From Bali to Nusa Penida | Places not to be missed
Nusa Penida is the dream island which faces the east coast of Bali and which attracts more and more tourists year after year with its breathtaking views from its high limestone cliffs, its dream beaches, its lush jungle and its seabed inhabited in particular by Manta rays to meet while scuba diving or simply snorkeling. From Bali to Nusa Penida island takes 30 minutes by boat (Sanur harbour to Nusa Penida).
This place is the largest of the 3 Nusa islands, is located southeast of Bali, about 30 minutes by boat from Sanur (south of Bali). With its incredible views, turquoise waters, underwater life and breathtaking beaches, Nusa Penida is a little gem that you cannot miss during your trip to Bali.
The island of Nusa Penida is part of the province of Klungkung in Bali but is less developed than the mother or main island. In recent years Nusa Penida has been experiencing a craze from travelers looking for adventures, places less frequented by tourists or to swim with manta rays. This island is only beginning to emerge from its lethargy so if you want to explore it before its tourist boom don’t delay too long as change can happen quickly.
Nusa Penida is the largest of the islands of the archipelago which also includes the other two islands Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. It has only been a few years since tourism has developed on this island, yet there are many spots, many activities to do and magnificent landscapes to see.
How to go from Seminyak to Nusa Penida?
The best way to get from Seminyak to Nusa Penida is by car, then by a ferry, it takes around 1 hour including transfers. Driver from Seminyak to Sanur Beach Port, then take a fast boat for 30 minutes ferry journey.
If you prefer by bus and ferry which takes 3h 40m and costs Rp 260000 – Rp 350000.
How to get to Nusa Penida?
The Nusa Islands are 30 minutes from the port of Sanur by speed boat. There are two ways to get there: by “normal” boat and by speed boat. We had read that the speed boat was very violent and that generally it was vomito party… On these glamorous notes, we still decided to take a speed boat because 30 minutes vs. 2 hours of crossings the choice is quickly made.
Places not to be missed in Nusa Penida
Here are the must-visit places in Nusa Penida, ensuring you make the most of your adventure on this breathtaking island!
#1 – BROKEN BEACH (Pantai Pasih Uug)
Locally known as Pantai Pasih Uug. It is a rock-like coastal formation found on the southwest coast of Nusa Penida. This place is marked by its formation in the shape of an arch where the waves of the Indian Ocean come crashing down. Broken Beach is a great spot for amateur photographers and those looking for scenic views. Adjacent to this place there are also macaques. Also if you are lucky you may be able to spot the silhouettes of these beautiful creatures that are manta rays swimming near the surface of the water.
The legend says that at this place was a village which was cursed by a man. The village collapsed, leaving a gaping hole in the cliff and was thus named Broken Beach. What to do in Nusa Penida in the morning, when the majority of tourists are sleeping?
Do not hesitate any longer and go for a tour of the cove. Enjoy the invigorating ocean air and admire this unique spectacle. Listen carefully and listen to the waves crashing along the cliff… Enough to give you energy for the rest of the day!
#2 – DIAMOND BEACH “The most beautiful beach on the island”
In Nusa penida, access to Diamond Beach has to be earned: one of those descents to be done on foot, but this incredible little cove is worth all the effort.
Diamond Beach, formerly Korawa Beach is located right next to Atuh Beach. Only a rock advanced in the sea separates these two heavenly corners. Located east of the island of Nusa Penida, this place is one of the most beautiful shores of the island. From the sky, admire a white sand beach and turquoise blue water.
Anyway, barely arrived at the top of the stairs, the spectacle that awaits you is simply amazing. It is a truly idyllic setting. Take the time to descend and admire this landscape that you will not have the opportunity to see again any time soon.
Diamond Beach is one of the most beautiful shores on the island. Its unspoiled beach is a real delight for the eyes. Neighboring Atuh Beach, it is in our opinion the most beautiful beach on the island with that of Kelingking. Once parked in the car park at the top, you will have to pay the entrance fee to the site because it is protected. By this way you also have the possibility of accessing Atuh and Diamond Beach. Take the opportunity to admire the incredible view from the heights of the cliffs of Nusa Penida. It is absolutely sumptuous!
Diamond Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia. Stryn, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Access the Diamond beach
To access the beach, you just have to go down a fairly steep staircase. The steps have been carved into the rock and in some places the passage is really not great. Once at the bottom, discover a virgin beach bordered by cliffs at the foot of which you will discover small caves that will bring you a bit of freshness. Be careful, this beach is ideal for lounging, but not for swimming. Indeed, as so often in Nusa Penida, the waves are violent and can quickly drag you offshore if you are not an experienced swimmer. If you want to take pictures, you will discover two atypical spots:
A swing suspended between two coconut trees, facing the sea
A human-sized bird’s nest like a suspended bubble
It takes 15 minutes to descend and 20 minutes to ascend.
# 3 – THE CAVE: GOA GIRI PUTRI
One of the cultural attractions of the island. To go to this cave where there is a temple you will pass in front of signs indicating the direction all along the main street Ped Buyuk. An altar and a temple guard guard the entrance to this cave which is unique because to access it you have to go through a narrow opening in the rock. You will have to remember to lean enough to be able to access the cellar which is incredibly spacious, it is said that this cellar can accommodate up to 5,000 people.
And no, it’s not dark down there as you might imagine because electricity was installed in this basement a few years ago. Several Hindu temples are present in this cave as well as one for the Buddhists. We come here above all to pray to ask for protection, prosperity but above all for spiritual purity. The Balinese believe that by visiting this cave they can cure illnesses.
#4 – CRYSTAL BAY
It is a bay with 200 meters of white sand on the west coast of Nusa Penida. Despite its isolation, the bay is fairly well accessible thanks to its developed access roads.
In addition to its beach full of palm trees, the bay is well known for its beautiful snorkeling site. Near the edge you can swim but you still have to pay attention to the currents that are present in Nusa Penida.
This very touristic place is known for its magnificent beach, its turquoise water and the many activities you can do there. Among others:
This place is famous since it is an absolutely wonderful scuba diving spot where you will have the opportunity to see many different species of fish. If you have never dived, now is the time to do your baptism!
Also, in the evening in Indonesia, we really recommend that you take advantage of the sunsets! The sky is on fire and the atmosphere is incredible. Crystal Bay is the perfect place to admire the sunset and drink a cold Bintang (the local beer).
This source that flows into the sea is worth it! You will have to conquer more than 750 steps including 450 meters of vertiginous descent since the staircase in question is built along the cliff. It is better not to look down so as not to be seized with panic. Adventurous this waterfall is calling you!
#6 – SEGARA KIDUL TEMPLE
Few people know this temple whose access is difficult. As you will have understood, the infrastructures of Nusa Penida are not yet fully developed, The Segara Kidul temple is located near the Peguyangan waterfall which we were telling you about just before and you will indeed have to take the 700 steps that lead to this temple. Where is the statue of Kanjeng Ratu Kidul or also known as Nyi Roro Kidul who is the queen of the south sea and whose color is green.
We believe that it is better not to wear green if we are at the seaside because we risk being carried away by a wave. There are also 3 altars at this temple intended for Vishnu, Brahma, Shiave and also a sacred spring where the Balinese take advantage of it to purify themselves.
#7 – THE TELETUBBIES HILLS
If we talk to you about Teletubbies you probably remember these 4 characters for children and the sets of this show. And as the resemblance is obvious with these hills of Nusa Penida to those of Teletubbies they have therefore taken this nickname of Teletubbies Hills / Bukit Telettubies.
It is better to go there in the morning or at the end of the afternoon so as not to suffer too much from the heat.
This place is ideally visited at the end of the rainy season or just at the beginning of the dry season, otherwise the hills will be rather straw-colored. On site, put on good shoes and do some trekking in this extraordinary setting. If the weather is clear, you will be able to see, from the top of the hills, Mount Rinjani which is the second largest volcano in Indonesia, as well as the island of Lombok.
Temple Point or also known as Buddha Temple is located between Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida and it is one of a kind. At 7 meters deep were put there statues of Buddha and stupa. On a Buddha there is even an anemone which gives the impression that the statue has hair on its head. Sea lovers you will be enchanted by this spot!
#9 – THE T-REX OF NUSA PENIDA: KELINGKING BEACH
When we talk about Nusa Penida this place is the one that have become the icon of this island. Photography lovers will be delighted. In any case, note that it is quite an adventure to go down to the beach and especially to go back up.
Kelingking Beach. It is undoubtedly one of the most popular places on the island. And we can tell you that once in front of this huge little finger (Kelingking means little finger in Indonesian) your breath will be taken away. You will be amazed by the immensity of this cliff and in awe of the color of the water.
This beach combines beauty and sport. Understand that to descend to this splendid beach that you can see from the top of the cliffs, you will have to take a steep “staircase” that is very dangerous since it is not very secure. In fact, the path to descend is narrow and built with pieces of wood, placed askew, as steps.
Slowly, be careful, it’s dangerous
We tell you because we went down to the beach. The slope is steep and the path is not suitable if you have two left feet… If you want to go down, take your time, good shoes and above all water. It takes about 20 minutes to descend and 30 minutes to ascend.
When you put your feet on the magnificent beach of Kelingking, take the time to admire the immensity of the cliffs that surround you. It’s pretty amazing how small you really feel down there. If you swim, be careful, the currents are very strong!
Tips: come early in the morning, even if you have to leave at night to arrive at sunrise. You will avoid the crowds of tourists and enjoy the most beautiful lights.
#10 – ANGEL’S BILLABONG
A magical place that awaits you with this magnificent infinity pool and its captivatingly colored waters. But don’t be fooled by the beauty of this pool, which can be dangerous. Indeed some people have already died there by being carried away by a wave without any chance of surviving because of the strong currents. We therefore advise you not to risk your life just for a photo…
The natural pool at Nusa Penida, ANGEL’S BILLABONG
What to do in Nusa Penida? If there is one place you should not miss on the island, it is Angel’s Billabong. This absolutely incredible place is a natural pool that fills up at each high tide and then lets its visitors swim in it at low tide. Whatever time you go, the show will be different, but still just as grandiose:
At high tide, you can admire the monstrous waves filling this natural basin. It is truly an impressive sight to admire. Of course, it is impossible to swim there at this time. You would be thrown into the ocean in less time than it takes to tell.
At low tide, you can swim there! When the ocean has receded, it gives way to a pool of clear water where the gentle rays of the sun are reflected… A real delight for the eyes and a real moment of happiness: a swim facing the sea in a setting heavenly.
#11 – TANGLAD WEAVING VILLAGE
This village is located in height, the road which leads to it is something but it deserves to be seen. Life in this beautiful village is peaceful. You can see the women weaving at home, a job that sometimes requires several months of work to complete.
Very little known to tourists, the remote village of Tanglad is a true haven of peace. Meet these women who perpetuate traditional weaving by making pieces by hand.
You will discover two kinds of fabric: Cepuk, which is a traditional weaving or Rangrang, which is more modern with geometric shapes. Natural dyes are applied manually. Imagine that some parts require more than three months of work! A real work of art made on old manual looms. Spending time with these women is a real moment of peace. They are very smiling and take pleasure in answering your questions. Besides, do not hesitate to buy them a piece to help them continue to live from their art.
#12 – SUWEHAN BEACH
Another beautiful beach in Nusa penida that some compare to Dreamland beach in Bali. Like many beaches in Nusa Penida there is still a staircase to access it, in any case it remains uncrowded.
If you don’t know what to do in Nusa Penida, Suwehan Beach is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
Located on the east coast, it is a place almost unknown to many tourists. If you go there at low tide, you can not only enjoy its beach, but also swimming.
Ideally, go there in the morning, to enjoy the rays of the sun that caress its shore. In the afternoon it is completely shaded. To get there, all you have to do is descend a staircase of more than 300 steps along the cliff. An easy challenge, since it has been completely rebuilt! And it’s an incredible chance, because you can now enjoy the site safely.
# 13 – CAR TEMPLE: PALUANG TEMPLE
A unique and interesting place with its 2 cars placed there in this temple and act as altars. What might look like cars are not, it’s just the shape given to these altars made of stone. Discover the history of this extraordinary temple!
# 14 – THE PERCHED HOUSE OF NUSA PENIDA: RUMAH POHON (Treehouse)
Located at the viewpoint of the Thousand Islands this place is one of the attractions of the island and is not far from Atuh beach. This house is known thanks to the photos on Instagram that were taken in this place. To know that this house can be rented but that you should not have high expectations as to its comfort or cleanliness, you have been warned.
#15 – MANTA POINT
One of the reasons why travelers like to go to Nusa Penida: to try to swim with manta rays while snorkeling or diving. The Manta Point is in fact the area’s manta ray cleaning station, but as they are wild animals it is not guaranteed that you will be able to see them all the time. Also to know that there is current at this place, we advise you to organize your sea trip to this spot with real diving clubs even if it will be a little more expensive than taking a local with his boat.
Safety is priceless and we have already had clients who have snorkeled at Manta Point just passing by a local with his boat and told us that they feared for their safety in the water because of the currents and the non-supervision of the organizer of this excursion.
The Ped temple is the best known temple in Nusa Penida it is also known as Pura Penataran Agung Ped, it contains a shrine dedicated to Jero Gede Macaling.
It is a source of power for those who practice black magic and a place of pilgrimage for those who seek protection from evil and disease. The legend says that anyone who prays or meditates at this temple will receive balance between the corporeal world and invisible world.
It is a place that is great for a nice hike and offers a beautiful view of nature as well as a tranquil atmosphere. If you enjoy walking Tembeling Forest is the perfect choice for you, the descent is through thick, green vegetation and the forest is filled with the melodious calls of native birds.
After arriving at the end of the path you will be rewarded by bathing in the pools.
Tembeling Forest has 2 pools one spiritual and another for men and one for women. If you go even further at the end a beautiful beach will appear and you will not want to leave.
#18 – SEGANING WATERFALL
Adrenaline lovers, this stunt is made for you! Small reward at the end of this dangerous staircase the waterfall and the view of the sea.
In fact, more and more people are going there. And we understand why when we get to the bottom. Well the way to get there is really dangerous so you will need a good physical condition, good shoes and a lot of water to get there. If you have vertigo, you can get stuck because at times. The passage is super narrow and the barrier that “protects” you is made of pieces of wood attached to each other.
You will have the opportunity to relax once you have descended, in a small pool of fresh water from the surrounding rock. The show is magnificent, you are facing the sea and the waves break on the rocks below. It is clearly a must on the island!
Allow 20 minutes to descend and 30 minutes to ascend.
Ferry companies and ports of arrival in Nusa Penida
If you have already booked your speedboat ticket, you can check below which boat company arrives at which port in Nusa Penida.
Ferry Companies to Toyapakeh Harbor
From Sanur (southeast of Bali):
From Kusamba (northeast of Bali):
Angel Billabong Fast Cruise
Crown Fast Cruises
El Rey Junior
Gogun Fast Boat
Angkal Fast Boat
Semabu Hills Fast Boat
Semabu Hills Bateau rapide
Ferry Companies to Buyuk Harbor
Caspla Bali Sea View Speedboat
Marlin Fast Boat Speedboat
Dream Beach Express Speedboat
Ferry companies to Sampalan port
S’Gening Fast Boat
Our advice for a successful stay in Nusa Penida
Here are some additional tips to ensure that your stay and itinerary are complete:
Stay at least 2-3 days on the island. Do not stay only one day as some tours may offer.
Night falls at 6:30 p.m. and the island is large so take your precautions if you go exploring by returning early enough to avoid driving at night.
We repeat, pay attention to the current at sea!
Go scuba diving with Warnakali. For a baptism, an outing, passing your PADI… you will not regret what you will see underwater. Nusa Penida certainly has the most beautiful diving spots in the area. The coral is not too damaged (besides almost all the diving centers come by boat to the island because it is the best spot to dive with manta or marbled rays, turtles, fish and corals with miles colors…).
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The Off the Beaten Track Adventure From Bali to Komodo Island
This itinerary from Bali to Komodo island is made of unforgettable adventures and discoveries: ideal for holidays with family or friends!
Between its pink sand beaches, its hikes on green hills and volcanoes, and its incredible diving spots, Komodo National Park is a real treasure for travelers in search of magnificent landscapes and unforgettable adventures. Not to mention the famous Komodo dragons, to see absolutely once in your life! Komodo National Park includes the three large islands of Komodo, Rinca and Radar as well as many other small islets that are full of breathtaking landscapes, stunning seabed and animals that you will not see anywhere else. Follow this guide to organize a successful stay in Komodo!
In 1991, the park was included in the list of World Heritage and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO since 1977.
See Komodo, the world’s largest lizard, in their natural habitat with this tour from Bali. You’ll fly to Flores Island and cruise to Rinca Island, part of Komodo National Park, where you’ll have the chance to see the gargantuan creatures up close. This package includes two nights of accommodation, breakfast and lunch over two days, and the services of a local guide.
The Komodo island doesn’t get much rain, creating a unique and somewhat rugged land that stands out against the vibrant green ocean waters. Andre Aquino, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Most people come to Komodo National Park to see the biggest lizard in the world, the Komodo dragon. These dragons live on specific islands like Komodo, Rinca, Gili Motang, Gili Dasami, and Flores.
The largest group of Komodo dragons, about 2,000 of them, can be found on Flores island. The next biggest population, around 1,700 dragons, lives on Komodo island. If you get the chance to see a Komodo dragon hunting and catching its food, you’ll see just how strong and important they are.
How to go from Bali to Komodo Island and what are the prices?
To travel from Bali to Komodo Island, you can take a flight from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) in Bali to Komodo Airport (LBJ) in Labuan Bajo, Flores. The flight duration is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Once you arrive in Labuan Bajo, you can take a boat or a ferry to Komodo Island.
1. Go Labuan Bajo? (starting point for cruises to visit the Komodo Islands)
Labuan Bajo is the starting point for cruises to visit the Komodo Islands. There are two ways to get there: by plane, it’s fast, comfortable. Or by boat, but it is longer and the crossing can be dangerous.
