In Bali there is plenty to do, for young and old, the one who likes tough action or rather a little more "easy-going". On this site we have included a limited number of activities, but the Villa Manager can inform you of many more ideas and possibilities. If you would like further information in advance, do not hesitate to contact us and we would like to share our experiences with you.
Walking in the bush or on the beach
A fantastic way to discover Bali is on foot. And that just starts at the villa. Just a short walk along the beach, in the village close to the villa or to the rice fields. Do you fancy a relaxing walk, then walk via the beach left or right. Turn right and cross the river, then you walk quietly along the beach and you see a number of other villas. Eventually you arrive at a small temple complex of the area. Every now and then a fisherman comes along to make a sacrifice before he goes out to sea to fish.
Hiking & Tracking
The real walking work, where nature and culture come together!
Walking is fun, but if you really want to know more about the nature and culture of Bali then we certainly recommend a walk with Putu Artana (Putu Mayong). Putu is a very experienced and inspiring guide, who takes you through the Mayan rice fields. During this trip he tells everything about the plants and flowers, the culture and living habits of the Balinese. Then he takes you to his house, where his wife Ria has prepared a delicious meal. This way you immediately get an impression of how the average Balinese lives.
Extra fun is that Putu also knows the staff of our villas and can also give some plants or herbs with which our staff can make a delicious dish in the villa. For more information, see Mayong Tracking Experience.
Depart from the villa with a fishing boat to view the many dolphins. It is possible to sail early in the morning with a local fishing boat on the Bali sea. During this trip you can enjoy the sunrise over the sea. You will be picked up at the beach at Villa Brongbong and guaranteed to be a fantastic experience with dolphins.
Every morning there is a school "Spinner" dolphins along the coast of North Bali. The local people are very well informed about the habits of these special animals. They can therefore easily find the places where the dolphins swim. Sometimes you are lucky that the dolphins show their skills and turn around their axis (to which they also owe their name). But it is also great to sit in the boat and float around among the large numbers of dolphins.
It is also possible to swim with dolphins at Hotel Melka Excelsior in Lovina.
The island Menjangan, but also other locations are extremely suitable for this. Menjangan is an hour's drive from the villa. This island is suitable for experienced (deep-sea) divers as well as for snorkelers. Thanks to the incredible variety of coral, tropical fish species, crystal clear water and a calm sea, it is an amazing underwater paradise. Also extremely well suited for children by the shallow area that is close to the beach.
Although there are several renowned diving schools in Bali, we have the most experience with Arrow Divers. They come to pick you up from the villa and arrange the transport, the crossing, drinks and food and of course guidance. One of the dive masters or a snorkel guide will visit the villa in advance to discuss what the possibilities are. A trial lesson in the pool of the villa is also possible and is an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the snorkel or diving sport.
If you visit Bali, you should also be pampered yourself in a Spa. Both villas have a ricebarn that has been transformed into a Spa.
At Villa Brongbong Pantai lies the ricebarn directly on the beach. In this ricebarn you can be massaged both above and below. There is also the possibility for various beauty treatments below. In the garden of Villa Brongbong Rimba is the ricebarn between the large planting. This ricebarn has two massage beds at the top. The beauty treatments can be given on the balcony or on the terrace of the villa.
Villa Brongbong has good experiences with Amy and her team from Amy's Spa @ Home. Amy and her team are very capable of performing various massages such as a traditional Balinese massage, Thai massage, hot stone massage and aroma therapy. But also various facial treatments, manicure and pedicure and nail painting with or without nail art are possible.
Drench yourself under a waterfall in Munduk , you have many to choose from. Only 35 km away. With any luck you will have the place entirely to yourselves. Or you can visit some of the largest falls in North Bali at Sekumpul or Git Git near Singaraja. There are many more waterfalls in this area, among them Aling-Aling, Kroya (where you can jump into the water from a great height).
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and most photographed places in Bali, this Hindu-Buddhist temple was constructed in the 17th century and is located in the highlands of Bedugul. It is built on small islands which makes it completely surrounded by the Bratan Lake. As one of de nine directional temples on the island, Pura Ulun Danu is dedicated to the goddess of the waters, Dewi Danu. Plenty of ceremonies are held throughout the year to ensure that there is supply of water for farmers all over Bali.
Pura Beji is a subak temple dedicated to the goddess Dewi Sri, who looks afer irrigated rice fields. It was built in the 15th century and is known for its barong architecture and pink sand-stone carvings.
Pura Pulaki is one of the seven famous sea temples in Bali. Located near Pemuteran, it was built in the 16th century and rebuilt in the 1980’s. The temple overlooks the ocean and is guarded by a band of frisky monkeys.
Brahma Vihara Arama is the largest Buddhist temple in Bali, more affectionately known as the Borobudur of Bali, and afterwards take a dip in the nearby Hot Springs (“Air Panas”) at Banjar (20 km), whose warm mineral-rich waters (40 deg) will soothe your aches and pains.
Ubud, Bali's cultural capital, has a lot to offer to both culture and adventure seeking visitors. Immerse yourself into the Balinese culture with arts, dance, music, handcrafts and some of the best restaurants on the island or opt for an awesome rafting experience on the Ayung river, a walk in the rice fields and a visit to the sacred monkey forest.