Updated: Jun 4
Whatever you want to do, you will probably find it in Bali and you can easily spend a month here and still only see a fraction of the sights on offer. The hardest part of a holiday here is choosing where to go first and what you want to see
1. Nusa Penida
Nusa Penida is just thirty minutes away from Bali. The natural paradise is definitely worth a day trip from Bali. You won’t find the snazzy beach clubs, organic cafes or trendy restaurants here, but Nusa Penida is still worthy of a visit.
It houses some of the most photogenic sights in Bali. Topping it off, Nusa Penida owns some mind- blowing views and natural beauties. The ocean is turquoise and crystal clear. The strong also strong as it crashed the rocky cliff. Everything in here will spoil your eyes. Visiting Nusa Penida is one of the top things to do in Bali.
2. Ulun Danu Temple
This landmark in Bali lies at the edge of Baratan Lake was dedicated to the goddess of the lake and is one of the quietest and most serene places on the island. The surrounding temple area is believed to have been a worship site and centre for religious rituals since the megalithic period.
This temple is one of famous sites in Bali surrounded by cold weather and owns the magnificent view which makes impression for every visitor. The magnificent views of the lake in the backdrop of the mountains have made this temple a popular attraction for tourists and photographers.
3. Monkey Forest, Ubud
In the heart of Ubud is a forest without a fence where monkies roam free. The entire area is a nature reserve and you can walk around and take in the scenery as well as take photographs of the monkeys.
You can buy bananas to feed the primates from the main entrance but beware to your belongings due to the monkeys have been known to grab anything from the visitors. The big old rainforest is a beautiful walk and at some locations, the monkies are relaxing or getting fed to keep them calm. Don’t worry, there is monkey police is they start to get annoying.
4. Uluwatu Temple
This temple is build at the edge of a 70 meters high cliff projecting into the sea. Because of its unique location, visitors to the temple have to take a long stone stairway to reach it. If you want truly spectacular views and architecture then make sure not to miss this off.
Visitors must wear a sarong and a sash, as well as appropriate clothes common for temple visits. The sunset from this location is one of the things you must see in Bali. One
thing you should remember, beware of the monkey at here too!
5. Kuta Beach
Kuta beach is also known as Sunset Beach, as opposed to the Sunrise Beach, another name for Sanur Beach. Bustling sandy stretch lined with restaurants & resorts, a well-known spot for surfing & sunsets.
Kuta is one of Bali’s most famous and popular areas. So if you’re looking for peace and quiet, it might not be your cup of tea. However, if you want to people watch and indulge in some partying in the evenings, Kuta will be right up your alley. Surfing, sunbathing, drinking, shopping – it’s all here on the stunning white sands of Kuta.
6. Sanur Beach
Sanur Beach is a beautiful white sandy beach with calm and warm seawater located in east part of Denpasar Town. It is located only four kilometers away from Denpasar and it can be easily reached via car or motorcycle.
The waters of Sanur are protected by a long string of offshore reefs, creating large, warm shallow, safe lagoons that are perfectly clear and excellent for swimming, snorkeling and a whole array of water sports. Sanur beach is ideal for families looking for a peaceful and quiet vacation.
7. Mount Batur
Mount Batur is an active volcano and a very popular trek in Bali. Mount Batur is popular for climbing. You can observe the sunrise from the ridges of this Bali volcano on early morning trek. Hiking Mount Batur starts several hours before the sun rises.
The early morning wake-up call is totally worth it once you make it to the top of Mount Batur and you see the sun rising. You will get an experience spectacular views of the sun bursting onto the horizon in a riot of oranges and yellows and slowly spreading over the caldera and lake below.
8. Tanah Lot
Apparently, most people believe Tanah Lot as a romantic island of Bali. The silhouette of Pura Tanah Lot is one of the most popular iconic features of Bali. Tanah Lot is located in Tabanan, only around 30 km away from Denpasar.
The temple is located some 300 meters offshore. Imagine the image of a Balinese temple perched high on the rock that has been shaped over time by the tide, facing the wide open ocean. With the crashing waves below and the dramatic colors of the dusk sky as background, lit by the slowly disappearing sun.
9. Tegallalang Rice Paddles
Tegalalang rice terrace field became well-known by tourists and recommended as a place to visit in Bali. A truly awe-inspiring sight, the beautiful green rice paddies stretch on for what seems like an eternity.
The Tegalalang rice terrace alone offers a scenic outlook that spreads down before you and away to the rice paddies on the slopes across the valley. The high roadside location is cool and breezy and it is a well-known spot for tourists to stop and take photos. As a result, visiting the Tegalalang rice terrace has become one of the best things to do in Ubud by the traveler.
10. Bali Handara Gate
Actually Bali Handara Gate is the main gate to a golf resort. Handara Gate at this resort is surrounded by lush green mountains, crater lakes and the equatorial rain forest that creates stunning backdrops. It is become a must visit place amoung tourist and photographer lover. One of the most instagramable spot in Bali.
The dark Balinese style and massive size of the gate looks incredible in photos. It’s best to head there as early as possible to beat the crowds. Prepare your camera for capturing this iconic spot and creating your own viral moment at the Bali Handara iconic gate.