Floating breakfasts are one of the hottest trends in the Instagram world right now. You have undoubtedly seen the beautiful platters filled with exotic fruits and flowers in amazing pool locations. However, what you don’t see is the throngs of people behind the scenes watching (and laughing!) while you try to create your perfect photo shoot in the middle of a crowded restaurant or beach club.
In this article I’m going to share how to get the perfect floating breakfast shot from the comfort of your own home by working with one of our favorite Bali companies, Island Graze!
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Some people have no qualms about taking a hundred pictures in front of groups of strangers in a public place, forcing their Insta-partner to shoot and reshoot until they get that perfect shot. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people and often feel embarrassed doing photoshoots while other people watch. Yes, the irony that I run several social media accounts is not lost on me. In reality, I am much more comfortable doing my photoshoots at home, away from prying eyes, with a cocktail in hand.
ISLAND GRAZE TO THE RESCUE
On our most recent Travel Girls Getaway in Bali, we knew we wanted to surprise the girls with a floating breakfast platter. After all, floating fruit platters have become as synonymous with Bali as rice terraces and tree lined rope swings. However, we didn’t want to bring the girls to one of the big day club restaurants, because we know how awkward it can be with a group of strangers watching you do your pictures.
To keep things fun for our breakfast shoot, we called local Bali company Island Graze who provides in home fruit, meat and cheese platters. They come directly to your villa with everything they need, including a large floating tray, massive amounts of delicious fruits, and flowers for decoration. Everything is completely fresh, as they spend about an hour designing and cutting the fruit in your villa so it tastes as good as it looks.
PICTURE PERFECT BALI FLOATING BREAKFAST
After the Island Graze platter was set up, we spent an amazing afternoon in the pool at our villa laughing, eating, and taking some great pictures. All of the girls on the Getaway absolutely loved the floating platter, and even said it was one of their favorite afternoons of the trip! It goes without saying that having the fruit platter in our own villa is significantly better than going out to a trendy Bali restaurant and competing with 50 other “Instagrammers” to get time in the pool.
As you can tell, I can highly recommend ordering in your own Island Graze platter next time you are in Bali. It’s perfect for a group to eat and relax in your own villa, and makes for a unique Bali experience. Great food, beautiful decoration, and wonderful customer service all in the comfort of your own home!
WHAT TO KNOW FOR VISITING BALI
The typical visa to visit Indonesia allows you a free 30 day stay depending on your country of nationality. Be sure to check the official Indonesia visa website for the latest information.
The currency used in Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). The current exchange rate is approximately 1 USD to 14,000 IDR. You can check the latest IDR exchange rate on Google.
While traveling, our number one tip is to use a free Charles Schwab Debit Card which gives unlimited worldwide ATM Fee Refunds and the true exchange rate.
BEST TOURS IN BALI
Some of the best tours and things to do in Bali are:
WHERE TO STAY IN BALI
Some of our favorite hotels in Seminyak are:
- The Colony Hotel: High end hotel with a colonial feel in the middle of Seminyak.
- The Legian Bali: 5 star hotel right on the beach.
- Blue Karma Oasis: Relaxing villa style hotel.
AirBnB is also a great option in Bali!
For more hotel options, be sure to read our 9 Epic Places To Stay In Bali article!
BEST TIME TO VISIT INDONESIA
The best time to visit Bali is during the dry season between April and October. July and August can be very crowded, so we prefer the shoulder months of April, May, September, and October.
BEST BOOKS ABOUT BALI
Read more about Indonesia before you go! Some of the best books about Bali are:
WHAT POWER ADAPTERS DO YOU NEED
Indonesia uses standard 2 prong Type C adapters also commonly used in Europe.
You can buy a universal adapter that will work in any country and has extra ports for USB cables to charge your phone and other devices.
We also always travel with a portable battery pack which is great to keep your phone charged on long journies.
TRANSPORTATION IN BALI
- Public Transportation: There is limited public transportation in Bali. You can take public ferries between islands by using a website like Bookaway.
- Rental Cars: It is possible to rent a car at the airport in Bali, though driving might be challenging due to road congestion and local rules.
- Uber: Uber is sometimes available in Bali, though it depends on the area. Many local drivers do not like Uber so you may want to use the licensed Blue Bird Taxis or hire a private driver for the day instead.
Our top recommended travel insurance companies for Bali are:
- World Nomads: Comprehensive coverage for medical, travel delays, and electronics.
- SafetyWing: Cheaper monthly coverage primarily for medical.
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Island Graze offers floating fruit platters, as well as delicious meats and cheese platters – explore the different options for your next trip to Bali.
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** Please Note: We received a complimentary fruit platter in exchange for this review from Island Graze. As always, all opinions reflected in this article are our own. Also note, no fruits were harmed in the making of these photos and we ate them all! **
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