17 EPIC Things To Do In Nusa Penida! (UPDATED 2021)

17 EPIC Things To Do In Nusa Penida! (UPDATED 2021)

Not sure what to do in Nusa Penida? Worry not!

Compared to the island of Bali, Nusa Penida’s charm comes from its rustic and unspoiled elements. Untouched beaches, jagged cliffs, and lush landscapes make Nusa Penida one of the most up-and-coming destinations in Indonesia.

Nusa Penida is simply a must on any Bali itinerary.

Because Penida Island (Nusa means island in Indonesian) is fairly lacking in amenities and infrastructures, proper planning is required.

That is why we have written this post on the 17 best things to do in Nusa Penida so you can plan your visit!

Enjoy! 

How to Get to Nusa Penida From Bali

How To Get To Nusa Penida

Getting from Bali to Nusa Penida is super simple. You simply need to take a taxi, a Grab, or GoJet to Sanur port and catch one of the many fast boats to Nusa Penida.

Fast boats to Nusa Penida are operated by numerous private companies, so chances are, you will find one that departs close to when you arrive. One thing you must do when you purchase your Nusa Penida ferry ticket is bargaining.

Many tourists get ripped off by these so-called official fast boat companies and pay much more than what they are supposed to. If you are paying more than 200k IDR, you are getting ripped off.

That is why we highly recommend you to purchase your ticket online so you can get a fair price and avoid the stress of haggling.

The boat ride takes about 30 minutes to get from Sanur to Nusa Penida, but it is usually a pretty rough and bumpy ride. If you have motion sickness, we highly recommend taking a motion-sickness pill beforehand.

When boarding the fast boat to Nusa Penida, you have to walk in knee-high (sometimes crotch-high) water.

Just plan beforehand so you don’t wet the things you don’t want to!!

Nusa Penida Attractions Map

Located above is a Nusa Penida map featuring all the attractions we will be talking about. As you can see, most of the attractions are located on the perimeter of Penida Island. But because of the lack of infrastructure on Nusa Penida, it makes visiting them very difficult.

The map will allow you to properly allocate your time and plan your Nusa Penida itinerary well.

For more information, click the toggle at the upper-right corner of the map to see the list of attractions featured.

Getting Around Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida Ferry

When it comes to getting around on Nusa Penida, there are only 2 options: scooters or a private car.

Because infrastructure on the island is still developing, scooters tend to be faster to get around, but many roads can often pose a challenge for them. If you are not familiar with a motorbike, then you might not want to consider this option.

Learn more about renting a motorbike in Nusa Penida!

On the other hand, hiring a private car and driver allows maximum comfort such as A/C and a smooth ride, but often takes longer to get to your destination. This option is also a lot more costly if you are traveling to Nusa Penida solo (though still extremely affordable compared to places like USA).

Find out more about hiring a private car in Nusa Penida!

If you do decide to drive a scooter, there are certain things you must be aware of.

Some roads on Nusa Penida are nearly undrivable and are often unpaved, filled with potholes, steep, or a combination of those. You want to make sure that the headlights of your motorbike are functioning properly. There are no lights outside the main town of the island, Tojapakeh.

Cell service is also lacking in many parts of the island. If you are driving around the island, make sure you have offline maps installed either via Google Maps or maps.me. You do not want to get stranded with no cell service!

Nusa Penida Tours / Day Trip From Bali

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Because the island is fairly difficult to navigate on your own, many visitors decide to take one of the many Nusa Penida tours offered in Bali. These tours often consist of taking a day trip to Nusa Penida with transportation and tickets covered.

Tours are excellent options for anyone with a short time in Bali and only want to check out the best places to visit in Nusa Penida (such as the Kelingking T-Rex Beach or Angel’s Billabong). Keep in mind that because of the size of Nusa Penida, many day trips can only focus either on the west or the east side of the island.

However, you can opt to take a day tour to Nusa Penida and decide to stay an extra day to explore the rest of the island. But you will have to find a way to get around on the extra days.

Learn more about day tours to Nusa Penida here!

Best Things To Do In Nusa Penida

1. Go Snorkeling!

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Snorkeling is one of the biggest attractions in Nusa Penida. Surrounding the Nusa Islands (Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan & Nusa Penida) are some of the most pristine marine environments in Indonesia.

Because of the island’s location, nutrient-rich (and strong) currents cultivate diverse marine life and excellent coral reef conditions.

There are many places to go snorkeling in Nusa Penida, depending on what you want to see.

The most beginner-friendly location for snorkeling is Crystal Bay, a small sandy beach featuring beautiful coral reefs and crystal-clear (hence the name) water. Experienced snorkelers can rent out life jackets and snorkels from the locals that run the stores there.

Another incredibly popular snorkeling location on Nusa Penida is Manta Point. As the name suggests, this small bay is a popular location for swimming with manta rays, an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, you must go on a tour if you wish to snorkel there.

There are many other incredible snorkeling locations in the Nusa Islands such as Budhha Point (an underwater Buddhist temple) and Gamat Bay.

Find out more about snorkeling on Nusa Penida here!

2. Visit Nusa Lembongan!

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Nusa Lembongan is one of the three Nusa Islands and can be easily accessed from Nusa Penida on a short boat ride. Compared to Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan is much smaller but features more amenities in terms of accommodations and restaurants.

Unlike Nusa Penida where a scooter or a car is needed to get around, visitors can explore Nusa Lembongan on foot easily.

One of the must-see attractions of Nusa Lembongan is Devil’s Tear. The powerful waves of the Nusa Islands are forced into a small cave, creating an enormous splash and a loud road. Be careful when visiting though, you will inevitably get wet from the mist! If you are close enough to see it, chances are, the water will reach you!

There are many other things to do in Nusa Lembongan, such as chilling by the Dream Beach with a drink in your hand or visiting the Mangrove Forest. Visitors can easily spend half a day or more in Nusa Lembongan.

3. Visit Nusa Ceningan!

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Nusa Ceningan is the smallest of the three Nusa Islands. It is connected to Nusa Lembongan by the picturesque Yellow Bridge. Because there aren’t enough things to do to spend an entire day here, we highly recommended combining your visit to Nusa Ceningan with Nusa Lembongan.

Nusa Ceningan is arguably the quietest of the three islands, and visitors can take advantage of that on beaches like the Secret Beach and Dream Beach. Come and relax on pristine and quiet beaches without having to commute for a long time!

4. Stay At The Famous Rumah Pohon Treehouse In Nusa Penida

Rumah Pohon Treehouse Nusa Penida Must See

The Instagram-famous Rumah Pohon Treehouse In Nusa Penida is a must-see for anyone wanting to take some incredible photos.

Located next to the Thousand Islands Viewpoint, the Rumah Poho Treehouse is one of the best places to stay in Nusa Penida for anyone that appreciates magical sunrises/sunsets and dramatic landscapes.

To capture this beautiful view, we recommend staying at one of the treehouses in Rumah Pohon. Though not one of the most luxurious accommodations on Nusa Penida, guests are rewarded with panoramic sea views, birdsongs at dawn and dusk, and the opportunity to stay in a treehouse!

The sunrise at this Nusa Penida treehouse is simply unworldy. Visitors can also pay to enter the property just for photos.

Find out more about the Rumah Pohon Treehouse in Nusa Penida here!

Best Places To Visit In Nusa Penida

1. Angel’s Billabong

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As Nusa Penida’s natural infinity pool, visiting Angel’s Billabong is one of the top things to do on Nusa Penida.

Because Angel’s Billabong is a tidal pool, picking the proper time to visit it is essential. Visit during high tide and you won’t find much to see. However, if you visit during low tide, the magical infinity pool be will at its prime for viewing. The shallow pool of water allows visitors to easily see the intricate rock formations underneath the surface.

However, during this time, it might be a little more difficult to get a dip in its refreshing water. There are a few spots that are a little deeper if you insist on getting a cold dip.

Because Angel’s Billabong is frequently included on any Nusa Penida tours, visiting in the early morning or sunset can help minimize the number of tourists. Finding the perfect time when the tide’s low and the number of tourists at its minimum is the key to visiting Angel’s Billabong.

2. Broken Beach (Pasih Uug)

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Located adjacent to Angel’s Billabong is another one of Nusa Penida’s must-see places – Broken Beach. This small cove earned its name from the unique archway that juts into the sea, allowing seawater to flow in and out.

Though it is impossible to go for a swim in the cove, visitors can admire this astonishing geological formation from above. If you would like to take a dip in the refreshing water, you can do so at the nearby Angel’s Billabong.

There are numerous “cafes” around here for you to chill out and enjoy the scenery. Because this attraction is on the west coast of Nusa Penida, it makes for a wonderful location to catch the sunset. Just make sure you have a safe way home!

3. Peguyangan Waterfall

Peguyangan Waterfall is one of the few “waterfalls” on Nusa Penida. We say “waterfall” in quotes because unlike the waterfalls in Bali that are massive and powerful, Peguyangan Waterfall is small and tiny. It is a waterfall by definition because there is water falling, but don’t expect anything spectacular.

Want a spectacular waterfall? Check out Nungung Waterall in Bali!

However, what makes Peguyangan Waterfall one of my favorite places in Nusa Penida is not the waterfall itself but the 45-minute cliffside hike that offers the most incredible views on Nusa Penida.

After you hike down the iconic blue steps, you will reach the bottom of the Peguyangan Waterfall, where a small temple exists. Because of this, visitors must wear a sarong (rentable at the beginning of the hike) to visit. If you are lucky, you might even see locals performing a religious ceremony here.

We were told that the water at Peguyangan Waterfall is one of the main freshwater sources for the villages nearby, and many locals carry jugs of it back to the top everyday!

Your adventure doesn’t end at the temple because there are a few small hidden natural pools at the back of the temple. Keep going down as far as possible and you will reach these fresh natural pools with views of crashing views. You could literally spend hours here just admiring nature at its finest!

4. Tembeling Beach And Forest

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Tembeling Beach and Forest is one of the best hidden gems on Nusa Penida. That is partly because the journey to Tembeling Beach and Forest is long and treacherous. But anyone that brave the adventure is rewarded with a lush forest, refreshingly natural pools, and a beach with jaw-dropping sea views.

When you visit Tembeling Beach and Forest, you will arrive at its parking lot. Once you arrive here you can either drive your scooter down the steep, gravelly and treacherous road for about 10 minutes or walk for 30 minutes. If you aren’t an experienced motorbiker, we highly recommend you to walk.

Once you arrive at the bottom, you can first explore the lush Tembeling Forest, something that is fairly unique on Nusa Penida. It looks like it belongs to the lush jungles of Ubud in Bali.

