Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall in Bedugul is one of the most untouched and underrated waterfalls in Bali. There are multiple sets of falls to explore at Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall which makes this location so unique!
Here is a complete guide of Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall including how to get there and what to expect!
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HOW TO GET TO BANYU WANA AMERTHA WATERFALL
The best way to get to Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall in Bedugul is by car or scooter and the drive takes around 1.5 hours from the main tourist areas of Canggu, Seminyak and Kuta.
You can pick up a scooter rental for as little as 50,000 IDR per day from your accommodation or one of the many scooter rental stores in the main tourist hubs.
Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall is an easy location to find with the use of google maps on your smartphone.
Entrance to Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
ARRIVING AT BANYU WANA AMERTHA WATERFALL
The entrance to Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall is clearly signposted and the entrance fee is by donation so I paid 10,000 Rupiah to enter. The locals at the ticket office were so happy to see us because we were possibly the first tourists to ever visit these hidden waterfalls.
We made our way down a dirt track and came across a group of local villagers cutting steps into the earth, making it safe and accessible for visitors coming to Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall.
It is approximately a 20-minute hike down to Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls through some very lush banana plantations. I was hoping to have the spot all to ourselves, though when we got to the bottom there was around 50 Indonesians.
I thought to myself that it must be a popular spot for the locals and then I watched on and noticed that they were working really hard constructing bamboo bridges, clearing out the rock pools beneath the falls and planting beautiful flora to add to the ambiance.
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Hiking down to Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
The way down to Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
The workers clearing out the rock pool
WHAT TO EXPECT AT BANYU WANA AMERTHA WATERFALL
When you reach the bottom of the stairs, you will find two epic waterfalls that are within a stone’s throw from each other. I got chatting with one of the workers and he told me that there are another three waterfalls in the same valley though they are not yet accessible.
It was truly amazing seeing the amount of effort that goes into making places like this an iconic location to experience.
The first set of falls at Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall reminded me of Bali’s Nungnung Waterfall, with a similar bamboo bridge that stretches across a flowing creek which leads to the rock pools at the base of the falls.
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The bridge at Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
The second set of falls at Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall is very unique. The water bursts out of a rock wall formation and into a shallow pool that then cascades into a creek that cuts its way down the valley.
The local workers were overly friendly when they stopped for a lunch break, they offered us some coffee and fried bananas! I originally said no thanks to their offer as I didn’t want to leave the workers short of food and coffee, but they insisted that I joined in on their gathering.
I have no doubt in saying that Indonesian’s are some of the most generous and caring people in the world.
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Lunch break at Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
Crossing the bridge at Bhuanasari Waterfall
BEST TIME TO VISIT BANYU WANA AMERTHA WATERFALL
I arrived at the Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall at around 9am, and the lighting from the sun was perfect to shoot at this time. We spent at least 2 to 3 hours down at the falls, hanging out with the locals, swimming in the rock pools and grinning from ear to ear at what we had just discovered.
Put this location on your Bali Bucket List and I promise that you will not be disappointed. I will definitely be visiting this location again soon to explore the other 3 hidden waterfalls in this valley.
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WHERE TO STAY IN BEDUGUL
Bedugul has dozens of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Bedugul. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Saranam Resort & Spa Bedugul
Saranam Resort is the best 5-star accommodation in Bedugul. Featuring a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and restaurant, beautiful gardens and free wifi. The rooms are modern and spacious with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, private bathroom and mountain views. A continental breakfast or English breakfast is included.
Mid Range: Handara Golf & Resort
Handara Golf & Resort is more than just a golf course. The entrance to this accommodation is the most Instagrammed location in Bali. This 3-star resort is set in the beautiful mountains of Bedugul featuring a Japanese restaurant and bar, tennis court and spa. It’s also very close to waterfalls and temples. The rooms are large with a seating area, minibar, free wifi, flat-screen tv and lake views. Perfect place to stay for families, friends and couples.
Budget: Pondok Nyoman
Pondok Nyoman is the best budget accommodation in Bedugul for solo travelers or couples on a budget. Featuring a shared lounge, rice terrace views, swimming pool, restaurant and free wifi. They have double rooms available with spacious living and private bathroom. Breakfast is included for all guests.
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