In the northern area of the beautiful island of Bali is the mountain town of Bedugul. This fairly quiet location offers spectacular lake and panoramic views of the area. A Bedugul holiday rental cabin will offer peace and tranquillity as well as the option to tackle the high adrenalin activities that are located in and around the town. If you are looking for an action packed holiday with plenty of challenges, then a Bedugul holiday is the ideal option.
Due to the fact that Bedugul is a mountainside town, there are plenty of high energy activities to indulge in. Popular activities that are available on a Bedugul holiday include climbing, mountain biking, hiking and walking. The town also sits next to one of three lakes in the region, Lake Bratan, where visitors can enjoy a spot of fishing, water skiing, sailing, canoeing and kayaking.
Some of the sights worth seeing in Bedugul include the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, which is one of the major water temples that can be found in Bali. This temple is unusual as it has stupas of figures of Buddha sitting in the Lotus position, showing an acceptance of Buddhist beliefs by Balinese Hindus. Also worth a visit is the Bedugul Botanical Gardens which opened in 1959. These are lush tropical gardens to be explored as well as the opportunity to see a collection of 320 orchids native to the island.
Once you have recuperated in your Bedugul holiday rental cabin, it is worth taking an hour’s journey south to the capital city of Denpasar. Filled with history and culture, a day in Denpasar is an opportunity to learn more about the people and places of Bali. The Bali National Museum has a vast collection of items from Balinese embroidery to items from the Neolithic period. Housed in three beautiful buildings, there is also a royal throne and a royal shower room to be seen.
For a spot of culture and music, a visit to the Academy of Indonesian Dance is a must. Visitors can view pupils rehearsing traditional dances and learning traditional instruments in the morning. This is then followed by wonderful performances by the pupils in the evening.
The island of Bali is privy to a tropical climate which means visitors on a Bedugul holiday will enjoy warmth and sunshine most of the year round. There are two seasons on the island, namely wet and dry. The dry season lasts from April to November and the average daytime temperature is 28°C. Due to Bedugul being located in a mountainous area, it is generally cooler than flatter parts of the island though. The wet season runs from December to March and visitors may experience short bursts of rain that quickly dry up.
Travellers on a Bedugul holiday will fly into the Denpasar International Airport (DPS) on the island. There are no direct flights from the UK but several operators such as Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Jetstar and KLM offer affordable flights. Passengers can depart from major UK airports including Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX) and Edinburgh (EDI).