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Best Restaurants In Seminyak, Bali

Seminyak, on the west coast of Bali, is the upscale cousin of the town of Kuta, further south. The area is home to most of the island’s expats, many of whom have set up shops, galleries and restaurants in the town. We list few of the best restaurants in Seminyak and explore the top culinary and savor the exquisite flavors that this beautiful destination has to offer.

Good to know for restaurants in Seminyak, and mostly in Bali, for foods are not too expensive, but when you take your meal with wines, they are more expensive.

Balinese specialties

Urab: delicious mixture of coconut, beans or other finely chopped vegetables flavored with spices and peppers. Mainly Balinese dish.

Ayam betutu: grilled stuffed chicken, served with vegetables, tapioca and coconut. Bali specialty.

Bebek betutu: a tasty Balinese duck speciality. Stuffed and stewed for a long time in a banana leaf, it is always ordered the day before.

Babi guling: roasted suckling pig. Excellent when it is not too greasy. It is mostly found in Bali.

Best Restaurants In Seminyak you should try (Seminyak Center)

In Indonesia, and particularly in Bali, we eat well. Rice is the staple, of course, and the national dish goes by the name of nasi goreng: fried rice with eggs, small pieces of meat and vegetables, or shrimp.
But Indonesian food is a reflection of the ethnic mosaic that the country represents: rich, surprising, varied and colorful.

Batik Restaurant and Bar, Southeast Asian, $$$

Certainly one of the most beautiful decorations in Bali, Batik is a restaurant that is worth the detour as much for the content as for the form. This venue is an ideal spot for an elevated coffee experience, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the intriguing contrasts of expat life in Southeast Asia.

Batik restaurant is an Indonesian and South East Asian cuisines. Just like how various cultures inspired the line and shape of batik’s patterns, our food also influences not only by Indonesian but also South East Asian cuisine. Following the transformation of batik throughout history, we also evolved our dishes according to the trend but not to forget the authenticity of tastes and secret ingredients.

Zomato: Batik Restaurant

Website: https://batik-bali.com/

Reservation: https://batik-bali.com/reservation/

Ginger Moon Canteen, Asian Fusion, $$

Ginger Moon is a fabulous Asian fusion restaurant on Oberoi Street (Eat Street / Kayu aya Street). Really cool and stylish interiors, professional staff and delicious food, this is a must visit. The cocktails are also very good and the general atmosphere is great.

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Ginger Moon Restaurant in Seminyak. Uploaded by Pinterpandai, Ginger Moon Restaurant Seminyak, Bali, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

A contemporary dining venue influenced by the culture of Bali and Indonesia, highlighting the diverse range of tropical ingredients that define the region’s cuisine.

Want to try a bit of everything? Ginger Moon has delicious sharing options. In fact, the menu, created by Executive Chef Dean Kedell, was created with sharing in mind.

Website: https://gingermoonbali.com/

Reservation: NowBookIt

Zomato: Ginger Moon

Chandi, Pan-Asian $$$

For years, Chandi has been a standout establishment in the heart of Seminyak. With its consistently friendly staff, delectable cuisine, and reasonable prices, it’s a go-to destination you can trust without hesitation.

Their dedication to organic cultivation ensures that all greens thrive, while the rich variety of fruits and roots is carefully sourced from local Bedugul farmers. They greatly appreciate and value their contribution to their ingredients, allowing them to maintain their uncompromising standards. It’s with this same commitment that they select only the most exquisite cuts of meat to feature on their menu.

Opening Hours: 10am – 12am​
Lunch : 10am – 4pm
Happy Hour : 12pm-6pm
Dinner : 6pm – midnight

Website: https://www.chandirestaurant.com/
Reservation: Google reservation

Sisterfields Cafe, International $$$

Situated opposite the Seminyak Village Shopping Center, this café is a well-frequented spot, particularly by young adults. The establishment offers two inviting dining spaces and a friendly staff ready to welcome you. The service is swift, with dishes served promptly, even during peak lunch hours.

Website: https://www.sisterfieldsbali.com/

The Corner House, International $$

At the end of Jalan Kayu Aya to go to The Corner House. And the least we can say is that it was worth it. The location is fantastic and the coffee good.

Enjoy a satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner at excellent value for money.

Zomato: Corner House

Website: https://cornerhousebali.com/

Reservation: WhatsApp

Esquina, Asian Mediterranean $$

Asian Mediterranean foods with good flavors. Waiters and waitresses at the top. The service nothing to say. Always smile and come to you regularly to find out if everything is going well. That’s what we like in Bali. A bit pricey but justified given the quality of the dishes and the service, no waiting. Flawless!

Address: Jl Braban 82, Seminyak – Bali 80361

Website: Instagram

Reservation: https://www.chope.co/bali-restaurants/restaurant/esquina-bali-seminyak

Café Bali, $$

Very well located, this restaurant offers all types of food at reasonable prices. Nice decor. “Easy” cooking. A bit noisy in the evening. Cool service. Café Bali offers a very simple but varied menu. The service, very young, is really friendly and responsive! ULTRA ULTRA ULTRA fast service, very efficient staff 🙂

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Sambal Shrimp, Seafood, $$$

Immerse yourself in the charm of a typical Balinese setting as you dine on the inviting terrace of Sambal Shrimp. In a typical Balinese setting and a really nice place on the terrace. The products are of high quality and the service is very professional and friendly.

Zamato: Sambal Shrimp

Website: https://www.sambalshrimp.com/

Reservation: Google reservation

Jackson Lily’s, Asian fusion, $$

The restaurant’s modern yet elegant decor adds a touch of sophistication to the overall atmosphere, making guests feel welcomed and well taken care of throughout their dining experience.

With its captivating ambiance, superb dishes, and delightful discoveries, this restaurant offers an experience you won’t want to miss. Treat yourself to this culinary gem!

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Jackson Lily’s Restaurant offers an exquisite dining experience in Seminyak, Bali. Uploaded by Pinterpandai. Jackson Lily’s Restaurant Seminyak, Bali, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Indulge in their tempting wok dishes and don’t miss the mouthwatering 1-meter long Pizzas. For a lighter option in the tropical setting, they offer an array of refreshing salads and vegetable dishes.

And for those with a sweet tooth, their display of house-baked cakes and desserts will surely catch your eye.

A pleasant surprise awaits those with a penchant for unique beverages. Jackson Lily’s takes pride in offering locally produced cider, adding to the flavors of Bali.

So, treat yourself to an extraordinary culinary adventure at this exceptional restaurant.

Get a free  alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage, one drink per person here!

Website: https://jacksonlilys.com/

WhatsApp reservation: +6282134709170

Address: Jl. Raya Seminyak No.2, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia

Reservations: nowbookit.com

Restaurant Bambu, Indonesian, $$$

If you’re looking for the perfect setting for a quiet evening, this is the place to dine. Crossing stones through a swimming pool to get to the dining room, a beautiful setting with a warm ambience. The food itself is a mix of international and Balinese cuisine, with local ingredients dominating the menu. Try the succulent duck betutu or the tangy tuna ceviche.

Zomato: Bambu

More Info Mon – Sun: 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM 198 Jalan Petitenget, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia +623618469797

Website: https://bambubali.com/

Reservation: https://bambubali.com/booking/

Inquiry: via their WhatsApp

Cosy, Exterior Restaurant La Lucciola, Indonesian, $$$

La Lucciola is something of a legend in Seminyak, with waterfront views and a location next to the Petitenget Temple. The restaurant is always busy, and is usually packed until late at night. During the day, the beach gives access to the restaurant, while in the evening, it is accessed from the parking lot of the temple, via a wooden bridge lit by lit torches.

The menu changes constantly with every innovation the chefs undertake, but with an emphasis on traditional Balinese flavors.

More Info Mon – Sun: 9am – 11pm Pantai Petitenget Jalan Kayu Aya, Kerobokan, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia +62361730838

Zomato: La Lucciola

Cozy, Modern Bistro Mejekawi, Restaurant, Indonesian, $$$

Mejekawi is Ku De Ta’s haute cuisine restaurant, Seminyak’s nightlife beacon and the gathering point for Bali’s ‘happening’ crowd. Its beautiful beachside setting combined with its bistro-style decor make it an attractive environment in which to sample Mejekawi’s local and international cuisine. The restaurant serves two options; a set of seven or 11 dishes, each of which is prepared using precision cooking methods which can be seen through the open kitchen.

You can walk from our Villa Carissa to Kudeta, only 10 mn!

Zomato: Mejakawi / Kudeta

More Info Mon – Sun: 5:00 PM – 12:00 PM No. 9 Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak, 80361, Indonesia +62361736969 View Website

Casual Motel Mexicola Restaurant, Mexican, $$$

If you’re looking for a taste of Tijuana in Bali, this is the place to get it. “More Mexican than Mexicans” is a good way to describe this place, with its shrine at the entrance to Mother Mary and multicolored tiles covering the walls. Food is a close match as well; Try fish tacos with chili mayo, donuts, burritos and, of course, tequila cocktails.

You can walk from our Villa Carissa to Mexicola, only 10 mn!

Indeed, stepping into this place, you’d swear you’ve been transported to a Mexican hacienda. The DJ caters to a diverse range of musical preferences. The entrance fee, a mere 10 euros per person, grants us admission along with a complimentary drink. The ambiance is nothing short of electric and guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

More Info Mon-Sun: 11am – 1am Seminyak, 80361, Indonesia +62361736688 Visit Website

Reservation: https://motelmexicola.info/seminyak/bookings

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Mexican Motel and Cafe in Seminyak. TuRbO_J from Adelaide, Australia, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Mama San $$$

Located at the corner of Sunset Road and Raya Kerobokan, Mama San is one of the benchmarks par excellence in terms of gastronomy in Bali. The menu offers a large choice of diverse and varied dishes, ranging from spicy beef salad to steamed fish cooked in banana leaves. Asian-inspired, the cuisine offered is full of flavors and spices that are as surprising as they are pleasant. This restaurant is very popular in Seminyak, so it is advisable to book to be sure to have a table.

Address: Jalan Raya Kerobokan No. 135, Bali
Hours: Open for lunch and dinner (reservation recommended)
Contact: +62 (0) 361-730436 and reservations@mamasanbali.com or via WhatsApp +62 818 06126700

Mama San- Kitchen Bar & Lounge- Seminyak- Bali – Asia Bars & Restaurants

Ultrachic Bali restaurant captivates with contemporary interpretations of authentic Asian street foods July 22nd, 2014 One of Bali’s most popular dining attractions since its opening in 2010, Mama San has garnered international recognition for the consummate renditions of authentic Asian street foods by acclaimed chef and founder Will Meyrick.

Vin + Seminyak Bali $$$

An excellent choice for a chic dinner, Vin + Seminyak is also a lounge bar. You can order a typical Italian dish and accompany it with the wine of your choice. This brand also has an adjacent boutique with a selection of over 18,000 wines.

Friendly atmosphere, very good selection of wine and top-notch meats.

