Watching the sunrise is one of the must-do things in Bali. Sunrise indeed has something magical! It is the start of a new day, the first golden light, the world slowly waking up. There are tons of spots to enjoy the sunrise in Bali. Here are our discoveries of the best spots for sunrise in Bali.
Because the tide is very low early morning, the water close to the shore remains still and reflects the colourful morning sky beautifully. On a clear day, you can even see Mount Agung on the left side. And the fact that you’re facing east on this beach, the sun will rise from the ocean which is magical to see. Sanur Beach is also a favourite place for photographers to capture some shots!
Our recommendation to chill while in Sanur is Beach Club Restaurant at Puri Santrian Resort. Here, you’ll get the chance to watch those glorious minutes when the complete dark fades away and the universe paints the sky with a beautiful gradation of dark blue to red. Finally, the sun rises from below the horizon of the ocean. Since the venue is connected with a line of the well-paved boardwalk, you’ll see people jogging, cycling or walking their dogs.
This area is among the most beautiful places in Bali that attract a large number of tourists every year. Kintamani can make your vacation very interesting and fun and will totally be worth every penny spent. Visiting Kintamani has long been part of the usual itinerary for both domestic and international tourists to Bali. Now it’s time to step away from the bustling hubbub of Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Petitenget and Canggu for a calmer atmosphere, cool-mountain climate and scenic surroundings.
Our recommendation to stop by while in Kintamani is Sisi GeGe Coffee & Resto at Pramana Zahill Kintamani. I’d personally say that this venue is worth travelling 2 hours’ drive from the south. Not only you can enjoy the warm sunrise in a freezing climate, but you can also embark on a culinary journey at the restaurant. Boasting a wide and varied menu to sample, all of their dishes are made with ingredients which have been locally sourced and refined by the expert head chef.
This spot appears to be a popular traveller’s destination to watch the sunrise since decades ago. Morning Dawn before the sun rises up across the Pacific Ocean is the traveller’s dream to be on the top in the morning, more during the international holidays, and high season. Both westerners and local travellers are stormed over the top every morning, unless hundreds of travellers are enjoying the freezing morning, waiting for sunrise, steaming eggs from the heated volcanic clusters and holes.
This is the highest mountain in Bali, which is a perfect spot to embrace sunrise. Also referred to as ‘Mother Mountain’, you can see its peak from most of south and east Bali. The climb up will take about six hours in total, so do yourself a favour a procure a guide that knows the best vantage points and low-risk routes like the back of his hand.
Located 30 minutes drive from Amed, you will have the best view of Mount Agung on a clear morning with some fogs and smokes blending together. Those are the best conditions to take your shot! This is without a doubt one of my favourite spots to watch and snap a sunrise in Bali!
Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
This temple complex is one of the most iconic landmarks in Bali. It depends on the period you’re going, but most of the time the temple is floating in the lake. When you’re going in the dry season when the water is low, you will have a completely different experience and photo. If you go on a clear day after a colder night, the lake will give you a stunning effect with the morning dew and the colours of the sky reflecting in the lake. These ingredients make this location one of the best locations for photographers to capture the sunrise in Bali.
Campuhan Ridge Walk
Hidden in the centre of Ubud, this valley is an ideal place to unwind and take in the jungle nature surroundings that make Ubud so relaxing. A great morning strolls of 1.5 km without the need to dress in your hiking gear. The windy pathway will take you up and downhill providing you with a stunning view of the surrounding scenery before leading you through rice fields. Although the path is situated right next to the hustle and bustle of Ubud it almost feels like a different world. So lush, so green and so quiet! The best time to go here is at sunrise. It’s way cooler than during the day and you will have the view to yourself so you can simply enjoy the peace and quietness.