Pura Tanah Lot
Pura Tanah Lot (“Pura” means temple in Balinese) is one of Bali’s most iconic temples. Its spectacular seaside setting, on a rocky islet surrounded by crashing waves wows all who visit. For the Balinese people, it is one of the most sacred of all the island’s sea temples.
Every morning, hundreds of visitors begin the trek up the 1,700-meter summit of Mount Batur to watch the sun rise above the surrounding mountains. The hike is relatively easy and usually takes about two to three hours. Guided treks typically include a picnic breakfast, with eggs cooked by the steam from the active volcano. On a clear day, the views are spectacular!
Ubud Art & Crafts
Made famous by the book and movie Eat, Pray, Love, Ubud is also the epicenter of Balinese art and culture. This is where the modern Balinese art movement was born, with the surrounding royal palaces and temples acting as the main patrons.
Today, several excellent local museums and galleries celebrate its evolution and traditions. Art gazing is particularly rewarding here, as many collections are housed in traditional Balinese buildings surrounded by serene tropical gardens.
Tegallalang and Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
If you’re a photographer seeking to capture Bali’s beautiful emerald-hued rice fields, the Tegallalang or Jatiluwih rice terraces should be at the top of your sightseeing agenda.
About a 30-minute drive north of Ubud, Tegallalang Rice Terraces are one of the most famous areas to photograph these iconic landscapes and absorb their timeless beauty.
Bali is known for its flamboyant designers and fabulous shopping, and you’ll find the best examples of Balinese design along the busy streets of Seminyak. Cutting-edge designer fashion, surf and swimwear, jewelry, furniture, and homewares are just some of the items you can buy at the chic shops and busy market stalls here.
The emerald-green Sidemen Valley awakes the feel of Old Bali, before tourists discovered the island. Sleepy villages snuggle in the valley amid cascading rice terraces, and cloud-ccovered Mount Agung looms in the background.
A highlight of a visit here is strolling around the small villages, surrounded by farmland and rice paddies, where the locals still tend to their traditional activities.
Bali dive sites
Bali offers a large number of astonishing dive sites. Experience scuba diving with the breathtaking mantas on Nusa Penida’s Manta Point on one of our daily Bali dive trips or discover the beautiful reefs in Menjangan island on one of our dive safaris. Explore the Liberty Wreck in Tulamben and enjoy the wonderful critters of Puri Jati.
Manta Point and North-Nusa Penida
Some of the best diving in Bali can be found around Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Three islands just South East of Bali. Joe’s Gone Diving organises regular trips to the dive spots there. Dive Manta Point to dive with the elegant manta rays. Discover the beautiful drift dives on the North of Nusa Penida and get a chance to dive with the impressive sunfish (mola mola) in the right season, usually between August-October. The visibility around these islands can be brilliant on occasion.
The variety of dive sites around Padang Bay is impressive. Dive Padang Bay and enjoy the beautiful corals and diverse marine life. From anemone fish and frogfish to occasionally turtles and reef sharks. Go on the look out for weird critters at Pura Jepun and the Jetty.
Tulamben – the amazing USAT Liberty Wreck
Dive Tulamben and you will dive on one of the most famous scuba dive spots in the world: The USAT Liberty Wreck. The wreck is covered in corals and fans and is home to a variety of marine life. Tulamben can be found in the North East of Bali. But there is more in Tulamben: dive on the Drop Off or the Coral Garden or join us on one of our day trips to Kubu, where you find another relatively new wreck. All dives here are shore dives.
North-West Bali offers some great, relaxing diving and is testament to the variety Bali has to offer. Best known is Menjangan island – part of Menjangan National Marine Park. Dive Menjangan island and enjoy spectacular reefs and walls, groupers, large groups of jacks and turtles and some beautiful scenery. The dive sites can be reached by taking a boat from Pemuteran.