Price: IDR 150,000 – 300,000 (14 – 27€)
Address: Jalan Kayu Jati No. 1, Seminyak, Bali
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Contact: +62 361 4732377

Warung Eny, Bistro, Indonesian, $

One of the more low-key places you can go for authentic Balinese cuisine is Warung Eny. Its rustic and unremarkable appearance keeps the crowds away. If only they knew! The food is incredibly authentic, from grilled whole fish over coconuts to nasi goreng and even gato gato. Satay also tastes great, and if you have time, ask Eny for a cooking class.
More info Mon – Sun: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Seminyak, 11111, Indonesia +623614736892

warung eny

Warung Eny, home of the Love Cooking School on the Petitenget Road, Seminyak. Ibu Eny and Wayan serve authentic fresh and organic foods to all comers. The kitchen is rustic, but it is a spotlessly clean family kitchen, it is a joy to sit and watch them prepare your meal, their respect for the food they prepare is second to none.

Made’s Warung Seminyak $$

Indeed, Warung Made is an emblematic culinary establishment of Indonesian cuisine. The dishes are delicious and you can expect to find a rather extensive menu ranging from Gado-Gado to grilled fish, not to mention the babi guling (suckling pig) and other spicy rice.

The particularity of this warung and what makes, in part, its reputation, are the representations of the typical Balinese dances which one can attend while having dinner.

Zomato: Made’s Warung

Price: IDR 90,000 – 200,000 (€8 – 18)
Address: Jalan Raya Seminyak, Seminyak, Bali
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m

Website: https://madeswarung.com/restaurant/seminyak/

Menu: https://madeswarung.com/restaurant/seminyak/menu-mades-seminyak/

Resevation: via WhatsApp

Best Bars in Bali to Spend an Unforgettable Evening

Have a drink while watching the sunset

Kudeta $$$

Incredible spot! Tailor-made service, excellent food quality, music at the top! Admittedly a little expensive but it is well worth the price given the quality!

This stylish beach bar is a lovely place. It has a classy and elegant atmosphere with a menu that is reasonably priced, similar to street-side options. The view of the Indian Ocean is stunning, and the atmosphere is truly wonderful.

Website: https://www.kudeta.com/

Reservation: via Google

La Plancha $$

A colorful bar with big beanbags to sit and sip a fresh juice (the banana juice is delicious) or a beer facing a breathtaking sunset. It was enough to seduce me! It must be said that the sunset over the sea is really breathtaking! Judge by yourself !

To watch the sunset, come relatively early to hope to have a table, because the place is very busy. But at worst, you can always fall back on another bar on the beach, the sunset will be the same!

Read also: Seminyak Beach | The ideal beach to see a wonderful sunset in Bali

Website: https://laplancha-bali.com/

Reservation: via Chope

Where to go out at night in Seminyak?

Red Carpet Champagne Bar $$

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 rue de Oberoi so you can watch the excitement unfold before your eyes.

For a beer about IDR 50,000 (US$2.5) . For a glass of white wine around IDR 100,000 and cocktail around IDR 100,000 (US$ 6.50).

Zomato: Red Carpet

Address and Contact
Red Carpet Champagne Bar
Jl. Kayu Aya, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Website: https://www.redcarpetchampagnebar.com/
Tel: +62 361 737889
Reservation: via WhatsApp

Partying in Seminyak

Where to go out in Seminyak Bali: party at Mexicola in Seminyak

La Favela $$$

Behind a sall, narrow entrance that does not look like much hides THE nightclub not to be missed in Seminyak. Anyway, it’s simple: everyone is there! Several rooms and dance floors await you. The decoration is surprising and eclectic as we like them! In the middle of the bar, the trees have made their way. We are far from classic nightclubs. You need to dressup to come here, no flip flops, no short pants for man.

Good to know: at dinner time (Western, Asian), the supercharged Favela turns into a restaurant where you can also have a drink.

Website: https://lafavelabali.com/

Reservation: via Chope

Menu: https://lafavelabali.com/menus/

Zomato: La Favela

Mexicola $$$

This restaurant turns into a dance bar as soon as the service ends. Once the plates are cleared, people dance on the tables and the atmosphere is completely charged until 1am. The “dance floor” is located under a large glass roof. Watch out, it’s going to be hot! Literally as figuratively ! An original place!

Zomato: Mexicola

Address: JL Kayujati 9X – Seminyak, Bali 80361

Website: https://motelmexicola.info/

Reservation: https://motelmexicola.info/seminyak/bookings

Mirror $$$

It feels like a gothic cathedral with stunning stained glass windows and futuristic lasers piercing the dance floor. Welcome to the Mirror! In such an atmosphere, clubbers are completely immersed and often international sizes are programmed on the turntables. The music is very good and the place is not crowded (all things considered, we are still talking about a nightclub). Very friendly staff, which contributes to the good atmosphere of the establishment. Place not too crowded with locals and tourists.

Address: Jalan Petitenget No.106 Seminyak, Bali 80361

Website: https://allin.co.id/mirrorbali/

More info: via their WhatsApp

Zomato: Mirror

Jenja $$$ Permanently CLOSED 🙁

Jenja is the trendy club for going out in Bali. It is a bar-club located in Seminyak on the street that goes towards the Double Six beach. The atmosphere and the music are there and we often invite well-known DJs who know how to set the mood in the evenings. Address: Seminyak Town Square Suites Jl. Nakula Seminyak, Bali. You need to dressup to come here, no flip flops, no short pants for man.
Hours: 8:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m.
Contact: +62 361 8469077

Read also: Seminyak Beach Club | Chic, Glamorous and Flashy | Perfect For Both Day and Night

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Restaurants in Seminyak (But not in the center)

Bambu $$$

This upscale restaurant offers fine Indonesian cuisine. The dishes here are cooked by professionals in the trade and it is a real success! The setting of the restaurant is an integral part of its charm since you will have the opportunity to eat on a small platform surrounded by water. The restaurant also belongs to the owner of La Lucciola, who, once again, succeeds in sublimating the typical dishes of Indonesian cuisine.

Address: Jalan Petitenget no.198, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Opening hours: Only for dinner (reservation recommended)
Contact: +62 (0) 361-8469797 and enquiries@bambubali.com

Website: https://bambubali.com/

Reservation: https://bambubali.com/booking/

Inquiry: via their WhatsApp

Bambu Restaurant Bali

Founded by the owner who created La Lucciola, the Bambu restaurant Bali in Seminyak focus on traditional Indonesian cuisine. Classic Indonesian With a strong expertise in classic Indonesian cuisine, Bambu is the right place to eat chicken sate, spicy sambal or jackfruit curry.

Merah Putih $$$

The Merah Putih is a must-see place in Bali. The cuisine is family-run and the portions are quite generous, all cooked with Indonesian sauce. Reservations are not (yet) necessary, and we urge you to come and discover this place that has received so many rave reviews.

Address: Jl. Petitenget No.100x, Kerobokan, Seminyak, Bali
Opening hours: Every day, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Contact: +62 (0) 361 8465950 and info@merahputihbali.com

Website: https://merahputihbali.com/

Reservation: https://merahputihbali.com/booking/

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Warisan $$$ (located inside Warisan LIVING – Furniture Showroom)

The Warisan is located a bit apart from other restaurants in Seminyak, but once inside, you’ll understand why the drive was worth it. There is a sweet culinary mix between French, Mediterranean and Indonesian cuisine. An interior courtyard has been set up with elegant tables laid out and laid out with care.

The place is perfect for a candlelit dinner with its romantic atmosphere, live music and refined dishes. For the starter we recommend the ravioli with lobster bisque or the confit salmon, a delight!

Address: Jl. Raya Kerobokan No. 38, Br. Taman, Kuta, Bali
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Sunday: 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Contact: +62 (0) 361 731175

Website: https://www.warisan.com/

Warisan Restaurant and Bar Bali

Warisan Restaurant located in Kerobokan Area upper class restaurant with western type menus. The restaurant is founded in 1991. Warisan Restaurant is everything you want for the ultimate dining experience on Bali; seamless dining under the shade of fragrant Frangipani trees or lazily on oversized plump sofas next to an excitable, well stocked bar – all paddy field breeze kissed.

Fine Dining / Gourmet restaurant in Seminyak

In this article we will tell you about the crème de la crème of restaurants in Seminyak, those that are known, recognized and appreciated throughout the region. In general, the prices are a little higher than average, but they are still quite reasonable if you have fun comparing them to those of restaurants of an equivalent standard in Europe. All you have to do is make your choice.

Read also: Bali Fine Dining Restaurants | Unveiling Bali’s Exclusive Gastronomy: Indulge in the Finest Dining Experiences

Léon Brasserie $$$$$

This French restaurant offers excellent dishes in a magnificent setting. It serves refined cuisine, French wines and cheeses in an authentic Balinese environment. The advantage of this magnificent place is that it is as pleasant to eat there with friends, as a couple or on a business trip, as it is to drink a few cocktails in the lounge area directly overlooking the rice fields.

An exquisite journey of purity, refinement, and heritage, guided by the timeless flavors of French cuisine.

The Léon effortlessly accommodates special events and large group gatherings, preserving the intimate atmosphere both in the garden and indoors. Additionally, on every weekday lunch (excluding weekends), a special menu is available, featuring a delightful selection of starters, main courses, and desserts.

Address: Jl Raya Bumbak 115 , Umalas, Kerobokan, Bali, Indonesia
Hours: Restaurant: 17:30 – 23:00. Bar 17:00 – Onwards

Website: https://www.leonbali.com/

Reservation: https://www.leonbali.com/reservations/

Inquiry: via their WhatsApp

Sardine $$$$

This popular restaurant is run by a French couple. Sardine is known for its innovative cuisine essentially based on seafood. Its menu changes daily and promises fresh and tasty products. The architecture made of bamboo is completely open to the outside and offers an absolutely incredible view of the rice fields and banana trees. A very pleasant setting and a refined decor! It is an environment that you will appreciate as much for dinner and lunch as for having an aperitif with friends. Do not hesitate to ask the chef for his suggestion of the day, he will be more than happy to advise you.

The establishment offers a bar/lounge area with a generous drinks menu.
The architecture and decoration of the restaurant reflect the local spirit with its bamboo furniture and the unobstructed view of the rice fields brings a special atmosphere to the place.

Address: Jalan Petitenget No. 21, Kerobokan, Bali
Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. (last order at 11:00 p.m.)
Contact: +62 811-3978-111 and sardine@sardinebali.com

Sources: TripAdvisor

Photo credit (main picture): mtommartin via Pixabay

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Sustainable Travel Options in Bali: Eco-Friendly Ways to Explore the Island

Sustainable travel options in Bali provide environmentally conscious travelers with a range of eco-friendly transportation choices to explore the island responsibly and minimize their carbon footprint.

When exploring the beautiful island of Bali, embracing sustainable travel and transportation practices can significantly reduce your environmental impact while enhancing your overall experience.

Examples of Sustainable travel options in Bali

Sustainable travel options in Bali offer eco-conscious travelers a range of environmentally friendly transportation choices, contributing to responsible exploration and minimizing carbon footprints while experiencing the beauty of the island.

From eco-conscious shuttle services to electric vehicle rentals, Bali offers a variety of options for environmentally friendly travel.

Shuttle Services:

Opt for shuttle services provided by eco-conscious companies that prioritize sustainability. These services often use low-emission vehicles and adhere to responsible tourism practices. For example, “Green Shuttle Bali” offers shared and private shuttle services that run on biofuel, reducing carbon emissions and promoting sustainable transportation.

