Balian is a village situated on the west coast of Bali around 2 hours drive north of Denpasar. It reminds me of the old Bali, before the thousands of tourists and developments around Kuta and the surrounding areas. I stayed at the Pondok Pitaya Surfer Hotel right on the beach at Balian and had a great time. There’s fantastic food, massage, surfing, exploring and kitesurfing right at your door. And as far as I was concerned, the best time of the day there was right around sunset.
If you’re ever in Bali, go check out Balian for yourself. You can get there from the Kuta/Denpasar area with a driver. At the time of writing, this it cost me around $50 US one way. Or better still you can book a complete package of accommodation airport pickup through the guys at Bali Retreats in Australia.
Want to see more of my images from Balian? Well either check out the slideshow below or click here to see the full gallery.