14 of the best things to do in Bali

If you’re looking for a memorable holiday experience, look no further than Bali. With its beautiful beaches, lush landscape, and wide range of cultural activities, Bali is the perfect holiday destination. From surfing the waves off Jimbaran beach to exploring the traditional markets of Ubud, here are 14 of the best things to do in Bali.

Visit a Bali Coffee Plantation

Bali coffee plantation

As the sun rises over the picturesque Balinese countryside, you can already smell the sweet aroma of coffee. I love coffee, and Bali is the perfect place to savour a cup. Bali’s caffeine-loving cafes offer a variety of coffee, from sweet-tasting vanilla lattes to Balinese native espressos. Coffee plantations offer samples everywhere, including Luwak coffee. Additionally, you will be given a tray of all the different flavours to sample rather than just one cup.

Visit Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall in Bali

Plan a visit to the mysterious and magical Tegenungan Waterfall in Bali. Located on the southern slope of Bali’s majestic Mount Agung, the Tegenungan Waterfall is a hidden gem of natural beauty, surrounded by lush greenery and the tranquility of a tropical rainforest.

Backpackers love going to waterfalls because it’s inexpensive, enjoyable, and you get to see incredible views. However, avoid going there after 1pm because it can get quite busy and annoying with people rushing and shoving to get their ideal Instagram shot.

Visit a Hindu Temple in Bali

Hindu Temple in Bali

If you didn’t already know, Bali’s residents are deeply religious and take great pride in showing this to the outside world. The many Hindu temples’ have magnificent architecture and are worth seeing in person to appreciate the skill involved in creating these structures.

While parking may need a little fee, the majority of temples are free to visit.

Learn to surf in Bali


Have you ever dreamed of learning to surf in one of the world’s most beautiful spots? This is an Indonesian paradise renowned for its stunning beaches, crystal clear waves, and some of the best surfing instructors in the world. With its warm waters and perfect surf breaks, Bali is the perfect place to learn to surf and explore the beauty of Southeast Asia.

If you’ve never done surfing before, don’t fret; Bali offers inexpensive surf lessons as well. You can have hours of fun for almost nothing by renting a surfboard in Bali.

Enjoy the sunset


As the sun sinks below the horizon, grab a blanket and walk to one of Bali’s beaches to observe the sky light up with fire. Bali’s sunsets are magnificent, and they produce the most beautiful image. If you want a delicious beverage, you can watch from a beach club or just find a local selling refreshments on the beach.

The Bali Swing

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Amazing swing, love nests, and more may be found at the Bali Swing. There are more and more swings popping up around Bali, with some becoming more affordable than the popular instagram spot.

Due to the cost of one of the major Bali Swings in Ubud, we were a little hesitant to try out this epic experience, but once we heard there were other swings around, we never looked back. The swings provide breathtaking vistas of the immense jungle and make for some striking images and videos.

Visit the Monkey Forest in Ubud

Monkey Forest in Bali

Long-tailed Balinese monkeys, commonly known as Macaca fascicularis, are abundant in the magnificent Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud in Padangtegal a natural forest.

Visitors come from all over Bali to this location to spend the day viewing and feeding the monkeys.

Explore the Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple

The Uluwatu Bali temple is surrounded by a lot of history, and simply exploring the area and taking pictures is an amazing experience. You will get to see one of the best Bali sunset views here if you have the time to wait. Don’t forget to bring your camera. Uluwatu, is derived from the words ulu, which means “lands end,” and water, which means “rock.”

Get a massage every day

Massage in Bali

You can get a great Balinese massage almost everywhere in Bali. Massages can range from $5 AUD to $45 AUD. Spa packages are available at almost all villas and resorts.


Bali has historically been the ideal location to practise yoga, whether you’re experienced or a beginner. The Island of the Gods is a yogi’s paradise with its serene and paradisal surroundings, spiritual vibes, and expansive open spaces for saluting the warm Bali sun.

Jewellery Making Course

Jewellery Making

Making jewellery is a creative way to experience Indonesian culture authentically. Jewellery courses are available all over the island and are available in half-day, full-day, and multi-day courses in wax, brass, and silver. It is a nice activity to do with your family and friends, and you can leave with a lovely souvenir to cherish always.

Water Bom Park

Must I say more? The best water park in all of Asia, Waterbom, should not be missed, especially if you are travelling with children. A kiddie pool, thrilling water slides, and a Lazy River are all a lot of fun. Visit the webpage for Waterbom Bali for more information.

Get a Tattoo

Get a tattoo in Bali

In Bali you’ll find a tattoo parlour on every corner. Many travellers visit Bali to get their first tattoo, or maybe their second or third. Bali is full of some talented artists and great rates. There are too many tattoo parlours to list them all, but Anchor Tattoo Bali in Legion springs to mind. Anchor Bali have a great team with talented and professional artists in a clean and hygienic studio.

Go on an ATV Ride Adventure

ATV Ride

During your trip to Bali, take your own quad bike—also referred to as an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) —off the main path. All skill levels are welcome to ride a quad bike and follow a knowledgeable guide around a simple or difficult route of you choosing. Drive past a gorgeous scene of balinese villages along a riverfront with rice fields, bamboo forests, and lush vegetation. As several of the paths pass through streams and waterfalls, be sure to include an extra set of clothes.

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