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Best Places To Visit In Bali


You can choose any best places to visit in Bali on this planet to spend the quality time, but when it comes to experiencing the serene beauty and relaxing in the lap of nature, I can't think of any place better than Bali. From its breathtaking landscapes to its intriguing culture, Bali offers everything you could have ever asked for. And, that's just the beginning.

The white-sand beaches lined across the cobalt water of Indian ocean is a wave of refreshment, that is much needed on the vacations. You can indulge in the water sports, explore the underwater world, indulge in the nightlife experience in the fantastic nightclubs of Bali. And, the list will go longer than your desires and wishes. To get the best experience in Bali here is the list of best places you must visit when in the 'Island of Gods'.

1. Mount Batur Trek

Best Places To Visit In Bali-1  Do you love trekking? Well, if yes, then Mount Batar is the place for you. 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. It is an active volcano, situated in the east of Bali. It’s a place best suited for young travelers and trekkers who are out in search of the surreal beauty of the island that also remains a bit explored. Even if you aren’t a pro trekker, you can easily submit to it as the trail is an easy walk and very well marked. The best time to go for this trek is if you begin early in the morning. You can reach the mountaintop by the time sun begins to rise, and hence you can marvel the almost unreal sunrise you have ever watched.

2. Green Hub of UBUD

Best Places To Visit In Bali-2 Ubud is the cultural centre of Bali. It is home to excellent restaurants, cafes and artistic shops, that will undoubtedly catch your attention. You can indulge in outdoor activities like bike rides and meditation sessions. But, Ubud is most famous for its rice terrace which spread over a vast expanse of this place. The rice cultivation is the primary occupation of the people in this area. And surprisingly, rice fields have become the pride of Ubud that no tourist who is visiting Bali wants to miss out on. The rice paddies are also listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites. You can take a stroll around or take a bicycle tour in the lush green fields of Ubud.

3. Beaches in Bali

Best Places To Visit In Bali-3 With such a significant number of beaches in Bali, choosing which is the best beach in Bali is not an easy task. You could remain for quite a long time and visit another beach consistently and still have bounty you haven't seen. From the beautiful beaches of Seminyak, the nightlife on beaches adds to the experience in Bali. Have a look at the best beaches to visit in Bali.

4. Dolphins at Lovina Beach

Best Places To Visit In Bali-4 Lovina is a very famous beach located in the north part of Bali. One of the top attractions of Bali is the adorable dolphin tour at Lovina beach. You can enjoy early morning dolphin show here and believe us; there is nothing that can be compared to the feeling of watching a school of dolphins together complimented by the most amazing sunrise. You can see the dolphins swim and sink into the water as they grab all your attention. You just have to go to the beach at dawn to see it. Other than watching this mesmerizing view, you can also enjoy your breakfast at the beach listening to live music.

5. Cruise All The Way to Lembongan Island

Best Places To Visit In Bali-5 How about starting your day with a fantastic cruise in luxurious catamarans? You certainly don’t want to miss this! This cruise is approximately 25-30 minutes cruise from Sanur beach, where you can pay a visit to the coral reefs and treat yourself to the luxurious private Bali beach clubs featuring sandy beaches, garden hammocks, and lagoon pools! Nusa Lembongan Island is known for a ton of underwater sports that tourists love to do here.

6. Tea and Coffee Plantations in Ubud

Best Places To Visit In Bali-6 For all coffee lovers out there, this is just the right place for you.  You can sit and relax, holding your cup of tea or coffee and embracing the beauty nature and villages around (so jealous of the Balinese!) This place is all covered with dense, green coffee plantations and forests. In addition to this, you can also see how the world’s most expensive coffee is roasted! If you wish, you can buy the coffee and tea you like from here as souvenirs.

7. Iconic Temple of Ulun Danu Bratan

Best Places To Visit In Bali-7 Bali is home to many religious places. With the spectacular architecture and the culture which is strictly followed by the locals, the temple accounts for the top tourist attractions in Bali for the visitors. In fact, all around the world, Bali temples have earned a name for their history, art and culture and the location in which they stand out. You will find many magnificent temples here. Ulun Danu Bratan is one such temple, located in the lap of mother nature. The peace you see here cannot be experienced at any other place. One has to fly down to Bali to know the feeling.

You can also visit Pura Luhur Uluwatu for an iconic sunset.

8. Gili Island

Best Places To Visit In Bali-8 Gili island is a must visit if you are out in Bali for a romantic getaway or your honeymoon. Gili Islands in Indonesia is located on the Northwest coast of Lombok Island; it is a 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 carefully crafted, and it has been very well kept alive by Indonesia which doesn’t fail to leave a mark on its tourists and travelers. It carries you back in time with its classic antiquity with a tip of luxury and with its natural beauty.

9. Seminyak Shopping

Best Places To Visit In Bali-9 The cultural and handicraft market in Seminyak allures all the tourists visiting Bali. The market is filled with so many beautiful things that you will surely brim your bags with the Bali souvenirs. The Seminyak market is filled with shops and boutiques selling beautiful clothes and jewelry 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 traditional Balinese handicrafts. You can't get enough of it.

