Sometimes the biggest problem we run into when traveling is running into ourselves! When we book a trip to a popular destination, we should always keep in mind we aren’t the only ones with this bright idea.
This is no different for a place like Bali, where tourists often flock for new perspectives on life and culture.
In fact, local authorities are encouraging visitors to venture away from what one might typically find on someone’s itinerary and go more off-path to learn more about Balinese culture.
Bali will always be a draw to travelers, but it’s time to take a deep dive into other places that are not as commonly visited.
There are a lot of wonderful places to check off in Indonesia, but Bali is the shining light of the country. Especially since they officially ended the remaining COVID restrictions recently.
Here are the top 6 places to avoid crowds in Bali this summer:
Take In The Gitgit Waterfall
It’s perfectly okay to go chasing waterfalls here in Bali, as they are quite impressive. The Gitgit Waterfall is the tallest on the island and is a stunning sight to see.
At over 150 feet high, nature lovers and anyone who wants to show off their amazing adventures in Bali should have this waterfall at the top of their Bali to-do list.
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Coming here also serves as a gateway to more adventures in nature, as there is an official waterfall hike offered by local guides.
This trek will stop at 5 waterfalls in the region:
- Colek Pamor Waterfall
- Ceburan Dukuh Waterfall
- The Multi-Tier Waterfall
- Campuhan Waterfall
- and, of course, the Gitgit Waterfall
The Twin Lakes
Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan are a gorgeous pair of lakes, often referred to as “the twin lakes”. Visitors can come here with far less fanfare than other Bali attractions.
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This area is perfect for a dreamy backdrop for your vacation photos and to just simply relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.
Lake Tamblingan is surrounded by a scenic rainforest. Here, tourists can also hire a guide to visit what remains of a past civilization dating back to the 10th century.
Lovina Beach and West Bali National Park are commonly visited areas in the Buleleng Regency region. However, there are many other places waiting to be discovered.
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This area is ready to embrace tourists and show off its hidden gems and claims to have the most picturesque waterfalls in Bali.
This summer would be the perfect time to visit because if you wait too long for this region to invest in tourism, you might find yourself in the middle of a crowd on your next trip.
Located near the twin lakes is the beautiful Banyumala Waterfall, worthy of a postcard. A swimming hole catches the freshwater constantly flowing from above.
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It’s the perfect place to finish off an exhaustive hike through the jungles nearby and take some amazing pictures after a swim.
Out of all the waterfalls in Buleleng, this one may have the biggest crowd, but not enough to deter you from going.
Word on the street is that West Bali is set to be the next major draw for tourists. If travelers want to see it before the crowds take over, this summer would be the time to do it!
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This region is home to lush green hills, flawless coastal ecosystems, and West Bali National Park. There is a ton to offer visitors here, but not everybody knows of this side of Bali.
Visitors can find cafes, hotels and restaurants here to enjoy, but they are nowhere near as packed as the Southside of Bali.
Millions of dollars are being poured in to upgrade current facilities, but these are not expected to be complete until 2026-2027.
Often known as just a ferry port, this quaint fishing village is as peaceful as it gets on the east side of Bali.
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Crystal clear waters all to yourself and not a care in the world about anything else. Perfect for a relaxing day on the beach or even snorkeling to check out the local marine life.
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