So, you have had an amazing day volunteering, you have worked hard and had fun. But what to do now?
Home to crystal seas, stunning beaches, lush green rice fields and coral reefs Bali really does have it all. While you are in Bali try out some of its most famous activities such as; amazing surf, incredible food, breathtaking temples and some yoga and meditation.
When you finish your projects there are many things to do in our home or in the local area. Some of these activities are perfect for a chilled evening and some make for a great afternoon out in the local area on your days off.
Our Volunteer House is your new home for the duration of your stay and we want you to feel as relaxed as possible when you are here. We are cosy nooks and crannies where you can put your feet up to read a good book, face time loved ones or hang out with your other volunteers planning your weekend ahead.
If you find yourself wondering what else you can do here is my tip top list of things to do after project.
What better way to chill out that in front of our projector with your favourite film and some popcorn! We all love to snuggle down with a cuppa and a feel good film after a long day.
Once a week we will arrange a fun-filled evening of games, karaoke, language lessons or (my personal favourite) quiz night. This is great fun for everyone to get involved in, get to know over volunteers and have a laugh together.
Take the plunge into our pool to cool down after the long hot days work, or climb the stairs to the roof top to catch the some rays or watch the sunset. From the roof top we have a great view looking out over Tabanan.
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Grab a mat and head to the local park just round the corner from the house. Mondays, Thursday and Saturday evenings there is a free yoga class, held by a local teacher. Whether you are a beginner or a pro its great way to stretch out and end your day with the sun setting in the back ground.
A short walk into town brings you to local Tabanan night market. Stalls light up the street on either side of the road with locals spending their evening browsing and eating. The market is on every night from 4pm, and the market sells everything from clothes, shoes, and electronics. The main attraction in the night market is the food stalls, pull up a chair and try some delicious local cuisine.
Fancy a dip? Only a short 20 minute drive away from the house lays the beautiful natural hot springs and pools. Head over at sunset for a quiet relaxing break at the hot springs. There are many different pools that you can try where the water has been heated naturally from the earth. Looking out on to the surrounding forest this is a perfect way to end your day.
The Pura Tanah Lot temple is an iconic temple of Bali. A temple dedicated to the God of Sea, this temple was built in the 16th century. Tanah Lot should is a ‘must visit’ for most people when in Bali. Watching the day come to its end, with a pink Balinese sunset behind this iconic temple out into the ocean, is beautiful. Wonder around the market before hand to practice your bargaining skills and pick up some shopping! Also at Tanah Lot you can experience some of the best traditional Balinese dancing in the amphitheatre.
30 minute drive takes you to the local monkey forest. Less touristy that the monkey forest in Ubud, the local forest is a great place to explore and see the cheeky Balinese long-tail macaques. The monkeys in here are very tame and free gallivanting in the temple yard and swimming in the ponds. Walking around the forest you will see different statues and monuments. Alas Kedaton Temple is a Hindu temple relic of ancient times, which is located in the middle of the forest.
If you have be browsing through Instagram and seen the beautiful picture of the famous temple on the water, this is it! Pura Ulun Danu Bratan (also known as ‘the floating temple’) is one of the most mesmerizing temples in Bali. Built over 350 years ago, this temple houses waterside gardens and shrines that are so well-known in Bali. Located around 1 hours drive from our house, so this is a great one if you find yourself with an afternoon to spare!
For postcard perfect views Jatiluwih is a must on any sightseeing itinerary. These undulating paddies cascade down the sides of steep hills, and are interspersed with ingenious waterways that have been used for centuries to nourish the fields. Jatiluwih is an expansive area of tall rice terraces and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by beautiful green rice fields and Jatiluwih is only 1 hour away, again perfect for an afternoon stroll and some great photographs.
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Tabanan is well know for its green lush rice fields, the rice bowl of Bali ? This morning we hiked through the jungle to find these green undiscovered terraces! Hot and sweaty but was definitely worth it! ? #pmgy #pmgybali #travelbali #travelasia
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