After the heat of Lovina we were all in need of cool fresh air … and what better place than Bedugul on the flanks of the mountains to get back to the more natural side of Bali for a few days.

We had the chance to stay 3 nights at “Aura Shanti Retreat” we strongly recommend this place for nature lovers .

The site is beautiful and romantic,  and the the Staff received us with open arms with exemplary hospitality. Within a short time, Jenny and Lucy were best friends  with them all and loved playing with them every day.

Bedugul, we were charmed by the botanical Gardens that offers a beautiful walks through different gardens to discovery trees, cactus, flowers (orchids and roses), ferns, palms and bamboo … a great place to relax and completely safe for Kids to have a good run around and discover all the different Flora and fauna  .. if you are looking for something a bit more active and adrenalin filled you could also try the Tree top adventure Park that is situated inside the gardens.

Nearby you can also visit the Temple Ulun Danu on lake Bratan, we had planned to visit this site and take a boat trip around the lake but unfortunately our Driver rip us off with the prices so we turned the trip down once we realized what he was upto (this is the only time wa had a bad driver).. try to get there early morning or late afternoon for the best photos of the Temple on the Lake.



Envie d’air frais… d’altitude et de calme, Bedugul est un bon break pour quelques jours.

Nous avons eu la chance de séjourner 3 nuits au “Aura Shanti Retreat” que nous recommandons fortement pour les amoureux de la nature.

Non seulement le site est magnifique et romantique, mais aussi l’équipe de jeunes nous a reçu les bras ouverts avec une hospitalité exemplaire. En quelques heures, Jenny et Lucie se sont liées d’amitié avec eux et ont adoré leur compagnie.

A Bedugul, nous avons été charmés par le parc botanique qui offre une belle ballade et une belle découverte des arbres, des cactus, des fleurs (orchidées et roses), des fougères, des palmiers et des bambous… bref un très bon moment..


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Lucie attrapant les gouttes de pluie dans le jardin botanique / Catching rain drops in the botanic Gardens


L’heure du repas à Jurassic Parc (chut ne dites rien aux filles!) / Feeding time at Jurassic Parc (dont tell the kids)
Les fougères arborescentes / Giant Ferns
Sori sur la fronde d’une fougère / Sori in ferns
Forêt de bambou / Bamboo forest
Bambou géant / Giant Bamboo
La pluie ne nous fera pas faire demi-tour .. prends donc une feuille de banane! / The rain won’t stop our walk… grab a banana leaf Kids
Amour des deux soeurs / Sisterly love
STP Pas de paparazzi Papa!! / No Paparazzi Pappa!!!
A la queue leu leu / Marching on together
Piscine naturelle à Aura Shanti Retreat / A dip in the natural pools at Aura Shanti Retreat
Jenny jouant dans les chutes d’eau … très froides! / Jenny Playing in the water falls… it was freeeeeezing cold
En allant à la piscine naturelle / the path to the pools
Piscine naturelle et chutes d’eau / Pools and falls


Productions locales de fruits, légumes et fleurs /  The terraced Gardens where farmers produce fruit,vegetables and flowers for the local markets
Oeillets d’inde/Mexican marigolds
Terrasses de riz / Rice terraces
Le dieu Ganesh à l’entrée d’un temple / Ganesha at the entrance of a local temple
Gouttes de pluie / Raindrops
La vue de notre pièce / view from our room


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