A) From Bali to Komodo Island by plane, then ferry
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes. Cost: fares start at IDR 469,000 (US$31.50)
From Bali Airport (DPS) to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) Airport, it takes 1h 10mn.
From Labuan Bajo ferry terminal to Komodo National Park it takes (2h 30min by ferry once a day).
What airline companies run services from Bali and Komodo Island?
If you are boarding an international flight, the island is accessible via Jakarta on the island of Java, or via Denpasar in Bali (DPS airport). From these 2 cities, you can then take a domestic flight to Labuan Bajo in Flores, this is the airport and the departure city for tours to visit the Komodo Islands. A flight from Jakarta to Labuan Bajo will take about 2.5 hours while a flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo only takes an hour.
B) Flights from Lombok to Labuan Bajo
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cost: fares start at IDR 703,000 (US$47.50)
For some years there has also been a daily flight from Lombok to Labuan Bajo, operated by Lion Air/Wings Air.
C) Flights from Jakarta to Labuan Bajo
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Cost: fares start at IDR 1,200,000 ($81)
Direct flights from Jakarta to Labuan Bajo are operated by Lion Air and Citilink. The duration of the trip is around 2h15 and fares start from IDR 1,200,000 ($81).
D) Flights from Surabaya to Labuan Bajo
Cost: fares start at IDR 630,000 ($42.50).
The flight between Surabaya and Labuan Bajo only takes 1.5 hours. Batik Air operates a daily direct flight that departs at 11:10 am from Juanda de Surabaya airport.
Notes: flight fares can vary depending on the airline, time of booking, and class.
By boat (ferry)
Less comfortable, long but more economical option: you can also get to Labuan Bajo by boat from Bali or Lombok and then by bus. But this alternative is not recommended because of the very fluctuating schedules, the length of the journey (36 hours minimum) and above all the discomfort and insecurity of the ferry.
The slow ferry departs from Lombok from Lembar port to Labuan Bajo, the crossing lasts 27 hours, departure at 5 p.m. and arrival at 8 p.m. the next day. The price is IDR 236,000 (around USD 15 or AUD 23), reservation possible on the PELNI website.
Another alternative if you have more time is to take a multi-day boat trip from Lombok, an island just east of Bali. But this cruise is long with uncomfortable boats. On this route the sea can be rough and accidents have been reported in the past.
2. How to get around in Flores?
You can choose to take a day trip which will allow you to visit the islands of Rinca and Padar in 1 day with a departure in the morning and a return in the late afternoon.
If you want to visit more, as well as other more remote islands then you will need to take a 2 to 4 day cruise depending on what you want to visit. You will therefore live aboard a boat for several days and sail from island to island, alternating visits to islands, beaches, snorkeling spots, hiking…
3. Prices for entering Komodo National Park, including entrance fees and activities
Here are the estimated general entrance fees for Komodo National Park, as well as the activity fees for both Indonesian and foreign visitors (valid from Monday to Sunday):
The general entrance fee to Komodo National Park is approximately:
For foreign visitors:
Monday – Saturday: IDR 150 000 (USD 9.55) / day / person
Sunday and national holidays IDR 225 000 (USD14.32) / day / person
For Indonesian visitors:
Monday – Saturday: IDR 5 000 (USD 0.32) / day / person
Sunday and national holidays IDR 7500 (USD 0.48) / day / person
The activity fees for Komodo National Park for Indonesian and foreign visitors (Monday-Sunday) are approximately:
Trekking: IDR 5000 (USD 0.32)
Wildlife viewing: IDR 10 000 (USD 064)
Snorkeling: IDR 15 000 (USD 0.96)
Diving: IDR 25 000 (USD 1.60)
Sport Fishing: IDR 25 000 (USD 1.60)
Photography: IDR 250 000 (USD 16)
The total fee is determined by adding up all the charges for the activities on your trip. For instance, a standard boat trip usually covers the main fee, hiking, seeing wildlife, snorkeling, and taking pictures.
The Komodo entrance fee covers a lot of amazing experiences:
Certified local guides will be with you, sharing their deep knowledge of the park’s plants, animals, and history. They’ll make sure you have an educational and enriching journey.
Meeting the Dragons
You’ll get to see the incredible Komodo Dragons, the world’s largest lizards, in their natural home. These impressive creatures, with their ancient look, big size, venom, and unique behavior, will leave you in awe and give you an unforgettable memory.
Beautiful Hiking Paths
Explore the stunning landscapes of Komodo National Park through its well-maintained hiking trails. Every step you take reveals a new wonder waiting to be found, from lovely hillsides to breathtaking views.
Snorkeling and Diving Fun
Jump into the colorful underwater world around the Komodo Islands. You’ll come across a dazzling array of vibrant coral reefs filled with sea life. Whether you’re snorkeling or diving, you’ll be amazed by this underwater paradise.
The reasons for this increase initiated by the government!
The Indonesian government explains this pricing decision with a report from the Ministry of Environment and Forests concluding that Komodo National Park would not be able to welcome more than 219,000 annual visitors.
It is true that since its inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1991 and since it was named one of the 7 natural wonders of the world in 2011, Komodo Island has been stormed by tourists of the whole world.
Is it dangerous to visit Komodo?
As for Komodo… that’s another story! There have been accidents before and they are potentially dangerous wild animals. Indeed, their saliva contains many bacterias and their bite can be fatal. In addition, they measure up to three meters long, weigh 150kg (330 lbs) and can run at more than 20 km/h (around 12 mp/h). Generally it does not make you want to rub it too much.
However, if you listen carefully to the instructions and don’t mess around, you should be fine. Listen to the rangers, stay in a group and in Indian thread, don’t make noise or sudden movements, stay away from the Komodo (5 meters or 16 feet seems appropriate) and everything will be fine. If you are bleeding or having your period, it seems that you should report it, because blood attracts Komodo dragons.
Activities and excursions in Komodo Island
Komodo National Park is largely a scuba diving destination without too much tourist infrastructure. The attraction is rather the incredible nature, so it is possible to do other activities during your stay, or for non-divers, such as:
Go hiking in the hills of the islands and around the Kelimutu volcano
Go visit the famous Komodo
Explore Flores Island sites (e.g. Python Cave)
Snorkeling on a day trip
There are several travel agencies in Labuan Bajo that can arrange all of these excursions.
1. See the Komodo dragons at Komodo island
The Komodo dragons are undoubtedly the main attraction of the island. Disturbing and fascinating at the same time, going to meet these mythical animals will make you live unforgettable moments. Other animals also invest these places, such as buffaloes, wild horses and deer.
Komodo Island is part of Komodo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the Lesser Sunda island chain, Indonesia. It is famous for being home to the legendary Komodo dragon, the largest species of lizard on the planet.
It’s the only place in the world where you can see them in the wild, but Komodo has plenty more to offer. Komodo Island has amazing and varied landscapes – from white sand beaches to pink beaches, from tropical forests to grassy savannah hills.
It is also one of the best scuba diving destinations in Indonesia, with dozens of pristine reefs filled with colorful marine life. Along with over 1,000 species of fish, the waters around Komodo Island teem with whales, sea turtles, reef sharks and manta rays.
The many islands of Komodo National Park are scenic
The many islands of Komodo National Park are scenic and varied and the magnificent dragons are found on four different islands:
In fact, Rinca Island is the best option for seeing dragons in the wild, as it is home to more Komodo dragons and is also closer to Labuan Bajo town, so easily accessible on an excursion. of a day with half a day of snorkeling on the reefs.
Planning to go to Komodo Island? It is quite easy to get there wherever you are in Indonesia. The first option is to fly to Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores and then take an organized boat tour to Komodo.
The second option is for more adventurous travellers: Take a 3-day, 2-night boat tour from the Gili Islands or Lombok to Flores with several stops (including Komodo) along the way. For many travelers, this is one of the best experiences of the whole trip to Indonesia!
2. Visit Komodo National Park Villages
The Komodo National Park is not just a single village but a protected area consisting of multiple islands, including Komodo Island. The villages around the park primarily serve the needs of the local communities and support tourism activities in the area. They offer accommodations, guides, and various services for visitors exploring the park and its surroundings.
One of four villages located in Komodo National Park. Actually it’s prohibited to built a residential area inside the National Park; however since these villages inhabited since early 1950, it’s not easy to relocate them. Danadi Sutjianto, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Komodo National Park Village, also known as Komodo Kampung, is a small village located on the northwestern coast of Komodo Island, the largest island in Komodo National Park, Indonesia. The village is situated in a sheltered bay with stunning views of the surrounding islands and the turquoise waters of the Komodo Strait.
Yes, you can visit some villages around the Komodo National Park. These villages often organize tours or welcome tourists who are exploring the area. To visit, you can arrange a tour through local guides or tour operators based in Labuan Bajo or nearby towns. They offer day trips or excursions that include visits to villages within the park.
As for prices, they can vary based on the specific tour, services included, and the village you intend to visit. It’s best to inquire with local tour agencies or guides for details on pricing and what each tour entails.
Within the vicinity of Komodo National Park, some villages are frequently visited by tourists. Here are a few:
Kampung Komodo: A village on Komodo Island itself, inhabited by locals and known for its proximity to the Komodo dragons.
Kampung Rinca: Located on Rinca Island, another spot to observe Komodo dragons and experience local village life.
Kampung Melo: Found on Flores Island, this village offers cultural experiences and traditional weaving demonstrations.
Kampung Baru: Situated near Labuan Bajo, this village provides insights into local life and craft-making.
Kampung Komodo Kecil: Located on Komodo Kecil Island, a smaller island within the park, Kampung Komodo Kecil offers a secluded and authentic experience. It’s known for its traditional fishing practices and close connection to the natural environment.
These villages provide opportunities to experience the culture, traditions, and daily life of the people living in and around the Komodo National Park area.
3. Scuba dive to admire the underwater flora and fauna
Here is the list of the best dive sites on the island:
Manta Alley: this is the best place to observe the famous manta rays. This relatively shallow site, between 10 to 20 meters (30.80 – 60.60 ft), allows you to maximize the time spent underwater and make the most of the aquatic spectacle.
Batu Balong: its coral gardens are teeming with fish. Strong currents and steep drop-offs attract big fish like Napoleon wrasse and sharks at greater depths. Photographers will be able to capture unforgettable photos.
Golden Passage: This is a popular drift dive site close to Gili Lawa Darat. You can see corals, reef sharks, and sometimes even dolphins and manta rays.
Manta Point: this site offers the chance to dive with manta rays that come to feed in the current. This drift dive with strong current allows you to see white tip reef sharks, nasons and small squills.
A flying manta ray is filtering plankton by swimming against the current in Manta Point, Komodo National Park. Siharaditia, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
BATU BOLONG, ON THE SOUTHWEST COAST OF NUSA PENIDA
Explore the southwest coast of Nusa Penida, known for its captivating dive sites. One standout location is Batu Bolong, an iconic spot that promises a rich underwater experience. This legendary site, which even inspired the Warnakali restaurant logo, boasts abundant marine life, mesmerizing aquatic displays, and encounters with sharks, rays, and the elusive mola mola. Our divers’ stories of this unforgettable dive will leave a lasting impression on your memory.
Situated off the southern coast of Nusa Penida, Batu Bolong features a striking arch that’s often captured in photographs. To ensure a safe dive, it’s best explored during a rising tide with low swell conditions, keeping in mind the potential for strong currents and waves. The pinnacle offers glimpses of various pelagic species along the steep walls, while the walls themselves showcase a vibrant array of macro-life thriving among the stunning corals.
4. Go to Padar island
Padar Island is one of several islands scattered in the Komodo National Park area, this island has a shape with several bays, white and reddish beaches and several beautiful hilltops.
Padar Island is covered with savannah hills. Steep volcanic mountains covered with bushes and meadows lead to deep bays with beaches of different colors, popular with divers. Its three main turquoise bays have stunning beaches: one is white, another is charcoal black, and the other is soft pink. The black beach has a volcanic origin, while the pink consists of red coral mixed with white sand.
Padar Island is the third largest island in the Komodo National Park area, after Komodo Island and Rinca Island. YUS JULIADI, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
One of beach in Padar Island, located in Komodo National Park. Find your joys and calm feel, just by looking the nature here. Triayusept, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
The best time is April-June and also the dry season; September-November. July and August are very crowded and December to March is too rainy. Padar is about 30 km (20 ml) from Labuan Bajo, a fishing town on the westernmost part of Flores. Take a 30 minute hike to the top of Padar to see the whole island.
With its diverse landscapes and mesmerizing vistas, Padar Island stands as a testament to the natural wonders that Indonesia has to offer.
To reach Padar Island, you can follow these steps:
Many tour operators in Labuan Bajo offer guided tours to Padar Island as part of a package that includes other popular spots like Komodo Island and Rinca Island. This is a convenient way to explore the area.
If you prefer a more personalized experience, consider chartering a private boat. This option provides flexibility in terms of timing and allows you to customize your itinerary. Once you arrive at Padar Island, be prepared for a short but moderately challenging hike to the viewpoint. The trail is well-marked, but it’s a good idea to wear comfortable clothing, sturdy shoes, and bring some water.
5. Visit Rinca island
If you are eager to meet the famous Komodo dragons during a hike, then do not hesitate to discover the island of Rinca. Indeed, this island is the closest to Labuan Bajo (on the western coast of the island of Flores), the starting point for excursions to Komodo National Park.
Unlike Komodo Island, Rinca Island is smaller with an area of approximately 196.25 km² (643 864.82 ft²). The chance of seeing giant monitor lizards in their natural environment is then greatly increased.
Panorama of Rinca Island. This island is located in the Komodo National Park, East Nusa Tenggara. Pambudiyoga, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Rinca Island is the closest to Labuan Bajo and surprisingly the least visited. A 2-night boat cruise in the Komodos archipelago not only allows you to meet the dragons, but also to discover the richness of the underwater fauna and flora of the Komodos archipelago.
It is worth remembering that komodos are wild animals and that they can present a certain danger if their tranquility is not respected. It is mandatory to keep your distance from the animal and to follow all the recommendations of your guide and the local ranger who will accompany you on the excursion.
Let’s be clear: if you’re expecting a flashy pink beach, you’re going to be disappointed! On the other hand, yes the sand of this page has a rather pink color, due to the presence of large fields of multicolored corals which are located offshore.
Apart from the giant lizards that give the park its name, Komodo National Park is also well known for its beautiful, undeveloped beaches. One of the most unique is Pink Beach (Pantai Merah), named for the pink sand that gets its color from weathered chunks of red coral from the nearby reef.
Pink beach is one of the main tourist attractions at Komodo island, one of the big island at Komodo National Park. Devagonal, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Clear, calm waters make the beach an excellent site for snorkeling, especially since the coral reefs just below the surface are home to hundreds of species of marine plants and animals. Located about 15 minutes by boat from Loh Liang pier, Pink Beach is a great place to relax in the sun or cool off in the water after a day of trekking in the national park.
The pink beach on Padar definitely has more colorful sand, but the Komodo pink beach has a nicer background for photos, with lots of steep hills and trees.
8. Go to Kelor Island
Kelor Island is located near Komodo Island, within Komodo National Park in Indonesia. It is a small, uninhabited island known for its pristine beaches, lush vegetation, and stunning views of the surrounding archipelago. Kelor Island is a popular destination for snorkeling, diving, and hiking, offering visitors a tranquil escape from the more tourist-centered Komodo Island.
The island offers a tranquil escape and serves as a popular spot for day trips or island-hopping adventures for visitors exploring the Komodo region.
You have the flexibility to visit Kelor Island either before or after exploring Komodo Island. Both islands offer unique experiences within the Komodo National Park, and scheduling your visit to Kelor Island before or after Komodo Island allows you to tailor your adventure based on preferences or available time.
Kelor Island stands as the initial stop when sailing across the Flores Sea. This compact yet trek-worthy island offers the finest views within the Komodo National Park. Its crystal-clear waters serve as a calming retreat for the soul after a refreshing hillside climb. Jonathangarryh, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
A brief 15-minute hike
A brief 15-minute hike unveils a stunning panoramic view from the top of Kelor Island, offering vistas of Flores, Rinca Island, and the surrounding smaller islands within the Komodo National Park. The ascent, though short, is steep and lacks stairs, so take caution to prevent slipping.
Kelor Island rests in the Flores Sea, offering a quick 15-minute hike for visitors. Bungachiara, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
The captivating reward awaits at the summit, making this minor exertion entirely worthwhile. Kelor Island provides a perfect opportunity for photography enthusiasts to capture breathtaking scenery in all its glory.
There are several trails on Kelor Island that lead to stunning viewpoints of the surrounding islands and the turquoise waters of the Komodo Strait. You can relax on the beach perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sun. AgRidwan, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Komodo National Park is located in Indonesia, in the Lesser Sunda Islands, bordering the provinces of the West Lesser Sunda Islands and the (East Lesser Sunda Islands).
The national park includes the three large islands of Komodo, Rinca and Padar, as well as many other smaller ones. The total area of the park is 1,817 km² (701 miles²) with a land area of 603 km² (375 miles²).
The park also has many lesser islands (island group); Such as Gili Motang Island and Nusa Kode Island.
The national park was established in 1980, with the aim of protecting the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) and cetaceans. The objective was later extended to protection of the flora and fauna of the region, including in the maritime areas.
The islands of the national park are of volcanic origin and 4,000 people live there. In 1991, the park was included in the list of World Heritage and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO since 1977.
Health and security
If you plan to go on a trip to Komodo Island, we advise you to invest in a good travel insurance that also covers scuba diving. You never know what can happen and good insurance can get you out of tough situations. I recommend this travel insurance because they offer worldwide coverage and cover many risky sports like scuba diving. Read also: Health and Safety in Indonesia
KOMODO DRAGONS & PINK BEACHES – KOMODO ISLAND BOAT TOUR
SAILING AT KOMODO ISLAND
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Main photo description: Padar, also known as Pada, is a small island located between Komodo and Rinca islands within Komodo archipelago, administrated under the West Manggarai Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. It is the third largest island part of Komodo National Park.
One of the natural charms of Indonesia in the province of East Nusa Tenggara is Padar Island, an exotic island with its natural marine beauty that offers a million natural charms.