After exploring the forest, make sure you check out the two natural pools. One of these pools is decorated with traditional elements because water rituals are performed here. The second natural pool offers incredible views of Tembeling Beach.

When it comes to beaches on Nusa Penida, Tembeling Beach isn’t something to write home about. Compared to Kelingking Beach or Diamond Beach, it is just average. Nonetheless, it is nice to have the option.

Be careful of the currents here and the rocks, swimming is generally not done at Tembeling Beach. 

5. Goa Giri Putri Temple

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If you are tired of the dramatic cliffs and white sand beaches, why not go for a change and explore the Goa Giri Putri Temple. Unlike other temples in Bali, the Goa Giri Putri Temple is a cave temple. In fact, it is the largest cave temple on Nusa Penida.

After putting on a sarong and blessed by holy water, jump through a tiny crack in the rocks and it will lead you inside the cave temple. Don’t be intimidated by the tiny opening, the inside of the cave temple is huge and can accommodate up to several thousand guests.

If you are lucky, you might even witness religious ceremonies that occur frequently here. If not, the strong smell of incense and the various religious artifact will give you a glimpse of what happens here. 

6. Thousand Islands Viewpoint

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The incredible landscapes at Thousand Islands Viewpoint is one of Nusa Penida’s best points of interest. Situated on a hilltop, this vantage point looks over Diamond Beach and offers panoramic sea views. It earned its name from the several islands that can be seen at this location.

Because this viewpoint is located on the east side of Nusa Penida, we highly recommend planning your visit for dawn. If you can get up early enough to catch the sunrise from the Thousand Islands Viewpoint, your life won’t be the same then.

Adjacent to the Thousand Islands Viewpoint is the famous Rumah Pohon Treehouse, an accommodation known for its treehouses with dramatic views. Though staying at the Rumah Pohon Treehouse will allow you the best views (including sunrise views), visitors can pay the accommodation 25k IDR (at the time of writing) to enter and take photos!

7. Seganing Waterfall

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When it comes to Seganing Waterfall, the journey is more exciting than the destination. And when we mean journey, we mean being sandwiched between sheer cliffs and numerous wooden sticks (acting as a fence) as you make your way down to the bottom of the falls.

This Nusa Penida attraction is not for everyone because it requires a little bit of rock climbing in certain places and traversing through a cliffside terrain. At the end of the descent, you will reach the rather unimpressive Seganing Waterfall.

Similar to Peguyangan Waterfall, Seganing Waterfall is a waterfall by definition. A small stream of water trickles from the side of the mountain towards the sea. If you are lucky, there are some small natural pools where you can take a dip in. But generally, don’t expect to swim at Seganing Waterfall.

7. Teletubbies Hill

Teletubbies Hill Nusa Penida Treehouse

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Teletubbies Hill is the only thing to do in Nusa Penida that isn’t located on the perimeter of the island or involve water. Named after the hills in the show “Teletubbies”, the Teletubbies Hill is a lush and tranquil spot to just chill and admire the beautiful scenery.

Here visitors will get a glimpse into the daily lives of Nusa Penida as they watch the locals work in the fields and children play on the roads. Seeing the rolling hills and rice fields at eye-level is impressive. However, if you have a drone, you will unlock breath-taking views of the vast fields of contours, outlines and more.

The Teletubbies Hill is at its lushest during the rainy season. At this time, it is a charming bright green color that will bless your eyes!

8. Manta Point

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Snorkeling isn’t the only way to see manta rays on Nusa Penida. Located on the southern part of the island is Manta Point, a famous snorkeling spot to see the manta rays.

However, what many don’t know are the cliffs that surround Manta Point are a great spot to see the Manta Rays from above. On a clear day where the water is nice and blue, visitors can see the silhouette of these massive and exotic marine animals.

Though it doesn’t compare to seeing them up and personal, it might be a good option for anyone that has a fear of them. The cliffs at Manta Point are also an excellent spot to enjoy the overall dramatic cliffs and breathtaking views.

Best Beaches In Nusa Penida

1. Kelingking Beach (Nusa Penida’s “T-Rex”)

Kelingking Beach Things To See In Nusa Penida

Kelingking Beach, otherwise known as Nusa Penida’s T-Rex Beach, is one of the must-see places on Nusa Penida. Many visitors travel all the way from Bali (and all over the world) just to see this magnificent beach with their own eyes.

When we first discovered this place via Instagram, we knew we had to see it with ourselves. Let us tell you, Kelingking Beach looks even more impressive in person.

When visiting Kelinging Beach, you can decide to admire one of nature’s best creations from above or take the 45-minute trek to the beach. The viewpoint from above Kelingking Bech is enough to have you dream about it for years to come but the soft white-sand beach is equally mesmerizing.

The path down to the beach is steep and only guarded by wooden bamboo sticks. It might look somewhat dangerous but it is safe as long as you stay on the path. If it recently rained, reconsider going down to the beach as the path can be slippery.

After your long and sweaty hike, your first instinct might be to jump right into the turquoise water. However, be careful as the currents and waves are quite strong at Kelingking Beach. If you aren’t an experienced swimmer, we don’t recommend you going in too deep. 

Because this is the most popular thing to see in Nusa Penida, we highly recommend you visiting early in the morning or late in the evening before sunset. Kelingking Beach gets very popular in the midday when flocks of tourists from Bali come on a day trip to visit this iconic landscape.

2. Atuh Beach

Atuh Beach Nusa Penida

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Nestled between jagged cliffs and incredible offshore rock formation is one of the most gorgeous beaches on Nusa Penida – Atuh Beach.

Located on the unpopular east side of the island, Atuh Beach is a quiet spot where visitors can swim, lay on one of the sunbeds, have some nice local food from the small beachside restaurants, or for the adventurous, go cliff jumping.

Getting there is fairly simple on the scooter until you have reached the Atuh Beach/Diamond Beach Parking Lot.

From here, visitors need to embark on a 10-mine steep hill to the bottom of the beach. Don’t worry though, the hike isn’t too strenuous and won’t take your breath away, but the views as you approach this beautiful cove certainly will!

If you would like to swim at Atuh Beach, it is important that you visit during high tide. During low tide, the rocky shoreline will deter even the most enthusiastic swimmers.

3. Crystal Bay

Crystal Bay Nusa Penida Map

If you want to go swimming in Nusa Penida, then Crystal Bay’s calm waters are perfect. Unlike many of the other beaches that suffer from aggressive waves and dangerous currents, Crystal Bay’s protected cove promises a peaceful swim.

Crystal Bay is more than just a spot for swimming. Along the sandy shoreline are numerous “warungs” (small restaurants) selling typical Indonesian food such as nasi goreng and mie goreng.

After your meal, rent some snorkeling gears and explore the color coral reefs and marine life in Crystal Bay. Finish off your day with a coconut in your hand as you watch the fiery sun dip below the horizon!

4. Diamond Beach

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When it comes to the prettiest beaches in Nusa Penida, Diamond Beach is easily top 3. With a stone stairway leading to the soft white sand beach and the sheer cliffs surrounding it, it is almost too perfect. Combine those with the perfect blue skies and you are officially in a fairytale!

As you step on the narrow strip of untouched sand, it is an unworldly feeling to be sandwiched between a sheer rock wall and the beautiful sea.

The beach is named after the diamond-like rock formation offshore.

Though tempting, swimming in Diamond Beach is not recommended because of the strong currents. Be extra careful if you decide to go in the water at all. Because of the secludedness of this beach, you might be the only one there!

Best Beaches In Nusa Penida

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Best Hostel In Nusa Penida – Nuansa Penida

Located in Tojapakeh, Nuansa Penida is within walking distance to the ferry to/from Bali. Tojaapakeh is also the most developed part of Nusa Penida, so visitors can easily find motorbike rentals or tours for any activities on Nusa Penida.

Come enjoy a refreshing swim in their outdoor swimming pool. Dry yourself off by sun tanning on one of their charming sun loungers. Meet other travelers and go explore some of the best things to do in Nusa Penida together! Finish off the day with a chilled coconut or drink in their bar.

Nuansa Penida is the ultimate accommodation in Nusa Penida for anyone looking for the epitome of backpacking and hostel life.

Click here for more details!

Best Airbnb In Nusa Penida – Cubang Lantang Cottage

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If you are looking for an Airbnb in Nusa Penida with the very best sunset views, look no further. Cubang Lantang Cottage is the place for you.

Located in Tojapakeh, visitors are situated in the most developed part of Nusa Penida. Here guests will find the best restaurants, shops, and tour agencies for any of their needs.

However, when staying at Cubang Lantang Cottage, all the attractions in Nusa Penida might become dull. That is because of their dreamy infinity beach overlooking Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Lembongan and the glass-like sea around them.

The rooms are by no means luxurious, but they provide the basic necessities for a comfortable and cozy stay. However, you won’t be staying in your room for too long given how much there is to explore on Nusa Penida!

Click here for more information!

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15 Stunning Airbnbs in Bali You Cannot Miss!

15 Stunning Airbnbs in Bali You Cannot Miss!

Looking for the best Airbnb in Bali for your ultimate vacation?

We are here to help.

Known for its surreal beaches, lush nature, and amazing rice fields,  Bali is undeniably one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Consequently, there is a neverending number of accommodations and deciding where to stay in Bali is more difficult than ever. 

We know that staying in the perfect place in Bali is part of the quintessential Bali experience. That is why we have created this Bali Airbnb guide to help you plan your perfect trip!

Below we have handpicked 15 of our favorite Airbnbs in Bali that you cannot miss. This list includes private pool villas, charming cottages, exotic treehouses, and more!

Enjoy! 

Where To Stay In Bali?

Before we pick out the perfect Bali Airbnb, you must first decide which area in Bali you would like to stay in. Bali is a big island and not all the attractions are concentrated in one area. Getting from one popular area of Bali such as Kuta to another such as Ubud could take over an hour!

Ideally, if you have the perfect Bali itinerary, you would spend a few days in each place before moving to the next one, sampling bits and pieces of the island.  However, if there is something you really prefer, such as nature, nightlife, beach, and etc, then you must carefully select where you should stay in Bali.

Here we will talk about the 4 most popular neighborhoods to stay in Bali: Ubud, Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta!

Ubud – Lush Landscapes Nestled In The Balinese Jungle

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Nestled in the Balinese jungle, Ubud is our favorite place to stay in Bali. Surrounding Ubud are some of the most amazing waterfalls in Bali, such as Nungnung Waterfall, Tegenungan Waterfall, and Tukad Cepung Waterfall.

