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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Candidasa : The Otherside of Paradise

Bali’s east coast is still a surprise for lots of visitors who never explore the island. This coastal resort that dates back to Bali’s early tourist days has a laid back atmosphere that is missing in the busy south. Long languorous beaches, a divine hinterland and scintillating surprises, tucked away where you would least expect

When the Night Falls in Bali : Markets, Streetfood and Local Culture

Bali is enchanting with her hidden beaches, rolling hills, and its plethora of activities under the sun. When the night falls, the excitement does not mellow down, for Bali transforms into a destination that affords equally many things to many people. Nightlife in Bali is celebrated for its ethereal charm. During auspicious nights, temples throughout

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Jemeluk Bay : Amed’s Favourite Sunset Spot

The first glimpse of the beautiful Jemeluk Bay has to be from Sunset Point, or for the eager beavers, for sunrise. From this gorgeous elevated viewpoint, you see the whole bay spread before you, while in the background, Bali’s holy mountain, Gunung Agung, shimmers in the morning light. To the north slightly, you see the

Jatiluwih : The Brilliant Greens of Tabanan

The enchanting natural beauty that awaits you at Jatiluwih certainly justifies the long drive. The area is still relatively quiet, and to avoid getting lost, bring a map and familiarise yourself ahead of time with two or three of the towns you will encounter along the route.  Rice fields such as those in Tabanan regency

Into the Hills of Pupuan, Untouched Bali

This beautifully landscaped area is just where to go if you long for tranquility and relaxation, and if you would like to experience Bali in its own special and traditional nature. Despite its natural breathtaking beauty, Pupuan still hasn’t made it to many travellers’ bucket list of places to visit in Bali – I’m guessing

Holy Night in a Land of Spirits

Christmas may come as a ‘quiet’ day here in Bali as a predominantly Hindu island. Yet, tucked away in the Jembrana regency side of the almost 20,000-hectare West Bali National Park, one could find a little Christmas surprise package. Yes, the western Bali villages of Palasari and Blimbingsari, areas known as the dwelling place of

Denpasar When the Sun Goes Down

When it comes to club hopping and partying the night away, Denpasar may not be the first destination that springs to mind. With that being said, the island’s capital still has places for the night crawlers to head out to as the moon rises.  No skyscrapers or anything metropolitan decorating the city, but Denpasar still

Tenganan Pegringsingan : The Village of the Ancient Balinese

Just off the popular Candidasa in East Bali, Tenganan Pengringsingan is an ancient village that, in the midst of the modernity Bali currently sees, still embraces the rural life as it was centuries ago.    Tourism has indeed seen daylight in Tenganan Pengrisingan. With that being said, the village still retains much of its centuries-old

One of the many ceremonies that the puri assists with, this was held at Kelating Beach, Kerambitan

Puri Anyar Kerambitan : A Palace of History

The Bali tourists of today often stay on the paths provided. By that I mean that they choose to visit destinations that thousands of people continue to go to, you know, the main thrills of Bali. I have no qualms with Bali’s main tourist sites. The majestic Tanah Lot Temple, epic Uluwatu Temple, Ubud’s entertaining

Discovering the Treasures of Gianyar Regency

Gianyar is characterised by its terraced rice fields, dense forests, and dramatic, rolling landscapes. Nature really stands out in this region, and so do the region’s villages of naturally talented artists and craftsmen. Coming through Jalan Tohpati to Gianyar, you’ll drive through Batubulan, the region’s village that is home to the island stone carvers. This

Touring Tabanan: Lakes, Rice Fields and Botanical Gardens

The green belt of Bali, Tabanan is just the place to go if you long for tranquility and relaxation – and if you would like to experience Bali in its own special and traditional nature. This beautifully landscaped regency is divided into a series of environments. The lowlands are covered with rice fields, while the

Coastal area of the West Bali National Park

West Bali: Menjangan, Bull Races and the Rice Bowl of Bali

The West of Bali is no less charming than the more famous, vibrant parts of the island that are well advertised. What makes this part of the island unforgettable? First of all, your quest to the west begins with a vast rolling paddy terrace that starts from the higher ground down to the beach where the

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