Sumberkima is a good base for adventures with the sea and the jungle on our doorstep. It is one of the best places in Bali for diving and snorkelling with Menjangan Island in the Barat National Park and the Biorock project in Pemuteran, the largest reef restoration project in the world. One of the safest places to learn to dive and get your PADI. Sumberkima Bay also has a beautiful reef to explore, waters are shallow and there is almost no current.
You can also take a boat and go fishing, or take a double or single kayak to visit the fish farms and explore the small islands the mangroves and the various bays in the area.
Our staff can organize snorkeling and diving trips in the area for you. You can join a group or go by private boat. In case you want to go diving or get your PADI, we have an excellent dive instructor who has top quality equipment, knows all the good spots in the area and is also an extremely nice guy to be with. He can come to your villa to discuss your wishes.
You can also trek inland and go on a jungle tour or visit the Barat National Park. Check out some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Bali.
A great trip is to go over to Java early in the morning and climb Kawa Ijen, a volcano with amazing scenery and sulfur miners that carry 80 kg buckets with sulfur out of the crater. At night you can see the blue fire and then watch sunrise.
However, simply walking around Sumberkima or using a mountain bike is a perfect way to see this part of Bali. Sumberkima offers a great variety in landscape, rice paddies, jungle, beaches, coconut groves and mangrove. And above all wonderful hospitable friendly people.
Explore the birds with more than 120 species of bird thriving in the national park, many on the endangered species list. Look out for the Bali Starling and visit the breeding program which fearlessly protects these rare and endemic birds.
North West Bali is famous for its birds. In the direct area of the Sumberkima Hill Retreat we have so far recorded more than 40 species. In the Bali Barat park, the home of the very rare Bali Mynah, you will find even more. However, the park is only accessible with a guide.
So far recorded on the grounds of the Sumberkima Hill retreat, are the following species, if you can you find more, please let us know !
Olive-backed Sunbird, Malaysian Pied-fantail, Southern Jungle crow, Spotted Dove, Zebra Dove, Pink-necked pigeon, Banded bay Cuckoo, Plaintive Cuckoo, Sunda Brush Cuckoo, Lesser Coucal, Grey Rumped Treeswift, Linchi Swiftlet, Edible-Nest Swiftlet, Cave Swiftlet, Brown-Backed Needle Tail, Cattle Egret, Sunda Honeybuzzard, Changeable Hawk-Eagle, White-Bellied Fish Eagle, Black Kite, Lineated Barbet, Coppersmith Barbet, Javan Kingfisher, Blue-Tailed Bee Eater, Peregrine Falcon, White-Breasted Woodswallow, Barn Swallow, Pied Triller, White-shouldered Triller, Long- Tailed Shrike, Daurian Swallow, Sooty Headed Bulbul, Sunda yellow Vented Bulbul, Javan Tailor bird, Scarlet-Headed Flowerpecker, Ornate Sunbird, Scaly-Breasted Munia, Eurasian Tree Sparrow, Little Egret, Common Tern, Common Lora
Please ask for our guest information book where you can find a lot of information about different tours.