10 Ways to Experience The Best of Bali

Is Bali on your travel wishlist this year? We’ve got the best of Bali right here: Ride the waves Bali’s huge waves are perfect for surfing. Ready to ride out the waves? Newbies should head down to Kuta for affordable but professional lessons, while advanced surfers should head up to Canggu for bigger waves. Find […]

  • November 13, 2019

Is Bali on your travel wishlist this year? We’ve got the best of Bali right here:

Ride the waves

canggu

Bali’s huge waves are perfect for surfing. Ready to ride out the waves? Newbies should head down to Kuta for affordable but professional lessons, while advanced surfers should head up to Canggu for bigger waves.

Find your center in Ubud

yoga

The island’s spiritual hotspot is the perfect place to get healthy and get in shape. Yoga enthusiasts will delight in the different studios to practice in, while foodies will enjoy the countless restaurants and family-owned institutions serving up traditional Balinese food, along with organic, gluten-free, raw, vegan, or vegetarian options.

Hike the rice terraces

bali rice terraces

You’ve seen the beautiful photos of the lush rice terraces, now it’s time to see them in person. Head over to the ones in Tegalalang, a stunning and unconventional spot for sunrise. You might be tempted to stay in bed and get up late, but the earlier you get there, the lesser the crowds will be.

See the ancient temples

ulun danu

You’re bound to trip over one temple after another in Bali, so you don’t need to visit all of the ancient temples on your guide book. Make a pit stop in the iconic and impressive ones such as Pura Saraswati, Tanah Lot, Taman Ayun, Tirta Empul and Besakih.

Savor a cocktail in Seminyak

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Teeming with restaurants, bars and beach clubs facing the beach, Seminyak showcase the hip and happening side of Bali. Check out the sunset parties and sip a cocktail at Potato Head, Ku De Ta or Cocoon, where you’ll be rubbing elbows with some of the island’s beachgoers and expats.

Trek a volcano

mount batur

Bali is home to four, active volcanoes: Mount Agung, Mount Batur, Mount Bratan and Mount Merbuk. Hire a guide, put on a comfortable but hardworking pair of shoes and try to reach the top just in time for a breathtaking sunrise.

Sign up for a class or workshop

batik painting

The Balinese are a creative bunch and it’s only fitting that you learn from the experts. Choose your art: batik painting, lontar weaving, jewelry making, or stone carving, then bring home a souvenir that you crafted yourself. You can also sign up for any of the cooking workshops so you can whip up your own Balinese meal when you get home.

Watch a Balinese ritual or performance

legong

Bali is home to traditions – there’s always some local celebration, ritual or dance happening at any given night. Visit the tourist center for a complete list of events and take your pick! If you can, try to check out one of the most famous ones, like the mysterious fire dance ritual performed in Uluwatu or the vibrant dance show in Ubud Palace.

Sample the seafood in Jimbaran

jimbaran

You can get your dose of seafood anywhere in Bali, but Jimbaran does it with reasonable prices. Keep your belly and your wallet satisfied with the charming beachside restaurants and family-run warungs, where freshly caught seafood are grilled over burning coconut husks.

Get a dose of luxury

luxury

Bali can be an affordable travel destination if you know where to look, but it can also be a luxurious vacation for those who have more room in their budget. Splurge and book at least one night in one of Bali’s beautiful beach villas, treat yourself to a head-to-toe pampering session in the spa, or cap off the trip with a romantic, candle-lit dinner by the beach.

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