Bali is a cultural hotpot that can fill up your camera reel with picturesque frames and unique activities. The first thought that comes to our mind while planning a Bali vacation is the Bali swing and the lush rice fields. But did you know that this South-East Asian treasure trove has much more up its sleeves than it seems? Today, we have listed some of the best-hidden places in Bali which can help you enjoy a taste of paradise in its most virgin form.
Hidden Places in Bali for perfect holidays
Les Village, Tejakula
The secluded Les Village can help you enjoy solitude as you watch the local farmers on its empty coast. A sustainable eco-tourism project started in this Northern retreat a few years back but still holds a feeling of virgin Bali. The biggest attraction of Les Village is the Yeh Mampeh waterfall, tucked away in the hillside. For reaching the waterfall, you need to trek through a lush jungle and cross a shallow river. Undoubtedly, the trek is worth basking in the beauty of the pouring shards.
Bayu Beach, Amed
Take a relaxed stroll along this seafront in Bali whose windswept stretch remains empty most of the time. You are bound to have a rejuvenating time while walking on the soft volcanic sand which glitters in the sun. Finally, you can cool off by snorkeling and swimming in the pristine water. The beach is backed by an excellent hillside panorama while a gentle stream trickles down into the ocean. Once you have enjoyed the abundant beauty of mother nature, it’s time to witness the traditional Melasti ceremony or Balinese beach cremation.
Golden Valley of Waterfalls, Gobleg
Get ready to witness the heart-stopping views of the twin lakes in Gobleg which easily finds their spot in our list of hidden places in Bali. If you aren’t wary of making a journey far up North, this breathtaking region has much to offer with its bounty of hidden paths and trails. Gobleg has earned the nomenclature of the ‘golden valley of waterfalls’. With a chain of falls including Melanting, Labuhan Kebo, and Munduk linked together via paths through beautiful flora. You can plan your stay at the charming village of Munduk offering great options for lunch and even a few nights’ stay.
Gunung Kawi Water Temple, Sebatu
Gunung Kawi Sebatu is one of the best places to worship in Bali. This place is with a beautiful water complex and lush green gardens. This traditional water temple in South East Asia isn’t as frequented as its peers in Ubud. You can enjoy a raw flavor of Bali away from the hustle and bustle of tourists. The temple boasts a walled fresh spring bathing area with tranquil fountains. Thereafter, a golden carp pond lined with lily pads.
Sangeh Monkey Forest
The Sangeh Monkey Forest is a secret spot in Bali to see monkeys sans the crowd which can be spotted at its famous sister in Ubud. This region is home to 700 long-tail Macaques. You will find a towering 17th Century temple at the heart of Sangeh Monkey Forest complete with signature Balinese statues and mossy walls. Especially, you will find Balinese couples at this venue who come for their wedding photography.
The Sideman village is nestled between the famous Klungkung and the Besakih Temple. You can treat your eyes to panoramic views of jungles, hills, and rice paddies basking underneath the great Mount Agung. If you are planning to experience the flavor of rural Bali, then we recommend this eastern region of Bali. You can mingle with local craftsmen, and farming communities while unwinding in the Sideman village.
To summarize, spectacular waterfalls, abundant natural beauty, mystical temples, and breathtaking sunsets make Bali look straight out of an artist’s imagination. With countless activities to undertake in Bali, you won’t face any shortage of places to explore. If frequently visited sights and tourist traps aren’t your things, then Bali can deliver a once-in-a-lifetime experience.