Places to go

Balian
Highlights

• Surfing

Yoga

• Wild beaches

• Characterful hotels

For the majority travellers who want to venture off the beaten track, Balian is the last stop on the road west... but we consider this quirky surf town to be the gateway to little-explored Bali.​

restaurant at balian beach at balian in west bali, bali off the beaten track
Balian
Highlights

• Surfing

Yoga

• Wild beaches

Groovy hotels

For the majority travellers who want to venture off the beaten track, Balian is the last stop on the road west... but we consider this quirky surf town to be the gateway to little-explored Bali.​

palm tree and beach at medewi beach in west bali, bali off the beaten track
Medewi
Highlights

• Surfing

• Wild beaches

Affordable hotels

We've seen it over and again: Medewi has a way of creeping into your soul and so many travellers who stay more than three nights in this village find it very, very hard to leave.

Negara
Highlights
Boats at Perancak

• Palasari church

Buffalo charriot races

Negara isn't geared up to be a holiday destination, nor does it pretend to be – but there are a few places around the (very small) city that make for an interesting day trip in West Bali.

fishing boats at perancak near negara in west bali, bali off the beaten track
sun loungers on private beach at menjangan resort in menjangan, west bali, bali off the beaten track
Menjangan
Highlights

• Diving & snorkelling

• Wild beaches

Solitude

If you're looking for a place where you can exhale, where you can leave the rest of the world behind, Menjangan is it. Out here, close to one of the best snorkelling and dive spots Bali has to offer, it's difficult to imagine that you're just 110km from the crowds of east Bali.

Pemuteran
Highlights

• Diving & snorkelling

• Swimming beach

• Family destination

Thanks to its proximity to Menjangan Island and its own offshore reefs, the town of Pemuteran has emerged as Bali’s premier dive centre. Nevertheless, it remains idyllically peaceful in a way that few places farther east Bali have managed.

snorkelling beach at pemuteran in west bali, bali off the beaten track

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