10. Temples in Bali

Best Places To Visit In Bali-10 The religion holds great importance on the island of gods. Hence, you will find some temples perched at different locations and reciting their own history. There are some Hindu temples which are not only sacred, but the architecture is worth marveling. Famous sea temples in Bali are Uluwatu Temple, Pura Taman Ayun, Pura Ulun Danu Batur, Pura Besakih among others.

11. Canggu Beaches

Best Places To Visit In Bali-11 Canguu is a small coastal village situated on the shores of the Indian ocean. It is located between Seminyak and Tanah Lot. The hamlet is known for its beautiful beaches that vary from the shimmering white sand beaches to the black sand beaches. Few of the famous beaches of Canggu village are Batubelig beach, Batu Bolong, Batu Mejan aka ‘Echo Beach’.

12. Git Git Waterfall

Best Places To Visit In Bali-12 Gitgit waterfalls are twin falls sprouting amidst the dense forests of Bali and is an epitome of natural beauty. Gitgit waterfall is one of the most famous attractions of Bali surrounded by the green woods of Bali, full of tranquility and serendipity. You need to take a short trek to this cascade where you can make a dip in the pool below the water falling from the height of 35 meters is worth the hard work.

13. Nusa Dua- the adventure arena

Best Places To Visit In Bali-13 Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Dua is literally the adult's playground of Bali. This is where you can bask in the sun all day or enjoy some water sports. Activities like paragliding, kayaking, snorkeling will fulfill your basic criterion of water sports, and a glass-bottom boat ride will enable you to look closely at the beautiful patterned fish in Bali’s water. Apart from this, you will find a number of creative adventure sports which Bali has curated for the adventure junkies. They include a banana boat ride, flyboarding, Cave diving among others. The best among them remains the sea walker which introduces to you the magnificent underwater world.

14. The Bali Swing

Best Places To Visit In Bali-14 Just imagine if you could if you go back to good old days. Swinging under the shade of the dense tree, where you spent your childhood cheering the little memories of the warm sun. Soothing breezing, hair flying with the wind and butterflies dancing in your stomach. Reminiscing about it already? Imagine if you could reach at the end of the cliff and fly above the earth which is miles down your feet and the clouds just a little above you. And now, try and amalgamate these two experiences. This is the best that I can make you dream of the Bali Swing. It is the enthralling and adrenaline pumping swing made for the adults which let you swing above the abyss but a beautiful one. With coconut tree lined up beneath you in numbers and few water streams flowing here and there and the gentleness of wind kissing your face. The Bali Swing is located in Ubud. You can make a booking in prior to experience this unique swing in Bali.

15. The chocolate factory

Best Places To Visit In Bali-15 And who doesn't love chocolates! The Big Tree Farms, a company producing organic cocoa and coconut products, organizes tours at its Bamboo Chocolate Factory. Just a bit of their premium quality chocolate will do work its magic so you can't help but buy a pocketful of it.

An approximately 25-minute drive from Ubud gets you to this factory wherein you will be greeted with a special Coco Mojo drink. The tour, lasting about an hour, will take you through the process and machinery of world-class cocoa production. This rare tour of the making of these world famous chocolates will make you value your most favourite delicacy even more. They will shell out a lot of free samples for you, and in the end, you can also load up on more chocolate goodies from their store. Be sure to book your tour in advance as bookings cost IDR 40000 whereas walk-ins cost IDR 60000 (per person)!

16. Nusa Penida

Best Places To Visit In Bali-16 Known for its incredible high coastal cliffs, lush green jungles, deserted beaches and pure culture. Nusa Penida is completely untouched and unspoiled by Bali tourism. Nusa Penida is also called the best-kept secret of Bali. Being way larger than Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida is the biggest of the three Nusa Islands just from the main island of Bali. Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan make up to the trio of the islands, each with uniquely breathtaking landscapes. From hiking to sunbathing on the beaches, you can do it all at Nusa Penida. If you are someone who is looking to explore Bali, missing out on Nusa Penida is not an option.

You will be surprised to see the tons of beautiful places. Nusa Penida has places to offer which are entirely different from rest of the Bali. It's like discovering a new place of your own on the island. There are a number of waterfalls falling off from the cliff just on the shores of the crystal blue waters of the sea. Peguyangan Waterfall and Seganing waterfalls are two most beautiful places of the island. Then you will come across the broken beach. Formed by the cliffs which appear to have a getaway is like ending up at a fairytale destination. Then you can visit the KelingKing T-rex, a place you must have come across a lot on Instagram. It's time you get a one of your own.

17. Authentic Balinese Spa at Lavender Spa

Best Places To Visit In Bali-17 If you haven’t been to a spa in Bali, you haven’t been to Bali. Indulge in the exotic spa experience at Lavender Spa. The two-hour session of sheer relaxation is best to rejuvenate your mind and your body with the authentic treatments of Balinese land. The spa on the island is like none other. They have a variety of sensuous massage and home-made treatments and meditation exercises to offer that are best to revive your body after a tiring day.

18. Goa Gajah Caves

Best Places To Visit In Bali-18 Stop by the UNESCO-listed cultural site of Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave). The UNESCO world heritage site of Goa Gajah temple also known as Cave temples is one of the famous destinations to visit in Ubud. The historic site built in the 9th century houses the fascinating rock carvings. From water fountains, ancient meditation hall, and the courtyard filled with historical sculptors, there is a lot to witness at the old site of Goa Gajah.

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