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20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound


A perfect blend of beach and mountain, lush vegetation and stark volcanic hillsides make Bali one of the most famous island getaway in South East Asia. For those unaware, the tourism-drawing Indonesian island offers much more than you can imagine. The natural beauty, clean beaches, loaded shacks and a paradise-like atmosphere are just the basics. It's not known as the Island of the Gods for no reason; a trip to the Island of Gods can truly be a life-changing experience!

If you are planning to visit the beautiful island country, you must know what all you can do there. To make that happen, we have listed down 20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali. Have a look!

Try Various Adventure Sports

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-1 Bali is the perfect place if you live for adventure and the adrenaline rush that it gives you. Bali has some activities to offer to the tourists like cycling, free diving, snorkelling, kayaking and off-road adventures like ATV. Not just these activities but you’ll find plenty more in the land of paradise. Head to Bali to have a world-class experience which you can later narrate to your friends and family. In Bali, something as ordinary as cycling can also be fun as there you get to cycle through the rice fields and downhill from the mountains. Sounds pretty exciting right!?

You can head to Nusa Dua, Kuta beach or Tanjung Benoa to do some water sports activities. For more depth insight into the adventurous side of Bali, visit here.

Visit the Beautiful Temples

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-2 Bali is the one location where you’ll find a good number of temples because people are big believers in religion. These temples are famous for its stunning architecture and rich spiritual history. This destination has up to 10,000 temples and shrines (all worth visiting). Some of these temples also have beautiful sunset views from their location. Oh, and the temples in Balinese are called “Pura”. Most temples have ponds of holy water which is a part of Balinese culture. Each Pura has its own story to tell which you will only be able to know once you visit these temples.

Our recommendations: Do visit Uluwatu temple, Tanah Lot temple, and Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. Do not miss out on the vibrant festivals of Bali that reflect the cultural wealth of the place, so well. You can also visit Ubud Palace in Ubud for a historic significance.

Live the luxury life

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-3 Bali is one of the places recommended to every honeymooner, couple and those who want to fall in love. You can live like a lazy river on your honeymoon period. One of the many reasons for the recommendation is because of the mind-blowing accommodation that Bali has to offer to its visitors. Almost all the hotels in Bali have a view of some of the other beach and has the tropical vibe going on.

These places also have stylish sunbeds and infinity pools which stretch out to one or the other beach making your stay in Bali a memorable one.

Discover the luxuries of Bali, here.

Climb the Magnificent Volcanoes

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-4 Bali is probably the only place which has magnificent volcanoes, and you get to climb on these volcanoes! No kidding. The trek starts in the dead of the night where you have to wade through the dense jungles till it’s time for sunrise. You’ll witness fog draped mountains which get illuminated by the sun rising over many clouds. Freakily amazing right!?

No place else can you get to do something like this! Oh, and don’t forget to take a cardigan along as it is pretty cold there.

Read the entire volcanic experience here.

Pamper Yourself at the Bali Spas

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-5 Bali is said to be the “chill-pill” nation because this destination has so many different kinds of spas to rejuvenate and calm every type of traveller. You can choose from a variety of spas like the couples’ spa, group spa or a spa for just yourself. Treat your body with some “me time” and enjoy traditional Balinese spa. Imagine what it must be like to be massaged on a cliff with the ocean’s sound in the background. Honestly, I don’t believe there can be anything more relaxing than this.

World Class Diving

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-6 Nowhere else in the world will you find diving like the one done in Bali. Done in the coral triangle, an area of the Pacific Ocean, you will encounter 76 per cent of all the world’s known coral species and up to 2000 species of reef fish. It’s time to take out that gorgeous swimming costume and go for a diving hour, only and only in Bali. One of the best ways to explore it is on a liveaboard boat around the Raja Ampat Islands in the West Papua province.

Rejuvenate Yourself with Yoga

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-7 Raise your hand if you start your day early with some yoga. If you are one of the few people who are yoga lovers, then Bali is going to be your new spot to brush your yoga. It has become one of the go-to destinations for yoga lovers. Practice your yoga and even get to learn more ways of doing it with the perfect background of a beach and the ideal weather. If you’re game for trying something new, then do try the anti-gravity yoga which involves your usual yoga steps but while being suspended from the ceiling.

Meet the dolphins at Lovina Beach

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-8 Lovina is one of the most famous beaches in Bali. You will find Lovina beach in the north part of Bali. It is the starting point to enjoy early morning dolphin show and believe us; there is nothing that you can compare to the feeling of watching a school of dolphins together complimented by the most amazing sunrise. Just make it there at the break of the dawn, possibly at 5 in the morning to add the beauty of sunrise with the playful dolphins. Other than watching this mesmerising view, you can also enjoy your breakfast at the beach while listening to live music.

Visit the magical cascade- The Gitgit waterfall

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-9 Located in the serene hamlet of Gitgit, the gushing waterfall creating a beautiful scene to mesmerise its visitors. Gitgit waterfall is one of the most famous attractions of Bali surrounded by the green woods of Bali, full of tranquillity and serendipity. A short lead you can take to this cascade where you can make a dip in the pool below the water falling from the height of 35 meters.

Mount Batur trek for the surreal sunrise

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-10

Located at an elevation of 1717 m above the sea level, Mount Batur is a sacred mountain surrounded by a lake and other peaks to beautify the landscape. Moreover, it is a holy mountain if Hindu traditions are to be believed which makes its way on everyone’s itinerary who is visiting Bali.

The best suited time for the trek is early in the morning, possibly at 3-4 in the morning so that you can climb up just in time to witness the most spectacular sunrise ever. The pixie dust of clouds surrounds the mountain, and the temperature takes a drop while the sun rises from behind the peaks leaving the hues of colours in the sky.

