Make the most of your island vacation with these fantastic Bali activities: from waterfall jumping and snorkeling, temple exploring, beach club hopping to shopping – you will find everything!
Bali is undoubtedly one of the best destinations in the world – and it’s really easy to see why. With its gorgeous beaches, rich culture, world-class restaurants, and great attractions in every area, Bali is a dream for every traveler. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a relaxed day at the beach or in the spa, an adventure in the jungle or if you want to go shopping. All year around you can explore the beauty of the Island of Gods – Bali.
There are 10 things you should do in Bali:
10) Taste the Balinese cuisine.
The food in Bali is incredibly delicious and also very cheap. Whether vegetarian, vegan or gluten free, you will surely find something. You often find local food in warungs. These are small restaurants, which are usually run by families and are accordingly cheap.
Make sure to try Nasi Goreng, Mie Goreng, Nasi Campur, Sate and Bakso.
9) Enjoy your day at a spa
In Bali there are numerous really nice spas like Bodyworks in Seminyak, Maya in Ubud or Puri Baus in the north of Bali. All these offer you a wide range of wellness packages.
In addition to higher class spas, you will also find many inexpensive spa offers in Bali. There you can get massages from 50.000 IDR (approx. 3,10$) which are also very good.
8) Explore the beaches of Bali
There are many beaches in Bali. However, they are not as paradisiacal as, for example, in the Seychelles or the Maldives.
Nevertheless, there are many beautiful beaches in Uluwatu, where you will always see many surfers. Even more beautiful beaches are in Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. These islands are both about 30 minutes by speedboat from Bali and definitely worth a visit.
7) Explore Bali by scooter
The most used way to get around in Bali is by scooter. To explore Bali like a local, you should definitely rent a scooter and explore the island with it. Normally the prices for scooters start around 70k IDR (4.50$) This way you can discover beautiful palm tree streets or lonely rice terraces.
6) Snorkeling or scuba diving
There are many great places around Bali where the underwater world is just incredible. The most famous places are the Gili Islands, Nusa Penida, Amed and the Menjangan Islands in the west of the island.
Besides colorful coral reefs and fishes you can also see turtles.
5) Do water activities
The possibility of water activities in Bali are huge. Besides snorkeling and diving you can go jet skiing, wake boarding and much more. Bali is also a great place for surfers, whether you are a beginner or a pro, you will surely find what you are looking for.
4) Do island hopping
Around Bali there are many islands that are definitely worth a visit. About 30 minutes away from Bali is Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. A little further away is the island of Lombok and the neighboring islands Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. A trip to the Komodo National Park is also worth a visit.
3) Temple hopping
There are an incredible number of temples in Bali. Starting from the Uluwatu Temple on the edge of the cliff, to the Tanah Lot temple which is about 30 minutes away from Canggu, the Tampak Siring Temple which is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site to the Besakih Temple, which is the largest and most important Temple on Bali.
2) Visits rice terraces
In Bali a lot of rice is grown. This is often grown in so-called rice terraces, which are not only practical for irrigation, but also look very beautiful. The most famous rice terraces are in Tegalalang and Jatiluwih. Especially the Tegalalang rice terraces are very popular among tourists. If you are looking for remote rice terraces, the best way is to drive around the islands on your scooter. You will find rice terraces everywhere outside the villages.
1) Climb an active volcano
Mount Batur, which is located in the northern part of Bali, is definitely worth a visit. There are many tour providers that will take you to the volcano. Right nearby is Mount Agung with the highest point of Bali at 3142 meters.
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