Not only will you find the best nature in Ubud, but the town and the surrounding area is filled with culture. Guests will find numerous temples in and around Ubud, something that is lacking in Seminyak and Kuta.

Guests looking for some of the most charming private pool villas in Bali will find them in Ubud, hidden behind wide stretches of rice fields (such as the Tegalalang Rice Terrace) or towering trees.

If your idea of a Bali trip is exploring some of its stunning nature (no beaches though), engaging in Balinese culture, and staying at an idyllic villa, Ubud is the ideal place for you.

Canggu – Hippie Surfer Paradise

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Next to some of the best waves in Bali, Canggu is a popular area to stay in Bali for surfers, hippies, and anyone that enjoys a laid-back vibe. This neighborhood is dotted with some of the most pristine beaches in Bali (equally as beautiful as Nusa Penida) that aren’t always overrun by tourists.

In Canggu, you will find lots of trendy restaurants and cafes, most of them serving nutritious health foods. Canggu is also home to some of the most popular beach clubs in Bali, such as Finn Beach Club and La Brisa. Many of these are great places to chill out and catch the sunset, or party it up at night!

A sucker for beaches? Check out Nusa Penida and its unspoiled beaches!

Seminyak – Best Nightlife in Bali

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If you want to party till sunrise and dance till you get blisters on your feet, then Seminyak is the perfect place to stay. Known as the most upscale neighborhood in Bali, Seminyak is filled with western restaurants, boutique shops, and trendy cafes.

If you are traveling Bali on a budget, you might want to avoid Seminyak. We got a shot of tequila for 200k IDR (~14 USD) at a club! Some of the most luxurious hotels in Bali are located in Seminyak. So if you want to stay somewhere in Bali for a special occasion, Seminyak might just be the perfect place.

Seminyak beaches, though not as tranquil and clean as the ones in Canggu, are incredible places to hang out during the day. Our favorite beach in Seminyak, the Double Six Beach, is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.

Seminyak might be one of our least favorite places to stay, as it is overrun by tourists and the Balinese culture here is slowly diminishing. Consider that when picking a place to stay in Bali.

Kuta – Closest Area To The Bali Airport

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Kuta is an area in Bali that is loved and hated at the same point. As the first developed area in Bali, Kuta is arguably the busiest place on the entire island. Usually, busy isn’t necessarily a terrible thing, but in Kuta, it is.

Pollution, traffic, and noise flood this highly-touristy neighborhood in Bali, and it isn’t exactly what you imagine when you dream of an island escape. Kuta has the highest concentrations of bars, nightclubs, and hotels on the island. If you are someone that likes to party and has the energy to go go go all the time, Kuta might suit you.

The only redeeming feature of Kuta is its proximity to the Ngurah Rai International Airport (Bali Airport) and its easy access to some decent beaches. It is also within walking distance of one of the biggest malls in Bali, if you are into that sort of thing.

But for us, we prefer to stay one or two nights in Kuta before heading off to another region.

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Best Airbnbs In Ubud, Bali

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There is no better Airbnb in Ubud than a private pool villa, and CAHAYA Skai Joglo provides exactly that. Floating amongst the treetops of Ubud’s lushest greenery, guests are blessed with some of the most amazing rice paddy views.

Built using reclaimed wood from 100-year-old homes, CAHAYA Skai Jogle offers unique decor unlike any other. All the material used in the construction of this villa is locally sourced and crafted by local artisans.

The result? An incredible private villa that oozes rustic charm.

Staying in the CAHAYA Skai Joglo is an experience on its own, and we highly recommend adding it to your Bali itinerary!

Because of the rope bridge to the entrance, open pool, and a high drop from the pool’s edge, this Airbnb might not be suitable for anyone traveling with children. It is, however, one of the best honeymoon Airbnbs in Bali!

CAHAYA Skai Joglo is not located inside Ubud city, but a 10-15 minute drive away. While you do have the utmost privacy and unspoiled nature, it does mean you need to have a way to get to Ubud city.

Maximum Guests: 4 Guests

Rating: 4.89/5.0

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While there are many unique Bali Airbnbs, none is as extraordinary as the LIFT – George Orwell Treehouse. If it was your dream to live in a treehouse as a kid, now you can make your dream come true at this Ubud Airbnb!

Guests staying in the George Orwell Treehouse at LIFT will have two floors to themselves. The lower floor is the bathroom and shower, where guests will be provided high-quality amenity products. The floor above is the bedroom and balcony, where guests can admire the views and listen to the jungle!

In addition to your own personal treehouse, there are other incredible shared facilities. The half-moon pool and the sun lounging area are perfect for anyone looking to get a tan on or escape the Balinese heat. Hammocks and more lounging areas are scattered throughout the property grounds.

This treehouse is perfect for guests looking to indulge in the finest nature Bali has to offer!

Maximum Guests: 2 Guests

Rating: 4.85/5.0

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Pondok Prapen Villa in Ubud is perfect for travelers that enjoy a balance of luxury and nature. Perfectly decorated with stone pathways, exotic plants, draping vines, this gorgeous 2-bedroom Airbnb will make you never want to leave Bali!

Wake up to a refreshingly dip in your own private pool, followed by an iconic complimentary floating breakfast (You can’t say you have been to Bali until you have one of these).

When you are ready to explore Bali, the center of Ubud is only a short walk away. Within walking distance are some of the best things Ubud has to offer, such as Ubud Art Market, amazing eateries, boutique shops, and more!

Come back after a tiresome day of exploring Ubud to a luxurious floating-flower bath to soothe your aching limbs. Drift off in your heavenly king-size bed and repeat again the next day!

Maximum Guests: 4

Rating: 5.0/5.0

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This Tropical Oaxis Luxe Villa is the definition of a Bali paradise. Whether you are in Bali for an exotic honeymoon, regular vacation, or an intimate retreat, this gorgeous villa will meet (and probably exceed) your expectations!

With a lush garden and a spacious private pool, guests will the utmost peace and quiet in this delightful Airbnb. Though this Airbnb only accommodates a maximum of 3 guests, the sizable living areas can easily fit a family or two!

When you are not having your floating breakfast in your large pool or enjoying your private poolside cabana, head over to the center of Ubud, which is only located a 15-minute walk away. For those that don’t want to walk, there is a scooter-hire place nearby and drivers on stand-by at the bottom of the steps.

(But please don’t rent a scooter in Bali unless you know how to drive one!)

This villa in Ubud is built around the pillars of a 200-year-old antique joglo, a traditional vernacular house of the Javanese (another island in Indonesia) people. The decor and architecture of this accommodation just ooze charm like no tomorrow!

Maximum Guests: 3 Guests

Rating: 4.93/5.0

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Best Airbnbs In Canggu, Bali

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At BATUKARU, guests will find luxury in the private pool and water sunken sunbed, tranquility om the views of the serene rice fields, and comfort in their soft king-size bed.

When you are not enjoying its heavenly features, this Airbnb’s prime location allows you to explore Canggu very easily.

Watch an epic sunset from the breathtaking Batu Baloong Beach, which is only a few minutes away by walking. Enjoy a reinvigorating class of yoga at Samadi Bali, a yoga studio 5 minutes away by walking. There are also numerous trendy eateries, surf shops, cafes, and bars nearby!

After a tiresome day of exploring Canggu, return to your tranquil Airbnb. Jump in your private pool or enjoy a luxury outdoor rain shower between palms.

Finish off your day on the hotel-quality mattress and top-quality bed linen!

This Canggu Airbnb does not have its own kitchen. But don’t worry if you can’t do any cooking, there are plenty of restaurants nearby to make your hungry stomach happy!

Maximum Guests: 2 Guests

Rating: 4.9/5.0

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Best Airbnbs in Canggu Bali
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If your idea of a Bali trip is nothing but luxury on top of luxury, then this Designer Luxury Bali Villa in Canggu is ideal for you. With its contemporary and minimalistic design, this Airbnb in Canggu is a testimony to the modern ages of Bali.

Come enjoy tropical Bali with a nice relaxing swim in your large private pool. Dry off on one of the sun loungers and soak in that heart-warming Balinese sun. Head up to the roof and enjoy a dramatic sunset in your rooftop lounging area. Life is good in this Canggu villa.

Though this isn’t exactly one of the cheapest Bali Airbnbs, it does have the ability to accommodate 7 guests in its 3 bedrooms. This makes it easy more affordable for anyone traveling with family or friends.

Within a 5-minute walk from this villa is the famous Jalan Pantai Berawa Street, where guests will find some of Bali’s best restaurants, bars, cafes, boutique shops, and more. The must-visit Finns Beach Club is only a few minutes away on foot!

Maximum Guests: 7 Guests

Rating: 5.0/5.0

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While there are many Airbnbs in Canggu, none is as aesthetic as FELLA Luxury Beach Villa. With gorgeous reading nooks, a lovely pool, an immaculate garden, and stylish touches throughout, guests will find the perfect stay here!

This villa’s prime location allows you to visit Canggu easily (that is if you want to leave your dreamy Airbnb). The Batu Boloong Beach (one of the best beaches in Bali) is located a short 5-minute walk away. Famous beach clubs such as The Lawn and Old Man’s are only a 2-minute drive away.

FELLA Luxury Beach Villa is one of the few Canggu Airbnbs that can accommodate up to 6 guests in its 3 bedrooms. This makes it the perfect Bali getaway for anyone traveling with family or a big group of friends!

Don’t worry, there is always enough space for everyone to lounge around comfortably and enjoy the ultimate Bali experience!

Maximum Guests: 6 Guests

Rating: 4.89/5.0

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If you are looking for a modern and cozy Airbnb in Canggu, then consider this 2-bedroom private pool villa. The soft pastel colors throughout the Airbnb create a very soothing aesthetics for the eyes, so guests will naturally find themselves at home here.

Though guests will inevitably fall in love with the decor, it is the private pool area that deserves all the rave. Perfectly-sized for a small group of guests, days will fly by as you lose track of time in your own personal paradise!

In fact, this villa in Canggu can accommodate a total of 4 guests in its 2 bedrooms. This is perfect for small families or groups of friends who want to explore Bali together!

This Bali Airbnb is ideal for digital nomads or anyone working from home. Located on a quiet street of Canggu, guests will have the peace and privacy needed. The WiFI is also one of the fastest and most stable in all of Bali.

When you are not enjoying your private villa, exploring Canggu is easy due to this villa’s excellent location. Berawa Beach is located less than a 10-minute drive away. Many cafes, bars, restaurants, grocery stores, are located within walking distance away.

