Top 10 things to do and see in Bali

Top 10 things to do and see in Bali

Bali is one of the world's most desirable island destinations. Besides having lovely beaches, the allure of this Indonesian tropical paradise includes soaring seaside cliffs, scenic rice paddies and mystical temples.

Here are some of the best things to do in Bali: 

1. Shop and chill at Kuta 

The Kuta area is bustling with budget hotels and stalls selling cheap surf wear, souvenirs and food. Walk down a Kuta street and there are bikes and cars buzzing past and people trying to sell things wherever you go. If you are tired of shopping, head to Kuta Beach to party or chill at the cafes and pubs.

 2. Indulge in Seminyak 

Seminyak is the trendy neighbourhood where the expat community stays. You can find designer shops, luxury villas and swanky bars there. Feeling hungry? There are a lot of international restaurants and cafes for you to choose from!

 3. Visit Uluwatu Temple – Pura Luhur 

This temple is home to numerous wild monkeys and it’s a great place for photo-taking. Don’t wear any loose-hanging accessories as the cheeky monkeys may steal them from you!

 4. Sunbathe on Balangan beach 

Balangan beach is rather secluded without being packed with tourists. Great for reef surfing, lazing on the sun loungers or exploring the rock pools on the reef. 

5. Visit Tanah Lot 

Tanah Lot is one of the most visited spots in Bali and a main temple for the worship of the Balinese gods. Its dramatic landscape on the ocean makes it perfect for photo opportunity.Visit during low tide so that you can experience walking across the water to the temple. 

6. Go surfing 

Bali is a paradise for surfing enthusiasts. Whether you are an amateur or professional in surfing, there are plenty of surf spots for you to choose from!

 7. Have a retreat in Ubud 

Ubud, Bali’s hub for arts, crafts, dance, food and music is located amongst scenic rice paddies. Spend the afternoon visiting the art galleries and immerse yourself in Balinese culture. Ubud is good for spa retreats, yoga and massages too.

8. Try the local food 

Try the local food such as satay, Nasi Goreng, Bakso soup or Babi Guling from the Balinese street stalls and you will be surprised at how good the food tastes. If you crave for seafood, go down to Jimbaran Bay at night and feast on the freshly-caught seafood from the nearby waters.

 9. See and be seen at Ku De Ta 

Ku De Ta is a must-visit when you come to Bali. This trendy beach club is a magnet for the rich, the famous and the wannabes. Perched on the ocean front, the club serves amazing cocktails and has an incredible sunset view.

 10. Be awed by the dolphin sightings at Lovina 

Take a boat trip at Lovina and leave the beach at dawn. You will find a school of dolphins happily jumping by. Lovina is also great for chilling out in cafes and with live music.


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