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Things To Do

Bali is known for its beaches, waterfalls, rainforests, rice fields, temples and culture. There are a lot of things to do in the island, it depends where you are staying and what are your interests. We listed some recommended places to visit, things to do, day clubs and restaurants to try. Also, please note that most places in Bali have entrance fees. Most public spots have minimal fees that starts from 50 cents to $7. Always bring cash(IDR).

North Bali - Lovina Beach

Located in north coast of Bali, Lovina beach is famous for its black sand. Spend a day and chill on the beach or book a dolphin watching or snorkeling tour. It is the only part of Bali where you can watch dolphins on their natural habitat.

North Bali - Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall

With an average hike of 30 minutes, you can already hit four different waterfalls on this location. Do not forget to bring water and snacks as to there are no vendors around the area. If you are planning to swim, bring water shoes.

North Bali - Banyumala Waterfall

One of the most amazing waterfalls in Bali and a good place to swim. Less crowd, too. From car park, it takes 15-20 minutes to get to the waterfall by foot.

North Bali - Sambangan Secret Garden

Located in Sambangan Village, this garden is surrounded by forests leading to different waterfalls. Trek ranges from 2 hours to whole day. Upon arrival on location, they will offer you different packages and routes which will determine how long the trek will be. Please note this is compulsory as tour guides are needed in getting around the area and for your safety as well.

North Bali - Banjar Hot Springs

Centuries old natural hot spring. Water here is believed to be holy by the locals.

East Bali - Taman Tirta Gangga Temple

Privately owned by a royal family, Tirta Gangga is known for its lavish water gardens with pools, ponds and fountains.

West Bali - Palasari Catholic Church

First Catholic Church in Bali built between 1953-1958. Today, it holds the name of Paroki Hati Kudus Yesus (The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus) and has the largest number of Catholics in Bali.

West Bali - National Park

Best known for birdwatching and snorkeling, West Bali National Park will show you the exotic part of Bali. Guided tours are recommended.

Central Bali - Tegenungan Waterfall

Great waterfall to check out if you are around Ubud. You have to climb down the stairs, with around 200 steps to reach the waterfall. Another option if you do not want to do the stairs is to dine in or buy a drink at Omma Day Club. It is a restaurant with a great view, located beside the waterfall. There is also a glass bridge close to the waterfall if you want to try crossing a glass-bottom bridge.

Central Bali - Kanto Lampo Waterfall

This seasonal waterfall is very scenic. Unlike other waterfalls, you can reach this one easily without hiking for hours. Within 15 minutes, you will reach the waterfall spot.

Central Bali - Tibumana Waterfall

This waterfall is hidden inside the jungle. You have to go through a staircase to reach the waterfall. There is also a temple nearby that you can check out. It is recommended to go to this beautiful waterfall before 11am, to avoid crowds.

Central Bali - Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon

This a 2-hour trek between rocks and rivers. If you do not know how to swim, exploring the hidden canyons is not advisable. There are 3 canyons in the area but you can also do just 1 if preferred. Tour guides are required.

Central Bali - Sacred Monkey Forest

It is one of the best things to experience in Bali. You can see a lot of wild monkeys in this forest and interact with them.

Central Bali - Pura Tirta Empul

Built in 10th century, this is one of the busiest temples in Bali. Locals use it for purification rituals but tourists are allowed in the holy spring too.

Central Bali - Bali Safari

Great activity for families. They also have a Night Safari package which includes after dark pass in the safari and dinner.

Central Bali - Bali Zoo

If you do not want Bali Safari, you can try Bali Zoo. They have a package where you can have breakfast with orangutans.

Central Bali - Celuk Village

Traditional Balinese village to shop gold and silver. They offer jewelry making class too which is recommended to book in advance.

Central Bali - Ubud Art Market

Best place to buy souvenirs from Bali. Most vendors sell the same item so if you are not happy with the price, move to the next vendor. Do not forget to haggle. There is no fixed price on Bali markets.

Central Bali - Alas Harum

Located in Tegallalang, which is famous for their rice terraces, Alas Harum offers a lot of activities in one location. You can try the famous Ubud swing, zipline, sky bike, coffee and tea tasting, and many more. It also has a restaurant on site.

Central Bali - Sanggraloka Farm

A child-friendly farm located in Ubud. They offer Balinese cooking class, have pool, river, mini zoo and restaurant on site. You can also try their swing, floating meals or flower bath. Or if you want to ride a bicycle and explore the paddy fields, they offer that as well on this farm.

