Bali is more than a placeBali is a state of mind.

If you’ve been to Bali, you know the Bali state of mind. It’s more than an island or a destination. It has energy, mood and personality. Once in Bali, because of the magnetic beauty of almost every spot on the island, it can become effortless to set up shop and stay in one place. However, we strongly suggest that if you are going to travel to Bali, Indonesia you experience as much as possible!

For this blog, we will be focusing on the island of Bali, but when planning a trip to Bali, it’s crucial to explore other nearby islands such as Gili Air, Gili Meno, Gili Trawangan, Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Lombok. You don’t have to visit them all in one trip, and our experienced travel specialists will help you choose the islands that best match your travel desires.

With so much to see and do in Bali, it’s challenging to plan out your days to fit it all in. Luckily, Bali is a relatively small island, and grouping sites together is a great idea for most travel days. Below we have our top 15 things to see and do in Bali:

Top Things to See in Bali

Nyang Nyang Beach, Pecatu

One of the most secluded and beautiful beaches on the island.

Nyang Nyang Beach

Single Fin, Uluwatu

Best sunset views and surf spot.

Uluwatu

Jimbaran Bay Fish BBQ, Jimbaran

Freshest fish BBQ on the island, huge variety in choice.

Old Man’s Beachfront Bar, Canggu

Located on Batu Bolong Beach, this is a popular place to enjoy some sunset cocktails and late-night dancing.

Canggu

Try a Yoga Class – Yoga Barn (Ubud), Samadi (Canggu), Yoga 108 (Seminyak)

Experience true yoga in Bali! Come with an open mind and don’t expect air conditioning.

Yoga in Bali

Try a Surf Lesson – Kuta Reef, Batu Bolong, Legian beach

From first-time surfers to experienced wave chasers, Bali offers surf lessons for all abilities at a variety of beaches around the island.

Surf Lesson Bali

Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Ubud

Best rice field views and the famous jungle swing.

Monkey Forest, Ubud

Experience monkeys up close and personal in their natural habitat.

Monkey Forest

Pura Tirta Empul, Gianyar

Known as the Water Temple, this Hindu holy springs water temple is renowned for its purification ceremony. Everyone is welcome.

Bali temple

Tanah Lot Temple, Tabanan

Beautiful, dramatic Hindu temple located on a rock formation in the sea.

Tanah Lot Bali

Mount Batur Sunrise Hike, Kintamani

Best sunrise views. This 2hr hike (approximate time) will show you vistas you did not know existed on this planet.

Mount Batur Sunrise Hike

Komune Bali, Keramas

Kermas black sand beach, famous for surfing and relaxing in style.

Komune, Bali

Snorkel with Mola mola, Depart from Sanur or Padang Bai

Experience Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola) from July – October.

Bali Snorkeling

Scuba Dive at the US Liberty Shipwreck, Tulamben

Easy to access wreck dive with some of the most diverse marine life in South East Asia.

Scuba Dive Bali

Gitgit Waterfalls and Jembong Waterfalls, North Bali

The best swimming in the jungle. Experience both of these waterfalls for a refreshing day.

Gitgit Bali

Planning Your Adventure to Bali

Seeing all of these sites in one trip to Bali is possible with a bit of strategic planning. If you are ready to start planning a trip to Bali, contact one of our experienced travel specialists to make the most out of your vacation!

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