Bali is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, and with good reason, as this island which is known as the ‘Island of the Gods’ is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Surrounded by azure seas and edged with golden beaches, Bali is of course a surfer’s paradise, and if you are looking for a beach holiday then there is no better place to find it than this gorgeous island set in the middle of Indonesia.
As well as sea and sand however Bali has a huge number of other attractions to enjoy such as temples, caves, waterfalls, museums, and markets, and if you like history and culture then you can spend hours learning the local legends and Balinese traditions in places like Ubud.
1. Go surfing in Kuta
If you haven’t surfed before or are just looking for some gentle waves then you have to come to the most famous beach in Bali which is Kuta Beach.
2. Visit Ulun Danu Temple
Ulun Danu Temple lies at the edge of Baratan Lake in Bedugul in Bali.
This pretty building is dedicated to the goddess of the lake and is one of the quietest and most serene places on the island.
3. Have fun at Bali Treetop Adventure Park
If you want an adrenaline packed afternoon then make your way to Bali Treetop Adventure Park where you will find a range of rides surrounded by lush forests.
4. Have lunch at Bebek Bengil in Ubud
Bebek Bengil means the ‘Dirty Duck’ in Indonesian and is one of the best loved restaurants in Ubud.
The restaurant backs onto a pretty rice field and the main specialty here is the duck which comes in a variety of different dishes.
5. Go muck diving in Padang Bai
Padang Bai is situated in the east of Bali and is most famous for its diving.
There are seven different dive sites that can easily be reached after a short boat trip from the shore and whatever your diving experience there is something for everyone here.
6. Relax at the Yoga Barn
Bali is known as a place to relax and find enlightenment and with that in mind head for the Yoga Barn which is one of the most famous yoga retreats on the island.
7. Strap on a jetpack in Tanjung Benoa
Tanjung Benoa is the place to come in Bali if you want to try water sports and you can find a range of different activities on offer.
One of the most exciting however is strapping on a water jetpack which will let you fly up into the sky to a height of 10 meters and sessions usually last around 20 minutes.
8. Spend time in Sidemen
Sidemen is often left of many traveler’s itineraries which is a shame as it offers you the perfect alternative to more crowded spots like Ubud.
9. Buy some silver in Celuk
Celuk is a village located in Sukawati which is known for its silver smiths.
Around 30 minutes away from neighboring Ubud, you can easily visit for the day and walk along the main street of Jalan Raya Celuk where you will find a huge array of silver studios with ornately designed silverware for sale.
10. Marvel at Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple is probably the most famous attraction in Bali and is a Hindu temple that sits atop a large and scenic rock formation.
Over the years the sea has separated the rock from the mainland, and at high tide the rock is completely surrounded making this one of the most amazing sights in Indonesia.