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bali tour 2018

nice beach to hang out;not to much people.you have to go early in the morning,best vieuws ever and... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
Igor F
Beautiful, quiet spot

Balian Beach is a real gem. So quiet, friendly locals and stress-free tourists. Lots of places to... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
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| Desa Lalah Linggah, Selemadeg Barat, Tabanan, Indonesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Balian Beach is an amazing place with great restaurants, activities and accommodation. An activity that stood out to us was Nicky Yoga, this is at the junction to Secret Bay. Nicky is a great yoga instructor and the environment was peaceful and zen. We ended...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Bradley W
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Ah, Balian! What a lovely place. No wonder the word Balian means “Healer” in Balinese. This is a place full of charm where you can truly relax.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank koilee
Reviewed October 5, 2018

It took 1.5 hours to get there but was worth the drive. Surf boards can be hired there but better to take your own and stay for a week. It's like old Bali, just a couple of nice hotels and bars, no vendors. One hotel...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

nice beach to hang out;not to much people.you have to go early in the morning,best vieuws ever and calm

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Igor F
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

Balian Beach is a real gem. So quiet, friendly locals and stress-free tourists. Lots of places to grab a bite to eat, a few spots for a massage, peaceful walks and a surfing beach. We all love it - and we have 3 more days...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ptfitz198
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

This place is famous for the surf, but it’s a cute black sand beach at the end of a small road (with a tiny road sign). I think this is the real deal Bali of old school. It looks like a great place for a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank TallyHo_8
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

If you like an authentic Balian surrounding with a nice portion of tourism you should enjoy Balian Beach. It's a quiet village with nice places to sit and eat, it's a surf spot (I cannot tell more about that since I don't surf, but it's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hilke A
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing villa to stay at! Jamie and Wendy have thought of everything. A perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy some quality time away from the hustle and bustle. Nestled amongst the luscious palms and tropical rain forest with oceans...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank markeem
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in a beautiful place closely located to Balian beach just the east side of the river at the end of Feb. Our selection to stay there was partly driven by some of the reviews suggesting the beach was remote and offered beautiful views....More

Date of experience: February 2018
5  Thank WK13
Reviewed January 19, 2018

A stunning sunset walk destination, showcases tne sublime West Bali dusk...a romantic destination for couples and just a few minutes drive if you're staying in Medewi.... great proposal spot!!! .

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Aimee M
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Kirra P
February 17, 2018|
Response from Sonar D | Property representative |
Hi Kirra If you meant Ocean View Villa, its own and operate by Jamie and Wendy You can book it thru airbnb
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September 3, 2017|
Response from MoanaNZSUP | Reviewed this property |
Hi, being in Balian will definitely keep you out of the crowds, it's s very quite surf and yoga destination on a black sandy beach by the river mouth. Really chilled and great waves. The road north from the Balian turn... More
August 3, 2016|
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Response from Kitesurfingtheworld | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sue, pondok pataya is right on the beach with a good size pool overlooking the surf break, beautiful location, dont go there for the shopping !
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Just wanted some advice on my planning First time to Bali couple in our 20s, we want to experience a bit of everything We are traveling in January For the first 3 nights my girlfriend and I are staying in a villa in Seminyak after will be going to Uluwatu for 2 nights, followed by Ubud for 3 nights. Not really sure where we should go next, I've considered Nusa Lembongan, the Gilis, or near Balian Beach. I'm open for anything, really need suggestion on where to finish the end of my...More
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Hi all, I'm going to spend two weeks in Indonesia with a group of friends from august the 12nd to the 26th. After a little bit of reading i imagined the following route: 13 Jakarta - Yogyakarta flight, Prambanan in the afternoon; 14 Borobudur (sunrise), Yogyakarta - Bali flight, arrival to Ubud in the late afternoon/evening; 15 Ubud; 16 Ubud; 17 Ubud - Labuan Lalang (visiting Pura Tanah Lot - Balian Beach - Pura Rambut Siwi while going); 18 Labuan Lalang (Taman National Bali Barat); ...More
April 25, 2017|
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DaniloS88, hi 1/ Yeah.. i would say its tight , yet still doable as you did not overtax your plan, and this is very wise - i applaud you!. BUT.... ( there is always a BUT) i would cut Gili from your plan and do Bali more credit. Especially if you are a person who << like to enjoy places not in a hurry>> and have only two weeks. 2/ arrival to the country via CGK is always a mistake. JOG is an international airport too and you can explore/ enjoy the destination right after...More
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Hello, I will be visiting Bali for the first time this July and am interested in art and culture. I've been searching online for festivals and ceremonies - it looks like Purnama Karo is happening July 27? Is that correct? And that in particular there's a temple in Tabanan where it's happening? My dates/locations aren't final yet, so I'm trying to plan around festivals/ceremonies if possible. I was thinking of staying at Balian Beach on July 27, which seems like it would work well for the...More
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