The coworking space is a hip two-story venue close to the world-famous surf break Echo Beach. It boasts state-of-the-art facilities, 6 business grade load balanced fibre optic lines, an amazing pool surrounded by lush tropical gardens, air-conditioned conference rooms, private skype booths, hot showers and a mix of large breezy spaces and nooks for collaborative or individual work, as well as a great café. Dojo now also opened a Coliving Space only a few minutes up the road, housing 10 cozy rooms with ensuite bathroom, a lush garden and pool and access to the coworking space. Dojo regularly hosts events with and for the community, including masterminds, workshops, community BBQs, skill sharing sessions, networking events, inspirational events and social meetups.