If I had a dollar for each digital nomad I have spied tapping out a living on their lap tops at almost every bar, warung or cafe in Bali, I wouldn’t be sitting at this coffee shop writing this article! The digital age, social networking, online businesses, global internet access at the mere whisper of a wifi password and the desire to travel has made working from just about anywhere a popular career choice.
That being said, the search for a spot where keyboard warriors can connect with their clients or simply check into their Instagram accounts is a constant concern. The struggle is real Snapchatters! Smaller cafes often impose time limits on wifi access (and rightly so!) the volume of internet users at any one time can often mean connections are slow and space to spread your notes and samples around can sometimes prove tight!
Imagine a location where space to work was not an issue with a choice of secluded air conditioned work stations or al fresco areas with a view, ideal for networking with clients or coordinating meetings. Add to the equation speedy wifi (with even faster access for members) and some of the cheapest coffee in the Gu and you could say Finns Bistro C Patio is one of Bali’s best networking spaces this side of Seminyak!
Bistro C at Finns Recreation Club is now accessible to everyone from 7am until 10pm. Wifi for guests is fast with members enjoying access to an even speedier connection. Should you prefer access to a faster connection and the enjoyment of Finns members’ benefits, short term Social memberships are available and you can join for just a day if you like!
For wandering writers like me, coffee is essential for my ability to operate machinery (ie my keyboard) and I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that the decision as to where I set up my desk for the daily grind is certainly swayed by the quality of the caffeine. Lucky for me, and many others judging by the numbers of faces pondering the screen of their Macbook Airs around me, Bistro C’s cuppa is as good as it gets and with their new signature Expat roast and bargain coffees for Finns members, my office might just stay put for a while.
Finns members discount coffee breaks are on daily from 8 – 9am, 11am- 12 noon and 3pm-4pm and just happen to be timed perfectly to cater for post school drop offs, working coffee catch ups and after gym get togethers. With coffees only Rp15K, there’s no point in searching further afield for a table at which to toil away…..
Choose Bistro C Patio at Finns Recreation Club to coordinate your next networking morning or small business working bee. Speak to their staff at reception to enquire about the possibility of booking a private meeting room. Parking out front is always available with taxis or transport readily accessible.
Whether it be for something social, a work meeting or just following a craving for a good morning coffee, see you soon at Finns Bistro C for Bali’s biggest co working space and cheapest cuppa on the island!
BISTRO C SMOKE HOUSE
Located at Finns Recreation Club
Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu – Bali
Phone: +62 (361) 848 3939
It might be peak season in Bali at the moment but prices are anything but elevated at Body Temple Spa this August! Feel awesome this month with a range of specials tailor made for guys and girls to be at their very best for the summer holidays.
Look amazing in your bikini for a day at the beach after you’ve taken advantage of Body Temple’s Thin Thighs by Thalgo special! To be honest, everyday lifestyles and extra indulgences can take their toll on our bodies, making us feel heavy, tired and bloated. Body Temple has the right remedy to rid your body of unsightly and uncomfortable fluid retention with the Frigi Thalgo Solution.
It’s a very cool treatment…. literally!! Frigi is a cryotherapy body wrap containing Thalgo’s proven and effective algae complex and enriched with camphor and menthol for that cooling effect. Designed to relieve fatigue and discomfort in the legs and eliminate fluid retention from the lower body, this wrap focuses on the abdomen and thighs, activating surface circulation to increase tone and elasticity and minimise the look of cellulite. Yes please!
Fellas, spa days aren’t just for the senoritas! There’s no reason not to indulge in a little ‘manscaping’ and after a couple of hours indulgence at Body Temple Spa, it’ll be ‘move over Million Dollar Man!’ as you match your svelte significant other on the sand! You’ll be looking as good as you feel following a sixty minute remedial sports massage and energising mens’ facial. Take two hours out of your day to treat yourself and take off Rp225K from the usual price while you’re at it too!
The pinnacle in skin rejuvenation, Body Temple’s Sofia Facials employ four tried, tested and proven techniques including infrared, drainage, red light and ultrasound to brighten your complexion and achieve a non invasive, soft lifting effect while ensuring the ultimate in relaxation! Purchase a package of five Sofia Facials and you’ll not only reap the rewards of younger looking skin, you’ll also enjoy the bonus of a sixth facial for free. Relax, revive and save after five!
Body Temple Spas are situated in two very convenient and easy to access locations: on the quiet, lower level at Bali’s premier sporting and entertainment centre, Finns Recreation Club in Canggu, or adjacent to another iconic island venue, Finns Beach Club. Bookings are advised and Finns members can make the most of up to another 30% off when they present their valid Finns membership card. Email to make a reservation for a spa treatment at Canggu.
CANGGU – FINNS RECREATION CLUB
+62 361 474 1019 / +62 361 848 3939 ext. 132
BERAWA – ADJACENT TO FINNS BEACH CLUB
+62 856 380 7806
Why on earth would you want to waste time in traffic or hours stuck in a car traversing the island seeking out activities to satisfy the whole family when Bali’s best entertainment options are jam packed into the one convenient location here in Canggu? Finns Recreation Club (formerly the Canggu Club) encompasses everything your entire clan craves for a fantastic day out and with their Super Fun Pass, you can get four times the fun and free transport to boot!
