Bali is full of rich culture, with the Balinese people leaving flower-petal offerings, traditional music and dance on display all around the island. In the middle of the island are magnificent volcanoes and hillside temples. There is so much to see and explore in Bali, from hiking up to great views, diving into the depths of the ocean, and to meeting the people that make this island what it is.
1. Explore the Temples
All over Bali, there are so many Balinese Hindu temples to explore. Wanting to see a scenic sea temple, check out the Tanah Lot temple, a Hindu Shrine set on top of an outcropping that is constantly crashed by beautiful blue waves. Located in the Beraban village of the Tabanan regency, it boasts onshore shrines alongside restaurants, shops and cultural parks.
2. Ubud Monkey Forest
Known as the sanctuary of grey macaques, it is a natural forest that is home to a large family of grey long-tailed macaques. A great spot to see a bit of ancient Bali with the Pura Prajapati while walking among the monkeys.
3. The Yoga Barn
Located in central Ubud, a barn filled with seven exquisite yoga studios so that you can experience the healing and wellness within this community. Dip into yoga, meditation, dance and astrology classes, along with various events throughout the week.
The beauty of Bali isn’t just onshore; there is so much to see underwater. With diving spots for every skill level, as well as plenty of dive instructor courses. Explore Tulamben, Amed and Nusa Penida, to name just a few of the great diving spots.
5. Tegalalang Rice Terraces
Just north of Ubud centre are scenic expanses of rice paddies with one of the best vantage points of the island. There are even roadside stalls and quaint art shops offering unusual items. Dotted along the way are small restaurants with incredible views. It is a perfect photo spot with some dramatic views.
6. Bali Safari and Marine Park
Bali’s largest animal theme park, it is home to over 60 species that roam freely within their enclosures which have been built to mimic their natural habitats. Take a bus safari around the world in this park.
7. Kecak Fire Dance
A group gathered of around 65 Balinese natives using their vocals as instruments tell a story through the form of dance. All performed during a magical sunset.
8. Ubud Art Market
Open daily outside the Puri Saren Ubud Palace; you can find delicate and beautiful handcrafted goods, such as scarves, kites and more. Offering a universal and international assortment of goods, able to cater to tastes of all visitors.
9. Sekumpul Waterfalls
Take a 40-minute hike down to the foot of this mystical waterfall and see the wonder for yourself. The sun shines on this beautiful spot creating a magnificent rainbow away from other island tourist attractions.
10. Kelingking Nusa Penida
Take a quick boat trip for some mind-blowing views and incredible natural beauties. This trip will give you some of the best views around Bali.