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Unfrequented: Best Off-The-Beaten-Path Destinations For Your 2021 Bali Holiday

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Folks, we are just days away from the end of 2020. Let’s embrace the upcoming year and get ready for another holiday in Bali very soon! To commemorate the ‘new’ holiday season, we compile yet again several fascinating destinations to give you some idea on the next places to visit on your Bali getaway. We suggest to think outside of the mainstream spots, as it will most-likely be fully packed with visitors who are also longing for a pleasant break in-between their daily hustle and bustle after the confinement of COVID-19 pandemic. Check our lists and see if you have been to the destinations we’ve mentioned below!

  1. Lovina

Probably the most well-known name on this list, Lovina beach of Singaraja has drawn comparison to the legendary Kuta beach on the island’s Southern counterpart. Between the Bedugul mountain range and the Bali sea, this tropical black volcanic ash shoreline gem is surrounded by various attractions; including dolphin watching, snorkeling, diving and many more.

2. Les Village

A secluded, peaceful coastal village on Tejakula region of Buleleng, Singaraja, Les is a fantastic place to retreat from the bustling city vibe. Enjoy the fresh air and serene ambience of Bali’s authentic traditional village while learn first-hand about sustainable life of its local fishing community. Here you can also try Balinese indigenous food made by unique and talented chef Yudi ‘Bulldog’, which also serve as the village’s full-time ‘Mangku’ or Balinese Hindu priest. A truly memorable experience awaits!

3. Diamond Beach

Perched on the Eastern tip of Nusa Penida island, Diamond beach is an untouched, pristine shoreline that really shines as the jewel of its namesake. The view on top of this beach is truly postcard-perfect. Walk on its iconic (handmade) stone stairs down below to sink your feet on its soft white sand and get soaked in its immaculate tropical ambience as you get ready to be sun-kissed and sea-dipped with your beloved ones.

4. Sidemen

Located in Karangasem regency, East Bali, Sidemen (pronounced see-de-men) Valley is one of those Bali hidden gems which promises an unforgettable natural spectacle. Imagine yourself being in the middle of vast green fields as far as the eyes can see, dotted by the occasional colourful flower field, strolling around this rural area you’ll see farmers working in the fields, women greet you on their way to the local temple with the daily offerings, children wearing their school uniform will wave and laugh as they pass you by on their motorbikes and the majestic Mount Agung can be seen from afar covered by the morning mists. Bali vibe can’t get any better than this.

5. Tegal Wangi Beach

Boasting natural ‘jacuzzi’; small pools formed by rocks, filled with seawater and gorgeous sundown scenery, Tegal Wangi is one of those must-visit destinations for beach lovers. Named after the temple perched on top of a limestone cliff that overlooks the coast. Tegal Wangi beach offers breathtaking seascapes with natural features – low tides and crimson sunsets reveal seaweed-covered stony barriers that add an abstract border to the wide ocean views. The best time to visit this enchanting shoreline is before sundown, around the ‘blue hour’ (from 6pm to 7pm).

6. Mende Hill

Romantic couple who fancy for an exploration trip to increase the bond with their lover can plan to hike the Mende Hill. One of the lesser known hiking spots of Bali, it would ensure a broader connection with the nature and the love of your life. Unlike mountain climbing that requires meticulous preparation and equipment, Mende is relatively easy to hike. The peak area is surrounded by verdant greenery and insta-worthy spots to take a memorable picture.

7. Angseri Hotspring

Wishing for some private moment in a covered cabin to unwind and take pleasure in the warm natural water with no any outside disturbance? Angseri Hot Springs is the answer. Tucked away in the lush green area of Tabanan Regency; encircled by lavish rice paddies and small channels, Angseri Hotspring’s entire spot is bounded by green plants, primarily bamboo, palm and fern trees, as well as harvested rice paddies, where you could occasionally notice the neighborhood farmers going just after work in the rice fields. Angseri provides two open-air pool, and four small personal cabins, with spaces for up to six peoples maximum.

8. Bunut Bolong Sacred Tree

One of the most unique, and quite famous among the locals, Bunut Bolong Sacred Tree of Manggisari village, Jembrana is a definite spot to put on your next holiday bucket list. It gains the moniker from a large ‘hole ‘ between its massive and gallant roots; big enough for average-sized cars to pass, and strong enough that the main road is actually built across its hole. Legend said that newly-wed couple who dares to pass on the tree’s hole will break-up their bond not long after. We did not dare you to try!

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