Bali: Beach. Falls. Terraces.

 

Do you ever wish to wake up hearing the birds humming  outside your window? or just drive around the corner and you can see infinite fields of green? I do! Living in the busy city of London just makes me miss my nature trip in Bali. Sharing with you some of Bali’s natural wonders.

 

Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

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Exploring the west part of Bali, we arrived at  one of UNESCO World Heritages, Jatiluwih Terraces. Our guide told us that jatiuwih means “really beautiful.” This famous destination is surrounded by public facilities like restaurants, parking space and shops.

After strolling along the rice field, we  ate at one of the warungs that offer international and local cuisine. I would definitely suggest for you to have lunch in this area and enjoy this green landscape. It’s not often you get to see a magnificent view like this.

**Entrance Fee 40,000 IDR per person

 

Tegenungan Waterfalls

 

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Tegenungan Waterfalls

Bali has numerous falls all over the island and Tegenungan was one of the closest to us. Our guide already informed us that the water in the falls might be murky due to the rain the night before. Still, it was a beautiful experience.

 

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At the viewpoint- Tegenungan Falls

 

From the parking, we passed several shops vending food, drinks, towels and souvenirs before we reached the viewpoint. Getting to the bottom was not easy at all! I must have said it “Are we there yet?”  20 times on our way down.  A hundred stairs, steep and widely separated from each other. Make sure you wear something light and to have a drink on hand.

**Entrance Fee: 10,000 IDR per person

 

Nusa Dua Beach

 

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Nusa Dua Beach

If you’re looking for  a  relaxing white sand, crystal blue sea in an upscale environment, then this is for you. The area is surrounded by hotels, shops and resturants. Even though some areas are exclusive to hotel guests, you can still find public beach along the coast.

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There were cabanas and palms lined up on the shore offering a lot of cover. It was just a calm and lovely place to relax.

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Nusa Dua coast

 

Virgin beach aka White Sand Beach

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Virgin beach

We spent a whole day in this  golden sand beach famous for its colourful sun lounger and old warungs. Yes, it was not a white sand beach. People had a misconception about the term “virgin” and they just started calling it  White Sand beach.

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It was 10 to 15 min ( steep and uneven dirt road) walk  from the parking area. As we get closer to the beach, we could hear the lapping waves. The air was mixed with saltiness and the scent of the grilled fish from the restaurants. Warung owners rushing to the tourists coming down the hill showing their menus and sun beds. There were also few vendors selling fresh fruits and pearls. It was just a perfect chill day.

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Entrance fee: 10, 000 IDR each.

 

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