Visiting Bali? Well, if you’re sick and tired of visiting incredible places only to be faced to huge crowds that keep you from having the best possible time, you can always research some off the beaten track locations and destinations.
Like in any other tourist-hot spot, Bali is packed with hidden gems. Besides, you want to a veritable Indonesian experience, with sinfully delicious food, intricate beverages, sick cultural hot spots, and everything wonderful this location has to offer. Without further ado, these are Bali’s best-hidden gems you should be aware of.
The fishing village of Pemuteran is located on the Northern coast of Bali. You will be thrilled to find out that this small village is nestled on an extinct volcano crater, deep into Bali’s mountain area. Those passionate about aquatic life and wildlife can enjoy here stunning coral reefs.
The location is a perfect diving spot and it can become a little populated during the da. But as the sun sets down in the sea, you will witness one of the most incredible sunsets you may ever see. The tranquil evenings here are just perfect for couples in the honeymoon or that want to reconnect on a deeper level.
The sandy beaches of Pekutatan will offer you a veritable Indonesian experience. A long distance away from civilization, you’ll want to keep this new discovery only for yourself. The blue waters hitting the lava rocks dating from centuries ago will mesmerize you unlike anything else.
Suluban has a reputation among locals as a hot surfing spot in Bali. But what nobody will tell you about this destination, is that in a secluded area bordering the coast, there is a hidden cave: the Suluban Cave. It is protected by harsh limestone formations and is only available by a stairway.
Although sunbathing in this spot is impossible, you must take some photos of this nature’s wonder as it is: untouched and secluded.
Kanto Lampo Waterfall
This fairly new waterfall is still not that popular among tourists. It only dates back to 2015. Otherwise, we suspect you would have to deal with a whole lot of Instagrammers, rushing to take pictures of this natural wonder.
Locals think that the waterfall is blessed. According to them, the water started to flow after a praying ceremony, is an extremely hot and dry year.
Bali Indonesia 5 star hotels are scattered in all destinations, not only in highly touristic ones. Melasti beach is no exception, as it is highly Instagrammable. Even though, it still offers a veritable Indonesian experience, without the bustling crowds and typical touristy activities you will find in other destinations. With maybe one of the most beautiful beaches out there, the destination is guarded by an impressive cliff. When it’s raining, you will be surrounded by what appears to be a waterfall. In fact, there is only rain falling down the cliff. Even if you’re not a photography-savvy tourist, it’s not complicated at all to immortalize the beauty of such occurrences.
With lush flora and impressive rice fields, Sidemen will welcome you in its heart, away from the bustling tourist crowds. The tranquillity of the surrounding tropical forest is the perfect way to reconnect with nature and with yourself. Rush to visit this gem before tourists discover and take it by the storm.
Head hu north of Bali and you will stumble upon a small village ready to welcome you. Don’t expect to find luxury hotels here, you’ll only have a small selection of bed and breakfast establishments. But this is the perfect opportunity to escape for a little from all the noise and brunch bars in Bali.
While here, make sure to visit some other stunning attractions. The Melanting waterfalls will mesmerize you for sure.
The Caningan Islands
Only a short trip away from the S-E Bali, the Caningan Islands are really off the beaten track. Besides, it has incredible surfing spots, and it can be easily visited within a single day. There are plenty of paths crossing the island from a corner to the other. The crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches are everything you need when you want to lay back and relax for a while. Make sure to try some entertaining holiday activities like swimming or snorkelling. The crystal-clear waters are begging to be explored. If you search well enough (in the southern corner of the island, you’ll stumble upon a small cove with its perfect hidden little beach.
Rush and book a flight to Amed, now while it still offers a secluded spot in the wild. The destination is growing in popularity and soon enough, you’ll find it difficult to find the hidden gem that it is today. In Amed, you will find some secluded beaches you will definitely enjoy, but also some incredible diving spots. Besides, you will have an uncensored view to the Mount Agung.
With the insane view of the mountain, the tranquil waters and welcoming beaches, it will soon be able to find a free spot on the beach here, so go ahead and book your flight while you still can!
This is not off the beaten path completely, but it certainly is one of the few virgin beaches remaining that you have to explore. Besides, it is far more tranquil than other beaches around Bali, so a trip here is definitely worth it. The weather is perfect no matter the season. The beach is protected by two giant cliffs, keeping the harsh winds away.
These are some of the best locations in Bali, Indonesia for those who want a veritable Indonesian experience. While most of these can be visited on a single day, we advise you to book a room in a more reliable hotel, in a touristy area, for a better experience.