Maximum Guests: 4 Guests

Rating: 4.86/5.0

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Best Airbnbs In Seminyak, Bali

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Best Airbnbs In Seminyak Bali

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There are numerous incredible Airbnbs in Seminyak, but not many can compare to this Loft Style Villa with a private pool. Inspired by a mixture of architecture, guests can find brick, steel, and wood finishes along with traditional Balinese artwork.

Staying in this Seminyak villa is like living in a fairytale and a museum at the same time!

The most defining feature of this villa is unquestionably the expansive courtyard. With a big enough pool to do laps and a sun lounging area, guests won’t find anything but paradise here.

With the ability to accommodate up to 6 guests in its 3 bedrooms, this Airbnb is ideal for big families or groups of friends. However, if you enjoy the added privacy and luxury, this Airbnb can be your perfect romantic getaway!

If you are strong-willed enough to resist the charm of this villa and leave the villa, you will find yourself among the best of what Seminyak has to offer. The best bars, cafes, restaurants, are all within walking distance away. The beach is only 5 minutes away from this villa!

Maximum Guests: 6 Guests

Rating: 4.83/5.0

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Villa Mia Tiga is ideal for any travelers looking for the finest experience in Bali. Featuring a cozy living area, a private pool, comfortable king-size beds, en-suite marble bathrooms, two bathtubs, a jacuzzi, a koi pond, and a fully equipped kitchen, it has the ability to transform any Bali trip into an unforgettable vacation!

Located in the popular Oberoi area within the district of Seminyak, guests are 350 meters away from Oberoi Street, where they will find top-notch restaurants, boutiques, and spas. This allows this villa to sit in a quiet and peaceful neighborhood but be close to the best attractions of Seminyak.

The closest beach is only about a 10-minute walk away!

A complimentary airport transfer from the Ngurah Rai Internation Airport (Bali airport) is included when you book this Airbnb. If there is anything that is for sure about Bali, it is how much of a headache the Bali airport can be!

Maximum Guests: 4 Guests

Rating: 5.0/5.0

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Villa Maria is a brand new 2-bedroom villa located in the most prestigious area of Seminyak (Oberoi).

The beach (and the famous Ku De Ta bar) are located only 400 meters away, allowing guests to catch the gorgeous sunset with ease. After sunset, wander around the Seminyak’s famous food street, which is only 200 meters away from this Seminyak Airbnb!

Though its location is incredible, it is just one of its amazing features. In the tropical garden is a beautiful private swimming pool, perfect for guests to just relax and daydream the days away.

The open-air living room allows guests to enjoy meals in the temperature weather of Bali, or watch TV with the sound of raindrops in the back!

Whatever you decide to do in this Seminyak Airbnb, you will find nothing but comfort and luxury here!

Maximum Guests: 4 Guests

Rating: 4.8/5.0

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Best Villa In Seminyak

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Looking for a cozy little private pool villa in Seminyak? Look no further. Villa Flamingo is a 1-bedroom villa located in the heart of Seminyak, only an 8-minute walk away from the beach. Guests will also find cafes, markets, spas, shopping night, life, yoga, and more within close proximity to the villa.

When you are not catching sunsets on the beach with a mojito in your hand or partying hard at some of Seminyak’s best beach clubs, you can find the utmost comfort in your 2-floor villa.

Uniquely decorated with cute and Balinese elements, Villa Flamingo boasts a homey atmosphere incomparable to any Bali hotel. Stay for a few days and you will wish that this is your home instead!

Maximum Guests: 2 Guests

Rating: 4.87/5.0

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Best Airbnbs In Kuta, Bali

Best Airbnb In Kuta Bali
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Unique Airbnbs in Kuta are lacking, but we are so glad to introduce you to Dulang Village. Located 3 minutes away from Kuta Beach (the best beach in Kuta), 2 minutes away from the famous Beachwalk Mall, this Kuta Airbnb is as good as it can get.

Beginner surfers or anyone eager to try can find the perfect waves and lessons at Kuta Beach.

The arrangement of this Airbnb is quite unique. This affordable villa has 2 cottages for rent (and you are looking at one of them now). You have the option to book both cottages and have your own private villa, or book one out and use the swimming pool as a shared facility.

Or if you are lucky and no one is saying in the other cottage, then you get your own private pool.

The most iconic features of this accommodation are the fairytale-like courtyard, pristine swimming pool, and overall idyllic atmosphere. Guests staying at Dulang Village can order directly from the adjacent Fat Chow, an incredible restaurant serving all types of Asian cuisine.

Maximum Guests: 3

Rating: 4.80/5.0

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A rare find in the center of Kuta, this 2-bedroom Airbnb in Kuta offers guests a serene haven amongst the crazy hecticness of Kuta.

Find peace and quiet as you soak in your private swimming pool in a pristine courtyard. Sit along the poolside and soak in that glorious Balinese sun. Invite your friends over to have a nice gathering and cook up a homemade meal from the fully-equipped kitchen.

With the cute and cozy decor, this Airbnb in Kuta offers a homey vibe unlike traditional hotels in Bali. Stay for a few days and you will undeniably fall in love with this place, extending your stay for days after days!

This vacation home in Bali is located 5 minutes off the main strip in Kuta (Jalan Legian), where you will find all the cafes, restaurants, bars, spas, and more! Located a 15-minute walk away is Kuta Beach, the perfect place for beginner surfers or to watch the sunset!

Maximum Guests: 4 Guests

Rating: 4.70/5.0

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For anyone looking for a Bali villa experience but don’t want to spend a lot of money, consider the Blue Lumbung Airbnb. When staying in this Bali Airbnb, guests have their own private and cozy cottage and a pristine courtyard with a shared pool.

This certainly isn’t a honeymoon villa in Bali, as you share the common areas with other guests. However, the courtyard is spacious enough for every guest to feel like they have their own private space, even when they are outdoors.

When you are not relaxing by the refreshing pool, explore Kuta Beach, which is only a 5-minute walk away. In fact, this accommodation in Bali is so close to the beach you can hear the waves at night. What a dreamy way to end the night!

But before you rest your tired bodies on the heavenly beds, go for a refreshingly outdoor shower. Wash the day away as you gaze on the blissful moon and shining stars from your shower!

Maximum Guests: 2 Guests

Rating: 4.85/5.0

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10+ BEST Bali Waterfalls That Will Leave You Breathless! (2021 Update)

10+ BEST Bali Waterfalls That Will Leave You Breathless! (2021 Update)

Known for some of the craziest parties, extravagant beachfront clubs, and stunning beaches, Bali is one of the most popular Southeast Asia backpacking destinations.

Outside of that, did you know that Bali has some of the most majestic waterfalls in the world? No Bali itinerary is complete without a visit to one of these wonderful falls. However, with many incredible waterfalls in Bali, how do you know which ones to choose?

Below we have chosen the 11 best Bali waterfalls that will leave you awestruck! So when you are done sipping that mojito in Seminyak or chugging that Bintang in Kuta, let’s chase some waterfalls.

Check out our favorite waterfall quotes to accompany your beautiful photos!

How to Get to the Waterfalls in Bali?

Canggu Waterfall

Infrastructure in Bali is not the best.

With not really any kind of public transportation (except for the seldom buses), visitors are left with no other options than using taxi-hailing apps such as GoJek or Grab (similar to Uber), renting your own scooter, or hiring a private driver and car.

Though the taxi-haling apps can get you around most of the major towns such as Ubud, Canggu and so on, the drivers are usually reluctant to take you to the outskirts of town where the waterfalls are located.

And if they do, it will be nearly impossible to get a ride back from the waterfalls. That leaves us with 3 options to get to these waterfalls in Bali.

Option 1: Renting A Scooter

The most economical option and also the most adventurous is to rent a scooter in Bali. They typically go for about 60k IDR or 4-5 USD a day and you can find them easily through the numerous scooter rental shop throughout town.

But beware, just because you can ride a bicycle doesn’t mean you can ride a scooter. Accidents on the scooters are incredibly common in Bali, especially with foreigners! Unless you are confident and know how to ride a scooter, I would not recommend this option.

It is also “illegal” to ride a scooter in Bali unless you have the proper license. Usually, the police won’t stop you (they aren’t very common in Bali). If they do, they usually don’t want to arrest you and would prefer some money (bribe) instead.

We were stopped by a police imposter (we only found out after) and had to give him a lot of money… 

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Option 2: Renting A Car & Driver In Bali

Option 2 is to rent a car and a driver for a day. As crazy as that sounds, sometimes this is the best and most economical option if you are traveling with friends. You could rent a driver and a car for ~500k IDR or 35 USD a day.

Not only can you visit the North Bali waterfalls, but you can also pair them with other places that are far from where you are staying.

This is the least risky and most comfortable option. And because it is so affordable, we highly recommend this option!

Check out our recommended private car charter offer in Bali here!

Option 3: Tours Via A Travel Agency

The last option is to go through one of the tour agencies in town.

Personally, we aren’t huge fans of organized tours because it doesn’t give us the flexibility to visit the waterfalls during an optimal time. It also means you will often have huge crowds and nothing ruins nature more than getting smacked in the face by selfie stickers.

Tours are available for some of the more famous waterfalls in Bali, such as Tegenungan, Tibumana, and Gitgit. If you want tours for lesser-known waterfalls, you have to get pretty lucky.

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As you can see from the Bali waterfalls map, the locations of these waterfalls are pretty spread out throughout Bali. Most of these waterfalls are located in the northern part of Bali, somewhere most tourists won’t have the time to venture into.

For the attractions in green, these are waterfalls that can be visited easily from Ubud. Though the red-colored ones are also reachable from Ubud, they require 2+ hours of transit one way. We recommend staying somewhere in northern Bali if you want to visit the waterfalls in red.

We have sorted out our list by the best Bali waterfalls and the best waterfalls near Ubud, so that you can plan your visit accordingly. Some of the most northern waterfalls are about the same travel distance from Ubud or Canggu. 

If you want to know more about these waterfalls on the map, click the toggle on the upper-left corner of the map!

11 Best Waterfalls In Bali, Indonesia!

1. Sekumpul Waterfall

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By: James and Lee of The Travel Scribes

Location: Buleleng Regency

Time For Travel: 2 hours from Ubud or Canggu

Some have called it the ‘king’ of waterfalls in Bali; an island already world-renowned for its fascinating falls. It’s Sekumpul waterfall, the northern Bali landmark that is well worth the trip.

Actually made up of seven different waterfalls (sekumpul means ‘collection’), the fall is about 80 meters (260 feet) tall, with two major streams gushing down amidst lush greenery.

