Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
The Monkey Forest is a sacred forest full of ravenous monkeys. Officially called Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana, it houses three holy temples – Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal (temple of the dead), Pura Prajapati (temple of the animal) and Pura Beji (temple of bathing). Other than that, monkeys are obviously the most popular attraction of this forest. However, they are known to be greedy and dangerous. So be careful that you are not carrying anything to eat. Sellers outside the forest entrance will try and sell you bananas to feed the monkeys, but please don't buy them. Feeding the monkeys can be risky.Opening hours: All days, 8am to 6pmCost: Rp50,000 (₹240) for adults, Rp40,000 (₹192) for children.
Goa Gajah Elephant Cave is an archeological site famous for its collection of historical sites. The most popular part here is a cave dating back to the ninth century with an ornately carved demon's mouth as its entrance. Inside are some fragmented lingas and yonis, a statue of Ganesha and some Buddhist stupa fragments. Wearing a sarong or a waist sash before entering the temple is compulsory. The same are available in shops at the entrance of the temple.Opening hours: All days, 8am to 4pmCost: Rp 15,000 (₹75) for adults, Rp 7,500 (₹36) for children.
Gili Islands is a group of three little islands- Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, located on the east of Bali and a mere 2 hours ferry ride away. Famous for its scuba spots, this island comprises mostly of diving shops and restaurant/pubs. The main mode of transport is cycle and horse cart as no motor-vehicles is permitted. With its huge backpacker’s crowd and cheap alcohol, this island has a very vibrant nightlife. The crowd moves around as pubs shut and finally converge to one place. Sama-Sama bar has good reggae music and is a must visit.
North and east Bali are more into live bands rather than clubs. The south eastern islands have a few party places. Gili Islands have great beach parties.Some tipsExchange your currency at Legian Street, everywhere else in the Island will be lower rateCarry water bottle and fill it when you find water dispenser, you will save tons of moneyEat at Warungs, same food in a restaurant will be double the priceTake your own medicines and bandaids and first aid kit, doctors are extremely expensiveThere is no public transport and taxis are expensive, so either use a bike or take shuttle buses
Sanur Beach is for those who wish to enjoy the beach life sans the rowdy crowds. Also a 30-minute drive form Sunrise House, it has a relaxed coastal ambience and is the opposite of Kuta, both in characteristics and nuance. An eclectic mix of restaurants, shops and bars with innovative and modern entertainment venues makes Sanur Beach an ideal destination for some laid-back beach time. While here, do pay Pura Blanjong Temple and the Serangan Island Turtle Conservation Centre a visit.
Green Bowl Beach
Green bowl beachGreen bowl beach is a hidden treasure and is unexplored among the tourists. We reached this place in the noon. There are about 300 stairs leading down to this beautiful paradise. Less crowd, shallow beach with stones that gives this place it's name. There are two beautiful limestone caves on the beach and the best time to visit is in the evening.
Paragliding at the Pandava Beach This is one of the best things we did in Bali (another bucket list ticked, while I would like to do it again but in a different terrain now). Its best to book it online in Bali. The guys are super safe and not for a moment did I feel scared or unsure. Within moments of getting into the gear I was up in the sky with wind in my hair, sun on my face and clear blue water and white sand underneath. Pandava beach is one of the best beaches in Bali &amp; the view was spectacular. It was a ride of a lifetime, till I started feeling sick (guess my vertigo problem kicked in ☹️). Overall, it’s a must do in Bali
2) Must visits/must dos : #TannahLot Temple, Sea diving with dolphins at the #LovinaBeach, Drive to #Bratanlake and surrounded vicinity,Early morning trek to #MountBatur, Visit coffee plantations and taste innumerous flavors of tea and coffee,Explore #Ubud and stay a night there, Get lost in the Night life at Kuta Beach, Rent a cycle and explore mystery beaches around Nusa Dusa
We went to this island for diving which has lot of corals , one can even donate & plant a coral. Lot of Blue Sea Stars can be seen here. Spectacular structures underwater. I did my last dive here which was the longest and deepest we went was 15m= 45 feet! My certification course ended here after all my theory, confined pool sessions and skills in the sea! It was a day when my Dream came True! Evening we went for a good dinner to celebrate & enjoy my success!
Day 10: Morning Surf Lessons •Breakfast at the Villa •You can rent a scooter and go shopping or just laze around by the pool at the villa• Evening – Last Supper! •It’s time to sit back and recall all the memories of last 10 days on this trip. •We’ve got BBQ and Beers arranged for you for a mellow closing party of the trip.
Campuhan Ridge Walk
Take A Walk On The Campuhan RidgeThe Campuhan Ridge walk is an easy 9km nature trek. It is a great way to enjoy the sights of green Ubud. The Campuhan Valley is lined with dense foliage and the starting point to this ridge walk is easy to identify and reach. A small concrete path from the entrance of the boutique hotel Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas and Spa leads straight to the ridge over the Campuhan River. The bridge leads to the stunning Pura Gunung Lebah temple complex. The entire trek is marked with signboards and very easy to navigate. The best time to enjoy the Campuhan Ridge Walk is early morning and late afternoon, when the temperature is cool and when the skies show their best hues during sunrise and sunset. You don't need a guide to do this and the trek is free, but do remember to wear comfortable shoes and clothing!
