Bratan Lake is located next to Mount Bratan and Mount Catur. It is
the second largest lake in Bali. Filling the crater of the inactive
volcano Mount Catur, Bratan Lake sits at over 1,200 meters above sea
level. The important temple of Pura Ulun Danu solemnly guards the lake.
The resort area of Bedugul offers excellent views of the lake, as well
as a number of water activities. Providing a cool retreat from the hot
and humid regions of Bali, its shores provide the traveler with hotels
and restaurants and its cool waters offer parasailing, water-skiing,
banana-boat rides and other water sports. Some Japanese caves across the
lake were dug during World War II. While in the area hike to the
beautiful shrines that dot the lakeshore and forested hills around the
lake or visit the beautiful Pura Ulun Danu Bratan.
Not far from here are Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake, two of the
four large lakes on Bali, which can also be worth a visit. Bratan has
an altitude of about 1.000 meters, the climate is quite comfortable, at
nights we may even need some warm cloths. The area round the lake is
well equipped to cater for visitors, with facilities for various water
sports (motorboats, water-skiing, bathing) and a good restaurant.