Hey guys! I put together a list of my favorite things I did in Bali that I think are an absolute must do in addition to your other activities when you go on holiday to this blissful, beautiful country! These activities are geared towards adventure-seekers, relaxers, nature lovers, and sightseer’s! What were you favorite experiences in Bali? Comment and share below!
1. Potato Head Beach
Potato Head Beach Club is located in Seminyak, Bali. It is a must do here as its famous for the views and good vibes. Enjoy the cabanas, infinity pool, beach access, and live DJ sets here. You can even stop by just for lunch and experience the swanky atmosphere. The service here is 5-star quality. Try their mango-coconut desert and you will not be disappointed!
2. Tegenungan Waterfall
Take a half-day trip to the Tegenungan Waterfall. This huge waterfall is situated in a lush jungle setting and is open to the public. Be prepared to do some major stair climbing, as its quite the trek. But, the view is completely worth it, and you can cool off in the waterfall as soon as you reach it! Once you reach the waterfall, you can also climb to the very top of it using a different pathway for a small fee, giving you an incredible aerial view. There are no barriers once you trek up to the top of the waterfall, so make sure you are being extra cautious and safe. There are plenty of stalls selling drinks, snacks, and fruits on your way up and down. Get there as early as you can as it can quickly get overcrowded with tourists and take some cash with you just in case!
3. Ubud Monkey Forest
I’ am a huge fan of the Monkey Forest in Ubud! In addition to playing and interacting with the monkeys, you can explore the beautiful forest here by taking a variety of scenic pathways. You can spend as much or as little time as you want here. The price is reasonable at 50,000 IDR or about $3-4 USD. Be careful in your interactions with the monkeys though as they can get a little crazy and belligerent at times. Listen to the caretakers and take care of your belongings. Place anything that can be pulled off of you into your bags because the monkeys will try to snatch stuff off of you as they can be pesky little thieves. Buy some bananas from the locals at the Monkey Forest to get some great interaction and photos with them!
4. Tegallalang Rice Terrace
The Tegallalang Rice Terrace in Ubud has to be one of the most beautiful landscapes in Bali. It’s intricate irrigation design results in breath taking and fascinating views. Take some time in the early morning or afternoon during sunset to go check out the terrace. You can even take a walk through the terrace and climb to the top. Enjoy a fresh coconut drink and a splendid view!
5. Bike Tour Through Ubud
Taking a bike tour through Ubud is a must do! This is one of my top favorite bike tours I have been on during my travels. You get to see the beautiful landscapes on the outer-skirts of the city, interact with the locals, learn about the village life, and other fun experiences that I don’t want to ruin for you. The bike tour is pretty casual, as most of it is downhill. All in all, this is a great experience you do not want to miss out on. This is the company we booked our tour through: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g297701-d3931670-Reviews-or10-Greenbike_Cycling_Tour-Ubud_Bali.html
6. Jungle Fish Bali
Jungle fish is a hidden gem just 10-15 minutes North of Ubud. It’s part of a greater resort and spa, but you don’t have to be a guest there to benefit from the experience. It’s a great place to chill at on a sunny day and take a dip into the immaculate negative edge pool situated in the middle of the lush jungle. It’s gorgeous landscape view is the perfect backdrop for your next Instagram post. You can get all day access to the pool, facilities, restaurant, bar, and shower at a reasonable price of 100,000-150,000 IDR or $7-11 USD.
7. Spa Massages
Treat yourself to a daily massage or two. Massage spas are on every corner in Bali and they are a relaxing way to end your day. The quality of Balinese massage is excellent, and they are incredibly affordable. A half-hour foot massage typically costs $3-4 USD. An hour body massage can cost $ 7-10 USD.
8. Visit the Gili Islands
Take a couple of days and venture out to the infamous Gili Islands. They are just Northwest of Lombok, Indonesia and offer incredible beaches, sunsets, and the environment for both the party scene and relaxation. Once on the islands, transportation is only by horse carriages and bikes; so, pack light! It’s about a 1.5-2-hour boat ride from Bali.
9. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
While Bali is full of stunning and historic temples, the Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple is not one to be missed. Take a half day trip here to look at this incredible water temple on Lake Bratan. It offers spectacular scenic views with a beautiful backdrop of the mountains.
10. Go to a Balinese Dance
Attending a Balinese dance is a must see in Bali. The performances are vibrant, enthusiastic, and a great way to immerse yourself in the traditional Balinese culture.
11. Take a Yoga Class at the Infamous Yoga Barn
If yoga is your thing, you will love the Yoga Barn in Ubud! It’s a great place to get your Zen on, offering a lot more than just yoga classes such as gear, spas, massage centers, hang out areas, raw-food café’s, and even accommodations for those who want to experience a real yogi retreat.
12. Waterbom Bali
Waterbom Bali is described as the # 1 best waterpark in all of Asia, and it does live up to its claim! You can spend a full day going on high adrenaline water slides, relaxing in the lazy river, lounging in a cabana, or even having an entire spa day here.