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10 Best Things to Do in Bali

Discover the top outdoor activities, history, and attractions of Bali. Your ultimate guide to the best things to do in Bali.

10 Best Things to Do in Bali

Bali is one of the most famous travel destinations on the planet, this island known as the ‘Island of the Gods’ is one of the most amazing places on this planet. Encompassed by sky blue oceans Bali is obviously a surfer’s heaven. 

You will need more than a month to see everything that there is to see here. The hardest part of a vacation here is picking where to go first and what you need to see. From beaches, temples, snorkeling and hiking, you will find something that peaks your interest.

1. Go surfing in Kuta

If you haven’t surfed before or are simply searching for some waves then you need to go to the most celebrated sea shore in Bali which is Kuta Beach. 

The beach sits across from a sandbar, which means it has rolling surf that is free of any sharp reefs and you can rent a board here and sign up for surfing lessons, or rent a bodyboard if you want to try something a little less strenuous.

2. Visit Ulun Danu Temple

At the side of Baratan Lake in Bedugul in Bali, lies Ulun Danu temple.

This pretty building is devoted to the goddess of the lake and is one of the calmest and most tranquil places on the island.

Take your time to look at all the different places of worship, every one devoted to a different god.

3. Bali Treetop Adventure Park

If you are in the mood for an adrenaline filled evening head toward Bali Treetop Adventure Park where you will discover some adventure. 

The recreation center is perfect for families as well as gatherings or couples and has rides for kids as young as 4 years old.

You will find many ziplines and swings: explore the treetops!

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4. Eat at Bebek Bengil in Ubud 

Bebek Bengil means  ‘Grimy Duck’ in Indonesian and is a place that stands out.

The café is next to a pretty rice field and the fundamental claim to fame here is id duck  which is served in a wide range of dishes. The ducked is lightly cooked, always fresh and served with a side of rice and vegetables. 

The signature dish here is the bebek betutu which is duck boiled in a broth made with aromatic herbs and then rubbed with local spices.

5. Go muck diving in Padang Bai

Padang Bai is located in the east of Bali and is known for its diving. 

There are seven diverse diving destinations that can be visited after a short pontoon trip from the shore. With enough stamina you can visit most of the 7 in a day. Don’t forget to take a break and enjoy some other watersports on the shore .

6. Relax at the Yoga Barn

Bali is known as a spot to unwind, relax and get enlightened, with this in mind, head to the Yoga Barn which is one of the most acclaimed yoga spots in Bali.

Situated in Ubud, the Yoga Barn has five unique studios and a scope of projects for all interests.

You can even book a retreat, lasting a few days for purifying and detox programs that will help you to relax and adjust to a slower pace of life.

7. Strap on a jetpack in Tanjung Benoa

Tanjung Benoa is the place to be if you are interested in trying some  water sports.

One of the most interesting and fun things to try is a water jetpack. The jetpack propels you very high, upwards of 10 meters. Each session usually lasts about 20 minutes. Get ready to get wet! 

8. Spend time in Sidemen

Sidemen is often left off many traveler’s itineraries which is ashame as it offers you the perfect alternative to more crowded spots like Ubud.

The area is located amongst jade green rice paddies and lies in a cool valley . You can go trekking in the surrounding area and walk to secluded waterfalls and stunning vantage points that let you take in the majesty of the scenery here.

9. Buy some silver in Celuk

Celuk is a village located in Sukawati which is known for its silver smiths.

You can get a range of trinkets here or even custom requests for anything you need, and it is standard practice to haggle here so don’t be hesitant if you see something you like.

10. Marvel at Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah Lot Temple is presumably the most known tourist attraction in Bali. Over the years the sea has separated the rock from the mainland, and at high tide the rock is completely surrounded, making this one of the most amazing sights in Indonesia. 

Lots of people rush here to see the sunsets from the temple, so make sure you go early  to get the best spot. When the tide is low it is possible to walk across the sand to the temple.


Come to bali to relax, rejuvinate and explore the local culture.

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