Kerobokan is not commonly uttered in the same breath as other popular Bali tourist hubs such as Ubud or Canggu but Kerobokan district is half-way between the shopping quarter of Seminyak and the hip turf of Canggu, making it the region with twice as much to explore. So let us take the guess work out for you with these five alluring Kerobokan activities:
1. Kerobokan After Dark Food Safari Tour
Known to the locals as the ultimate food haven with the highest concentration of traditional food from all over Indonesia, Jalan Teuku Umar is lined with a plethora of food stalls stretching for kilometers after dark. Local revellers are out every night in search of that unique dish from a different corner of the land. Beyond your Nasi/Mie Goreng, Gado-Gado or Satay dishes, there are countless other delicious offerings with signature spices to try from across the archipelago. Those with adventurous tastebuds will be rewarded handsomely. Why not try Nasi Rawon, Baked Fish, Soto Ayam (yellow spicy chicken soup) or Nasi Padang (signature Nasi Campur from Sumatera province of Padang)? And the best part? It is light on the pocket, but deeply satisfying on the palette.
2. Petitenget Beach
Kerobokan main beaches are in Batu Belig and Petitenget. You are right to think that Petitenget Beach is the main beach of Seminyak, but Kerobokan location is next door to Seminyak making it instantly an adopted home-beach. It is undeniable that Petitenget Beach is one of the best places to view Bali’s iconic sunset. Sunset bars from local vendors to five star hotels line this beach offering the best atmosphere for you to bid farewell to the light of day with the accompaniment of your favourite cocktails, beach lounge or bean bag, and DJ set or live music. Every price structure will get you the appropriate viewing satisfaction. You decide how your Kerobokan day is going to end!
3. Batu Belig Beach
If your idea of a great holiday is to have a place where you get to do your own things at leisurely pace away from the maddening crowd, then Kerobokan Batu Belig Beach is your perfect fit. Located about 10 minutes away from Kerobokan heart center, this stretch of sand offers sun, sand and surf as well as nice cafés and beach bars. Surfers are often seen catching a wave at regular intervals and residents taking a morning stroll or sunset walk enjoying the serenity of nature. And the prices you pay for food, drinks and comfort here are a lot less than its sister beach of Petitenget.
4. Kerobokan Wellness
All great Bali holidays have wellness components built into its itinerary. Great news awaits you as Kerobokan streets and Petitenget alleyways are lined up with wellness services offering traditional, aromatherapy or therapeutic massages and reflexology. The cost is super affordable. We recommend you to try a different treatment each day until you are hooked on one which you cannot wait to go back for!
5. Kerobokan Prison (K-Hotel)
Not your average experience but this may interest some. The infamous Kerobokan jail was built in 1979 with the capacity to hold 300 inmates. These days the inmates numbers have quadrupled. Over the years there has been highly publicized cases involving foreigners who committed a crime, serving a sentence or waiting on death row. The location of this prison is right in the center of the local food area making it impossible to miss. It is also known as the section of the street with the heaviest traffic jam!
Finding accommodation in Kerobokan
Now that you have all the information you need on Kerobokan attractions, are you ready for a Kerobokan adventure? Don’t forget Nakula properties may have just the perfect accommodation for you. Our Kerobokan villas of Tirtadari and Amita are seven bedroom compounds accommodating up to 26 people, making them a perfect choice for large family gatherings, corporate or business retreats and weddings.