Wonderfully positioned on the north coast of Bali, Penuktukan is most certainly, one of the quietest and most beautiful parts of the island. If you enjoy shopping, hoards of tourists, heaving shopping strips, loud bars and a myriad restaurants and cafes, Penuktukan is not the place for you. Conversely, if it is cool crystal clear waters, snorkelling or diving, local food markets, lush vegetation, engaging village walks and rolling hills that you seek, you will find it here in abundance.
As the sun sinks behind the Penuktukan pandanas, I have settled into a wonderfully refreshing Arak concoction made with the very best El Massaya arak, lime juice, local wild bee honey and iced water. Does it get much better?