The best moments in life happen when you step out of your comfort zone and you don’t know what’s going to happen next (Drew Binsky)
That’s pretty much sums up my experience in visiting Banyumala twin waterfall. I didn’t plan to visit it during our day trip to Bedugul. Our initial plan was to visit some lakes in Bedugul and mainly to walk around Bali Botanic Garden as we both love walking and we also felt it’s been hard to have a long walk around Canggu. I then saw a wooden road sign toward the Banyumala twin waterfall when we were searching for food (I was almost starving amidst cold weather in Buleleng regency). Soon after we refill our energy, we’re heading to Banyumala twin waterfall. Oh, and it was indeed one of the most beautiful waterfalls I’ve ever seen in Bali and in my life. It’s worth every trouble we took. If you happen to be around the area or on a journey of chasing gorgeous waterfall around Bali, you definitely have to go see Banyumala twin waterfall with your own eyes and swim in its crystal clear pool. But, how to get there? What other attractions can be visited around the area? How long you should stay? I’ll give you a complete guide to Banyumala twin waterfall soon…
How To Get To Banyumala Twin Waterfall
Located high in the mountainous region in North Bali, the Banyumala twin waterfall isn’t easy to be found as there is only one wooden road sign helping travelers to find it. It’s hidden away in the hills of Wanagiri village, Sukasada district, Buleleng regency, North Bali, thus it receives status as a hidden gem and one of the lesser-known waterfalls in Bali.
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To reach Banyumala twin waterfall, you have to drive toward Bedugul then continue driving for 10 minutes toward Lake Buyan. It’s located north of Lake Buyan, from one of the viewpoints, you’ll see a wooden road sign leading to the Banyumala twin waterfall. Follow the road for 2,5 km (only accessible by scooters) until you find a parking space then continue by walking for +/- 500 meters, continued with climbing down the stairs for 10 minutes. It’s a short trek but pretty steep and slippery during the rainy season. So, you gotta be careful.
It’s around a 1 hour 45 minutes from Canggu and Ubud. You can use either a scooter or car.
If you choose to rent a scooter, make sure to rent from a trusted rental, which starts at around 50,000 IDR per day. I always rent a scooter from My Bali Bike Rental (+6285934242138) whenever I come to Bali either for a short or long stay and they always give good prices for both daily and monthly rental.
Banyumala Twin Waterfall Entrance Fee
Entrance – 30,000 IDR
Parking – 2,000 IDR
Best Time to Visit Banyumala Twin Waterfall
The best time to visit Bali is definitely during dry season, between April and October.
But it doesn’t mean if you visit Banyumala twin waterfall in the rainy season (between November and March) the experience wouldn’t be perfect. Just make sure to check the weather app before you start the journey toward Banyumala twin waterfall and bring a raincoat and umbrella. I suggest you go there on a sunny day because rain could ruin your trip, mood & experience. I was very lucky that the day I visited Banyumala twin waterfall was sunny, perfect for walking, hiking, and exploring the area. But on the way home to Canggu, it started to rain on some parts of Bali at different times, but luckily I didn’t catch heavy rains.
Banyumala twin waterfall isn’t visited by a lot of tourists, so I think it’s the same to go there either in the morning or at noon. I went there around 12 PM and only found fewer than 15 people around.
The Spectacular View of Banyumala Twin Waterfall
The slippery steps and short trek take me to one of the most breathtaking sceneries I’ve ever seen in my life. Flanked by lush green plants, there is a gorgeous twin waterfall with its water cascading down steep rocks heading to a crystal clear pool at the bottom. Here, you can take a refreshing dip in the plunge pool at the bottom while listening to the sound of Mother Nature.
Visiting Banyumala twin waterfall was a very pleasant trip not only because of the gorgeous waterfall but also because it looks well-maintained. I don’t see any trash around the waterfall or surrounding nature. It has a toilet and changing room, and a pavilion to take a nap or lie down to daydream and listen to the sound of insects around.
The pool itself is pretty shallow but it’s still nice to refresh yourself in it or sitting on a rock while absorbing the beauty of mother nature surrounds.
Banyumala twin waterfall is located not too far from other waterfalls in North Bali. You can combine this trip to visit other waterfalls in Buleleng regency such as Munduk waterfall, Gitgit waterfall, and Sekumpul Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Bali, also to see some attractions in Bedugul like Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, Buyan & Tamblingan Lake, Handara Gate, and Bali Botanic Garden. For the best experience of visiting Banyumala twin waterfall and other attractions, I suggest you go there at least on 2 days 1 night with stay overnight in either Munduk, Bali or Bedugul.
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