About The Travellist - Indonesia

The Travellist started as a blog about life in Indonesia, the amazing things to see and some of the new ways of life I'm experiencing. It has quickly turned into something more – we now consult on projects, business opportunities, marketing strategies and write for companies that need website content or articles for publication. The Travellist offers comprehensive social media strategies and marketing plans for your business. Our clients include villas, resorts, private holiday rentals, restaurants, short term accomodation, jewellers, clothing manufacturers, construction companies, property developers and interior designers. We also source deals and promotions and can assist your business to get these opportunities in front of the right customers for your business.

The Travellist is a place where you can go to: daydream about holidays; book accomodation; book tours; find ideas for where to go, where to eat, even where to shop! I base myself between Sanur, Lembongan and Flores – so mostly you’ll find lots of information and stories from these three places in Indonesia.

This is also a lifestyle and travel blog – I’m a frustrated writer and I love telling stories. Sometimes my stories are about my travels and the people I meet and places I go. Sometimes my stories are about life in another country. And I’ll also happily write about the wonderful places I get to visit on my travels, partly to help with your holiday daydreams but also to help you plan and book those holidays in Indonesia.

If you would like some advice or help with your holiday plans, email or Facebook message The Travellist.

If you are a business that would like to capture the imagination of our readers and people in lots of locations, please email sally@the-travellist.com .

Happy daydreams and adventures!

The Travellist Team



Creative content; Writing; Marketing plans; PR



Research; Reports; Analysis; Websites



Copywriter; Editor



Australian Support



Office Manager; Administration



Personal Assistant

Resorts & Villas in Indonesia

If you are looking for accommodation across Indonesia, we like to help you with some suggestions for our favourites. For bookings, special rates or The Travellist specials on any of these villas or hotels, please email sally@the-travellist.com

Mahagiri Villas Sanur Mahagiri Resort Nusa Lembongan Villa Bahagia Lembongan Sekar Bali Villa Castaway Lembongan Villa Samsara Bali White Stone Villa Villa Purnama Villa Penjor Bali Barb's Home Stay The Villas on Lembongan

Restaurants & Bars

With so many choices in Sanur and Lembongan restaurants and bars, where do you go? We have so many favourites, we can’t list them all. But here are a few we love…with more being listed every day.

Also check out some of our foodie blogs that go through our pick of restaurants and bars in Sanur, Lembongan, and all over Indonesia. And if you have a favourite restaurant or bar that we MUST go visit and should definitely list here, please let us know!

Barb's Sports Bar The Fire Station Bali Beach House Sanur Firefly Bar Bali Fresh Cafe Sanur Dapur Deli

Things To Do & Bali Shopping

There are so many things to do and lots of shopping to be done in Bali so we’re here to help with some suggestions for our faves. Whether you have been to Bali before or this is your first trip here, it’s always good to have a little (or big) list of things to do. Because Bali really does have it all! You want to relax and be pampered, you can. You want to head out on a food journey around the island, you can. You want action and adventure, got that too!

We are compiling a list of things to do that we have done – check out the links below and if you would like us to list your tour or business (for free), please get in touch with us. We are constantly adding more things to do and shopping ideas to the list so keep checking in with us.

We also have links to some of our fave places to shop in Bali or online.


The Voice of Sanur Sanur Jewellery Studio Flores Journey In the Dog House Walk With Wisdom Toko Emporium Nacha Fast Boat Voyage Mischief Scuba Center Asia Instructor Dive Course Indah Escapes

Smart Technical People

SR Finance NXT Surface Design Consultancy National Recruitment


We believe that supporting charities is an important part of our commitment to helping others wherever we can. And we would love to see other charities on our page as well. So if you have an organisation that does incredible work and you want to keep that work going, we are happy to add your logo and website to our page – and will encourage everyone to help out whether through a small donation or simply by passing your message on to as many people as they know.

Music & Events

An Evening on the Green 2017

This was the first An Evening on the Green event held at Hatten Wines, Sanur. It was a sold out crowd who enjoyed the music, great games, raffles and an incredible auction - with all prizes donated from fabulous businesses around Indonesia. All funds raised for charity went to Rumah Sehat, BIWA, Pande Rescue and Boarding Bali, and Project AWARE Foundation.