With Bali’s best beach club and Finns Recreation Club now nestled under the same umbrella, you can get your adrenalin amped action fix and beach club fun in the sun all in one. Finns Super Fun Pass guarantees entrance to four terrific attractions all for the one price. Just Rp 500K for adults and Rp 380K for children (kids under three are free) ensures entry into Finns Beach Club, admission to all of the aqua action at Splash Water Park, one hour of high octane entertainment at Bounce Trampoline Centre and an hour on the lanes at Strike Ten Pin Bowling. They offer a free shuttle bus service between Finns Beach Club and Finns Recreation Club so you’re free to enjoy both venues without the need to tackle the traffic.
One of the best features of the Super Fun Pass is its flexibility. Don’t feel you have to cram all of those activities into one day only. Fun Passes carry a seven day validity period so you can spread out your enjoyment over a whole week if you like! Make the most of an entire day keeping your cool on the slides at Splash and if you want to get a bigger posse together for Ten Pin, extra players can be added to your game for just Rp 85K per person.
The Super Fun Pass is perfect for those visiting the island for a brief stay or families heading out to Canggu for the day. For holiday makers or business travellers planning on staying a little longer, Finns Recreation Club offer other casual memberships that may prove more suitable.
The Social Membership or Social Plus Membership options are ideal for visitors staying in Bali for a week or one month or more. Both Social and Social Plus options include entry to Finns Beach Club (minus the usual required minimum spend), free towel hire, high speed members’ wifi access, single day bed hire and one added guest pass per day as well as access to all social sports at Finns Recreation Club.
For those seeking slightly more sporting opportunities, the Social Plus membership includes entry to Splash Water Park, the Fitness Centre, Tennis Centre and Lap Pool. Both membership options also offer considerable discounts on spa services and guest passes as well as a 20% discount off F&B on members’ Sundays! For full details on Super Fun Pass pricing and inclusions as well as comprehensive information about Social and Social Plus memberships, go to the websites: finnsrecclub.com or finnsbeachclub.com .
Don’t bother with the tedium of trying to coordinate your own line up of activities. The hard work has already been done for you with Finns Super Fun Pass. All you need to add is your enthusiasm!
Much more than just a daycare centre and Bali’s most reliable and trusted option for babysitting, Cubby House Kids Club also offers weekly cooking classes, monthly themed parties and their comprehensive school holiday program is jam packed with a long list of exciting activities to keep your littlies entertained over the summer holiday period.
Kids just want to have fun….. usually in the company of other kids and Cubby House’s current school holiday camp schedule guarantees both of these in bucketloads! The program runs from July 3rd until August 25th and designed with kids aged from 3 years to 12 years in mind.
Just Rp250K nett per child/per day means your cherubs are entertained for a solid four hours of fun, actively engaged in a huge variety of activities, fuelled with a healthy drink and snack as well as the excitement of some colourful craft to take pride of place at home. Sessions run for four hours consecutively and parents and kids can choose to be the early bird at the 9am – 1pm session or opt for the sleep in and come for the afternoon from 1pm ’til 5pm.
Activity schedules change daily so kids who can’t get enough of Cubby House in one session can come back for more the following day and participate in a different line up of activities and experiences with no chance whatsoever of being bored…..as if!!
Cubby House provides a safe and secure environment for your children with an optimum ratio of qualified carers to kids. Many of their staff have been with Cubby House since its inception at Semara Seminyak several years ago – a testament to the fact that they love the kids and their job!
In addition to Cubby House’ Holiday Program and After School Care, the kids’ club also runs regular weekly cooking classes every Saturday morning from 10am. Cubby House Kitchen is proving very popular indeed and a taste of the recipes that these budding master chefs have the chance to try their hand at include Honey Joys, Ice Cream Tacos, Sandwich Art and Tasty Tortilla Shapes. Decked out in their colourful aprons and Cubby House signature head scarves, sticky fingers are a certainty as they complete these culinary creations to take home for morning tea…..though we can’t guarantee they won’t eat it first!
Cubby House also hosts themed kids parties twice monthly. Kids can come dressed in red for the Lady Bug Party on July 9th or find their favourite Frozen costume for the Disney themed party of July 23rd. Parties commence from 1pm until 5pm.
A kids only zone for sure, parents are welcome to drop in and check on how their child is settling in but for the most part, it’s parent free! Mums and Dads, Cubby House Kids Club allows you to take a moment to enjoy some of the island’s more adult friendly entertainment while your kids enjoy some tailor made fun of their own. Cubby House is your easy answer to an anxiety free family holiday in Bali.
Go to cubbyhousekidsclub.com for full details about their school holiday care, cooking classes and monthly parties. If their current line up of fun is anything to go by, I don’t think I’d mind being pint sized again for a while ‘cos Kids Rule at Cubby House!
Located at Finns Recreation Club (Previously Canggu Club).
Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu.