Matanai Surf Villas
What to do in East Bali
During your stay at Villa Matanai, you're welcome to enjoy the grounds, gardens and pools, and mingle with other guests.
We can organise a range of on-site services, including massages and beauty treatments, to help you relax and enjoy your stay.
If you feel like getting out to explore on your Bali holiday, we can help you arrange transport, private drivers, tours, and plenty of other enriching activities.
East Bali is filled with great places to eat, shop, get out in the sunshine, and learn about the local area.
It's the perfect place to explore. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Day trips and towns to visit
Go white water rafting at Telaga Waja River
Surf at Jasri Surfing Beach or Keramas Beach
Visit Pasir Putih Beach, the White Sand Virgin Beach
Take a day trip to the seaside village Amed, where you can go snorkeling, diving among shipwrecks, or get out on the water for an ocean tour.
Amed has a great range of beach bars, restaurants, day spas and shops.
Visit Ubud, known as the Bali centre for art, craft, and literature. Make sure you try a Luwak coffee - also known as a “cat-poo-chino” - at one of Ubud's many restaurants
If you're feeling game, get amongst the monkeys at Ubud's Monkey Forest
Feeling extra adventurous? Rent a two-wheeler and drive the twisting coast road from Amed to Jasri Bay.
Catch a ferry from Padang Bai Harbour to check out the beaches and restaurants on the Gili Islands or Lombok Island
Culture and history
Some Bali visitor attractions request a small donation upon entry.
See the rice terraces at Sidemen Village or traditional salt farms at Kusamba beach
Stroll the traditional Balinese village Tenganan Pegringsingan and browse local arts, crafts and textiles
See traditional gamelan instruments made at Tihingan Village
Be awed by the majestic (religion) Besakih Temple, Goa Laweh Temple, or Lempuyang Temple
Take in the scenery and splendor at the Tirta Gangga Water Gardens, Klungkung Water Palace, or Bali Ujung Water Palace
Wander along the Lotus Lagoon in the middle of Candidasa, or Blue Lagoon Beach near Padang Bai
Tours and experiences
Take a Balinese Cooking School course at Kebun Impan Hotel in Seraya
Tag along with a local fisherman for ½ or full day fishing trips, then cook your catch in the local style
Go on a Safari Park tour
Join in the Alam Cycling Tour, about 3 hours from Kintamani to Ubud
Browse the museum of works by local artist Nyoman Gunarsa
Visit Charly’s Chocolate Factory, within walking distance from Villa Matanai
Marvel at ‘Mother Mountain,’ the volcano Mount Agung. You can even take a climbing tour.
Let us take care of you
We are locals, and we love to share our favourites with our guests and are here to help you plan your East Bali adventure.
We can book on-site massages and beauty treatments, tours, drivers and more.
Ask us for our recommendations of where to visit, what to see, and where to eat.
There is always something going on in Jasri and Candidasa.
Be sure to tell us if you are interested in attending local events, festivals, cultural celebrations, or seeing live music.
We are active in our community and can let you know what's coming up locally.
Don't wait any longer
You need a holiday in Bali.
Come and stay with us at Villa Matanai, East Bali.