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Embark on a Culinary Adventure with Best Indian Restaurants in Bali
Bali, known for its diverse culinary scene, offers an array of exceptional dining experiences. If you’re craving the bold and aromatic flavors of Indian cuisine while exploring this tropical paradise, look no further. Here’s a curated list of some of the best Indian restaurants in Bali that promise to tantalize your taste buds.
The cuisine offers a wide array of dishes, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, with each region having its own specialties. Some popular Indian dishes include biryani, tikka masala, butter chicken, curry, samosas, dosas, naan bread, and various lentil-based dishes like dal.
The use of various ingredients like rice, lentils, vegetables, meats, and dairy products like ghee (clarified butter), paneer (cottage cheese), and yogurt is prevalent in Indian cooking. The food culture in India is diverse, influenced by historical, cultural, and religious factors, resulting in a vast and varied cuisine.
As you explore the enchanting island of Bali, let your taste buds embark on a tantalizing journey through the vibrant flavors of India. From traditional North Indian delicacies to South Indian specialties, Bali’s culinary scene offers an array of exceptional dining experiences that will awaken your senses and leave you craving more.
Here is a breakdown of the price range categories:
$: Budget-friendly, with meals typically costing less than US$10 per person.
$$: Moderately priced, with meals typically costing between US$10 and US$20 per person.
$$$: Upscale, with meals typically costing more than US$20 per person.
Indian Restaurants in Seminyak
Spice Mantraa Seminyak Bali $
Spice Mantraa Seminyak. This restaurant is located in Seminyak and serves traditional North Indian food. The menu features dishes like tandoori chicken, butter chicken, and saag paneer. The restaurant is open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM and is priced moderately.
Gateway Of India Seminyak. This restaurant is located in Seminyak and serves Indian food with a focus on vegetarian and vegan options. The menu features dishes like vegetable samosas, palak paneer, and chana masala. The restaurant is open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM and is priced moderately.
Queen’s Tandoor Bali Seminyak is an Indian restaurant that serves authentic North Indian cuisine with a modern twist. The restaurant is located in Seminyak, Bali, and has become a favorite among tourists and locals alike. The restaurant has an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. The interior is dominated by bright colors and Indian-inspired décor.
Location: Jalan Raya Seminyak No. 1A, Seminyak
Cuisine: Authentic North Indian dishes with a modern twist
Highlights: Butter Chicken, Tandoori Platter, and Garlic Naan
Opening Hours: 11 AM – 11 PM
Chai’ba Street Kitchen & Bar. This restaurant is located in Seminyak and serves Indian street food. The menu features dishes like samosas, pakoras, and chaat. The restaurant is open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM and is priced moderately.
Nestled amidst the vibrant streets of Legian, Bali, Atithi, Indian Restaurant & Bar emerges as a culinary oasis, beckoning with its tantalizing aromas and authentic flavors of North Indian cuisine. This family-run establishment has been captivating the hearts and taste buds of locals and tourists alike for over a decade, earning a well-deserved reputation as one of Legian’s premier dining destinations.
Address: Jl. Melasti Lebak Bena, 6x, Legian Kelod, Kuta 80361 Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 361 759839
Opening Hours: Daily from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Indian Restaurants in Kuta
Ganesha Ek Sanskriti, Kuta $$
The restaurant is located in Kuta, Bali, and is a popular spot for both tourists and locals. The restaurant has a warm and inviting atmosphere. The interior is decorated with traditional Indian artwork and furnishings.
Location: Jalan Kartika Plaza No. 9X, Kuta
Cuisine: Authentic Indian flavors with a focus on vegetarian dishes
Highlights: Aloo Gobi, Chana Masala, and Jalebi
Opening Hours: 10 AM – 10 PM
Gateway Of India Kuta Bali $$
Gateway Of India Kuta. This restaurant is located in Kuta and serves Indian food with a focus on vegetarian and vegan options. The menu features dishes like vegetable samosas, palak paneer, and chana masala. The restaurant is open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM and is priced moderately.
Nestled in the heart of Jimbaran, Bali, Restaurant Indian Tandoor beckons with its tantalizing aromas and authentic flavors of North Indian cuisine. This family-run establishment has been captivating the hearts and taste buds of locals and tourists alike for over a decade, earning a well-deserved reputation as one of Jimbaran’s culinary gems.
Address: Jl. Raya Uluwatu No.12, Jimbaran, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 361 704584
Opening Hours: Daily from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Indian Restaurants in Canggu
Mumbai Kitchen at Finns beach club, Canggu- Bali $$
Mumbai Kitchen. This restaurant is located in Seminyak and serves traditional North Indian food. It is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. The menu features a wide variety of dishes, from tandoori chicken to saag paneer. The restaurant is open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM and is priced moderately.
Natti’s Indian Specialty Restaurant Bali. This restaurant is located in Ubud and serves traditional South Indian food. It is a great place to try dosa, a type of fermented rice and lentil crepe. The restaurant is open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM and is priced moderately.
Pesona Lounge Ubud. This restaurant is located in Ubud and serves Indian food with a modern twist. The menu features dishes like lamb vindaloo and chicken tikka masala. The restaurant is open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM and is priced moderately.
The Royal Kitchen Bali. This restaurant is located in Nusa Dua (South of Bali) and serves traditional Indian food with a focus on royal cuisine. The restaurant is housed in a stunning colonial-style building, with a lush garden setting that provides a tranquil atmosphere for dining.
The menu features dishes like lamb vindaloo, chicken tikka masala, and biryani. The restaurant is open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM and is priced moderately.
NU Delhi @ Nusa Dua. This restaurant is located in Nusa Dua and serves traditional North Indian food. The menu features dishes like tandoori chicken, butter chicken, and saag paneer. The restaurant is open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM and is priced moderately.
In addition to the restaurants listed above, there are many other great Indian restaurants in Bali. When choosing a restaurant, it is important to consider your budget, your dietary restrictions, and the type of cuisine you are interested in.
Please note that prices, opening hours, and menus may vary, so it is always best to check with the restaurant before you go.
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Top Attractions in Bali, Visits and Places of Interest
Are you going to visit Bali soon or do you dream of going there? The number one tourist destination in Indonesia, Bali is a beautiful island full of must-see places to do and see! Here are things to do in Bali, to help you do this and so that you know what to do and what to see in Bali, here is a complete guide to top attractions in Bali and must-see places.
Bali is known for its volcanic mountains, its paradisiacal beaches, its coral reefs, its rice fields, its tropical forests and its typical villages with incredible charm.
It is not easy to prepare an itinerary in Bali as there are so many things to discover.
This list of things to do and see in Bali best for 2 weeks or 3 weeks. We have also supplemented this list with must-see places recommended by our travel community. There are many things to do in Bali, our travel guide here to give you some ideas, to better plan your visit in Bali.
Between its beautiful sandy beaches, its turquoise waters, its spectacular seabed suitable for scuba diving, its renowned surf spots like those of Uluwatu, Kuta Beach or Padang Padang, its festive evenings like those of Seminyak or the Gili Islands, its preserved nature, its rice fields and its volcano which you can try to climb to watch the sunrise, its charming hotels with all comfort and affordable.
Bali, this paradise island in the Indian Ocean and Indonesia, has something to please travelers from all directions who want to get off the beaten track.
A jewel set to perfection, the island of Bali is also very interesting culturally. It is not nicknamed “the island of the Gods” by chance…
Because of Hinduism and its ancestral beliefs, Bali boasts a vibrant cultural heritage. This includes numerous temples, traditional villages like Ubud known for craftsmanship, and a plethora of festivities. Exploring this Indonesian island, whether on a trek, renting a scooter, or with a driver, fulfills various travel desires. Equipped with a Bali tourist guide to help plan your itinerary… the Balinese magic is almost guaranteed!
So, what to do and where to go in Bali? Here are Things To Do in Bali (Bali Travel Guide)
These top attractions in Bali “list” is of course not exhaustive, and remains very subjective, but we hope it will be useful to you! Do not hesitate to complete it in the comments…!
1. Ubud, the cultural and spiritual center of Bali
Ubud is a city located towards the center of Bali where about 35,000 people live. It is considered to be the cultural and spiritual center of the island.
As you walk around Ubud, you will appreciate the many handicrafts and you may have the chance to experience ceremonies with traditional dances.
Located on high plateaus, Ubud has a very rich surrounding nature. You can easily escape to the tropical forest, discover the famous rice fields on the plateau or the beautiful Ayung River!
Many majestic temples stand in the surrounding area and you can’t wait to discover them on foot or by bike.
Visiting Ubud in Bali is the feeling of being in osmosis with Balinese nature, culture and traditions. An authentic Bali tour for sure!
Here are some places to discover near Ubud:
The Monkey Forest of Ubud, another must-see in Bali
From Seminyak to Ubudu takes 1 hour 30 minutes by car.
If you are in Seminyak and want to go to Ubud, you will see that there may be several means of transport to get there. This may be the easiest and most efficient way to get from Seminyak to Ubud. In fact, taking a taxi or a private driver is the easiest way to get to Ubud.
It is also the most expensive means of transport if you are alone. However, if you are 3 or 4 people traveling, the price is divided and is therefore quite advantageous. Therefore, in the event that you choose this option, just walk a little bit in the streets of Seminyak and you will quickly find a taxi there. Read also: How to Take a Taxi in Bali Without Getting Scammed or Cheated?
2. Denpasar, the largest city in Bali
Denpasar is the capital of Bali, located in the south of the island. This is the major city center and offers many activities to tourists who go there.
In Denpasar, it is possible to find wonderful beaches on the east coast towards Sanur. You can also immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Kuta further south.
There are many traditional and beautiful sites. We advise you to visit the temples of Pura Blanjong and Tanah Lot or the Bali Museum to immerse yourself in Balinese traditions.
Denpasar is definitely one of Bali’s must-sees, although it is a more touristy region where it is difficult to rest.
Here are some ideas of places of interest to visit around Denpasar:
Kuta is considered Bali’s main resort. It is located south of Denpasar, in the south of Bali. Seminyak is more chic!
Who says seaside resort, says paradise beach, tourists, nautical and sports activities, festive atmosphere etc. We are far from authentic Bali but Seminyak and Kuta remains a magnificent region of Bali.
Its beaches have become surfing spots and many amateurs go there to learn about the sport. Moreover, you can find many surfboard rentals in Kuta.
Seminyak in Bali is a luxurious haven for upscale tourists. Its upscale resorts, designer boutiques, trendy beach clubs, and top-tier dining options cater to those seeking sophistication. With lavish accommodations, gourmet experiences, exclusive shopping, and vibrant nightlife, Seminyak offers a perfect blend of opulence and relaxation against Bali’s stunning backdrop.
At night, the atmosphere in Seminyak transforms into a lively and sophisticated nightlife scene. Trendy beach clubs and upscale bars host parties with live music, DJs, and a cosmopolitan crowd, creating an energetic ambiance for those seeking upscale entertainment after sunset.
Kuta, Bali, embodies a vibrant mix of lively beaches, bustling streets, and a thriving nightlife scene. Known for its surfing opportunities, bustling markets, and diverse dining options, Kuta offers an energetic atmosphere that caters to travelers seeking both relaxation and excitement.
Nightlife in Kuta is vibrant and diverse, with numerous bars, clubs, and entertainment venues. The area comes alive after dark, offering a range of experiences from beachfront parties to live music, ensuring there’s something for everyone seeking an energetic night out.
Here are some places to visit in the Kuta area of Bali:
Both Seminyak and Kuta showcase Bali’s renowned hospitality, stunning beaches, and a wide array of recreational activities. Visitors can explore the unique blend of modern amenities, cultural charm, and natural beauty that Bali has to offer.
Here is a wonderful temple to discover in Bali. The Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple is located on the cliff of Uluwatu in the far south of Bali. You just have to follow the end of the cliff to see it. Uluwatu Temple offers breathtaking views and a chance to witness traditional Kecak fire dance performances.
Built on the cliffs at 70 meters (229.6 ft) high, it has become popular with tourists, especially for its magnificent view of the Indian Ocean and its sunset. Walk around the temple and especially go to the edge of the cliff to enjoy the different views and take memorable photos.
If you are lucky enough to go there at the end of the day to enjoy the sunset, then it will be a feast for your eyes and your camera!
It is a temple dedicated to the God of the sea, hence its geographical location at the end of a cliff and surrounded by the sea.
Crab-eating macaca [Macaca fascicularis] at Uluwatu Temple at sunset, Bali, Indonesia. LBM1948, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
A much more authentic destination in Bali, Amed is located in the northwest of Bali.
Here, you can conquer the seabed thanks to the many diving and snorkeling spots. Amed is full of secrets buried at the bottom of the sea. One of the secrets to be discovered is the wreck of the USAT Liberty in Tulamben. You can scuba dive there… Thrills guaranteed!
If you dream of charm and authenticity, calm and serenity, then Amed is the must-see destination in Bali that you must add to your list!
Traditional Salt Maker in Amed. Many coastal communities in the south and east of Bali fulfill their economic needs through the informal sector, namely the business of making traditional salt. Surya Edy Gautama, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Mount Batur is the best known volcano located in the north of Bali in the Kintamani area. Considered a sacred mountain in Indonesia, Mount Batur is perched over 1717 meters (5633 ft) above sea level.
The volcano is still active but it is possible to climb Mount Batur.
To get straight to the heart of the matter, YES there is a kind of “guide mafia” that prevents you from accessing Mount Batur without being accompanied. The ascent could very well be done without a guide but it is simply IMPOSSIBLE!
If you are lucky enough to experience a sunrise or a sunset, then the experience is unique and you will be amazed! The Mount Batur hike is extraordinary and we highly recommend you do it!
In short, we pass on this point since the ascent is still really nice but you will absolutely have to climb Mount Batur with a guide by buying the ticket directly in Bali for about € 40 (around AU$ 70) or even simpler by booking your ticket online (at least you have your tickets on the phone and you don’t have to run down the street to find the right provider…).
An active volcano and one of Bali’s most sacred mountains. Hiking to the summit provides stunning sunrise views. Sun is already un and shining on Batur volcano, Bali, Indonesia. Syselpunk, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
8. Canggu, a charming village in Bali
Canggu is a small village bordered by a magnificent beach. Located in the southwest of Bali and west of Denpasar, tourists like to relax in peaceful nature.
Canggu is indeed quieter and less busy than Kuta which is a few kilometers to the south.
Canggu is a fashionable destination for tourists seeking authenticity in Bali. There is a surf spot, a heavenly beach, temples and rice fields.
Here are some places to visit around Canggu in Bali:
The temple of Tanah Lot is very well known thanks to its geographical layout. It stands in the middle of an islet called Pura Tanah Lot.
This Hindu temple is located on the west coast of Bali near the small village of Canggu.
This temple is one of the most famous on the island, because of its location: the Temple of Tanah Lot in Bali is “set” on a small rock in the middle of the ocean, about 100 meters from the coast, accessible at low tide. The spectacle of this temple in the middle of the waves at high tide is just magnificent!
Padangbai is a small fishing village located in the south of Bali. It is a village known mainly for its gateway to another tourist island: Lombok. Many ferries run back and forth between Bali and Lombok.
By going to Padangbai, you can go diving and snorkeling on a superb paradise beach with turquoise water. This beach is called Blue Lagoon.
Another even more discreet beach, Bias Tugel Beach is less easy to access but is definitely worth the detour. Finally a beach on which you can rest quietly away from the tourist influx!
Located in East Bali, Tirtagangga Palace stands in a stunning area surrounded by lush nature. Tirtagangga means “water of the Ganges”, thus taking up the sacred Tirtagangga springs that can be found there.
A 35-minute drive from Candi Dasa (18 km), this palace is a delight. The Tirta Gangga Water Palace in Bali, set on the sacred waters, is a veritable Garden of Eden where all is beauty. The nature that surrounds the statues, baths and fountains is wonderful. We didn’t swim but you can take your bathing suits to dive into a swimming pool at the palace if you’re not chilly.
Here, there are baths, gardens, water sources, rice fields and a palace. It is an old Water Palace surrounded by parks and gardens with many water sources.
Do not hesitate to walk there because here, the environment is very soothing. So walk through the park, passing many Balinese statues and flowers, each more beautiful than the other.
You can even swim in a sacred spring in the park!
View from the lower part to the upper part of Tirta Gangga water palace. Manuae, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
19. Lempuyang Temple
Pura Penataran Agung is located on the slope of Mount Lempuyang 600 metres (2,000 ft) high above sea level.
At the exit of Abang, on the main road 5 km (3.1 miles) north of Tirtagangga, a road goes to the right towards Pura Lempuyang (the road is signposted), an important temple in the region and on the island. The road then splits in two, you have to turn right. It becomes very winding and climbs steeply for about 2 km (you will not be able to shift into 2nd gear – be careful if you are prone to motion sickness or if you are traveling with children…) It then leads to the car park of the lower temple from Lempuyang. We cannot continue further by car, we will have to finish by foot!
The lower temple is impressive; stairs lead first of all to a gigantic symbolic door (candi bentar) in white stone, as if suspended in the air between the plunging view of the Agung volcano on one side and on the other, a large courtyard from which depart three colossal staircases. They represent nagas, these massive mythical serpents, bases of creation.
Their body undulates along the steps and ends in an impressive dragon’s head. Three doors (closed to the public) open onto the upper altar. The view from this temple is well worth the detour. A word of advice: to take advantage of the most beautiful light and take in as much of it as possible, come especially early in the morning. And in addition, there will be a lot less people.
The second temple in the complex, Pura Luhur Lempuyang (luhur means “high”), the more sacred of the two, as the highest, is a good hour and a half walk away (at a good pace, but with breaks).
It is a bit demanding to access between the road and the many stairs, be careful if you are with young children or if you have difficulty walking. You have to take the small paved and very steep road that runs along the lower temple on its right for a good kilometers / miles.