Central Bali - Junglegold Chocolate Factory

It is Bali's most famous local chocolate. They use plant-based milk. When you visit, you can try different chocolates and you can make your own chocolate as well. They have coffee and chocolate drinks too. Package is IDR 100.000/pax and includes: - Garden and factory tour - Chocolate making (take away) - Chocolate tasting (15 variants)

Central Bali - Coffee and Tea Plantation

Bali is known for their coffee and tea and there are a lot of places where you can try this. Our favorite place to try this is Satria Coffee & Tea Plantation in Ubud. They let you sample their coffees and teas for free and you can purchase some on their gift shop after.

Central Bali - Ayung River Rafting

Experience river rafting on the longest river in Bali. Best paired with an ATV ride in Ubud. The river rafting and ATV ride package costs 1,150,000 IDR per person. Lunch is included. *This is a discounted rate provided by Family Bali Tours. Please reach out to them to book in advance. Minimum of 2 persons to book.

South Bali - Padang Padang Beach

Small, nice white sand beach to swim and surf. It is popular because of the movie "Eat, Pray, Love." It is recommended to go there in the morning to avoid crowd.

South Bali - Melasti Beach

Another white sand beach with blue waves in the south most part of Bali. Nice beach to swim and relax. You will find a lot of Warungs in the area. If you are looking for a beach club, Karma Beach Club is at the end of Melasti beach.

South Bali - Karma Beach

It is an exclusive beach club, close to Melasti Beach. Visitors that are not staying in the resort, need to book in advance for a day pass. Day pass includes cable car ride and credit for food and beverage. You cannot access the pool with day pass. It is a bit expensive but a really great club with stunning view.

South Bali - Green Bowl Beach

Small stretch of white sand beach in a remote area close to Uluwatu. You can only access the beach during low tide. From the parking, you have to climbed down 300+ steps. The stairs going to the beach is in the forest and populated with wild monkeys so be careful of your belongings. There are 2 caves on this beach as well.

South Bali - Uluwatu Temple

Balinese Hindu temple with mesmerizing cliff-top views. Best time to go here is before sunset. You can encounter wild monkeys in here but be careful of your belongings. Monkeys here are naughty and would steal your stuff in exchange for food. They also have Kecak fire dance show during sunset but you have to book early.

South Bali - Oneeighty | The Edge Bali Beach Club

Oneeighty is a beach club, part of The Edge Bali. It is famous for its glass-bottom pool overhanging the ocean. If you are looking for a day club with spectacular views, try this place.

South Bali - The Cave | The Edge Bali

For a unique dining experience, you can try The Cave by Chef Ryan Clift. It is located in The Edge Bali. They offer seven course and ten course menu for lunch and dinner. Reservation is required and prices start from 1,600,000 IDR.

South Bali - Tanjung Benoa Beach

White sand beach with calmer waves, great for swimming. Tanjung Benoa is also popular for different water sports. There are 3 packages we created for you: 1. Glass bottom boat ride + visit the turtle island (500,000 IDR) 2. Parasailing + banana boat + jet ski (650,000 IDR) 3. Parasailing + ocean walker (750,000 IDR) *This is a discounted rate provided by Family Bali Tours. Please reach out to them to book in advance or if you prefer a different package. Minimum of 2 persons to book.

South Bali - Bali Camel Safari

It is 300,000IDR for a 15-minute camel ride along the Nusa Dua beach. After the ride, you can try other water sports in the area. *This is a discounted rate provided by Family Bali Tours. Please reach out to them to book in advance.

South Bali - Balinese Cooking Class

If you are interested to learn how to cook some Balinese dishes, the cooking class by Chef Bagus in Kuta is perfect for you! You will learn 12 different recipes from him. His cooking class is 500,000 IDR per person and 250,000 IDR for children.

South Bali - Beachwalk Shopping Center

Located in Kuta beach, this is a great place for shopping, dining and entertainment. There is a gallery on the upper floor if you want to check Indonesian textiles. They have a rooftop bar as well.

South Bali - Kuta Night Market

Try the local street food and shop for inexpensive items. Opens at 6pm.

South Bali- Rock Bar

One of Bali’s best bars, located in Ayana Resort & Spa. They give priority to their hotel guests but it is worth to try. Their sunset view is amazing. They also have minimum spend on F&B.

South Bali - Jimbaran Bay

If you love seafood, this place is for you! It's a series of restaurants on the same area. You can have seafood dinner by the beach. You can ask your driver for restaurant suggestions but personally, we think most restaurants here offer the same menu.

Nusa Penida Island

This is 40 minutes from mainland Bali by speedboat. We personally did not like the island but some people might. The Bali photos you see on social media are mostly taken on this island. It is really a beautiful island but there is not much to do aside from picture taking. They have day tours. Family Bali Tours can arrange it for you if you want to visit the island. Most people in Nusa Penida are not fluent in English too so communication can be a little challenging and if you hate cigarettes, do not go. Most locals here smoke and you can smell it everywhere.

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