5) Diving /Snorkelling - I would recommend that you do this on the second day of your trip since you should not be flying for 48 hours after you have done diving ( which is why i could not do diving but snorkelling. Snorkelling at Nusa Dua or Amed are the best in town . This is a small personalised Itinerary that can be followed while you are travelling. For all Bookings , car renting , Bike renting, Snorkelling equipments, Diving Instructors information you can drop me a message. The Hotel is just beautiful and the staff is awesome
before our final stop at the sunset point and beach waters at Pantai Berawa. It was the perfect place for the final stop of the day and this calm was the ideal conclusion to my road trip!Whether it was the span of nature's wondrous creations or the warmth and happiness infectious around the locals, I took my leave with a belief that travelling connects you to people beyond the need of words. So in true Balinese style- "Sampai Jumpa!"
My favorite place was Pink Beach. It’s named for the sand, literally pink, caused by red coral washing up and being ground by the constant pressure of the tide and the waves. Snorkeling here was the best I have ever experienced and yet it isn’t even the best in Indonesia. From a cliff above the beach I surveyed our paradise and thought again about life, how glad I was to be alive; how alive I felt being so enveloped in nature, without cares and worries to distract me from the beauty. For as long as we could we bobbed and swam and floated in the beautiful water, appreciating the bounty of life and the gift of another day. None of us know how long we are guaranteed and the blessing of being able to spend a few days living in the Komodo Islands may be one of the greatest I have ever had, one of those experiences after which one tends to say, mostly joking, “I can die happy.”
Here visitors can lounge in the pool underneath, letting the thundering water splash around you. If you can climb down stairs and back up, you can easily visit the water fall in an hour. If you are gun for a trek then this one is apt for you. Its a good 20-30 minutes of trek over a patch of rough rocks, do ensure that you have your sports shoes on as its time to burn some of those extra pounds.
Gili Meno Beach
The boat rides from Gili Meno may not be rare, but they sure are expensive. The two times you get public ferries to Gili Meno are in the morning at 9 and evening at 4. However, a more swift option is in the many private boats that can take you to Gili Meno in about 200,000 Indonesian Rupiah, if you are lucky. The key is to bargain, or talk to fellow travelers who could share the expenses with you.The Seri resort at Gili Meno is one of island's prime properties with breathtakingly beautiful views and calm blue waters. The resort staff greeted us with a welcome drink and helped us with further information about the island. Thanks to my travel companion Ben, I had the experience of a lifetime in snorkeling, despite not knowing how to swim. Of course, you don't need to know how to swim but a little lesson in doggy paddle can help you explore the underwater amazement with great ease.As the evening came to a close, the seclusion on the island grew deeper with street lights only available next to private properties and local bars/restaurants. However, it was then in the solitude of the seclusion hindered by the constant noise of the waves, that I realized the true meaning of going-further-back-in-time. As planned, I went to bed early (which is 1:00 a.m. island time) to make sure I don't miss the mesmerizing sunrise. And it was, undoubtedly the most beautiful experiences of my life. Sitting in front of orange, pink and golden sky and grey water that quickly turned to blue as the sun rose in its full glory, was an indescribable moment (Recommendation : keep Britt Nicole's track - The sun is rising on your iPod, if you wish to add more soul to the scenic wonders)
Batu Belig Beach
After lazy morning and heavy breakfast we headed to Tanah Lot Temple. Only negative about Bali is that there is huge traffic jam due to narrow roads. Lot of time is wasted in travelling from one place to another. Marked as sea temple, tanah lot offers spectacular views of sea in the evening. Nearby is a small market that offers various balinese cuisines and dresses to pick from. After clicking beautiful pictures and viewing sunset we headed to our next stop Bali Hai Cruise.Travel tip: If you want to go shopping then remember bargaining is allowed in Bali.
Melasti BeachA 15 minutes drive from green bowl takes you to the Melasti beach. You will hardly find tourists here as this beach is famous only among the locals. There are many photo stop overs on the way and you will enjoy this ride. You can almost drive your vehicle on to the beach.
Another activity not to be missed is their rafting! Paddling along the valley against the water current at the foot of the mountain enjoying the picturesque of mountains that passes you was such an enjoyment. We did our rafting with Alam Amazing Adventure at discounted rate through our guide! The rafting adventure will take 2.5 hours and around 16 km along the Telaga Waja river. During the raft you will pass some bamboo bridges, waterfall and have a last action jump at Bajing dam which are 4 metres high. After rafting, just walk a few minutes back to the shower and changing room facilities and buffet lunch will served at their River side Restaurant with Indonesian Food and during lunch time you will be able to see your Bali rafting adventures and choose if you would like to be burn into CD for IDR 350,000. One interesting thing about them is that, you can either choose to walk down the paddy rice field to the starting point or you can choose the flying fox route down! The whole journey was fun-filling one with our jovial river guide and to mention, all the bali guides were really friendly, you can easily strike a conversation with them be it to know more about bali or some random chats! There's schedule for the rafting too, do check out the link given for more details!Address: Perum. Mekar II Block C4 No. 4, Jl. Mekar, Bali 80221, IndonesiaIf you like to know more about their culture and traditions, it's good to visit some of the following places and experience it yourself.
Yeh Pulu is a complex structure with sites similar to Goa Gajah. The carvings go back to the fourteenth or fifteenth century, and are set in a very attractive rice field. It's a 45 minute walk from Goa Gajah to Yeh Pulu and is recommended to be taken with a guide as you will be crossing rice fields enroute. There is a holy well here and the residing priest happily blesses people with the water. The dress code is the same as Goa Gajah. This place is recommended because it is slightly hidden and much less crowded as compared to Goa Gajah.Opening hours: All days, 7am to 6pmCost: Rp 15,000 (₹75)