Villa Flow and its surroundings allow for many activities to be undertaken and we are happy to assist you in organizing these. Apart from that, responsible Tourism…that’s what we aim for….we try to support the local community wherever we can, therefore most of our recommended activities are performed by local suppliers and people from the villages close by. Please find below carefully selected activities that we are happy to facilitate for you.
Boat Cruise to White Sand Beach
Take a traditional fishing boat just down the road and enjoy a boat trip which brings you to White Sand Beach where you can relax, swim, snorkel or grab a bite to eat..
A real culinary experience. A hands on cooking class, which offers more than just preparing the food. All classes include an adventure off the tourist trodden tracks before the cooking class starts. Ask our staff for detailed information on courses
Cycling – the sporting way to discover the area
What better way to explore the neighboring area at your own leisurely pace than on a bicycle? We have two mountain bikes for our guests’ complimentary use, on a first come first serve basis. Explore the nearby villages up close and feel the local vibe. Or Discover East Bali on a guided off the beaten track mountain bike tour. This adventure starts at the slopes of Mount Agung and brings you through various vegetation levels, passing the rice paddy fields, to the famous White Sand Beach, where you can jump into the sea. Return transfer and lunch at a local restaurant and bottled water is included.
Head out for one or two dives at Bali’s best diving spots in Amed (coral walls) and Tulamben (150m shipwreck) at a 40 minute drive. Take the coastal road back to Villa Flow.
Highlights of East Bali
Book a driver for half a day and explore some of the highlights of East Bali. Start the tour either at theroyal water gardens of Tirta Gangga or visit the colorful local market of Amlapura. Afterwards our driver will bring you to the Lempuyang Temple, which is considered one of the oldest temples inBali. The temple is located on top of the Belibis Hill, Northeast of Mount Agung. Enjoy the views and on the way back, we recommend to stop at Bali Asli, a restaurant with magnificent views where you can enjoy a traditional Balinese lunch (at your own expense).
White Water Rafting on the Telaga Waja River – this thrilling adventure begins in the foothills of the sacred Mount Agung. In a continual spray of white clear water you will rush past steep banks and ancient hanging trees; whilst rafting straight through cascading waterfalls of cold natural spring water. Overhead obstacles, narrow gorges and breathtaking view of terraced rice plains all along the way will give you an appetite for your final challenge – the water dam. Length of Rafting is approximately 14km and the rafting itself takes about 2 hours.
Rice Field Trekking
Early morning off the beaten track trekking tour with an experienced local English speaking guide.Enjoy the wonderful views over the Mount Agung and the rice fields. Various treks are available.Recommended to wear long pants and closed shoes.
Villa Flow’s favorite Trailm : Start at the Tirtagangga Water Palace and trek through the rice paddies until Bali Asli, a restaurant with magnificent views where you can enjoy a traditional Balinese lunch in a great atmosphere. The trekking itself takes approximate 2.5 hours.
Don’t miss to to go on a day trip to Jemeluk Bay in Amed or Tulamben – one of the best dive and snorkel sites on the island. Amazing snorkelling spots can be found just a few meters away from the beach. Great fun also with kids.
Villa Flow’s Private Beach
Grab one of our mountain bikes or take a stroll 400m down the road and enjoy sea-side lounging with beautiful views at our exclusive private beachfront land. Subject to seasonality, there is the possibility of swimming and snorkeling.
Volcano Sunrise Trekking
This is the most challenging experience in Bali – trekking Bali’s highest volcano. Mount Agung is Bali’s highest (3,142m) and holiest mountain as it is believed as the home of the God. Physically fit hikers can trek up to the summit in about 4 hours from the Pasar Agung Temple starting point and 5 to 7 hours from Besakih Temple starting point. At the summit you will be rewarded with memories that will last a lifetime. Good shoes, water, snacks, a jacket for the chilly summit and a hat are a must. During important ceremonies at the Besakih temple it is forbidden to climb the holy mountain and during the rainy season (Nov – March) it can be too dangerous.
Visit the Water Palace of nearby Ujung (30 minute walk, 10 minute bicycle ride) This palace was constructed in 1919 by the late King of Karangasem, who reigned between 1909 and 1945. The eruption of Mount Agung in 1963 destroyed the water palace and it was further damaged in the great earthquake of 1979. The government has restored the area with the help of UNESCO Funds.
This royal water garden of Tirtagangga (20 minute drive) was constructed in 1948 on the initiative of the King of Karangasem and blends a mix of Balinese architecture style and Chinese style. It is located in the middle of rice fields and surrounded by jade green hills.
White Sand Beach
Head off for White Sand Beach, a lovely and not all too busy cove: a big favorite with our guests! Have a drink or go snorkeling (on the right hand side of the cove). Trip includes return transfer with a car and a driver. Car disposal is for 5 hours.
Enjoy a one-hour yoga session with a very experienced yoga teacher in the beautiful setting of VillaFlow’s Bale Bengong.