It’s a huge experience – the power of this waterfall is almost unparalleled, but it’s also an attraction in itself, as you can stop along the way for a refreshing coconut (or a Bintang or two), wander the rice paddies or do that really ‘Bali’ Instagram thing: the swing.

Sekumpul also has a more contentious claim to fame – the most expensive waterfall on the island. Costing at least 200,000 IDR (14 USD) per person, that’s since you need to cross a number of private swathes as you walk there, with each owner wanting their ‘cut’ for your journey across.

Like most waterfalls in Bali, the earlier you can visit the better. As one of the most popular waterfalls in Bali, you’ll definitely find crowds here so try to get there before 8 AM. Plus, if you get there early, you can quickly hop over to Sekumpul’s sister fall, Fiji waterfall (Lemukih Falls), only a 10 minute walk away.

Because of its popularity, Sekumpul Waterfall has become a location with many tourist traps. When you are nearing the Sekumpul Waterfall Parking Lot, you will start to see signs with the word “Registration” on them. These signs are simply scams to get tourists to pay a non-existent “registration fee”.

Avoid those and head for the official ticketing counter.

2. Banyumala Twin Waterfalls

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By: Jackie of Life of Doing

Location: Buleleng Regency

Time For Travel: 1.5 to 2 hours from Ubud or Canggu

Banyumala Twin Waterfalls, located in Wanagiri of North Bali, is a small and breathtaking waterfall surrounded by greenery. The waterfall is tucked behind a residential area and only a 10 minute walk from the parking lot. 

While the cascades aren’t the highest, they are approximately 35 meters (114 feet) tall. The larger fall splits into two narrower falls which is why “twin” is in the name. Since Bali is humid on most days, visitors cool off and swim at the bottom of the falls area. Or, they hang out on the rocks or walk along the bridge to enjoy the picturesque scenery. 

Banyumala is not on the typical tourist path, so transportation is needed to get to the falls. Either ride a motorbike or hire a driver from Ubud, Seminyak, or another area. Allocate at least 1.5 hours one-way from Ubud. Staying overnight in the area is possible, so the travel distance will be shorter.  

Visit the waterfall at any time of the day. It’s not crowded, so there may only be a handful of visitors during the time of visit. The cost to enter is 30,000 IDR ($2.10 USD).

3. Aling Aling Waterfall

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By: Daria of The Discovery Nut

Location: Buleleng Regency

Time For Travel: 2 hours from Ubud or Canggu, 1 hour from Munduk

Located in North Bali, Aling Aling Waterfall is a great alternative to crowded waterfalls in Ubud.

It is recommended to take a day trip to Aling Aling because this spot has four waterfalls, all of which have separate access, so you will need at least a couple of hours to enjoy all of them.

When you get to the entrance of the waterfall, you will have two options, either pay 125,000 IDR for a guided tour of the waterfall which allows for cliff jumping, or pay 20,000 IDR for a self-guided tour that doesn’t allow jumping off cliffs or swimming.

To get to the waterfall, you have to walk down a path along beautiful rice terraces before you arrive at the point where you can take photos of the beautiful falls. It is highly recommended to put on shoes with a good grip because the path down can be wet and very slippery.

If you plan on jumping or sliding down Kroya Waterfall located near Aling Aling, don’t forget to bring a GoPro with you. Also, make sure to bring a towel and a dry set of clothes with you.

One of the closest towns to Aling Aling is called Bedugul, and if you want to stay longer in North Bali, you can rent one of the hotels there. In addition, there are many tours that include a visit to Aling Aling Waterfall as part of their package.

However, if you decide to travel to Aling Aling on your own, try to arrive early so you could have the entire place to yourself!

Aling Aling is located about 2 hours away from Ubud and Canggu; 2,5 hours from Uluwatu and 1 hour away from Munduk.

4. Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall

Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall Bali

By: Rose of WhereGoesRose

Location: Buleleng Regency

Time For Travel: 1.5 hours from Ubud, 2 hours from Canggu

One of the best hidden gems in Bali is certainly Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall. Unlike some of the island’s more popular waterfalls, you won’t be competing with others for photos, nor will you arrive to find the pools crowded. Saying that, it can’t hurt to arrive early and have it all to yourself!

Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall can be found in the Sukasada region of Bali, north of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. Since the two are just 20 minutes away, you can combine the two on a day trip around Northern Bali. There are an additional three waterfalls found nearby in the valley but this is the most scenic.

The charm of Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall is the lush jungle and greenery that surrounds it. Getting there requires a downhill hike which will be rewarded by a dip in the pristine pools. The greenery extends to the waterfall itself where tall cascades flow through moss and other flora and fauna.

Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall is best visited by a scooter hired in Ubud or Canggu which are 1.5 hours and 2 hours away respectively. The entrance fee to the waterfall is 20k IDR.

5. Gitgit Waterfall

Gitgit Waterfall in North Bali

Location: Buleleng Regency

Time for travel: 1 hour 45 minutes from Ubud or Canggu

Gitgit Waterfall is a breathtaking waterfall located in the Northern region of Bali. In fact, it is one of the most popular places to visit in Northern Bali.

Measuring in at 35 meters-high, Gitgit Waterfall is by no means one of the tallest waterfalls in Bali. Its attractiveness lies in the beautiful double waterfall, nice natural swimming pools, and incredible foliage along the path. (Un)Lucky visitors might even see some monkeys along the way.

Similar to over popular places in Bali, there are scammers preying on unaware tourists. When you arrive, a local “guide” might offer you his services to take you to the waterfall. The hike from the entrance to the Gitgit Waterfall is only 15 minutes, so don’t fall for the scam!

No guide is needed to visit the Gitgit Waterfall.

Best Ubud Waterfalls (1 Hour or Less Away)

1. Kanto Lampo Waterfall

Kanto Lampo Waterfalls Bali

Location: Gianyar Regency

Time For Travel: 30 minutes from Ubud

Only 30 minutes from the touristy town of Ubud, Kanto Lampo is one of the best Ubud waterfalls. Visitors can easily combine a visit to Kanto Lampo Waterfall with other attractions in Ubud such as Tegalalang Rice Terrace or the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.

Kanto Lampo Waterfall is considered one of the best Instagram-worthy locations in Bali. With the powerful waterfall smashing onto the rock surfaces, it creates the perfect photo opportunity. In fact, there is a location there waiting to assist you with that. You will have to give him a small tip afterward. 

Because the area around Kanto Lampo isn’t too big, we highly recommend you to visit early in the morning to avoid the crowds. With a big crowd, it is nearly impossible to enjoy this beautiful waterfall. 

Be careful when walking underneath the water. The rocks are very slippery and many visitors have hurt themselves!

Similar to many of the other falls in Bali, there is a hike down to the waterfall. Luckily, this hike around is only 10 minutes long through some (steep) steps. The entrance cost to Kanto Lampo Waterfall is 20k IDR.

2. Tukad Cepung Waterfall

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Location: Bangli Regency

Time For Travel: 1 hour from Ubud, 1.5 hours from Canggu

Located about an hour from Ubud, Tukad Cepung is a hidden waterfall nestled in a narrow canyon. 

Statistically, Tukad Cepung Waterfall isn’t as impressive compared to the other magnificent falls in Bali. But because of the adventure of traversing through knee-high water and a cave-like system, it creates a unique experience unlike any other.

The hike starts with a 15-minute downhill through large steps with no guardrails. Travelers with small kids or elders might want to reconsider visiting this waterfall.

Once you reach the end of the steps, you will enter a cave-like system where the water could get up to thigh-high. Expect to get wet and bring water shoes or an extra pair of socks to help you get to the end.

Once you enter the “cave” part, look up and see the water trickling down the walls, and admire the magical sun rays that managed to sneak into the small crevices of the cave.

Slowly (and carefully) continue your journey till the end where you will be rewarded by a masterpiece of mother nature. The space in this “cave” is quite tight at certain places so it could be difficult to get that photo you wanted.

 Visit early in the day when the sun is at its optimal location, allowing more sunrays to enter the canyon. 

The entrance fee to Tukad Cepung Waterfall is 15k IDR.

3. Nungnung Waterfall

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Location: Badung Regency

Time for travel: 1 hour from Ubud, 75 minutes from Canggu

Located a little more than an hour from Ubud is our favorite waterfall in Bali, the Nungnung Waterfall. At 50 meters (165 ft) tall, Nungnung Waterfall is one of the highest Bali falls.

Visitors must endure a strenuous 500-step trail to the bottom of the waterfall before they are properly rewarded. Lush scenery and jungle-like vibes will accompany them during the way.

Once you are at the bottom, the crashing of the water will mesmerize you. If you dare stand too close, you will be slowly overwhelmed by the wrath of the waterfall in the form of water mist.

Within seconds, your clothing will be soaked (if not already from the hike), and your face will feel like it was in a rainstorm.

Technically, you could swim in the waterfall but I highly advise against doing so. The currents are strong and there are lots of boulders. Just admire this natural beauty, take a few breathtaking pictures, and prepare yourself for the “fun” hike back up.

Though one of our favorite places in Bali, we were surprised to find how quiet it was. In the span of 2 hours, there were approximately 10 people there! 

At the parking lot of Nungnung Waterfall, there is also a swing for visitors to go on!

4. Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall in Bali

By: Krisztina of She Wanders Abroad

Location: Gianyar Regency

Time for travel: 20 minutes from Ubud

Tegenungan waterfall is arguably the most famous waterfall in Bali. Located only 20 minutes from Ubud, Tegenungan is a popular waterfall among tourists visiting Bali for the first time. If you want to avoid the crowds, make sure to go there early!

In order to reach the waterfall, you can either rent a scooter or if you’re not comfortable with driving you can hire a private driver. Tegenungan waterfall is open every day from 6:30 AM to 6 PM and an adult ticket costs 15,000 IDR.

Getting down to the waterfall is a bit of a workout as you need to go down on a 100-step long staircase. It only takes around 5-10 minutes to get down and you can instantly take a dip in the water at the bottom.

Don’t forget to take a bathing suit with you! There is a toilet where you can change and you can also find a few stalls around the waterfall selling snacks and drinks.

5. Tibumana Waterfall

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By: Ilse of Digital Travel Couple

Location: Bangli Regency

Time for travel: 30 minutes from Ubud

The beautiful Tibumana waterfall is located close to Ubud and is one of the popular Ubud waterfalls. Via concrete stairs, you’ll walk about 10 – 15 minutes until you reach Tibumana waterfall.

This path is surrounded by exotic Balinese vegetation which makes you feel completely immersed in nature. You will pass one other waterfall which is also definitely worth a stop. The path continues over a bamboo bridge before you get to Tibumana waterfall.