Rekindle your romance in Gili Islands

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-11 The Gili Islands located on the Northwest coast of Lombok in Indonesia, it is the group of three small islets Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, each one of them extremely beautiful and tranquil in their very own way. The beauty of the islands is ancient, and it has been very well kept alive by Indonesia. And it doesn’t fail to leave a mark on its tourists and travellers. Owing to its distant location from the main island, Gili is not that overcrowded and is visited by a few who are looking for a peaceful, romantic and luxurious getaway. And to keep the romance intact, the islands offer the perfect blend of vintage charm along with the modern amenities. The distinctive feature of this island is that there are no motor vehicles on the island. The only means of transport is horse carts which are limited in number. You can make your stay at the beach resorts on the Gili meant for romantic couples and enjoy the nightlife as well.

Explore more reasons to visit Gili island here.

Unwind yourself in the infinite rice terraces of Ubud

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-12 As far as your eyes can see, stretches the rice fields of Ubud, which makes the way in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The rice paddy fields are known for its terrace farming. The locals not only see as their means of livelihood, but they are also a landscape that tourists shouldn’t miss. The infinite green fields stretching across the vast span of land with the backdrop of the mountain ranges and volcanoes. You can take a cycle tour of rice paddies and as well enjoy strolling around in the Ubud.

Indulge in the shopping splurge in Seminyak

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-13 Yes, this ‘foreign’ land compels you to explore much of its local street culture. A narrow road is comprising of multi-cuisine food joints, apparel stores, vendors with stall-cum-shops selling all kinds of things from sunglasses and bikinis to the DVDs of your favourite movies, from leather bags and boots to paintings, and a lot more. Massage parlours, money changers, 24x7 stores on either side- and of course an old lady on the corner selling her special spiced-Asian fried rice/ noodles complete the description of a typical street in Bali. If you are among those who believe that the best way to enjoy at an alien land is as a local than a tourist, then Bali is sure to make your walk down its street your ‘Walk to Remember.’

The Seminyak market is filled with shops and boutiques selling beautiful clothes and jewellery ALL over the island (yes, unlimited shopping) as well as workshops full of hand carved furniture. Go back home with tons of bags filled with Bali specials.

Off to Lembongan Island for adventure

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-14 How about starting your day with a fantastic cruise in luxurious catamarans? Lembongan island is famous for its cruise which is approximately 25-30 minutes from Sanur beach. The island is very famous for its water sports. You can try snorkelling, scuba diving, sea walking and cave diving to explore the vibrant coral reefs of the Lembongan island. Moreover, you can treat yourself to the luxurious private Bali beach clubs featuring sandy beaches, garden hammocks and lagoon pools!

Indulge in the culture and tradition of Bali

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-15 Balinese are very enthusiastic about their culture, and you will get some insights which will make you believe it. The traditional dances are one of the most prestigious art forms of Bali. You can enjoy the traditional dance shows of Bali in the fine dine restaurants, on the cruise, in the theatre because they like to boast off their culture. The most famous dance forms include Barong, which is a way to pay tribute to the kings who ruled the land and Kecak, the dance inspired by the Ramayana mythology.

Light up your life at night

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-16 Bali has a wild nightlife, and once you step into one of their parties, you won’t be able to come back as the person who entered it. If you want to shake a leg or groove to your favourite song, then there’s no better place to party than Bali. Bali has numerous rooftop bars, underground clubbing cellars, lively nightclubs etc. All you have to do is pick one, and you’re good to go. If you’re a party animal, then take your friends along to this destination and make the most of your trip.

The safari to explore the vivid wildlife

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-17 Crowded with the dense woods, Bali is home to some wildlife species. Monkeys are the Amigos of the travellers, you can spot them anywhere, and they will find a friend in you. Apart from this, you can take a tour around the Bali Safari and Marine Park. It is a humanmade zoo where can you spot a variety of animals brought here from the different continents. The experience that you can’t miss here is that of night safari where you can wander around in the park at night to see the true colours of wildlife.

Go on a Bali food trail

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-18 Crafted with the local spices of Indonesia, the Balinese cuisine is sure to satiate your taste buds from its rich palate. Bali has tasty pigs, fried rice, fried eggs, and noodles to offer to the foodies. And to the vegetarians out there, don’t you worry because Bali has got you covered. Get ready to taste lip-smacking tofu, fresh vegetables, tempeh and red rice in coconut milk. Bali has a huge variety of both non-veg and veg to please its crowd.

Not just food, get a little tipsy with Indonesia's own local beer Bintang Beer. The home-brewed lager is very famous among the locals and more than that it is enjoyed by the tourists.

Visit Waterbom

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-19 One of Kuta’s oldest institutions, Waterbom is not to be missed, especially if you are travelling with children. This is one of the largest water parks in Bali and you will find a huge number of rides here such as the Boomerang and the Superbowl, and if you are feeling brave there are sheer drop slides such as the Climax. For younger children there are also children’s pools and some eateries where you can get snacks and light meals to keep you going throughout the day.

Bali Swing in Ubud

20 Amazing Things You Can Do In Bali Which Leave You Spellbound-20 Situated in a local Balinese village about 20 minutes from the centre of Ubud, Zen Hideaway is a stay that offers an unparalleled experience that is exquisitely Ubud. This place is famous for its swing that is hanging between coconut trees, high atop a hill, which gives you spectacular experience. The view of Ayung River, a mini waterfall, rice fields and Mount Agung makes your swing ride thrilling yet addictive.

If you are visiting Ubud, do visit Monkey forest too.

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