The town of Ubud, on the Indonesian island of Bali, is spellbinding. Only a few days in this lively yoga community among the rice fields will leave you feeling relaxed and reflective. I stayed for two wonderful months in Bali and returned to Ubud a year later, like many travellers who fall in love with […]
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Bali is an incredibly special island, full of spirituality and beauty. But it is becoming increasingly busy so you need to know where to go.
To the south of the island you have Uluwatu and Sanur, where I found a fabulous beachfront yoga studio and went back to school to learn Balinese massage. To the east you have the laid-back black sand beach resorts of Amed, where you can scuba dive a famous shipwreck. From Amed you can catch a fast boat to the nearby Gili Islands which are well-loved by backpackers.
In the heart of Bali, among the forested mountains you will find the peaceful village of Munduk where you can explore the waterfalls, see incredible sunsets and embark on a thrilling off-road adventure tour. Then to the west you have the lesser known beach towns of Pemuteran and Balian which are well worth a visit.
Browse my posts below for my top tips on the best Bali destinations and inspiring things to do in Bali. Alternatively, read my round-up of all the most stunning places to visit in Bali here.
Some people complain that Bali is getting too touristy, but you can still find little havens of paradise in Bali off the beaten track. The key is to know where to go. The best Bali hidden gems include the tiny towns of Amed, Munduk, Balian and Pemuteran. Here are some of the most beautiful places […]
In the heart of Bali, nestled between forest-covered mountains and verdant rice fields, lies the remote village of Munduk. This is the perfect place for an off-road Bali buggy adventure that was our most thrilling day out on the island. Our home for this week was the wonderful, family-run Aditya Homestay, where we were warmly welcomed by the […]
Gili Trawangan, one of the Gili islands, is a popular side trip from Bali for backpackers seeking scuba diving, beaches and parties. Its laid-back vibe is so captivating, you may come for a few days and end up staying for a fortnight. Here are the best backpackers Gili Trawangan travel tips. How to get to Gili […]