Discover Bali based on the type of traveler you are. Seminyak, Sanur, Candidasa, Lembongan, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Kuta and Ubud. Bali is a perfect destination for any type of traveler, whether you are traveling solo, as a couple, on a honeymoon and for family with kids.
Whether it is stargazing, nature trekking, surfing, or catching sunset there is something for everyone. At Tjendana Villas, we have gathered a Bali destination travel guide to help you prepare prior to booking your air ticket to Bali and a guide to choosing the right accommodation in Bali, as well as activities that makes the most of your holiday on the Island of the Gods.
Choose your destination based on the type of traveler
A secluded area to the North Eastern of Bali and not often visited by tourist, it is best known for the traditional village and beautiful coral reefs. Here is our top 10 things to do in Candidasa, Bali.
A trip to Candidasa is not complete without snorkeling or diving beneath the clear azure waters, as well as getting to know the local underwater residents.
This is probably one of the most stunning scenery of Amed, from a high vantage you can see clear ocean bay with beautiful corals and traditional Balinese Jukung fishing boat anchored.
Climb the 1,700 steps of Lempunyang Temple, best to do during sunset as the golden light will bask the Mount Agung.
Candidasa Lotus Lagoon
This makes an excellent stop on the way to Candidasa, a lagoon filled with lotus flower, steps from the ocean and also with nearby cafes to hang out and chill down.
One of Klungklung historical landmark, this courthouse dates back to 1686 and holds many history especially during Dutch colonization. The center courtyard is great for photo moments, then enter the history hall to explore Bali's golden age.
Taman Ujung Water Palace
Taman Sukasada Ujung is located at the very corner of Eastern Bali hence earning its nickname, it was a royal water garden filled with history. We recommend going in the dusk morning, get fresh air and perhaps exercise. The park is open for local residents to walk around before 5 AM, on beautiful day you will see sunrise from the top of the stairs.
Tirta Gangga Water Gardens
Another royal water garden that was built in 1946, the garden are well manicured with many lagoon lake and Balinese sculptures.
Rumah Bambu Pengalon
A great complex that is beautifully built with just bamboo, with breathtaking vista and architecture.
Charly Chocolate Factory
Small cluster of wacky bamboo houses that is perfect for photo and family moments, the place produce raw cocoa beans that is locally grown.
Candidasa nature remains untouched and beautiful, contact our concierge for a forest trekking that is perfect for couples.
Bonus - Makare-kare Festival June is an auspicious date for Candidasa village as they celebrate their God of War with festival, there will be theatrical fight and villagers will come out dressed among many other photographic moments.
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Nusa Dua is well known for its beautiful beach and tranquility, that makes it perfect for honeymooner or traveler with family. Here is our Top 10 things to do in Nusa Dua.
For couple or family travelers looking for activities or souvenirs, Bali Collection features complimentary transport from certain resort or pickup points. The shopping center in Nusa Dua houses restaurants, shops and a little something for everyone.
The Pirate's Bay
Bring your children for a day as pirates and treasure hunting, or enjoy a cool hangout cafe nearby or climb atop the treehouse.
A 90 minutes performance of well choreograph story about Bali and Indonesia's culture, the show brings out the rich diversity of Indonesia. Be sure to contact our concierge to purchase your ticket in advance to avoid the line.
Pura Geger, Nusa Dua
Probably one of the most hidden temple in Bali, it is located in Geger beach perched on the cliff and said to be a source of power spot due to the holy water flowing within the temple. The temple is often busy during full moon festival or other ceremonies, the temple is easy to reach and free to enter.
On Top of the Camels
Take a slow ride along Nusa Dua's white sandy beach on a camel, where you can stop by nearby warung for lunch and photo moment before you head home.
Nusa Dua is well known for its beautiful sunrise, and what better way to start the day other than getting a personal yoga trainer and head down to the beach before 6 AM and soak in that sun power.
Bali National Golf features a great course that is recently renovated and re-shaped, the grass are well maintained and the course is challenging due to the wind, as well as nearby the beach location.
A unique religious place, where you will see how diversity in religion go hand in hand. You will find a Hindu Temple, a Buddhist Temple, a Catholic Church, a Protestant Church and an Islam Mosque side by side. Please note it does get busy during religious day.
Water Sport Activities in Nusa Dua
While in Bali, you definitely want to get wet and not just some sun kissed time. Book a boat to transport you beneath the Indian Ocean, whether it is walking on the ocean bed or flyboarding through the ocean.
Learn to cook Balinese
Bumbu Bali is one of the few proper restaurant facilities in the neighborhood, where you can learn and practice the traditional recipes of Balinese cooking. Be sure to book in advance through our concierge.
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An hour away from Bali's shore - Lembongan, Nusa Penida and Nusa Ceningan is the closest island that is great for adventurous travelers.Here are some of our Top 10 things to do in Nusa Lembongan island.
Water Sport Activities in Nusa Lembongan
Water, water and water activities. Slide down from a boat to the clear ocean, get some snorkeling gear and GoPro (there are rental available) to capture your holiday moments.