This photo was taken using a mirror app to give an impression of water surface and sky reflection in that surface. In real, there is no water in Pura Penataran Lempuyang “Heaven Gate”, Bali. Jenniferbustamin, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
The concrete stairs then begin to wind through a cloud forest with dense vegetation (between tree ferns, yuccas, dragon trees, etc.); there are 1,700 steps to get to the very top. The upper temple itself is much less impressive than the lower one, but it is often deserted during the day and there is a funny atmosphere. It is the territory of the monkeys who rummage through the remains of the offerings piled up behind the temple. Every morning and every evening, some devotees from the surrounding area climb these steps to make offerings at one of the island’s directional temples, dedicated to the protection of East Bali.
20. The mountainous region of Kintamani
Kintamani is the mountainous region of Bali located in the north of the island. There are therefore mountains and volcanoes that surround small Balinese villages.
There is notably the famous Mount Batur and its Lake Batur. We strongly advise you to go for a walk there because the trails are magnificent!
You can go to the village of Penelokan to enjoy a superb view of the region. This is one of the most beautiful panoramas to do on Bali, landscape guaranteed!
In this region of Kintamani, there are also some temples including the Pura Ulun Danu Batur temple which was destroyed by an eruption. This temple is considered sacred by the Balinese community.
Here are some places to do and see in the Kintamani area of Bali:
Village of Penelokan
Pura Ulun Danu Batur Temple
21. Tampaksiring Town and Gunung Kawi Temple
The town of Tampaksiring is located in the center of Bali, in the Gianyar region. There is notably the famous temple of Gunung Kawi (official name: Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu) and its archaeological site.
The Tirta Empul springs have made their reputation thanks to their therapeutic virtues. Pilgrims come to bathe there to purify themselves.
Gunung Kawi Temple
This area is located about 18 kilometers (11.80 miles) north of Ubud. The two main places to visit here are the Tirta Empul springs and the Gunung Kawi temple. The entrance does not give immediate access to the temple! You will walk along rice fields to reach the Pura Gunung Kawi. The rice terraces lead you down countless steps to a flat path. At Gunung Kawi, you enter an ancient Balinese royal site from the 11th century.
The sanctuary is made up of 10 niches, each housing a “candi”, an 8-meter (26.25 ft) high sanctuary. The mausoleums on the east bank would be dedicated to King Udayana and his family while those on the west bank would be dedicated to the mistresses of King Anak Wungsu.
Local legend has it that the candi were dug in one night by the giant Kebo Iwa, protector of the kingdom of Tampaksiring. It is a famous pilgrimage site for Indonesians. Considered a true jewel of the Island of the Gods, Tampaksiring is definitely worth a visit.
Here you are in authentic Bali!
Here are the things to do in Bali, main places to visit around Tampaksiring in Bali:
This is now one of our favorite places in Bali. Lake Bratan is the second largest lake in Bali, located in the Bedugul area in the north.
The Ulun Danu Bratan temple was built on this lake in the 17th century so that the faithful could place offerings there intended for the goddess of the waters: Dewi Tanu.
Lake Bratan is Bali’s main source of irrigation and water. Being located in north central Bali, it can irrigate many lands around.
If you see Indonesians taking pictures in front of the temple with 50,000 rp bills, don’t be surprised. The Ulun Danu temple is represented on the ticket, which is to say the enthusiasm that the Indonesians have…
Bratan, Bali, Indonesia: Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a balinese hindu temple. LukeTriton, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
23. Lovina Beach
Lovina beach is another resort in Bali located on the north coast. Its black sand beaches have made its reputation.
You can witness the most beautiful sunset in Bali, while eating local fruits while sitting on the beach. Lovina is small but you can spend a week relaxing there.
In addition to the black sand, it is also the place where you can observe dolphins and corals while diving.
If you like hiking, you can take a trail that starts from Temoekoes village and takes you to Singsing waterfall. There is also a superb Dutch monument.
You can also bathe in the thermal springs of Banjar. In this park, there are hot water pools and tropical forests.
It is a very beautiful region of Bali that must be visited. Even though it is a very popular tourist destination, there are many activities and many must-see places for Bali to visit.
Beach shoreline at Lovina, Bali, Indonesia. The Lovina beach is located in North Bali, Lovina Beach is known for its black sand and is a great place for dolphin watching. Ken Eckert, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Here are some places of interest to go to in the Lovina Beach area of Bali:
The Dolphin Statue
Pantai Lovina Beach
Banjar thermal springs
Brahmavihara-Arama Buddhist Monastery
24. Lake Batur
As mentioned earlier in this article, Lake Batur is an essential place to visit in Bali. It is located at the foot of Mount Batur in the Kintamani region of northern Bali.
Backed by the volcanic slabs of Mount Batur and Mount Abang, Lake Batur (Danau Batur) is a striking crater lake considered sacred by the Balinese. Besides sunrise trekking, Mount Batur offers hot springs, canoe trips, and visits to Trunyan village, where Bali Aga residents expose their dead to rot in the open air.
It is a crater lake between Mounts Batur and Abang. It is the largest lake on the Island of the Gods with an area of 10 kilometers in diameter (6.2 miles in diameter). The color of the water varies according to the color of the sky.
You can reach the lake by a small road that leads to the Batur volcano. This road starts from the village of Penelokan.
Banjar is a province located in the north of Bali in the Buleleng region. This area is known for its temples and hot springs.
There are beautiful waterfalls like the Singsing waterfall. Series of magnificent waterfalls in which one can bathe.
In the pools of Banjar, several dragon statues spit hot water. In a green setting surrounded by nature, these pools will do you a lot of good!
28. Klungkung, former royal capital of Bali (located in east of Bali)
Klungkung is also called Semarapura and is located in eastern Bali a few kilometers from Denpasar.
This is the former royal capital and it is an essential stopover to go to the east coast of Bali. There are many monuments in memory of the Gegel dynasty which reigned at the time.
An essential stopover on the road to the east coast of the island, Klungkung offers several thrilling visits, inviting you to take a walk through the ancient monuments bearing witness to the reign of the Gegel dynasty.
Among these, the main ones: the courthouse at Klungkung Palace (official name: Puri Agung Semarapura), covered with magnificent frescoes, the floating pavilion, a piece of Zen happiness in the middle of lotuses and water lilies, and finally the Klungkung Museum.
Here are the places that we advise you to visit near Klungkung in Bali:
The floating pavilion
The Klungkung Museum
Kertha Gosa Pavilion of Klungkung Palace (Taman Gili at Klungkung Palace), Semarapura, Bali. Satdeep Gill, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
29. Tenganan Village
The village of Tenganan is one of the oldest in Bali. Located in the east of the island, it is known for its art of weaving and its traditional ceremonies.
If you want to find authenticity in Bali, you will be served at Tenganan!
You can attend dance performances, traditions, customs of the time. It is a village still spared by mass tourism.
To disconnect for a few hours or a few days, why not visit the village of Tenganan in Bali?
Here are some ideas of places of interest to discover around Tenganan in Bali:
The ancient village of Tenganan Pegringsingan
Bale Agung Tenganan Dauh Tukad Museum
The nature reserve of Pulau Paus
30. Trunyan Village
This village located on the slopes of Gunung Abang is only accessible by boat. Trunyan has always benefited from a certain curiosity since it is considered one of the last Bali-Aga villages. “Bali-Aga” refers to the native Balinese, who settled in Bali before the Javanese and Sumatran conquests since the first Buddhist influences are traced back to Bali around the 7th century.
Some agree that it was the Srivijaya empire, with a community of more than 1,000 teachers and disciples, which would have already spread and spread the Buddhist doctrines and established monasteries almost everywhere in the most nearby, including Bali.
Bali Aga village, inhabited by descendants of the original Balinese, who do not cremate or bury their dead, but just lay them out to decompose, bones can be found on the ground. Paracetamol, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Local chiefs or rulers would have submitted to the new ritual practices of deifying chiefs or kings (assigning them divine kinship) and purifying their souls after death. These new rites would not have reached the entire area of Bali and some would have retained their animist practices and their own ancestor worship. We can also realize the veracity of these animist practices attested by the presence of megalithic stones in the Pura Gedé Pancing Jagat, and the existence of a statue (Betara Da Tonta) more than 4 m high in an altar from the same temple.
Every three years, a ceremony is held in the Gedé Pancering Jagat temple which involves covering the statue of Betara Da Tonta with honey, lime and gold jewellery. No foreigners are allowed to attend.
In the village proper, there are 2 Bali-aga houses and an old waringin, or Banyan, tree said to be over 1000 years old. A little further, the Kuban cemetery is only accessible by the lake. The deceased bodies are neither buried nor burned, they are left to decompose in the open air in bamboo cages sheltered from scavengers. On several terraces are exposed skulls and bones.
Remember, Bali’s charm also lies in its vibrant local markets, delicious cuisine, and warm hospitality, so be sure to explore beyond the major attractions to truly experience the island’s unique culture and beauty.
31. Museums in Bali
These museums in Bali stand as an integral part of the island’s rich cultural tapestry, offering visitors a profound insight into its artistic heritage and historical significance.
From the enchanting artwork of Ubud’s Puri Lukisan to the eclectic collection at ARMA, these museums provide a captivating journey through Bali’s creative spirit and cultural legacy.
Each exhibit is a testament to the island’s vibrant past and its enduring artistic prowess, making these museums a must-visit for anyone seeking to delve deeper into the heart of Bali’s cultural identity.
Whether you’re an art enthusiast or simply curious about Bali’s cultural heritage, a visit to these museums promises a rewarding experience.
Bali’s nightlife pulses with energy across a spectrum of experiences. Nightclubs in Seminyak and Kuta throb with music, drawing crowds eager for pulsating beats and vibrant atmospheres. The island’s beach clubs like Potato Head and Ku De Ta redefine seaside revelry, blending sun-soaked days with lively DJ sets and oceanfront lounging.
The clubs in Bali boast top-notch sound systems, lively dance floors, and often host renowned local and international DJs. From the trendy beach clubs transitioning into party venues after sunset to standalone nightclubs with immersive light shows, Bali’s nightlife scene caters to revelers seeking energetic and memorable nights out on the island.
Rooftop bars add another dimension to Bali’s nightlife, providing panoramic views alongside cocktails and music. Places like Rock Bar in Jimbaran or the Sky Garden in Kuta offer elevated experiences, where visitors can revel in breathtaking vistas while enjoying the island’s nightlife.
The combination of beach clubs and rooftop bars makes Bali’s party scene dynamic and diverse, catering to different preferences while ensuring unforgettable moments against the backdrop of Bali’s beauty.
During the day, Bali’s beach clubs invite visitors to relax on sunbeds or enjoy water activities. As the sun sets, the energy shifts with DJs spinning tunes, live performances, and a vibrant social scene. It’s a haven where the island’s beauty meets music, creating an unforgettable ambiance for locals and travelers alike.
These beach clubs in Seminyak curate an upscale experience, featuring infinity pools, stylish lounges, and a sophisticated ambiance. By day, visitors can bask in the sun on comfortable daybeds, enjoying delicious cuisine and refreshing cocktails right by the water’s edge.
As the day transitions into evening, the atmosphere shifts into a livelier vibe with DJ sets and live music, creating a chic yet laid-back party scene against the backdrop of Bali’s breathtaking sunsets.
Bali’s culinary scene is a vibrant tapestry of flavors, boasting an array of restaurants catering to diverse tastes. From local warungs offering authentic Balinese cuisine to international bistros serving fusion delights, visitors can embark on a culinary journey that satisfies every palate.
Local Balinese Restaurant
Exploring Balinese cuisine at a local warung or restaurant immerses you in the island’s culinary heritage. Here, you’d relish Nasi Goreng, Satay skewers, aromatic curries, and traditional dishes like Babi Guling or Bebek Betutu, experiencing the rich and diverse flavors of Bali’s own culinary traditions.
Each of these restaurants in Seminyak brings its own unique charm, flavors, and ambiance, catering to different tastes and preferences while ensuring a memorable dining experience on the island.
Seminyak, Bali, is a culinary hotspot, offering a diverse range of dining experiences. From fine dining to local eateries, it’s a paradise for food enthusiasts, blending traditional Balinese flavors with international cuisine. Whether by the beach or along bustling streets, every meal in Seminyak is an exploration of taste and culture, making it a must-visit for those seeking remarkable culinary adventures.
Romantic dining goes beyond the confines of formal fine dining. It’s about creating an atmosphere that speaks to the heart, where the setting, ambiance, and personal connection take precedence over elaborate setups or haute cuisine.
Imagine candlelit tables nestled in lush gardens or tucked away in secluded corners, offering privacy and a sense of seclusion. The gentle sea breeze or the soft glow of fairy lights adds to the romantic atmosphere, creating a dreamy backdrop for a memorable evening.
These eateries, whether charming cafés or intimate bistros, offer delightful menus in relaxed yet dreamy settings, perfect for a heartfelt evening for two.
Bali’s fine dining establishments are a testament to culinary artistry, presenting meticulously crafted dishes amidst elegant settings. These restaurants curate exquisite tasting menus or à la carte options that showcase premium ingredients, innovative techniques, and impeccable service, elevating dining into a sophisticated experience.
Japanese cuisine finds its niche in Bali with restaurants offering a delightful blend of traditional flavors and contemporary twists. From sushi and sashimi crafted with precision to teppanyaki grills igniting culinary theatrics, these establishments provide an authentic taste of Japan within Bali’s tropical ambiance.
Bali’s Chinese restaurants infuse the island’s dining scene with a rich tapestry of flavors, from aromatic stir-fries to succulent Peking duck. These eateries masterfully blend regional Chinese cuisines, presenting an array of dishes that tantalize the taste buds with their bold and diverse flavors.
Italian cuisine thrives in Bali, with trattorias and fine dining establishments celebrating the essence of la dolce vita. From wood-fired pizzas with thin, crispy crusts to sumptuous pasta dishes bathed in rich sauces, Bali’s Italian restaurants capture the essence of Italy’s culinary heritage amidst the island’s tropical charm.
Top Attractions in Bali for Water Sports – Engage in Water Activities!
Traveling to Bali is a must-visit destination for travelers from all over the world. This island located near the Indonesian coast offers spectacular landscapes and is home to the most famous attractions not to be missed. If you’re thinking of traveling to Bali, here’s a guide to the best attractions and activities for water sports.
A trip to Bali opens the doors to a unique experience. Although the island is not very large, the diversity of landscapes and water sports is waiting for you.
Bali offers a plethora of water activities for thrill-seekers. Go snorkeling or diving to explore the vibrant coral reefs surrounding the island. Try your hand at surfing on the renowned waves of Echo Beach or Balangan Beach. For a unique experience, take a traditional wooden boat to Nusa Lembongan and enjoy activities like paddleboarding, kayaking, and jet-skiing.
Whether you love water sports, shopping or hiking, Bali is the perfect island for an exhilarating vacation. So, don’t wait and start planning your trip to Bali and experience the best attractions and activities.
For almost 50 years, Bali has been an essential pilgrimage for surfers from all over the world in search of perfect waves, warm water and a relaxed lifestyle. The Uluwatu, Balangan beach, Dreamland beach, large bay of Kuta, the volcanic sand beaches of Canggu and the small white sand coves of the Bukit peninsula, there are waves for all tastes and all levels in Bali.
Bali is renowned for its clear water and colorful reefs dotted with tropical fish. Scuba diving enthusiasts will find a large choice of dive sites and centers. It is the ideal place to observe the best underwater attractions in Indonesia.
Best beaches in Bali for jogging or relaxing or both
If you are looking for an unforgettable trip, Bali is the ideal place. Between its white sand beaches, turquoise waters and mountainous landscapes, Bali is the perfect place for a memorable vacation. In addition to the unmissable white sand beaches, there are many attractions to discover in Bali. You can find black sandy beaches in Amed (East of Bali).
With its warm waters, vast reefs and abundant marine life, Bali lends itself perfectly to diving. Throughout the island, schools and reliable diving centers welcome beginners and organize interesting trips for the more experienced.
Rafting is a superb activity that is both sporty, entertaining and allows you to discover magnificent landscapes. To organize a rafting excursion in Bali you have the choice between the Ayung river in Ubud and the Telaga Waja river in Sidemen.
Fun Water Sports Activities in Bali: Jet Ski, Flying fish, Parasailing, Banana boat and Flyboard…
Sandy beaches, turquoise sea… it’s hard not to be tempted by some fun water activities, especially when the sun is out. In order to fully enjoy your vacation by the sea, consider practicing one of these fun and exciting activities that will leave you speechless. Example of fun water sports activities: jet ski, fly fish, fly board, parasailing, banana boat, paragliding, paddle board, kitesurfing, sea walking and many more…
With its diverse range of water sports, Bali offers something for everyone, from adrenaline junkies to those looking for a more relaxed aquatic experience. Remember to prioritize safety and choose reputable operators for your water adventures. Enjoy your time in the waves!
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Exploring Beautiful Villages in Bali: Discovering Scenic Gems Across the Island’s South, North, East, and West
The Beautiful Villages in Bali, each offering a glimpse into the island’s cultural richness, picturesque landscapes, and authentic way of life. Beyond the bustling tourist hotspots, Bali’s captivating villages unveil a serene world of traditional artistry, harmonious coexistence with nature, and timeless cultural practices, offering a glimpse into the island’s authentic soul.
Each of these villages offers a distinct glimpse into Bali’s diverse cultural tapestry, natural beauty, and local traditions, inviting travelers to venture beyond the well-trodden paths and explore the lesser-known corners of this enchanting island.
Here is a list of beautiful villages in Bali, with their unique characteristics and attractions:
Venture beyond the bustling tourist hotspots and discover the tranquil charm of South Bali’s captivating villages, where traditional Balinese culture, stunning natural beauty, and serene ambiance await.
Uluwatu, renowned for its stunning cliffs and majestic views, encompasses various villages along the southern coastline. Explore traditional Balinese villages, witness mesmerizing sunsets at Uluwatu Temple, and discover the thriving surf culture in the area.
