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7 Best Campsites in Bali to Get Yourself Reconnect with the Nature

by Vina Krisna Yanti
Asah hill as one of the best campsites in Bali

Bali has unlimited places and attractions to offer whenever you come there. The beautiful Bali’s less-known beaches, the historical caves in Bali, the magnificent lakes, and the wonderful waterfalls, all of the natural attractions always attract you to explore all of them.

Taking the natural attractions as a way to explore Bali is a great choice, especially when you are bored with the hustle bustle of the city. There is always time when you need to charge yourself with the natural spirits and reconnect yourself with the nature.

If you want to spend a whole day to date the nature, camping is a way to achieve it. It is a popular activity where you can find yourself immersing with the nature spirits that can lead to a better understanding of yourself.

When camping with friends or family, you can also spend more quality time, talking about life while stargazing to the limited stars.

Bali has numerous natural places that could be great choices for your campsites. Take a look at these 8 best campsites in Bali if you want to reconnect yourself with the nature.

1. Buyan Lake Campsite

Buyan lake

Buyan lake is located in Bedugul, Tabanan regency. The lake is extremely prominent as a great spot for camping. Right in front of your tent, lies a vast and majestic view of Buyan lake. The cool weather and the smell of the wet grass add more natural vibes to your camping experience.

When you wake up in the morning, the sound of wild insects and fresh mist will welcome your beautiful day. The view is so picturesque, so you ultimately need to catch the moment with your camera.

You will be accomodated if you go there without any preparation. You can find local people renting tent and sleeping bag as well as selling firewood that you can use to warm you up at night. The weather is so cold at night, so you better prepare yourself with some coats.

Also, this campsite is open for public, so don’t be surprise to find other campers crowding the site, especially on weekends and holidays. But then again, it’s popular for good reasons, right?

2. Asah Hill

Asah Hill

Asah hill is located in Karangasem regency and is relatively accessible even though it takes time to access it if you go from Denpasar. Asah hill offers you a cliffside camping at its finest where you can get a great sight to the small islands like Nusa Penida and the others out at the sea.

The word Asah itself comes from Balinese language that means flat. This name is given due to the appearance of the hill. Even though it is a hill, the hilltop is rather flat, which is a good reason to pick it as your next campsite.

Due to that fact, Asah hill is well-known as a great spot for camping. The contour is not the only thing that makes it great. Right in front of the hill, lies the magnificent view of the ocean. The hill is also decorated with greenary and shady trees.

Therefore, you will definitely enjoy the time that you spend by camping in this hill. The day and night spent in this hill will worth all the way you take to arrive at Asah hill.

3. Nyang Nyang Beach

Nyang Nyang beach

Nyang Nyang beach is situated in a relatively remote area, making it a peaceful spot for your camping gateaway. It is located in Pecatu village, Badung regency and is close to Uluwatu temple. So, taking a camp in this beach is a great choice as one of must-to-do things near Uluwatu temple.

Taking Nyang Nyang beach as your campsite is perfect since it is one of the cleanest beaches in Bali. The water is turquoise in color and the beach is decorated with white sand, a greenery sight on your side, and a firm yet beautiful cliff behind you. There is also a half-burried shipwreck in the sand, which can be a great spot for your photography interest.

Taking this beach as your campsite will also allow you to enjoy both beautiful sunset and sunrise. When the night comes, you can take a walk along the beach and easily find woodfire to warm the night.

You will have a pleasant and peaceful night where you can listen to the sound of the waves and connect yourself with the nature.

4. Menjangan Island

Menjangan Beach

Menjangan island is a beautiful small island that is situated on the western part of Bali. To be exact, it is located in Jembrana regency, on the northeast side of the West Bali National Park where Bali starlings are conserved.

The name Menjangan is given as the island is inhabited by a species of deer called Menjangan in Balinese language. Taking a camping in this island will create an all in one tour where you can find yourself lying on the white and clear sand, sightseeing the crystal clear water, and interacting with the wild deers.

When you spend your day there, you can try canoing, swimming, or snorkeling on the ocean in front of the island since it is filled with beautiful and exotic coral reefs and sea creatures. This is surely the right place to go for an all in one camping site where you can truly immerse yourself with the nature.

5. Pinggan Village

Pinggan village

Have you ever thought of standing above the clouds with magical scenery lies behind you as the background? Well, this place has it! The floating clouds really create a magical scenery where you are standing above the clouds and the villagers’ green plantations are right behind you as a beautiful backdrop.

Located in Kintamani, Bangli regency, Pinggan village is a part of Mount Batur, making it positioned in the highland. It is about 2 hours drive from Denpasar but will be ultimately worth the effort.

Pinggan is called as village above the cloud. It is a perfect campsite where you can enjoy the beauty of sunrise right after you wake up in the morning. The floating cloud, the sunrise, and the cool breeze are a perfect combination that could reconnect your soul with the nature.

When the night comes, your eyes will be pleased by thousands of light that comes from the houses of villagers who lived below your campsite. Your eyes will surely find one of the best sights in life as it feels like the stars on the sky are being reflected by the lights in the village. Definitely a magical place to go to!

Besides Pinggan village, there are also other great spots that you can use as campsites where you can enjoy the magnificent sunrise, one of them is Mount Merapi in Yogyakarta province. Go check out this merapi sunrise trekking as your guide.

6. Atuh Beach

Atuh Beach

Located in Nusa Penida, Klungkung regency, Atuh beach is one of the beautiful hidden gems that remains unnoticed by many people. The beach is decorated with white and clean sand and beautiful scenery surrounding the beach. The beach is hidden by two high and firm cliffs, which makes it even more magnificent.

Atuh beach offers you a magnificent scenery where you can sightgazing to the open ocean and have wonderful cliffs surrounding the crystal clear ocean water. Here, you can enjoy the beautiful sunrise and give yourself a moment of your life when you can stargaze at the unlimited stars at night.

7. Mount Batur

Mount Batur

If you like to hike and immerse yourself with the nature, then you can take Batur mountain as your next campsite. Located in Kintamani, Bangli region, Mount Batur is on the north west of Mount Agung, the highest mountain in Bali.

Mount Batur offers you both challenging and pleasing experience where you can go hiking and camping at the same time. You can enjoy the beautiful sunrise with cool and refreshing mist in the morning. On your way up, you can also find some monkeys playing around.

As you enjoy the beauty of the sunrise, similar to the experience that you can get in Pinggan village, you will be having yourself standing above the cloud. What makes it different is that you can gaze far away to the other mountains. Truly a campsite that can reconnect you with the nature!

Besides hiking and camping, there are many other things that you can do in Batur. Check this article things to do in Batur to guide you.

If you want to go camping in Bali, preparing yourself with the equipments is a must. The best sites are definitely the ones that are in the hillsides. Therefore, preparing yourself with warm clothes, water, snacks, and food will be a good way to start your reconnecting with nature adventure.

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