what to do in Bali ?
With so much to do available in this spectacular holiday destination, choosing what to do in Bali can sometimes be a challenge. There are a great range of Bali tours and activities to suit everyone, whether you simply want to enjoy the great outdoors, indulge your sense of adventure, take in the breathtaking architecture of Bali’s famous temples, or soak up this rich ancient culture. However you want to spend your time on the island, there are a wide range of Bali tourist attractions to suit you.
When thinking about what to do in Bali, the first thing that comes to mind is enjoying the beautiful beaches, fantastic weather, crystal clear waters and amazing rice paddies that cover the island. Snorkelling and scuba diving are a particularly popular way to explore the tropical waters of Bali however if you’re up for a bit of adventure, white water rafting is also a lot of fun. However, if you prefer to simply relax, there are a number of scenic beaches where you can sit back and work on your tan.
Bali is renowned for its stunning natural environment where lush jungle and vibrant rice paddies meet a shimmering sea. However, just off the beaches there are a number of amazing natural attractions to be found including the Kintamani Volcano, Tampak Siring, Elephant Caves Temple, Bat Cave Temple, Tirta Gangga Water Palace and more in East Bali. Enjoying breathtaking views from the tops of Bali’s mountainous terrain, these Bali tourist attractions are most easily accessed with a tour group.
Another of the iconic Bali tourist attractions are the ornate and beautifully decorated sacred temples that are scattered across the island. Offering some amazing photo opportunities, these temples provide an insight into the religious underpinnings of the Balinese culture. Visit the Besakih Mother Temple and Ubud as well as the Ubud and Tanah Lot Temples or, further southwest, Pura Luhur, the Uluwatu Temple and Jimbaran Bay. Best viewed on a tour, a rich history is etched into these captivating temples.
The unique culture of the Balinese people is a very compelling part of its popularity as a holiday destination and exploring this fascinating way of life is one of the things that should be top of your list for what to do in Bali. Bedugul and Tanah Lot are home to a number of interesting sacred sites while Singaraja in the north of Bali is home to royal temples, flower markets and cheeky monkey’s that epitomise the spirit of Bali. However Ubud is considered the cultural hub of Bali and offers the heart and soul of Bali’s arts, culture, local crafts and markets.
Nusa Lembongan-Duration:1 day.This island located in the east side of Benoa.The sun,white sand.corals,blue ocean,strong waves,make this place perfect for diving,surfing or snorkeling.
- Water Cruises
The cruise agencies will offer exciting water activities packaged.such as water slide,snorkling and scuba diving.See the island’s exotic marine life and colourful corals from the comfort of the semi-submersibli coral viewer.Try snorkling for a closer look or enjoy a host of other activities,like unlimited banana boat rides.
Nusa Penida- Duration:1 day with a population of 45,000 people and atropical climate,makes this little heaven perfect place for diving and snoerkling.But beware of the strong pull current! You don’t want to be swept away,then better play at safer ground.
- Diving & Snorkling
If you have never tried any of these sports,and would like to,then you only have to start in Sanur or Tanjung Benoa where you can rent equitment at the dive centres at the local dive centers.Most of dive centes offer international diving certificates (PADI),but be sure to check the PADI Resort Code.life insurance and medical facilities.Choose a five satr diving centre that has PADI approval rating.
Where to dive?
East of Bali : Gili Tepekong,Gili Biaha and Gili Mimpang-only for professional divers.
South of Bali: Nusa Lembongan-One of the best diving location.The corals make an excellentreason for you too dive in these places.But once again,beware of strong currents!
North of Bali: Menjangan island- This7,000 acres island is located at Taman Nasional Bali Barat.Morning dives are magnificent at Menjangan island.
Lovina Beach – This beach has beautiful calm water,which make it the perfect place to teach your children diving.
Ceningan Islan- Located in the eastern part of Bali.Because of its friendly current,amateur diver can improve their skills at this island.
This exhilarating experience is a must for all thrill-seekers.For those unfamiliar with it,parasailing turns you into a human kite suspended hundreds of feet above the emerald green waters of Tanjung Benoa Gulf Stream.
White Water Rafting
Rafting or white water rafting is the recreational outdoor activity of using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is often done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970s, evolving from individuals paddling 10 feet (3.0 m) rafts with double-bladed paddles to multi-person rafts propelled by single-bladed paddles and steered by a tour guide at the stern. It is considered an extreme sport, and can be fatal.
Otherwise known as the International Scale of River Difficulty, below are the six grades of difficulty in white water rafting. They range from simple to very dangerous and potential death or serious injuries.
Grade 1: Very small rough areas, might require slight maneuvering. (Skill level: very basic)
Grade 2: Some rough water, maybe some rocks, might require some maneuvering. (Skill level: basic paddling skill)
Grade 3: Whitewater, small waves, maybe a small drop, but no considerable danger. May require significant maneuvering.
Grade 4: Whitewater, medium waves, maybe rocks, maybe a considerable drop, sharp maneuvers may be needed.
Grade 5: Whitewater, large waves, large volume, possibility of large rocks and hazards, possibility of a large drop, requires precise maneuvering.
Grade 6: Class 6 rapids are considered to be so dangerous that they are effectively unnavigable on a reliably safe basis. Rafters can expect to encounter substantial whitewater, huge waves, huge rocks and hazards, and/or substantial drops that will impart severe impacts beyond the structural capacities and impact ratings of almost all rafting equipment. Traversing a Class 6 rapid has a dramatically increased likelihood of ending in serious injury or death compared to lesser classes.
- Surfing & Bodyboarding
There are so many surfing sites on the island.But Nusa Lembongan has the perfect wave for all kind of surfers,from amateurs to professional.If you don’t have your own board,you can always rent at Kuta Beach or Sanur.
Where To Surf ?
PadangPadang,Nusa Lembongan and Uluwatu-for propessional surfers only! Canggu-for experienced surfers! Nusa Dau-September-March are good month for surfing.For experienced surfers! Madewi Beach -for amateur surfers. Kuta & Legian- Advisable for beginners.
- Kuta: fast beach breaks
- Legian: Not quite as fast or heavy as Kuta,but almost.
- Bukit Peninsula
- Bingin: fast barreling wave
- Deamland: some say mellow,others say heavy,check it on high tide first if you’re not sure
- Padang-Padang:it’s Balinese for “ouch,my head went boing boing on the reef when I wiped out’ Good luck.
- Uluwatu: not for beginners but great to watch on a big day from the tea shop on top of the cliff.
If you prefer to keep your feet on the solid ground,than these are a list of activities that you can enjoy in Bali .
It takes three to four hours to climb Mount Agung,the highest mountain in Bali,and a day to reach Mount Batukaru.Having guide is must!For those who crave for challenge,try Mount Rinjani in Lombok,you will a full there days of excitement!