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Pak Sirkus

Since Eat, Pray, Love, the healers on the island have been inundated with visitors. Featured in the book and film, Ketut Liyer gets pretty busy, so head down to Pak Sirkus in Canggu – a worker of miracles on bones and aching limbs.

  • Tibubeneng
    North Kuta
    Badung Regency
    80361

Uluwatu Fire Dance at Sunset

Watch the fire dancers as the sun sets over the temple. This ancient tradition is said to protect the island from evil spirits entering across the ocean. The popularity of this attraction doesn’t detract from the magic; it’s a must-see, with the vibrant celebrations still embodying the spirit and soul of the Balinese.

  • Pecatu
    South Kuta
    Badung Regency

Learn to Surf

Surfers – both novices and pros — love Bali. While the calmer waters in the sparsely populated north are the kryptonite of many experienced divers, in the south the coastline is a surfers’ paradise. In both, time remains an imprecise and untamed concept, Bali’s world-class waters drawing locals and intrepid explorers. Want to ride the waves for a good cause? The money raised by the non-profit organisation, Bali Soul Surf Project, goes towards training orphans and homeless children to become surf instructors.

Tirta Empul Holy Spring

Take time out to visit Tirta Empul; one of the most sacred sites on the island. At this holy spring and Hindu temple you can receive a blessing from the High Priestess. It’s recommended that you attend with a local, and don’t forget to dress appropriately – shoulders and knees must be covered.

  • Jalan Tirta
    Manukaya
    Tampaksiring
    Kabupaten Gianyar
    80552

Jatiluwih Rice Fields

With much of Bali’s land under threat from tourism, these rice fields have been named a UNESCO Cultural Landscape to protect the island’s ancient irrigation system. The best time to visit is after the rainy season — November through February — when the colours are at their most bright. Soul-stirring panoramas of this dramatic landscape are best enjoyed first thing in the morning and at sundown when the crowds have subsided and the paddies are bathed in a golden light.

  • Jatiluwih
    Penebel
    Tabanan

Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Penida

Catch a boat to the small island of Nusa Lembongan, home to secluded fishing villages and bays. The diving is especially impressive at neighbouring Nusa Penida where you can catch a glimpse of manta rays and swim with the massive mola mola (ocean sunfish).

Menjangan National Park

The Menjangan National Park was originally established to protect the endangered Bali starling, or Bali myna. A haven for nature lovers, more than 160 specials of birds make their home in the canopy of this dynamic landscape. Set on the north-westerly edge of Bali, you’re guaranteed to spot wild boar, monkeys and tropical fish.

The Green School and the Green Village

The Green School and Village is among the most eco-friendly campuses and residential spots in the world. Each building is made entirely from sustainable bamboo and the school gives its students — both local and international — a natural, holistic and student-oriented education in one of the world’s most dynamic landscapes. Entrepreneurial learning and community-integrated programmes leave students feeling empowered and inspired. Take a tour to learn more.

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  • Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja
    Banjar Saren
    Abiansemal
    Badung

Learn to Surf

The Green School and the Green Village

Menjangan National Park

Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Penida

Jatiluwih Rice Fields

Tirta Empul Holy Spring

Pak Sirkus

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