Dramatic cliffside setting with stunning ocean views
Renowned for its iconic Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple and breathtaking sunsets
Home to world-class surf breaks and a vibrant surf scene
Lively nightlife and entertainment options, including the Kecak Fire Dance and Balinese traditional dance performances
Pura Luhur Uluwatu (Uluwatu Temple, The Sea Temple). Perched majestically atop towering cliffs, Pura Luhur Uluwatu, commonly known as Uluwatu Temple, commands breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, offering not just a spiritual sanctuary but a visual masterpiece against the backdrop of Bali’s stunning coastline. LBM1948, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Scattered across Bali’s lush landscapes, a constellation of beautiful villages invites exploration, unveiling a harmonious blend of tradition, artistry, and serene beauty.
Seseh presents a serene coastal village atmosphere. Experience rice field vistas, visit traditional temples, and embrace the tranquility of rural life.
Tranquil Atmosphere: Seseh Village exudes a tranquil atmosphere, offering a welcome respite from the bustling tourist hubs of South Bali.
Pristine Beaches and Serene Coastline: Seseh boasts a pristine coastline adorned with secluded beaches, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and leisurely walks along the shore.
Cultural Immersion and Traditional Craftsmanship: Immerse yourself in the village’s rich cultural heritage, evident in its traditional Balinese houses, workshops of local artisans, and captivating Kecak dance performances.
Harmony with Nature: Seseh Village seamlessly blends with the surrounding natural beauty, showcasing lush rice paddies, serene rivers, and the captivating Sunge Rening Waterfall.
Seseh Beach: Indulge in a day of relaxation at Seseh Beach, known for its soft white sand, calm waters, and stunning sunsets.
Sunge Rening Waterfall: Embark on a trek through lush greenery to reach Sunge Rening Waterfall, a cascading waterfall nestled amidst a serene natural setting.
Seseh Rice Paddies: Stroll through the picturesque Seseh Rice Paddies, where vibrant green terraces stretch across the landscape, offering panoramic views and a glimpse into Bali’s agricultural traditions.
Seseh Traditional Arts and Crafts Center: Explore the Seseh Traditional Arts and Crafts Center, where local artisans showcase their skills in woodcarving, weaving, and painting.
Kecak Dance Performance: Witness the captivating Kecak dance performance, an ancient Balinese tradition that combines rhythmic chanting, intricate movements, and a mesmerizing storytelling experience.
Seminyak Village (South West)
The most glamorous village in Bali! You can consider Seminyak like St Tropez in France!
Trendy and upscale coastal resort town with a cosmopolitan vibe
Abundance of luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, and trendy bars
Renowned for its vibrant nightlife and beach clubs
Popular destination for surfing, shopping, and spa treatments
Seminyak Beach: A picturesque stretch of golden sand beach, ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying stunning sunsets.
Potato Head Beach Club: A renowned beach club known for its stylish ambiance, delectable cuisine, and lively atmosphere.
KU DE TA: Another iconic beach club, offering a sophisticated dining experience, luxurious accommodations, and a vibrant nightlife scene.
Seminyak Square: A trendy shopping and dining destination, featuring a collection of upscale boutiques, art galleries, and international restaurants.
La Plancha Bali: A popular spot for sunset drinks and live music, offering a laid-back bohemian atmosphere with stunning ocean views.
Seek tranquility and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Southeast Bali’s enchanting villages, nestled amidst lush rice paddies, serene coastlines, and ancient temples.
Southeast Bali is a region of captivating beauty, offering a blend of stunning natural landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and tranquil atmosphere. Nestled between the vibrant tourist hubs of South Bali and the serene landscapes of East Bali, Southeast Bali offers a unique and enchanting experience for visitors seeking a harmonious blend of adventure and relaxation.
Sanur Village (South East)
Family-Friendly Destination: Sanur Village is a haven for families, offering a safe and welcoming environment with plenty of kid-friendly activities and attractions.
As the sun wakes up the sky, painting it in shades of soft pinks and oranges, a special old boat rests on the sand in Sanur, Bali. At sunrise, when the water goes away, this weathered boat sits silently, telling stories of the sea. It’s an old boat, tired but strong, reminding us of the important history of sailing in Bali. Wiaskara, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Relaxed and Tranquil Atmosphere: Sanur Village exudes a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere, offering a welcome respite from the bustling tourist hubs of South Bali.
Beachfront Charm: Sanur boasts a charming beachfront promenade lined with lush greenery, offering stunning views of the glistening ocean and a laid-back vibe.
Cultural Heritage and Traditions: Despite its modern amenities, Sanur Village remains deeply rooted in Balinese culture and traditions, evident in its temples, traditional performances, and local artisanship.
Sanur Beach in Bali is a tranquil haven where the sun-kissed sands meet the gentle embrace of the azure sea. It’s a place where time slows down, inviting you to stroll along the shorelines adorned with swaying palms, while the soft ocean breeze carries whispers of tranquility. Here, the sunrise paints the sky in hues of gold, unveiling a magical spectacle that reflects upon the calm waters, setting the scene for moments of peaceful introspection and seaside bliss. Magul, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Sanur Beach: Indulge in a day of relaxation at Sanur Beach, known for its calm waters, soft white sand, and stunning sunsets.
Sanur Night Market: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Sanur Night Market, where you can find local handicrafts, souvenirs, and delectable Balinese cuisine.
Sindhu Art Gallery: Explore the Sindhu Art Gallery, showcasing an impressive collection of traditional Balinese paintings, sculptures, and artifacts.
Turtle Conservation and Education Center: Visit the Turtle Conservation and Education Center, where you can learn about the importance of turtle conservation and witness the release of rehabilitated sea turtles.
Mangrove Forest: Embark on a leisurely stroll through the tranquil Mangrove Forest, a serene ecosystem that supports a variety of birdlife and marine creatures.
Padangbai is a charming coastal village famous for its ferry terminal and as a gateway to Lombok. Explore local fishing communities, relax on pristine beaches, and discover the vibrant underwater world for diving enthusiasts.
Gateway to Lombok and Nusa Lembongan, offering convenient ferry connections
Idyllic coastal town with a relaxed atmosphere and stunning ocean views
Renowned for its snorkeling and diving spots, offering a glimpse into Bali’s vibrant marine life
Home to peaceful beaches and a laid-back coastal lifestyle
Nestled along Bali’s eastern coast, Padangbai Harbour is a bustling maritime gateway that intertwines traditional charm with modern vibrancy. The harbor hums with the energy of fishing boats and ferries, their sails dancing against the backdrop of cerulean waters. It’s a bustling scene where the salty ocean air mingles with the sounds of seafaring life, welcoming travelers to embark on maritime adventures or witness the daily rhythms of coastal livelihoods. Amidst the comings and goings, Padangbai Harbour exudes an authentic maritime ambiance that encapsulates Bali’s coastal essence. Magul, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Blue Lagoon Beach
Bias Mentah Beach
Pura Goa Lawah Temple
Padangbai Mangrove Forest
Nusa Lembongan (Southeast)
Nusa Lembongan offers a tranquil island escape. Experience the local island life, explore pristine beaches, and engage in snorkeling or diving adventures.
Kusamba offers insights into traditional salt farming and fishing villages. Experience salt harvesting activities, witness the local fishing trade, and enjoy the serene coastal ambiance.
Coastal village renowned for its traditional salt-making practices
Peaceful atmosphere with a blend of Balinese culture and natural beauty
Beaches with black volcanic sand and crystal-clear waters
Home to several temples and cultural attractions, showcasing Balinese heritage
Nestled along Bali’s eastern coast, the quaint Kusamba Village stands as a testament to traditional salt-making practices, where the salt makers of Kusamba meticulously harvest sea salt, preserving age-old techniques that echo the timeless essence of Balinese coastal heritage. Wiaskara, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Kusamba Salt Pans
Goa Lawah Temple
Pura Dalem Pingit
Kusamba Art Market
Klungkung invites visitors to explore traditional Balinese architecture and historical sites such as the Klungkung Palace and Kerta Gosa, showcasing intricate artwork and ancient storytelling traditions.
Former royal capital of Bali, steeped in rich history and culture
Home to the iconic Goa Gajah Elephant Cave, a captivating Hindu temple complex
Center for traditional Balinese dance and music performances
Serene atmosphere with a blend of ancient traditions and modern life
Nestled in the serene Bedulu village near Ubud, Bali, the mystical Goa Gajah cave, also known as the Elephant Cave, beckons visitors into an ancient realm of spirituality and mystery. This sacred site transcends time, revealing intricate carvings, serene meditation spaces, and a profound sense of historical significance, captivating all who venture into its mystical depths. Jakub Hałun, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
As you step into the heart of Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), nestled within Bedulu village near Ubud, Bali, a mesmerizing tableau unfolds. Inside this ancient sanctuary, intricate stone carvings adorn the walls, whispered tales of bygone eras echo through its cavernous chambers, and a palpable aura of spiritual reverence envelops every visitor, inviting them to delve into the enigmatic depths of Bali’s history and culture. Jakub Hałun, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Goa Gajah Elephant Cave
Pura Dalem Agung
Taman Nusa Cultural Park
Venture beyond the bustling tourist hotspots and uncover the tranquil charm of Southwest Bali’s enchanting villages, where traditional Balinese culture, stunning natural beauty, and serene ambiance await.
Canggu, situated in the southwest, is a vibrant village known for its laid-back vibe and rice field vistas. Discover the Balinese way of life, explore local markets, and embrace the thriving arts scene in this scenic village.
A vibrant coastal town with a laid-back bohemian vibe
Renowned for its surf scene, attracting surfers of all levels
Abundance of trendy cafes, restaurants, and bars serving diverse cuisines
Lively nightlife and entertainment options, including beach clubs, live music venues, and art galleries
A hub for wellness and spirituality, with numerous yoga studios, meditation centers, and holistic retreats
Canggu Beach: A picturesque stretch of black sand beach, ideal for swimming, surfing, sunbathing, and enjoying stunning sunsets.
Echo Beach: A popular surfing spot, known for its consistent waves and lively atmosphere.
Batu Bolong Temple: A revered Hindu temple perched on a rock formation in the ocean, offering breathtaking views of the coastline.
Canggu Art Scene: Explore the numerous art galleries and workshops in Canggu, showcasing the works of local and international artists.
Wellness and Spirituality: Immerse yourself in Canggu’s vibrant wellness scene, with yoga studios, meditation centers, and a variety of holistic treatments.
Pecatu boasts stunning cliff-top vistas and cultural villages. Explore local traditions, visit the Uluwatu Temple, and witness the breathtaking views overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Home to the iconic Uluwatu Temple, a must-see destination for its stunning sunsets and cliffside setting
Renowned for its world-class surf breaks and vibrant surf culture
Lively nightlife and entertainment options, including the Kecak Fire Dance and Balinese traditional dance performances
Nestled within Bali’s vibrant landscapes, the Pecatu village beckons with a captivating blend of tradition and contemporary allure. Surrounded by verdant hills and the azure hues of the Indian Ocean, Pecatu exudes a serene charm, where the echoes of ancient customs harmonize with the modern pulse of Bali’s southern coast. It’s a haven where cultural richness intertwines effortlessly with the allure of coastal living, inviting visitors to delve into the authentic essence of Balinese life while savoring the tranquility of this picturesque village. F-GSPY, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple
Padang Padang Beach
Escape to West Bali’s serene villages, where national parks, black sand beaches, and harmonious coexistence with nature offer a tranquil retreat and a glimpse into Bali’s unspoiled beauty.
Embrace the laid-back bohemian vibe of West Bali’s coastal villages, where world-class surf breaks, pristine beaches, and ancient burial customs offer an unforgettable blend of adventure and tradition.
Penglipuran Village (West)
Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Bangli Regency, Penglipuran Village stands as an epitome of traditional Balinese architecture and environmental consciousness. This captivating village is celebrated for its unique Tri Hita Karana philosophy, which emphasizes harmony between humans, nature, and the spiritual realm.
Gazing down upon the idyllic Penglipuran Village, the aerial view unveils a harmonious landscape of traditional houses and meticulously lined pathways, encapsulating the village’s serene beauty and cultural integrity from a captivating bird’s-eye perspective. Kiara Juliane, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Adherence to the Tri Hita Karana philosophy
Eco-friendly practices and sustainable living
Traditional Balinese architecture and lush greenery
Peaceful and tranquil atmosphere
Nestled amidst the emerald hills of Bali, Penglipuran Traditional Village emerges like a living painting, offering a timeless glimpse into Balinese heritage and culture. Its pristine pathways, adorned with neatly lined traditional houses, whisper stories of ancient traditions and communal harmony. Here, the air is filled with a sense of tranquility, inviting travelers to wander through its meticulously preserved streets and immerse themselves in the essence of an authentic Balinese way of life. ::::=UT=::::, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Penglipuran Village Temple
Bamboo Forest Penglipuran
Holy Spring Sekawan
Penglipuran Village Museum
Negara serves as the administrative hub of West Bali and is surrounded by villages showcasing traditional Balinese life. Experience local markets, witness buffalo races (Makepung), and explore the rural countryside.
Off-the-beaten-path destination with a laid-back atmosphere
Renowned for its pristine beaches, ideal for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing
Home to the West Bali National Park, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts
Serene atmosphere with a blend of Balinese culture and natural beauty
Nestled along Bali’s western edge, the West Bali National Park emerges as a pristine sanctuary, where nature’s splendor meets untamed wilderness. Here, dense forests, vibrant mangroves, and secluded beaches converge, forming a haven for diverse wildlife and natural wonders. Towering trees embrace rare bird species, while elusive Javanese deer roam freely amidst the greenery. As the scent of wildflowers mingles with the salty ocean breeze, this protected expanse invites exploration, promising adventurous trails and secluded shores, making it an untouched paradise for those seeking solace in the heart of Bali’s untouched landscapes. Divergent43, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
West Bali National Park
Pura Melanting Temple
Pemuteran Village (West)
Embrace the tranquility of Pemuteran Village, a coastal haven in West Bali. Witness the village’s dedication to environmental conservation, as it has transformed itself into a model of sustainable tourism. Explore the village’s pristine coral reefs, teeming with marine life, and discover the underwater wonders of the Menjangan Island Marine Park.
Commitment to sustainable tourism and environmental protection
Pristine coral reefs and abundant marine life
Menjangan Island Marine Park, a haven for snorkeling and diving
Peaceful atmosphere and authentic Balinese culture
Menjangan Island Marine Park
Biorock Reef Restoration Project
Pemuteran Village Temple
Kintamani Village (West)
Venture into the highlands of Kintamani Village, where breathtaking vistas and cultural treasures await. Ascend to the summit of Mount Batur and witness the mesmerizing sunrise casting a golden glow over the surrounding landscapes. Explore the village’s traditional temples, each offering a glimpse into the village’s spiritual heritage.
Kintamani Village offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and serene tranquility. Whether you seek breathtaking vistas, authentic Balinese experiences, or moments of relaxation, Kintamani Village is a destination that will leave a lasting impression.
Nestled amidst the caldera of Mount Batur, offering breathtaking views
Renowned for its stunning sunrise views over Mount Batur and Lake Batur
Home to several temples and cultural attractions, showcasing Balinese heritage
Serene atmosphere with a blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion
Tegalalang rice terraces Bali: UNESCO World Heritage Site
Penelokan Sunrise Point
Toya Bungkah Hot Springs
Mount Batur Sunrise Trek
Sebatu Holy Spring
Delve into the rich cultural heritage of East Bali’s captivating villages, where ancient weaving traditions, serene water palaces, and traditional salt-making practices showcase the island’s authentic charm.
Batuan stands as a bastion of Balinese artistry in the southern region. Explore ancient temples adorned with intricate carvings, peruse local art galleries featuring traditional paintings, and witness skilled artisans practicing their craft.
Center for traditional Balinese painting and arts
Abundance of art galleries and studios showcasing exquisite Balinese artwork
Peaceful and serene atmosphere amidst lush greenery
Home to the Batuan Museum, showcasing traditional Balinese art and artifacts
Pura Puseh, also known as the Puseh Temple, is a revered cultural gem nestled within the charming village of Batuan in Bali’s Gianyar district. Steeped in history and adorned with intricate carvings, this ancient temple stands as a testament to Bali’s rich cultural heritage. The temple’s ornate architecture, adorned with mesmerizing stone sculptures and elaborate designs, narrates tales of Balinese mythology and spirituality. LBM1948, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Batuan Art Market
Batuan Puseh Temple
Batuan Traditional Painters Association
Puri Saren Royal Palace
Tenganan Village (East)
Embark on a journey through time in Tenganan Village, a secluded hamlet nestled in Karangasem Regency. This ancient village, believed to be one of Bali’s oldest settlements, is renowned for its unique double-Ikat weaving technique, known as geringsing. Immerse yourself in the village’s rich cultural heritage, where ancient traditions and intricate craftsmanship continue to thrive.
Nestled in the heart of Karangasem, the village of Tenganan stands as a living testament to Bali Aga architecture, preserving ancient traditions within its compounds. The distinctive Bali Aga architecture in Tenganan whispers tales of heritage through its intricately designed structures, offering a glimpse into the island’s rich cultural legacy. DayakSibiriak, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Ancient village believed to be one of Bali’s oldest settlements
Renowned for its unique double-Ikat weaving technique, known as geringsing
Rich cultural heritage with ancient traditions and intricate craftsmanship
Peaceful and tranquil atmosphere
Tenganan Traditional Weaving Village
Tenganan Village Temple
Geringsing Weaving Workshops
Amed is a coastal gem nestled in the island’s east, renowned for its tranquil atmosphere and vibrant marine life. Far from the bustling tourist hubs, this fishing village invites travelers to experience the serene rhythm of coastal living, pristine beaches, and world-class snorkeling and diving spots.
Picturesque coastal village with a laid-back atmosphere
Black sand beaches and crystal-clear waters
Popular snorkeling and diving destination with abundant marine life
Serene atmosphere with stunning ocean views
At the fishing village of Amed, East Bali unveils its coastal splendor with pristine beaches embracing the horizon. The tranquil shores are a canvas of serenity, where fishing boats sway gently on crystal-clear waters. Against the backdrop of Mount Agung’s majestic silhouette, the beach at Amed invites travelers to bask in the simplicity and authentic charm of a traditional Balinese fishing village. Marklchaves, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Amed Art Gallery
Sidemen Village (East)
Escape the tourist crowds and discover the tranquility of Sidemen Village, a hidden gem nestled amidst the lush rice paddies of Karangasem Regency. Explore the village’s verdant landscapes, dotted with traditional Balinese houses and temples. Immerse yourself in the village’s peaceful atmosphere, where the rhythm of life unfolds in harmony with nature’s embrace.
