We all love Bali’s white sand beaches and parties and sunset cocktails and brunches. But this paradise island is too, a home to stunning waterfalls that are worth for us to chase.
Sorry TLC. Cannot hear you this time.
1. Sekumpul Waterfall
Renowned as the most beautiful waterfall in Bali, Sekumpul waterfall is located in the village of Sekumpul, Singaraja. But just like thrones to a rose, to see it up close requires a little bit of effort and stamina. A dirt road, lots of slippery steps, and the crossing of a river – is really made for the venturesome. You can hire a local guide to help you get stunning views from above, however, Sekumpul Waterfall is often best enjoyed from a distance so that you can see it in the bigger picture (literally) because it is actually made up of seven different falls, all reaching different heights into the treetops, and each spilling varying amounts of water with beautiful sounds of nature. Let us remind you again, it’s a tough trek, but totally worth the cardio.
2. Aling-aling Waterfall
If Sekumpul waterfall is for the venturesome, this one called ALing-Aling is…NOT for the faint of heart. The best thing to enjoy this one is by sliding down a thirty-five-metre waterfall! Aling-Aling Waterfall, located in Sambangan village. Aling-aling falls from a steep cliff and is surrounded by lush jungle, so it’s just as beautiful if you simply want to admire from a distance. The journey to get there can be a little tiresome, with treks across rice fields and endless steps that will make you regret your smoking habit.
3. Tegenungan Waterfall
Perched in Ubud, Tegenungan Waterfall is not situated in the mountains, but in Ubud village. However, like many others, Tegenungan picturesque lush greenery all around and the natural springs are perfect for bathing. You’ll see many locals here each day as the water flow is heavy, leaving it clean and fresh. The best time to chase this one is during sunset time for dramatic early evening lights.
4. Gitgit Waterfall
Let us tell you the myth first; local legend has it that couples who bathe together under the waterfall will… not stay together. Believe it or not, your cal. However, the good news is, not all waterfalls will test your heart out. GitGit in Singaraja is one of the easiest to find and reach by road. GitGit has become one of Bali’s most famous tourist attractions, with refreshment stops and even a few arts and shops, making it a leisurely trip for families. The waterfall is about thirty-five metres high, surrounded by lush greenery. Keep an eye out and spot wild monkeys chilling and chatting away with its tribe drinking water from the falls!
5. Yeh Mampeh Waterfall
Yeh Mampeh means “flying water” in Bali. And we get why. Located in the small village of Les, Yeh Mampeh Waterfall is one of Bali’s tallest waterfalls. and it is virtually untouched. Dare yourself to hiking down the falls for some adrenaline pumping experience tho! Perfect for the adventurous, Yeh Mampeh has caves you can explore and you’ll find it refreshing to swim in the clean fresh water. Relax and enjoy the nature’s orchestra whilst breathing it its fresh air. Your lungs will surely thank you!
6. Carat Waterfalls
Yes, plural as there’s two of them. Carat waterfalls are located close to the unspoiled village of Tamblang in Singaraja. Be prepared to venture some tricky trek as the approximately 800 metre long path includes a wobbly bamboo bridge and some steep cliffs to scale. Here, the two waterfalls await, a smaller and a larger one, plus a small pool at the bottom which is perfect for swimming. You can bring your loved one (unlike the story of Gitgit). However, you need to leave your negativity behind as legend says that the Carat Waterfalls are haunted… Any visitor who says negative things about the falls will be followed by some serious bad luck. Eeeks!
7. Munduk Waterfall
Known as the Niagara Falls of Bali, Munduk is nestled in the rainforest around Munduk Village in Buleleng. Not only is the fifteen metre high waterfall a mind blowing scene, its twin lakes, clove plantations, rice fields and the backdrop of Bali’s beautiful mountains just makes up for its near perfection. There is a restaurant where you can enjoy some meals,before you continue your trip to Melanting Waterfall which is around one kilometre away.