Best Things To Do in Bali

Best Things To Do in Bali

Many people believe that ‘Bali Tropic offers too many amazing things, that one visit will never be enough’. Yes, it is so true. There are so many things to do in Bali. Bali offers you beautiful tropical beaches and landscapes, highly-valued culture and tradition, friendly Balinese people, and last but not least, beautiful and unique local handicrafts. These might be just some of great things in Bali that will certainly attract tourist to come again and again.

Somehow, from my latest trip to Bali, I find out much more things to do in Bali “the paradise of tropical island”.

Today you can also add to my list above, the attraction of a myriad of activities catering to both the action oriented holiday maker and the more staid. Things to do that will absolutely blow you away.

Here is a starter list of best things you may want to try when you are next in Bali:

Bali Cruises
Another great thing to do in Bali is cruising in Bali. You do not need to get worried about the range of boats that you can have when you are cruising in Bali. Nowadays Bali has a great selection of safe boats to choose from. All you need to do is just picking one of the Bali cruising as you wish. Go for a fun filled family outing or go more adventurous with some of the latest cutting edge crafts which deliver the speed. Some of the great offers cruising in Bali are Bali Hai Cruises, Sea Safari Cruises and Bounty Cruises.

Bali Diving
If you are a water sport lover, diving in Bali is definitely a thing to do in Bali. By doing so, you are required to have PADI. So, just put your PADI license to use if you already have one, or if you are a diving newbie, you may just jump and try it to get your PADI certificate. A range of dive organizers for the experienced, and dive schools for the new comers are available to choose from. Some offer PADI 'Youth Scuba' courses for ages 5+. Bali diving will certainly be an adventure of exploring the sea that you might never forget.

Bali Surfing
Many people are coming to Bali for watching or doing surfing in Bali. Bali surfing is well-known because the beaches in Bali offer great experiences for the surfing lovers. If you come to Bali with your board, then it is assumed that you must’ve known where to go. However, Bali surfing is for everyone, even for the beginners. If you are keen to learn, there are many schools to choose from, just head for the beach! Whilst Kuta is a good all rounder, Uluwatu, Padang-Padang, and Balangan can provide some great tubes to test the more experienced. (some offer surfing lessons for ages 5+, so the whole family can enjoy surfing all together). Surfing in Bali is worth to be put in your things to do in Bali list.

Bali Fishing
Fishing in Bali will give you a different fishing experience from other places. So, yes, Bali Fishing is another great thing to do in Bali, especially if you love fishing. Challenge yourself to get one of the biggest fish in the sea. Go after that marlin or try your hand at yellow fin tuna! Most boats provide full tackle, bait and a running commentary, a friendly, giggly banter which makes the day out that much more enjoyable. (fishing boats from Benoa Harbour or Sanur).

Jet Skiing in Bali
Jet skiing in Bali will certainly be more challenging. The other advantage while you are having a jet skiing in Bali is that you can also enjoy the Balinese great beaches. Re-create those favorite Baywatch moments! However, due to their environmental impact, it is only available at some selected beaches across the island. (for example, it is available at Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua).

Bali Wind Surfing
Another water sport that you can challenge is the wind surfing in Bali. Bali wind surfing will demand you to maximize the almost continuous winds found in Nusa Dua or Sanur. You can rent a board, and head out, or take one of the courses designed for beginners. Put this one if your list of things to do in Bali, and enjoy the breeze.

Dolphin Watching
(Juga Tulis tambahan dikit yang mengandung kata Watching Dolphin in Bali)
You might not able to see Dolphin in just whenever places. So, I am now saying that Bali will be a perfect place to enjoy these adorable creatures swimming freely in the sea. Watching Dolphin in Bali will be another must thing to do in Bali.

Enjoy these all-time favourites in their natural habitat. They are at their best first thing in the morning. Also, the soft hues of the sun-rise provide amazing colours for the photography enthusiasts. However, you will need to plan ahead for this one, since Lovina is in the North of the island, and you will more than likely be staying in a hotel or a rental villa in the south.