An Evening on the Green 2018

An Evening on the Green 2018

After our first fundraiser in 2017 being such a success, we just had to do another! Again hosted at Hatten Wines in Sanur, the event saw a huge crowd of over 450 people enjoy food, wine, auctions and entertainment. We raised money for four amazing charities: Rumah Sehat; BIWA; Trash Heros Sanur; and Solemen.

An Evening on the Green 2017

Boogie Wonderland The Fairmont

This fundraiser was held at The Fairmont, Sanur. It was a sold out crowd with amazing entertainment and an auction that saw bids come in from all over the world. Funds raised went to the education program held at Bali WISE for marginalised young women and girls in Indonesia, helping them gain employment with tourism and hospitality and assisting in breaking the poverty cycle within families and communities.

Boogie Wonderland the Fairmont

Grocer and Grind - Rumah Sehat Sanur

This was the first event we were involved in, after being invited by Delma Davies. We assisted with donations, ticket sales and some marketing and we were so proud to be a part of the team that raised much needed funds for Rumah Sehat so they could continue their education and health care programs in remote villages in Bali.

Grocer and Grind - Rumah Sehat Sanur



The Original Hobbits
Did you know that hobbits actually originated in Flores? We usually think of hobbits as fictional characters...
Keling and Wae Rinding
A few weeks ago we interviewed Marsel, a good friend and Flores local, who owns and runs a Bali...
The Other Side to Bali
There is a Bali that most tourists don’t see. Most expats or ‘city’ dwelling locals don’t either...
Read More

Featured Blog

Julian Brownlie, Pioneering in Flores
“The beauty of the land, the green lush hillsides married to the crystal blue water, that’s what I love the most about Flores.”
That said, Julian admits he actually loves the people of Flores the most, the land and water second. The people have infectious smiles, they are friendly to everyone and just want to help. This community spirit captured Jules’ heart many years ago when he first visited Flores, but little did he know that one day he would return and fall for one very special Flores woman, Megah, who is now his wife. Read more
Flores, Island of Many Wonders
My recent trip to this enchanting island was filled with back roads exploration, jaunts to pristine swimming islands and eye appealing scenery popping up everywhere. From the time our plane arrived into Labuan Bajo from Bali, I had a sense that this, my second trip to Flores, would be special.
So let me back up all the way to 1998 when I first visited Indonesia. A small group of friends and I decided to take up the invitation of a friend in the jewellery making business and accompany her on a six-week buying trip to Indonesia. She was well acquainted with the flavour of the islands because she had been making annual pilgrimages to Indonesia, primarily Ubud in Bali for many years. Read more
Heading for Flores, for Here There Be Dragons
Ok, I know, technically there aren’t any dragons on the island of Flores itself but I promise, more of the big scaly fellows later.
This trip was long overdue and so it was with great excitement that I landed in Ende, the old capital of the Island, which lolls about at the base of the archipelago.
The land mass is impressive is comparatively large and extremely mountainous, about 340 km east to west as the crow flies but, for those travelling overland, it’s best to remember that you are not crows!Read more
Why Bali?
Bali is one of most popular destinations in Indonesia & has long been a favourite for Aussie holiday makers & for good reason. It's close proximity to Australia means that you can be in Bali within a matter of hours depending on where you live ( a little longer for the eastern & southern states) and although so close it seems like a world away with the diversity of landscape & culture. The moment you step off the plane & leave the airport something tells you that you are well & truly not in Kansas now Toto. Read more
Colour In Motion / Seminyak
I had the opportunity to take part in a creative collaboration recently with good friend and awesome photographer Mike Flynn from The Palms Agency. All I knew on arrival to our shoot was the theme: Colour In Motion / Seminyak.
I took the opportunity to involve one of the newest and hottest boutiques in Bali – Little Island Store. They stock some great Island treasures including their own label “Rays for Days” as well as Aussie must have brand MLM Label.
We set up on Jalan Petitenget Seminyak, just down from Potato Head with a view of capturing movement, lights, some palms and the buzz that is Seminyak. What unfolded was a high energy, technical and super fun shoot.Read more

Sunrise Series

Sanur, Bali; 2018; Photographer The Travellist

Coral Bay Sunset, Western Australia; Photographer Narelle Srdarov

Coral Bay, Western Australia; 2nd June 2018; Photographer Narelle Srdarov