Sunday, July 19, 2009

Indonesia - Bali - Balian - 2009

Balian is tourist/surfer enclave on the west coast of Bali. It is a black sand beach with a river cutting the beach into two. There is also a smaller river at the far south of the beach. The backdrop of the area is rolling hills covered with palm trees.

It is very quiet with a range of accommodations and restaurants.

Things to Do

Surf – left – mid to high
Right
Right across river



Walks along beach, cliff top and crossing rivers
Sea cave
Serpent rock

Klating Beach – black sand

Taman Kupu Kupu (butterfly park)

Blayu _ monkey forest at pura alas kedaton

Sangeh monkey forest at Pura Bukit Sari

Yeh Panas – hot springs

North of Balian

Medewi – surf, walks, restaurants

Pura Rambut Siwi – small temple on cliffs – nearby caves – get a blessing

Follow coast road to Pura Perancak

Perancak - buffalo races 2x a month – planned crocodile/turtle park

Negara –in south of town there are stilt houses

Rening – beach

Candi kusuma – beach

Belimbingsari and Palasari – Christian villages towards mountains – churches - dam

Gilimanuk – gateway to Bali
possible to trek from Teluk Terima

Kendang Mebarung – ceremony

Bunut Bolong – tree over road

Jegog dance

Taman Nasional Bali Barat - Cekik headquarters of park – trekking walk or boat

Places to Stay

Balian Beach House
www.balianbeachhouse.com
house two storey double and single up and single down air con upstairs

Pondok Pisces Bungalow
http://www.pondokpiscesbali.com

Villa Tranquil
http://www.academyofsurfing.com/surftravel-balian.html

Balian Breezes
http://www.balianbreezes.com/
08 1734 4520
pool hot water air con breakfast with interconnecting rooms
(too far back)

Gajah Mina Beach Resort - pool
62 81 2381-1630
http://www.gajahminaresort.com/index.htm

Balian surf bungalows/homestay

Ayu’s warung and homestay
08123993353

Balian segara homestay

Made’s homestay

Kubu Balian Beach bungalow
081558011707
08164711167
www.kububalian.com
email: kubu.balian@yahoo.com

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