Friday, July 10, 2009

Indonesia - Bali - Medewi - things to do - 2009

Medewi is situated on the west coast of Bali about 2 hours drive of Kuta. It is a small, quiet village.

The beach at Medewi is a long sweep of black sand to the north. The point is made up of volcanic rock and boulders and the water is murky. On the rocks are barnacles so foot protection is needed to get in and out of the water. A number of rivers cross the beach at various points.

Walking towards the south is a reef which ends at the river mouth. After this, there is a black and grey sandy beach that is suitable for swimming though the water is murky.

Turning off the main road at Medewi are a few restaurants and guest houses. The guesthouses have clean basic fan rooms for about 80 000 to 100 000 rupiah breakfast included. The Medewi Beach Cottages have air conditioned rooms for 500 000 rupiah and upwards. It also has a pool that is available to non-guests for 40 000 rupiah.

There are restaurants at the corner of the turnoff to Medewi, the Medewi Beach Cottages and along the beach to the north.

THINGS TO DO TO THE SOUTH

Visit Balian – a surfing spot

Explore the beaches – white and black sand – all empty.

THINGS TO DO AT MEDEWI

Walk around village. Walk along the beaches – cross a river, watch the locals in their daily life

Talk with local surfers – they are friendly and will provide anything you need.

Sit around the pool at Medewi Beach Cottages

Sit and watch the surfing at medewi point

THINGS TO DO NORTH AND WEST OF MEDEWI

Visit Pura Rambut Siwi – a coastal temple on cliffs – visit nearby caves - get a blessing

Follow the coast road to Pura Perancak

Swim at Renning or Candi Kusama

Watch buffalo races

Visit Christian villages in mountains - Belimbingsari and Palasari.

Watch a local dance

Trek at Taman Nasional Bali Barat



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