come and live in Bali for two digital nomads it’s possible! It’s even great ^^ no wonder Canggu is the first place in the world for Digital nomads after Nomadlist. When Digital rhymes with Nomad it means that travel and lifestyle are an essential part of the adventure.
We landed at Denpasar Airport on Friday, October 12, 2018 from Paris Charles de Gaulle and after a stopover in Taipei.
We stayed 3 months on the island with a break from 9 to 25 December for our visas and to discover another country in Southeast Asia: Burma.
Far from having been able to see everything and discover everything (Lambok, the Komodos, the Flores Islands are probably breathtaking), we can say that we lived to the rhythm of the Balinese, discovered totally different landscapes and met people Extremely engaging.
Here is a zoom on the main getaways that we have made and that we recommend. On The coworking side, you can discover the 3 best places to work on our dedicated story Instagram as well as an article on the Canggu Dojo.
- Temple of Tanah lot. Be the first to cross to this impressive aquatic temple, otherwise watch out for the crowd crisis!
- Uluwatu. To see a beautiful sunset on the cliffs (find a small corner away ^^)
- Taman Ayun. One of our favorites. Small temple all surrounded by a ditch filled with water. The atmosphere is Zen. Guests can enjoy the beautiful gardens, the Forest of hundred-year-old trees and beautiful Balinese statues during your stroll.
- Lempuyang Luhur Temple. This is the temple to do for your photo Instagram between two towers with the volcano in the background and a beautiful reflection on the water (go there to discover that this is perhaps not what you believe…;-)!). Beyond the entrance, dare to visit the 7 other temples that litter the mountain. You will be alone and sometimes literally lost in the jungle and clouds, a pretty magical time.
- GWK (Garuda Wisnu Kencana) : This vast cultural park hosts a huge visible statue of the whole island. Tourist place = go there before 10:00 to avoid buses. You will find all the tips for your visit in our article on the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park.
Scuba diving and snorkeling
- Lembongan and Nusa Penida. These wild islands are sublime and deserve a detour. Lembongan is visiting by scooter. Cross the famous little yellow steel bridge. San Francisco, Balinese version;-) The Mangroove is also worth a visit. Nusa Penida is much more extensive and offers sumptuous views from the cliffs.
- Pemuteran. This arid and populated area of rare species remains confidential. No tourist on the horizon. The pebble beaches are lined with coconut trees and the children play in the evening.
- Amed and Tulemben. Prefer Tulemben to go diving from the beach on foot it’s nice ^^. For more animation and find some nice bars, go to Amed. The snorkelling are beautiful all along the coast.
Discover these paradise corners in detail in our article on scuba diving.
- Echo Beach: for a rather surfer atmosphere, beautiful rolls and sumptuous sunsets. This is discussed in our article on Co-working at the Dojo
- Sanur : This is the “Westernized” spot of the island. Not so unpleasant. You are advised to stroll along the beaches at the end of the day. The atmosphere is very family! There are many piers with nice little wooden resting structures. Avoid the starting ranges of the speed boad for Nusa Penida 😅.
- Nusa Dua : For a relaxing day on a Transat. The water is very clear and the white sand beaches are protected by a coral reef. This is the spot of large hotel complexes but by departing a little you will be all alone in an emerald water.
- Jimbaran : One of the most beautiful beaches of our trip. Well preserved from the buildings, you will be in the shade of the palm trees and enjoy a calm and turquoise sea. Leave early in the morning and live the fish market with the fishermen. It’s crawling, it smells of fun but it’s authentic and very beautiful to see. Especially when a whole group of Balinese helps fishermen gone at night to raise their boats.
Rice fields and waterfalls
- the rice paddies of Ubud : This is the spot to get green and enjoy nature. The most famous are those of Tegalalang and it must be admitted that the bridge of view is sublime.
- One of the most impressive (but also known) is that of Tegenungan Waterfall. There are plenty of other confidential natural waterfalls. Rush into the jungle to find out ^^.
For a good bowl of nature, we advise you to go to the center of the country further north which remains the “Real Bali” most preserved. By walking around in a scooter, you will also have the opportunity to get lost on beautiful roads in the paddy fields. That’s how we found the prettiest corners ^^