Buleleng, located in the northern part of Bali, Indonesia, is known for its stunning natural beauty. It also has diverse landscapes, a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Relatively far from the touristy areas and the traffic jams, northern Bali is perfect to get you the serene and calm vacation you are dreaming of. There are also much less people than in the southern part of Bali. Whether you’re interested in waterfalls, underwater worlds, or hiking in lush forests, this regency in Bali has much to offer. Here are some of the best things to do in the Northern Part of Bali in 2023:
1. Natural Slide: Lemukih Waterfall
Have you tried a natural slide? If you have no idea, then it’s the first thing you should try. Located in Sudaji Village, the waterslide is open from 8 AM to 5 PM every day. The surrounding area offers fresh air, coconut forestry, and a clear blue sky, perfect for a day out. The access of natural slide can only be accessed by walking or motorbike. The entrance fee for the natural slide is only Rp 10k for one person! You can enjoy this natural slide of 25 meters the local way! That is to wear the used tire as a water cushion.
2. Watch Dolphin and Sunrise Tour
One of the most enchanting and signature things to do in Lovina is to go on an early dolphin tour. The early hours provide the best chance to spot dolphins, as they are most active during this time. As you head out to sea, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful sunrise over the Bali Sea. The combination of the rising sun and the dolphins leaping out of the water creates a stunning visual spectacle. There are several different Tours that give different experiences. Some give extra experience of feeding the fish on a nearby island, some give swimming experience as well.
3. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, also known as Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, is a beautiful and iconic Hindu water temple located on the shores of Lake Bratan in the highlands of Bali, Indonesia. You can’t miss this legendary icon of Bali, which you can also see it printed in Indonesian money. There is an entrance ticket of only Rp. 30k for visiting the temple. From the temple, you can see gorgeous mountains and hills sometimes covered by little fogs during the afternoon. The area is huge enough to explore including a mini playground, a garden full of flowers, and also a massive parking lot.
4. Strawberry Picking Farm
Another fun activity before exploring another side of northern Bali is to pick fresh strawberries directly from the farm. Strawberry farms are flourishing in Bedugul due to its colder climate. Usually, they charge Rp 10k for an entrance ticket and Rp 5k for 100 gr of strawberry you pick. Some farms let you eat for free on the spot. You can bring home all the strawberries or blend them as juice or smoothies. They also offer a fermented strawberry extract for unique souvenirs. This activity is going to be memorable for a family with kids!
5. Canyoning in Waterfalls
If you want to try a more challenging activity, you should try Canyoning. It is an adventurous outdoor activity that involves descending the waterfalls using a combination of techniques, including hiking, climbing, swimming, and sometimes even jumping or sliding down natural water chutes. It also provides a unique perspective of nature, allowing participants to appreciate the geological formations, plant life, and wildlife that thrive in often untouched environments. Click here if you would like to book canyoning experiences in these gorgeous waterfalls!
6. Taste Balinese Dining Experience Dapur Bali Mula : Pay upon donations!
Dapur Bali Mula gives you the experience of dining in a Balinese home, just like the locals. They don’t have a menu, they will just serve you anything that nature provides sometimes seasonally. Most often, they will serve fresh seafood from the nearby ocean, mixed vegetables with grated coconut sambal etc. There will be a local who will cook for you and serve you the food. For dessert, they will serve the local specialty of Daluman, which is a green grass jelly with coconut milk and palm sugar. Since there is no menu, there is no price list. You can pay upon donation for the prosperity of the local lives. Lastly, make sure to taste their homemade fermented alcoholic beverages. They have a whole facility for alcoholic drink making.
7. Garam Tejakula: Natural Salt Making
Tejakula salt was included in one of theNasdaily documentation for its very special salt. It is made with a very complicated process combining different types of ancient techniques. The local people who are still preserving this tradition are going extinct because of the hard labor work with little money. Their salt tastes a little less salty and more earthy compared to other salts because they corporated volcanic sands in the making. Lastly, you can purchase their salt to support the locals.
8. Find Deers in Menjangan Island
Menjangan Island is one of the national parks of Indonesia. It is a great option for snorkeling and diving experiences. A four-hour drive, and another hour crossing the island by boat, will serve you heavenly turquoise water with a dense marine ecosystem. It is famous for its thriving coral reefs and crystal-clear waters. The island’s underwater world is teeming with a diverse array of marine life, including colorful coral formations, fish species, and other marine creatures. Menjangan island is an inhabitant island populated by wild deer. You are not allowed to feed them though, because their population is protected by the authorities. There are also 8 temples across this island for praying. If you visit during the praying season or Galungan, you can see the locals visiting to pray while bringing festive offerings.
9. Tubing Water Slide in Gatep Lawas
River tubing is a recent local favorite activity to enjoy the heat waves. Located in Gatep Lawas, according to the map. You need to walk along the rivers from the parking spot for about 600 meters before riding the tube. This tubing activity costs only Rp. 30k for one ride, which includes a life vest, a helmet to protect your head, a knee pad, and a tube ride. Tube riding is exactly like sliding through a slide in a waterpark, but this one is by nature. The unique thing is, the river has its own flooring which makes it slippery and perfect for a slide down. Don’t forget to try it!