Top 8 Things To Do In Bali, Indonesia
Bali, Indonesia is a dream destination for many. It’s a surfers paradise; a yogic retreat; an experience like no other. It’s where people go to unwind, relax, indulge, and find their best selves. Here are the top 8 things to do in Bali, Indonesia!
Bali exudes an energy that is hard to come by anywhere else in the world. The energy from nature is hard to not feel. Those that have the opportunity to experience Bali tend to leave a more rejuvenated, free soul.
In addition to the culture and island vibes, Bali offers a little something for every walk of life. So whether you’re a backpacking digital nomad, a young family, or a romantic couple, you’ll love it just the same. To summarize, there is no shortage of fun things to do in Bali, Indonesia.
In this article, we’ll be sharing the top things to do while in Bali. In addition, we’ll share some key information so that you’re the most prepared before you arrive!
Let’s get into it.
Things to Do
There are endless things to do, places to see, foods to eat, and people to meet here in beautiful Bali, Indonesia. While this article can’t behold all that Bali offers, below is a list of some of the top things to do during your stay, no matter how short or long.
If you don’t have time for all of them, no worries!
Bali is unique in that you could do absolutely nothing but relax underneath the sun for the entirety of your trip and it’d still be a vacation of a lifetime!
Nonetheless, if you are eager to get moving and experience some amazing Bali moments, below is the list for you:
Surf the Coast
For the rookies and experts alike, Bali has gained a world-renowned reputation in the surfing world. With waves of a professional grade and instructors spread across the entire island, you’ll be sure to catch a few waves while here in Bali.
Not to mention the beautiful turquoise blue, transparent waters of Bali. If you’re a water junkie like me, surfing in Bali needs to be at the top of your bucket list!
Visit the Temples
Bali is known for so many things, from being a surfers paradise to beholding some of the finest waterfalls, beaches, and hiking trails on the planet. But what Bali may be most known for is its temple-ridden culture.
If you’re anywhere in Indonesia, a day spent exploring temples is a good day in my books. One temple that stands out from the rest? Pura Luhur Uluwatu – A clifftop temple overlooking incredible sunrises and sunsets. So, take a morning, afternoon, or an entire day, and explore the beautiful history of the Buddhist temples here in Bali.
Not only is it a sight to see, but it’s a history lesson like no other!
Become a Yogi For a Day
Ever heard of a Yoga Barn? Me neither until I visited Bali! With over 100 classes offered per week, the yoga barn is a great retreat to unleash your spiritual side in the practice of vinyasa and meditate to the healing sound of ecstasy.
Yoga is a great activity to do, but it’s taken to another level of fun and enjoyment when in Bali. There’s just something about becoming one with yourself here. As I said, Bali is a place where people come to unwind, relax, and find their best selves.
If you’re an adrenaline junky of any kind, you need to visit Tanjung Benoa! Rent a jetpack (yes you read that right), and see all of Bali from a birds-eye view.
Among jetpack adventures, Tanjung Benoa offers several other fun water activities suitable for everyone! Maybe you can surf in the morning and jetpack in the afternoon! Options are endless for things to do here in Bali.
Explore the Fields of Tabanan
To learn how some of the locals live, visit the fields of Tabanan. Here, you’ll get front-row seats to an education in all things rice and harvesting.
Not to mention, it’s a pretty cool spectacle to see!
While this may not be an activity for everybody, it’s certainly suitable for those looking to take in the local culture.
Hike Mount Batur
Ever wanted to hike to the top of a mountain but was never given the opportunity? Now’s your chance!
For those explorers and adventurers, Bali has the ultimate challenge. Introducing, Mount Batur. With spectacular sunsets, views of volcanoes, and a trek of moderate difficulty, Mount Batur is an adventure for the ages.
This hike will take you up 1700 meters above sea level!
Party Like There’s No Tomorrow in Kuta
Some come to Bali to find spirituality; some come for its food; some come for its natural beauty; and some just come for the party.
Whether you’re a digital nomad or spring vacationer, Bali’s nightlife is a unique one. If you’re looking to turn it up and dance away the night, visiting Kuta is a must-do.
In addition, there are always beach parties, bar hopping tours, and boat rides to unleash your inner party animal. So let loose, you only live once anyway, right?! Bottoms up!
Hunt for Heroic Waterfalls
While Bali is a place that beholds many natural beauties, waterfalls may just be the most magnificent of attractions here in wanderlust Indonesia. Go bath in crystal clear waters underneath the incredible waterfalls that accompany it, and get sun-kissed while you’re at it!
Hunting for Bali waterfalls will have you feeling like a real-life Tarzan! You’ll probably meet some incredible people along the way, too. There are no shortages of waterfalls, that’s for sure.
Before You Leave
Before you leave, there are a few things you should know!
First, When should you go to Bali?
As all tropical-like destinations go, Bali’s high season is at its peak during the summer months for obvious reasons. This is where you’ll see the largest crowds, the highest prices, and the best weather. Bali’s low season, on the other hand, ranges from November to March, largely because of its rainy, wet climate during these months.
Second? How to commute in and around Bali…
Bali’s public transportation isn’t something you’d consider reliable, as such. Instead, the primary mode of transportation? Motorbikes and scooters! If this isn’t your fortè, no worries! As all tourist destinations do, Bali also offers rental cars, taxi cabs, and busses.
Lastly? The Bali Belly…
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the famed “Bali Belly”. If you haven’t yet heard, the Bali Belly is something many tourists experience from adjusting to the Indonesian cuisine. Upset stomach and diarrhoea are among the most common symptoms.
So, how do you avoid it? I’ll leave you with a few pointers below:
- Only consume bottled water
- Do not drink beverages that come with ice
- Be cautious when eating from street vendors
- Avoid raw or poorly cooked meat
- Eat at popular joints that aren’t known for producing the Bali Belly!
- Wash all fruits and vegetables before consumption
All that’s left to do now is to enjoy the trip of a lifetime in Bali, Indonesia! Still not convinced? Be sure to check out our article on why Bali should be on your bucket list!