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Hidden Gems in Bali - The Overlooked Attractions!

Bali is a tropical paradise attracting more and more visitors to its shores as time goes by. Here are some hidden gems in Bali that shouldn't be missed out on.


The Caningan Islands

These islands are a secret place that most travellers haven't heard about. And the ones that have found it, can't stop talking about it. This place should be a definite must visit and top your bucket list of things to do when in Bali. This island wouldn't take too much of your time and can be explored within a day. If you're a surfer, don't forget your surfboard, the waves are just perfect for a fun day out in the sea. Besides, the clear azure coloured waters are also perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Don't leave your snorkelling gear behind! And right at the south-eastern point of the island, you can discover yet another hidden beach! If you're looking for a Seminyak beach resort for accommodation when exploring the hidden gems of Bali, then properties the likes of Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort offer a good experience.



Munduk is actually a town located in northern Bali. This quaint town is nothing like the busy cities of Kuta and Seminyak. This is, in fact, a rural town, almost a village. To explore the local Balinese culture and traditions, nothing beats Munduk. Close to the town, you can locate some truly incredible attractions, like Melanting waterfalls, Tanah Barak and the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Lake. Although this place might be a rural village, there is still so much to do. It's Bali, what can you expect?



You can locate Sideman after a forty-five-minute drive from the town of Ubud. Here you'll find many hidden gems of this island. However, the standout is Mount Agung which soars above all and is the tallest mountain of the island. The surrounding hills, rice fields and the volcanic mountains will make one feel a sense of adventure. Try the trails around the area for good times and views. There are beginner trails and also ones that need to be undertaken by pros and experts alone.


Perasi Beach

The Perasi beach is one of the best beaches to go to for relaxation away from the bustling cities and other crowded beaches. The place is almost hidden as it is found between two mighty cliffs! The views are breath-taking! Keep your phones and cameras fully charged, you don't want to miss out on this beauty.



Amed is another location deserving of a place in this list. There are some stunning beaches to be discovered here and dive sites offering a fabulous experience. Besides, Amed is one of the best places from where you can take some excellent shots of Mount Agung.


West Bali National Park

The West Bali National parks is another gem that goes unvisited. As Bali is known for its beaches, parks aren't usually given much thought to. This place is perfect for nature lovers and bird watchers as over three hundred species of birds, animals and trees are showcased in this park.