The broad green valley northwest of Danau Bratan is actually the crater of an extinct volcano. In the middle of the valley, on the main road, Pancasari is a nontourist town with a bustling market that happens every three days.

Just south of Pancasari, you will see the entrance to Handara Golf & Country Club Resort, a well-situated (compared with south Bali courses, there's plenty of water here) 18-hole golf course. It also offers comfortable accommodation in the sterile atmosphere of a 1970s resort (that could pass for Drax's Lair in a Bond movie). The resort's iconic gate has become a photo pit stop for passers-by and a 30,000Rp fee gets you 10 minutes of selfie time.