When in Bali, indulge yourself in these experiences for a memorable experience
Amongst the top beautiful destinations that Indonesia has to offer, Bali comes as one of the
most preferred ones. The island is a complete storehouse of beautiful landscapes, with rich
cultural imprints spread all across. In addition to that, the island is also home to beautiful coral
reefs and is a part of the Coral Triangle which includes Indonesia, Papua New Guinea,
Malaysia, Philippines, Timor-Leste, and Solomon Islands. Bali is the destination for anyone
looking for a refreshing vacation.
In this list, we will see the top things to do in Bali. This will help you plan your Bali holidays.
Water activities in Bali
Water jetpacks and fly boarding in Tanjung Benoa
Tanjung Benoa is a peninsula known for its beautiful beaches and water sports. The place
offers a wide range of water sports to choose from like banana boat rides, scuba diving,
parasailing, flying fishing, snorkeling, and many more. Amongst these, water jetpacking is the
most famous one. All one has to is, strap on a water jetpack and fly up to a height of 10
meters. It uses water as thrusters to propel the person up in the sky. Each session usually lasts
for roughly 20 minutes.
Another kind of sport that is a hot trend in Bali is flyboarding ride. It uses a gadget called
flyboard, which is a water propulsion equipment shaped like a shoe. The pressure from the
water lifts the person up in the air. It is a safe sport for both amateurs and experts. Water
sports like these have given a great boost to Bali tourism and have increased the footfall count
on the island to a great extent.
Snorkeling in Amed
Amed forms one of the quieter corners of Bali. It is catching up on tourist visits due to its long
coastal strip which provides for an excellent location for snorkeling. The reason why this is a
preferred spot for snorkeling and deep-sea diving is because of the clear visibility of the waters
around the area. The coast is lined with black sandy beaches, and with a view of Mount Agung
Volcano. Nearby waters make for a rich ecosystem of marine life. This forms as one of the best
features of Bali tour and is a part of many Bali holiday packages.
White water rafting on the longest river in Bali
Ayung River is the longest river in Bali, with a perfect stream suitable for white water rafting. It
stretches for approximately 68.5 kilometers, and originates from the northern mountain,
flowing all the way through Bangli regency, Badung Regency, Gianyar Regency, and into the
Badung strait at Sanur beach. There are numerous white water rapids which makes for a wild
ride down stream. The river runs past several local villages and lush green rain forests, rice
fields, showcasing wildlife like the Blue Javan Kingfisher, giving you a rush of excitement as you
stream past them. It makes for a great location for family holidays and offers a lot of
opportunity for nature sightseeing. It is a perfect addition to your Bali itinerary.
Water sports in the seaside town of Sanur
Sanur is known for its calmer waters and is ideal for activities like paddle boarding, kite surfing,
and paragliding. The coast is filled with a long reef filled with a diverse range of marine life and
is often regarded as the second best diving spot on the island of Bali. The clear waters provide
for safe and beautiful diving grounds for enthusiasts. It is considered as one of the best places
to visit in Bali. Sanur is amongst the 12 diving spots identified by Bali International Diving
Professionals, and all the registered instructors are P.A.D.I. Certified to ensure the safety of
Another exciting activity is the ‘marine walk’ available in Sanur. All you have to do is put on a
scuba helmet which will be connected to an air tank, descend into the water and walk across
the sea floor. This activity can be accessed through providers like Bali Marine Walk and Sea
Adventurous wreck diving at Tulamben
Tulamben, is a fishing village lying on the north-eastern coast of Bali. Famous for its diving
sites harboring the wreck of Liberty. It was a US army transportation ship which sunk when it
was hit by a Japanese submarine in 1942 during the Second World War. The wreckage of the
ship still lies in the waters and attracts many wreck divers from around the world. The site
witnesses up to 100 divers each day during the peak season. The site also has a beautiful
functioning ecosystem of colorful marine life and a big coral garden nearby. Make sure to visit
this place on your next Bali trip.
Adventure activities in Bali
Play with monkeys at the Ubud Monkey Forest
The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud holds a special place in the culture of Bali. It lies in a Hindu
temple complex located in Ubud and provides as the main attraction of the temple grounds.
The complex houses three temples which date back to the 14th century, and is home to more
than 500 monkeys.
The complex is a natural reservoir of green landscapes and beauty; you can walk around and
take in the serene environment. The monkeys provide for an interactive audience for the
visiting crowds, you can feed them bananas from the main entrance and take photographs of
them. The place does come with a word of caution to be careful about your belongings like
water bottles and sunglasses, as the primates are known to snatch them away from the
visitors. This is a must inclusion to your Bali tour package.
Marvel at the beauty of Uluwatu Temple
Uluwatu Temple is the most famous spots in Bali to visit. It is a Balinese Hindu sea temple
which stands 70 meters above the sea, on top of a cliff overlooking the rough waters below
and is located in Uluwatu. The temple is dedicated to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa in his
manifested form of Rudra.
The raging waters of the sea make a beautiful view from above. The temple is adorned with
beautiful and intricate architectural constructs and is known for its monkey population and
shows featuring various Balinese dances. The best time to visit this place is during the evening
when you can also catch the sunset from the cliff.
The ideal months to visit are from March to September, this time is best for a clear sunset over
Uluwatu. This is a good addition to your Bali vacation.
Scalean active volcano, Mount Batur
Someone looking for an adventurous trip to Bali must see Mount Batur. It is an active volcano
and is located on the north west of Mount Agung. There are two concentric calderas, one of
which contains a caldera lake while the other was formed during the emplacement of the Bali
Mount Batur has an escalation of 1,700 meters above the sea level and provides for an
excellent mount climbing spot. The trip to the top usually starts at 4 am in the morning, with a
few hours remaining to see the sunrise. The top of the mountain gives a spectacular view of
the sunrise overlooking the crater and the lake. Though the mountain is an active volcano, it is
one of the easiest treks in Bali. Visit this spot on your next Bali trip for a chance to trek up a
Exciting safari at Bali Marine and Safari Park
The Bali Marine and Safari Park is a reservoir of the best and most beautiful ecosystem of flora
and fauna in Bali, Indonesia. It is one of the best places to visit in Bali, and is home to over 60
different species of animals in this sanctuary.
Along with natural beauty, there are also musical and dance shows held, various safari tours
operate through the park to witness the animals in their habitat. Overnight stays are also an
option to witness elephants and giraffes walk past your rooms. It is an exciting experience for
visiting families and tourist.
The above list includes the best of experiences that Bali has to offer. Enjoy the natural beauty
of the island and experience the rich cultural diversity in your trip to Bali. Ideal for all kinds of
travelers like families, individual travelers, and couples. Bali has something in store for