Over to Jo!
Day one; as soon as you land, dump your stuff in the hotel and get out there! It's better to arrange a private driver in bali if you're traveling far and wide, your hotel can arrange this for you. First stop, you're probably quite hungry? So head to Grocer and Grind in Seminyak for a quick bite. You'll feel at home with the wonderful breakfast/brunch food on offer. then hop back in your car and head to Ubud.
In Ubud, grab a bunch of bananas and head into the sacred monkey forest (it's exactly as it sounds). You can easily spend a few hours here admiring the beautiful temples and snapping photos of the cheeky monkeys! Make sure to keep your hands out of your pockets or they'll dip their hands in there too!
Ubud itself is an eclectic mix of jewellery and art shops, and is a great way to spend an hour or so... But once you're done, ask your driver to take you to Tanah Lot in time for the famous sunset...
Tanah Lot is a water temple which has a beautiful sunset view. you can walk up the hill and admire the cliffs, or stand on the seashore and watch from there. Either way... you won't be disappointed.
For dinner, head to Motel Mexicola in Seminyak which is a laid back mexican place with some of the best tacos I have ever eaten - for insanely cheap. order to your heart's content and enjoy the lovely atmosphere and eclectic decor. Then head back to your villa or hotel for some shut eye!
Day two; most people stay in villas in bali, so enjoy your luxury private residence and perhaps order breakfast to the room. after a quick dip in your private pool, head out to Seminyak! Seminyak has some of the best shopping in the region and you'll find lots of popular Australian brands as well as some boutiques. head over to Potato Head Beach Club for a casual late lunch by the sea. The fish and chips are great!
You're probably exhausted by now, so head back to your villa and order in a massage, most villas will have a spa attached to the property so this isn't unusual.
For dinner, head to Sarong in Seminyak (book ahead). it's a wonderful fusion restaurant of indonesian/chinese/indian food and is very unique. It's in a beautiful setting with delicious cocktails. sip your drink and enjoy the delicious food while you muse about your favourite thing you've done in bali.
Thanks Jo! Check out her blog at http://www.thesurreyprincess.com