Bicycle Rentals:

Embrace the eco-friendly option of exploring Bali by bicycle. Many rental shops offer bicycles equipped with environmentally friendly features such as bamboo frames and solar-powered lights. Cycling allows you to immerse yourself in the island’s natural beauty while minimizing your carbon footprint.

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Electric Scooter Rentals:

Consider renting an electric scooter for convenient and eco-friendly transportation around Bali. Electric scooters produce zero emissions and are an efficient way to navigate the island’s bustling streets. Companies like “eBikes Bali” offer electric scooter rentals with options for guided tours, allowing you to explore Bali’s attractions while reducing your environmental impact.

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Hybrid and Electric Car Rentals:

Choose eco-conscious transportation solutions from rental companies that offer hybrid and electric vehicles. These vehicles minimize air pollution and contribute to Bali’s efforts to combat climate change. For example, “Green Car Bali” provides a range of hybrid and electric cars for rent, allowing travelers to explore the island sustainably and in style.

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Public Transportation: Utilize Bali’s public transportation system, including buses and bemos (minivans), to travel between destinations. While public transportation options may vary in terms of environmental impact, choosing buses and bemos can help reduce the number of individual vehicles on the road, ultimately decreasing traffic congestion and emissions.

By opting for eco-friendly travel and transportation options in Bali, you can contribute to the preservation of the island’s natural beauty and support sustainable tourism practices. Whether cycling through rice paddies or cruising in an electric vehicle along the coast, embracing sustainable transportation enhances your journey while leaving a positive impact on the environment.

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Sustainability and CSR at Villa Carissa: Preserving Bali’s Beauty for a Sustainable Future

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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
  • The Ubud Art market
  • Ubud Palace
  • Monkey Forest Road

Ubud Complete Guide: Top Places to Visit in Ubud

Beautiful rice terraces in Tagallalang
PinterpandaiCC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

From Seminyak to Ubud

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.

Ubud Complete Travel Guide and Must Visit Places

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:

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From top, left to right: Bajra Sandhi Monument (to the struggles of the Balinese people throughout history), Bali Temple, Mayor’s office building, Fast food outlets with traditional Balinese architecture, and Cellular superstore in the city center. File:Aerial view of Bajra Sandhi Monument Denpasar Bali Indonesia.jpg: trezy humanoiz from Denpasar, IndonesiaFile:Bali Denpasar Museum.jpg: VasenkaPhotographyFile:Official Building Denpasar.jpg: Everyone Sinks StarcoFile:McDonald’s (26768022835).jpg: BxHxTxCx (using album)File:KFC (26742837076).jpg: BxHxTxCx (using album)File:Cellular City Denpasar (26723228291).jpg: BxHxTxCx (using album)derivative work: Badpuccini, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

3. Seminyak and Kuta, one of Bali’s main resorts

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:

What to do and see in Seminyak 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.

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4. Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple

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.

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Crab-eating macaca [Macaca fascicularis] at Uluwatu Temple at sunset, Bali, Indonesia. LBM1948, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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5. Amed and the fishing villages

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!

Amed is one of the Best Dive Spots in Bali.

Here are some places to visit near Amed in Bali:

  • The wreck of the USAT Liberty at Tulamben
  • The small fishing villages
  • Coral reefs

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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 GautamaCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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6. Jimbaran, another seaside resort in Bali

Jimbaran is another resort located in the south of Bali, below Kuta and Denpasar.

It is a city and a fishing village which have made tourism profitable thanks in particular to the many paradisiacal beaches of the region.

It is an ideal destination to taste fish in the many restaurants.

The sea of ​​Jimbaran Bay is particularly calm and will make you want to rest in an idyllic setting.

At night, the festive atmosphere takes precedence over the sound of the waves because yes, Jimbaran is also lively at night!

Jimbaran Bay

The Jimbaran bay is famous for its seafood restaurants along the beach, Jimbaran Bay is a great place to enjoy a romantic dinner while watching the sunset.

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Here are places to visit around Jimbaran in Bali:
  • Jimbaran Beach
  • Uluwatu Temple
  • Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park
  • Tegal Wangi Beach

Fishing boat on Jimbaran
Traditional fishing boat on Jimbaran, Bali. PHGCOM, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

7. Hiking Mount Batur Volcano

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!

Hiking Mount Batur in Bali | Hike to witness the sunrise from the top of the volcano!

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…).

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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:

  • Canggu Beach
  • Batu Bolong Beach
  • Tanah Lot Temple
  • Mejan Stone Beach (Pantai Batu Mejan)

Canggu beaches
The long black sand beaches of Canggu. User: (WT-shared) Burmesedays at wts wikivoyage, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

9. Benoa, a seaside resort in Bali and fun watersports places

Benoa is another seaside resort which was built on an old fishing village towards Kuta Selatan. It is located in the southeast of Bali and offers many activities for tourists.

In particular, there are many luxury hotels that are located on the edge of the beach. The beach is also magnificent with transparent and calm water.

This seaside resort differs above all from the others for its calm and relaxing side. Here, no party until no time and the music at full blast.

Everything is done so that tourists can enjoy the surrounding calm and tranquility.

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Beach and seascape Benoa Beach, Bali Indonesia. Bahtboy, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Here are some ideas of places of interest to do around Benoa in Bali:

  • Pasifika Museum
  • Waterblow Beach
  • Jimbaran Beach
  • Penangkaran Penyu Bali Tanjung Benoa Turtle Reserve

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10. Discover the iconic Tanah Lot Temple perched on a sea rock

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!

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Tanah Lot Temple at high tide, Bali, Indonesia. Jakub Hałun, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

It is a high place of pilgrimage for believers and a place of photographs for tourists and photographers.

If you can have the chance to visit the temple during a sunset, then you can make great photos!

Tanah Lot Bali | Temples Bordering the Indian Ocean

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The Odalan ritual on Tanah Lot temple. OkkisafireCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

11. Nusa Penida, a paradise island near Bali

Nusa Penida is an island that belongs to the province of Bali. It is located southeast of Bali, approximately 30 to 45 minutes away by speedboat.

It is a fashionable destination to immerse yourself in a small paradise island, without volcanic mountains on its edge.

When you visit Nusa Penida, you fall under the spell of its paradisiacal beaches, its tropical forests and the seabed with incredible coral reefs. Difficult to find such turquoise water on Bali.

Nusa Penida is definitely an island you must visit if you go to Bali!

Here are places to see around Nusa Penida towards Bali:

  • Nusa Lembongan Island
  • Kelingking Beach
  • Crystal bay
  • Nusa Ceningan Island

Broken Beach
Natural bridge and archway on Nusa Penida Island. Aaron RentfrewCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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12. Nusa Lembongan, neighbor of Nusa Penida

Once on Nusa Penida, it would be a shame not to take advantage of the very small neighboring island that is Nusa Lembongan. Located north of Nusa Penida, it is a magnificent destination.

A real natural reserve of fish and underwater species, bring your mask and snorkels to discover the beauty of the seabed!

You can also do the third island which is called Nusa Ceningan.

Kelingking beach, Nusa Penida. Sasuke ShinozawaCC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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13. Jatiluwih rice fields

If you want to immerse yourself in the heart of the most beautiful rice fields in Bali, then you have to go to Jatiluwih!

The Jatiluwih rice fields are located in the heart of Bali. It’s another stunning example of Bali’s rice terrace landscapes, Jatiluwih is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Tabanan Regency.

There are hectares and hectares of rice plantations arranged in plateaus in the heart of lush and incredible nature. The scenery in the rainforest and the steep ravines are just beautiful to see.

Moreover, to prove to you the beauty of the place, it is enough to translate “Jatiluwih”. You have it ? Well, that simply means “wonderful” like the place you are about to set foot in.

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Jatiluwih rice fields, Tabanan Regency, Bali, Indonesia. rheins, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

14. Bedugul, the mountain resort in Bali

Bedugul is an atypical seaside resort since, unlike the others, there are no heavenly beaches or diving spots. It’s a mountain seaside resort!

It is located in the north-central region of Bali towards the beautiful Lake Bratan. There are many villages in the region and many hiking departures for sports and nature lovers.

It is also the place where we find an incredible temple under the name of Ulun Danu.

Here are some ideas of places to see around Bedugul in Bali:

  • Lake Bratan
  • Ulun Danu Temple
  • Candi Kuning market
  • Jatiluwih rice fields
  • Banyumala Waterfall

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Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, Bedugul. Johannnindito Adisuryo (Yohanes Nindito Adisuryo), CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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15. CandiDasa, a haven of peace in Bali

Discover a very beautiful city located on the east coast of Bali: CandiDasa. You can discover the Goa Lawah temple carved in a cellar and which houses hundreds of bats.

This region has magnificent beaches bordering a freshwater lagoon. It is one of the must-see places to visit in Bali.

We discover landscapes isolated from all tourist constructions in Bali. It is a real haven of peace with an authentic side of Bali.

However, there are many things to do and see, such as exploring the superb seabed, discovering unknown beaches, visiting the Goa Lawah temple, or even meditating at the Lotus Lagoon.

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Goa Lawah Bali. Arabsalam, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Here are some places to visit around Candidasa in Bali:

16. Padangbai, a small village in Bali

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!

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Padangbai, Bali, Indonesia. Alexey Komarov, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Here are the places to see around Padangbai in Bali:

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Bias Tugel Beach
  • Padang Bai Beach
  • Silayukti Temple

18. Tirtagangga Palace

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!

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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!

"Heaven Gate" Pura Lempuyang
“Heaven Gate” Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang. Chainwit., CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Lower temple

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.

2nd temple

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.

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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.

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Kintamani. akain1000, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Here are some places to do and see in the Kintamani area of ​​Bali:

  • Mount Batur
  • Lake Batur
  • Kintamani Village
  • 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: 

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Gunung Kawi Temple Complex, Tampaksiring village, Bali. rheins, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Exploring the Mystical Beauty of Gunung Kawi Temple in Bali

22. Lake Bratan and its Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

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…

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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.

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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
  • Lovina Beach
  • Pantai Lovina Beach
  • Pantai Lingga
  • Banjar thermal springs
  • Singsing Waterfall
  • 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.

You can then start your ascent to Mount Batur!

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Lake Batur, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia. LBM1948, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

25. Tuban in South Bali

Tuban is a village located in the south of Bali, between the city of Denpasar and the peninsula of Bukit. It is particularly known for being not far from Ngurah Rai International Airport.

This may be the opportunity, if you are waiting for a plane, to enjoy Tuban Beach. This a beach is located not far from the famous beaches of Kuta and yet it has nothing to see.

It is mainly used by the local population for fishing, swimming or spending time with family. It is also a surf spot for the most seasoned.

The beach hotel is luxurious and the rates are quite expensive! We advise you not to stop there to eat.

Here are some places to visit around Tuban in Bali:

  • Circus Waterpark Kuta
  • Tuban Beach, Bali
  • Satria Gatotkaca Park
  • Pantai Kelan Beach

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Atmosphere on Tuban Beach, Bali, Indonesia. ronnie.muhadi, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

26. Sidemen Rice Fields

Sidemen is a village located in the eastern region of Bali. This small village enjoys an incredible environment since it is surrounded by mountains and rice fields.

Considered a cultural and artistic center, Sidemen enjoys serenity and absolute calm. You can discover magnificent rice fields surrounded by lush nature.

What we really appreciated while being in Sidemen, is that it is possible to walk many trails that leave in the middle of nature. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking!

