10 Best things to do in Bali
Bali, also known as the Island of the Gods, and it’s easy to see why it’s one of our popular destinations in Asia for an unforgettable multi-centre holiday. Combine the lush ancient rainforests of Ubud with the cool, fun and vibrant coastline of Seminyak for an unforgettable holiday or honeymoon. Tick off some amazing bucket list moments on your Bali holiday with our 10 best things to do in Ubud and Seminyak below.
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Known for sprawling rice terraces, private pool villa accommodation, ancient temples and thrilling excursions, Ubud is a destination for enjoying the outdoors.
Tegallalang Rice Terrace
The stunning Tegallalang rice terraces are easy to get to and offer beautiful, scenic and dramatic vistas with stunning overlays of neat wild rice fields. While here, capture the breathtaking rice terrace as you swing across the lush green fields on the Terrace River Pool Swing!
White Water Rafting
Stretching 75km from the northern mountains area all the way to Badung Strait at Sanur, the Ayung River is Bali’s longest and widest river, making this an excellent place to enjoy some thrilling white water rafting. There are six grades of difficulty in white water rafting, depending on experience and thrill-level. Children as young as 9 and adults as old as 65 can enjoy the excitement of white water rafting, making it great bucket list activity to do in Bali for family holidays and honeymoons. Pass the spectacular scenery along the way as you swerve through the Ayung River through lush green rain forest, rice fields, carved stone walls and waterfalls.
Ubud Monkey Forest
Home to around 700 monkeys and 186 species of trees, set within 12.5 hectares of lush forest, Monkey Forest is a popular attraction to add to your bucket list when in Ubud. As well as this, you can explore three temples in the area of Scared Monkey Forest Sanctuary; Pura Dalem Agung, Pura Beji and Pura Prajapati.
Mount Batur or also referred to as The Kintamani Volcano is an active volcano surrounding the stunning Batur caldera lake. Take in the views early in the morning to catch the mesmerizing sunrise to begin your day with nature. This popular trek is great for adventure-seekers; take the winding road down to the lakeshore to Toya Bungkah, Ulun Danu Batur temple and a number of hot springs.
Pura Taman Saraswati Temple
Known as the ‘Ubud Water Palace’ this beautiful Balinese Hindu temple is dedicated to the goddess Sarasvati. Located right off the main road of Jalan Raya Ubud, a visit here is one for the bucket list. Featuring a beautiful foyer with a lotus-filled pond, classic Balinese architecture and there’s a Café too that overlooks the pond. During the evening, the temple is beautifully lit and hosts regular dance performances.
Seminyak’s beautiful sandy coastline is brimmed with cool things to do to end your Bali holiday with total relaxation.
Double Six Beach
Relax the day away on a beach bag at Double Six Beach. This 500-metre sandy beach the northernmost strip of Legian and southernmost beachfront of Seminyak. Lined with hip bars and restaurants, there’s always somewhere to explore for a tipple and great all-day dining.
W Bali Sunday Brunch
Spend your Sunday at the ultra stylish W Bali Seminyak’s Starfish Bloo for its legendary Sunday brunch overlooking the beach. This culinary experience is one not to be missed, enjoy free-flowing champagnes, wines, beers, selected cocktails, soft drinks and juices. Tuck into delicious Pan-Asian and International flavours with a variety of cooking stations such as the seafood buffet, dessert station and roasted meat stand.
Mrs Sippy Bali
Featuring the largest salt water pool in Bali, Mrs Sippy is the coolest place to take a dip (or plunge into the pool from the 5-metre diving board) and enjoy music from DJs around the globe that come here to spin the best tracks. When you’ve cooled off in the saltwater pool, re-energize in the restaurant with open-air kitchen offering a menu of fresh and locally sourced ingredients, then wash it down with a shaken signature cocktail.
Potato Head Beach Club Bali
Hang out at one of the most popular chill-out venues on the shores of Seminyak at Potato Head Beach Club, which is conveniently located next to W Bali Seminyak. There are 3 restaurants to choose, from seafood to authentic Indonesian cuisine and casual pizzas, plus there’s an excellent cocktail bar mixing up signature creations.
This one of a kind Bali Hinduism temple is not far from Petitenget beach and features beautiful classic Balinese architecture and is one of six important sea temples in Bali.