Once arrived, you will see its perfect straight form, a feature that makes this waterfall so unique and beautiful. There is a natural pool where you can take a dip in to cool off, but be careful with the powerful water. It can hurt you if you come too close.

If you want to keep your belongings safe while exploring Tibumana waterfall and its canyon, then there are lockers for rent for 5,000 IDR. The entrance fee for Tibumana waterfall is 10,000 IDR and parking is free.

5. Leke Leke Waterfall

Leke Leke Waterfall In Ubud Bali

Location: Tabanan Regency

Time for travel: 1 hour from Ubud

Located an hour away from Ubud is one of Bali’s most tranquil waterfalls, Leke Leke Waterfall. Unlike other Bali waterfalls, the beauty of Leke Leke Waterfall isn’t its power or height. In fact, it is quite the opposite.

This quaint waterfall is situated among some of the lushest landscapes in Bali. Surrounded by jaw-dropping greenery, a visit to Leke Leke Waterfall will guarantee you a serene moment with nature, especially if you visit early in the day.

This thin waterfall empties into a small shallow pool, perfect for a refreshing swim! Because of the tight spaces at Leke Leke Waterfall, we highly recommend you to arrive early in the day and enjoy this place in peace and quiet.

The cost to enter Leke Leke Waterfall is 50 IDR for foreigners and 25k IDR for locals. Once you enter, you have to hike 15 minutes through a mixture of steps and dirt path to reach the waterfall!

Where to Stay in Ubud

If you want the easiest access to the best waterfalls in Bali, we recommend you to sta in Ubud. That way, you can visit the best waterfalls in Ubud before venturing further up north!

Here are our recommendations on where to stay in Ubud.

Best Hostel In Ubud – Gypsy Lust Hostel

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Located in Ubud Center, Gypsy Lust Hostel provides guests with affordable accommodations close to some of the best attractions in Ubud.

Guests can enjoy a nice relaxing day in the pool or lounging near it, indulge in some delicious food in their on-site restaurants, and make some new friends through their social atmosphere.

The hostel only features shared dormitory-style rooms, so if you are ready to mingle, this hostel is perfect for you. The beds are capsule-styled with a curtain so every guest can have some privacy.

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Best Airbnb In Ubud – CHAYA Skai Joglo

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Anyone looking for a unique experience in Bali mustn’t miss this Ubud Airbnb – CHAYA Skai Joglo.

A treehouse floating amongst some of Ubud’s finest greenery, guests are blessed with a surreal and peaceful stay. This Bali private pool villa is built with reclaimed wood from 100-year-old homes, creating a rustic charm that cannot be found in traditional hotels.

The quaint private pool offers incredible views of the rice paddy fields. Guests can properly relax after a long way of exploring the waterfalls around Ubud!

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Best Hotel In Ubud – The Sankara Suites & Villas

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Take your Bali vacation to the next level with a stay at The Sankara Suites & Villas in Ubud. Featuring a shared infinity pool with stretching views of the pristine Balinese jungles, guests are guaranteed to leave an amazing impression.

Depending on the rooms you pick, it might even come with your private pool with amazing views.

When you are not enjoying the pools of this hotel, relax in their spa, check out the yoga pavilion, or enjoy some delicious food from their restaurant. The services at Sankara will pamper you and treat you like kings and queens.

A helpful staff is always ready to assist you with any questions you might have about Bali and to make your stay as comfortable as possible!

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Discover Tukad Cepung Waterfall: A Hidden Beauty In Bali!

Discover Tukad Cepung Waterfall: A Hidden Beauty In Bali!

Planning a visit to Tukad Cepung Waterfall? Wonderful!

As one of our personal favorite waterfalls in Bali, Tukad Cepung is everything we hoped for in Bali: lush, wild, and enchanting.

In our Tukad Cepung Waterfall guide, we will share our discovery and teach you how to plan your perfect visit to this mighty waterfall! 

Read on to find out why you should visit Tukad Cepng Waterfall, how to get there, entrance fees, things to bring with you, and the best time to visit Tukad Cepung!

Why Visit Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Best Time To Visit Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Tukad Cepung Waterfall is one of the most “Instagram-worthy” and beautiful waterfalls in Bali. Its most attractive feature is the heavenly sun rays that seep into the canyon, creating an unworldly environment. The combination of the beautiful cave-like formation, sun rays, and a nice waterfall create the perfect photo opportunity.

Besides being a wonderful photo spot in Bali, Tukad Cepung allows visitors to explore some of the famed lushness of Bali. How often do you get to go on an adventure through a canyon, wade through rivers and arrive at a waterfall?

Exploring Tukad Cepung is the adventure you have been dreaming of in Bali!

How to Get to the Tukad Cepung Waterfall?

Tukad Cepung Waterfall is located in Bangli Regency, about 45 minutes by car from the touristy city of Ubud. Though it is possible to visit Tukad Cepung from any of the popular places to stay in Bali such as Canggu or Seminyak, it will add a considerable amount of travel time.

Basing yourself in Ubud is highly recommended for a trip to Tukad Cepung Waterfall.

There are 3 ways on how to get to Tukad Cepung Waterfall: 

1. Renting A Motorbike

Renting a motorbike is one of the most economical options when visiting Tukad Cepung Waterfall. Costing about 50k IDR (~3.5 USD) per day, it is perfect for anyone traveling Bali on a budget. Travelers will find an abundance of motorbike rental shops in Ubud, and if not, you can always ask your accommodation.

If you are staying in a nice private pool villa in Ubud, you might even have a complimentary motorbike for use!

However, foreigners getting hurt on motorbikes are incredibly common in Bali. Don’t rent a motorbike unless you are confident in driving one!

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2. Hiring A Driver For A Day or Half-Day

If you prefer extra comfort and money isn’t an issue, then consider hiring a driver for a day. Surprisingly, this option is not too expensive, especially if you are traveling with friends or can find others to share the transport with.

Allot an extra 15-30 minutes if you are considering hiring a driver. Because of the traffic in Ubud, there are often delays, especially if you are not on a scooter! 

Many tour agencies throughout Ubud will offer driver-hiring services. Your accommodation will also likely offer this type of service, albeit at an extra cost.

That is why we recommend you to book a private driver online in advance!

You might be tempted to just get a Grab (Uber for Bali), but DO NOT do it. Grab is common and available in big cities like Ubud, but you won’t find a Grab to come back! You will risk being stranded at Tukad Cepung!

(We might or might not be speaking from our personal experience.)

If you hire your own private driver, you can even use it to plan your personal Bali itinerary and visit additional places in the area such as Nungnung Waterfall, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, and more!

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3. Taking a Tukad Cepung Waterfall Tour

A Tukad Cepung Waterfall tour is one of our least favorite options to visit this beautiful waterfall in Bali.

Why? Because it usually includes other attractions in Bali that we have no interest in. It also doesn’t give you the flexibility to visit when you want, and it surely doesn’t visit it when the waterfall is at its utmost beauty.

However, the Tukad Cepung tours are quite affordable and save you the hassle of booking everything!

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Tukad Cepung Waterfall Entrance Fee

Visiting Tukad Cepung is very cheap. The Tukad Cepung Waterfall entrance fee is 15k IDR (~1 USD). Parking is free for everyone. We have heard people getting scammed at the parking lot and having to pay for parking. 

Getting Up and Down Tukad Cepung Waterfall

How To Get To Tukad Cepung

Once you have purchased your ticket for Tukad Cepung at the ticketing booth, the fun officially begins! The waterfall is located at the bottom of the canyon, and there are over 200 steps to arrive at the bottom.

It is important that you go slowly and carefully during this part because the steps are usually wet (because you are close to a waterfall). If you are an elder or have mobility issues, just take it slow. The trip is worth it.

Once you have arrived at the bottom of the narrow gorge, it will feel like you have entered a cave-system. The light rays seep through the numerous small openings and create surreal visuals, especially if you are visiting in the mornings.

As you navigate through the canyon, you will pass through rivers that will get up to your knees. It is essential that you bring some water shoes with you, as the sharp pebbles hidden under the water can hurt. Be prepared to get wet!

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After reaching a wide-open area with an abundance of light, you will finally arrive at the Tukad Cepung Waterfall. 

As a stand-alone waterfall, Tukad Cepung would not be considered jaw-dropping. However, with the canyon framing its curves and the light rays seeping in, it is like a page out of a fairytale.

You can swim in the Tukad Cepung Waterfall but it isn’t particularly deep, making it difficult to get a proper swim. Tukad Cepung is more of a place for a gorgeous Instagram photo than a waterfall for swimming!

Things To Bring With You To Tukad Cepung

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1. Water & Snacks

The hike up and down to the Tukad Cepung Waterfall will drain your energy and dehydrate you, especially in the Balinese heat. We recommend bringing some snacks and at least 1 liter of water alone for the waterfall. 

Don’t worry if you forget to bring water or snacks. There is a small restaurant at Tukad Cepung Waterfall where you can replenish yourself!

2. Water Shoes

Water shoes are considered a must for a trip to Tukad Cepung. Because you will be walking in knee-high water, you won’t want to ruin your regular trainers or sneakers. Without any type of shoes, the sharp pebbles beneath the water might injure you. Bring some water shoes to protect your feet!

3. Dry Bag

Dry Bag is something you might want to consider bringing to Tukad Cepung, especially if you have things that cannot get wet. As you approach the waterfall, it will get misty and getting wet is unavoidable. With a dry bag, you can keep your clothes, photography gears, and other essentials dry! 

Best Time to Visit Tukad Cepung Waterfall

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The most unique feature of the Tukad Cepung Waterfall is undoubtedly the leaking light rays that enter the cave-like system. To optimize the number of light rays entering the cave, you want to visit at a time when the sun hit it at an angle.

That is why we recommended you to avoid visiting Tukad Cepung Waterfall at midday, as you will see fewer sun rays and more tourists.

Consequently, the best time to visit Tukad Cepung Waterfall is in the morning from 8:30 AM to 11 PM. This way you can beat the crowd and see the glorious sun rays flooding the cave-like system.

Once 11 AM hits, the Tukad Cepung tours will start arriving.

Tukad Cepung Waterfall Opening Hours

Arriving in the late afternoon is a decent alternative if you cannot visit in the morning. You won’t see nearly as many sun rays but the crowd won’t be as bad as midday! 

However, keep in mind that the Tukad Cepung Waterfall opening hours are from 7 AM to 6 PM.

We highly recommended you to visit Tukad Cepung Waterfall in the morning, even if it means sacrificing some sleep!