You can also visit the Besakih temple about a good hour’s drive from Sidemen. Besakih is a set of twenty temples built at the foot of the mount Agung.

Sidemen rice terrace. Adimelali Bali, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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27. The Temples and Springs of Banjar

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:

  • Courthouse
  • The floating pavilion
  • The Klungkung Museum

Taman Gili at Klungkung Palace, Semarapura, Bali
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?

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Bali Aga architecture in the village of Tenganan, Karangasem, Bali. DayakSibiriak, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Here are some ideas of places of interest to discover around Tenganan in Bali:

  • The ancient village of Tenganan Pegringsingan
  • Virgin Beach
  • 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.

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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. ParacetamolCC 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.

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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.

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Partying, Beach Clubs, Rooftops in Bali

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.

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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.

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Beach clubs in Bali

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.

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Beach clubs in Seminyak

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.

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Culinary, Restaurants, Fine Dining, 

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.

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Restaurants in Seminyak

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.

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Enchanting Eateries: Romantic Dining in Seminyak

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.

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Fine Dining in Bali

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.

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Japanese Cuisine in Bali

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.

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Chinese Cuisine in Bali

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.

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Indian Cuisine in Bali

Experience the tantalizing flavors of India right here in Bali, where a culinary journey awaits to delight your senses. Indulge in the aromatic spices, vibrant colors, and rich textures of authentic Indian cuisine, served up in an array of restaurants across the island.

No culinary adventure in Bali would be complete without sampling the diverse flavors of Indian cuisine, and with an array of restaurants to choose from, you’re sure to find a culinary gem to satisfy your cravings for the exotic flavors of India.

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Italian Cuisine in Bali

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.

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Steakhouse restaurants in Bali

Savor the finest cuts of meat and indulge in culinary excellence at the top steakhouse restaurants in Bali. From succulent Wagyu beef to perfectly grilled ribeye steaks, these establishments promise an unforgettable dining experience for meat lovers.

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a hearty meal, these steakhouse restaurants in Bali promise a dining experience to remember, with each bite guaranteed to delight your taste buds.

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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.

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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.

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Scuba diving

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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!

Fun Water Sports Activities in Bali | Jet Ski, Flying fish, Parasailing, Banana boat and Flyboard…

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Discover the Best Hidden Gems in Bali: Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations You Don’t Want to Miss

For the best starting point to explore Bali, consider securing your villa in the heart of lively Seminyak. Ready to make your reservation?

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 For the best starting point to explore Bali, consider securing your villa in the heart of lively Seminyak. Located in Seminyak Center – Bali, Villa Carissa offers a private swimming pool and enclosed garden to guarantee your privacy. You can book your private pool villa here with us.

Whether you’re embarking on a memorable family trip, a fun-filled adventure with friends, or a romantic escapade, Villa Carissa in the heart of Seminyak provides the ideal sanctuary to discover Bali’s diverse attractions and savor a rejuvenating vacation. With its prime location, Villa Carissa ensures an unforgettable experience for all travelers seeking relaxation and exploration. Book now to create cherished memories in this exquisite haven.

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Villa Carissa in Seminyak Center

Unveiling Villa Carissa’s Alluring 3 Bedroom Configurations at Villa Carissa

3 Bedroom configurations at Villa Carissa offer a harmonious fusion of elegant design and practicality, presenting an exclusive haven where each bedroom is paired with its private ensuite, ensuring a luxurious and comfortable stay.

Embarking on a journey to Villa Carissa in Bali unveils a realm of versatility and comfort within its 3-bedroom configurations. Each arrangement is thoughtfully crafted to cater to diverse traveler needs, ensuring a personalized and luxurious stay.

This captivating villa, with its graceful Balinese architecture and verdant surroundings, offers a tranquil retreat for families, groups of friends, or couples seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Perfect for larger groups of friends or extended families (max 7 people), this spacious configuration offers a variety of sleeping arrangements.

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Key features of 3 bedroom configurations at Villa Carissa:

  1. Enhanced privacy: Revel in the privacy and ease offered by three bathrooms, providing every guest or couple their personal space for grooming and relaxation.
  2. Group and family-friendly design: Perfect for family vacations or group getaways, these configurations offer the ideal blend of communal spaces and personal comfort, granting everyone their exclusive retreat.
  3. Versatile arrangements: Explore multiple setups within the three bedrooms, offering flexibility for families, groups, or couples seeking privacy and space.
  4. Tailored comfort: Each bedroom setup is meticulously designed, blending contemporary style with Balinese charm to provide a serene ambiance.
  5. Spacious layouts: Enjoy the generous dimensions of each room, allowing ample room for relaxation and rejuvenation after a day of exploration.
  6. Amenities galore: Discover a range of amenities that complement each configuration, from en-suite bathrooms to comfortable bedding and storage options.
  7. Seamless connectivity: Whether seeking a harmonious family setting, a communal yet private ambiance for friends, or a cozy couple’s retreat, the configurations cater to various preferences.
  8. Convenience meets luxury: Experience the indulgence of three bathrooms adorned with premium fittings and designed for utmost comfort, reflecting a harmonious balance between functionality and elegance.

Villa Carissa beckons travelers to indulge in a harmonious blend of convenience, elegance, and space. With its diverse bedroom configurations, this destination caters to the unique needs of every guest, ensuring an unforgettable stay amidst the captivating allure of Bali.

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Exquisite 3-Bedroom Configurations at Villa Carissa: Elegance and Comfort Redefined

Experience the luxurious comfort of Villa Carissa’s three-bedroom configurations, meticulously designed to provide opulent comfort and style during your stay. Each bedroom boasts unique features and amenities, promising a delightful experience for all guests.

Bedroom 1: 1 double bed

Situated on the ground floor facing the swimming pool. There is 1 double bed (Queen bed) and it cannot be modified.

Full bathroom 1

Bedroom 2: 2 single beds

In the 2nd bedroom (upstairs), you’ll find two single beds, which can be joined together to form one double bed upon request. Additionally, if needed, one extra bed can be added upon request for an additional cost.

Full bathroom 2

Bedroom 3: 2 single beds

Situated upstairs, there are 2 single beds, which cannot be modified. However, we can arrange them to be closer together if necessary. This bedroom also features a balcony.

Full bathroom 3

Living room: 1 sofa bed

Situated on the ground floor, you can stay for 1 person in the sofa bed.

Amenities and Facilities for Unforgettable Moments

Beyond its comfortable bedrooms, Villa Carissa pampers guests with an array of amenities and facilities, ensuring an unforgettable stay. A sparkling private pool beckons for refreshing dips and sun-kissed moments, while a cozy living area invites relaxation and social gatherings. A well-equipped kitchen provides culinary independence, and a dining area overlooking the pool offers a delightful setting for family meals or group gatherings.

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Location and Access to Seminyak’s Enchantments

Just a short stroll from Kudeta beach club, Villa Carissa places guests within easy reach of Seminyak’s vibrant dining, shopping, and entertainment scene. Explore the eclectic boutiques lining Jalan Petitenget, savor the flavors of renowned restaurants, or dance the night away at lively bars and clubs.

Location of Private Pool Villa Carissa in Central Seminyak

Immerse Yourself in Bali’s Enchanting Culture

Embrace the rich cultural tapestry of Bali beyond the villa. Visit the sacred temples of Pura Petitenget and Pura Masceti, immerse yourself in the enchanting art scene at Nyaman Gallery, or indulge in a traditional Balinese massage to soothe your senses.

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Balinese Massage: Delving into a Spiritual Healing Tradition

Originating from the mystical lands of Bali, the Balinese massage is a revered tradition that transcends mere physical relaxation. This ancient practice intertwines spirituality, healing, and rejuvenation to create an experience that touches both the body and soul.

The Roots of Balinese Massage

Balinese massage was developed in the Indonesian province of Bali, with influence from the traditional medicine systems of India, China, and Southeast Asia.

Balinese massage is a centuries-old therapeutic practice steeped in local Balinese customs and ancient healing techniques. This massage style is an amalgamation of various cultural influences, drawing from traditional Indonesian, Ayurvedic, and Chinese medicine. Rooted in the belief that the body, mind, and spirit must be in harmony, Balinese massage aims to restore this equilibrium through skilled touch and energy manipulation.

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The Unique Techniques

What distinguishes Balinese massage is its unique combination of techniques. Therapists employ a blend of acupressure, reflexology, gentle stretching, and aromatherapy to stimulate the flow of blood, oxygen, and energy throughout the body. These techniques help alleviate tension, soothe muscles, and promote a sense of profound relaxation.

At its core, Balinese massage intertwines a diverse array of techniques to provide a comprehensive healing session. From acupressure and skin rolling to gentle and firm strokes, practitioners incorporate a spectrum of movements. Essential oils are seamlessly blended into this therapy, delivering not just aromatic delight but aiding in relaxation, easing fascial restrictions, and invigorating the lymphatic system and the circulation of both blood and qi.

Additionally, stone massage is often integrated into Balinese massage, adding a dimension of soothing warmth and further enhancing the overall experience. The synergy of manual manipulation and aromatherapy creates an environment ideal for relaxation while also stimulating the body’s natural mechanisms for healing and restoration.

Moreover, Balinese massage comes in varied types tailored to specific needs:
Traditional Balinese Massage:

The quintessential full-body experience employing long, flowing strokes to unwind tension and stimulate circulation.

This is the cornerstone of Balinese massage, offering a holistic approach to relaxation and rejuvenation. It involves a series of long, rhythmic strokes, gentle stretches, and palm-and-thumb pressure techniques. Therapists use a blend of techniques, including acupressure, rolling, and percussion movements, to ease tension in muscles and joints. The massage aims to improve blood circulation, relieve stress, and restore balance to the body and mind.

Shirodhara (oil casting):

A specialized massage centered on the head and neck, involving the gentle pouring of warm oil to induce relaxation.

Focused primarily on the head and neck, Shirodhara is a deeply calming massage. Warm herbal oils or medicated liquids are streamed gently onto the forehead in a continuous flow. This method induces a profound sense of tranquility, reduces anxiety, and promotes mental clarity. It’s known for its efficacy in alleviating stress-related ailments and enhancing sleep quality.

During the Ayurvedic practice of Shirodhara, warm oil is gently poured over the forehead in a continuous and rhythmic stream, carried out by hand massage. Imeinklang, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Udakara Foot Massage:

Focusing on the feet, this technique uses pressure points to invigorate circulation and energy flow.

This technique concentrates on the feet, targeting specific pressure points. By applying precise pressure, the therapist stimulates the body’s energy flow and circulation. Udakara massage is believed to restore balance, relieve fatigue, and improve overall vitality. Additionally, it helps to release tension from the lower limbs, promoting a sense of lightness and well-being.

Each type of these massages offers unique therapeutic benefits, catering to various needs and preferences. Whether seeking relaxation, stress relief, or specific targeted therapy, these techniques can provide a holistic approach to wellness and healing.

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Foot Reflexology chart. Anguxxx, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Hand Palm Massage

The Bali hand and palm massage is a deeply relaxing technique that focuses specifically on the hands and palms. It involves gentle kneading, circular movements, and pressure applied to the hand muscles and palms, aiming to release tension and improve circulation. This massage method is often combined with aromatherapy using essential oils to enhance relaxation and rejuvenation.

