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SUWAT WATERFALL BALI – The beautiful hidden Bali waterfall

Suwat waterfall is one of the many amazing waterfalls in Bali. Located near Ubud, Suwat waterfall is still a bit of a hidden gem that hasn’t been discovered by the big crowds. It’s a small little canyon where the waterfall can be seen and the natural pool can be enjoyed. There is even a bamboo raft which you can use to float on and take your epic instagrammable pictures! Make sure to be well prepared before you head out to Suwat waterfall. So in this guide I will share everything you need to know from how to get to Suwat waterfall, the entrance fee, best time to go and what to expect! 

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Best tours in Ubud

If you want to explore the best of Ubud including it’s amazing waterfalls, then it is highly recommended to book a tour. During most of these tours you will combine a few locations on one day so you can see the diversity that Bali has to offer. Because of Bali’s popularity it is highly recommended to book your tours in advance as it is likely that tours sell out. So don’t wait with booking until you get to Bali. Choose your favorite tours here and secure your booking! All of these tours include air conditioned transport with hotel pick up and drop off, certified guides and sometimes also lunch and the entrance fees. You can reserve now and pay later, with cancellation up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

General travel must haves for Bali

Before we dive into this Ubud waterfall, let’s check a few things to make your travels in Bali easy and safe.

Have you thought about how to get around in Bali? A scooter is the easiest way if you’re comfortable driving one yourself.

  • Book your scooter or motorbike here to get around in Bali. This is the most convenient way to arrange your rental motorbike, especially because it gets delivered and picked up for free to your accommodation within Ubud, Canggu, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Denpasar, Seminyak, Uluwatu, Kerobokan, Jimbaran, Sanur. Requirements: 20 years old; international car (B) drivers license for scooters (or moto (A) license for motorcycles); copies of passport and drivers license.

Do you prefer a private driver for the day and the freedom to create your own itinerary?

Did you already book your accommodation? 

Are you insured during your travels?

  • Buy your travel insurance here. Safetywing not only includes coverage for travel delay, lost checked luggage, emergency response, natural disasters and personal liability. But also covers all your medical expenses for hospitalisation.

How to get to Suwat waterfall

Suwat waterfall is located in the province of Gianyar, which is about 30 minutes driving from Ubud. When you’re based in the southern beach areas like Canggu, Seminyak or Kuta, then the drive takes a bit longer depending on the traffic, but mostly about 1 hour.

Exploring Bali is best to be done on a rental scooter. But only do this when you have experience driving a scooter and when you have good travel insurance! You can also hire a private driver or book a Grab via the online app. 

Once arrived at the parking of Suwat waterfall, it is only a 5 minute walk down to the waterfall and relax area. There are lockers and there is a small restaurant to get some snacks or a coconut. 


Entrance fee and opening times Suwat waterfall

The entrance fee for Suwat waterfall is 15.000 IDR per person.

Opening times of Suwat waterfall are from 8 AM to 6 PM. If you’re an early bird then head to the waterfall early to have the beautiful place all for yourself. 

Best time to go to Suwat waterfall

Depending on how you want to experience Suwat waterfall, the most quiet time of the day in Bali is in the early morning. The opening times of Suwat waterfall are from 8AM to 6 PM, so if you’re an early bird you can head to the waterfall right after breakfast. 

But if you want something extra for your photos, you might have the chance of catching some light rays around 2 PM. At that moment of the day the sun peaks through the leaves above and can create some magical light rays thanks to the spray of the waterfall. 

This might also bring an extra challenge for you because sun light can bring ugly spots in the water in your picture which is hard to make equal in the edit. 


What to expect at Suwat waterfall Bali

The hike down to Suwat waterfall is just like many other waterfalls in Bali just a little walk. In less than 5 minutes walking down the stairs you will be at the base of the waterfall overlooking the natural pool. The path takes you through a lovely small bamboo forest which is great for photography. Along the way you can see the beautiful lush nature of Bali with many tropical plants and trees. Once arrived in the canyon where Suwat waterfall is visible, you can also see many beautiful rock carvings.


Suwat waterfall is about 15 meters high and flows all year round. But during the rainy season in Bali which is from October until April you can expect the water in the natural pool to be much higher and Suwat waterfall more powerful. Always be careful when entering the water as there is no lifeguard around. Suwat waterfall also offers a bamboo raft which you can use to float on and to take some instagrammable pictures. There is also a cave on the side of the waterfall which you can explore. But it can be a bit hard to get up there, especially when the water level is lower. 


More Ubud waterfalls to visit close to Suwat

There are many waterfalls to visit in the close area of Suwat Waterfall. Ubud area is waterfall heaven and you can easily plan a full day of touring along the different places and waterfalls. In our complete Ubud waterfalls guide you can find the 10 best Ubud waterfalls to visit. Below a short summary of the best waterfalls to visit close to Suwat waterfall.

Taman Sari waterfall & natural pool 

Taman Sari waterfall & natural pool is a beautiful spot located close the road and very easy to access. It has a big natural pool which is great for swimming. Because the pool is one level lower as the main waterfall, it is very safe for small kids, a perfect family waterfall. You can also climb to the upper level where the main waterfall is. There is also a small pool to relax in. 


Tibumana waterfall 

Tibumana waterfall is a pretty 5 meters high waterfall that flows in a perfect straight form down in to the natural pool. You can take a dip in the pool or just relax on some of the boulders. There is also a cave behind the waterfall, but due to safety reasons it’s not allowed to go in. 

Read in our complete guide everything about Tibumana waterfall


Goa Rang Reng waterfall 

Goa Rang Reng waterfall is located along the river where Kanto Lampo also connects. This waterfall flows gently down the rock wall into the river where you can swim, so if you are with small kids this might be a great spot to safely enjoy the water. You can also explore the sacred cave which is behind the waterfall. But be careful because the rocks can be slippery when making your way up. 


Kanto Lampo waterfall 

Kanto Lampo is a beautiful, photogenic multi tier waterfall near Ubud. Situated in a canyon, this waterfall seeps down the rocks into a river. It really gives you the feeling that you’re deep in the jungle of Ubud when standing at the bottom of Kanto Lampo waterfall. It’s an easy walk down the stairs and a great place to enjoy the beautiful nature of Bali. However it is not the very best place for swimming, you can still enjoy the beautiful nature and take stunning pictures at Kanto Lampo waterfall!

Read in our complete guide everything about Kanto Lampo waterfall


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I hope you enjoyed this blog post about Suwat waterfall Bali.

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