7 Offbeat Destinations In Bali for Couples, Family or Solo Travellers

Offbeat Destinations In Bali
Offbeat Destinations In Bali
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Bali is a land full of unexplored destinations and also a destination that is enriched by architecture, culture and monuments left behind by bygone settlers of the past. It is no surprise then that the many surrounding Islands of Bali have many such hidden locations that tourists are usually unaware of. Deep rainforests, unseen waterfalls, surprising meadows of marigold and sunflower, little hamlets and paddy fields on the hills – the everyday life of Bali has much to offer. In this article, our travel experts have revealed the top Offbeat Destinations in Bali that tourists will find farms or unique than the popular attractions.

Choose Best in your Bali Itinerary by Adding these Offbeat Destinations of Bali

1. Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida

This is by far the most breathtaking and captivating Destination in Bali located away from the main tourist destinations of Bali which is why many visitors decide to skip it. This is a small, sunlight Island, most of which is covered in uninhabited rainforests. Remember the flight of stairs on a tapering Paluang cliff getting out into the sea that you keep seeing all over the internet? This is where that is located. It is also home to one of the best offbeat destinations in Bali now becoming popular day by day for scuba divers thanks to the amazing coral reef at Crystal Bay. Nusa Penida is characterized by eco-friendly luxury resorts, a dark blue tropical lagoon, hiking in the forests and taking dream-worthy photographs in West Bali. 

Entry Fee: 25000 IDR for adults and 15000 IDR for children

Opening and Closing Timings: open 24 hours

Time Taken To Visit: 5 to 6 hours

2. Kawah Ijen

This is located close to the UNESCO Global Geopark harbouring one of Indonesia’s most interesting active volcanoes and most acidic lakes. This caldera lake demonstrates the rare phenomenon of blue fire when ignited sulphuric acids emerge from the cracks in the creator and look like hot blue liquid releasing blue smoke in the atmosphere. Kawah Ijen is a popular day tour from the main attractions and stands as one of the most coveted offbeat destinations in Bali. Travellers need to take a boat and hike up this mountain for the most gorgeous view of a sunset. It is one of the most spectacular sights on earth that you might never see before. 

Entry Fee: 100,000 IDR on weekdays and 150,000 IDR on weekends

Opening and Closing Timings: 1:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Time Taken To Visit: 1 day

3. Underwater Pemuteran Temple Garden

Do you enjoy scuba diving? Now die for something more than aquatic life and find yourself turning into an amateur archaeologist and explorer by reaching the Pemuteran Temple and Gardens, hotspots for coral breeding built in 2005 by the authorities of marine life in Bali. The breathtaking stone statues of large gods and goddesses have been designed to give a completely ruined effect as if you are swimming among the remnants of thousands of years ago. These statues include well-known Hindu deities like Lakshmi, Saraswati and Gautam Buddha. Many more search man-made temple reefs are now being constructed in Bali.

Entry Fee: 20,000 IDR

Time Taken To Visit: 30 minutes

Opening and Closing Timings: opening or closing timings depend on Canion Bayji Guang entry fee

4. Canyon Beji Guwang

Not only does this place boast of a hidden canyon but also a little pool and photographic spot all in one! Beji Guwang is a tropical, wet and moss-laden natural Rock formation from which a clear stream of water flows. Tourists trek up here and swim amongst the boulders with family and friends. It is a 1.3-mile loop trail, with chiselled walls all around you and dark boulders on which vegetation is already growing. There is also a reservoir at the entrance gate of the track with two flights of steps leading down to it which makes this place one of the offbeat destinations in Bali. This is also a great diving spot and picnic spot for large groups of tourists who want to have some family-friendly fun.

Entry Fee: 200,000 IDR

Opening and Closing Timings: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Time Taken To Visit: 2 to 3 hours

5. Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Lembongan

This jaw-dropping offbeat destination in Bali is not just a hot spot for sea lovers who want countless narrow coats and beaches extending into the sparkling blue lagoon but also for land snorkelers who are in search of mangrove forests, seaweed farms, coconut grooves and rocky cliffs upon which the waves fall and crash a hundred times each hour. Fear of the most popular destinations to visit here include The Yellow Bridge, The Mushroom Beach, The Selambung Beach etc. The secluded Jungut Batu Beach is a top choice for private couples where as those who want the best photography of their life always go for the Devil’s Tears Viewpoint. 

Entry Fee: No entry cost

Opening and Closing Timings: Open 24 hours

Time Taken To Visit: 5 to 6 hours 

6. Mende Hills

Not many people care to venture to the northernmost parts of the Bali archipelago. This is why some of the best offbeat destinations in Bali including Bukit Mende are hidden in the falls of the dense tropical forests. Climb to the top of this summit with your friends or partner and watch the sunrise or sunset on the horizon as you sip some hot tea together. The lush green carpets of forests dipping and rising like waves over the hills in which traditional Bali people still live their traditional lives – what can be a better getaway than this? The Mende Hill is perfect for camping, bonfires and finally a ride ahead to the old capital of Singaraja to explore the mysterious side of an always cheerful Bali. 

Entry Fee: No entry cost

Opening and Closing Timings: No official opening or closing timings

Time Taken To Visit: 6 hours

7. Bhuana Sari Waterfall

Two gem-like waterfalls exist in Bali the village of Wanagiri, a few hours away from the main tourist grounds. These are known as the Banu Wana Amertha and Bhuana Sari Waterfalls. According to experts who laugh at taking details into offbeat destinations of Bali, Bhuana Sari is the most fascinating fall in all of this region. The waterfall is spread out across a whole slope of a cliff, kind of like a new squeeze, the water falling from a tap gently so that it falls into multiple streams instead of one. Gushing but small cascades adon every crack and break on the slope, with the bolder giving the most theatrical effect. The water pools down at the feet of the falls in a joint Lake where people love bathing and swimming.

Entry Fee: No entry cost

Opening and Closing Timings: No official opening or closing timings

Time Taken To Visit: 2 to 3 hours 

Frequently Asked Questions?

Q. Which part of Bali is less visited by tourists?

A. Surrounding regions of Bali like Nusa Penida and Nusa Dua are usually skipped by tourists who want to experience popular luxuries here. The northern region of Bali including its former capital Singaraja is also lesser known among visitors.

Q. Where in Bali can experience regular village life?

A. Penglipuran and Carangsari villages are two breathtaking villages in Bali that have kept their unique traditions alive to this day.

Q. Which is the most underrated rice terrace in Bali?

A. Tegalalang Rice Terrace is a captivating location but if you want to experience the offbeat paddy terraces of Bali, you should consider visiting Ceking, Jatiluwih, Papuan or Munduk terraces.

Final Thought!!

Increase the beauty of your experience in Bali by adding to the different experience, generic Bali travel packages something novel and exciting. Offbeat destinations in Bali render the sort of peace and awakening to the soul that most people can only dream of. Do you have a bucket list for exploring unknown Bali? If not you should get right to it because we can assure you it will be worth your time. Let us know in the comment box below which of the destinations listed above you like the most and why!

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