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Welcome to West Bali

Begin your journey here

Places to go


If you're not familiar with West Bali, click on the map icon to enter our site through this section and we'll get you orientated... and if you do know West Bali, then click here anyway to jump into the areas covered on this site: Balian, Medewi, Negara, Menjangan and Pemuteran. We'll settle you in, and from each area you can head across to the activities there (including all the practical details). We'll also connect you to our selection of hotels, villas and homestays in each area.

Things to do


If there’s something specific you want to do in West Bali – like surfing, diving, yoga, birding or blissing out with spa treatments – then click on this camera icon. We'll show you where to go to find what you're looking for, and give you all the details so you can do it yourself. We've included the insider info we know is useful – because we've been there, done that. We'll also connect you with our choice of hotels, homestays and villas that will appeal to someone who's interested in each activity we've included. We've done the work for you – trust us. 

Where to stay


If you’re looking for a hotel that suits your budget or needs – for example a villa for families, a honeymoon destination, a hotel that offers yoga classes or that operates in a sustainable manner – then head straight to "Where to stay". Our hotel collections make finding accommodation that suits your needs simple; plus we give you an honest overview of each property. We've visited or stayed at every one on this site, and have included them here because we believe they will add something special to your experience of West Bali. Our website is independent but we do use affiliate links, so if you book accommodation or buy a book via this site you will be supporting our work here, and for that we are very grateful.

Good books about Bali


Our ultimate Bali reading list includes only the books we've read and recommend about this fascinating island. There are books that'll give you insight into the complex beliefs and traditions, or delve into the island's history and characters, as well as a few good novels set in Bali, too. Also on this page are some of the magazine stories we've been commissioned to write specifically about West Bali.



If there's anything you think we've missed out and should include on this site, please connect with us via email or social media – details are at the bottom of every page. Btw... if you'd like to know who "we" are please see About Us.

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