Below is a "small" selection of what you can see and do in Bali.
You will not be able to escape Bali’s fascination - This Island has something mystical.
There is so much to see and experience - might it be the nature, the rice fields, the many temples, snorkelling, scuba diving, dolphin watching, hiking in the rice paddies, rafting, golf, cultural tours or just enjoying a soothing massage in the Bale overlooking the Bali Sea.
Your stay at Villa Niyati will be never boring. It can be as peaceful or action-packed as you would like!
Here you will find a small selection of activities
like sports, culture and wellness offers you can make during your stay at Villa Niyati.
CULTURE, NATURE, SPORT, ADVENTURE, FAMILY, RELAX & SAVOUR
Bali Twin Lakes Jungle Tour – This tour package is design exclusively for you who would like to explore.
The nature of Buyan and Tamblingan lake will help you to escape from the crowds and fell the Nature atmosphere of the real jungle of Bali with some legend inside the jungle which will offer you the information about Bali Culture and Crossing Tamblingan lake by traditional Dugout canoe.
West Bali National Park or “Taman Nasional Bali Barat” in Indonesian language, is located in the north-western part of Bali island. It includes the whole area of Prapat Agung Peninsula, and large area of land around the towns of Gilimanuk, Cekik and Banyuwedang. The official area inside the park boundaries is 190 square kilometres, with a further 580 square kilometres of protected reserve in the highlands to the east. Totally, this accounts for some ten percents of total land area of Bali.
Follow the link and you will find a large number of suggestions for trekking in Bali.
If you would like to book a tour, please contact our housekeeper Hendika or Anik our villa manager.
Brahmavihara-Arama is Bali’s largest Buddhist monastery, located up in the hills of Banjar, only 1.5km west of the Banjar Hot Springs. Opened in 1970, Brahmavihara-Arama comprises a hectare of hillside, with numerous meditation rooms, libraries, beautiful gardens, and an impressive mini replica of the world’s largest Buddhist archaeological site, Borobudur on its highest grounds.
The monastery is an approximate 15 km drive from Villa Niyati.
Open hours 08h00 – 18h00
Price range Free entry
What is more joyful than to be picked up in the early morning on the beach of Villa Niyati by a fisherman with his traditional Balinese canoe and to watch the sun rise while dolphins ride the waves, perform acrobatic figures or play-fight with each other ?
The Bali Sea, and especially the area just off-shore Seririt and Lovina, is famous for its large groups of spinner dolphins, identified by their unique habits of spinning in vertical axis when they jump in the air. During your stay at Villa Niyati some times you can also watch dolphins, while you relax in the Bale and enjoy a fresh fruit juice, prepared by Risma
open hours : 06h00 am – 08h00 am
price range: IDR 150,000 per person
Pulau Menjangan is a small unspoilt island accessible only by boat. It is part of the Bali Barat National Park, and it is forbidden to spend the night there. The easiest option for visiting this spot is to go on a full-day excursion, on offer from many companies everywhere in Bali.
Pemuteran you also can go for snorkling with the scooters. There are a beautiful beach for snorkelling and a Turtle rearing station.
It is an extraordinary experience to dive in Bali. There are unbelievable coral reefs! There are many different places such as reefs at the Island Menjangan in the north-western national park or the makro-paradieses in Secret bay or Puri Jati as well as the spectacular wrack from the Second World War in Tulamben.
The sea in the north is made for diving. It is the home of so many different corals, this variety you can hardly find on any other place in the world. Therefore also the wildlife is amazing. Just to name a few of the small creatures you can find parakeet fish, scorpion fish, dragon fish, seahorses, ghost fish and the many different nudibranchs. The water temperature is between 27 – 30 °C. The top of the reef is the perfect depth for the security stop. Ideal terms for a great scuba dive experience.
Ubud is the cultural capital of Bali. The city has a rich history regarding Balinese painting art. Well-known names are among others: Walter Spies, Rudolf Bonnet, Arie Smit and Han Snel.
