Bali is the dream travel destination for many travelers. It is an island filled with lots of iconic itineraries having cultural, religious, and aesthetic values. Bali, also called the ‘island of Gods’, is the ideal destination for beach lovers. The sandy beaches with shallow sea offer the ideal place to spend your vacation.

If you love to spend the vacation near a rural environment, then Bali has options. Nature lovers have ample options to be close to trees, animals, and waterfalls. Bali is a gift from mother nature.

Let’s check out the best things to do in Bali during your trip.

Sekumpul Waterfalls

Sekumpul Waterfalls | Image Credit: dreambigtravelfarblog

The cold breeze coming from a waterfall heals both our mind and body. Senkumpul waterfall consists of seven waterfalls making it different from the other waterfalls on the island.

The best time to visit the waterfall is anytime between mid-morning and 2 pm. The waterfall receives the best lighting from the sun during this time. If you are visiting Bali, then don’t miss visiting Sekumpul waterfall.

Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple | Image Credit: theworldtravelguy

You should not miss visiting Uluwatu temple during your trip to Bali. It is one of the most famous temples in the country. The temple is situated in a magnificent clifftop setting above a surf spot. ‘Ulu’ in Balinese stands for ‘tip’ or ‘land’s end’ while ‘Watu’ refers to rock.

The best time to visit the Uluwatu temple is in the evening. The scene of sunset offers an incredible view that combines evening sun rays with the sky and sea waves. Bali citizens believe that the Uluwatu temple protects Bai from evil sea spirits. Only Hindus can enter the temple. But the sunset Kecak dance performances will tell you that it is worth visiting the place.

Ubud Art & Culture

Ubud Art & Culture | Image Credit: shortcutbalitour

If you want to get closer to Balinese art and culture, then Ubud is the best place to visit.

Ubud Art Market is the place to buy souvenirs for your loved ones. You will find paintings, sarongs, cravings, and homewares in the stalls. You need to bargain to get discounts at the market.

Art workshops are conducted in the local village. If you are on a family trip to Bali, then attend a workshop with kids. Traditional painting, jewelry making, and mask-making activities are available for you.

Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace is just opposite the market. You can attend a traditional Balinese dance performance in the evening. The colorful costumes and hypnotic music will take away your tiredness.

Ubud Monkey Forest

Ubud Monkey Forest | Image Credit: theworldtravelguy

You will find lots of things to do in Bali. Many photographers and animal lovers like to visit the Ubud Monkey forest. It takes only 10 minutes to walk to the forest from the town center in Ubud.

Ubud Monkey Forest is home to long-tailed macaques. Monkeys freely roam inside the forest. The pathways stretch along with thick forests of giant banyan and nutmeg trees. This forest is an example of the harmonious coexistence between humans and animals.

The Ubud Monkey Forest protects rare plants.  ancient temples are also found inside the forest. You must keep an eye on the belongings. The playful monkeys try to stole food, hats, and bags. So it is better to keep them in the room. Don’t take food into the jungle. Monkeys can hurt you while trying to take food. making direct eye contact with the animals and making them aggressive.

The Nusa Islands

The Nusa Islands | Image Credit: bluecornerdive

The Nusa Islands is a calm place that is not crowded with lots of tourists. If you plan to go for a honeymoon in Bali, then Nusa Islands is a great place.

You can surf, dive, snorkel, kayak, and stand up on the paddleboard at seawater. The top attractions in the Nusa Islands include Mushroom Bay, Dream Beach, and Devil’s Tears. Seaweed harvesting is a common sight around the islands as many locals make living by seaweed farming.

Nusa Lembongan island is one island from the most popular three islands. It is situated about 20 kilometers offshore from Sanur and is easy to access by speedboat. The other island named Nusa Ceningan is away from a bridge. The largest island among the three islands in Nusa Penida. You can visit the bird sanctuary, rock formations, and caves on this island. It is one of the best places to dive. You can enjoy the beauty of manta rays, turtles, and sunfish while diving.

You can easily find accommodation that fits your budget. A range of accommodations that includes rustic huts to luxury villas is available in Nusa islands.

Surfing in Bali

Surfing in Bali | Image Credit: wavehousebali

No matter whether you are a beginner or an experienced waterman, Bali offers surfing spots comfortable for anyone. Bali is one of the most popular surf destinations in the world. The warm water, pumping surf breaks, and tropical vibes invite anyone to surf here.

Uluwatu beach is the most famous surfing spot in Bali. Many famous surfers come to Uluwatu. If you are a beginner, then Padang Padang is a great location to start surfing. Though the spot is best during the dry season, it is also comfortable in the wet season.

You should never come back from Bali without surfing in the warm water. Even surfing classes are available for tourists who don’t know how to surf.

Bumbu Bali

Bumbu Bali | Image Credit: bewishbali

Do you love to taste traditional food in the Bali islands? Then Bumbu Bali matches your choice. It is a cooking class that includes a trip to the local markets. So it offers you the chance to learn cooking. You can serve the family or friends a tasty Indonesian meal after coming back from the trip.

To Sum Up

Bali is an island that is on the bucket list of many tourists. It offers lots of different experiences for any type of traveler.  No matter what budget you are having, Bali offers lots of handy options. It is better to plan your trip before coming to Bali. Otherwise, you will lose many beautiful sceneries inside the islands. Don’t leave anything inside the Bali islands that destroys the beauty of this nature’s gift.