what to do in Bali?

Bali is one of the most memorable and popular tourist islands in the entire Indonesian archipelago. The tropical retreat manages to be an adventurer's paradise, a spiritual sanctuary, a family getaway, a food lover's paradise, and a surfer's oasis all at the same time. The warm and hospitable attitude of the local people to their rich cultural and religious heritage is complemented by landscapes that include rocky coastal cliffs, coral reefs in aquamarine oceans, steep volcanic mountains and emerald green rice fields.
It is enough to visit Bali once, and there will be an irresistible desire to return again and again!
What to do in Bali adventurous?
While there are countless places and things to do in Bali that you could go to, we've highlighted a few that stand out in our opinion.
Coffee plantation

A zen place for you to sit back and really appreciate your cup of coffee while admiring the coffee plantation as far as the eye can see. Here you will be offered a variety of coffees and teas for tasting. You can also see the process of making the famous and expensive luwak coffee and get up close and personal with the civet cats themselves. If you are a coffee lover, be sure to check out this place for an unforgettable coffee experience.

Bali isn't all about beautiful beaches and sunset cocktails. This island paradise is also home to stunning waterfalls such as:

• Git-git waterfall in Singaraja
• Munduk waterfall in Buleleng
• Sekumpul waterfall in Singaraja
• Nungnung waterfall in Petanga
• Aling-Aling waterfall in Sambangan
• Tegenungan waterfall in Ubud
• Jembong waterfall in Sukasada
• Tibumana waterfall
And many others...

Some people say that a holiday in Bali is not complete without visiting one of the most famous temples in Bali. In addition, many travelers consider visiting a Balinese temple to be one of the best things to do in Bali. In addition, there are many Hindu temples in Bali, distinguished by their uniqueness and history. Therefore, the island of Bali was nicknamed the island of a thousand temples.

Some of them that we recommend for a mandatory visit:
• Besakih Temple
• Tanah Lot Temple
• Uluwatu Temple - Pura Luhur Uluwatu
• Temple Ulun Danu Bedugul Lake Beratan

When it comes to beautiful beaches, Bali has an almost endless supply of them to visit, with each one looking better than the last. With beautiful turquoise waters surrounding the island, idyllic white sand and, of course, fantastic weather almost every day of the year, it can be almost impossible to get off the beach and explore all the other things to do in Bali!

The beaches in Bali are not only some of the best in the world, but also some of the best free things to do in Bali. Bring a beach towel and claim a spot on the beach. Relax and sunbathe for free.

For a few Indonesian rupiah, you can rent a sun lounger and an umbrella. Even better would be to rent a house right on the beach, there are tons of Airbnb listings in Bali that are located on the beach. There is no better place to wake up than on the beach.

Some of the best:
• Bias Tugal Beach or Secret beach
• White sand beach or Virgin beach (aka Pantai Pasir Putih)
• Black sand beach of Keramas and Masceti
• Gunung Payung beach
• Delightful Melasti Beach
• And of course Nusa Dua Beach

Surfing in Bali is one of the scenes that has helped boost tourism on the island. It began along the southern coasts of the island, where rolling waves and quiet, beautiful beaches became the popular playgrounds for wavy riders we know today. The first riders on the island's waves discovered the incredible surf as early as the 1930s, and there have been more since then. Indeed, Bali is one of the best places for surfing.

Bali's surfer crowd is made up of experienced riders and novices who want to get in on the action. The pros can head to the outer reef breaks of the southern Bukit Peninsula, while beginners can try the smaller waves in the lagoons. Bali is a great place for sports, where you can rent boards and visit surf schools. Most of the schools for beginners are located near the coast of Kuta. For surfers with an average level of skiing and above, the beaches will go: Bingin, Padang-Padang, Balangan, Canggu and Uluwatu.

Scuba diving in Bali as a water sport has great potential to attract a large chunk of tourism.
The waters of Bali are home to many rare aquatic creatures and vibrant reefs, which are the main attraction for scuba divers from all over the world. Natural reefs and clear calm waters make excellent diving spots even for first-time divers.
Another feature of diving in Bali is Manta Point, which is located off the coast of the neighboring island of Nusa Penida. Its peculiarity is that amazing underwater creatures of Manta live there.
Manta rays are the largest representatives of the stingray species. They can reach a size of 4-5 meters and weigh up to two tons, and at the same time they do not pose a danger to humans. Also popular places for diving are Padang Bay, Tulamben, Menjagan National Park.
Safari Park

Bali Safari & Marine Park is Bali's largest animal theme park with over 60 species of animals living in enclosures that closely mimic their natural habitats. Bus safaris take visitors on excursions "around the world" with animals from different continents, as well as regular animal talent shows on an open stage. Another section is devoted to aquatic animals, and the aquariums contain exotic fish specimens such as piranhas.