Hidden gem nestled amidst lush rice paddies and verdant hills
Peaceful and tranquil atmosphere with authentic Balinese culture
Traditional Balinese houses and temples
Abundance of hiking trails and waterfalls
Sidemen Rice Paddies
Sidemen Village Art Market
Tirta Gangga (East)
Tirta Gangga features royal water gardens and traditional village life. Visit the majestic water palace, stroll through lush gardens, and admire the village’s cultural heritage.
Water Palace: Tirta Gangga is a captivating water palace complex, renowned for its serene ponds, lush gardens, and historical significance.
Harmonious Blend of Nature and Architecture: The palace seamlessly integrates natural elements with Balinese architectural features, creating a tranquil and harmonious ambiance.
Cultural Heritage: Tirta Gangga is a testament to Balinese cultural heritage, showcasing intricate carvings, traditional sculptures, and sacred water springs.
Tranquil Atmosphere: The palace offers a tranquil escape from the crowds, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the serene beauty of the surroundings.
Main Pond: Admire the main pond, a centerpiece of the palace, surrounded by lush gardens and ornate stonework.
Royal Bathing Pools: Explore the royal bathing pools, considered sacred water springs with healing properties.
Stone Carvings and Sculptures: Discover intricate stone carvings and sculptures depicting mythological creatures, deities, and traditional Balinese motifs.
Gardens and Water Features: Stroll through the meticulously manicured gardens, dotted with water features, fountains, and secluded courtyards.
Bebandem is a lesser-known village in East Bali, offering a tranquil setting amidst lush landscapes. Visitors can witness local village life, visit nearby temples, and partake in authentic cultural experiences.
Rice Terrace of Bandem. The following image shows a stretch of rice ready to be harvested against the backdrop of the Mount Agung mountain range (covered in clouds. This image was taken in the Banyakdem area which is located north of the city of Amlapura, Karangasem, Bali). Bagus Purnamasidi, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Renowned for its traditional Balinese arts and crafts
Center for woodcarving, painting, and stone carving
Abundance of art galleries and workshops
Vibrant cultural atmosphere with traditional performances and ceremonies
Bebandem Art Village
Traditional Balinese Performances
Embark on a journey to the heart of Bali, where captivating landscapes, ancient traditions, and serene retreats intertwine, offering a harmonious blend of cultural immersion, natural beauty, and tranquility.
Mas Village (Central)
Located about 6 km from Ubud, in the Mas Village you can discover the artistic heart of Ubud in Mas Village, a haven for woodcarving enthusiasts. Stroll through the village’s narrow lanes lined with workshops and galleries showcasing exquisite wood carvings, each piece a testament to the village’s enduring artistic legacy. Witness the skillful hands of artisans transforming ordinary wood into masterpieces, breathing life into stories and legends.
Ubud Village (Central)
Step into the heart of Bali’s cultural renaissance in Ubud Village, a vibrant hub of art, spirituality, and natural beauty. Stroll through the village’s bustling streets lined with art galleries, traditional craft shops, and cozy cafes. Immerse yourself in the village’s creative spirit, where traditional performances, art exhibitions, and cultural events showcase the essence of Balinese artistry.
Vibrant artistic community with a rich cultural heritage
Abundance of art galleries, museums, and cultural performances
Home to the Ubud Royal Palace and the Monkey Forest
Serene atmosphere amidst lush greenery and rice paddies
Unveil the breathtaking beauty of Jatiluwih Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its cascading rice terraces. Trek through the village’s verdant hillsides, where the emerald green rice paddies stretch as far as the eye can see. Witness the harmonious coexistence of humans and nature, as the village’s traditional irrigation system has sustained these rice terraces for centuries.
UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its cascading rice terraces
Breathtaking scenery with lush greenery and panoramic views
Traditional Balinese agricultural practices and harmonious coexistence with nature
Serene atmosphere with a glimpse into rural Balinese life
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
Jatiluwih Subak Museum
Jatiluwih Agroforestry Park
Jatiluwih Village Art Market
Celuk Village (South)
Immerse yourself in the shimmering world of Celuk Village, the silver jewelry capital of Bali. Explore the village’s bustling workshops and witness the intricate craftsmanship of local artisans as they transform silver into delicate works of art. From ornate necklaces and pendants to intricate rings and bracelets, Celuk’s jewelry encapsulates the spirit of Balinese artistry.
Celuk is known as a village of goldsmiths. Almost he entire village works on making jewelry, with extremely basic tools. So, Celuk is littered with goldsmith shops – but if you want to take the opportunity to do some shopping, know that those on the side streets are much more interesting than those on the main streets.
Lively atmosphere with a blend of tradition and modernity
Celuk Silver Jewelry Market
Celuk Village Museum
Taman Gahia Cultural Park
Escape the crowds and discover the hidden gems of North Bali’s picturesque villages, where verdant hills, cascading waterfalls, and traditional Balinese life provide a tranquil escape.
Munduk Village (North)
Nestled in the highlands of Buleleng Regency, Munduk Village offers a tranquil escape from the bustling tourist areas. Explore the village’s verdant landscapes dotted with traditional Balinese houses and temples. Immerse yourself in the village’s peaceful atmosphere, where the rhythm of life unfolds in harmony with nature’s embrace.
Nestled within the tranquil landscapes of Buleleng Regency, Munduk in Banjar emerges as a hidden gem in Bali, offering a serene escape into nature’s embrace. This picturesque village is adorned with verdant rice terraces, cascading waterfalls, and a cool mountainous climate that blankets the surroundings. Travelers seeking solace amidst Bali’s unspoiled beauty find themselves enchanted by the charm of Munduk, where the whispers of rustling leaves, the mist-kissed air, and the panoramic vistas captivate the soul. Amidst its serene ambiance, Munduk invites explorers to indulge in hikes through lush trails, discover stunning waterfalls, and immerse themselves in the idyllic allure of Bali’s untouched landscapes. F-GSPY, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Serene highland setting with breathtaking views
Lush greenery and traditional Balinese architecture
Peaceful atmosphere and authentic Balinese culture
Abundance of waterfalls and hiking trails
Wanagiri Hidden Hills
Tamblingan and Buyan Lakes
Gitgit Village (North)
Discover the hidden gem of Gitgit Village, nestled amidst the lush greenery of North Bali. Stroll through the village’s narrow lanes and witness the serene beauty of the Gitgit Waterfall, cascading down amidst the tropical rainforest. Experience the village’s authentic Balinese culture and warm hospitality.
Authentic Balinese village with a traditional way of life
Picturesque setting amidst lush greenery
Gitgit Waterfall, a natural wonder
Warm hospitality and genuine Balinese culture
Hidden amidst Bali’s lush wilderness, Gitgit Waterfall emerges as a breathtaking natural spectacle, a true gem for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike. Cascading gracefully from towering heights, this pristine waterfall unveils its serene beauty amidst verdant foliage and rocky outcrops. As the crystal-clear waters gracefully descend, they create a soothing melody that resonates through the dense forest, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the tranquil ambiance. With each step along the jungle path, the anticipation builds, leading to the awe-inspiring sight of Gitgit Waterfall, where the harmony of nature’s grandeur and tranquility awaits those who venture to witness its captivating allure. Rainhard Findling, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Pura Yeh Ketipat
Yeh Ketipat Beach
Secret Garden Village
Lovina invites visitors to explore the tranquility of Bali’s northern coast. Comprising several villages, Lovina offers a laid-back atmosphere, dolphin watching tours, black sand beaches, and a glimpse into local fishing communities.
Peaceful coastal town with a laid-back atmosphere
Renowned for its dolphin watching opportunities
Black sand beaches and calm waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling
Home to several temples and cultural attractions, showcasing Balinese heritage
Standing tall in the heart of Temukus village, the Dolphin Statue is a symbol of reverence and admiration for Lovina Beach’s gentle marine inhabitants. With graceful arcs and an ethereal presence, this statue embodies the spirit of Lovina’s renowned dolphins, encapsulating the community’s deep connection to the sea. Set against the backdrop of Lovina’s serene coastline, the statue stands as both a tribute to nature’s beauty and an invitation for visitors to embrace the enchantment of Bali’s marine wonders. DayakSibiriak, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Black Sand Beach
Dolphin Watching Tours
Git Git Waterfall
Brahmavihara Arama Buddhist Monastery
Embrace the laid-back bohemian vibe of Northwest Bali’s coastal villages, where world-class surf breaks, pristine beaches, and ancient burial customs offer an unforgettable blend of adventure and tradition.
Sambirenteng is a charming coastal village offering a peaceful escape in North Bali. Known for its pristine beaches and coral reefs, it’s an ideal spot for relaxation and snorkeling adventures.
Off-the-beaten-path destination with a laid-back atmosphere
Renowned for its pristine beaches, ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and surfing
Home to the Sekumpul Waterfall, a cascading waterfall nestled amidst lush greenery
Nestled within the heart of Bali’s lush landscapes, Sekumpul Waterfall, also affectionately known as Gerombong Waterfall, cascades majestically from a height of approximately 100 meters (328 ft). Embraced by the natural beauty of Sekumpul Village in Sawan District, Buleleng Regency, this awe-inspiring wonder captivates visitors with its sheer grandeur and serene surroundings. The journey to this hidden gem is a trek through vibrant forests and tranquil paths, unveiling the allure of Bali’s unspoiled nature and offering an unforgettable encounter with the mesmerizing splendor of this magnificent waterfall. Putu Andika Panendra, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Embark on a mystical journey to Trunyan Village, nestled amidst the serene shores of Lake Batur. This unique village is renowned for its ancient burial customs, where the deceased are laid to rest in open-air bamboo containers without shrouds or coffins. Witness the delicate balance between life and death in this village, where nature and tradition intertwine.
Unique village nestled amidst serene shores of Lake Batur
Renowned for its ancient burial customs, where deceased are laid to rest in open-air bamboo containers
Peaceful and tranquil atmosphere with a blend of nature and tradition
Home to several temples and cultural attractions, showcasing Balinese heritage
Tucked away in the heart of Bali, Trunyan Village stands as a cultural gem known for its unique cemetery, an intriguing attraction that beckons curious travelers. Far removed from traditional burial practices, this village preserves an ancient ritual where the deceased are laid to rest aboveground, surrounded by the natural elements. The serene beauty of Lake Batur frames this sacred site, where centuries-old traditions intertwine with the tranquility of the landscape, offering a glimpse into the cultural tapestry and unconventional customs that define the spirit of Trunyan Village. Arfiana Rahma Shanti, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Seririt offers a glimpse into authentic village life with its serene surroundings and agricultural landscapes. Discover local markets, traditional Balinese architecture, and serene countryside.
Seririt is located on the main road from Singaraja to Gilimanuk, less than 30 km from Singaraja. This large village is located at the crossroads of this road and the magnificent one which comes from Pupuan, Busungbiu, Mayong and Rangdu, in the south.
You can reach the lake region, or go directly towards Denpasar via this road planted with orchards, coffee, cloves and grapes, and stop, for example, at Munduk. This road really deserves a detour, we take advantage of it, without being in a hurry, to stop for photos or walks when the scenery tempts us, that is to say, often. An enchantment!
Coastal town with a relaxed atmosphere and stunning ocean views
Renowned for its snorkeling and diving spots, offering a glimpse into Bali’s vibrant marine life
Home to peaceful beaches and a laid-back coastal lifestyle
Biorock Reef Restoration Project
Pemuteran Village Temple
Uncover the authentic side of Bali in its untouched Northeast region, where UNESCO World Heritage rice terraces, historical royal palaces, and secluded waterfalls reveal the island’s hidden treasures.
Singaraja, Bali’s former capital, boasts a blend of historical and cultural treasures. Wander through its charming streets, explore traditional markets, and discover remnants of Dutch colonial architecture.
Former capital of Bali, steeped in rich history and culture
Home to the iconic Singaraja Royal Palace, a testament to the region’s heritage
Vibrant cultural scene with traditional dance and music performances
Serene atmosphere with a blend of ancient traditions and modern life
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Échappez-vous dans les chambres décorées dans un style balinais de la Villa Carissa, à la fois traditionnelle et moderne
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La Chambre 1 : Un oasis de sérénité face à la piscine
En entrant dans la Chambre 1, laissez-vous envelopper par la tranquillité de ce refuge au rez-de-chaussée. Profitez d’une vue imprenable sur la piscine scintillante depuis votre lit queen-size. L’ambiance apaisante de la décoration d’inspiration balinaise, avec ses sculptures complexes et ses draps doux et moelleux, crée un havre de confort et d’élégance. De grandes fenêtres encadrent la vue panoramique, invitant la brise tropicale et la lumière naturelle à danser sur l’intérieur serein de la pièce.
Salle de bain 1 – Un sanctuaire de détente et de revitalisation
Adjacente à la Chambre 1, la salle de bain attenante vous invite à vous détendre et à vous ressourcer. Plongez dans la douche spacieuse et laissez l’eau vivifiante cascade sur votre corps, éliminant tout stress persistant. Ou immergez-vous dans la chaleur apaisante de la baignoire, permettant aux bulles douces d’apaiser vos muscles et votre esprit.
Chambre 2 : Un espace polyvalent pour les couples ou les amis
La Chambre 2 offre une adaptabilité parfaite pour les couples ou les amis. Ses deux lits simples peuvent être facilement transformés en un lit double confortable, répondant à vos préférences individuelles. Le charme de la pièce s’étend jusqu’à son toit balinais magnifiquement décoré, ajoutant une touche de charme local à votre retraite balinaise.
Salle de bain 2 : Une retraite rafraîchissante
Adjacente à la Chambre 2, la salle de bain complète offre un espace tranquille pour vous rafraîchir et vous revitaliser. La douche spacieuse vous invite avec ses jets d’eau vivifiants, tandis que les installations élégantes et les équipements modernes apportent une touche de luxe.
Chambre 3 : Un havre de paix avec vue céleste
Montez à l’étage supérieur et découvrez la Chambre 3, un havre de paix offrant deux lits simples et un balcon privé avec une vue imprenable sur le paysage environnant. Détendez-vous dans l’ambiance sereine tout en admirant la végétation luxuriante et l’horizon lointain, laissant la douce brise emporter vos soucis.
Salle de bain 3 : Une douche avec une touche céleste
La salle de bain attenante à la Chambre 3 vous offre une expérience de douche unique. En entrant sous l’eau en cascade, admirez le ciel à travers le skydome, laissant l’immensité de l’univers vous inspirer et vous régénérer.
Séjour : Un havre de confort et de flexibilité
Le séjour de la Villa Carissa Bali allie parfaitement confort et flexibilité. L’ambiance accueillante de la pièce est renforcée par un mobilier moelleux, un éclairage doux et une décoration raffinée. Un canapé-lit confortable, discrètement niché dans un coin, offre un hébergement supplémentaire pour une personne, garantissant que chaque invité puisse profiter du charme tranquille de la villa.
Emplacement privilégié dans le centre de Seminyak
Située au centre de Seminyak, la Villa Carissa offre une piscine privée et un jardin clos pour garantir votre intimité. Que vous recherchiez une escapade romantique, une retraite solo régénérante ou une escapade mémorable en famille ou entre amis, les chambres de la Villa Carissa Bali offrent un refuge de confort, de détente et de ressourcement, garantissant une expérience balinaise inoubliable.
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Que vous recherchiez une escapade romantique, une retraite solo revigorante ou une aventure mémorable en famille ou entre amis, la Villa Carissa vous offre un havre de paix et de tranquillité, niché au cœur de Seminyak.
Avec sa piscine privée, ses chambres spacieuses et son atmosphère balinaise authentique, la Villa Carissa vous promet une expérience de villégiature inégalée. Profitez d’une connexion Wi-Fi gratuite, d’un service de ménage quotidien et d’autres commodités pour rendre votre séjour encore plus agréable.
Bali Nightlife: Witty, charming and one of the surfers paradise. The island attracts millions annually with its tropical beaches and vibrant nightlife. Known for its serene landscapes and hedonistic vibe, Bali, part of the Indonesian archipelago, is famous for its relaxing atmosphere amid beaches, forests, temples, and terraced rice fields.
Initially a haven for hippies, Bali now lures surfers and tourists globally, especially from nearby countries like Australia, Japan, and Singapore. It swiftly transformed into a nightlife hotspot offering late-night bars, beach parties, and traditional music venues.
As the sun sets around 6:30 p.m., the island comes alive. The streets buzz with an electrifying nightlife, especially around 7:30 p.m. when the Balinese revelry hits its peak.”
Guide to nightlife or clubs in Bali
Bali’s nightclubs and bars don’t have enforced opening and closing times and can therefore stay open late, with music sometimes continuing to play until dawn. However, the party starts long before sunset, with aperitifs on the beach in the various restaurants or in the luxurious beach clubs that offer spectacular views of the ocean.
Tourists, expats and locals, everyone loves Seminyak! This seaside town buzzes night and day from Double Six to Oberoi and Petitenget. There are too many cool hangouts to discover, but here are the most famous and loved ones:
KU DE TA – Seminyak
This iconic beach club is a great place to see and be seen. Ku De Ta is known for its glamorous atmosphere and its selection of international DJs.
Stick around after those sunset drinks and get ready to dance under the stars! Evenings at theme, disco, soul, techno; KU DE TA does just about everything and regularly invites famous DJs from all over the world to come and play their sets.
From Villa Carissa to Kudeta is only 11 minutes walk.
Lafavela – Seminyak
One of the most famous bars in Seminyak is La Favela. Beautifully decorated, totally hip, vintage and always busy, this garden bar has an underground feel and it has several dance floors with music ranging from hip hop to pop – it’s eclectic and a must visit on a weekend. Stay in Seminyak!
