Banyumala Waterfall is a beautiful twin waterfall hidden away in Buleleng that shouldn’t be missed as it is truly a beautiful gift from nature. The waterfall itself is pretty remote. It can be difficult to locate as there aren’t many signs at all. Getting a local who’s familiar with the area to be your guide will be a wise decision and save you the frustration of getting lost.
Banyumala Waterfall is not at all one of those Bali spots that’s overwhelmed with tourists. It’s absolutely perfect for a quiet and peaceful afternoon in the arms of Mother Nature. The natural pool is inviting with its translucent turquoise waters. It’s clean (and cold!) and perfectly safe to swim in. Bathe in tranquility, listen to the thunderous roar of cascading waters and take in the sights of the vibrant greenery.
Climb up to the resting area where there’s another bale bengong and there you can get a panoramic view of the waterfall and pool.
Other Places of Interests
As mentioned before, Buleleng is home to most waterfalls in Bali. About 20 minutes away from Banyumala is Munduk Waterfall, another natural site with beautiful cascading waters. It’s less of a hassle to access this place without a guide as it is relatively well-marked. I recommend visiting Munduk in the morning. You can have lunch at the Golden Valley restaurant which offers a direct view of the waterfall. Afterwords finding a local guide to take you to Banyumala Waterfall should be easy. For an authentic experience locals are more than happy to take you around for a small fee – just ask around.
Aling-Aling Waterfall is about an hour’s drive from Banyumala but this waterfall will appeal to your inner thrill-seeker and adrenaline junkie. Unlike the tranquil Banyumala Waterfall and Munduk Waterfall, Aling-Aling holds a different character altogether where there are daredevils plunging into the water by jumping off the cliffs and by sliding down a natural waterslide!
“When you feel so small – definitely one of the best waterfalls we have come across”@beccmcdonaldd
“One of my favorite things about North Bali is how quickly the weather can change. When we got here it was extremely sunny then 20 minutes later there was fog rolling in. You never know what to expect” @alexrobyyy
“I’ve never seen a place with so many waterfalls before! Of the 10 we have seen so far, this is definetely my favorite one” mlbourne
“When it’s so hot outside all you want to do is jump in a waterfall” @kelsealoha
“Catching that last light at one of the best waterfalls I’ve ever seen! 😍 The north of Bali is just perfect for chasing waterfalls. They’re all so impressive and I wish I would have came here earlier. Better late than never, right? I couldn’t even count all the waterfalls I’ve seen today. @micaelashalane and pink flamingo for scale” @travel_fred