If I asked you to write the countries you love to visit, I’m sure Bali also has a place on the list. It is one of the main tourist attractions on Earth. Bali is a top-listed country on any tourist’s country to visit list. Though the pandemic keeps us away from journeys, it is better to plan your next trip. This article will give you a better understanding of Bali and the best things to do there.
As all know, Bali is an island in the Indonesian archipelago. It is the most popular tourist attraction in that archipelago. The island is full of natural beauty. No matter what you love as a traveler, Bali has something to match your preference. If you are planning to visit Bali, then better to go through this article.
Let’s check out the best things to do in Bali
#01 Visit Uluwatu Temple
Uluwatu Temple is located on a magnificent clip top. So travelers never miss the Uluwatu temple during the holiday in Bali.
Uluwatu has a really meaningful meaning in Balinese. ‘Ulu’ means tip while ‘Watu’ means rock. It exactly matches the location of the temple. The temple is in Bukit Peninsula. If you are visiting the Uluwatu temple, then sunset is the best time. The calmness and beauty of nature will offer you an amazing experience during the visit.
It is said that the Uluwatu temple has a long history that stretches towards the 10th century. People believe that the Uluwatu temple protects the island from evil sea spirits. Only Hindu worshippers are allowed to enter the temple. But you can enjoy the beautiful setting and sun Kecak dance performances that take place daily.
#02 Watch monkeys at Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Bali is the best island to watch monkeys. Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary is one such place where you will find monkeys. It is home to more than 600 Balinese long-tailed monkeys. You can walk along the paths and watch monkeys swinging from tree branches. You must be careful when roaming here and there in the forest. Monkeys can steal your hats, scarves, and other belongings. So try to keep your belongings in the hotel during the visit to Ubud Monkey Forest. The administration of the sanctuary allows visitors to take photographs. But don’t try to feed monkeys and or touch them.
The Ubud Monkey Forest contains not only monkeys but also indigenous plants and trees. The land stretches to more than 12.5 hectares of land.
#03 Collect souvenirs from Ubud Art Market
Ubud Art Market which is located close to Ubud Royal Place is the best place to buy gifts and souvenirs in Bali. So you can keep the memories of the vacation of Bali forever. You will find many scarves, fabrics, hats, bags, statues, jewelry, and handicraft selling stalls at the market. Many of these selling items are made in the nearby villages. Universal and international assortments are also available at the Art Market. You can buy gifts for family and friends from here. You can bargain with the sellers and get the best pricing for your favorite product. My advice is to go around the market before buying anything. So you can get an idea about the typical pricing and find the best stall.
The wet market section is also important just like the art gallery. Don’t go there in the morning as it is a crowded place at that time. But the best time to visit Ubud Art Market is in the morning.
#04 Seminyak Beach
Seminyak Beach is the most exclusive vacation destination in Bali. Seminyak beach is on the west coast of the southern region of the country. Seminyak beach is the best place to party in Bali. You will find many destinations on Seminyak beach as the best nightclubs on the island are situated here. If you need to fill your memory pack during the vacation at Bali, then remember to add Seminyak beach to the list of places to visit. Tourists love to enjoy the world-famous beach bars in Seminyak beach. Kirror is a famous Gothic-themed club where you can party till morning. La Favela is the best place to enjoy food while listening to music. Mrs. Sippy’s pool party is the biggest pool party on the island held on every Saturday.
You can go shopping at boutiques, have a sunbath laying on the beach, or get into a spa. The gentle waves in the Seminyak beach will soak you in happiness.
#05 Surfing in Bali
Surfing lovers never miss Bali. It is famous as the world’s best surfing destination. If you want to have a world-class surfing experience, then Bali is the country to visit. No matter you are learning to surf or an experienced waterman, Bali has waves for you.
There are several famous surfing spots like Cheggu, Dreamland, Uluwatu, Bingin, Pandang, Kuta, and so on in Bali. Waves, water, and weather are ideal for surfers in all these places. If you are a beginner at surfing, then select Kuta beach. You will find small in manageable waves there as the sand bar in front of the beach acts as a barrier. Padang and Uluwatu have the most famous waves in the world. Experiences and advanced surfers never miss these two. Uluwatu gifts four different types of waves to ride. It is not an ideal choice for beginners.
