- Encounters with locals
- Beach / Seaside Resort
- Water Sports
- Off the beaten track
We headed out to Bukit. The idea was to have fun paragliding. It was an unforgettable day!
Once we got to the top of the cliff, we looked down over the coastline dotted with seaweed beds and beach warungs. One after another we harnessed ourselves to the pilot for this sports experience . Incredible to feel yourself lifted from the earth and flying so easily!
From up there, I was able to admire the colours of the landscape between the sea and the earth, monkeys dancing in a temple down below, the helicopter landing strip of a private villa and especially the ceaseless activity of fishermen and seaweed farmers on their outrigger boats.
Thirty kilometres from tourist-crowded Kuta lies the gorgeous Bukit Peninsula. Its west coast, wild and tranquil, attracts surfers and tourists looking to get off the beaten track during their trip to Bali. Its east coast is more family-oriented and tends to attract people travelling with their children.
Out of all the little "villages" located along the coast on the Bukit Peninsula, Bingin was the one I chose to stay at. Just like Padang Padang and Balangan, Bingin has a multitude of little hotels perched up on the cliffs and from which you can get straight down to the beach via a series of steps.
Surfers will love the waves in this area, which are a lot bigger than in Kuta, and the crystal clear water makes it a snorkeller's dream. When not bathing in the sea, you have the option of venturing off on a scooter to see and explore the breathtakingly beautiful scenery or visit and tour Uluwatu Temple. When evening falls, you can sit and admire the sunset whilst sipping a delicious smoothie.