The Island of Gods. With its varied iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs .With
its forested volcanic mountains and rugged coastline the name that strikes our minds
is none other than Indonesian island of Bali. This island is also a home to some well-
known Cliffside Ulluwatu temple .The island of Bali is a generous blend of
contemporary city with the new age beach side city of Kuta, with its lively bars .The
island is also a host to the popular resort towns of Seminyk, Sanur and Nusa Dua
.Bali is a place where people reap the benefits of yoga and enjoy relaxing in the
The picturesque backdrop which attracts a multitude of tourists is also studded with
world-class surfing and diving opportunities, a large number of cultural, historical and
archaeological attractions, and an enormous range of accommodations, this is one
of the world's most popular island destinations and one which consistently wins
travel awards. Bali has something to offer a very broad market of visitors from young
back-packers right through to the super-rich
Bali is a famous tourist destination. It has seen a rise in the tourist since
1980.Tourism based business makes up a big section of its economy. Bali is
culturally rich and is home for highly developed art which includes modern and
traditional dance, sculpture metalworking and music.
The famous Indonesian International Film Festival is held every year in Bali. In
Among the 1700 + Caribbean island Bali forms a part of the coral triangle .The place
becomes more tourist-friendly because of almost around 500 different coral reefs
attraction in that area.
Bali has a close connect with the Indian culture as it is seen that the
first Hindus arrived in Bali as early as 100 BC, but the unique culture which is so
apparent to any current day visitor to Bali hails largely from neighbouring Java, with
some influence from Bali's distant animist past. Bali is a pocket of Hindu religion and
culture. Every aspect of Balinese life is suffused with religion, but the most visible
signs are the tiny offerings which are found in every Balinese house, work place,
restaurant, souvenir stall and airport check-in desk. These leaf trays are made daily
and contain an enormous range of offering items like flowers, glutinous rice, cookies,
salt, and even cigarettes and coffee! They are set out with burning incense sticks
and sprinkled with holy water no less than three times a day, before every meal.
Bali became so popular because it has something for everyone. You' ll find all kinds
of travellers there, from the backpackers who travel all across Southeast Asia, the
spiritual yogis, luxury travellers, families, divers, surfers. Tourists mainly flock Bali
because of one common reason. It gives excellent value for money. The kind of
variety Bali offers is absolutely unlike any other destination in the world.
But Bali isn't perfect. The island has been taxed by mass tourism over the past
years. The good news is that Bali is a huge island; it takes over three hours to drive
from the southern tip to the North. You can still find less touristy spots in Bali and
enjoy a laidback lifestyle far away from the crowds.
TOP TEN THINGS TO DO IN BALI
Want to know more, still. Let's get into the details!
If one spends a few weeks on the island of Bali, the most sought-after places can be
shortlisted as Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Nusa Dua, Uluwatu, Ubud and the
island Gili Air the last one is not part of Bali anymore, but it's easy to reach
Do you want to know more about activities and sightseeing in Bali? What to see and
where to go? Bali is a huge island with an endless list of places to visit and things to
do. If you're traveling to Bali for the first time and aren't sure where to start, this list
might be helpful.
Without further ado. Here are the best things to do in Bali – I hope you'll include some
of them in your Bali itinerary.
1. Explore the ancient temples of Bali
It is very hard to believe but true that Bali is a home to thousands of temples you
need not visit all of them but a few not to miss are Tanah
Lot, Uluwatu, Saraswati, Bedugul, and of course the Besakih temple, the holiest
of all of them. Dress modest and cover your knees and shoulders when visiting the
2. Trek a Volcano before sunrise.
Trekking in itself is fun and adventurous but ever wondered the adrenalin rush that
you might feel when it comes to trekking a volcano. There is nothing more
magnificent than reaching the top of a volcanic mountain and witnessing the sunrise!
If you're in a good shape and physically fit, you should hike one of Bali's
volcanoes. You can't get closer to heaven.
There are four volcanoes in Bali: Mount Agung, Mount Batur, Bratan, and Mount
Merbuk. .ALERT– Keep in mind that all of them are active, don't trek without a
The most beautiful one is Mount Batur, with breath-taking views over a caldera lake.
You can reach the top (approx..1.717m) within a 2-hours hike.
3. Explore the enchanting rice terrains of Bali03
The riot of colours and the endless spread of lush green landform is a sight worth
watching. Bali wouldn't be Bali without the lush rice terraces in all shades of green.
You can find rice paddies with breath-taking panoramic views all over Bali, most in
rural areas around Ubud. The most famous rice terraces are the ones in Tegalalang,
a half hour north of Ubud.
