So, you’re looking for a getaway that will tick off a lot of things from your travel bucket list. Take out ten minutes from your time and check out what’s in it for you to check out this epic island in the Indonesian archipelago. Find the best beaches in Bali, nightlife in Bali and the best time to visit Bali.
In our opinion, every day is a great day in Bali – all year round. There is always great activity in Bali and many reasons to return again and again!!! Read on to find some of the best of Bali for 2019.
You may be single looking for some adventure or traveling with a young family and wanting a special family holiday. Celebrating Anniversary, any special occasion or just need to escape a dreary winter. Below, we have put together some great things to do in Bali (in no special order), things that will make your Bali holiday memorable and fun. Tropical pools and ice-cold drinks await you – read on and we will see you soon in BALI.
1- A dream climate
Bali has amazing weather all year round. While you will often find more rain between November and March – the temperature always seems to hover around high 20 degrees (Celsius) or around 90 degrees (Fahrenheit). Evenings are temperate and the days are perfect for lazing by the pool or experiencing some of the Bali tranquility or adventures.
2- World-class surfing
If you are traveling with kids and want to try surfing or are hanging with some buddies looking for some world-class surfing, Bali is your place. There is an abundance of surf schools in Bali and plenty of guides to show you how to find the best reef breaks or beach breaks on this amazing island. One of the amazing things about Bali is that everything is within close proximity to everything. Hire a car, a bike with surfboard racks or get a driver to deliver you to some amazing surf spots littered all around this amazing island. FUN FACT – In 2019, the WSL (World Surfing League) changed one of the International comps from Australia to Canggu (pronounced Chang-Goo) in Bali. If it’s good enough for the pros then you will find a break suitable for everyone – experts and beginners.
3- Unforgettable outdoor activities
Bali White Water Rafting
Bali’s Ayung River is within close proximity to the cultural epicenter of Ubud and about one-hour from Bali’s international airport. This rafting adventure is suitable for anyone between 5 years and 65 years and will have you screaming with delight as you pass through 12kms of river bumps with remarkable scenery. Mason Adventure Tours have been operating in Bali for 30 years and are the largest operator in Bali for rafting. Full transfers and lunch provided by your hosts at the Mason family and friends.
Mount Batukaru Track
The cycling begin from Pura Batukaru,the temple located on the slope of mount Batukaru we will paddle down through cacao,coffee,and rice paddy field with amazing panorama of green and yellow colour. The track is about 25 km and take about 3 hours. It is good all levels of cyclist.
Ubud Cycling Track
At Luwus Village where it begins. First stop at Bali Agrotourim to see various plantation and tasting coffee,cacao, tea and other herbal drink. Then begin your cycling on a small concrete road passing numerous vegatation, rice field, villages, temples and beautiful panorama, route finish at Ubud.
Waterbom Bali was voted by TripAdvisor as Asian’s best water park in Asia for 2018. This makes Waterbom as a ‘must see’ destination for your trip to Bali. If you want to chill out by the pool and grab some drinks at the pool bar, or take the kids on some of the more relaxed or extreme water-slides, you are guaranteed some laughs and great memories at Waterbom Bali. Conveniently located in Kuta, Waterbom is a great way to spend a day chilling out or getting the adrenaline pumping here in Bali. www.water-bom-bali.com
4- Majestic shrine
Tanah Lot is an iconic shrine found off the West Coast of Bali and is about a 30Km from Denpasar. This 16th century shrine was famed to be the work of Hindu religious figure, Dang Hyang Nirartha, a respected religious figure in Bali. This is one of the most photographed shrines in the world – and while you will find this landmark sometimes overwhelmed with tourists, one cannot argue the beauty of this majestic structure. Definitely worth a visit late afternoon for an unbeatable sunset.
5- One of the best scuba diving destination in Indonesia
Of course scuba diving gets a mention here. So, you may ask ‘where is the best diving in Indonesia’? The island of Bali is notorious for some of the best diving in the world with amazing sites for beginner to expert divers. There is an amazing WWII shipwreck located in Tulamben (north east Bali), some remarkable and untouched landmark dive sites in the north-west with Menjangan and then a Bali highlight is to visit Manta Point at Nusa Penida – about 45 minutes by speedboat from Sanur, home of Bali Scuba. Our team at Bali Scuba manage all hotel transfers, provide lunch, towels, entertainment and often a few cold drinks at the end of some diving with the diverse marine life around Bali. Manta are seen year all year round as are Mola Mola (particularly from June through until December for the Mola). Bali hosts a beautiful array of micro, macro creatures – the big guys meet with the tiniest nudi-branch around Bali. Warm waters all year round with Bali Scuba boasting 19 years of operating in Bali – here to offer all PADI Courses and Fun Dives.
6- Restaurants and Bar
If you are after some amazing bars and restaurants then Bali is the place for you to visit. Every budget is catered for in Bali – from USD 1.50 beers to exotic cocktails on the cliffside. There is something for everyone. Hang out at your local Warung (restaurant) and experience some local cuisine and a few Bintangs (the local beer), or pack your swimmers and drinking shoes and hit Ku De Ta, Potato Head, Motel Mexicola or some of the many western-style bars that are open through the night, every night. And for a more sophisticated meal then Bali offers romance and relaxation in Ubud, Uluwatu, Canggu and Seminyak or head to Jimbaran to find some of the great beachfront seafood restaurants. Take a look at this list for some of the notorious eateries in Bali…
Omnia Beach Club is a remarkable day club and its restaurant, Sake no Hana, have been meticulously planned and is one of the must-see destinations of the Bali region. This remarkable cliff affords you the breathtaking 180 degree panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Amazing food, beverages, music and is suitable for all ages (depending on how late you plan on staying out… ?) One Eighty Bali is another remarkable cliff-top restaurant/bar/club that offers unparalleled views and a glass bottom pool that hovers six-metres over the cliff edge. Both will give you a great day/night out with some memories that will take you back for more.
7- Diamond Beach in Nusa Penida
Think of one of the most tranquil beaches imaginable and you will find it here on Nusa Penida, a small island around 45 minutes out from the south-eastern coast of Bali. With white sand, a cool ocean breeze, calm waters and untouched beauty. Great place to visit, remarkable opportunities for amazing photos and chilling out away from the more tourist-populated areas of Seminyak, Kuta, Legian and Canggu. A great way to spend the day or drop over to Nusa Penida to relax and unwind. Take the kids, go solo or take your partner for a romantic day on this beautiful beach. Easy to get to and easy to stay!!!
Remember, this list of some great things to do in Bali only really skims the surface. Book one of the many inexpensive flights available from your home city and benefit from many direct flights into Bali Ngurah-Rai International Airport. Once you touch down, you will have the world of opportunities at your fingertips without breaking the bank. Bali affords the traveler a vast array of activities regardless of whether you are traveling on a tight budget or first-class all the way. Traveling solo of with the kids – you will be sure to find memories await you here in Bali Indonesia.
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