Ubud Monkey Forest Reopens: Things to Know Before You Go

After shutting its doors for several months due to the pandemic, renowned Ubud tourist destination, Ubud Monkey Forest, finally reopens to the public on 5 November 2020 with the new health and safety protocols intact. If you’re looking for things to do in Ubud, the monkey sanctuary is the perfect place to visit but before

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Nusa Penida

Exploring Nusa Penida : A NOW! Bali Guide

If you’re in the search for an exotic island escape that’s more secluded than Bali, a place much more off-the-grid, where it’s just you and the profound beauty of nature, try exploring the neighbouring island of Nusa Penida. Nestled just off of mainland Bali, lies three small islands in the Klungkung Regency : Nusa Lembongan,

Nusa Lembongan Bali

Escape to Nusa Lembongan : A NOW! Bali Guide

It’s hard to imagine that an island like Bali requires its own island escape, but it exists! The three ‘nusas’ (islands) of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan serve this purpose exactly; each island presents they’re own sights and thrills and have become day-trip, weekend or even outright holiday destinations. Surrounded by azure waters

Bali Bucket List: Get Out the South!

While it’s still uncertain when Bali’s tourism will revert to normal, the ‘lockdown’ restrictions within the island have slightly been lifted, with residents of the island slowly but surely getting back on their feet and returning to a daily routine. And although many businesses are starting to reopen their doors to the public in this

Skulls and Bones in Trunyan Village

In one of Bali’s most isolated corners, at the edge of Lake Batur, stands a village home to Bali’s ‘original’ people. Here, in Trunyan, skulls line the sides of the unique burial ground, where bodies and bones are left out in the open for all to see.  Warning: article contains some photos of open graves.

Back to Bedugul : Bali’s Central Highlands

In Bedugul, Bali’s central highlands, it’s all about nature, where lake-side temples, strawberry farms and the cool mountain air invite you to enjoy a different side of the island. Often the tourist trail stops at Ubud. That’s as far ‘north’ as many main stream visitors will go, as part of the usual cycle of Seminyak,

Tejakula : A Journey Back in Time

Fine dining and fancy boutiques you won’t find, but this quiet corner of Bali has oodles to offer in terms of untouched nature and bygone traditions. Finding a parcel of paradise untouched by tourism is near impossible in Bali these days. But Tejakula on Bali’s north-east coast is about the closest you’ll get. Fringed by

Carousing Nusa Ceningan : A NOW! Bali Guide

This tiny island, sandwiched between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida, is famous for its crystal clear waters, making diving and snorkeling popular activities there. A suspension bridge on the Ceningan Strait makes a visit to this island from Nusa Lembongan easy. Initially frequented by surfers, Ceningan has now flown into the radar of honeymooners and

Badung, Unchartered: Secrets of Bali’s Most Popular Regency

Shaped like the traditional Keris dagger, Badung regency is home to the island’s famous Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Jimbaran, Uluwatu, and Nusa Dua. But up on the region’s north, you’ll find a different Badung, especially with the absence of the cliché hotspots crowded by the millions visiting Bali. Badung is the wealthiest, most developed regency in

West Bali : The Road Less-Travelled

There’s more to west Bali than the protected areas of the national park. The region’s villages, both inland and on the coast, invite keen travellers to feast their eyes on breathtaking natural views and experience the ‘real Bali’. Aone of a kind natural wonder in west Bali is Bunut Bolong. Found in Manggisari village, Bunut

North Bali : A Window into the Island’s Past

The north coast of Bali provides a window into the island’s past. Here you’ll find a different kind of Bali, a haven for those looking to escape the tourist masses of the island’s south. Once the busiest part of Bali, the island’s north coast is now less explored compared to its southern counterpart. The area

Roadtripping Bali’s Rural East Coast

The spectacular coastal roads of east Bali are an adventure in their own right, with green hills on one side and stunning cliffs and open ocean views on the other. The east coast of Bali is more than just a haven for divers and snorkelers, the area offers a peek into local livelihoods. From temples

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Bali’s Undiscovered West Coast

Quiet beaches and empty roads in Bali may seem like a thing of the past with Bali getting more popular every year. The streets today seem to be busying, the beaches lined with places and people, however if you head west you’ll find that the ‘old Bali’ still lives on. Situated at the westernmost tip

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