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17 Best Private Pool Villas In Bali For Every Occasion

17 Best Private Pool Villas In Bali For Every Occasion

Looking for a private pool villa in Bali?

Luckily for you, there are plenty of breath-taking private pool villas in Bali. It doesn’t matter if you are visiting Bali with friends, on a honeymoon, or with a family, there is a villa with a private pool in Bali just for you.

Below we have outlined our favorite pool villas in the most popular destinations in Bali: Ubud, Seminyak, and Canggu. We have also included some cheap private pool villas for anyone traveling Bali on a budget and honeymoon villas for anyone wanting something more romantic!

Enjoy!

Best Private Pool Villas In Bali

Best Private Pool Villas In Ubud, Bali

The hotels and villas in Ubud are usually located in the lush environment Ubud is known for. Rice terraces, jungle vibes, and of course, insects, a stay in Ubud will certainly make you appreciate the nature side that many tourists miss!

The Ayuterra Resort is one of the best private pool villas in Ubud, Bali. World-class amenities, elegant design, friendly staff, staying here would unquestionably be the highlight of your Bali trip.

The resort has a total of 7 private pool villas that offer different views: forest view, river view, and an open panoramic view. Though the different types of villa vary in price, even the cheapest villa in Ayuterra Resort will exceed your expectations.

Each and every single one of the villas has an infinity pool that looks into the lush landscape Ubud is known for. It is the perfect place to relax after a tiresome day exploring Ubud’s best attractions. 

Their floor-to-ceiling windows and hardwood floor design of the rooms are cozy and chic. Every morning, the sun illuminates the rooms and you will wake up to some of the most beautiful views of Bali.

Price: $$$$

Rating: 9.2

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pros

  • Private Infinity Pool With Breath-Taking Views
  • Jungle Vibes
  • Perfect Honeymoon Villa

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Located Far Away From Ubud Center

Looking for a secluded getaway in Bali? Look no further. Kawan Antique Ubud Villa is located in an isolated part of Ubud. With only one villa in the family-owned property, guests can enjoy the utmost privacy and personal attention.

Constructed with rustic wood, the property’s vintage design is one of the most beautiful in Bali. Along with its traditional decorated bedroom, this villa in Ubud can pass as an art museum.

Nested in the finest nature in Bali, this villa with an exclusive pool in Ubud is a literal paradise for nature-lovers. Come have floating breakfast in their spacious pool and listen to nature’s music!

The only downside to staying in this hotel is its location relative to the center of Ubud. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to get there on a car or scooter. 

Price: $$

Rating: 9.6

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pros

  • Very Private Villa
  • Beautiful Aesthetics
  • Idyllic Ambience
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Too Far From Ubud Center
  • Too Quiet (Could Be A Pro)

Motama Villa is a small hotel that offers 1-bedroom private pool villas for affordable prices. Located just far enough from the busy city center of Ubud, guests can visit the main attractions of Ubud easily without staying in a noisy neighborhood.

If you don’t like to walk? Don’t worry. This resort in Ubud offers complimentary pick-up and drop-off service in the city center. When you check in to the villa, the reception will give you a service mobile. Using the service mobile, you can dial the hotel and they will come to pick you up anywhere near the Ubud center! 

The private infinity pool in each villa offers beautiful views of the rice paddies in the area. Though you don’t get jungle vibes, you are deep into nature to appreciate the serenity.

Price: $$

Rating: 9.4

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pros

  • Complimentary Pick-Up/Drop-Off Service
  • Cheap
  • Private Infinity Pool With Good Views

Cons

  • No On-Site Restaurant

Anusara Luxury Villa is a hotel located in the midst of some of the most gorgeous rice paddies in Ubud. Each villa features an outdoor bed and a private swimming pool in the rear. Not only are there beds outdoors, but there are also outdoor showers and bathtubs. It is one of the best honeymoon villas in Bali.

Single bedroom villas aren’t the only type of accommodations Anusura offers. They also have two-bedroom villas with an exclusive pool for families.

In complete privacy, you can admire the traditional rice paddies in Ubud. Unlike rice paddies such as the ones in Tegalalang, the rice paddies around Anusara are untouched by tourists. 

The only con of staying at Anusara Luxury Villa is its relative location to the center of Ubud. However, the resort offers transportation and tours for guests!

Price: $$-$$$$

Rating: 9.1

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pros

  • Gorgeous Swimming Pool In Every Villa
  • Outdoor Bed, Showers, and Bathtub
  • Villa Nested In Beautiful Rice Paddies
  • Superb Privacy For Honeymooners

Cons

  • Far From Ubud Center
  • Bugs At Night

Offering 1-bedroom private pool villas to 3-bedroom ones, Origin Ubud has something for any number of guests. Traveling as a family and prefer the extra space? Stay in their three-bedroom villas! OR are you with your significant other and want a little more privacy? Pick the 1-bedroom villa with a private pool!

The design of this villa is what really stood out to me. Unlike other villas located in the jungle-like environment, this villa is quite the opposite. Its design is stylish, modern, and creates a very homey atmosphere. 

Staying there for a few nights would inevitably give a feeling of “home away from home”.

When I first saw this boutique hotel I was kind of turned off by its design. However, the simplicity grew on me and I started liking it more and more. It is also conveniently located within walking distance to the center of Ubud!

Price: $$$-$$$$

Rating: 8.9

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pros

  • Homey Atmosphere and Decor
  • Ideal Location Not Too Far From The Action
  • Great Private Pool

Cons

  • More Amenities Would Be Nice For The Price

Best Private Pool Villas In Canggu Bali

Canggu is one of the most popular tourist spots in Bali. Consequently, it is filled with digital nomads and influencers. Here you will find amazing beaches where you can surf, chill at beach clubs, and see some untouched (by tourists) rice paddies! 

Mayana Villas is one of the most impressive villas in Bali. Featuring one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and even three-bedroom villas all with private pools, Mayana Villas has a type of accommodation for anyone.

There are many winning features to their villas. The design, decor, and layout of the villas cannot be more perfect. The staff is superb and provides unparalleled attention, including scooter rentals and transportation.

If you are a cat-lover, the villa’s cat Maya might even have a sleepover at your place. 🙂

The one downside of the Mayana Villas is its location in Canggu. Located far from the beach and the main tourist area in Canggu, guests would have to get a taxi or a Grab.

Price: $$-$$$$

Rating: 9.4

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pros

  • Variety of Private Pool Villas
  • Amazing Staff
  • Well-Equipped Rooms
  • Cute Cat

Cons

  • Located Far From Canggu’s Best Attractions

The clean, modern and sleek design is one of the reasons why Theanna Eco Villa and Spa is one of the top-rated villas in Bali. Each 1 of their 17 one-bedroom villas is well-designed with a simple garden and an individual swimming pool in the back.

Couples come here to relax from stress and reconnect with their loved ones. With utmost privacy in every villa, you will cherish every intimate moment with your family and loved ones.

The hotel also provides a 24-hour service within a certain distance away from the hotel so you can visit the best attractions of Canggu at ease.

Floating breakfast. Spa treatment. Massages. Private Pools. This villa has everything.

Price: $$-$$$$

Rating: 9.4

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pros

  • Free Shuttle Service
  • Beautiful Villas and Private Pool
  • Affordable
  • Delicious Floating Breakfast
  • Mosquito-Free Villas

Cons

  • None

Best Private Pool Villas In Seminyak, Bali

Seminyak is one of the most westernized areas of Bali. Here in Seminyak, you will find international restaurants, expensive bars and clubs, and trendy cafes. There won’t be a lot of local life in this area due to the prices but if you look carefully, you will find some warungs (local restaurants)!

Are you looking for a private pool villa away from the chaos of Bali? Do you want a place tucked in peacefulness and serenity? I introduce to you, Prime Bali Villas.

Located in a secluded part of Seminyak, a stay at Prime Bali Villas will rejuvenate your body and mind. With their big bathtubs and stunning private pool, guests can enjoy the Balinese sun in their own private space.

The accommodation only offers 1-bedroom private pool villas, which is perfect for couples on their honeymoon.

There is not much to do within the close vicinity of the villa resort, but the hotel offers free shuttle into the main areas of Seminyak. The hotel also offers a free shuttle from the Bali Airport (Ngurah Rai International Airport) to guarantee you a stress-free arrival!

Price: $-$$$

Rating: 8.9

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pros

  • Free Shuttle Service From/To The Airport
  • Big And Beautiful Villas and Private Pool
  • Cheap (Relatively)

Cons

  • Far From The Action
  • Lots Of Mosquitos, Especially At Night

Villa Bali Asri Batubelig is one of the biggest villa complexes in Bali. With 1-bedroom villas to 4-bedroom villas, guests can find a suitable villa for any kind of trip. Looking for some quality family time? Go for the 2 or 3-bedroom private pool villa. In Bali for your honeymoon? Pick the 1 bedroom private pool villa with the honeymoon package.

The quantity and diversity of the villas are great, but how is the quality?

Villa Bali Asri Batubelig is one of the most impressive villas in Bali. With a private butler that cooks breakfast in your villa every morning, drives you around, and gives you the utmost attention when needed, you spend your days here like kings and queens.

The property is also situated close to Batu Belig Beach, in case you get tired of your private pool. However, if you want to travel to downtown Seminyak or Canggu, it is quite a trek. 

Price: $$-$$$$

Rating: 9.3

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pros

  • Huge Selection of Villas
  • Close to The Beach
  • Attentive Service

Cons

  • Located Far From Canggu And Seminyak Center

3. Villa Alegria (Airbnb)

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If your idea of the perfect private pool villa includes a spacious backyard garden with lounge chairs and the utmost privacy, then Villa Alegria is perfect for you.

This 1-bedroom villa in Seminyak is the perfect place to spend your honeymoon, as nothing can get more romantic than lying in the outdoor bed watching the sunset and night skies.

When you are looking for adventure, the heart of Seminyak is located a few-minute walk away. The closest beach is also located only 20 minutes away by walking, but you could also call a Grab or GoJek.

Price: $$

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pros

  • Lush Spacious Garden
  • Romantic Outdoor Bed
  • Clean And Simple Design

Cons

  • Located Far From The Beach

Best Private Pool Villas In Kuta, Bali

To be honest, Kuta was one of my least favorite places in Bali. Filled with traffic, crazy parties, and drunk tourists, it is difficult to get a good night’s rest. However, the pros of staying in Kuta are also crazy parties and drunk people everywhere.

If you are the type of traveler that loves amazing nightlife in big clubs and bars, then you will like Kuta. For me, it was just too much.

Hence, the private pool villas in Kuta I’ve chosen are a little quieter than the typical accomodation in Kuta.

