Bali, a city of Indonesia is famous for stunning beaches and magical temples. Glorious mountains, lush greenery, beautiful lakes, scenic waterfalls, iconic rice fields, flower gardens, gushing sacred rivers and secret canyons- all make up the island’s landscape. This island is a great place to relax and enjoy adventure pursuits.
Bali is extremely cheap because daily expenses are way lower than in other countries. Meals, hotels, shopping, transport, and every other expense are all much cheaper as compared to most countries. Basically, the most expensive thing you will need to buy is a ticket to get to Bali.
Bali can be a great option for your first International Trip. Here are the most fun things to do in Bali on your vacation.
1. Visit Pura Tanah Lot
Pura Tanah Lot is one of Bali’s most iconic temples. It is approximately 20 km northwest of Kuta. It has spectacular seaside setting on a rocky bottom surrounded by crashing waves mesmerizes the tourists.
Foreigners can’t enter the temple, but you can wander across the main temple to take photos and to give your eyes a treat. The visiting hours are 10am to 7pm everyday. Best time to visit in during sunrise or sunset.
2. Swing at Ubud
Ubud is worth a visit if you’re looking to experience the thrill of swinging high above the land. Imagine swinging and gliding on various spots over lush green forests, rice fields, river valley, awesome cliff view and much more.
Get thrilling adventure, adrenaline rush and unique pictures in Bali Swing. It’s 20 minutes from Ubud center and 1.5 hours from Kuta. The visiting hours are 8am to 5pm everyday. You can pre-book your tickets online to get competitive prices.
3. Romantic Date Night
Imagine the waves crashing, stars glowing and sand touching your feet while you sit with the love of your life listening to music and enjoying a 5- course meal. The thought itself is quite intriguing, isn’t it? When you visit Bali, you should definitely try this on your Bali vacation .
We booked ours at Ma Joli Restaurant and it was our best experience. You can compare prices from multiple websites before booking. I would suggest browsing through klook, makemytrip, expedia, viator and thrillophilia to compare what suits your needs best.
4. Visit Turtle Island
Pulau Penyu, or Turtle Islands is actually three islands. But the island Pulau Selingan is the only island open to tourists. It is a turtle conservation area, taking great care to preserve the endangered specie. It is a special experience to visit the scarce animal like turtle in the beautiful island surrounded by the white sand and overlooking to the magnificent view.
There are also komodo dragons, birds, snakes and other wildlife who you can touch gently and get pictures clicked. Visitors must travel by boat, and there are tour companies that can provide transportation. The tour start from Tanjung Benoa Beach – Near Nusa Dua. The Bali tour from Nusa Dua and Turtle Island Bali is a short tour revealing some of the beautiful Bali beach areas. The best way to experience is through glass bottom boats.
5. Watch sunset on a cruise
A vacation to the beach isn’t complete without watching a perfect sunset. The best way to watch sunset is through a cruise. We booked through Bali Hai cruises and our experience was fantastic.
The Sunset Cruise ticket included an international buffet with a variety of entertaining performances, including live music, a 6-person cabaret, and a DJ. Dance the night away in front of a twinkling backdrop of stars and lights in the Harbour. Also a professional paid photographer was available to get stunning snaps captured with a beautiful nature backdrop.
6. Enjoy Water Sports
The north coast of Bali is great for wall and reef dives and will leave even the most seasoned of divers spellbound. You’ll find Bali’s dive spots scattered around the island. Many visitors split their time over a number of destinations for a variety of experience. The northwest of the island is home to Secret Bay, Menjangan Island and Pemuteran.
Our very first scuba- diving experience was in Bali and it was great with BMR Bali Water Sports. We booked water sports package to get discounts. You can try snorkeling if you are not too comfortable going inside water; it will give your eyes a wonderful treat! Also you can combine it with other activities like knee boarding, jet ski, paddle boat, para sailing etc. Check out different websites and compare prices before booking.
7. Try your hand on Surfing
If you want to like to try out new and adventurous activities, try getting surfing lesson at Legion Beach in Bali. It’s guided by experienced local surfers to help you conquer the waters of Bali on your own. It’s also a great bonding experience to try with your friends. No need to bring your own surfboards as they will be included in your ticket. Check our klook for competitive prices.
8. Spend an evening on Semniyak Beach
Semniyak Beach is a beautiful white sandy beach situated in north of Legian Beach. It is Bali’s most trendy beach. You’ll find island’s luxurious resorts and a number of fine restaurants and boutiques. Fashion stores and top dining spots with international chefs cooking up world-class cuisine are all over the street. Seminyak Beach is favored by the great wave that is great for surfing adventures too. The seating is so lively; you’ll find colorful beanbags all over the beach giving it a chic vibe. Spend an evening here to enjoy fine dining and live music.
9. Enjoy nightlife at Mirror Lounge
Stand in the center of Mirror, enjoy the flashing waves of neon lasers that revolve around the flashy colored mosaic glass. Enjoy the music played by world- class DJs and dance like crazy. Another unique thing about Mirror Lounge is the glass roof; you will literally feel like dancing under the stars!
10. Enjoy hot air balloon ride
Take a hot air balloon ride and enjoy lush green views of the paddies, dense forests, mountains, waterfalls and hot springs that span across the island. Bookings are available online. There are number of tour operators which provide free pickup and drop from hotels.
We tried to include all the details you need to plan your fun- filled vacation to Bali. If you have any questions, you can post them in comments on our Facebook page or email us and we will try to answer as soon as we can. Happy Exploring!! 🙂