As the northern hemisphere is prepping for the summer, travelers everywhere are starting their searches for the best travel destinations this year.
Of course, Bali continues to top the charts as one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. These unique destinations are proving to be increasingly popular with international travelers to Bali.
North Bali is proving to be of increasing interest to international travelers. For decades the vast majority of international holidaymakers to Bali have been drawn to the southern coast, with areas like Kuta, Seminyak, and Nusa Dua proving to be the most popular resorts for international tourists.
Now, thanks to social media and investment in tourism infrastructure, international travelers to Bali are becoming increasingly interested in what’s on offer up north. And it’s not hard to see why.
North Bali encapsulates the best that the island has to offer; abundant in dense jungle, waterfalls, pristine coastline, and plenty of hotels, restaurants, cafes, and other tourist essentials, North Bali is where it’s at!
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Whether you’re the kind of traveler who wants to check into a hotel and take day trips to explore or whether you like to mission about on tour time away, North Bali has so much on offer.
Travelers all over the internet are jumping on forums looking for the low-down on what’s happening in North Bali. So here’s a quick overview…
Some of Bali’s most iconic landmarks and landscapes can be found in North Bali. If you’re using social media to plan your photo tours and adventures of the island, you can guarantee that you will be led toward Buleleng Regency, which is the administrative region that spans much of the north and northwest of the island.
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Coming in first place as the most popular must-visit and trending travel destination for international travelers in North Bali is Lake Buyan, closely followed by neighboring Lake Tamblingan.
Known more commonly as the Twin Lakes, Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan sit side by side, just a 90-minute drive from the heart of Ubud.
There is plenty to enjoy at the Twin Lakes, from quaint local cafes to gorgeous eco-hotels set within the jungle gorges, surrounded by waterfalls aplenty; it’s too good to miss.
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From a cultural perspective, there is plenty to discover in and around Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan too. Sitting just a 15-minute drive from Lake Buyan (and technically in Tabanan Regency) is Ulun Danu Beratan Temple.
The temple is one of the most famous landmarks in Bali and one of the most culturally significant spiritual sites for Balinese Hindus, and an absolute must-visit during a trip to the island.
All three lakes are breathtakingly beautiful and provide the perfect place to kick back and relax and enjoy the jungle views.
Other key photo spots in the area include the Handara Gate and Banyumala Waterfall, which call can be incorporated into a single-day trip to North Bali from anywhere on the island.
For all those budding content creators, influencers, and photojournalists out there, North Bali serves up dreamy landscapes and dozens of picture-perfect vistas that have been established with social media in mind.
Just take Wanagiri Hidden Hill Bali, for example. This is one of the most famous Instagram photo spots on the island. The woven nest is still high on the hill, offering visitors the chance to snap those all-important photos and take in the magical views.
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Lovina Beach and the sunrise dolphin-watching tours will continue to be a huge travel trend this summer, especially as tour operators in the area have started to make headway in formalizing the tour operation.
This is great news for tourists as they know exactly where and when they can join a dolphin-watching tour in north Bali and be assured that they are paying a fair price for the experience.
Boat operators in the area have also committed to taking extra safeguards to ensure the welfare of the wild dolphins is preserved during the sunrise tours, news that has been well received by international visitors.
Lovina Beach, as a coastal resort, is a wonderful destination in its own right, with or without the added extra of wild dolphins at sunrise!
There is plenty of boutiques and family-friendly hotels in Lovina that many tourists say have retained the real charm of Bali that can sometimes feel hard to come by in the bigger and busier resorts down south.