Other art forms are also represented in the area. Near Ubud you can find multiple craft villages and in the city itself traditional dance shows are presented quite often.
A town full of art and with a huge market. A dream for everyone who loves shopping!
The Monkey Forest Street is covered with uncountable shops. They are filled with Jewellery, silk, handbags, clothes, paintings and much more…..
There is nothing you could not find in Ubud. Also outside of Ubud there are long, long roads with different stores. It is a MUST have seen! You do not have to walk all the way. Where ever you like the driver can stop just outside the shop. This is absolute comfortable shopping!
When you need a break we recommend the Cafe Lotus, right in the middle of Ubud beside the great market. The restaurant has its name from the lovely pond filled with lotus flowers with a temple in the background. Of course this is just one of many restaurants and cafes in this town.
Just 15 minutes from Villa Niyati there are the Air Panas Banjar, the warm water sources.
You should at least schedule half a day if not a hole one to enjoy this wonderful spot totally.
Some people say that the sulphurous water has a healing effect. It is at least restful and relaxing.
During the weekends the sources are packed by many Balinese families who are thoroughly taking their weekly bath. A visit is certainly worth it.
The large pool is right by the entrance. If you prefer smaller pools you just have to get a bit up the hill where there are is a smaller version a bit hidden. It is also possible to book massages there if you like. You can take the towels needed from the villa with you.
Approximately 10 minutes from Ubud you find the wonderful Tegalalang Rice Terraces. From the road you find many small stairs downwards through the paddy fields to a restaurant. In the small valley you find the pyramidal built paddy fields.
You will feel as if you are entering another mysterious and quiet world! All this different shapes of green is especially highlighted when the sunlight shines through the clouds – then this landscape can nearly seem unreal.
We suggest you, enjoy the view while sitting on the terrace of one of the restaurants. Those rice paddies near Ubud are by far not the only ones in Bali but the most impressive ones.
All Hindu people visit their Mother Temple or Main Pura – the Balinese word for temple – at least once a year. The Pura Besakih is Bali’s most important, largest and holiest temple. Each family has its own “family temple”. When Balinese people move due to marriage or work, their way back to the family temple can get rather far and cumbersome.
You are only allowed to enter a temple wearing a so called Sarong – some kind of cloth which covers your entire legs no matter if you have long or short trousers underneath. We do have some Sarongs ready at Villa Niyati for your excursions – just do not forget to pack them before you head to one of the many well worth seeing temples.
Tirta Gangga literally means water from the Ganges and it is a site of some reverence for the Hindu Balinese. Strictly, the name refers to the water palace built in 1948 by the Raja of Karangasem, Anak Agung Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. It is, however, the name widely used to refer to the general area which includes the water palace and the lush rural areas around. Tirta Gangga water palace is a maze of pools and fountains surrounded by a lush garden and stone carvings and statues. The one hectare complex was built in 1946 by the late King of Karangsem but was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963. It has been lovingly re-built and restored and has an air of authentic royal magnificence. The centrepiece of the palace is an eleven tiered fountain and there are many beautiful carvings and statues adorning the gardens. The area around Tirta Gangga is noted for its rice paddy terraces.
Taman Ujung ‘water palace’, with its complete and official designation of Taman Sukasada Ujung, is located in the village of Seraya in Karangasem regency. It is the sister site of Tirta Gangga, also built by the late raja of Karangasem. The complex consists of various large pools and historic structures set against a backdrop of Mount Agung and the eastern shoreline. The site suffered near devastation by showers of hot ash following the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963, and also weathered an earthquake in 1979. Restoration efforts throughout the decades made way to its current splendour, and it continues to appeal to both locals and visitors.
Some more links – what to do or see when you are in Bali
This is only a small selection
If you enjoyed Bali and want to know more about Bali and its inhabitants, we would be happy to welcome you to Villa Niyati