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Bali Off the Beaten Path

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Discover lesser-known places in Bali, and the best alternative things to do, that only the most seasoned of Bali visitors and local residents know about.

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  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Like a Local

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7 Places

Munduk Wilderness - Day Tours

Nature & Wildlife Tours

White Sand Beach

Beaches

WakaLandCruise - Day Tours

Boat Tours

Sekumpul Waterfalls

Waterfalls

Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Monastery

Religious Sites

Bamboo Forest Restaurant

Restaurants

Menjangan Island

Reefs

Stan L's City Tips

  • Some of these activities can be booked through a local provider, who can also arrange hotel transfers for you.
  • Be prepared to cover a fair distance when traveling to these off-the-beaten-path places.
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    Munduk Wilderness - Day Tours
    Nature & Wildlife Tours
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    Stan L Says:

    Munduk Wilderness is a small family run company that offers several adventurous ways of exploring the island. With unusual tour names including 'Haunted Valley Waterfall Expedition' and 'Dragon's Breath Expedition,' you're sure to be in for a unique experience!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If staying in South Bali, come prepared with something to read or listen to while traveling to the remote and pristine basecamp of Munduk.
    • Make sure you don't skip the delicious meal served at their basecamp, complete with stunning views.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 188 Outdoor Activities in Denpasar
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The best day of our holiday 07/27/2015
    • One of the best days in Bali 07/25/2015
    • Munduk Wilderness - Day Tours
    Address:
    Jalan Raya Sempidi Kompleks Ruko Delta no. 43
    Bali
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +(62) 361 87 0000
    Other:
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    White Sand Beach
    Beaches
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    Stan L Says:

    Hidden on the coast of East Bali, just past Candidasa, this beach is lined by coconut trees and small Balinese warung (kiosks) selling soft drinks and snacks, as well as snorkel gear to rent. A great place to escape the hustle of busy South Bali!

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Bring your own snorkel gear or rent it locally.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 31 things to do in Karangasem
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Dirt road walk 07/23/2015
    • Not white sand beach 07/23/2015
    • White Sand Beach
    Address:
    Pantai Pasir Putih
    Bugbug is the name of the city / it's near Tumbu/Jasri - on the map it's not showen
    Bali between candidasa and amlapura
    Indonesia
    Other:
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    WakaLandCruise - Day Tours
    Boat Tours
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    Stan L Says:

    This is not your usual temple, rice field and shopping tour! The WakaLandCruise transports you by rugged 4x4, along narrow roads and through small picturesque villages that few people ever get to visit. Plus, the day ends with a fantastic lunch at their own Bamboo Forest Restaurant.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Many local operators offer similar itineraries (if more on-the-beaten-track than this one). Compare prices and reviews online.
    • Ask for one of their refurbished 4x4 vehicles, with powerful air-conditioning.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #228 of 445 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Bali
    • If we ever had a guide that changed our mindset 07/04/2015
    • Fraud tours 04/21/2015
    • WakaLandCruise - Day Tours
    Address:
    Jl.Imam Bonjol 467,
    Denpasar
    Bali
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 62361484085
    Other:
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    Sekumpul Waterfalls
    Waterfalls
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    Stan L Says:

    Probably the best waterfall experience there is in Bali — Sekumpul is a hidden gem that requires quite a bit of exercise to get to! (Hence you'll only ever see a few other visitors there.)

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you're not a good walker then consider visiting one of the other, more easily accessible, waterfalls.
    • Bring a bathing suit, change of clothes and strong sandals or shoes that can get wet.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Singaraja
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Breathtaking 07/28/2015
    • Fantastic. 07/26/2015
    • Sekumpul Waterfalls
    Address:
    Sekumpul Village, Sawan District, Buleleng
    Singaraja, Bali
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    6281805473427
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    Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Monastery
    Religious Sites
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    Stan L Says:

    You see so many Hindu temples dotted around Bali that it's easy to forget that a thriving Buddhist community exists here, as well. Brahma Vihara is an active monastery that you can access by donation, and a great place to wind down, and perhaps enjoy a little meditation time.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Bring your own sarong or borrow one at the entrance.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Buleleng
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Tranquilizing 06/26/2015
    • Brahmavira Arama Buddhist Monastery. 06/21/2015
    • Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Monastery
    Address:
    Banjar Tegeha
    Buleleng
    Bali
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    0362 92954
    Other:
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    Bamboo Forest Restaurant
    Restaurants
    Stan L Says:

    This amazing little restaurant is very well hidden and only known by a selected few. With an amazing setting right in the middle of the rain forest and an all-you-can eat buffet style Balinese lunch, it's well worth taking the time to discover.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Print a copy of the map: this place is so off-the-beaten-track that there's a good chance your driver doesn't even know about it!
    • Ask the front desk or hotel concierge to help call and make a reservation one day in advance.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2,337 of 3,419 restaurants in Bali
    • Beautiful location 01/24/2015
    • Suasana Sangat Nyaman Masakan Lezat 01/29/2015
    • Bamboo Forest Restaurant
    Address:
    Dalam Sari Temple
    WakaLandCruise Resort
    Tabanan, Bali
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 484 085
    Other:
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    Menjangan Island
    Reefs
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    Stan L Says:

    Menjangan is a little island on the northwest coast of Bali, situated in the West Bali National Park. It's a paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers alike, with vibrant colored reefs to explore and schools of fish to swim among.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Charter your own boat for half a day or a full day and explore at your own pace.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Pemuteran
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Off to see the fishes 07/29/2015
    • a must visit snorkeling site in Bali 07/29/2015
    • Menjangan Island
    Address:
    Jl. Mimpi Resort Menjangan
    Banyuwedang, West Bali National Park, Buleleng - Bali.
    Pemuteran, Bali 81155
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    6281338718760
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