Best Things to do in Bali Indonesia

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Travel Guide: Accommodations, Itinerary and Places to see when planning a trip to Bali, Indonesia

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Picturesque rice terraces, spectacular beaches, ancient culture, countless temples, volcanic mountains and more await you on this remarkable vacation in the tropical island of Bali in Indonesia. Be ready to conquer to this paradise as we dive deeper into what it has to offer. There are several private villas in Bali where you can relax and enjoy a laid-back lifestyle far away from the crowds.

Planning for a one of a kind vacation in Bali? Look no further because we’ve got you covered! Let’s get into details about the top things that you must do in Bali.

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GET LOST IN THE ANCIENT TEMPLES OF BALI. There are thousands of temples in Bali. Make sure to explore the impressive temples namely, Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, Saraswati, Bedugul and lastly, the Besakih temple, known as the holiest of all of the temples. When visiting these sites, you must dress modestly and cover your knees and shoulders.

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TREK A VOLCANO BEFORE SUNRISE. It is indeed magical when you reach the top of the mountain and witnessing the sunrise! Get closer to heaven as you hike one of Bali’s volcano. There are four active volcanoes in Bali; Mount Agung, Mount Batur, which offers breathtaking views of a caldera lake, Bratan, and Mount Merbuk. Please keep in mind that it is not advisable to trek without a guide.

LEARN SURFING IN KUTA. Surfing is also one of the main reasons why people visit the island of Bali. Apart from offering world-class surfing opportunities, Bali is also one of the most affordable places in the world to learn surfing. There are plenty of outstanding surf schools along Kuta that offers professional surfing lessons. It is also the perfect spot for beginners since the waves here break over soft sand, not corals. For those advanced surfers, you should head towards Uluwatu, Nusa Dua and Canggu for the perfect wave that will really meet and even surpass your expectations.

EXPLORE THE ENDLESS RICE TERRACES OF BALI. Bali is known for its lush vegetation, the terraces in all shades of green. These rice paddles offer spectacular panoramic views all over Bali, especially in rural areas around Ubud. The most popular rice terraces can be found in Tegalalang. Come as early as possible so you can witness the spectacular views during sunset and to avoid the crowd as well. You can also hire a motorbike and drive yourself to the rice terraces. It is really worth it to get up early!

ENJOY THE BALI BEACHES. You can also find stunning beaches in Bali like Mengiat Beach, Geger Beach, Legian Beach, Jimbaran Beach and those that can be found around Sanur. If you’re looking for picturesque white sand beaches with azure waters, hop on a boat on nearby islands. You can choose between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Pedina.

INDULGE IN HEALTHY FOOD IN UBUD. We can’t imagine Bali without visiting Ubud. It is known as the spiritual centre of the island and a place to get healthy. If you’re into Yoga, Ubud is also the best place for you. There’s more to dig into in Ubud like the countless amazing restaurants present in the area. It is proven that the best food in Bali can be found here. Indulge yourself in healthy and sumptuous food in Ubud namely vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, raw, organic and more, name it! Try out these places and taste only the best. For raw foods head to Seeds of life. If you’re looking for the best coffee in Bali, go to Seniman. Warung 9 offers a cheap vegetarian buffet. AA Juicery & Café, Dayu’s Warung which is gluten-free and Kafe Ubud, where you can taste the best burgers and is also a vegan option. Come and let’s enjoy our meal and eat without guilt!

GET CLOSE TO THE MONKEYS. Don’t forget to visit the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud. One of the most adventurous things to do in Bali is to have an encounter with these creatures.

Just a piece of reminder, monkeys can actually get very evil. They grab everything they can. With that, keep a safe distance and make sure that you attached everything properly to your body since anything’s that loose can be stolen by money in no time. If Ubud is not part of your itinerary, you can still see plenty of monkeys around Uluwatu Temple.

VISIT A TRADITIONAL BALINESE DANCE SHOW. It is a fact that the Balinese people love to dance and drama. While you’re in Bali, you can witness numerous ritual shows with dancers dressed in vibrant costumes especially when there is a festival celebration. Kecak dance show is one the most popular performances in Uluwatu with the view of the ocean as its backdrop which happens every night at 6 PM. Here you’ll notice that male dancers are seated in a circle and are creating sound by just using their mouth. On the other hand, female dancers do an incredible show and performing impressive hand gestures.

SHOP UNTIL YOU DROP. Bali is known as the shopping paradise. You can find anything you want, from cheap products to high-end designer label outlets. You need to learn the art of haggling and it is part of Bali’s culture. The deals that you can get here are crazy and hard to resist. Jl. Legian, Kuta Square in Kuta, Bali Collection in Nusa Dua and The Monkey Forest road in Ubud are just some of the best locations for those who would like to buy things out.

TREAT YOURSELF TO A LUXURY RESORT. Make your dream Bali holidays a remarkable one. Treat yourself and stay at the private villas. Choose from the wide range of extraordinary villas. It is indeed a perfect place to spend your days in style and relaxes in an amazing environment.

Ready for your dream Bali vacation? Grab your bags and let’s get going!, created by Green Dei (Daryll Villena)
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