After enjoying the safari bus rides, families traveling with children can have fun together at the nearby water park and park filled with a variety of attractions. The park is also home to the Bali Theater which shows contemporary Bali Agung shows on a scheduled basis.
Volcano Batur

Set your alarm very early. Hiking to Batur volcano starts a few hours before sunrise, it is worth noting that the volcano is active. An early morning wake up call is worth it to climb to the top of Mount Batur and see the sunrise. It's easy and one of our favorite things to do in Bali and we would do it again.
rice terraces

If you're a photographer looking to capture Bali's beautiful emerald rice fields, the Tegallalang or Jatiluwih Rice Terraces should be at the top of your itinerary.

One of the top natural attractions, which is about 30 minutes north of Ubud, the Tegallalang Rice Terraces is one of the most famous areas to photograph these iconic landscapes and soak up their timeless beauty. Be aware that locals ask for donations along the most popular trail through the rice fields here, and many ask for entry and parking fees along the road. Guests can relax and take in the lush scenery at one of the many restaurants and cafés overlooking the fields.

About a 90-minute drive from Ubud, Jatiluwih Rice Terraces covers over 600 hectares of paddy fields along the slopes of the Batukaru mountain range and is generally less crowded than Tegallalang. You'll also find fewer tourist barkers here, so it's easier for you to walk around and explore the area without worry.

Both of these sites use a traditional water management cooperative called subak, a UNESCO-recognised irrigation system that dates back to the 9th century.
monkey forest

Just a 10-minute walk south of downtown Ubud, Bali, the Monkey Forest, also known as the Monkey Forest Sacred Sanctuary, is one of the best places to stay in Ubud. It is also one of the best places to visit in Bali if you are an animal lover or a photographer.

Aside from the amusing bands of gray long-tailed macaques that make their home here, much of the attraction is the evocative jungle setting where the monkeys roam freely. Paved paths lead through dense forests of giant banyan and nutmeg trees, where moss-covered statues and ancient temples loom through the dense foliage, giving an almost mystical feel. It will give an unforgettable feeling when you feed the monkey from your hand.
Market in Ubud

Ubud Art Market is one of the highlights of downtown Ubud, conveniently located right across the street from Ubud Royal Palace. The market has countless small shops run by local vendors that sell a wide range of goods such as beautiful silk scarves, lightweight shirts, handmade bags, baskets and hats, statues, kites and many other locally made and handmade items.

Most of the goods that can be found in the Ubud market are produced in the neighboring villages of Pengosekan, Tegallalang, Payangan and Peliatan. Naturally, bargaining is necessary. Ubud Market briefly featured in the Hollywood film Eat Pray Love, which features a scene of actress Julia Roberts strolling through the stalls, which are bubbling with real-life activity.
Dance Kechak

A must see when you are in Bali, the Kecak fire dance is incredibly beautiful and there are nightly shows at both Uluwatu temple and Ubud city. Based on the Ramayana - the famous Sanskrit epic - the performance includes about 60 people who sing and tell the story through dance. It all starts at sunset and ends outdoors at dusk with flickering bamboo torches.

With brightly colored costumes on the show and plenty of drama in terms of the story itself, this certainly makes for a fun and entertaining night out. Watching a traditional performance as the sun goes down really makes for a great end to another day in paradise!
Traditional Balinese massage

After an eventful day with everything to do in Bali, just relax with a Balinese massage with coconut oil. Massages in Bali are not only amazing but also very affordable for around $5 an hour for a Balinese massage.

Most massage parlors offer several types of massages/facials/etc. Such a massage relieves headaches, improves immunity, helps with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and creates a feeling of inner harmony. If it suddenly rains in Bali, go for a massage. You will forget about the rain.
Sea food and sunset dinner

Sunset and seafood go hand in hand in Bali, especially on the west coast. While the restaurants at Tanah Lot Temple offer memorable dining experiences with great views, Jimbaran Bay and its small cluster of so-called seafood cafes are also a great place in Bali for memorable sunsets along with fried Snapper served with local chile sambal sauce.

Kedonganan is a coastal village located north of Jimbaran Bay and south of the airport runway in Tuban. Restaurants here tend to be a bit more upscale, with settings that allow you to dine with ocean views and your feet in the sand. Most establishments are open from noon until late at night, sometimes with live traditional Balinese dance performances thrown in for good measure.