Take a short walk inland, you will see temples, vineyards, rice fields, fruit orchards and forests, with majestic mountains in the background. The picturesque village of Umeanyar, a quiet traditional Balinese village, is only 2km away.
Seririt – Just 3 km away. With a population of 70,000 Seririt is the second largest town in north Bali, and is an important regional trading centre. You will find several ATMs, a supermarket (Hardy’s, a well-known Bali chain), a hospital, several doctors’ surgeries and pharmacies. At night the town centre transforms into one of the largest concentrations of street food vendors on the island, between them offering a huge range of Balinese and Javanese dishes. Nothing touristy here, only authenticity.
A bit more than a walk away – within a radius of a few km you will find many attractions, low key enough not to be mentioned in any guide book, but with an understated beauty, subtlety and tranquillity that will define your visit to North Bali.
The area is best explored by bicycle, motorbike or self-drive car. You will stumble across quiet, quaint villages untouched by commercialism, traditional family homes where the residents will welcome you and befriend you, ornate neighbourhood temples and statues of deities with intricate carvings and a history that only the villagers know, windy roads that lead you to a great viewing spot or yet another place of natural beauty.
And if you are lucky you will be a witness to a ceremony or two, the chances are that you will be invited to join in.
We will be pleased to help you to plan your excursion. We can point you to several destinations, but we hope that you will discover something new that you can share with us that in turn we can share with the next guests.
Engage with the Community – we will help to organise for you to visit nearby villagers in their homes and, depending on your interests, partake in a Balinese cooking class, learn their arts and handicrafts, learn to make ceremonial offerings, practice traditional Balinese music and dancing or take up woodcarving or weaving and make your own souvenirs