Again, when you do have adrenalin, you can put Bali paragliding in your list of things to do in Bali. One perfect place to have Bali Paragliding is Uluwatu. All you need to do is throwing yourself off the sheer cliff faces of Uluwatu into the Indian Ocean , and enjoy the spectacular view from the above. As a beginner you can enjoy great tandem jumps with well qualified professionals with great safety records.

Elephant Safari Park
The Elephant Safari Park Bali is arguably, one of the best in South East Asia! It is in a great location and landscaped gardens. Don't forget to write the elephant safari ride in you must do things in Bali list.

Bali Bird Park
Bali Bird Park shall be in your ‘things to do in Bali’ list. There are so many bird species that you might want to see in Bali Bird Park. Some people think that the Bali Bird Park is a serious place where experts spend sometimes to study these species. However, you don't need to be a bird watcher to enjoy this colorful park. You may just want to take a morning off, and discover the beauty of an array of tropical birds Bali has to offer. My suggestion, it will even be better if you arrive later in the afternoon, and enjoy some amazing sun-set melodies. I am sure that it will be a great choice for enthusiasts and families. (located at Taman Burung - open 08:00 - 18:00 daily)

Helicopter Tours
Helicopter tours in Bali is another great offer that you can have in your list of things to do in Bali. It can be one of the greatest experiences of a life-time. Spectacular views over Bali even Lombok. Take in the gentle rice terraces from the best vantage point, or get up close and personal with a volcano! Helicopter tours in Bali will be quite expensive though, but it will certainly be an experience that you never forget. (Air Bali)

Dance Performances
Be enthralled by unique Balinese dances! Try to catch one of each of: Kecak, Legong and Fire Dances, at least. These dancing performances are things to do in Bali that you must never skip from. Balinese dances are one of the most beautiful and unique dances that I have ever seen. There are dozens of different troupes to choose from, each with their own following. Keep in mind, shows in hotels and tourist restaurants offer vanilla flavor, and sometimes mechanical re-creations of the real thing. Head out to some of the villages, and you will be handsomely rewarded with the authentic fare.

Bali Shopping
When I put the designer shopping into my ‘things to do in Bali’ list, I am not talking about the faking product that you might also find in the streets of many other Asian locations. I am talking about the original product made by inspiring designers that makes Bali shopping as an option that you cannot leave behind. In the recent years, Bali shopping has attracted some of the most talented original designers, and artists from around the world (both the East and the West). This coupled with the inherent artistic capabilities of the Balinese, means that Bali today enjoys a large number of original designer shops. You can find anything from post-modern lighting installations, to Imperial Chinese style sideboards, and from original water fountain designs to some of the best jewelry designed and manufactured anywhere in the world. Shopping in Bali is really fun!

If you want another challenging sport, go-karting in Bali is perfectly suited your things to do in Bali. Only for those who get withdrawal symptoms from being away from the hustle and bustle of big-city life! All the noise, thrills and danger of the real thing! When you do go karting in Bali, there are some choices of single or double carts that you can choose from.

Bali Golf
There are18 hole courses available across Bali, offering you the best golf in Bali. Each of them will give you different experience. You might also find that one seems to be more beautiful that the other. Relax on an easy course, or challenge yourself to one of the more demanding courses designed by professionals. Either way, don't miss the spectacular views over the Indian Ocean or one of Bali's great volcanoes. Most courses in Bali are to international standards, and many offer clubhouses and recreational facilities for the rest of the family. Golf in Bali will definitely be put in a list of things to in Bali.

Bali Horse Riding
If you want to enjoy the beautiful nature, you can try a horse riding in Bali! It is a unique way exploring the wonderful rice terraces and the tide waves of the beach.

There is a selection of horses that you can choose from. There are also some courses for the beginners when you do horse riding in Bali. (Umalas or Saba Bay Stables). Put it in your things to do in Bali list, and you will be guaranteed to have an unforgettable memory of it.

Kite Boarding
Do you have enough adrenalin for Kite Boarding? If you do, then you can try Bali Kite Boarding. It is an extreme sport for the brave ones. So, if you think that you are one of those people, you must put Bali Kite Boarding is your list of things to do in Bali.

Some great wind and lift, as well as the equipment for rental is available at Nusa Dua beaches. But make sure you have a great story lined up for your insurance company! Keep in mind, this really is an Extreme Sport.

