Luxury Holidays to North Bali

Many travellers head to Bali for its beaches, and so when looking at a narrow, sometimes rock strewn stretch of volcanic sand, often write-off the north coast straight away. More fool them.

Whilst spots like Pemuteran lack the golden arc of sand that blesses Jimbaran bay in the south, this mineral rich coastlines offer some of the best snorkelling and diving in Bali. And there are a handful of light sandy beaches too, which we will gladly share with you.

Southern Bali is home to the slick 'n' trendy five star hotels, whilst the north coast prefers a more laid back approach, with traditional village style properties set within tropical gardens. The hub of Pemuteran in Bali's northwest corner is home to a bio-rock coral reef regeneration project, aiding conservation of Bali's vibrant reefs, and offering some steps-from-shore snorkelling. Here, the beaches are shared with the local fishermen, returning late morning with their dawn catch.

Another gem in Northern Bali's crown is the Bali Barat National Park, a vast protected park comprised of reefs, mangroves and coastal savannah. The national park is home to macaques, wild boar, mouse deer and Menjangan Deer, and is a hotspot for birders too, with the majority of Bali's 300 odd species found here including the rare Bali Starling. The Mangrove forest that hugs the coastline is ripe for exploration by kayak, whilst on land, explore by foot, bicycle or horseback.

Just offshore sits Menjangan Island, home to seven fantastic dive sites, and colourful coral gardens shallow enough to offer the best snorkelling around Bali.

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An Underwater Safari

Take a scenic 30 minute boat ride to the island's best diving and snorkelling sites. You'll stop off at peaceful spots where the water is calm and crystal clear. Don a mask and flippers and then slip into the sea to explore its thriving coral gardens. Swim among shoals of batfish, sculpture-like sea fans and schools of snapper. You may even spot a reef shark or two.

Forest in Bali Barat National Park
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Riding in Bali Barat National Park

Explore the Bali Barat National Park on horseback. Whatever your experience level, all can enjoy roaming this wild terrain of natural forest and savannah. Ride out on beautiful horses, perhaps spotting the endangered Bali starling and flying foxes in the rustling canopy. Gallop along a white sand beach and take in views of the deliciously blue sea.

Brahma Vihara Arama at Sunset
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Brahma Vihara Arama

Journey into the mountains to visit the Brahma Vihara Arama, Bali's only Buddhist monastery. Reminiscent of Java's famed Borobudur temple, peruse beautiful decorative carvings, bell-shaped stupas and lily pad-dotted water features. Gaze at views over the rice paddies all the way to the sea or simply meditate in this peaceful environment.

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A Note on Price

All of our holidays are completely tailor-made and prices will vary based on things like when in the year you will be travelling, how far in advance you book, the class of flights included and the level of accommodation you choose. The guide prices shown across this website are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip.

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