Bali is more than a place—Bali 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.
Single Fin, Uluwatu
Best sunset views and surf spot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pura Tirta Empul, Gianyar
Known as the Water Temple, this Hindu holy springs water temple is renowned for its purification ceremony. Everyone is welcome.
Tanah Lot Temple, Tabanan
Beautiful, dramatic Hindu temple located on a rock formation in the sea.
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.
Komune Bali, Keramas
Kermas black sand beach, famous for surfing and relaxing in style.
Snorkel with Mola mola, Depart from Sanur or Padang Bai
Experience Ocean Sunfish (Mola mola) from July – October.
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.
Gitgit Waterfalls and Jembong Waterfalls, North Bali
The best swimming in the jungle. Experience both of these waterfalls for a refreshing day.
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!