Coming and living in Bali for two digital nomads is possible! It’s even great ^^ No wonder Canggu is the first place in the world for Digital Nomads according to Nomadlist. When Digital Nomads 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 cut from 9 to 25 December for our visas and to discover another country in Southeast Asia: Burma.
Far from being able to see everything and discover everything (Lambok, The Komodos, the Flores Islands are without a doubt breathtaking), we can say that we lived to the rhythm of the Balinese, discovered totally different landscapes and met extremely people. endearing.
- Temple of Tanah Lot. Be the first to cross to this impressive water temple, if not beware of the crowd crisis!
- Uluwatu. To see a beautiful sunset on the cliffs (Find a little corner away ^^)
- Taman Ayun. One of our favorites. Small temple all surrounded by a ditch filled with water. The atmosphere is Zen. You can enjoy the beautiful gardens, the forest of hundred-year-old trees and pretty Balinese statues during your walk.
- Lempuyang Luhur Temple. This is the temple to do for your instagram photo between two towers with the volcano in the background and a beautiful reflection on the water (go to discover that it may not be what you believe …; -)!). Beyond the entrance, dare 2 hours of walking to visit the other 7 temples that litter the mountain. You will be alone and sometimes literally lost in the jungle and clouds, a magical moment.
- GWK (Garuda Wisnu Kencana) : This vast cultural park hosts a huge statue visible from all over the island. Touristic place = Go before 10am to avoid the bus. You will find all the tips for your visit in our article about Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park.
Scuba diving and snorkeling
- Lembongan and Nusa Penida. These wild islands are sublime and worth the detour. Lembongan can be visited by scooter. Cross the famous little yellow steel bridge. San Francisco, Balinese version 😉 The mangroove is also worth seeing. Nusa Penida is much larger and offers magnificent views from the cliffs.
- Pemuteran. This arid area and populated with rare species remains confidential. No tourists on the horizon. The pebble beaches are lined with coconut trees and children play in the evening.
- Amed and Tulemben. Prefer Tulemben to go diving from the beach on foot is nice ^^. For more entertainment and cool bars, go to Amed. Snorkelling is beautiful all along the coast.
Check out these paradise details in our article on diving.
- Echo beach: for a rather surfer atmosphere, beautiful rolls and sumptuous sunsets. We talk about it in our article about Co-working at Dojo
- Sanur : it’s the “westernized” spot on the island. Not unpleasant. We advise you to walk along the beaches at the end of the day. The atmosphere is very family! There are many jetties with pretty little wooden resting structures. Avoid the speed boad departure ranges for Nusa Penida ????.
- Nusa Dua : for a lazy day on a deckchair. The water is very clear and the white sand beaches are protected by a coral reef. This is the spot of the big hotel complexes but by spreading a little you will be alone in an emerald water.
- Jimbaran : one of the most beautiful beaches of our trip. Well preserved buildings, you will be in the shade of palm trees and enjoy a calm and turquoise sea. Go early in the morning and live the fish market with the fishermen. It is teeming, it feels tide but it is authentic and very beautiful to see. Especially when an entire group of Balinese help fishermen left at night to go up their boats.
Rice fields and waterfalls
- Ubud rice paddies : it’s the place to go green and enjoy nature. The most famous are those of Tegalalang and we must admit that the bridge of view is sublime.
- One of the most impressive (but also known) is that of Tegenungan Waterfall. There are many other natural waterfalls that are confidential. Take a break in the jungle to discover them ^^.
For a good bowl of nature, we advise you to go to the center of the country further north which remains the “Real Bali” the most preserved. While strolling on a scooter, you will also have the opportunity to lose yourself on beautiful roads in the rice fields. That’s how we found the nicest corners ^^