Surrounded by terraced rice fields, tobacco plantations and banana groves, the sprawling fishing community of Ketewel presents a picture-perfect version of Bali. Comprising of a string of coastal villages, the area boasts awe-inspiring views across the ocean towards the beaches of Sanur and Nusa Dua, the islands of Lembongan, Ceningan and Penida, as well as the stunning mountains of East Bali.
Despite its outstanding natural beauty and excellent location a mere 40-minute drive from the airport, Ketewel still attracts relatively few visitors and provides a peaceful
respite from the hustle and bustle of some of the nearby beach towns.
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 rice-field 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 should definitely involve a visit to the Bali Zoo and/or the nearby Bali Bird Park. Both are a short drive away and offer a great day out for the whole family. For lovers of art, crafts and culture, Ketewel is only half an hour away from the mountain town of Ubud, with its excellent markets and royal palace.
While there are a number of local 'warungs' (eateries) to choose from in Ketewel, you’ll find a great variety of restaurants and cafés just down the road in Sanur – a popular and laid-back beach town a mere twenty-minute drive away.
If you’re a little more adventurous and don’t mind getting wet, you could also 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 offers a glimpse of Bali at its very best.