From our Villa Carissa to Lafavela is only 6 minutes walk
Red Carpet Champagne Bar – Where to go out at night in Seminyak?
The red carpet is the theme of this champagne bar located on the busiest street in Seminyak with all the best restaurants, bars and shops in the area. Rather chic atmosphere and proper dress required. The prices are correct, the service efficient and you are right on Oberoi Street so you can watch the excitement unfold before your eyes.
Every 20min or so, we would say the waiters pass by distributing small amuse-bouche, a very significant little detail. You have many activities throughout the week. A very nice place that I recommend if you want to go out in Seminyak in the early evening before going out to the Favela afterwards.
From Villa Carissa to Red Carpet is only 7 minutes walk.
Address: Red Carpet Champagne Bar
Jl. Kayu Aya, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361 redcarpetchampagnebar.com
+62 361 737889
Motel Mexicola (Seminyak)
Trendy and unique dining place with a colorful concept serving Mexican specialties and alcohol. (Jalan Kayu Jati No. 9X, Petitenget, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali) Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
In the village of Seminyak, Motel Mexicola is a colorful and quirky Mexican bar-restaurant. During the day, the place offers traditional Mexican dishes accompanied by a drinks menu with tequila, margarita and cuba libre, which can be enjoyed outside.
At night, the Mexicola regularly hosts wild parties with live Latin music and people dancing on the tables. Simple and affordable Mexican food, great drinks and atmosphere that guarantee fun nights out.
Potato Head is another world famous beach club that knows how to throw a party. Take it off your to-do list and come here on the weekends for a sunset drink and party till late!
Happening beachfront venue offering an infinity pool, plus international fare, beer & cocktails.
(Jl. Petitenget n°106, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali) Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
The Mirror is a gothic-style Balinese club that welcomes night owls and organizes festive evenings in its trendy lounge located on Seminyak’s main thoroughfare. The interiors and overall design of the structure are similar to a Gothic cathedral, but with shimmering mosaic decorations, stained glass windows, and high ceilings paired with futuristic laser lighting systems to create one of the coolest and coolest spaces around.
The most immersive to dance to the rhythm of the house. and hip-hop music with the best local and international DJs. The place only opens an hour before midnight and is frequented by a good mix of Indonesians, expatriates and visitors who gather under its huge glass roof which gives glimpses of the starry sky. One of Seminyak’s most exclusive clubs.
Red Ruby in Bali is a well-regarded establishment known for its vibrant nightlife scene. It’s a popular nightclub located in Seminyak, offering an energetic atmosphere with live DJs, music, and a diverse crowd.
The club often hosts themed events, parties, and performances, drawing both locals and tourists seeking a lively nightlife experience. Its upbeat ambiance, eclectic music, and trendy setting make it a favored spot for those looking to dance and socialize in Bali’s nightlife scene. Website: https://redrubygroup.com
ShiShi Nightclub & Izakaya Lounge
It is located at Jl. Petitenget No.208X, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia. ShiShi is the perfect place to go for a night of dancing and drinking. If you’re looking for a fun and stylish place to go out in Bali, ShiShi Nightclub & Izakaya Lounge is definitely worth checking out.
Have fun and hang out in Jimbaran can be fun!
Rock Bar, Jimbaran at Ayana Resort
Located in the Ayana Resort, this terrace sits on a cliff with stunning views. To access the Rock Bar, you have to cross the hotel, as surprising as the destination itself. Day and night the landscape is spectacular, the waves crashing on the cliff, perfect lighting, an endless pool, cocktails, reserved… It has an original elevator which makes the journey to at the bar, but if you see a lot of people, you can take the stairs. Definitely a must in Bali!
Opening hours: daily 04:00 pm – 11:59 pm.
Punk, grunge, underground and dirty in the style of the early 90s, Gimme Shelter has punk and rock n roll bands and they keep rocking into the wee hours of the night.
Single Fin is a cliff top bar with stunning ocean and sunset views. One of the premier party spots on this part of the island, the best time to come here for people and parties is Sunday night. You can expect magical sunsets, great cocktails, live bands and DJs.
A great place to meet people and dance the night away!
Savaya Dayclub and Discotheque (Ex-Omnia)
Perched atop a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, Omnia Dayclub offers breathtaking views and an unforgettable party experience. With its state-of-the-art sound system and international DJs, Savaya (ex-Omnia) is one of the most popular nightclubs in Bali.
Address: Jl. Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Pecatu, Uluwatu, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364. Website: https://www.savaya.com
The areas with the best nightlife in Bali
Bali’s nightlife is concentrated in the southern tourist areas between the villages of Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak, where most of the nightclubs, restaurants, and tourist bars are located. This area, once filled with coconut palms and rice paddies, has become one of the liveliest nightlife spots in the world, with excellent restaurants, live music, shows and electronic music clubs.
Bali’s nightlife hubs are conveniently close. Seminyak sits 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from Kuta and less than 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from Denpasar’s center. Despite this, moving around can be challenging. Taxis or Uber are the safest options; avoid riding mopeds / scooter at night due to common accidents in busy areas.
A few kilometers north of Kuta, along the coast, you will find Seminyak, with many seaside bars and restaurants with a refined atmosphere and exclusive nightclubs. The Seminyak area is much more exclusive than Kuta, thanks to the high density of private villas and luxury resorts, and the crowd is mainly made up of upper-class Australians, wealthy Indonesians from Jakarta, European travelers and locals. expatriates living in Asia, with an average age between 25 and 45 years old. During the week, the area can be quiet, especially on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Of course, bars and nightclubs are more expensive, some clubs have a weekend entry fee and a dress code. Most of the lounges and clubs in Seminyak offer stylish interiors and open-air landscapes with lush green lawns and pools lined with loungers overlooking the sea. Some also have poolside bars, serving a range of high quality cocktails, martinis, wines, champagnes and vodkas.
Seminyak nightlife is spread over at least 5 streets: Jalan Oberoi, Jalan Petitenget, Jalan Dhyana Pura, Jalan Double Six and Jalan Batu Belig. Jalan Oberoi is the best street for dining and partying in Seminyak, while Jalan Petitenget offers more stylish venues, including beach bars and restaurants and trendy nightclubs. Jalan Dhyana Pura is famous for having several small gay-friendly bars, while the Batu Belig area near Canggu is quite trendy and less touristy than the rest of Seminyak.
2. Kuta Beach
Located just 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), Kuta is Bali’s nightlife epicenter. A bustling beach of golden sand, with hundreds of souvenir shops and endless traffic jams, frequented mainly by Australians, Indonesians and young backpackers under 25 on a tight budget. This is where surfers and visitors come for their first taste of Bali. Cheap accommodation, cheap beers and 24 hour music with people from all over the world.
Kuta’s nightlife buzzes with bars, clubs, and international DJs on lively dance floors. The scene ignites around midnight and runs into the early hours. Originating as a surfers’ haven in the 1960s, it’s now a symbol of vibrant nightlife, filled with hotels, clubs, and beach parties. Don’t miss the October carnival with sunset aperitifs, surfing, and diverse cultural events.
The busiest areas with the highest concentration of bars are located around Poppies Lane and Benesari Street and are mostly populated by surfers. Kuta Beach Road is dotted with several poolside lounges where you can drink and dance in the water and take in the spectacular ocean views.
Located between Seminyak and Kuta, Legian Street is the main street where most nightclubs and outdoor venues in Bali are located with commercial music playing all night long. This is the right place for those who like to dance late into the night, frequented largely by crowds of young Australians ready to swallow liters of beer. Legian represents a strategic location for your stay in the south of Bali. It is close to everything and its beach is less crowded than that of Kuta.
Nightlife in Legian is a rich mix of clubs and restaurants that stay open late along the main road between Kuta and Seminyak. After spending the day relaxing on the beach, you can immediately dive into the vibrant nightlife after the sun goes down.
Frequented mainly by surfers, the nightlife in Canggu is lively and offers very informal evenings. The village of Canggu has grown enormously in recent years with the influx of young foreigners looking for a quieter alternative to Seminyak.
Canggu indeed has a relaxed atmosphere, affordable accommodations and a tight-knit community of hipsters, surfers and Europeans. During the day Alternative Beach, a popular new bar that hosts lots of pool parties, with lots of music, young and beautiful girls.
Denpasar has an underground scene with a local, male crowd. Not really interesting for most travelers. These days, there are no decent places other than karaoke bars and massage parlors where the customers are usually local Indonesians.
Although Ubud has a quiet atmosphere at night, there are a few bars open until 2am in the town center popular with backpackers and long-term residents. Once a month there is a big pool party called Invasion Ubud, the date and location of which are always secret until the event starts.
7. Bukit Peninsula
The Peninsula, south of Kuta, offers wonderful beaches perfect for recharging and relaxing before hitting the trail again. The nightlife of Uluwatu and Bukit mainly reflects the luxury of the five-star resorts that line the coast characterized by a long limestone cliff. Here are some rooftop bars where you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the south coast of the island, as well as great drinks, decor and music. There are also a few surf bars overlooking one of Bali’s most popular surf spots. The nights here are less hectic than in Kuta, but there are still some fancy clubs and beach parties.
(Jl. Raya Legian No.61, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali) Open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.
The Sky Garden is Bali’s best-known nightclub, located a short walk from the Legian Memorial. Frequented mainly by Australians and travellers, this club in Kuta offers themed parties every night with international DJs, as well as a rich aperitif with buffet from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and open bar. The right place where you can chill, drink, dine and dance the night away to funky beats from live DJs.
Potato Head Beach Club (Seminyak)
(Jalan Petitenget No.51B, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali) Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Located opposite Seminyak Beach, Potato Head is one of Bali’s most popular clubs. A world of drinks, dinners and parties on a large beachfront. This quirky beach club has a beach bar with a large 500 square meter lawn, flanked by a magnificent swimming pool positioned in the center of a kind of amphitheater.
During scheduled events, international DJs and celebrities take to the oceanfront stage as crowds gather on the center lawn. Among those who have walked the arena are Mark Ronson, Foster the People and Fat Boy Slim. Potato Head hosts the Ultra Bali every year which brings together many fans of electronic music. Frequented by an international crowd of all ages, this club is also a great place to have an aperitif in Bali while watching the sunset.
(Jalan Laksamana Oboroi No.177X, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung, Bali) Open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
The Favela looks like a long-forgotten colonial building located on the edge of the forest. Extreme attention to small details, retro and antique furniture in all shapes and colors, plants that seem to grow everywhere, old motorcycles, scooters and even a well-worn Volkswagen van make the illusion complete.
During the day, La Favela functions as a restaurant, but during the night it transforms into a club, or more precisely into something akin to a private, often themed party. Mainly frequented by tourists, this club offers free admission and commercial music, hip-hop and r’n’b every night, in a very relaxed atmosphere. Thanks to its mesmerizing atmosphere, La Favela is one of the coolest nightclubs in Bali.
High-energy nightclub featuring renowned DJs, a buffet & a rooftop terrace with a pool.
Set along the famed Legian Street in Bali, LXXY emerged in 2018, injecting a dynamic rhythm into Bali’s nightlife. The moniker LXXY, derived from its location at number 71 Legian Street, pays homage to its ambition of becoming an Indonesian nightlife icon.
LXXY harmonizes the essence of a pool club, a nightclub, and an artainment zone, offering a comprehensive experience. Engage in the complete LXXY journey, blending contemporary design and architecture, cutting-edge lighting, visual technology, and a tailor-made sound system that elevates the party experience to unprecedented heights.
Jl. Raya Legian No.71, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia. It is open from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM and the average price range is IDR 500,000 – 1,000,000. Website: https://www.lxxybali.com/
No matter what your taste in music or nightlife, you’re sure to find something to your liking in Bali. So get out there and explore the island’s vibrant nightlife scene!
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Unveiling Balinese Superstitions: A Glimpse into Local Beliefs
Bali is a beautiful and diverse island with a rich culture and history. One of the most unique aspects of Balinese culture is its superstitions. Balinese people have a deep belief in the supernatural, and many superstitions are still followed today. Understanding Balinese superstitions can help you to better understand and appreciate the Balinese people and their way of life.
Superstitions are a complex and fascinating part of human culture. They can be seen as a way of coping with fear, uncertainty, and the unknown. They can also be a way of connecting with tradition and culture. While some superstitions may seem strange or illogical, they are an important part of the lives of many people.
Superstitions are not onli in Bali
In the world, superstitions are influenced by a variety of factors, including culture, religion, history, and personal experiences. Some superstitions are common to many cultures, whereas others are more specific to a particular region or group of people.
For example, the belief in lucky numbers is common in many cultures around the world. In some cultures, the number 7 is considered to be lucky, while in others, the number 8 is considered to be lucky. These beliefs are often based on cultural traditions and beliefs.
Another example is the belief in ghosts. The belief in ghosts is common to many religions and cultures around the world. This belief is often based on personal experiences or stories that have been passed down from generation to generation.
Superstitions can provide people with a sense of comfort and control in an uncertain and unpredictable world. While they may seem strange or illogical to some, they are an important part of the lives of many people around the world and can help them connect with their culture and tradition.
Most common Balinese superstitions
In Bali specifically, superstition is also influenced by the island’s unique culture and religion. Balinese Hinduism is a complex and diverse religion that incorporates elements of animism and ancestor worship.
This means that Balinese people believe that the world is inhabited by spirits, and that these spirits can influence their lives. This belief in spirits has led to the development of many superstitions and rituals designed to appease the spirits and protect people from harm. Here are a few of the most common Balinese superstitions:
Don’t step on a shadow
Balinese people believe that everyone has a shadow spirit that follows them around. Stepping on someone’s shadow can harm their spirit and bring them bad luck. This belief is likely rooted in the Balinese belief in animism, which is the belief that all things have a spirit.
Don’t step on a shadow of a temple
The shadow of a temple is considered to be sacred. Stepping on the shadow of a temple is disrespectful and can bring bad luck
Don’t leave your offerings out overnight
Balinese people believe that everyone has a shadow spirit that follows them around. Stepping on someone’s shadow can harm their spirit and bring them bad luck.
Don’t leave your offerings unattended
Offerings are left for the gods and spirits, and they should be treated with respect. Leaving your offerings unattended is disrespectful and can anger the gods and spirits. This is because the gods and spirits are seen as being very particular about how their offerings are handled.
Not stepping on offerings
Offerings placed on the ground, particularly during ceremonies or religious events, are considered sacred. People avoid stepping on them as it is believed to invite negative energy.
Balinese culture considers the left hand impolite. This is because the left hand is often used for tasks that are considered to be dirty or impure, such as cleaning oneself or going to the bathroom.
This belief extends to eating, as the left hand is considered unclean, as well as don’t eat with your left hand.
Wearing black-and-white checkered patterns is believed to invite bad luck. Balinese avoid donning clothes with this design, especially during significant ceremonies, to ward off negative energy.
Taboos surrounding menstruation
Menstruation is considered a potent time, and women are often prohibited from participating in certain ceremonies or entering temples during this period. It is believed that the spiritual energy of menstruating women can disrupt the sacredness of rituals. Balinese superstition views women’s energy as particularly powerful during these times.
Don’t kill a gecko
Geckos are harmless creatures with a crucial role in maintaining ecological balance. Geckos are believed to be good luck because they eat insects that can carry diseases. Killing a gecko can bring bad luck, misfortune and can make you sick.
In Balinese culture, hair is considered to be a sacred part of the body. It is believed to be connected to the soul and to have the power to protect people from evil spirits. When hair is wet, it is more porous and vulnerable to attack. Therefore, it is important to dry your hair completely before going to bed, especially at night when evil spirits are more active.
Don’t cut your nails at night
Nails are also considered to be sacred in Balinese culture. They are believed to be connected to the soul and to have the power to influence a person’s fortune. Cutting your nails at night is believed to weaken your soul and make you more susceptible to bad luck. Additionally, it is believed that the clippings of your nails can be used by evil spirits to harm you. Therefore, it is best to avoid cutting your nails at night altogether.
Don’t open an umbrella indoors
Umbrellas are associated with rain, and rain is associated with death and mourning in Balinese culture. Therefore, opening an umbrella indoors is considered to be bad luck and can bring death to the household.
Don’t sit on a pillow
Pillows are considered to be sacred in Balinese culture. They are often used in religious ceremonies and rituals. Sitting on a pillow is considered to be disrespectful to the gods and can bring bad luck to the household.
Spirits in nature
Balinese superstitions often revolve around the spirits residing in nature. Locals believe that every tree, river, and rock is inhabited by unseen entities. Disturbing these natural abodes without proper respect can bring misfortune. Hence, it’s common to witness rituals seeking permission and offering gratitude to these spirits during construction projects or agricultural activities.
Unseen forces in nature
Balinese superstitions acknowledge the presence of unseen forces in nature, such as invisible beings residing in sacred places like mountains, rivers, and forests. Disturbing these areas without proper rituals may lead to supernatural repercussions.
Crossing bridges at night
Crossing bridges during the nighttime is said to bring bad luck, according to some beliefs. Balinese superstition advises against this practice, associating it with the potential for encountering supernatural entities or disturbing unseen forces.
Unlucky days and numbers
Balinese superstitions assign particular days and numbers as inauspicious. For example, the “Kajeng Kliwon” day is regarded as a time when the spiritual and physical worlds are in close proximity, potentially bringing chaos. Similarly, the number four is often avoided, as its pronunciation sounds like the word for death.
Don’t sleep with your head facing north
North is the direction of death in Balinese culture. Sleeping with your head facing north is considered to be bad luck and can bring death to you or your loved ones.
Whistling at night is believed to attract evil spirits. This is because whistling is often used to communicate with spirits. Whistling at night can therefore invite evil spirits into your home or your life.
Sweeping at night
Sweeping the house after dark is discouraged as it’s believed to sweep away prosperity and good fortune of the household. Balinese prefer to tidy up during daylight hours.
Don’t point your feet at a temple
Pointing your feet at a temple is considered to be rude and disrespectful to the gods. This is because the feet are considered to be the lowest part of the body.
