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Activities

Bali Barat National Park

West Bali National Park is the most north-westerly point of Bali. The official area inside the park boundaries is 190 square kilometres, with a further 580 square kilometres of protected reserve in the highlands to the east. The habitat is very varied with rain forest, dry savanna, acacia scrub and lowland forests as well as more mountain forests in the higher center. There are also some pockets of dense mangrove forest.
The official park trails should be explored with a guide recommended by the national park office. Permits and obligatory guides are available at the park headquarters at Cekik and the office at Labuhan Lalang.

Menjangan Island (Deer Island)

Menjangan Island belongs to the Bali Barat National Park. This small island is located 5 miles to the northwest of Bali island and is part of the Indonesian archipelago. "Menjangan" means "Deer" in Indonesian. Menjangan Island is well known for its magnificent underwater world, beautiful coral reefs and is one of Bali's best diving (and snorkeling) sites.

Monkey Temple (Pulaki temple)

The Pulaki temple can be found on the way to Permuteran and Manjangan Island. Pulaki Temple has a spectacular view to be enjoyed and is one of the biggest Hindu temples in Bali. Monkeys roam around inside and outside the temple, attracted by the offerings brought by the people. Entering the temple, you arrive at the mid court, and from here the glamorous blue of the Javanese sea can be seen clearly framed by the green hills on the right and left side. There are more stairs to climb if you wish to enter the main court where people put their offerings and pray. More spectacular views are available from the upper part of the temple.

Atlas Pearl Farm

Atlas South Sea Pearl is an Australian Listed Company specializing in the natural culture of high quality pearls. A visit to the Atlas pearl farm is a "must". It is located in Penyambangan village, about 10min drive from Villa Naora (you will find a road sign“Atlas South Sea Pearl, 600 meter” on the right side when driving from the villa).
In its pristine setting the secrets of South sea pearls are revealed. Visitors can do a tour and learn about the oyster-breeding program, the cultivation cycle and see a demonstration of pearl seeding and harvesting. Pearls are the only precious gems created by living creatures and they are often referred to as “nature’s most precious gift”. The café at the farm has a gorgeous panoramic view. You can enjoy shopping at Atlas South Sea Pearl at a good price and go back home with a beautiful souvenir.

 

Matahari Beach Resort & Spa – Restaurant Leon Beach Bistro (excellent)

Taman Selini Beach:

It's a Greek restaurant, which is a nice change after a couple of days (very good)Both restaurants are near each other and they are just 20-25 min by car from the villa.

Banjar Hot Springs

Enjoy bathing in the tropical Banjar Hot Springs, where the 38 degrees water spewing out of dragon statues, will have you feeling relaxed in no time.
There is a cozy restaurant, on the grounds of the hot springs, where you can have a good lunch against low prices. Don’t forget your swimming cloths.

Buddhist monastery Brahma Vihara Arama

Set on the side of a hill overlooking Lovina, (in the hills of Banjar), the monastery provides you a breathtaking view in a serene and peaceful surrounding (views of the ocean and surrounding hills). It is the biggest Buddhist temple in Bali, also called "Little Borobodur".

Lovina Beach

Lovina is the biggest beach village in the North of Bali. It features plenty of restaurants, bars and touristic shops where you will find all your needs and souvenirs.

Dolphins Watch

Lovina is unique in the world for dolphins lovers for 2 reasons: it is their natural habitat, and the sea is amazingly calm, making them very easy to spot and follow in the sea. Dolphins watch is also possible offshore Villa Naora with direct pick-up by boat from the front beach to take you directly from the villa to the dolphin spot.

Bali Panorama Mayong:

Organic Indonesian Cuisine

Zen Resort Bali:

Asian and European gastronomy

Spice Beach Club Bali:

www.spicebeachclubbali.com (Free pick-up with minimum 4 pax)

Chonos Hotel Lovina Restaurant:

Good quality and affordable food & drinks (located on the main street)

Sea Breeze Cafe Lovina:

Right by the beach, this breezy cafe has a range of Indonesian and Western dishes. It's a good spot for sunset drinks and ocean views.

Jasmine Kitchen:

Thai Restaurant (Address: Jalan Binaria Kalibukbuk, Lovina)

Deutsches eck ‘Rikesti”:

www.wonderfulbali.com/rikesti/index.html (German & Indonesian Cuisine)

Gitgit Waterfall

Gitgit Waterfall is one of the famous tourist destinations in Bali. It is located in Gitgit countryside, in the middle of rain forest with pure nature of tropical trees surrounding it. When you step down to Gitgit Waterfall, you will pass the beautiful rice fields and the forest.

Munduk waterfall

It is one of the fabulous waterfalls on the island that is located in the village of Munduk, north Bali. The path down to the waterfall is densely planted with clove and coffee trees as well as Avocado, Taro, Banana and some Durian tree. Munduk waterfall is a great and relatively unexplored site you should not miss when you visit Bali or on the way to Bedugul Lake (Bedugul Temple, 1:15hr from Villa Naora).
To do: On the way to Munduk village and waterfall, don’t hesitate to stop and take pictures of the amazing and beautiful rice paddies.

Restaurants at Munduk (40min)

Make a stop at the nice coffee/restaurant "Warung Kopi Shyup", and visit the cloves plantation. The restaurant (warung) is excellent. You can appreciate the beautiful view of the rice paddies.

Bedugul and Temple on the lake

Bedugul is the name used to cover a large area of the central highlands of Bali around the villages of Bedugul itself. This is an area of great natural beauty.Pura Ulun Danu Bratan (Lake Bratan Temple). After Tanah Lot, this is perhaps the most photographed temple on the island and is certainly one of the iconic images of Bali. The temple sits on the western shore of Lake Bratan and it can give the illusion of actually floating on the water

Ubud

Ubud is the cultural and artistic center of Bali. The production of the world famous Balinese furniture and paintings is mostly located in the village surrounding Ubud. Conveniently located in the middle of the rain forest, you can also drop by the Monkey Forest, a sacred temple akin to an Indiana Jones movie where friendly monkeys will eat bananas of your shoulders while mothers take care of their babies.
To do: Shopping on Monkey forest Road, Daily market, Monkey Forest attraction, Visit some of the nice restaurants and coffees.

Monkey Forest (Ubud)

It is a small rain forest dwelt by some group of monkeys and other tropical animals. It is strategically located in the hearth of Ubud Village. The monkeys are believed as Gods Guard of Dalem Agung Temple, the Hindu Temple sets in the middle of forest. There are three Holy Temples in this monkey forest.

Tegalalang (Ubud)

This beautiful rice terrace is located in north of Ubud. You will enjoy the beautiful panorama of valley with rice terraces and coconut trees ornament it. Tegalalang Rice Terraces is one of the tourist icons in Ubud and is visited by lots of tourists every day.