Reflexology of the Hand
Example of areas of the hand allegedly corresponding to different parts of the body numbered in reflexology: 1. Pituitary gland 2. Neck 3. Side of the head, brain 4. Top of the head, brain 5. Sinus 6. Eye 7. Proboscis Eustachian 8. Ear 9. Thyroid 10. Lung 11. Heart 12. Solar plexus 13. Liver 14. Spleen 15. Stomach and pancreas 16. Small intestine 17. Colon 18. Bladder 19. Urethra 20. Kidney 21. Adrenal 22 . Shoulder 23. Ovary / testicle 24. Sciatic nerve. User:ARBAY, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Healing Benefits

Beyond physical relaxation, Balinese massage is revered for its therapeutic benefits. It can relieve stress, ease muscle pain and joint stiffness, and improve blood circulation. The gentle kneading and pressure techniques are particularly effective in releasing built-up tension, offering relief from headaches and migraines.

The manifold advantages of Balinese massage encompass a spectrum of wellness enhancements:
  • Stress Relief: It serves as a soothing balm, easing away accumulated stress and tension from the body and mind.
  • Circulation Improvement: The methodical strokes aid in revitalizing blood flow, contributing to improved circulation throughout the body.
  • Muscle Relaxation: By targeting specific points, Balinese massage effectively reduces muscle pain and stiffness, facilitating a sense of suppleness.
  • Holistic Well-being: Beyond the physical, it nurtures mental relaxation, promoting overall mental and emotional balance.
  • Enhanced Sleep: Its calming effects often lead to improved sleep quality, fostering a sense of tranquility and restfulness.
  • Immune Boost: Regular sessions can fortify the immune system, contributing to a healthier constitution.

Read also: The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation: Simple Steps to Practice and How Cultivating Awareness Can Improve Your Well-Being

The Spiritual Connection

What sets Balinese massage apart is its spiritual essence. Practitioners infuse positive energy, known as “prana,” into their touch, aiming to restore the body’s natural flow of energy. Balinese massage embraces the Balinese Hindu philosophy of balance and harmony, making it a holistic healing experience.

Embracing Balinese Massage Today

In Bali, spas and wellness centers abound, offering authentic Balinese massages. Visitors to the island can immerse themselves in this ancient tradition by indulging in spa experiences that incorporate Balinese massage techniques. From luxurious resorts to quaint local spas, the essence of Balinese massage is available to all who seek its therapeutic touch.

  • Preparing for a Balinese massage involves wearing loose attire, cleansing the skin, avoiding heavy meals, and staying hydrated.
  • During the session, expect to lie comfortably as warm oil is meticulously applied, followed by the therapist’s adept manipulation of muscles and joints. While the massage may elicit some intensity, it should not induce pain.
  • Post-massage, rehydrate adequately to flush out released toxins. Rest and avoid strenuous activity for the day, as the massage’s relaxing effects may linger for several hours.

In essence, Balinese massage extends beyond relaxation; it’s a gateway to holistic rejuvenation, infusing your life with tranquility, vitality, and overall wellness.

Balinese Traditional Medicine | Examples of Ancient Healing Practices


Balinese massage transcends the realms of ordinary massage therapies, delving into a profound cultural and spiritual practice. Its holistic approach to healing and relaxation invites individuals to immerse themselves in the rich traditions of Bali, experiencing a rejuvenation that touches not just the body, but the spirit as well.

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Spa and Massage Treatments in Bali at Private Pool Villa Carissa, Seminyak Centre

Serene atmosphere for deep relaxation and stress reduction

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Location of Private Pool Villa Carissa in Central Seminyak

Situated within metres of the island’s most exciting restaurants, spas and shopping and a short walk to the beach, Villa Carissa is the perfect place for experiencing the magical atmosphere of tropical Bali, in Central Seminyak. Location of Private Pool Villa Carissa in Central Seminyak is known today for its high-end restaurants, beach clubs, rooftop bars and numerous shops, Seminyak is an ever-evolving destination! You won’t be bored in this city that has become a real center of entertainment.

Location, location, location! Our location is in Seminyak Center.

You can cook in the comfort and privacy of your villa kitchen. In addition, the renowned Italian restaurant, Italian Job, is just a 3-minute walk from Villa Carissa.

Enjoy in-villa private massage and spa services during your holiday. If you dream of a moment of pure relaxation where all your daily worries disappear, then Seminyak is the ultimate destination for you. Allow yourself to be pampered by its welcoming establishments, solely dedicated to fulfilling your desires and ensuring a blissful escape from the everyday hustle.

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Private Pool at Villa Carissa in Seminyak Center
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Why choose the location of Villa Carissa in Central Seminyak?

The location of Villa Carissa in Central Seminyak is the favorite part of Seminyak and they are:


Seminyak is a well-developed area with excellent infrastructure, including good roads, public transportation, and easy access to the airport. This makes it an ideal location for tourists who want to explore Bali without any hassles. Villa Carissa is located in a convenient spot that is easy to access and navigate.


Safety is always a concern when traveling, and Seminyak is known for being a safe area with low crime rates. Villa Carissa is located in a secure and gated complex that offers 24-hour security, giving guests peace of mind during their stay.


While Seminyak can be a bustling and lively area, Villa Carissa offers a peaceful and private retreat for guests. The villa is surrounded by a lush tropical garden and has its own private swimming pool, allowing guests to relax and unwind in complete privacy.


The fashionable and stylish town of Seminyak – described as the St. Tropez of South East Asia – is the center of social life for travelers and expats in South Bali. You will find a plethora (abundance) of restaurants, clubs, galleries and shops, which add to the colorful and vibrant vibe of the city. Ultra-cool beach clubs and breezy bars line the coast, inviting vacationers to sit back, relax and take in the spectacle of the sunset before partying the night away. The shores are less crowded than those you’ll find in Kuta, and offer a family-friendly setting for vacationers traveling with their little ones.


Your Seminyak villa will place you directly in the heart of the city. Chic restaurants, cozy cafes, trendy boutiques and wonderful spa centers are just steps from your doorstep. The fun and action may be nearby, but the serene setting and ultimate privacy will make you feel like you’re miles away from the crowds.


Enjoy fun-filled family time with your little ones at SuperHero Factory Bali. You’ll need lots of energy and an adventurous spirit for this attraction as you navigate a glow-in-the-dark obstacle course, overcome obstacles or attempt a 5-meter high jump. If you want to keep your fun family activities a bit more expensive, try the Totem Room Escape Bali, where you’ll rack your brains over the clues to escape.


Seminyak is renowned for its vibrant nightlife and lively party scene. The area is dotted with trendy beach clubs, chic bars, and pulsating nightclubs, making it a prime destination for those looking to dance the night away. Iconic venues like Potato Head Beach Club, Ku De Ta, and La Favela offer an electrifying atmosphere, where music, cocktails, and good company come together for an unforgettable party experience. Seminyak’s nightlife caters to a diverse crowd, with options ranging from sophisticated lounges to high-energy clubs. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed sunset session or a high-octane dance floor, Seminyak has something to suit every party-goer’s taste.

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Impulse shoppers will enjoy shopping

Impulse shoppers will enjoy shopping at Jalan Laksmana (Oberoi Street), Jalan Raya Seminyak and Jalan Mertanadi, or at Seminyak Square. There’s something for every shopper – from those seeking the hottest designer novelties, to sourcing homeowners for Bali-inspired homewares. Check out Warisan Furniture, Press Ban, Coco and Ginger, Indigo Kids and Saint Tropez.

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Good Spa places

With all that walking, your feet (or your body) could do with a soothing massage treatment. A treatment at Prana Spa, with its beautiful Indian and Moroccan decorations and ultra-luxe rituals, will leave you feeling incredibly pampered and relaxed. If your villa has a private spa room, best to call a massage therapist! Read also: ManiPedi (Manicure Pedicure) Spa and Beauty Treatments in Seminyak

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Beautifully appointed dining venues

You are hungry? Refuel with a bite to eat in a beautifully appointed dining venue; places such as La Favela, Bambu, Tiger Palm (Seminyak Village) and Deus Ex Machina come to mind. Or stay indoors for an alfresco one-on-one dinner crafted to perfection by your in-home chef.

Read also: Restaurants in Seminyak including Bars and Nightlife, Fun and Places To Go Out

Beach, beach and beach

Allocate some leisure time for coastal adventures at Seminyak Beach, conveniently just a 10-minute walk from your villa or a short distance from the coast. A tranquil walk along the shoreline offers exceptional relaxation, while thrill-seekers can seize the opportunity to surf the waves by bringing along their surf gear. Whether it’s a peaceful stroll or an energetic surf session, Seminyak Beach offers the perfect setting for both.

Read also: Seminyak Beach | The ideal beach to see a wonderful sunset in Bali

Depending on your mood, you might want to relax and stay indoors for a rest, or go on an excursion to visit some of the island’s best attractions, such as Ubud and Bukit Peninsula. Both destinations are approximately an hour’s drive from Seminyak, and if your vacation rental does not include a private car and driver, your villa manager will gladly help arrange transportation.

Read also: What to do and see in Seminyak Bali?

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Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or on a romantic getaway, villa Carissa in Seminyak center offers the perfect base for exploring Bali’s many attractions and enjoying a relaxing vacation.

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Bali Nightlife

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.

Ku De Ta, an iconic beach club nestled along the shores of Seminyak, offers more than just a place to relax with a refreshing cocktail. It’s a vibrant hub where visitors come to see and be seen, soaking in the glamorous atmosphere and mingling with fellow patrons. Renowned for its chic ambiance and sophisticated crowd, Ku De Ta sets the stage for unforgettable experiences against the backdrop of Bali’s stunning coastline.

As the sun dips below the horizon, the energy at Ku De Ta only intensifies, transitioning seamlessly from laid-back lounging to exhilarating nightlife. Stay awhile after indulging in those sunset drinks and prepare to dance the night away under the twinkling stars. With themed nights ranging from disco and soul to techno, Ku De Ta offers something for every musical taste. What’s more, this beach club frequently hosts world-renowned DJs, ensuring that the beats are always fresh and the dance floor is alive with energy. So, whether you’re seeking a relaxed day by the sea or an electrifying evening of music and revelry, Ku De Ta promises an experience like no other in Seminyak.

Website: https://www.kudeta.com

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!

La Favela stands out as one of the most renowned bar/club in Seminyak, drawing crowds with its stunning décor, hip vibe, and vintage charm. This bustling garden bar exudes an underground ambiance, inviting patrons to immerse themselves in its unique atmosphere.

With multiple dance floors pulsating with everything from hip hop to pop tunes, La Favela offers an eclectic musical experience that appeals to a diverse audience. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, a weekend spent at La Favela is a must for anyone seeking vibrant nightlife in Seminyak. So, make sure to include it in your Seminyak itinerary for an unforgettable experience!

Website: https://lafavelabali.com

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
+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

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.

Website: https://potatohead.co/seminyak

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Malverde Tequileria & Nightclub

Malverde is more than just a Tequileria—it’s the first of its kind in Bali, dedicated to offering a premium tequila-drinking experience. Their selection of Mexican tequila drinks rivals that of gourmet tapas. It’s a place where you can create lasting memories and have a truly enjoyable evening.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of a Mexican night by hitting the dance floor with a tequila in hand and savoring delicious tapas. Indulge in a variety of mouthwatering options, from prawn tostadas and crispy taquitos to tacos and churros. Don’t miss out on other delectable choices like croquetas de queso, empanadas, and Mexican beef sliders.

