Things to do in Medewi

Some say Medewi is all about surfing... but when you begin to explore, you'll realise there's a whole lot more to this laid-back part of West Bali, from intriguing jungled mountains and scenic roads to yoga classes, rice paddy walks and insanely good massages.

Surf

Medewi's boasts Bali's longest left-hand break. Different sections are suited to different levels, so whether you're a pro or just starting out, there's likely to be a spot for you.

Yoga

classes are held almost every day at various locations around Medewi. Keep in mind that you'll need to book your space in a class a day in advance.

Drive

through – yes, through – Bunut Bolong, a sacred tree that's 20 minutes from Medewi. Stop here for a simple lunch or coffee, and enjoy the breathtaking jungle view. 

Learn

about the traditional rice farming practices of West Bali as you walk alongside some of the area's last pink buffaloes. Spend time in the paddies, and experience them as a farmer does.

Walk

down to Juwuk Manis, West Bali's pretty twin waterfalls. There's a pool at the bottom you can swim in. Juwuk Manis is relatively close to Bunut Bolong, the sacred tree.

Explore

the vast stretch of beach that extends to the east of Medewi – there is almost 14 kilometres of coastline that you can access.

Learn

to make coconut oil the traditional way. Classes are held on request at the home of Ratna and Sup, in a scenic and quiet part of Medewi.

Roadtrip

across West Bali on one of the most scenic drives on the island. Do this drive in the early morning and you're likely to have a stunning view of Batukaru volcano.

Wander

along the road that winds through the pretty paddies of Pulukan. You might encounter duck herders and, early morning or late afternoon, you might see the volcanoes of Java in the distance.

Find

the Ngurah Rai monument on the beach in Pekutatan. The monument commemorates Bali's most celebrated freedom fighter.

Visit

Rambut Siwi, a cliff-top temple near Medewi that is a vastly quieter "sister" temple of Uluwatu and Tanah Lot. The view from up here, across the coast, is stunning.

beautiful.

Balian

is about 30 minutes east of Medewi – so why not head over that way for a day? Surf, yoga, try some different restaurants, or discover places off the beaten track – a pretty little hillside church, and some of the most picturesque paddies on the island. 

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