Don’t point your fingers at a temple
Temples are considered to be holy places in Balinese culture. Pointing your fingers at a temple is considered to be disrespectful to the gods and can bring bad luck.
Avoiding naming the baby
It’s a common practice to delay naming a newborn until after the third month. This superstition arises from the belief that evil spirits are less likely to take an unnamed baby.
Don’t cut your hair during pregnancy
Cutting your hair during pregnancy is believed to weaken the soul of the unborn child and make it more susceptible to bad luck. This is because the Balinese believe that the hair is connected to the soul. Therefore, cutting your hair during pregnancy is seen as weakening the soul of the unborn child.
Expectant mothers adhere to various taboos to ensure a smooth and healthy pregnancy. Superstitions caution against attending funerals, participating in certain ceremonies, or viewing certain natural occurrences during pregnancy.
The practice of making daily offerings, known as “canang sari,” is not merely a cultural tradition but a superstitious belief. These intricate offerings, composed of flowers, rice, and symbolic items, are meant to appease spirits and maintain balance in the spiritual realm. Neglecting this ritual may be seen as inviting negative energies.
Don’t wear black to a wedding
Black is the color of mourning in Balinese culture. It is considered inappropriate to wear black to a wedding, which is a time for celebration. Wearing black to a wedding is believed to bring bad luck to the bride and groom.
Don’t give a gift wrapped in white paper
White is the color of death in Balinese culture. It is considered bad luck to give a gift wrapped in white paper. Giving a gift wrapped in white paper is believed to bring bad luck to the recipient.
Don’t give a gift of money in an even amount
Even numbers are associated with death and mourning in Balinese culture. This is because even numbers represent the completion of a cycle, and death is seen as the completion of life. Therefore, giving a gift of money in an even amount is considered to be bad luck and can bring death to the recipient.
Don’t cross your legs when sitting in a temple
Crossing your legs is considered to be disrespectful to the gods. This is because the feet are considered to be the lowest part of the body, and crossing your legs is seen as putting your feet above the gods.
Don’t take photos of people without their permission
It is believed that taking a photo of someone can steal their soul. This is because the Balinese believe that the soul is present in the image of a person. Therefore, taking a photo of someone without their permission is considered to be disrespectful and can harm them.
Don’t enter a house through the back door
The back door is considered to be the entrance for evil spirits. This is because the back door is often used to remove dirt, debris, and other impurities from the home. Therefore, entering a house through the back door is seen as inviting evil spirits into the home.
Don’t step on a shadow of a temple
The shadow of a temple is considered to be sacred. This is because the temple itself is considered to be sacred, and its shadow is seen as an extension of its sacredness. Therefore, stepping on the shadow of a temple is considered to be disrespectful and can bring bad luck.
Talking about death or ghosts at night is believed to attract evil spirits. This is because evil spirits are more active at night, and talking about death or ghosts is seen as inviting them into your life.
Don’t sleep under a banyan tree
Banyan trees are believed to be inhabited by spirits. This is because the large branches of the banyan tree are often seen as being the arms of the spirits that live within it. Therefore, sleeping under a banyan tree is seen as disturbing the spirits and can bring bad luck.
Bedugul 1998. Sacred banyan tree near Ulun Danu Bratan temple. Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia. LBM1948, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Don’t eat bananas after dark
Bananas are associated with death and mourning in Balinese culture. This is because bananas are often used in funeral rituals and ceremonies. Therefore, eating bananas after dark is considered to be bad luck and can bring death to the eater.
Don’t sing in the bathroom
The bathroom is considered to be an impure place. This is because the bathroom is used to remove waste and other impurities from the body. Therefore, singing in the bathroom is seen as disrespecting the sacredness of the voice and can bring bad luck.
Preventing evil spirits with masks
Traditional Balinese masks, often used in ceremonies and dances, are believed to possess protective powers against evil spirits. Wearing or displaying these masks is thought to ward off negativity.
Don’t give a child a name before it is born
It is believed that naming a child before it is born can bring bad luck to the child. This is because the Balinese believe that the child’s soul does not enter its body until after it is born. Therefore, naming a child before it is born is seen as naming a soul that does not yet exist, and this can bring bad luck to the child.
These are just a few of the many superstitions that are followed in Bali. While some of these superstitions may seem strange to outsiders, they are an important part of Balinese culture.
Balinese amulets (write with links): Another popular Balinese superstition is the belief in the power of amulets. Amulets are objects that are believed to have magical powers. They are often worn on the body or placed in the home to protect from harm.
Some common Balinese amulets include the Trisula (a trident), the Kebo Bule (a white bull), and the Garuda (a mythical bird).
Balinese Amulets: Warding Off Spirits and Bringing Protection
In the realm of Balinese superstitions, amulets play a significant role, believed to harness mystical powers for protection. These enchanted objects are worn on the body or strategically placed in homes to ward off harm and negative energies.
Symbolism: The Trisula, a three-pronged trident, holds deep symbolism in Balinese Hinduism. It represents the cosmic powers of creation, preservation, and destruction. The Trisula is a trident that is often associated with Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and transformation. It is believed to have the power to protect from evil and to bring good luck.
Power: Many believe that wearing or possessing a Trisula amulet brings spiritual balance and safeguards against malevolent forces.
Symbolism: The Kebo Bule, or white bull, is revered for its purity and strength. In Balinese folklore, it symbolizes resilience and protection. The Kebo Bule is a white bull that is considered to be a sacred animal in Balinese culture. It is believed to have the power to bring prosperity and good fortune.
Power: Wearing a Kebo Bule amulet is thought to provide the wearer with strength, resilience, and a shield against adversity.
Differences in facial characteristics of Indochinese bulls (left) and Javan bulls (right) (Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1898). Joseph Smit, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Symbolism: The Garuda, a mythical bird, is a symbol of divine protection and power. It is often associated with the god Vishnu in Hindu mythology. The Garuda is a mythical bird that is often associated with Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. It is believed to have the power to protect from evil and to bring good luck.
Power: Garuda amulets are believed to offer protection, courage, and the ability to overcome challenges, making them popular choices for those seeking strength.
In Bali, Pis Bolong, resembling Chinese cash coins, serve as coin-charms in various Balinese Hindu rituals and ceremonies. Both genuine and imitation Chinese cash coins are used, and local versions of Pis Bolong, designed as amulets, are widespread. Traditional Balinese households often possess around 200 Pis Bolong, emphasizing their cultural significance. The authentic ones bear Traditional Chinese characters, while talisman versions may feature Balinese script, Pali, or Devanagari. Some believe these coins hold magical properties, using them for rituals associated with Hinduism and Balinese culture, attaching importance to their symbolic meanings rather than their origin or historical context.
Symbolism: The Canang Sari is a daily offering made from woven coconut leaves, filled with colorful flowers, rice, and various symbolic items. It represents gratitude and devotion to the deities.
Power: Balinese Hindus believe that presenting Canang Sari offerings brings blessings, harmony, and protection to the home and its occupants. The ritual is seen as a way to maintain balance and positive energy in daily life.
Canang sari is one of the daily offerings made by Balinese Hindus to thank the Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in praise and prayer. Canang sari will be seen in the Balinese temples (pura), and on the ground. Anom Harya, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Note: While amulets hold cultural significance, beliefs in their mystical powers vary among individuals. We should explore these aspects respecting the cultural and spiritual context in which they are deeply rooted.
Balinese superstitions add a layer of mysticism to the island’s vibrant culture. While these beliefs might seem unconventional to outsiders, they play a crucial role in shaping the daily lives and practices of the Balinese people. Exploring these superstitions offers a deeper understanding of the profound connection between spirituality and everyday existence in Bali.
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Explore the Best Beach Clubs in Seminyak for Unforgettable Coastal Vibes and Great Atmospheres
Love the idea of sipping cocktails while watching the surf on some of Bali’s famous beaches? Want to try delicious food, listen to great music, and be part of the hip, hip crowd? Try the best beach clubs in Seminyak area.
Well, Seminyak is full of amazing beach clubs where you can relax, meet beautiful people and spend the day cooling off.
Seminyak offers the high-end daylife and nightlife of Bali, with stylish, upmarket clubs and restaurants serving the finest food, drinks, entertainment and classy electronic music. Make sure to dress up if you are out for a big night.
There’s no shortage of stylish beachfront hubs in Seminyak. Some beach clubs are world famous while more are yet to come and there are also plenty of fabulous beach bars with beanbags and umbrellas in all the colors of the rainbow on the beach front to the ocean and sunny sky. Wondering where to go first? This is our guide to beach clubs in Seminyak.
As the tropical sun graces the sky, visitors luxuriate on plush daybeds, savoring a symphony of flavors from delectable cuisines to handcrafted cocktails served mere steps from the water’s edge. It’s a sensory journey, where each taste and touch harmonizes with the breathtaking coastal panorama.
But as daylight wanes, a transformation takes hold. The air becomes charged with anticipation as DJ sets and live music fill the space, ushering in an effortlessly chic evening ambiance. Against the canvas of Bali’s captivating sunsets, these clubs evolve into hubs of sophisticated revelry, where the night comes alive with laughter, music, and the enchantment of the ocean meeting the sky.
The Best Beach Clubs in Seminyak: Perfect for Both Day and Night
Explore the vibrant beach club scene in Seminyak offering a diverse range of experiences from day to night, including upscale venues like Ku De Ta and Woobar to more affordable options like La Plancha and Mrs Sippy Bali, ensuring an exciting array of choices for every budget and time preference.
Ku De Ta (Kudeta) $$$
From Villa Carissa to Kudeta is only 10 minutes walk… yes is not far at all!
This is one of the very symbols of Seminyak nightlife. Since 2000, the bar has retained its notoriety and continues to attract the majority of locals and tourists visiting Bali. The Ku De Ta is located at the end of the Oberoi road and allows you to sit down for a drink by the sea.
For those of you who like chic and refinement, an outdoor space has been set up with large mattresses, conducive to relaxation.
For the others, we advise you to get closer to the seaside: in front of the swimming pool, the atmosphere is a little more relaxed and you can admire the sunset and the acrobatics of the last surfers. Known throughout Asia, the Ku De Ta is an obligatory point of passage in Bali to admire the sunset, a cocktail in hand.
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya no.9, Seminyak
Hours: 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Contact:+62 (0) 361 736969
Official website: https://www.kudeta.com
Discover the allure of Infinity Beach Club, where dreams unfold against the stunning Seminyak Beach. Their 170-meter (557 ft) oceanfront, bordered by the Indian Ocean, sets the stage for unforgettable moments.
Relish in the allure of their infinity pool and beach bar, where the boundless sea becomes a canvas for sun-kissed perfection and breathtaking sunsets. From dawn to dusk, embrace this tranquil oasis and create cherished memories.
The Woobar is undoubtedly the beach bar where you can relax in the most chic and comfortable armchairs in Bali. It is a luxurious place, with a magnificent garden, a beautiful swimming pool and a pretty terrace lit by a very successful play of light.
On the menu, you can enjoy delicious pizzas, tasty burgers and a wide choice of tapas to share. The cocktails are of high quality and the service is impeccable. Don’t miss happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: one cocktail purchased = one cocktail offered.
Menu: Woobar menu
Address: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Hours: daily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Mano Beach House Bali $$
Embrace the Slow Life at Mano Beach House, where creativity meets tribal-inspired interiors.
Their interiors, inspired by tribal designs, embody creativity, culture, and bohemian styles, offering guests the ultimate laid-back island experience.
Relax poolside, savor ocean views, and enjoy contemporary cuisine with a local twist. From family brunches to sunset performances, it’s a haven for laid-back island living.
This bar, located facing the sea, is an essential place to admire the magnificent Balinese sunset in the best conditions. You will find an original and varied cocktail menu, a caring staff, and a modern and sophisticated decoration. The place is organized in such a way as to be completely open to the outside, a significant advantage!
You will also be able to enjoy the passage of renowned DJs, singers and other artists who perform there regularly, most of them during the weekend.
In addition to this sumptuous setting, the place allows you to eat and offers a continental-inspired menu. Despite prices a little higher than the average on Bali, the quality/price ratio is still interesting. Count between 120,000 and 150,000 Rupiah (about €10) for a cocktail that will be made before your eyes by the bartenders, for an exquisite result. Moreover, if you love mojitos, we strongly recommend the special Potato head recipe!
It is impossible to pass by this beach bar without noticing it. Indeed, with its colorful umbrellas and poufs, this Spanish tapas bar is right on the sand. If you want to watch the sunset in a relaxed atmosphere, this is the place for you.
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Sangria in hand, feet in the sand, reggae music in your ears… let yourself be carried away by the magic of this place, which is very different from the other more luxurious clubs mentioned above.
In addition, the food is excellent, many dishes are cooked with fresh fish caught daily. You can also order tapas to share with friends or family in a spirit that evokes 100% relaxation.
The Cocoon is a very trendy bar and beach club located on the Double Six beach. With VIP cabanas around the pool, large and luxurious mattresses and impeccable service, it would be easy to spend the whole day there, alternating between sunbathing, swimming and fiery wiggling around the pool.
The atmosphere of the Coccon is reminiscent of that which can be found in the beach clubs around Saint Tropez in France. This place is perfect for having fun, and not just a little!
The Sippy is a good beach club that organizes lively pool parties in Bali. An 800-meter irregularly shaped saltwater pool, a springboard for acrobatic dives, sun loungers with a Mediterranean-themed umbrella, green lawns and palm trees form the backdrop to the tropical house with music and music festivals electronic.
Many promotions on drinks to keep the public good and the load unleashed and, in addition to, during the week there is happy hour from 17.00 to 18.00 with offers “2 by 1” of spirits, star e granite. After the sun goes down, residents and international DJs spin their best mix of house and chill-out beats by the pool.
Nestled along the stunning shores of Seminyak Beach, the Beach Bar at Alila Seminyak sets the stage for an exceptional coastal experience. Embracing the essence of luxury and relaxation, this bar invites guests to savor moments of seaside tranquility while enjoying a curated selection of beverages. With its chic yet relaxed atmosphere and panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, it’s an ideal retreat for those seeking an elegant beachfront escape in Seminyak.
Alila Seminyak’s Beach Bar offers an exquisite blend of coastal charm and sophisticated delights. With its serene seaside setting and upscale ambiance, it’s the perfect spot to unwind and indulge in top-notch refreshments while relishing the breathtaking Seminyak Beach vistas.
Address: Jl Taman Ganesha No. 9, Petitenget, Seminyak
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The villa more beautiful than the picture
☺ We love the villa, so enjoy for stay there.
Is more beautiful than the picture. The staff was good 💜💜
☹ No parkir place for car.
A Great Villa to Stay
☺Lokasi villa sangat strategis, staff disana sangat membantu (Mba Dewi), sarapan yang disiapkan beragam dan enak, kolam renang cukup bersih, lingkungan villa masih asri.
☹Keterbatasan lahan parkir
☺ It was great for 2 people and great value for money, however isn't suitable for more than 2 people without some refurbishment. Pool is great.
☹ Many doors didn't work properly, only one shower that worked.
☺Très bon rapport qualité prix pour cette villa au centre de Seminyak
Resto à proximité
La personne qui vous prend en charge est adorable et vous fait les petits déjeuners à la demande
☺ Clean and comfortable and good value for money
lovely spot, great host, good aircon, lovely pool, really nice villa.
☺ Breakfast was excellent every morning. Location was perfect. easy stroll to everything we wanted.
☹ if you could have made my holidays longer that would have been a bonus! Really, everything was great.
☺ I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here
Dewi was fantastic
Room was lovely with good aircond
Travelling solo felt completely safe
I will be back
A great villa 👌
Great villa in heart of Seminyak
☺ Spacious, great staff, location, nice pool, breakfast cooked for you!
☹ A little dated but for the price it’s more than good enough.
Only a minor issue but there are no connecting doors/corridors between lounge room and bedrooms which makes baby naps a little less convenient
Based on 19 reviews
Love this villa so much! Location location and location is walking distance to famous beach clubs, bars and restaurants. Eventhough it is located near the famous kayu aya street, but its still very secluded and not noisy at all.
Dewi is so lovely and the host is so informative and helpful all the time. Fast response too!
Villa is clean and well maintained. They clean it everyday too!
I will come back here for sure! Thank you for the great hospitality, it really complete my unforgetable trip!
Had a lovely stay at villa Carissa seminyak. Location is superb! So close to the nearest happening entertainments. Literally walking distance. The host is so lovely and always accommodate. Shout out to Dewi who has been taking care of us through out our stay. Villa is well maintained and clean.
Overall it’s has been an amazing stay and would definitely recommend this villa to everyone traveling to bali soon.
N T (Nik)
really stunning place and comfortable ! amazing experience for myself and the family with location being a 3-5 minute walk to seminyak centre and near many coffee places. The housekeeper Dewi is super cute and friendly and she really does such a good job she tries her best to make sure we get breakfast even once before we had an early morning flight and she’s just so sweet and thoughtful please pass our compliments to her! Thank you for the amazing stay
Lovely villa, beautiful decor, seamless experience. Aldo was prompt to reply queries and requests, and we really appreciated the breakfast cooked by Dewi. When it rained heavily, the water would sometimes seep into the living room, but in the grand scheme of things it wasn't a big deal. I highly recommend Villa Carissa!
saya pernah menginap di seminyak center, pelayanan sangat memuaskan, makanan pagi enak bamget, pool bagus, kebersihan ok, sangat recomended👍👍👍
I was amazed when I arrived at this very cozy villa. I got everything I need for my stay during my vacation in this place. I like the privacy this place has. It is very quiet and silent. The location quite convenient, walking distance to shops, bars, cafes, galleries, restaurants and many more places of interest.
The facilities such as swimming pool, big rooms, cozy beds, spacious living rooms, and many more are really worth it for the price I paid. Even i got more than the money I spend, in other words this place has a very good price a.k.a cheap price.
The employees are really helpful and friendly. The did their job very honest and professional They treated me really well, that made me feel like being a king during my stay there. Their service was excellent and outstanding compared to other places that I've had staying at.
Overall, I strongly recommend this place during your stay in Bali. Once you stay, this place will make you want to stay here forever. Truat me.
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