Website: https://www.malverdebali.com/

Mirror Lounge & Club Bali (Seminyak)

(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.

Website: http://www.mirror.id/

Red Ruby – Seminyak

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.


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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.


Gimme shelter

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.

Website via Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gimme_shelter_bali/?hl=en

Pretty Poison

Not just a bar but also a skate ramp, Pretty Poison is an old-fashioned hangout in Canggu. Cheap beers, DJs and live bands, this place is one of a kind!

Website: https://prettypoisonbar.com


Single Fin

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.

Website: https://www.singlefinbali.com

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

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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.

1. Seminyak

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.

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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.

3. Legian

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.

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4. Canggu

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.

5. Denpasar

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.

6. Ubud

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.

In addition, along Jimbaran beach you will find many bars and small restaurants where you can taste excellent grilled fish, served on candlelit tables directly on the beach. A great place to spend a romantic evening in Bali.

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Other Clubs, DayClubs and discos in Bali

Sky Garden Bali (Kuta)

(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.

Read also: Bali Gay and Lesbian Guide Bali and Lombok

Lafavela (Seminyak)

(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.

From our Villa Carissa to Lafavella Club takes a six-minute walk

LXXY Bali – Legian

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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Itinerary in Bali, Lombok and Gili in 8 dream steps

We tested a 3-week itinerary in Bali Lombok and Gilis in 8 unforgettable steps. An ideal tourist circuit for a first dream trip to Bali. We put the details here, with all the steps of the circuit to help you organize your future trip to Bali.

Summary: Itinerary in Bali, Lombok and Gilis 3 weeks step by step:

These are some examples for Itinerary in Bali Lombok and Gilis:

Step 1: Seminyak, Kuta, Legian, Canggu or South Bali (2d)
Step 2: Ubud or the essential step of a 3-week (4-day) Bali itinerary
Step 3: Visit Munduk between waterfalls and rice fields (2 days)
Step 4: Amed, its beach and its seabed (2d)
Step 5: The coral atolls of the Gili islands: Trawangan, Air and Meno (4d)
Step 6: Stay in Kuta south of Lombok between jungle and heavenly beaches (3d)
Step 7: Sidemen or stay in an authentic village inside Bali (2d)
Step 8: Sanur and Nusa Lembongan (2d)

Step 1: Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu or South Bali (2d)

Experience all the craziness of Kuta and immerse yourself in the more chic atmosphere of its little sisters, Legian and Seminyak. Visit Tanah Lot, the most famous temple on the island of Bali. Discover the Bukit peninsula, further south, with the Uluwatu temple and the world-famous surf spot, Uluwatu Beach. Some of the must-see sites when traveling to Bali.

Read also: What to do and see in Seminyak Bali? or you can Book online | Villa Carissa in Seminyak

Seminyak Beach at sunset
Seminyak Beach at sunset. Christophe95, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Canggu beaches
The long black sand beaches of Canggu. User: (WT-shared) Burmesedays at wts wikivoyage, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Step 2: Ubud or the essential steps of a 3-week (4-day) Bali itinerary

After the excitement of Kuta, Ubud is an invitation to serenity and immersion in Balinese culture.

Between hikes in the surrounding rice fields, the discovery of ancient temples, rafting and traditional dance performances, there is no shortage of activities! Ubud is the tourist village that allows you to shine in Bali.

A stay in Ubud is always an opportunity to discover the culture and traditions of the Island of the Gods.

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Ubud rice fields. Stefan Kiehn Rosell, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Step 3: Visit Munduk between waterfalls and rice fields (2 days)

Munduk is a typical village perched in hills covered with jungles and rice fields.

Munduk has a unique charm with the colonial architecture of its old Dutch buildings against a backdrop of green mountains.

Hiking and communion with Nature are on the program.

During a stay in Bali, it is the step outside the beaten track that allows you to get away a little more from mass tourism in Bali even if over the years, Munduk is more and more frequented but everything remains between on the scale of a mountain village.

Rice Terrace in Munduk, Bali
Rice terrace in Munduk. Aaron Rentfrew, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Step 4: Amed, its beach and its seabed (2d)

We leave the green Munduk and its mountains. It will take you at least 4 hours to reach the eastern tip of Bali and therefore Amed.

There is a “Mediterranean” atmosphere in Amed.

The coast is cut into a multitude of coves and dotted with fishing villages. Diving, snorkeling and sunbathing are on the program for our 3 weeks in Bali! During an itinerary in Bali, it is the essential tranquility and beach steps of the holidays.

Golden Hour in Amed
Golden hour in Amed. Wawansatriawan bali, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Steps 5: The coral atolls of the Gili islands: Trawangan, Air and Meno (4d)

We put our backpacks on Gili Trawangan, a paradise island accessible by boat from Lombok and Bali.

This small piece of land, 2 km long, is bordered by white sand beaches. If you’re going on a 3-week trip to Bali like us, we strongly recommend that you take a few days’ excursion to the Gili Islands, which invite you to dive, snorkel and relax. You will be reconciled very quickly here with the beautiful beaches of postcards, especially if you were disappointed by these in Bali.

And don’t get the wrong Gili!

We compared in an article entitled “Which Gili Island to choose?”, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air and a secret island that we found during our last trip which is located a little further south, Gili Asahan. Gili Asahan, A coral atoll off the beaten track where you only think of one thing once you arrive, stay there.

Gili Islands & Gunung Rinjiani, Lombok, Indonesia
Gili Islands & Gunung Rinjiani, Lombok, Indonesia. Kok Leng Yeo from Singapore, Singapore, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Step 6: Stay in Kuta south of Lombok between jungle and heavenly beaches (3d)

Kuta Lombok is located south of the island of Lombok 70km (43 miles) from the Gili islands. It takes about 2 hours of road punctuated by villages, various plantations, palm groves, to reach the famous bay of Kuta.

If you are looking for heavenly and deserted beaches, you have found where to put your bags!

Still unknown to most tourists who stay in Bali, do not miss the beauty of the landscapes of southern Lombok. A step that you can add like us during a 3-week tour in Bali and Indonesia.

Selamat Pagi, Kuta Lombok
Kuta Lombok from Merese hill. Focusfeel, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Step 7: Sidemen or stay in an authentic village inside Bali (2d)

Sidemen is a tiny village located in the heart of one of the most beautiful regions of the island of Bali.

Mount Agung dominates the valley.

Surrounded by mountains and rice fields, the village is a cultural and artistic center. Immersion far from mass tourism guaranteed. We recommend this small village lost in the middle of the rice fields and surrounded by lush vegetation.

Sidemen Tukad river. Adimelali Bali, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Step 8: Sanur and Nusa Lembongan (2d)

Nusa Lembongan is an island 6km long and 3km wide. You can explore this little corner of paradise on foot, by bike, by scooter, or by car with driver.

On Lembongan Island, beaches, seaweed cultivation and mangroves are on the program. Why deprive yourself of it?

Good to know: Visiting Lembongan Island in 1 day is possible from Sanur during a 3-week tourist tour in Bali.

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Sanur beach, Bali. Magul, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Read also: Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida | What to choose between the two islands?

By the way, if you are preparing your next itinerary in Bali and you are hesitant to rent a scooter, here are all our practical tips on driving 2 wheels in Bali with our video on the island tour by scooter in our article tips for scooter travelers in Bali.

And you, have you ever gone on vacation to Bali or perhaps to other islands in Indonesia? Tell us about your adventure in the comments.

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Best Bars in Bali to Spend an Unforgettable Evening

Bali is an island with everything to offer, whether you spent the day surfing, hiking in beautiful scenery or soaking up the local culture. Bali has great nightlife spots, perfect for unwinding after a day in this Indonesian paradise. Check out this list of the best bars in Bali to spend an unforgettable evening.

There are a number of vibrant venues ranging from the hippest to the most down-to-earth in Bali. It offers spectacular views and innovative cocktails, not to mention world-class dining, all while picking you a resting place from our top vacation rental in Seminyak Center. Here is a list of the best bars in Bali for a memorable nightlife experience:

Bali has many amazing bars that offer unforgettable experiences, whether you’re looking for a stunning view, a beachfront location, or a unique atmosphere. Here are some of the best bars in Bali to spend an unforgettable evening:

Kudeta Bar, Seminyak $$$

Incredible spot! Tailor-made service, excellent food quality, music at the top! Admittedly a little expensive but it is well worth the price given the quality! Kudeta is a stylish beachfront bar and restaurant with a great view of the ocean. It’s a popular spot for sunset drinks and has a great atmosphere.

The Ku De Ta is a must if you come to Bali. This bar with beach club offers an exceptional setting to enjoy the sunset, with good music, pretty lighting, a swimming pool and a breathtaking view of the sea.

This beach club exudes (release, send out) a lounge atmosphere with its chic and hype decor. There is no entry fee and there is no minimum spend at Ku De Ta and it’s really just a restaurant/bar.

Opening hours: daily 08:00 am – 11:59 pm.

Remember this name: Seminyak. This is the best place to go out in Bali with many choices of bars, beach club, discotheques.

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Ku De Ta, Seminyak. (WT-en) Jpatokal at English Wikivoyage, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Reservation: book your table via Chope

La Favela Bali $$

This unique bar in Seminyak is designed to look like a Brazilian favela. BBest Bali Rooftops | Elevate Your Experience: Discover them for Unparalleled Viewsoasting a lively and eclectic ambiance, it features various levels, a dynamic dance floor, and a charming rooftop bar.

Later at night when food service finishes up, the place turns into a groovy modern and lively nightclub.

Good music, interesting interior and decoration, good mix of foreigners and Indonesians, no entrance fee. No flip-flop sandals for gentlemen.

Reservation: book your table via Chope

La Plancha, Seminyak $$

La Plancha, with its two floors, really adds a splash of color to your nighttime adventure. The wooden rooftop and the seafront dotted with colorful umbrellas will allow you to relax to wild rhythms and watch the magnificent sunset.

True to its name, the beach bar serves a wide variety of delicious Spanish dishes a la plancha. The talented live DJs take nothing away from this enticing tableau! Opening hours: daily 09:00 am – 11:59 pm.

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Nestled in the heart of the Balinese landscape where the jungle meets the ocean, La Plancha opened its doors in 2010 and was the original (and the first) Chiringuito styled restaurant and bar in Seminyak. The brightly coloured, vintage inspired structure was designed to bring something different to Bali.

Sunset Park at Desa Potatohead, Seminyak $$$

Good times on rooftop, surrounded with panoramic views over the ocean. Opening hours from Monday to Sunday: 5.00 pm – 9.00 pm.

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Woobar, W Hotel Seminyak $$$

Woobar is one of Bali’s top rated bars and therefore one you absolutely must visit – it’s a recommended place to experience a lively night out!

This beachfront bar at the W Bali – Seminyak offers stunning views of the ocean and the sunset. It has a chic and modern atmosphere, great music, and a delicious cocktail menu.

This bar is located on the shore of the beach. This beautiful place includes free access to the swimming pool, as well as pizzas in the oven. Along with the comfortable facilities, the eclectic beats and signature cocktails should not only keep you coming, but staying for the entire evening!

Opening hours: daily 10:00 am – 01:00 am.

