From May 12th to 14th, we went next to Munduk and to Pemuteran.
First, on May 12th, we left Ubud to go to Munduk. On our way, our driver Putu made a stop so we could visit the Ulun Danu temple. It is a nice temple located on the shores of Lake Bratan. No need to wear a sarong to visit it. While we were visiting, we met a couple of Lauriane’s mum neighbours, their son and his wife, and a couple of their friends. We knew they were in Bali but did not plan to meet each other, so it was pretty unexpected!
Then, we made a stop at the Twin lakes: lake Tamblingan and lake Buyan. The view was very nice.
At the end of the day, we arrived in our hotel next to Munduk, at Banyuatis. Atres Villa homestay was very nice. The bungalows were located around rice fields, the staff was very kind and the food was amazing: probably the best breakfast we had, and their ‘pisang goreng’ (fried bananas) are to die for!
On May 13th, on the road to Pemuteran, we stopped at Banjar hot springs (5000 rupiahs, around 0,33€). The springs were not as hot as New Zealand’s hot springs, but the place is very pleasant. There is a shower to rinse yourself, which is pretty nice.
On May 14th, Jérémy went diving in Pemuteran while Lauriane and her parents were relaxing on the beach. The dive was on Menjangan island. The boat was a traditional balinese boat, far from the huge australian boats. He was able to see a midget seahorse, which is pretty rare.
In Pemuteran, Jérémy did some snorkelling too. The area has a bio-rock restoration project, meaning a coral nursery installed to try to restore the reef which was pretty damaged.
During our stay in Pemuteran, we stayed at the Suka Sari Homestay, that we recommend without hesitation. The manager is really nice (for example, Lauriane’s dad had a nasty injury on a toe and he gave him a balinese medicine), the pool was great, the food was really good, anyway, perfect stay.