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Scooter fun!


The only way to really explore the area is by motorbike. We rented a couple of scooters from our homestay, stocked up on petrol and took to the road heading west to see what we could find.


It wasn't long before we were rewarded with some amazing views.


Our first stop along the way was Mawun beach.


With gorgeous white sand and hugged by hills, this horse shoe shaped bay felt like a huge lagoon. Our jaws dropped when it came into view and we stood in silence taking it all in, well apart from Dan who slurped on his coconut :)

(Thanks Ianthe for my dress :) love it & love you! )

Ro and Dan could wait no longer, bags and helmets were dumped on the sand as they raced to the water, much to the delight of some local teenagers who whooped and cheered as they dived in.

We soon became the 'coolest' people on the beach to hang out with as the boys came over to sit with us.


Apparently it was a school holiday which is why so many of them were on the beach. The girls were more shy and stayed in the shade of a tree a bit further down the beach but we could see them all giggling and trying to take photos of us on their mobile phones.


We decided to move on and find somewhere for lunch. The scenery along the road was great as we passed through the hills and villages and then the flats of the rice paddy fields.


We had to keep our eye for buffalo on the road though!!


A sign for a cafe caught our eye and we decided to press on to check it out and it was worth going a bit further for as the food was delicious! Although there was a big spider in the toilet! On the table behind us were 4 Australian guys in their 40s/50s who were discussing investing in the area. We heard one of them saying how it would be ideal to hook up with a cruise company that could just drop anchor off shore and ferry in 1500 people a day to sprawl out on these beaches! You can imagine what we thought of that, as that would ruin this paradise. We definitely felt privileged to be here before the tourism really kicks off.

We were back on the bikes and headed to find the next beach, Selong Belanak. After reaching a dead end some local lads pointed us to a small path which was a bit off road in places to take us to the beach. We paid to park up our bikes and walked past a few stalls located on the far end of the beach. But the rest was ours!!


Again we were stunned! I couldn't help but jump and dance around in the surf, it was so amazing!


In the middle of the beach we saw an entrance that led back up to the cafe we had come from! And next door to it was just undeveloped land and we spied the 4 blokes from earlier looking at it. You could definitely see why this would be an investors dream and with the new international airport it won't be long before things start to build up here.

We hit the sea and played about in the waves and practiced a few surf moves as we were going surfing the next day.

Who needs a surf board!


With the sun beginning to set we started to make our way back to Kuta, we didn't want to be bumping into buffaloes in the dark!



Can this place get any better!


Posted by doyledan 04:36 Archived in Indonesia

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