Balian Beach, a short 5 minute drive away or a 20 minutes walk on the beach at low tide, is well known for its consistent waves and it attracts surfers from around the world. Expert surfers can venture on the waves alone, while others might want to get a surfing lesson, which can easily be arranged with local guides. The Cove is also 30 minutes drive from Medewi, which offers one of the longest left-hand waves in the world.
Chef Wayan will be happy to host a cooking class upon request. From the staples of Indonesian food such as fried rice or noodles and satay ayam, to the more exotic fish wrapped in banana leaves, freshly made sauces and tropical fruit jams, cooking at The Cove is entertaining and easy to arrange.
There are two daily yoga classes in Balian, held in a yoga shala facing the ocean and the river. If it is preferred, private yoga instruction can be booked at The Cove either on the pool deck or on the front lawn.
Playing a game of tennis is always fun, even more so when it can be done barefoot on a grass court. The regulation size tennis court is for the exclusive use of guests, and can also be enjoyed for a family game of volleyball, badminton or football.
It is fun fishing at The Cove! The rock formations around the beach give plenty of opportunity for a change of scene. Join the local fishermen and see who catches more, while enjoying the waves and the sun.
The 14 meter rock pool at The Cove, perched above the beach, is perfect for relaxing, playing, or an invigorating swim. Splash, dive or float and enjoy the beautiful views and the gentle swaying of the coconut trees.
Few things are as unique to Bali as the terraced rice fields, and the area around The Cove boasts some of the most serene and beautiful opportunities to enjoy these incredible vistas. Take a walk, enjoy the quiet, watch for birds, and let yourself be enveloped by the spirit of Bali.
Seminyak has a lot to offer: fine restaurants, trendy boutiques, stylish home accessories shops, fashionable bars. Seminyak is the style hub of Bali and it will not disappoint, although traffic can be a nuisance.
Ubud is an easy day trip from The Cove. The capital of the arts in Bali is not to be missed: fine restaurants, beautiful rice fields, jungle rivers and The Sacred Monkey Forest are sure to amaze and entertain people of all ages.
A 2 hour drive away from the Cove is Menjangan National Park, a marine reserve offering exceptional snorkeling and diving. Day trips can be arranged from The Cove, although spending a night or two near the park, which lies in the far Northwest part of Bali, is also a popular option.
The second highest mountain of Bali (2,200 meters/7,200 feet), Batukaru is a site of pilgrimage for the Hindus of Bali, and it boasts one of the most scenic and sacred temples, Pura Luhur Batukaru. Mount Batukaru is completely covered by rainforest, as it is an extinct volcano on the largest wetland rainforest in Bali.
Nearby Pupuan has some of the most incredible rice terraces in all of Bali. A scenic drive through the area of Pupuan will take you through a mountainous rural area, featuring plantations of coffee, vanilla and clove. You can stop in one of the many cafes along the road for a traditional meal with unforgettable views.