Feeling adventurous? A memorable 3 hours mountain bike trip will take you down the wooded slopes of nearby volcano Batu Karu and through traditional villages and their clove, coffee and cocoa plantations.
If you enjoy surfing, a five minutes stroll brings you to the Balian break, a fast and powerful wave within sight of the hotel; or maybe you would prefer a few hours rice paddy trekking or river walking. Whatever your choice, we are sure you will be charmed by the magic of Gajah Mina.
Rent your own motorbike, automatic gears, 110cc, Take the back country roads to Pupuan, a small village in the hills - round trip 3 hours. Stop along the road to sample the local coffee, see the clove harvest.
You will see and experience the hospitality of the local people. Stop where and when you want to. There are many destinations just ask our office for more details on where to go.
110cc Automatic gear: 24 hours/Rp 100 000 More than one day/Rp 80 000/day
The Balian Break is only 10 minutes walk from Gajah Mina Resort. Two rights and one big left. The waves break at the rivermouth over smooth rocks, sand and reef creating a consistent set up all year round. It's not uncommon for Balian to be a perfect 3-4ft while Kuta is dead flat. Balian is a very diverse wave and delivers quality surf from 2ft -10ft. The beach at Balian sits on the west coast and is one of the few places in Bali that offers clean waves all year round.
Rent your own car with an English speaking driver, petrol included, seat belts, aircon, recent car, 8 hours/Day. Organize your own day trip in Bali . Maybe shopping in Denpasar or sampling the babi guling at Ibu Oka in Ubud - the choice is yours.
We can also organize rental without driver, please ask our office for more details.
Cost : Rp 750 000 /car. Additional hour : Rp 100 000
Menjangan Island, also known as Deer Island on account of its large semi-tame deer population, is fringed by one of Bali's most vibrant coral reefs. Stretching for over 150m, its rich aquatic life offers a symphony of underwater delights. Coral, sea fans and shoals of fish multicoloured fish prosper on the reef. Bring a lunch basket or eat in one of the local warungs.
Bring a lunch basket or eat in one of the local warungs.
Ubud is regarded as the cultural centre of Bali. It is famous as an arts and crafts hub, and much of the town and nearby villages seems to consist of artists' workshops and galleries.
Seminyak is the centre in Bali for hip and inventive fashion boutiques, other designer stores and art studios. A good starting point for any shopper would be the legion of small boutiques and designer stores on Jalan Laksmana.
Start early in the morning with a visit to the Bali Butterfly Park (Taman Kupu Kupu) located 5 km north of Tabanan town centre on the road to Mount Batukaru, open 8AM-4PM daily. A small but well maintained centre for research and education into butterflies with some very spectacular species on show. Who doesn't like butterflies? Best to visit in the early and mid morning when the butterflies are at their most active.
Then continue your journey to : Alas Kedaton, a natural site of about 12 hectares featuring an old temple guarded by hundreds of monkeys. In trees you may see colonies of huge fruit bats with massive wings. The monkey population in Alas Kedaton also somewhat less mischievous than at some other locations. With less traffic at this site the monkeys are less aggressive about snatching your personal items.
And finally your driver will take you to Tanah Lot Temple, one of the must-see temples in Bali. Said to be the work of the revered 15th century Hindu priest Nirartha, it forms an important element of Balinese spirtualism and mythology. You will see the magnificent temple perched on a rock just a few metres offshore. There is a footpath to the raised cliff area just to the south from where the views of the temple and the sunset behind it are outstanding.