Best things to do in Balian, Medewi and West Bali

Visit Balian, Medewi, and Bali Barat National Park!

Welcome to West Bali

Not just a paradise for surfers the west of Bali offers the incredible temple of Tanah Lot and many more quiet places to experience the culture: Visit Balian, Medewi, and Bali Barat National Park!

Visit Tanah Lot Temple, also known as the Sea Temple

west-baliWatch out for an amazing sunset at Tanah Lot temple – the temple that sits on a rock in the ocean and is only accessible when the tide is low. This temple is an iconic sight of Bali and many tourist try to get their best snap shot there while enjoying the view. Be ready for a crowded place!

Do you know how to behave in a temple? Should you cover up in a temple or do anything special? Learn more about the Do’s & Don’ts in the Balinese culture.

Surf & Relax at Balian Beach


Nature pure, breathtaking views over rice terraces and a great river mouth surf break are waiting for you in Balian in West Bali. Balian attracts both surfers and those looking to escape the bustle of south Bali.

Do you want to learn how to surf? Get some surf vibes, tips and tricks from Val –  Learn how to tackle a wave & surf in Bali! 

Visit Pura Taman Ayun Temple – A must see!


Taman Ayun means ‘beautiful garden’ and is one of the most attractive temples of Bali. It is situated in a beautiful park with trees and ponds. Did you ever wonder: ‘Am I risking possession when stepping on an offering?

Welcome to Surfers mecca: Medewi


Although Pantai Medewi in West Bali is arguably not a dream beach, it  is a great surf spot and known for its long left-hand wave with rides of 200m to 400m. Watch out for corals, they can be really dangerous in the shallow waters of Bali. Did you ever wonder why cuts in Bali heal slower than anywhere else?

Besides that, not much is happening in this small village, but you can meet some fellow travellers and enjoy a beer  at sunset over surf talk. All the essentials are available, even surf board rentals.  Check swells & tides on Magicseaweed.

Are you into surfing? Than Bali of course is your spot. Find more surfing spots in Bali!

Explore West Bali’s National Park


Unpopulated Menjangan Island also belongs to the National Park and is well known for its great snorkelling and diving. It is a small island, located 5 miles to the north-west of Bali. “Menjangan” in Indonesian means “Deer”, and was introduced by the locals who saw deers swimming over to the island every spring.

Sweet Dreams with HSH Stay

Hotels are nice! They have everything you need. Villas are even nicer, they are full of luxury and make you feel like a king. Guesthouses are magical.

Find your best places to stay in Medewi, Balian, Tanah Lot Temple and West Bali. 

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There are several options for getting around in Bali. You can either rent a scooter yourself or you can simply hire a driver bringing you around. We recommend to rent a motorbike in quiet areas to travel around for short distances. In the busy areas as well as long distance trips I highly recommend you to take a driver. We also offer transportation services, you can simply book a HSH Ride with our reliable drivers! Here are some more details about this topic:

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