If you’re visiting for the first time you’ll definitely love to do many interesting things around Bali. During my six days solo trip to Bali, I gladly enjoyed tasting organic and authentic Balinese fruits and food. It was a fun to shop a lot from the local boutiques. Needless to say about many adventures on the beaches. And watching the traditional Kecak Dance at Uluwatu Temple during sunset was mind-blowing. Like that there are many things to do and see in Bali, Indonesia. So, here is the list of 10 top interesting things to do in Bali during your trip.
Table of Contents
- 1 Watching Traditional Kecak and Fire Dance
- 2 Trekking at Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
- 3 Surfing at Kuta Beach
- 4 Speed Boating on the Lake Beratan
- 5 Sea Walking at Tanjung Benoa Beach
- 6 Artistic & Traditional Balinese Shopping
- 7 Hot Water Bathing at Banjar Holy Spring
- 8 Taste Organic Mandarin Fruit from Kintamani
- 9 Seafood Dinner at Jimbaran Beach
- 10 Have Kopi Luwak or Luwak Coffee
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Watching Traditional Kecak and Fire Dance
Isn’t it so interesting to watch any dance performance where no musical instruments used to provide sound? Every day during sunset hour a large group of Balinese artists keeps repeating the word ‘Kecak’ which provide the sound effects. And others performed through dance the epic story of Ramayana. If you visit Uluwatu Temple or Pura Luhur Uluwatu during this hour, must enjoy this unique dance performance.
All audience will be provided one paper where written the story behind the Kecak and Fire Dance along with the entrance ticket. This traditional Balinese dance is much popular among tourists at Uluwatu Temple. To avoid the rush and get the seat must collect ticket as early as possible. Moreover, you can also enjoy Kecak Dance from Pura Tanah Lot.
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Trekking at Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
The lush green rice terraces are one of the top attractions in Bali. And Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is the massive one and significantly beautiful in all way. Trekking is the real fun to let you know all about Subak, the ancient irrigation system. The breathtaking view of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is truly worth to visit during your Bali trip.
The long or short trekking at Jatiluwih is easy if you follow the arrow sign properly which lead you to the exact way. After trekking, you can have lunch nearby local restaurants and also enjoy the remote view of this wonderful rice terrace.
Surfing at Kuta Beach
Kuta Beach is the topmost attraction among surfers in Bali. Surfing is a must-try water sport to take fullest Balinese adventure. It was too cool and interesting to watch surfing at Kuta Beach.
If you have the desire to learn surfing, then Kuta can be the perfect place for you. The big waves of this sandy beach are undoubtedly best for surfing.
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Speed Boating on the Lake Beratan
A bit of adventure is not a bad idea at the most beautiful and natural Lake Beratan in Bali. Speed boating on Lake Bratan or Beratan can be the ultimate travel fun while enjoying the breathtaking landscape view of the entire lake.
Lake Beratan is also known as the Lake of Holy Mountain. Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, the beautiful water temple created an extra beauty on Lake Beratan. For trying different water sports, you have to get the separate ticket.
Sea Walking at Tanjung Benoa Beach
It was so interesting to enjoy sea walking for the first time while loved to play with many colorful fishes. Tanjung Benoa Beach is the popular destination in Bali to enjoy all kind of adventure on the sea water.
You can take 15 to 30 mins Bali SeaWalker tour under the water. The specific water sports center will take you to the right spot by boating to enjoy sea walking.
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Artistic & Traditional Balinese Shopping
In Bali you’ll find many artistic home decors, carving on wood and stone, wall paintings, glass mosaic all are exceptional artworks worth to buy. Ubud Traditional Art Market is the popular one to shop unique Balinese art and crafts. Balinese handmade bag is too stylish and goes with any outfit. For trendy outfits don’t miss to check many boutiques for shopping in Bali around Seminyak and Sanur.
Balinese Woman Knitting Crochet – On the Way To Gitgit Waterfall
There are many local boutiques along with brand shops in almost all popular destinations in Bali. I loved to see their various Kushikata or Crochet Design on the stylish outfit. It is better to buy from the local market for saving money and also maintain the unique design and quality.
