COME SEE Banyumala Waterfall, Bali. Indonesia.
BANYUMALA WATERFALL: THE GUIDE
REGION: Buleleng Regency, Bali
ACCESSIBILITY: Open all year round | 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm
BEST TIME TO VISIT: May through to October | Between 11am and 1pm for the best lighting
LOCATION: 2 hrs from Ubud | 30 mins from Munduk | Open in Google Maps
WALKING DISTANCE: 15 – 20 mins
TIME REQUIRED: 1- 2 hrs
TOURIST RATING: Well known but not too crowded
COST: Rp 15,000 (AU $1.40)
BANYUMALA WATERFALL: THE EXPERIENCE
This was our favourite waterfall in Bali. Surrounded by vibrant green wilderness, Banyumala will steal your heart and according to the locals, cleans your soul from sins and bad omens. Banyumala got its name from the native words Banyu and Mala, meaning Water and Bad Influence. We feel almost every waterfall we’ve visited has that same vibe. A total cleanse of the body mind and soul.
We purchase and travel with different camera equipment to try and capture the perfect image to portray the beauty and emotion of what we’re seeing to show you guys. But, nothing comes close to the feeling of standing there in person totally engrossed in the moment. This is how Banyumala felt, it completely captivated us. As soon as we reached the falls we were in awe and wanted to bathe in its beauty so that’s exactly what we did.
Even the walk down to the waterfall was magical. It felt as though we were entering a scene from the jungle book. The waterfall itself isn’t as big and wild as Sekumpul, but it seemed the bigger and wilder the falls, the bigger and wilder the crowds. This is another reason why Banyumala quickly became our favourite.
The road down from the car park is quite narrow and bumpy, so if your traveling by scooter or bike, be careful! From the car park, its a 15-20 minute walk to get to the falls. We found it was an easy walk down in comparison to most others in Bali. Water shoes are a must when It comes to waterfall hopping. We’ve used ours for every waterfall visit. I would recommend getting some well gripped ones as our cheap ones have let us down a few times on the grip side of life.
Apparently the locals are making the roads more accessible and developing the area in the near future – which will also mean Banyumala may quickly become more touristy quite soon, so get your butts there ASAP. If you want a peaceful, beautiful waterfall to visit – Banyumala is for you! We miss it already.