Things to do in bali

Bali is one of the most amazing places on earth, there so much things to do in Bali; but you do have to do some planning ahead to ensure that you see all of the places of interest. You should loop your days together so that you can tackle as much as possible – after all, how often do you really get to Bali?

While everyone will have different ideas about the “Things to do in Bali” here is a breakdown of some of our favourites:

Things to do in Bali :

Uluwatu Temple – Pura Luhur

Things to do in bali: Kecak and Fire Dance at the Uluwatu Hindu Temple
The Kecak and Fire Dance at the Uluwatu Hindu Temple

If you want to see some religious culture, the Uluwatu Temple in Pura Luhur is a beautiful scene for almost anyone to see. Perched on the edge of a limestone cliff, it is as stunning up close as it is far away. It is situated on an island (that also has some beautiful beaches and surfing spots). The temple is beautiful and well made, and it is still open for tours.

Once there, keep walking uphill at sunset and you will be able to see one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see – and get some great Instagram photos.

Kuta Beach

Things to do in bali: Kuta Beach in Bali
Surfboards on the Kuta Beach in Bali

If you love the beach and surfing, a visit to Kuta beach is just what you need. The most famous beach in Bali, it sits across from a sand bar, so you don’t have to worry about cutting your feet on sharp reefs. You can rent a surf board if you want to try surfing, or you can get a body board if you want to err on the side of caution. Many people will be here and willing to help you out, as this is a gathering of locals and tourists.

Many local hotels even offer courses on surfing so that you can be safe.

Pura Tanah Lot

Things to do in bali: Tanah Lot
Batu Bolong Temple in Tanah Lot

Another beautiful rock formation you can visit is the Pura Tanah Lot, which has deep roots in Balinese mythology. It is one of the seven temples that circle southern Bali – many will try to visit all seven. A great tip is to visit when the tide is low so that you can walk right there.

Bali Treetop Adventure Park

Things to do in Bali: Bali Treetop Adventure Park
Bali Treetop Adventure Park

For those with children who have the energy to spare, the Bali Treetop Adventure Park is a fantastic place to go. You will feel right at home as you are surrounded by lush forests and beautiful trees. Children do have to be over 4 to have any fun here, and everyone should be at least somewhat physically active and fit.

The park has a range of circuits where you can swing, fly, hang, and glide through the air and look around at all of the sights.

Dolphin Watching: Lovina

Things to do in bali: Dolphin Watching in Lovina
Dolphin Watching in Lovina

If you love dolphins and dolphin watching, Lovina is one of the best places to hop on a sightseeing boat. You will leave at dawn, so be prepared for an early morning, but this is certainly something that you want to see. There are many dolphins here, and they are often quite active and jumping around.


Things to do in Bali: Pura Saraswati Temple Ubud Bali
Pura Saraswati Temple in Ubud before the Dancing Show

Ubud gets a bit of a bad reputation because many single women like to go here. It is in the heart of Bali, and it is one of the most lively, inventive, magical places you’ll see. It is packed with tons of people, a lot of cultures, and beautiful goods. You can go to museums, temples, or walk through the gardens and parks. This is such an interesting place to visit and you can make an entire day of it if you want.

The Paddy Fields of Tabanan

A trip to Bali isn’t complete without going to the Paddy Fields of Tabanan. These lush paddies sparkle in the sun like a field of emeralds. This is a fantastic place to learn about cultivating rice – you can even go in and pick some of your own rice.

Hiking the Sacred Mount Agung in Bali

Things to do in bali: Hiking Mount Agung in Bali
Hiking Mount Agung in Bali

Do you love adventure, or do you simply want to have some physical activity on your trip to Bali? After eating all of the great food and partaking in a few cocktails, you might feel like you need to move around a bit. That is why many travellers want to conquer  Mount Agung, the highest mountain and active volcano in Bali Island. Check our guide Hiking the Sacred Mount Agung in Bali – What You Need to Know.

Bali Party Pub Crawl

Things to do in Bali: Bali Pub Crawl
Bali Party Pub Crawl in Seminyak

The Bali Pub Crawl is a nightlife experience unlike any other you have ever experienced. It opens up the Bali nightlife scene, allowing you to take in as much as you want with people from all over the world – including the very young and those who are only young at heart. Not only that, but everything is curated perfectly so that if you don’t like one thing, you are assured to like the next thing. However, there are no duds on this tour; you will find something to like at each and every stop.

There is quite a bit to do in Bali, and these are just a few ideas that you might not find on other lists.

Planning for your next holidays in Bali, check these articles

  1. Bali Accommodation: 10 Best Hotels & Resorts in Bali
  2. Hiking the Sacred Mount Agung in Bali : What you need to know
  3. Bali Nightlife: Bali Party Pub Crawl
  4. Luwak Coffee from Bali : The most expensive coffee in the world 

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