Hot Water Bathing at Banjar Holy Spring
Banjar Hot Water Spring is one of the popular tourist attractions in Bali. The water of this spring is naturally hot and sacred. Sacred hot water bathing became popular here. It is too relaxing and refreshing. It says that bathing here can give you the pure remedy of any body pain. Many of them found it useful. Interesting fact!
Banjar Hot Water Spring
After collecting the entrance ticket, you can enjoy your time at Banjar. Must carry extra clothes to change after the bath else can buy from the outside of the local shops.
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Taste Organic Mandarin Fruit from Kintamani
There are many tropical fruits in Bali you might like to try for the first time. If you visit Kintamani you’ll see many Mandarin fruit trees and local vendors are selling on the road. It looks like orange and the taste is almost same. But locals don’t use Mandarin fruit to make juice.
It was worth to buy and eat the fresh and chemical free organic Mandarin from Kintamani Village. Some other fruits I loved to try in Bali are Durian, Mangosteen, Snake, and Maracuya or Passion Fruit.
Seafood Dinner at Jimbaran Beach
There are many beaches in Bali to enjoy many adventures but the idea of seafood dinner at Jimbaran Beach sounds romantic yet interesting. There are many open-air cafés at Jimbaran offers the best seafood with the exotic sunset view.
I became late to watch the sunset while coming back from Uluwatu Temple. However, I enjoyed the sounds of the beach waves with the taste of my favorite Ikan Bakar.
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Have Kopi Luwak or Luwak Coffee
I was too astonished when first time heard about Luwak Coffee which made from Animal Poo. Luwak Coffee is the world’s expensive coffee but you can buy at a reasonable price from Bali. It was interesting to know the whole fact about the animal Luwak who eats only fruits. The coffee beans produced from this animal smells like other beans only.
I saw the whole traditional coffee processing at SW Agro or Segara Windhu Coffee Plantation in Bali. You can also have the taste of this roasted coffee from the restaurant here or any other coffee plantation around Bali.
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16 thoughts on “10 Top Interesting Things to Do in Bali”
Love this guide! Just got back from Bali and wish I would have read it beforehand! Great tips and looks like you had a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing!
A pleasure to know you found this post helpful. Hopefully, you’ll have much fun next time. Much love! 🙂
Isn’t Bali just the best! So much to see and experience. I’ll have to get to Banjar Hot Water spring next time, it looks beautiful!
Yes, Bali is truly magical. I wish to back again 🙂
I visited Bali 2 years ago and loved it. Unfortunately spent there just less than a week so it’s still more to see for me. I find this post very informative, definitely will consider your recommendation. Did not know that Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is UNESCO World Heritage Site, fully deserved btw. I just have mixed emotions after seeing Luwak Coffee Center, where unfortunately I saw animals in cages. I always thought that they just go around on the fields and looking for their poop. But I guess not. I am all about ecotourism and hate seeing animals being in captivity. Anyways, Safe travels, keep on writing awesome posts!
Hey Margarita, I agree with you and also hate the same way you do. And so it was really too surprising for me to know the whole fact about Luwak and this coffee over there. Just for getting the more benefits they leave them in cages. Anyways thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. Safe travels and much love to you!
Perfect post for me right now. We’re exploring southeast asia (in chiang mai right now) and will be working our way down to Bali at some point and we’re both incredibly excited for this part of our trip. This list has become an #OfficialReference. Haha — thank you!
Hahaha, sounds incredible. Enjoy your trip!
Hey Nafisa, what a wonderful post! Bali was recently mentioned on our list of cheap places to travel to. It looks like such a wonderful time. I love all your photos! It makes me want to drop everything and go now! Keep up the amazing work. You have a great page.
Hey thanks much, keep inspiring!
I want to do all those things! The food, the underwater adventures, the rice paddies they all sound fantastic. I hope to get there some day.
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