Seminyak’s Dhyana Pura is generally identified for its role as one of the most crowded entertainment hubs in Bali. Both sides of the street in Dhyana Pura are packed with amusement centers like bars, clubs and restaurants – all offering different types of leisure. As you enter the area from the Seminyak main road, Bahiana, being a bar situated on the earlier row, would probably catch your ears and eyes with the loud Latin tunes played in the house. You can find this place easily from Annora Bali Villas.
Dhyana Pura literally means the nature place of the spirit and Bahiana is there to take part in helping those seeking to rejuvenate their spirits into a new brightness through all Latin grooves and salsa dance. Bahiana is an original rhumery salsa bar in Bali where you can find a musical ambiance dedicated to salsa lovers.
Propped up in a Cuban-inspired decoration with warm colors, the ambiance in Bahiana is very relaxed yet somehow can make you feel so ‘hot’. Choices of cocktails are available in the house to smoothen the flow of salsa, bossa, merengue and samba as you are having the sips while chatting with friends. Be worried not, for if you are there alone the hot and beautiful Bahiana girls will keep you company to have a warm talk.
The dance floor would probably be the busiest part of this rhumery bar, where men and women are shaking their things to cope with the beat provided by the Latin tunes played. Many salsa lovers use this opportunity to channel their big passion towards the dance and, sometimes, to just show off. But again, if you don’t feel like being just an audience and wanting to hit the dance floor but don’t know how to salsa, there are plenty instructors around to teach you the steps – for free!
Bahiana holds its regular weekly events where on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights every week the customers could have free salsa lesson. Lining on the list of the instructors are not just regular salsa lovers, but real professionals who know exactly what they are doing. Among them are Made Alfa and Intan, two prominent salsa figures in the whole island of Bali and Indonesia.