Monkey Watching
Watching monkey in Bali will be something that you cannot have in other country. Because of this uniqueness, watching monkey in Bali shall certainly be put in your agenda of things to do in Bali. Just Experience this mischievous macaques in full action! There are also some good restaurants and eateries nearby. However, you should be careful of your cameras, glasses and the like! (The Sacred Monkey Forest - Ubud)

Mountain Cycling
Another great thing to do in Bali when you feel like exploring the nature is Bali mountain cycling. You can enjoy a leisurely cycle with views of the Batur volcano! When you have a Bali Mountain Cycling, there are lots to see, lots to learn, and all of these are on two wheels. You do not need to be worried getting lost, because you will be accompanied by an experienced guide. (Bali Adventure Tours)

Slingshot (Reverse Bungee)
Bali Slingshot is just for the brave ones. If you think that you are one of them, then Slingshot in Bali will certainly to be put in your things to do in Bali list.
Defy gravity Bali style, with some spectacular 50m views! (That is, if you remember to open your eyes!) Not for the faint-hearted. Organizers follow international safety standards.

Bali Temple
There are many temples in Bali, and they are one of the charms to attract the tourist, especially the Bali temple ceremonies. It is another thing to do in Bali that you don’t want to miss. There is a Bali temple ceremony every single day where you can come to have a visit as an observer. You can just ask around to find the nearest one during your stay. If you are lucky enough, you may be able to catch one of the Full Moon or Dark Moon ceremonies which attract devotees from far a field and are some of the most colourful events on the island. Please remember that a sensible dress code, and polite/respectful behaviour are essential for continued hospitality towards foreign guests. (Also, please note that women are not allowed in the temples during their menstrual period.)

Tennis in Bali
If you want to stretch out your muscles by playing tennis in Bali, you do not need to be worry that you are not able to find a good tennis course. There are great tennis courses from the open to the covered ones. The finest tennis courts are mostly located at major hotels, you can use these facilities on a pay-per-use basis. Many will provide a partner to match your skills. You can just pick the desired one and do tennis in Bali

Wake Boarding (or Knee Boarding)
Have you ever tried a wake boarding in Bali? If you never try it, you can have this experience in Bali. Have a go at that double flip, or just learn to stand up! Most beaches in Bali are more suitable for surfing, however, you can enjoy wakeboarding at the Condrad Bali Resort, and surrounds. You may want to put it in your things to do in Bali list.

Bali Waterbom Park
Bali Waterbom Park is a swimming pool park to spoil you and your family with a variety of water gaming, such as water slides and rides galore. This is a place where both kids and adults will have a blast! It is a world class park, with well trained staff. It will be better if you go there early, because you and your family can make the most of your day! (open 09:00 - 18:00 daily) . I highly recommend this to be put in your things to do in Bali list. You and your family are guaranteed to have a spectacular pleasure there.

White Water Rafting
(Juga Tulis tambahan dikit yang mengandung kata Rafting in Bali and Bali Rafting)
Last but not least in my list will be the White water rafting in Bali. To have both, the enjoyment and the excitement of your holiday vacation, you must put Bali Rafting in your list of things to do in Bali. It is a thrilling experience through 8 kilometers of rapids! (Believe it or not, it is still suitable for ages 5+) Organizers follow international safety standards. (Bali Adventure Tours)

Based on my experience, if you decide to have some of these lists into your schedule when you visit Bali, you may always want to come back for more. Above all, the hospitality of Balinese people, their willingness to help altogether with their warm welcoming smiles, makes the adventures complete and be full of precious memories.

To remind you, some of the lists involve some dangerous or extreme activities. You must make sure to check whether you are suitable enough for the related adventures. Furthermore, also check if the organizers provide you with all necessary experience and safety record to make sure that everything goes perfect for your wonderful adventure experience in Bali.

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2 Responses
  1. olenx Says:

    informative posting. Will be more interesting if completed with some photos...

  2. Bali Tropic Says:

    Hi Olenx,
    Thanks for visiting my blog :)
    And thanks for the tips, sure I will add some pictures to my posts :)

    I like your blog too.
    Keep posting :)

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