Clear waters at Balangan beach, Bukit, Bali, Indonesia

Clear waters at Balangan beach, Bukit, Bali, Indonesia

Clear waters at Balangan beach, Bukit, Bali, Indonesia


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The Bukit (literally 'hill') is the limestone peninsula at the southern extremity of Bali which has an elevation of about 50m above the surrounding ocean. It's a much drier part of Bali than many other areas, the earth is rocky and not very suitable for rice cultivation — visitors from Australia will find it strikingly familiar. As rice isn't grown, there's very little cropping of the land, but instead gently rolling scrubby hills often dotted with cows and little else.

Historically, the people in this region have been very poor and the story goes that in old times, drinking water was hauled in from the Kuta area. Today, some of the poverty has gone, but the water issues remain — the Bukit is basically a massive limestone rock with just about zero water storage ability. That developers continue to build private pool villas and sprawling resorts on the Bukit is testament to how ridiculously ... Read our complete Bukit travel guide

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