One of the most popular beach destinations in the world for travellers across all age groups, Bali is romance, relaxation, natural abundance and adventure all rolled into one. Over the years, this Indonesian island has charmed its way into its visitors’ heart through its many beaches and coral reefs, stunning volcanic mountains, historic temples, delectable food and warm hospitality.

But, did you know that apart from the many beaches Bali is home to, some of the most surreal waterfalls can also be found on this tropical paradise? Bali’s gorgeous waterfalls are silver, sparkling streams of water gushing out of rocky cliffs or gently rolling down narrow crevasses. More than just being a visual treat, these waterfalls will allow you to connect with nature, soak in the calmness of your surroundings and fuel a unique sense of adventure.

Here are Bali’s best waterfalls.

North Bali (Lovina, Singaraja, Seririt)

1. Gitgit Waterfall

Located in the Buleleng Regency, this is one of Bali’s most famous waterfalls – and, when you see it, you’ll be able to easily tell why. With a height of almost 40 metres, it is the highest waterfall in Bali and a must-see on this list.

Take a quick walk down to the base of the waterfall, popularly known as “twin falls” because of how it flows in two divided streams, and enjoy a dip in the rocky pool or simply take in the natural beauty.

2. Kroya Waterfall

Another one in the Buleleng Regency, Kroya is still not widely known by many tourists, making it a perfect place to visit with minimal crowd. This waterfall is best known for its stunning blue lagoons that gives visitors ample opportunities to swim and indulge in some fun with friends and family.

For the brave hearts, the Kroya waterfall is also a great place for activities like cliff-jumping and natural water sliding.

3. Aling Aling Waterfall

Part of Sambangan village, Aling Aling waterfall is 2.5 hours by car from Denpasar and 45 minutes from Lovina. One of the most peaceful waterfalls in Bali, this one guarantees a beautiful view of lush green surroundings as you walk through rice terraces, down a few hundred steps to reach it.

With a height of about 35 metres, Aling Aling may not be the largest waterfall on the island, but the view you get during the downhill hike is what makes it worth a visit.

4. Sekumpul Waterfall

Located in Sekumpul village in Singaraja, Sekumpul waterfall is known to be one of North Bali’s most beautiful hidden natural attractions. Set amid green bamboo forests, this cascading beauty is a sight to behold.

If you’re up for some trekking, Sekumpul waterfall offers challenging hikes coupled with gorgeous views leading to its base.

South Bali (Kuta, Seminyak, Ubud, Sanur)

5. Kanto Lampo Waterfall 

One of the major tourist attractions located in Village Beng in the Gianyar district of South Bali, waterfall Kanto Lampo is a great place to visit if you are based out of Ubud.

Kanto Lampo WaterfallIthaka | Ithaka

Surrounded by beautiful rocky cliffs on all sides, this waterfall is the perfect spot if you are looking for a peaceful place to spend your day in the otherwise crowded South Bali.

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6. Tegenungan Waterfall

Near Ubud in South Bali, Tegenungan waterfalls is a nature lover’s paradise! Getting to the place is a pleasant drive with green rice fields on both sides, and it is only a half-hour away from Ubud town.

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Tegenungan waterfall is best visited during peak monsoon season (October to April), to catch it in all its glory. Along with enjoying the waterfall here, make sure you also dine at Bebek Tamarind, a restaurant that serves great local Balinese dishes.

7. Tibumana Waterfall

Untouched by and unknown to most tourists in Bali, Tibumana waterfalls can easily be touted as one of Bali’s best-kept secrets.

Almost resembling a silver spring spouting from rocky cliffs covered in lush greenery, this waterfall truly manages to cut you off from the rest of the island. Serene and peaceful, pay a visit to Tibumana waterfalls to spend a day amid nature.

8. Blangsinga Waterfall

A perfect getaway from Bali’s Seminyak and Kuta regions, Blangsinga waterfall is part of Tegenungan village. The waterfall is about 25 metres tall, with a flight of steep stairs taking you down to its base.

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The path leading to the waterfall and the area surrounding the rocky pool at the base truly transports one to a natural sanctuary. This is a great place to visit when you are looking to just relax in the midst of nature and not get into the water. You can even rent lockers for IDR 10,000 (Rs 48, or USD 0.7) and Bamboo sun lounges for IDR 25,000 (Rs 119, or USD 1.7) if you want to spend more time here.

East Bali (Tulamben, Amed, Padangbai)

9. Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Located in East Bali in Bangli, Tukad Cepung waterfall is a visual treat for visitors. If you are lucky to visit on a bright sunny day, expect to be greeted by a view of golden sunbeams filtering into the base of the waterfall through the natural foliage on top, creating a magical environment.

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The waterfall itself is equally beautiful, as it gently flows down to form a pool, perfect for swimming. Do keep in mind that visitors need to hike about 30-40 minutes to reach this well-hidden waterfall. But if you can get past the initial obstacles, be prepared to be generously rewarded with stunning views at the end.

10. Tangkup Waterfall

Tangkup Waterfall is located in a remote location in East Bali, which requires a 15-minute motorbike ride on a narrow path to reach. With a height of more than 25 metres, this waterfall was opened to the public very recently, just two years ago.

Tangkup Waterfall Tangkup Waterfall via @naiberto

Apart from being a tourist site, Tangkup waterfall also has religious and cultural significance for the local community and is considered a sacred place.

11. Bangkiang Djaran Waterfall

Located in Bangli, Bangkiang Djaran waterfall is open for visitors on all days of the week. With gushing water, lush green trees and breezy surroundings, the place is quiet, clean and perfect to spend the whole day around.

Make sure you carry a change of clothing when you visit this one, because it’s hard to keep away from a dip in the clear waters.

West Bali (Pemuteran, Menjangan Island, Medewi)

12. Blahmantung Waterfall

A beautiful waterfall in Tabanan, the western part of Bali, Blahmantung waterfall is set amid verdant tropical greenery in a peaceful setting. The silver cascading water body creates a misty surrounding as it gushes out of a cliff.

With a staggering height of 50 metres, it is hidden in the middle of a coffee plantation with no residential areas nearby. Go for a swim or dip, or simply laze around the high cliffs, as this one is secluded and rarely sees visitors.

13. Munduk & Melanting Waterfalls

Why go looking for one waterfall, when you can find two in the same place? Located in close proximity to each other, the Munduk and Melanting Waterfalls are near Munduk village.

The route to these falls is peppered with greenery, creating an ecosystem where flora and fauna thrive. Spend a day here exploring the two waterfalls and splashing around in the natural rocky pools.

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