If I had to choose one private pool villa in Kuta to stay for the rest of my life, it would be The Sakaye Luxury Villas & Spas. Offering three types of private pool villas (1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom), their immaculate villas are perfect for couples and families.

Each morning you have the option to have floating breakfast in your private pool in the back, tucked away in the comfort of your charming villa.

If you are seeking the ultimate comfort on your Bali trip, then you must take advantage of their discounted spa services.

Located in the crazy Kuta, you might worry about the noise level, drunk tourists, and the amount of traffic. The main party area of Kuta (Jalan Legian) is a 20-minute walk away. You are far enough from the chaos but close enough if you want to have some fun. Supermarkets and plenty of restaurants are within close vicinity of the Sakaye Luxury Villas & Spas as well.

Price: $-$$

Rating: 9.0

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pros

  • Affordable
  • Huge Variety of Villas With Pool
  • Floating Breakfast In Your Own Pool
  • Beautiful Decor

Cons

  • Far From Touristic Areas

If you are looking for a breath-taking villa with a private pool in Kuta to relax before catching a flight at the Ngurah Rai International Airport, S18 Bali Villas is your best choice.

Their private pool villas (which comes in 1-bedroom all the way up to 3-bedroom) are so minimalist but elegant that I would want to stay forever. All of their villas are super spacious with impeccable cleanliness.

Located in a secluded part of Kuta, the S18 Bali Villas isn’t the most convenient place to stay. You pretty much have to get a taxi (or Grab or GoJeK) if you want to go anywhere. If you want a romantic getaway in Bali, then you will love its isolated location.

The hotel also has special packages for guests on their honeymoon!

Price: $$-$$$

Rating: 8.7

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pros

  • Secluded Location
  • Spacious and Minimalistic Villas
  • Incredible Private Pool In Each Villa

Cons

  • Far From Everything

Best Private Pool Villas In Bali For Honeymoon

If you are looking for a cheap private pool villa for a honeymoon in Bali, look no further. The Bidadari Villas and Spa Umalas are tucked into the secluded area of Canggu so you and your lover can enjoy an intimate experience.

Due to its secluded location, there is not much to do nearby. The attractions of Canggu are located far away and the only way to get there is with a car or scooter. 

Travelers on honeymoon can also consider their special honeymoon package.

Location: Canggu

Price: $-$$

Rating: 8.7

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pros

  • Superb Privacy
  • Honeymoon Package
  • Impressive Decor

Cons

  • Far From Canggu’s Center

If you are looking for the most luxurious private pool villa for your honeymoon getaway in Bali, you have just found the right place. COMO Uma Ubud is a 5-star villa resort offering various stunning private pool villas in Ubud.

Located in the lush region of Ubud, sit in your pool and admire at the world-renowned natural landscapes.

Don’t like just relaxing on your honeymoon? Worry not. The hotel offers various activities such as free guided walks, free yoga lessons, spa sessions, and many more! Whether you are a newly-wed couple that likes adventure or chilling, COMO Uma Ubud has something for you.

Location: Ubud

Price: $$$$$

Rating: 9.4

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pros

  • Luxurious Villas
  • Gorgeous Location
  • Free Scheduled Activities
  • Attentive Staff

Cons

  • Expensive

3. CAHAYA Skai Joglo (Airbnb)

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A honeymoon doesn’t always mean luxury. If you prefer a more intimate accommodation nestled in the lush jungles of Bali, then Skai Joglo is perfect for you. This treehouse rises above the nearby vegetation, offering a unique experience with stunning views of Bali.

Using 100+ year-old wood, the antique decor is twisted with a modern touch, creating the perfect balance. Guests will inevitably fall in touch with the semi-open walls, natural textures and finishes, and the cute private pool in the rear of the treehouse that opens to a natural paradise.

Though this villa has two bedrooms, you will find the property grounds perfect for a romantic couple getaway.

Because it is situated in the prime location for nature-lovers, the villa is located a 10-minute drive into the nearby town Ubud. This might cause inconvenience for some people but it is a price you have to pay for the quality and price!

Location: Ubud

Price: $$$

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pros

  • Unique Treehouse Villa
  • Jaw-Dropping Views
  • Rustic And Charming Decor

Cons

  • Located A Bit Too Far From Town
  • Bugs Can Be An Issue At Night

Cheap Private Pool Villas In Bali

Are you looking for a cheap private pool villa in Bali? Look no further. Featuring a beautiful outdoor pool, a terrace, and a garden, Villa Tirtha Amertha Ubud is one of the best value-for-money villas in Bali. 

This 1-bedroom private pool villa in Ubud is conveniently located close to the center but far enough to give you the privacy you need. Away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud, Villa Tirtha Amertha is your haven from all the chaos. 

Guests are guaranteed to have a peaceful time in the calming garden and relaxing swimming pool. Since this property only has 1 villa, the owner of the hotel, Wayan, will attend to your daily needs. Whether you want to visit the Tegalalang Rice Terrace or one of the waterfalls in Bali, Wayan will help you out!

Location: Ubud

Price: $

Rating: 9.4

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pros

  • Very Private
  • Affordable
  • Clean And Spacious Rooms
  • Friendly Staff

Cons

  • No Restaurant On-Site
  • The Swimming Pool Could Offer Better Views

Zoe Villa Canggu Bali is a simple one-bedroom private pool villa for cheap. Located in the surfer-paradise and digital nomad town of Canggu, guests can surely find many trendy cafes and exciting activities in the area. 

If you prefer to relax indoors, then the private swimming pool in the back garden will send all your worries away.

The villas immediate vicinity has a food court, which is great if you don’t want to eat at its on-site cafe. However, the main strip of Canggu is about a 15-minute walk, which for me isn’t a huge deal because you are far away from the noise!

Location: Canggu

Price: $

Rating: 8.8

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pros

  • Affordable
  • Spacious Rooms
  • Very Private Layout Of The Villa

Cons

  • Lots of Mosquitos at Night
  • No Views From Swimming Pool

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Guide On How to Get From Bali to Nusa Penida

Guide On How to Get From Bali to Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida, a small island off the coast of Bali, is becoming one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia? Why? Because Nusa Penida is the closest thing to paradise. Dramatic cliffs, turquoise water, white beaches, and famous Instagram spots (such as the Kelingking Beach), Nusa Penida is a traveler’s dream.

But how do you reach this heaven called Nusa Penida? The most popular way is through a ferry from Bali to Nusa Penida.

In our guide, we will teach you how you can get from Bali to Nusa Penida and what do need to know to get your transport!

How to Get to Nusa Penida From Bali?

Below we will talk about the 2 different ways to get to Nusa Penida from Bali. One is the DIY cheaper way and the other one is the comfortable but pricier way. Whichever method you decide to use to get to Nusa Penida, there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

1. Wear something you don’t mind getting wet. To get on the ferry, you will need to walk in the water to get to the boat. The water can go up to your waist so definitely don’t wear a pair of jeans and nice shoes.

2. The ride can be very bumpy. Even though the journey is around 45 minutes, don’t underestimate how uncomfortable it can get. The waves are huge and it literally feels like you are on a roller coaster sometimes. That’s why I always carry motion sickness medicine in my all-purpose medicine kit.

3. Arrange your transport in Nusa Penida before you get there if you can. Some accommodations in Nusa Penida offer free transport from the port to their property. Depending on where you have picked to stay, it might be worth knowing if they offer transport services!

The Cheap Way To Get From Bali To Nusa Penida

The cheapest way to get from Bali to Nusa Penida is by arriving in yourself and purchasing a ferry ticket from Sanur to Nusa Penida. Though this method is a little bit more exhausting because you need to call your own taxi and buy your own ticket, it is worth it if you are traveling on a budget in Bali.

There are two Uber-like apps they use in Bali, GoJek and Grab. If you are solo backpacking Bali, order a scooter from GoJek instead of a private car from Grab, it will save you money. Set your destination as Sanur port.

Chances are your driver will ask you where you are going and you will tell him Nusa Penida. Then he will say he knows where to get the ticket and will take you to one of the many fast boat companies in Sanur.

He will personally walk you over to the fast boat company and ask you to pay this much. He will always high-ball you because you are a foreigner and because he probably gets a commission from the company he takes you to. 

You should not pay more than 150,000 – 200,000 IDR for a one-way boat from Sanur to Nusa Penida. Those prices are already “foreigner prices”. Locals pay around 50k IDR. 

If you don’t agree with the price, just walk around. There are plenty of fast boat companies. 

They will also try to get you to buy a round-trip ticket. I suggest not buying a round-trip ticket from that company as then you are limited to the boats you can take when you come back to Bali. When you are reading to leave Nusa Penida, just go to the harbor and buy the ticket for the next ferry to Bali.

The Comfortable But Pricey Way To Get From Bali To Nusa Penida

If you are not traveling Bali on a budget and want more comfort, consider a private transfer booked directly from your hotel or online here. Your private transfer should include pickup from your hotel, ferry from Bali to Nusa Penida, and possibly even transport from the Toyakapeh port to your accommodation on Nusa Penida.

This is a great option if you are traveling with kids and want comfort!

Check out our special tours on Nusa Penida:

Where to Stay in Nusa Penida

For a complete guide on where to stay in Nusa Penida, please click here.

Best Luxury Hotel In Nusa Penida – Daphila Cottage

Daphila Cottage is the best hotel in Nusa Penida for stunning views. Their infinity pool overlooks the sea and the beautiful lush island below. The aesthetics of this hotel is superb with simple and modern wooden cottages. Did I mention friendly staff that will help with organizing tours and an on-site restaurant with delicious Indonesian food?

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Best Cheap Hotel in Nusa Penida – Asoka Bungalows

Locaed on the northern part of Nusa Penida, Asoka Bungalows is a convenient family-owned hotel that will exceed your expectations. Their sparkling clean rooms are all equipped with a relaxing outdoor terrace where you can relax and soak in the Indonesian sun. If you get bored, just jump into their swimming pool! Everyday is paradise at Asoka Bungalows.

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Best Hostel In Nusa PenidaNuansa Penida Hostel

Nuansa Penida Hostel is perfect hostel in Nusa Penida. An outdoor swimming pool area with lounge chairs where you can sunbathe and relax? Check. A bar and on-site restaurant where you can eat and drink? Check. A nice common area where you can meet other travelers from different parts of the world? Also check! Don’t miss out on Nuansa Penida Hostel when you are here!

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I hope now you are equipped with information on how to get from Bali to Nusa Penida. Nusa Penida is one of my favorite places in Indonesia!

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