In West Bali, you will find a less visited area of the island situated near both the mountains and the sea. Mostly occupied by the sprawling West Bali National Park, this region of Bali is sought after for its stunning landscapes and conservation efforts. Here on the west coast is Balian, a little known surf haven sought after for its perfect and consistent waves. Villas here tend to be on the coast or within walking distance to pristine, black sand beaches. Tabanan, a capital town located in the west-central part of Bali, is often associated with beautiful grasslands and hills. Cultural highlights include Batukaru Temple, Mengwi Water Temple and Batukaru Temple. Away from the crowds of the south, this area is idyllic for those seeking a little R&R in the rural side of Bali.