Bali has been a top destination worldwide for adventurous tourists over the years and was nominated to be the Number One destination on several occasions and just recently by Indonesia.Travel and Trip Advisor.
We at Bali Ideas feel you deserve to know the top 6 things to do in Bali, either you are an adventurous traveler, enjoy leisure or family activities. Here are our top 6 things featured below.
Waterbom Bali is a family venue offering a once in a lifetime adventure. Inside this massive 3.2-Hectare waterpark, which is Suitable for families, friends or couples there is something for everyone, as you have several slides from easy to more speedy slides.
Easy Slides: Funtastic and Lazy River. Moderate: Python and Superbowl.
For the Extreme: Smashdown 2.0, Twin Racers, Pipeline, Climax and many more.
The waterpark also offers Gazebo at an additional cost, which can be very useful for groups and families enjoying the park together. In addition to the waterpark they have full variety of food stalls and snacks. Tickets ranging for single entry pass to family pass and offers pick up and drop off. This is definitely a venue to be recommended for first time Bali travelers or even residence of Bali.
Tanah Lot Bali
Tanah Lot is located in the west side of Bali and is one of the most visited Temples in Bali. It is said Tanah Lot is to be the work of the 16th-century Dang Hyang Nirartha. When he travelled along the south coast he saw the rock-island’s beautiful setting and decided to stay until well rested. Nirartha then spent the night on the little island. Later he spoke to the fishermen and told them to build a shrine on the rock as he felt it to be a holy place to worship the Balinese sea gods. Later in 1980 the Indonesian government rebuilt the Island and today one third is artificial. While Tanah Lot has a strong history, it is the number one visited temple in Bali. With its fantastic layout and picturesque landscaping, tourists come to this fantastic destination for pre-wedding photos and holiday photos for the memory books.
Entrance fee is IDR 30 000 – 60 000
Photo by James Mason-Hudson
Sacred Monkey Forest - UBud
The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is located in the center of Ubud and it is the number one attraction in Ubud. This is where worship happens in all the temples, providing a lush garden and jungle view with the many monkeys residing in the jungle. The attraction of taking photos with monkeys climbing on you and playing with your hair or taking some pieces of banana is worth gold but be aware, some are friendly and some are a bit more mischievous.
Entrance fee is IDR 25 000 – 50 000
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Tegalalang Rice Terrace one of the famous tourist destination in Ubud and Bali and its situated in the north village of Ubud named Tegalalang Village. Its features amazing rice terrace views sets on the cliff. People all around the world come here to take photos and explore the terraces and enjoy the views with a local cup of coffee or fresh coconut at one of the many local restaurants called warungs. There is no entrance fee on this venue but there is a small fee for car parking.
Bali offers world class diving on several diving spots and to name a few: Tulamben with the USS Liberty Shipwreck from WW2, Menjangan Island with the coral drop offs, Crystal Bay with Mola-Mola fish and Nusa Penida at Manta Point with Manta Rays surrounding you. These dive spots are world famous and they deliver every time, either macro diving or visiting the bigger fish such as Mola-Mola and Manta Rays. What to expect in Tulamben; Fantastic diving ins and outs of the shipwreck seeing turtles and stone fish, this is very moderate and many beginners do their Open Water course at this location, diving off shore.
Photo by Bali Blue Oasis
Surfing in Bali has been happening for a long time already and it’s no secret Bali is considered as a top surfing destination. People from all over the world come to Bali to ride the challenging surf spots of Uluwatu, Padang-Padang and Balangan beach. Here the waves exceed 10-13 feet on a daily basis and can become as big as 25 feet on big swells. Kuta, Legian and Canggu also cater for a larger crowd with beginner and advance courses. You will find that the beaches are full with surf instructors who are ready to help you surf your very first wave. It is though recommended to start with someone who has been referred to you by friends or take a course at a Surfing School to get professional service and help.
Private classes starts from IDR 300 000 per day until 1 200 000 for a 3 day course per person.