April 2016
The one where we did a lot of yoga, meditation, and surfed (or tried to). This is one of the hottest spots for digital nomads right now, and our loft-style villa in Ubud provided the perfect basecamp for exploring Bali's coworking scene, surf spots, and local restaurants.
Volcano treks at sunrise
Why work remotely in Bali, Indonesia?
We chose Bali for a number of reasons: the amazing coworking community, the beauty of the island itself, and the great food all made it a perfect spot for a coworking retreat.
We chose to stay in a loft-style villa outside of Ubud. This beautifully designed space is thanks to Meghan: our resident local in Bali. Her great connections to the local community meant we had amazing food in house, great trips planned and the whole retreat was a breeze.
The food… where do we start?! There's no better way to wake up than to slowly emerge, taking a dip in the pool, meditating or working out, then to return to a big family breakfast at the kitchen table.
Kadek, our in-house chef, piled fruit platters high with dragonfruit, lychees and melon, delicately put together feta and sun-dried tomato omelettes, and there was even bacon at one point… and those were just the breakfasts.
When dinner rolled around we were usually slightly-sun dazed, occasionally dehydrated, and always hungry. We tucked into Nasi Goreng, slow cooked chicken, mountains of fresh salad and raw, vegan desserts every evening. Irina even baked us a traditional Russian cake one day (the perks of having a fully equipped kitchen!).
We needed the energy though: especially when we decided to rent scooters, play in waterfalls, visit temples, try surfing in Canggu and climb a volcano in the space of 3 days. The mood just took us, so we rolled with it. Climbing Mt Batur was a huge highlight for all of the group, and sharing breakfast with monkeys at the top certainly put a cherry on the cake.
This is not to say we didn't get a lot done though. In Bali, we had designers, developers, music studio managers, social media marketers, SEO specialists and virtual assistants all under one roof.
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