Commonly known for its natural beauty with miles of stunning sandy beaches, ranges of towering volcanic mountains, and lush tropical forests full of exotic wildlife,Bali is undoubtedly a must-visit destination in the Southeast Asia. If you are up for some adventure, but rather stay away from the crowd, there are some hidden places for you to discover the untouched splendor of Bali.
Take a look!
Banyumala Twin Waterfall
Located in Wanagiri district near Lake Buyan, Banyumala Twin is not an easy waterfall to find, but once you’ve found it,you won't regret!
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Feel the rush of water constantly pouring against the steep cascading rocks. Listen to the thunderous sounds in the middle of lush green vegetation and ravine. And take a refreshingly cool dip into the pristine water.
Sound appealing, right!Don’t forget to bring along a piece of swimwear and a waterproof camera to capture this natural beauty.
The Secret Garden of Sambangan
Hidden far away to the north of Bali is the village of Sambangan, where lies the breathtaking splendor of the jungles and waterfalls, known as the Secret Garden.
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The garden is home to a chain of natural pools and seven glorious cascade amidst the lush Balinese rainforest. Isolated and unspoiled, the scenery here will definitely take your breath away, even though it may take 3 hours to trek deep into the jungle to discover most of this place.
The pools filled with cold spring water are wonderful places to cool off after the long jungle trek, and some of the waterfalls can be amazing natural waterslides if you dare to try!
Hidden Canyon Beji Guwang
In Sukawati, there is an incredibly beautiful and unique canyon named Beji Guwang, where you’d surely want to pay a visit.
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Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon features a river surrounded with walls of shone magnificently formed and patterned due to the erosion byriver waterfor hundreds of thousands of years.The colorful walls in all kinds of shapeswillofferyou an amazing visual feast.Youcan simply find somerocks to sit on, dangle your feet while admiring the view, or get into thepristine water and enjoy a nice soak.
However, to get hereyou will have to pass several rivers with sticky muddy floors, and climb someenormousrocks that are pretty slippery and sharp. So,be particularly careful and watch your step!
Other than that, feel free to discoverto your heart’s content and appreciate this magnificent natural beauty!
Bias Tugal Beach
Bias Tugal, or Pantai Kecil, is a stunning hidden beach, among one of the best off-the-beaten-track destinations in Bali for you to discover.
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Located near the port of Padangbai to the east of Bali, Bias Tugal is not much frequented by visitors due to the 500-meter rocky path you must get through by foot to reach it. But once you get the sight of pure white sand and clear water at the bottom of the hill, the whole mini trek is just none of a problem!
Here, you can enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling, and sea diving, or explore the beautiful coral reefs. Or just laze around and enjoy the arresting view!
Right off the northwest coast of Bali lies asplendid islandnamed Menjangan, located in the protected marine reserve of Bali Barat National Park.
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The island is surrounded by miles of beautiful coral reefs,making it anidealspot for diving as well as snorkeling. Apart from a wide variety of coral species and colorful, tropical fish, there are many kinds of seabirds that can be found here, as well as the Hawksbill Sea Turtle.
In addition, Menjangan Island is also referred to as the Deer Island since it is home to the Barking Deer or Muntjac. Visitors can often spot themhaving a bath at the secluded, sandy beaches on the island.
So, are you ready for the adventure?