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Blue Lagoon Beach
Located 2-hour drive from Kuta region, next to Padangbai harbor, Blue Lagoon Beach is a hidden gem on the east side of Bali. Famous for its underwater paradise, this spot is convenient for family with little kids due to the water is extremely calm and clean. The view is breathtaking, as you may see clouds of ultraviolet fish daubed with splashes of luminous orange, followed by shoals of black fish with tails shaped like the head of a spanner. You might even see a fish in a leopard-print coat, and if you look carefully, you will notice cleverly camouflaged creatures hiding in the reef crevices.
Location: Padangbai, Manggis, Karangasem Regency
Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
Well known for its dramatic and truly exoticlandscapes, Jatiluwih rice terrace covers the region of the upland village in West Bali. Lush green views will already greet you upon approaching the region, while the main course lies further up in the village. The cool highlands and the stunning scenery of this village at the foot of Mount Batukaru makes it perfect for photo taking opportunities, and at the same time serves as a soothing retreat away from the island’s crowded south. Best time to enjoy the scenery is during the day, where you will find the largest and most picturesque expanse of paddies in Bali through 180 degrees of gently sloping terraces as far as the eye can see.
Location:Jatiluwih, Penebel, Tabanan Regency
If you are up for a bit of a climb,Lempuyang Temple offers fabulous views. Standing majestically more than 1000 meters above the sea level in the northeast of Mount Agung, this one of Bali’s oldest temples is a magnet for avid hikers who love the blend of mountains and cultural excursions. Before you are able to enjoy the view, you will need to conquer a steep staircase of almost 2,000 steps. At this point, you can see other temples and hordes of grey long-tailed macaques that inhabit the surrounding cool mountain forests. Once you reach at the top, all your efforts are paid off. You will be dazzled by the impressive architecture of the temple and unusual traditions of Hindu religion. Most likely you will see Balinese people bring food over their heads with balancing large baskets to get the blessings of the priest. Apart from that, you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise coming up over the mountain early in the morning. It is magical!
Location:Abang District, Karangasem Regency
Munduk Moding Plantation
Enjoy the 18-meters infinity pool with a panoramic view of the rolling hills at MundukModing Plantation Nature Mountain Resort and Spa. Tuck away in the middle of the mountains of Bululeng region, you can enjoy spectacular view of picturesque hillsides, which are covered with jungle, coffee trees and rice fields. On a clear day, amazing panoramas of Java’s coastline from the distance will entertain while you are relaxing in the poolside or soaking in the water on a sunny day. Best time to visit is during sunset, when the purple and reddish colors fill in the sky, and the pool mirrors all the colors on the surface.The infinity pool at MundukModing Plantation is one of the top 10 infinity pools of the world.
Location:JalanAsahGobleg, Gobleg village, Banjar District, Buleleng Regency
Padma Ubud Pool
A 30-minute drive from central Ubud will take you to a peaceful slice of Bali at Padma Resort Ubud. Connected to the resort via an enchanting glass top tunnel, you can lounge by the endless infinity pool with its awe-inspiring view of luscious tree plantations and the refreshing mountain air of Ubud.In the normal mornings, you can see both Mount Batur and Mount Agungstanding side by side behind the forests. The water is cool during the day to provide an invigorating oasis on warm afternoons, allowing you to spend countless hours of relaxing moment looking at the enchanting bamboo forests of Payangan.
Location:Padma Resort Ubud
Banjar Carik, PuhuVillage, Payangan, Gianyar Regency
Sunset at Uluwatu Temple
Be prepared for sunset delights with the stunning backdrop of the endless sea of Indian Ocean.Located at the very south part of Bali, this ancient temple is without a doubt spectacular with its cliff-top setting at the edge of a plateau 250 feet above the waves of the ocean.The serpentine pathway to the temple is fortified by concrete walls on the cliff side. It takes about an hour to get from one end to another, as there are several fenced points along the way to stop. The views from the bottom of the water surging up against the rocks and the ocean horizon are remarkable.A small forest full of furry monkeys jumping around from the sweetly scented Frangipani trees can be something to smile at.
Located in the plateau area with green hill surrounded, Tamblingan Lake is a must-visit spot if you are travelling to the north part of Bali. Along the way to this lake, you will enjoy the magnificent view of both Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake from the top side. In some places alongside of the lake, there are seating spots for you to spend time while enjoying the beautiful view of the lake, green mountains or rain forest.This lake is covered by fresh cold atmosphere and gets cooler at night. Make sure you have your sweater on, and make yourself comfortable.
Location:MundukVillage, Banjar District,Buleleng Regency
Joannes Rhino –Bali Online Editor