5 Most Underrated Places To Visit in Bali | Explore The Hidden Gems in Bali

Bali is also referred to as the “Island of the Gods” due to its beautiful temples, culture, nightlife, breathtaking beaches and scenic beauty which make you feel as you are in heaven.

The Island is quite big which makes it difficult to decide what to explore and where to start. Being one of the top tourist destinations, it also has some hidden gems which are quite underrated and are lesser known by tourists.

In this article, we listed some of the most underrated places to visit in Bali which you have never heard of before. Many tourists prefer to visit these places to avoid crowds and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere.

5 Most Underrated Places To Visit In Bali 

1. Amed

Situated on the eastern coast of Bali, the Amed is one of the seven fishing villages. Amed is one of the most underrated places to visit in Bali and it is usually less crowded. Here you can go for underwater diving or take diving lessons for free.  Some other things to in Amed include hiking on gigantic Agung mountain where you can also take a glimpse of sunrise. 

Best Time to Visit: June to September 

Top Things to Do in Amed:

  • Underwater Diving 
  • Mountaineering and Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Motorbike Ride  

Where to Stay: There are several staying options available nearby Amed including Griya Villas and Spa, Life in Amed Boutique Hotel, Sahera Hotel, and others. 

How to Reach: Amed is 3 hours away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. You can either hire a taxi from the airport or take a shuttle bus. Another option is hiring a private transport to drive it on your own. 

2. Lovina Beach

Situated on the north coast of Bali, Lovina Beach is one of the lesser-known beaches in Bali. The place is known among some people for black sand beaches and nightlife. The luxury hotels in Lovina Beach are one of the top tourist attractions.

Here you can also enjoy water sports and various other activities which make it worth visiting. 

Best Time to Visit: April to September 

Things to Do in Lovina Beach and their cost:

  • Cooking classes: 3,500 INR 
  • Jet Skiing or Surfing:: 1,500 INR 
  • Diving: 4,000 INR
  • Dolphin Tour: 5,000 INR 

Where to Stay: Aditya Beach Resort or Bali Taman Beach Resort & Spa 

How to Reach: Lovina Beach is around 90 km away from Kuta and you can reach here within 2 hours via car. Either rent your own car or hire a private taxi. Another option is taking a bus from Kuta which would take 3 hours to reach Lovina Beach.

Also Read: Wildlife Areas In Bali For Exotic Experience Of Nature

3. Munduk

One of the lesser-visited places in Bali despite its scenic beauty and viewpoints. Munduk is situated high in the mountains. There are plenty of things to do in Munduk including hiking through the rice paddles or waterfalls, visiting the Munduk Temple or enjoying the Munduk swing. You can also go for trekking during the morning to enjoy the scenic beauty of Munduk. 

Best Time to Visit: October to May

Things to Do in Munduk and their cost:

  • Melanting Waterfall: 10,000 IDR 
  • Red Coral Waterfall: 20,000 IDR
  • Labuhan Kebo Waterfall: 10,000 IDR
  • Munduk Swing: 100,000 IDR

Where to Stay: Some of the top hotels to stay in Munduk

  • Puri Sunny Guest House: 1,825 INR
  • Swar Bali Lodge: 2,503 INR
  • Lesong Hotel: 2,869 INR
  • Munduk Heaven Luxury Villas: 7,823 INR

How to Reach: Reach here via local bus which departs at 9:00 Am from Ubung terminal and reaches Munduk at 1:00 PM. It will charge you around 60,000 IDR per person. Another option is taking a Uber or Go-Jek from Ubud as it is not so far from Munduk. 

4. Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is nothing less than a hidden treasure in Bali. The Island is breathtakingly beautiful and it would give you such a thrilling experience which you may not forget. The top tourist attractions in Nusa Penida are the exotic white sandy beach, natural cliffs, and snorkeling reefs. Swimming with manta is one of the top things to do at Nusa Penida. 

Best Time to Visit: May to September 

Things to Do in Nusa Penida:

  • Swimming with Manta
  • Hiking

Where to Stay: A range of accommodations are available nearby Nusa Penida with options like homesteads, resorts and many more. The Astiti Penida Resoort and Span is one of the famous resorts to stay near Nusa Penida. 

How to Reach: Reach here by moped or by hiring a car which will cost you around 4,272 INR.

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5. Uluwatu

Situated in southern Bali, Uluwatu is a beautiful beach that can be visited throughout the year. The array of activities in Uluwatu depends on the weather and each weather has certain traits which make Uluwatu one of the must-visit places in Bali. 

Apart from the famous Uluwatu temple, the place has many tourist attractions including beaches, water sports, high cliffs, and many more. Being one of the most underrated places to visit in Bali, Uluwatu is mostly preferred by tourists as a honeymoon destination due to its less crowded and peaceful environment.  

Best Time to Visit: June to August

Things to Do: 

  • Visit the Uluwatu Temple
  • Explore Uluwatu Beach 
  • Bali Fun World

Where to Stay: Some of the top Villas and Resorts in Uluwatu: 

  • Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort
  • Bvlgari Resort
  • Green Escape Eco Resort
  • Villa Balangan Sunset 

How to Reach: Reach here from Bali airport through JL Raya Uluwatu Pecatu which would take around 45 minutes to reach. Another option is, to grab a cab which will cost you 300,000 IDR.

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