Rock Bar, Jimbaran Bay $$$

Perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean, Rock Bar Bali is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. The bar’s unique setting, with its sunsets and waves crashing below, is not to be missed. Be sure to dress up a bit for this upscale spot.

The Rock Bar Bali located at the Ayana Resort & Spa presents a panorama that covers the surrounding cliffs with the Indian Ocean as a backdrop. The bar is perched on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, and you can watch the sunset while sipping a cocktail.

This is the best place to enjoy a romantic dinner overlooking the sunset. Try the unique cocktails here to indulge in a sweet evening with your partner.

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Rock Bar Bali. Eko Priyanto Lo, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

One of the bars in Bali to spend an unforgettable evening! The place is an institution in Bali, especially do not miss the sunset clinging to the side of the cliff. After descending by a small funicular which drops you off near the bar and the seawater swimming pool you can while waiting for the time to have a fabulous cocktail and revisited tapas.

Opening hours: daily 04:00 pm – 11:59 pm.

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Change of atmosphere from 7 p.m., time from which house music begins to captivate the atmosphere, which becomes more danceable.

Indeed it is more expensive than most places in Bali, but we must not forget that we are in a day club, and in a just spectacular setting.

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Smoqee Sky Bar, Jimbran $$

If you’re heading to Jimbaran Bay, missing the Smoqee Lounge and Sky Bar would be a big mistake. Once of the perfect bars to admire the sun dipping into the Indian Ocean and meet up with friends or travelers, whether you knew them before arriving or not!

For those who can’t wait to dance, step onto the lounge’s dance floor and enjoy the retro 90s music from the DJs, as well as the best cocktails.

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Smoqee Lounge and Sky Bar is one of few places offering upper-level sunset views of the famous Jimbaran Bay.

Delpi Rock Lounge – Uluwatu $$

On a large rock, surrounded almost entirely by the sea, sit on a deckchair and enjoy: the dream exists. The ideal is to come there in the morning and leave there at the end of the day, after admiring the sunset.

Delpi Rock Lounge is a quiet place, where you can take many beautiful photos of the turquoise waters and hydrate yourself with a good fresh juice or a coconut.

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Single Fin – Uluwatu $$$

An unrivaled location for the best après-surf, located on top of a cliff, the Single Fin offers magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. Hosting a number of wildly popular music nights and DJ sets, Single Fin attracts a cool crowd.

With its beach-bar vibe, head straight to this bar after surfing or swimming in the sea and enjoying an ice-cold beer. Alternatively, get ready for a night of dancing on the terrace.

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La Brisa, Canggu $$

Canggu, is a digital nomad ambience / laidback ambiance!

La Brisa is a large beach club located just opposite the mythical surf spot in Canggu: the Eco Beach. The setting is beautiful and very trendy, the decoration gives a hipster atmosphere with many hammocks to relax or nooks to sit and chat. With all these corners to take pictures, La Brisa is undoubtedly the ideal place for Instagram followers!

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Nestled on the foreshore of Echo Beach, one of the most well known beaches in Bali, La Brisa is home to an absolutely breathtaking, sustainably sourced food and genuine Balinese hospitality. The very concept of the beach club is written in the name – La Brisa which means sea breeze wild and enchanting yet pleasantly soothing.

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Exploring Bali’s Cultural Gems and Natural Wonders: A UNESCO Sites and Geopark in Bali

Bali, the captivating island of Indonesia, is renowned for its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and mesmerizing natural beauty. Exploring these UNESCO Sites and Geopark in Bali offers an enriching experience, diving into the island’s cultural depth and natural splendor.

Beyond its idyllic landscapes, Bali holds a rich cultural heritage, recognized by UNESCO with the inscription of three remarkable sites as World Heritage Sites. Additionally, Bali boasts the Batur UNESCO Global Geopark, a natural wonderland that showcases the island’s geological heritage. Embark on an immersive journey through Bali, discovering its cultural treasures, natural wonders, and the unique geological features that make it a UNESCO-designated destination.

While transportation is primarily by road, guided tours or local guides can enhance the understanding and appreciation of these significant landmarks.

Bali’s rich cultural tapestry is further enriched by three distinct genres of traditional dance, each with its own unique style, purpose, and significance. These dance forms, collectively known as the “Three Genres of Traditional Dance in Bali,” have been inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2015.

Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline-pumping hike, a relaxing boat ride on Lake Batur, or a cultural immersion into Balinese traditions, the Batur UNESCO Global Geopark offers an unforgettable experience for everyone. Embark on a journey of discovery and unveil the wonders of this volcanic paradise.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Bali:
  • Subak System of Cultural Landscape
  • Pura Ulun Danu Bratan (temple)
  • Pura Besakih (temple), has been nominated for UNESCO recognition due to its profound cultural and religious significance within Balinese Hinduism
UNESCO Global Geopark in Bali:
  • Batur UNESCO Global Geopark: 1204

Unveiling Bali’s Cultural Treasures: UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Subak System of Cultural Landscape: A Symphony of Water and Rice

Venture into the heartland of Bali and discover the Subak System of Cultural Landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012. This intricate irrigation system, dating back to the 9th century, showcases the harmonious relationship between Balinese farmers and their environment. The Subak system, comprising terraced rice paddies, temples, and water canals, reflects the profound understanding of Balinese people of water management and their deep connection to nature.

Trek through the terraces, interact with locals, and experience the Subak irrigation process. Relax at nearby cafes offering scenic views.

No matter what you do, we’re sure you’ll be impressed by the Subak System of Cultural Landscape. It’s a truly special place that showcases the beauty and ingenuity of Balinese culture.

How to Get There:

The Subak System of Cultural Landscape is spread across five villages in Bali: Catur Angga Batukaru, Pakerisan, Jatiluwih, Manikaya, and Subak Sempol. The easiest way to access these villages is by car or motorbike. From Denpasar, you can follow the Jalan Raya Puputan toward Ubud. From Ubud, you can take the Jalan Raya Tegalalang to reach the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces. Renting a car or scooter allows flexibility to explore at your own pace. Maps and GPS navigation aid in reaching these sites.

Jatiluwih rice terraces

What to Do:
Explore the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

Witness the breathtaking expanse of the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site within the Subak System. Stroll along the pathways amidst the lush greenery and marvel at the intricate irrigation system that supports the rice cultivation.

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Jatiluwih, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Bali, showcases the captivating beauty of traditional Balinese rice terraces. Imacim, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Hike through the rice paddies

This is the best way to get a sense of the scale and beauty of the Subak System. There are several different hiking trails to choose from, so you can find one that’s the right length and difficulty for you.

Pakerisan Valley

Visit ancient temples, explore archaeological sites, and learn about Bali’s historical settlements. Some guided tours include stops at nearby historical landmarks.

Subak Landscape of Pekerisan Watershed

The Subak Landscape of Pekerisan Watershed is home to a variety of rice varieties, including local heirloom varieties that are no longer grown in other parts of Bali. The rice fields are also home to a diverse range of wildlife, including birds, butterflies, and reptiles.

Subak Landscape of Catur Angga Batukaru

The Subak Landscape of Catur Angga Batukaru is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the northeastern part of Bali, Indonesia. It is a complex system of rice terraces that has been managed by local communities for over 1,000 years.

The rice terraces of Gunung Batukaru form a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012, showcasing the exceptional Subak landscape—a testament to Bali’s traditional farming practices and the harmony between culture and nature. Arabsalam, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Visit Pura Taman Ayun (Royal Water Taman Ayun Temple)

Taman Ayun Temple, also known as the Water Garden Temple, is a beautiful and serene temple located in Mengwi, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia.

Immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of Pura Taman Ayun, a royal temple dating back to the 17th century. Admire the temple’s intricate architecture and learn about its significance in Balinese culture.

Taman Ayun Temple, also known as the Water Garden Temple, is a beautiful and serene temple located in Mengwi, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most important temples in Bali. The temple was damaged in the 1917 earthquake, but it was restored in the 1930s. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012.

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Taman Ayun Temple. Mengwi, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia. LBM1948, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The main temple is dedicated to the Hindu gods Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The bathing pavilion is used for religious ceremonies and purification rituals. The garden is a beautiful and peaceful place to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Bali. The temple is also a symbol of the Mengwi kingdom. It is a reminder of the power and influence of the Mengwi dynasty.

Engage with Local Farmers

Interact with local farmers and gain insights into the traditional rice cultivation practices in Bali. Learn about the Subak system’s sustainable approach to agriculture and its role in preserving Balinese culture.

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Pura Ulun Danu Bratan: A Sacred Temple on Serene Waters

Embark on a journey to the shores of Lake Bratan and discover Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012.

This magnificent temple complex, perched on the edge of the lake, exudes an aura of serenity and spiritual significance. The temple’s intricate architecture, with its meru towers and traditional Balinese carvings, reflects the island’s deep reverence for nature and spirituality. This stunning temple complex, dedicated to the goddess of the lake, Dewi Danu, showcases traditional Balinese architecture amidst a serene and picturesque setting.

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Ulun Danu Bratan Temple’s tranquil ambiance, combined with its breathtaking natural surroundings, makes it a must-visit destination for those seeking both cultural enrichment and serene landscapes in Bali. Johannnindito Adisuryo (Yohanes Nindito Adisuryo), CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

How to Get There:

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is located in the village of Bedugul, about 54 kilometers from Denpasar. To reach the temple by car or motorbike, take the Jalan Raya Puputan toward Ubud. From Ubud, follow the Jalan Raya Singapadu toward Bedugul.

What to Do:
Witness the Sunrise

Experience the magical spectacle of the sunrise over Lake Bratan, casting a golden glow upon Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. The temple’s reflection in the serene waters creates an unforgettable sight.

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Experience the serene morning bliss next to Bedugul at Ulun Danu Bratan Temple. Javier Prieto, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Explore the Temple Complex

Wander through the temple complex and admire the intricate architecture, including the three-tiered Meru towers, the intricately carved gates, and the serene courtyards.

The Ulun Danu Bratan Temple complex features several intricately designed shrines dedicated to various deities. These shrines, adorned with traditional Balinese architecture, stand gracefully within the serene surroundings of the temple. Each shrine holds its own significance in the religious and cultural practices, inviting visitors to admire their beauty and learn about the spiritual heritage of Bali.

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At Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, discover ornate shrines honoring different deities amidst breathtaking surroundings. LBM1948, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Embrace the Spiritual Atmosphere: Immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance of the temple grounds and observe the Balinese people engaged in their spiritual rituals.

Pura Besakih: The “Mother Temple” of Bali

Ascend the slopes of Mount Agung and discover Pura Besakih, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Revered as the “Mother Temple” of Bali, Pura Besakih is a complex of 22 temples, each representing a different aspect of Balinese spirituality. The temple’s sacred location and its rich history make it a pilgrimage destination for Balinese people and a captivating cultural attraction for visitors.

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Besakih Temple, often referred to as the Mother Temple, holds unparalleled significance in Balinese Hinduism. Located in the village of Besakih on Mount Agung’s slopes, it stands as the largest and most sacred Hindu temple in Bali. Its cultural and religious importance draws pilgrims and visitors alike to experience the profound spirituality and architectural magnificence of this revered site. Schnobby, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

How to Get There:

Pura Besakih is located in the village of Besakih, about 70 kilometers from Denpasar. To reach the temple by car or motorbike, take the Jalan Raya Kintamani.