What can you do if you don’t have tried surfing before? Bali has a solution for everything. You can simply take surfing lessons from Bali. The country has a large surf culture making it the best place even for a beginner. You will always find a wave that caters to your surfing level in Bali.
Surfing is one of the best things to do on your trip to Bali. You will never forget the excitement and fun gathered from surfing there.
#06 Spend few days at the Gili islands
Gili is a group of three islands situated in Bali. Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air are those three that offers a perfect tropical surrounding. There is a list of amazing things that you can do at Gili Islands. The crystal blue water in the sea will invite you to have a dive. It will be an amazing diving experience too.
Trawangan is famous among backpackers. The Island suits for younger crowd for parties. You can cope with locals as they come to Trawangan for the night. So you can experience the nightlife of Indonesians. Gili Meno is the best destination for your honeymoon. It is like a little heaven consisted of a white sandy beach and peaceful surroundings. If you are on a family trip, then Gili Meno is ideal for that too. Gili air is the best place to relax during your trip to Bali. You can do snorkeling and go to a beach club to end the day.
#07 Enjoy the beauty of Tegenungan Waterfall
Just like the famous beaches, Bali has well-known waterfalls too. Tegebubgan waterfall is one such picturesque and popular waterfall in the country. Tourists never miss visiting Tegenun waterfall as it is located very close to Ubud town. The place is always crowded with visitors. You have to step on a lush greenery path to reach the waterfall.
The heavy, clean, and freshwater coming from natural springs will invite you for a bath. If you don’t like to swim, you can dip your feet in the pool. The best time to visit Tegenungan waterfall is evening because the beautiful afternoon light will gift you the best captures. You can enjoy the fresh air and have some incredible captures in the place.
#08 Take snaps in Tegalalang Rice Terraces
Tegalalang Rice Terraces is something different that you can enjoy in Bali. It is an eye-catching icon that is among the most visited places on the island.
You can easily go there straight from Ubud town. The rice terraces offer a beautiful inland view. You can have some lovely photos to post on social media at Tegalalang Rice Terraces. The most famous thing at the rice terrace is the Giant swings. You can take your pictures on a giant swing. Several tourist packages are offered by the giant swing operators. So you can select one of them by considering your budget. Drone footage of the rice terraces in the morning will help you to keep the memory of the journey forever. You can just sit at a table at a restaurant or a café and enjoy the valley views while having a soft drink.
#09 Sun set at Kelingking Nusa Penida
Don’t miss the visit to Kelinking Nusa Penida. There are lots of amazing viewpoints. You should rely on the bamboo railing for safety in Kelingking. Please be careful when walking on bamboo railings. The meaning of Kelingking is pinkie in English which means the smallest finger on the hand. The name was derived because the land has the shape of a pinkie finger. The Kelingking might be the most spectacular view you have ever seen. Kelingking has gained popularity due to the T-Rex shape formed by the cliffs.
You can reach the unique viewpoint to see the sunset at Kelinking. There are multiple viewpoints at a worn path along the cliff edge. You won’t find railings there. So be careful. It is one of the best spots to see the sunset on a beach.
Keep in mind that, you won’t find top hotels near Kelinking beach that provide accommodation.
#10 Visit Diamond Beach
Getting a sunbath at a white beach is an amazing experience. You can have that experience at Diamond beach situated in Nusa Penida. The blue water and palm trees surrounding the beach along with white sand offer a magical break in the middle of your vacation.
It is not recommended to visit Diamond beach during low tide as the rough sea can cause dangers. You can’t swim on the diamond beach because every single wave carries rocks and corals.
To Sum Up
Bali is a heaven on Earth. It has lots of things to offer tourists. Sometimes your vacation won’t be enough to visit all the iconic beauties in Bali. So try to plan your vacation to get the best experiences during the trip.