Waterfalls in Bali
Don’t go chasing waterfalls… or in this case – do!
Besides the picturesque rice fields, beaches and jungles of Bali, the island is also known for its hidden and absolutely breathtaking waterfalls. These are not just regular waterfalls, some are even known for their healing and spiritual abilities. If you are looking for an adventure combined with a whole lot of beauty, you should definitely seek out the following waterfalls.
Jembong Waterfall, Sukasada
‘The best waterfall in Bali’ according to locals, Jembong Waterfall is located in Theobroma amongst the cacao trees. Famous for its spiritual healing, many people who visit the waterfall have participated in spiritually healing rituals. The surroundings are natural and unspoiled and the water is fantastic for bathing.
Tegenungan Waterfall, Ubud
Located in Ubud, Gianyar, this waterfall is a little different from the others in that it is located within a village. The natural springs are fresh and clean, attracting many locals to the watering hole every day. There is a beautiful temple nearby which is definitely worth a visit.
Carat Waterfalls, Singaraja
There are two waterfalls (one is larger than the other) located near Tamblang village in the Singaraja regency. These waterfalls, though well worth the view on arrival, is a challenge to get to. You must walk along an 800-metre path, cross a rickety old bamboo bridge and stay away from the steep cliffs. Legend has it that these waterfalls are haunted and that bad luck will come upon those who say negative things about the waterfalls while visiting!
Yeh Mampeh Waterfall, Singaraja
Yeh Mampeh, also in the Singaraja regency is one of the tallest waterfalls in Bali. Yeh Mampeh means ‘flying water’ and the waterfall and surrounding area is basically untouched. This is a great waterfall to visit if you would like to enjoy a hike and reward yourself in the clean waters below.
Gitgit Waterfall, Singaraja
Located around 10 kilometres from the town of Singaraja, GitGit Waterfall is a stunning 40-metre-long waterfall and some 300 metres above sea level. The best time to visit this waterfall is during rainy season, when water falls heavily. There are shops and a restaurant nearby, so it makes the perfect spot to take in the views and have some lunch.
Blahmantung Waterfall, Tabanan
Blahmuntung Waterfall, located in Tabanan is a fantastic waterfall for a coffee lover to visit as the area is known for its many coffee plantations! But be wary, this waterfall is not easy to get to, especially when it is raining. The walk is 800-metres to get there, but once you do, the 50-metre high view is stunning. It is an easy drive there and you can park your car in the car park just outside the path.
Niagra Munduk, Buleleng
These waterfalls are known as the ‘Niagra Falls of Bali’. Located in a rainforest around the Munduk village in Buleleng, you can visit both falls, but the Munduk Waterfall is considered a little more impressive than its sister, Melanting Waterfall because of its twin lakes. The 15-metre-high waterfall offers a spectacular view and also has its own restaurant where you can grab a bite to eat before heading 1 kilometre further to Melanting Waterfall, only slightly taller than Munduk.
Banyumala Twin Waterfall, North Bali
Banyumala is definitely considered to be a hidden waterfall as it is very hard to find! Located in the Sambangan area, it may be wise to use a guide to direct you to this gem. There are two flows of water and a beautiful plunge pool, perfect for a dip!
Peguyangan Waterfall, Nusa Penida
If you want to find a waterfall different to all others on mainland Bali, visit Peguyangan Waterfall on the island of Nusa Penida, just next to the island of Nusa Lembongan. This waterfall is a series of small spring fountains that run over a steep ravine and into the ocean. You can lie, sit and play in these fountains and soak in the fresh water and serenity. To get there, you must walk down more than 450 narrow steps but the waterfall is worth it.
Nungnung Waterfall, Sangeh
If you are up for a challenge, then NungNung Waterfall is for you. Located in the middle of a small remote village in Sangeh, you must descend down more than 500 steps to get there. The waterfall is around 50 metres tall and offers the most wonderful view of the rice fields.