What to Do:
Witness the Sunrise

Arrive early to witness the breathtaking spectacle of the sunrise over Mount Agung, casting a golden glow upon Pura Besakih. The temple’s silhouette against the radiant sky creates an unforgettable sight.

Explore the Temple Complex

Wander through the vast temple complex and admire the intricate architecture, characterized by towering Meru shrines, intricately carved gates, and serene courtyards. Each temple within the complex holds its own unique significance and represents a different aspect of Balinese spirituality.

Observe Traditional Ceremonies

If you’re fortunate enough to visit during a religious ceremony, immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere and observe the Balinese people engaged in their rituals. Witness the offerings, dances, and chanting that embody the deep-rooted beliefs and traditions of Balinese culture.

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The Ida Batara Turun Kabeh ceremony at Besakih Temple, held yearly in Sasih Kedasa, symbolizes a gathering of all Gods at Pura Besakih to grant blessings based on people’s devotion and karma. Paco Pater, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Seek Blessings at the Holy Springs

Visit the sacred springs within the temple complex and partake in the ritual of cleansing. Balinese Hindus believe that the waters possess healing properties and offer spiritual purification.

Engage with Local Guides:

Seek the guidance of local temple guides who can provide insights into the temple’s history, symbolism, and significance in Balinese culture. Their knowledge will enhance your understanding and appreciation of this sacred site.

The reasons for Pura Besakih’s non-inscription are multifaceted and include:

Pura Besakih, the “Mother Temple” of Bali, was nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Site inscription in 2012 but was not ultimately inscribed. While it remains a revered cultural and spiritual site for Balinese Hindus, it has not yet met the strict criteria for UNESCO World Heritage Site designation.

  • Conservation Concerns: The temple complex faces challenges related to preservation and maintenance, with some structures showing signs of deterioration.
  • Community Engagement: The nomination process requires active participation and support from the local community, which has been a complex aspect for Pura Besakih.
  • Management Plan: A comprehensive management plan that outlines clear preservation, development, and tourism strategies is crucial for UNESCO consideration.
  • Documentation and Research: Thorough documentation of the temple’s history, significance, and cultural impact is essential for the evaluation process.
  • Authenticity and Integrity: The temple complex must demonstrate authenticity and integrity in terms of its original form, materials, and spiritual essence.

Several factors, including ongoing conservation efforts, conflicts regarding its management, or the need for more comprehensive preservation plans, could impact its consideration for UNESCO recognition. Additionally, UNESCO designations often involve complex evaluations that may take time, and sites might undergo multiple considerations before potential recognition.

Despite these challenges, Pura Besakih remains a highly significant cultural and spiritual site for Balinese Hindus. Efforts are ongoing to address the concerns raised during the UNESCO nomination process, and there is hope that the temple may be reconsidered for inscription in the future.

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Batur UNESCO Global Geopark

Nestled amidst the lush landscapes of Bali, the Batur UNESCO Global Geopark is a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Home to the majestic Mount Batur, a still-active volcano, and a captivating array of volcanic wonders, the geopark offers visitors an unforgettable journey into the heart of Bali’s geological heritage.

Hike Mount Batur for a breathtaking sunrise trek. Visit the volcanic craters, hot springs, and take in the mesmerizing views of Lake Batur.

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Batur Geopark in the morning. Paco Paulus Pater, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

How to Get There:

The journey from Denpasar to Batur Geopark by motorbike offers a more scenic and adventurous experience. Follow the same route as mentioned above, but take the time to stop along the way and enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes.

What to Do:

Withness the sunrise

The sunrise view from Batur is simply breathtaking. As the sun begins to ascend, it paints the sky with vibrant hues, casting a mesmerizing glow over the entire landscape. Below, Lake Batur shimmers in the early morning light, creating a tranquil and reflective surface.

Catch the sunrise from Batur and witness the magic unfold as Lake Batur and Mount Agung come alive in the morning light. glimpsing Mount Rinjani on Lombok adds to the enchantment of the view.

In the distance, the silhouette of Mount Agung stands majestically, adding a sense of grandeur to the panorama. Its prominence in the backdrop adds a dramatic touch to the sunrise scene. To the left, the outline of Mount Rinjani on Lombok emerges, creating a stunning vista that showcases the interconnected beauty of Bali and its neighboring island.

This picturesque view from Batur captures the essence of Bali’s natural splendor, combining the serenity of the lake, the awe-inspiring presence of Mount Agung, and the distant allure of Mount Rinjani. It’s a sight that evokes a sense of wonder and appreciation for the breathtaking landscapes of Indonesia.

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The sunrise from Batur is stunning. Below, Lake Batur reflects the early morning light. In the distance, Mount Agung and, to the left, Mount Rinjani on Lombok, complete the breathtaking view. Aaron Rentfrew, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Hike Mount Batur for a Breathtaking Sunrise Trek at 1717 meters (5633 ft)

Embark on a thrilling sunrise trek to the summit of Mount Batur, where you’ll witness a panoramic spectacle as the sun paints the sky with hues of gold and crimson. The challenging ascent is rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes, including the shimmering waters of Lake Batur and the verdant rice paddies that blanket the foothills.

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Mount Batur summit sign. Christophe95, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Explore Volcanic Craters and Hot Springs

Venture into the heart of the geopark and discover the awe-inspiring volcanic craters, remnants of Mount Batur’s explosive past. These craters are evidence of the volcano’s historical eruptions and form an intriguing part of the geopark’s landscape. Descend into the Batur Caldera, a vast depression formed by a massive volcanic eruption thousands of years ago.

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One of the craters of Mount Batur. Christophe95, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

After the trek, unwind in the natural hot springs nearby, a perfect way to soothe tired muscles while relishing the stunning vistas of the lake and the volcanic terrain. Feel the warmth of the earth beneath your feet as you explore the geothermal landscapes, including steaming vents and bubbling mud pools.

Visit Kintamani Plateau

Kintamani is a district in the Bangli Regency of Bali, Indonesia. It is located in the northeastern part of the island, and is known for its stunning natural beauty, including Mount Batur, Lake Batur, and the Kintamani Plateau.

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Mount Batur, Kintamani region in Bali. The Mount Batur area in Bali encompasses the stunning Kintamani plateau and surrounding regions, offering breathtaking views and a wealth of experiences for visitors. Eka343, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Discover the Serenity of Lake Batur

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Lake Batur, a serene crater lake nestled amidst the volcanic landscapes. Take a refreshing boat ride on the lake’s tranquil waters, soaking in the breathtaking views of Mount Batur and the surrounding peaks.

The lake sits within the caldera of Mount Batur and offers visitors opportunities for activities like hiking, hot springs bathing, and enjoying the serene ambiance. The area around Lake Batur is also known for its traditional villages, making it a compelling destination for exploring both natural beauty and local culture.

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Lake Batur is a beautiful volcanic lake located in Bali, Indonesia. It’s renowned for its stunning views, surrounding landscapes, and the cultural significance it holds for the local community. LBM1948, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Unveil the Geological Heritage of Batur Geopark

Embark on a journey of geological discovery as you explore the Batur Geopark’s unique rock formations, lava flows, and volcanic ash deposits. Learn about the geological processes that shaped the geopark’s diverse landscapes, and gain a deeper appreciation for the interconnectedness of nature’s wonders.

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Mount Batur crater. Exploring the Mount Batur crater provides an immersive experience into the island’s volcanic history and offers a chance to marvel at the raw, unspoiled beauty of this geological wonder. Steijlen, Fridus, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Embrace the Cultural Essence of Bali

As you explore the Batur Geopark, immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Bali. Engage with local communities, learn about their traditions, and savor the flavors of authentic Balinese cuisine. Discover the harmonious coexistence between the Balinese people and their natural environment, a testament to their deep respect for nature.

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Near Lake Batur in the Bangli Regency of Bali, Indonesia, you can often find charming wayside shrines or small temples known as “penunggun karang” or “penungguh karang.” These shrines hold significant cultural and spiritual importance for the local Balinese community. LBM1948, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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Three genres of traditional dance in Bali, The National Intangible Cultural Heritage of Indonesia UNESCO

Balinese dance comes in three types: some are religious, some are partly religious, and others are for everyone’s enjoyment. Dancers wear colorful outfits with shiny decorations, showing flowers and animals. These dances are about nature and represent different traditions and beliefs. Dancers use special moves and expressions to show feelings like happiness or sadness. Music from instruments called gamelan accompanies the dances.

Dancers need more than just skill—they also need to have a special kind of energy and be humble and disciplined. In Bali, kids usually learn these dances from a young age in groups. They start with simple moves and keep practicing until they remember everything.

Learning these dances helps people feel connected to their culture and ancestors, making them feel proud of their heritage.

Tari Wali:

Tari Wali, meaning “sacred dance,” is the most revered form of Balinese dance, reserved for religious ceremonies and temple rituals. These dances embody deep spiritual beliefs and are performed by trained dancers who possess a profound understanding of their sacred significance. Exampels of Wali Sacred Dances (Rejang, Sanghyang Dedari, Baris Upacara),

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Rejang is a sacred Balinese dance performed in religious ceremonies. Female dancers, adorned in traditional attire, move gracefully with precise gestures, symbolizing purity and devotion to the gods. This revered dance invokes blessings and harmony during temple rituals, embodying deep spiritual significance in Balinese culture. EGimaging, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Tari Bebali:

Tari Bebali, meaning “semi-sacred dance,” serves as a bridge between the sacred and the secular, often performed during religious festivals and community events. These dances are characterized by their lively rhythms, intricate movements, and captivating storytelling, showcasing the island’s vibrant cultural heritage. Exampels of Bebali Semi sacred Dances (Topeng Sidhakarya/Topeng Pajegan, Gambuh dance drama, Wayang Wong dance drama).

Topeng Sidakarya Bali
The Sidakarya Mask Dance is a traditional Balinese dance that portrays stories from ancient folklore and Hindu epics. Dancers wear vibrant masks, each representing characters like gods, demons, or animals. Through intricate movements and expressions, the dancers bring these characters to life, telling tales of battles, love, and mythology. The dance is a captivating blend of artistry, cultural heritage, and storytelling that continues to enchant audiences with its vibrant display of Balinese traditions. Made Gianni Kania Dewi, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Tari Balihan:

Tari Balihan, meaning “dance for entertainment,” is the most widely performed genre, captivating audiences with its energetic movements, expressive facial gestures, and playful interactions with spectators. These dances range from humorous and lighthearted to more stylized and sophisticated performances. Exampels of Balih-balihan Entertainment Dances (Legong Kraton, Joged Bumbung, Barong Ket).

Legong Kraton Farewell
The Legong Kraton dance is a classic and enchanting Balinese dance known for its grace and beauty. Typically performed by young girls, it tells tales of love and mythical stories through intricate movements, delicate gestures, and vibrant costumes. Accompanied by the mesmerizing sounds of the gamelan orchestra, this dance captivates audiences with its elegance, portraying Balinese cultural richness and storytelling traditions. Flying Pharmacist, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Sources: UNESCO, UNESCO (map), ResearchGate (Pura Besakih: A World Heritage Site Contested), UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

Photo credit (main picture): MadebyNastia via Pixabay

Photo description: Supreme water temple Pura Ulun Danu Batur.

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