What to See and Do in Kerobokan
Kerobokan has a few attractions of note but this area is lacking in quantity when compared to neighbouring Canggu or Seminyak – after all, this is a mainly residential area. However, it does have several beaches of note, such as the exotic stretches of dark glistening black sand found at Petitenget and Berawa Beach, both popular for seclusion far removed from the busy scenes found further down the coast in Seminyak or Kuta.
These areas usually overlap with each other with attractions in Kerobokan claiming to be located in neighbouring Seminyak, Kuta or Canggu due to the growing popularity of the latter. Here we’ve listed some of the best bits to see and do around Kerobokan, and which are within easy reach along the area’s packed streets and overlying urban localities.
- Highlights Of Bali Full-Day Tour
- Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion
- Private Sunset at Tanah Lot Temple with Dinner
- Kintamani Volcano, Ubud & Barong Dance Performance
- Whitewater Rafting on the Ayung River
- Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Private East Coast Tour
- Bali Hai Dolphin Cruise
- Lembongan Island Leisure Day Trip
- Quad or Buggy Driving Adventure & Tubing Excursion
All Attractions in Kerobokan
Loosely translated as ‘Slippery Stone’ in the local tongue, Batubelig is the direct link between Seminyak and Kerobokan. The beach is located at the end of the namesake Jalan Batubelig main road, which itself is lined with great restaurants that offer its patrons a slightly distanced and alternative scene to Seminyak. Sunsets are great here, and there are local bars selling cold drinks right on the sand.
- Location: Jalan Batubelig, Kerobokan Kelod, Kerobokan
Berawa Beach is usually considered part of neighbouring Canggu due to its close proximity and shared length of black sand. The beach is around a half hour’s drive from Seminyak proper, and welcomes you to mostly calm seascapes, with surfers dotting the waves. The coast has gained popularity for its sunsets, with several unique bars and restaurants making good use of its exotic beachfront. The gypsy themed beach club La Lagunacalls this beach home, with its ornate timber bridge over a lagoon, popular among Instagrammers especially at sunset time. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Pantai Berawa, Canggu
The Escape Hunt Experience Bali is a great indoor activity to be had while in Kerobokan. It takes you on a fun time with some good brain exercise for you and your team of up to five. You’ll put on a Sherlock cap and plaid cape, then literally get locked inside a room to solve a mystery (of your choice). There’s a murder scenario, and even a theft, or a royal family kidnapping. Race against the time shown in the LED timer ticking overhead, which will surely put the pressure on as try to find hidden clues and solve a series of puzzles before you can ‘escape’ in time. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 21:00
- Location: Jalan Raya Anyar, Kerobokan, North Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361) 900 267 3
Very often referred to as part of Seminyak, Petitenget Beach is a quiet coastal strip with slanting dark to golden sand, but with strong waves usually unfit for swimming. The beach is named after a nearby temple of the same name. The peaceful beach has become an alternative hideout venue from the crowds where you can sunbathe, jog, meditate or meander along the waterfront before sunset.
- Location: Jalan Petitenget, Kerobokan
Often referred to as ‘Pura Petitenget’ by locals, Petitenget Temple is a significant, centuries-old temple in Bali and one of the very few cultural landmarks in Kerobokan. Somewhat overshadowed by the modern developments of five-star resorts in the area, this temple still remains an important highlight and a must-see, especially during its festive 210-day anniversaries and the traditional dance rehearsals regularly held by the locals in a communal hall nearby. Read More...
- Location: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak
Primo Bali Chocolate Factory
Primo is a small chocolate factory in Kerobokan, where pure and high quality handmade chocolate are produced from locally-sourced cocoa beans. The artisan factory was started by Pepe, a passionate Italian who works closely with cocoa farmers in the island’s central highlands. The chocolate here is all ‘seasonal’, with beans ground at low speed and low temperature, otherwise known as ‘cold processing’. You can arrange for a visit and factory tour to learn more about chocolate making.
- Opening Hours: 09:00 - 18:00
- Location: Jalan Bumbak 130, Banjar Anyar Kelod, Kerobokan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 743 385 3