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Things to do in Balian


a wonderfully wild and quiet beach break​ at Balian. Boards are available for rent near the beach, and you can take lessons here too.

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classes are held daily in Balian. Stretch out after a long surf sessions, or begin and end your days mindfully in this lovely seaside village.

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the exquisite rice terraces that stretch from Pantai Soka all the way back to the foot of Batukaru mountain. They're among the loveliest rice terraces in Bali.

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Surf is a chilled, breezy cafe that overlooks the waves of Balian beach. It serves excellent sushi, smoothies and juices, healthy breakfasts and a range of cocktails.

– near Balian​  


about organic farming and gardening during a one-day workshop in the beautiful hills behind Balian.

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for a few days. Balian's a great spot to enjoy some down time, and to catch up on reading, indulge in massages, work on your tan....


in a pool while you watch the surf. Pondok Pitaya has a lovely beachfront swimming pool – non-guests are welcome to use it if they order a meal from the restaurant.


the small Catholic Church in hillside Selabih village, near Balian. There's a pretty shrine to the Virgin Mary set in tended gardens, and the view from up here is stunning.

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down to Juwuk Manis, West Bali's pretty twin waterfalls. There is a pool at the bottom that you can swim in. The waterfall is just off the road to Medewi.


is about 25 minutes away from Balian, and a great place to spend a day – excellent surf, and plenty to do and see (and there's a beachfront bar with good views of the surf point).

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