Tourists normally hire a bike here and ride over the rice terraces. The ride itself is
amazing. The most spectacular views can be seen during the sunrise and sunsets.
4. Learn and Surf n Surf in Kuta
Among the most liked places to enjoy the water Bali makes its way to the top of the
list. When people think about Bali, surfing is one of the main reasons to visit this
island. Bali offers world-class surfing opportunities; Bali is one of the most affordable
places to learn surfing. The waves in Kuta are perfect for beginners, as they break
over soft sand, not corals.
Ranging from excellent and budget surf schools to other professional places where
tourist can learn surfing are not very difficult to find.in Bali. If you're on a budget,
just walk along the beach and you'll meet local guides who are happy to teach you
how to surf for a small fee. Advanced surfers should check out Uluwatu, Canggu and
Nusa Dua for the perfect wave.
5. Healthy Foodie -Ubud
Bali has Ubud as its spiritual centre and the place to get healthy and in shape.
Ubud is also the place to do yoga, but let's focus on food because I rather eat than
do complicate poses (no offence to the yoga people. Yoga is awesome!).
Ubud is home to countless amazing: vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, raw, organic,
micro biotic – you name it! And they have it.
A few good places to look out for good taste in Ubud are Seeds of Life (for raw
food), Seniman (for the best coffee in Bali), Warung 9 (for cheap vegetarian
buffet),AA Juicery & Café (yummy breakfast bowls Dayu’s Warung,(gluten-free),Kafe
Ubud (great burgers, also vegan options), and Clear Cafe (micro biotic ranges from
and raw choices). Enjoy your meals and eat without guilt!
6. Close to the Monkeys
You should be monkeying around if not you are not. You are not in Bali.
One of the most interesting and adventurous things to do in Bali is to encounter
these amazing creatures and definitely visit the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud!
These cute furry animals can be actually very evil so one has to maintain a good and
safe distance from them.
By the way, if Ubud is not on your way, you can see plenty of monkeys around the
Uluwatu Temple, too.
7. Not to miss -Traditional Balinese Dance Show.
The culture of Bali is rich and influenced by Java .The Balinese people love dance
and drama. You can find ritual shows with dancers in spectacular costumes almost
everywhere in Bali, whenever and wherever there is a festival celebration in Bali.
Some travellers might be lucky and stumble into one of these vibrant dance
performances during their Bali trip.
One of the most popular performances is the Kecak Dance Show in Uluwatu,
including scenic views over the ocean.
8. Escape to the wilderness of Island and enjoy the beaches
Bali has some worth mentioning beaches like Mengiat Beach, Geger
Beach, Jimbaran Beach, Legian Beach, and the beaches around Sanur. .But to
be honest Bali doesn’t have greatest beaches like that of Philippines.
If you're dreaming of picture perfect white sandy beaches and azure waters, you'd
better leave the main island of Bali and hop on a boat to nearby islands. Popular
getaways are Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida and of course, the Gili
Islands Geographically, the Gilis are not part of Bali, but still close enough to get
there quickly by speedboat (2 hours). Whenever planning for the getaway to the
beaches check for the weather conditions.
9. Shop until you Drop
Anything under the sun, from fake surf wear and cheap jazzy sunglasses to high end
designer label outfits. Bali is a shopping paradise. I have to admit that shopping is
usually not everyone’s cup of tea but the bargains and deals you get in Bali are crazy
and hard to resist. You can find the cutest dresses for IDR40, 000 (~US$3) in the
streets of Kuta (Poppies Lane).You need to bargain hard, though.
The best locations for shopping are Jl. Legian and Kuta Square in Kuta, Bali
Collection in Nusa Dua and the Monkey Forest Road in Ubud.
10. Luxury Resort: The Samabe Bali Suites and Villas
When we plan a dream holiday .let it be a memorable one. Yes!, you read that right.
These are your dream Bali holidays, so why don't you treat yourself a little bit? I'm
not saying you should splurge for 3 weeks in a 5-star villa, but you can start with an
extended weekend or a couple days… You deserve it!
The gorgeous Samabe Bali Suites & Villas, located in Nusa Dua. It is one of the
most extraordinary hotels to stay in. It is the perfect place to celebrate in style and
relax in an amazing environment.
The Samabe offered us a luxury and spacious villa with private pool, our own butler
and mesmerizing ocean views to die for. With a courteous staff to make you feel
more welcomes and comfortable.
There are couple of more wonderful resorts to check out for a luxurious stay in
Bali. The Pavalion Hotel (Kuta), Ganehsa Inn (Ubud)
Have a fabulous trip to Bali and above all the things mentioned above meet
and interact with the locals. Balinese are kind people. Talk with the hotel
staff and eat where the locals eat. You’ll surely learn something new.