Slurping Coconut Water in Bali

January 26, 2020 • Travel

What is better than hot babes on a hot Bali beach? A fresh and cold coconut water, of course!

A typical whole fruit coconut on the beach costs IDR 30,000. The same fruit at a restaurant or bar may be priced 30,000 to 70,000 a piece. Fresh coconut fruits sold in Indonesia are usually large enough for two people. Sounds like a romantic sunset date, eh?

Coconut water are also sold in glass. A street coconut water stall sells a glass for IDR 5,000. while restaurant pricing ranges about 20,000 to 40,000 a glass.

Especially for coconut water in a glass, they may add creamer so you should ask them not to add creamer or extra sugar if you want pure coconut water.

Aside from creamer mixing, it is also very popular in Bali to have coconut water with a few drops of lime juice. Sounds refreshing, doesn’t it?

If you are in for a whole coconut on the beach, you certainly can being your own lime slices. Lime (jeruk nipis in Indonesian) is easily found at many restaurants in Bali, typically provided along with soups. You could buy one at nearby supermarket.

If you are into alcoholic beverages, you could also try coconut vodka sold at live music bars across Double Six beach. I personally don’t really like it since it has heavier coconut flesh taste. Coconut water on the other hand, has very light taste that anything added into it will probably have more dominant taste, which is why people usually add creamer, lime, orange juice, or even vodka into it!

The Coconut Water Map of South Bali

B = Beach vendor
P = Pub & bar
R = Restaurant
S = Street vendor

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