A gorgeous photographic moment atop a cliff, with waves crashing hardly on the cliff. We do recommend staying clear of the edge and this activity is not suitable for family with children.
Meet the Mantas
Nusa Penida's Crystal Bay is popular for giant fish and Mantas, however the current are strong and diver certification is recommended accompanied by professionals.
Giri Putri Cave Temple
This Balinese temple is unique as it is located inside the caves, you will find it after a two meters walk in Suana Village.
Underground House Gala Gala
Explore this underground house that is completely submerged, careful now and don't get lost.
If you're up for height, this cliff needs a lot of walk to get to but the view is rewarding. The panoramic sea from the top, along with beautiful rock is just perfect for nature lovers.
Another nature lover point is Bukit Teletubbies, the name is probably inspired from the children TV show as it is endless of greenery at Pasih Uwug. Nearby is Angel's Billabong and Atuh Beach.
The entire island of Nusa Penida is under National Park Foundation protection, for bird lovers you'll be able to observe the rare Bali Mynah or Jalak Bali among many other hundreds of species.
Row down Mangrove Forest
Take your friends or partner and row down the conoe through Nusa Lembongan scenic mangrove forest, you can take rides from Jungutbatu.
The best thing about this quaint restaurant is the view, you will dine on a treehouse slightly elevated and perfect for catching sunset over a meal.
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Sanur is an interesting neighborhood, a mixed between Kuta bar and restaurant street with Ubud's tranquility. It is definitely less busy than Kuta, more walkable neighborhoods where you discover shops and cafes. Here is our Top 10 things recommendation to do in Sanur area.
Le Mayeur Museum
A hidden treasure of Sanur, it is located right behind Sanur Beach and is a memorial museum of a Brussels born artist - Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpress who fell in love with Bali and married Balinese Legong dancer - Ni Pollok. The house holds many of his sculptures and paintings.
Swim with the sharks
A protected area with the local village, Serangan Shark Island project is home to many newly born sharks and turtle hatching grounds where they are protected until full adult.
Bali Kite Festival
Padanggalak Beach is home to the Sanur Kite Festival that takes place between July to August, where thousands of traditional kites made by children or adults takes flight.
Huts, Swings & Camels
Tucked in Mertasari Beach, the Dream Island has plenty of photo opportunities from shack of house on the beach, to camels and swings on the beach.
A must visit for Orchid lovers, as they thrive under Bali's weather and bloom in various colors and shapes.
For automotive lover, a visit to Man Shed's is a must that houses many motorcycles and bajaj or anything classic from 1945 era.
Best Coffee in Sanur - Milestone Coffee
Tucked on the main Bypass Sanur, this coffee shop opens until late night and serves the best coffee in the area. A must try is the waffles and pancakes, entertained by classic vinyl record on the background.
Best Ice Cream in Sanur - Italo Gelato
From humble beginnings, this is probably the best gelato in Sanur. Great flavors of ice cream, they have just recently moved and now you will find them in front of Le Bon Vivant restaurant.
Best for Breakfast in Sanur - Cafe Moka
Tucked away in Bypass Sanur, this small cafe serves great illy coffee with selection of breakfast for all day long from classic American to pastries.
Best Restaurant in Sanur - Cafe Batu Jimbar
Serving healthy and organic food concept, we highly recommend traveler to visit this restaurant once in Sanur. Now featuring salsa music and open dance floor on Saturday night, you'll hear the music and cheer miles away.
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The chic and hip area of the Island where dining, shopping and nightlife meet in one place all together. Check in to one of Tjendana’s Private Villa that is hidden behind high walls for those who prefer privacy. Seminyak’s beach offers some of Bali’s best sunset watching spots. Begin with an icy beer slowly sipped from a bean bag, continue with dinner and have a good rest on your private villa.
Sunrise Horseback Riding
Turn your dream into reality by riding horse in Bali and watch the amazing view. Our Tjendana Villa concierge offers this service, where you can ride through rice fields, sand dunes, along the beach shores and best; you can choose the time and your own track.
Sunset Beach Club
There are plenty Sunset Beach club around Seminyak area, the ones you cannot out miss for. They are considered to be a true well-established lifestyle destination. Put it on a must-go-to on your Seminyak weekend getaway list.
Clubbing in Seminyak
The night is still young, it’s weekend after all, so include nightlife on your travel plans: Kuta might be the party town but Seminyak has all the class.
Seminyak Sunday Brunch
The best thing you can do on Sunday after a wild party is absolutely do nothing all day except being lazy but you’ve got to eat at some point. Lucky for you, Seminyak has some decadent -worth to get out of bed - Sunday spread.
Shopping in Seminyak
Seminyak has always known for a shopping paradise where trove of designer boutiques, international surf shops and lifestyle brand outlets located. So ladies, feel free to arrive with empty suitcases and a strong legs, and let’s do some serious shopping business.
End it with Rejuvenating Spa in Seminyak
A luxurious weekend getaway in Bali wouldn’t be complete without a blissful pampering session in one of Seminyak’s best spas. Call our butler for the signature spa treatment which you can have in your Villa. What a great start before dealing with Monday routine.
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