Kerobokan-Umalas are two distinct, adjacent, semi-rural districts located in the rapidly developing area between northwest Seminyak and the southeast portion of Canggu. Quickly becoming some of the most sought after and desirable property in Bali, Kerobokan and Umalas are well-known for being quiet, idyllic and pastoral, but located within close proximity to the famous beaches, surf spots and popular shopping and dining in nearby Canggu and Seminyak.
Kerobokan has essentially become the de fact extension of the large-scale residential and tourist infrastructure development that has taken South Bali by storm. Kerobokan is mainly considered the inland area north of Petitenget temple and aroundLio Square. Here one can find a variety of glass, housewares and souvenir shops as well as plenty of sporadic rice fields scattered throughout.
The Umalas is located to the west of Kerobokan and is much more rural. Quite similar in many respects to Canggu, the area is a small hamlet marked by pretty rolling hills and vast swathes of gorgeous, green rice fields. Many boutique hotels and luxury villas prize these areas for their beauty, tranquility and relatively convenient location.