Located in Indonesia, Bali is THE island you must visit at least once in your lifetime! From its abundant wildlife to its prestigious temples, the island is full of surprises that will fulfill all your adventure desires. When researching the best things to do in Bali, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Whether you’re a local realizing you’ve yet to fully explore Bali island or a first time visitor seeking adventure, these stops will help you catch a glimpse of Bali’s beating heart.
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1 – Discover UNESCO classified Jatiluwih rice terrace
A key to the Balinese psyche is the subak system of rice-field irrigation. Terraced rice fields cut smooth contours across the hilly region. It is classified at UNESCO with the primary objective of conserving cultural goods. It is a key to the Balinese psyche with the subak system of rice-field irrigation.
2 – Splash into a world of aquatic adventures at Waterbom Bali
Located in South Kuta, Waterbom sets itself in a lush tropical garden with many great rides and attractions. This all-ages water park with attractions and rides range from mellow to extreme. It’s been voted as the best water park in Asia on TripAdvisor. Their philosophy is to be the safest, greenest and cleanest waterpark in Bali since the park opened nearly 23 years ago. Definitely one of the best things to do in Bali for kids!
3 – Go horse riding in Canggu
Enjoy a comfortable horseback ride on a secluded beach and experience the natural beauty of Bali. It is the ultimate riding experience located at Canggu beach with sunset view.
4 – Taste awesome chocolate at Pod Chocolate Factory and Cafe
Pod Factory is a local artisan chocolate factory in Ubud, Bali. A must visit attraction to see chocolate being made from bean to bar. They create chocolate at source on the tropical island of Bali located at the heart of rice paddies in Carang Sari.
5 – Learn Mepantigan martial art in the mud
Mepantigan is a traditional act combining Balinese martial art, fire dance, drama and music. Before they get into the sludge, the participants have to learn proper techniques on how to attack, to pin down their opponents and to fall safely. Furthermore, scientists have discovered something that children have always known… playing in the mud can lift your mood.
6 – Swing with the feet in the water
Bring your children in the middle of the sea and push them on a rope swing while admiring the most beautiful sunset in your life. The perfect way to mix family moment with a peaceful atmosphere.
7 – Watch the Devdan Show
The Devdan show is Bali’s most spectacular stage that will take you on an exciting journey throughout Treasure of the Archipelago’s cultural heritage with a breathtaking mix of traditional and modern dance, heart-pounding acrobatics, dazzling illusions, and amazing music.
8 – Spend a day at Marine and Safari Park
Bali Marine & Safari Park offers a fun day out and serves as one of the island’s largest and most visited animal theme parks which opened its gates in 2007. It is home to over 100 species with some of the rarest and endangered animals in the world. Enjoy the beauty of unusual animals and try the jungle hopper, tiger, rhinoceros, and leopard.
9 – Take a bath at Aling Aling Waterfalls
Aling Aling Waterfall is located near Singaraja in Bali. It is a picturesque waterfall complex consisting of 7 secret waterfalls with unique side-by-side waterfall top. Trek to Aling Aling Waterfall to discover Bali jungle.
10 – Take a stroll at Marigold Field Forever
It’s easy to imagine how wonderful it could be to be in the middle of flower fields full of marigold! Open your nose and smell the unique aroma of marigold while hiking and admiring this orange sea!
11 – Visit a unique car temple
Set atop of a 200-meter limestone cliff, the Pura Paluang Temple could be the most unique temple you’ll visit in Bali. What makes this Hindu temple unique is the ancient statues that are very strange as they are shaped like cars.
12 – Cuddle bunnies at Dandelion
Situated in Canggu, the Dandelion is a restaurant that provides typical Indonesian cuisine. One of the restaurants you have to try if you want to discover the Indonesian food style. You can also cuddle the cutest rabbits in the restaurant’s garden!
13 – Enter the shadow of the Elephant Cave
Goa Gajah, or Elephant Cave, is located on the island of Bali near Ubud. This temple is an archaeological attractions monastery of Buddhist monk and Shivite priest with a history dating back more than 1,000 years this cave was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage tentative list.
14 – Follow the sound of water and head to Tegenungan Waterfalls
Located near Ubud, the Tegenungan Waterfall is a great spot to take incredible snapshots. It is also possible to take a bath under the scenic fall. Even the way to get there is wonderful with paved village roads lined with stretches of green rice fields on both sides.
15 – Climb the Tree at the Treetop Adventure Park
Located next to Indonesia’s biggest botanical garden, the treetop adventure park brings you atop of beautiful trees and with breathtaking views. You will experience new feelings never felt before by enjoying fun air environment on top of the trees. Undoubtedly a thing to do in Bali with childrens!
16 – Get wet at Kanto Lampo Waterfalls
Located in Gianyar next to Ubud is a hidden new paradise site in Bali. The Kanto Lampo Waterfalls is a Scenic, seasonal waterfall cascading down a stepped rock wall into a shallow wading pool.
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17 – Visit Penglipuran village
Penglipuran village is a traditional town which has its own character. Located at 625 meters above the sea level, around 6 kilometers from Bangli City, and 1 kilometer from Kubu Village, Penglipuran is one of the quietest and clean villages in Bali. People here are still using the old technology to their daily lives.
18 – Witness Bali Arts Festival
The Bali Arts Festival 2018 is the 40th event running and its going to be better than ever. From the 9th of June to the 7th of July, it brings the island’s cultural scene to life with daily exhibitions, performances and an array of art-related activities such as traditional dance, music, and crafts. Definitely, a must-do Festival in Bali.
19 – Go shopping at Kumbasari Art Market
The Kumbasari Art Market is part of Denpasar’s most iconic market, located right across the Badung River, on the opposite of the Badung Traditional Market. It is the largest market in Bali and acts as a sort of flea market for many island goods. As it’s a traditional market, you should expect it to be a little dirty and smelly, but this is the truly Bali experience.
20 – Be amazed at the Green village
Green Village is in a local Bali Village. It is a unique community of homes designed by IBUKU from natural materials & built-in symbiosis. The way how bamboo is treated and made into unique houses makes it A magical place nestled above the sacred Ayung River Gorge. This “village” is an eco-initiative led by Ubud’s Elora Hardy and her team at Ibuku with architects, designers, and master craftsmen.