Surrounded by terraced rice fields, tobacco plantations and banana groves, the sprawling fishing community of Ketewel presents a picture-perfect version of Bali. Comprising a string of coastal villages, the area boasts awe-inspiring views of the ocean towards the beaches of Sanur and Nusa Dua, the islands of Lembongan, Ceningan and Penida, and the stunning mountains of east Bali.
Despite its outstanding natural beauty and excellent location merely 40 minutes from the airport, Ketewel offers a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of other beach towns. However, there are plenty of things to do in Ketewel and its neighbouring areas. The best way to experience its rural charm is by walking or cycling along the many quiet rural roads and paddy walkways. Ketewel’s beaches, with their glistening black volcanic sands and offshore reefs, are world-renowned for their excellent surf breaks.
A holiday in Ketewel must include a visit to the Bali Zoo and the nearby Bali Bird Park. Both are a short drive away and offer a great day out for the entire family. For lovers of art, crafts and culture, Ketewel is only half an hour away from the mountain town of Ubud, where art peeks from every corner.
While there are several local 'warungs' (eateries) to choose from, you’ll find a great variety of restaurants and cafés just down the road in Sanur – a popular and laid-back beach town twenty minutes away. The more adventurous can hire a guide and explore Beji Guwang’s spectacular hidden canyon in nearby Sukawati – an incredible experience which involves bouldering, climbing and wading through waist-high waters. Exotic, peaceful and untouched, Ketewel’s rural charm remains unmatched.