Planning a trip and curious as to what’s in store for you at Bali? Read on to find out what are the BEST things to do there!
Did you know Bali is Indonesia’s main tourist destination? Its no wonder you hear everyone talking about Bali, and almost everyone has gone there at least once in their lives.
However, be it your first or repeat time going, this article will surely contain something that you can look forward to doing on your next trip to Bali.
Read on to find out more!
Visit Waterbom Bali
Jl. Kartika Plaza Tuban Kuta – Bali 80361 Indonesia
Are you a thrill-seeker who can’t get enough of theme parks and rides? Well, look no further as Waterbom Bali is the one-stop destination for all you adventure heads out there. Rated as Asia’s Number One Water Theme Park by TripAdvisor in 2018, Waterbom Bali is a World-Class Water Theme Park with 15 thrilling rides that will bring out the child in anyone.
You thought Wild Wild Wet was fun? Wait till you’ve been to Waterbom.
You should definitely check out Climax – where riders stand above a trapdoor that opens to a drop, bringing out screams from even the bravest. Riders will experience a force of 2.5Gs after dropping down the slide and being whisked through an inverted loop. Another similar slide with a freefall drop is Smashdown 2.0, which boasts a near-vertical 26m drop.
If Daredevil isn’t your middle name, fret not, as there are attractions for you as well. Lean back and chill in your rubber float at the Lazy River, or order some cocktail drinks and watch as others ride the waves at Flow Rider, the perfect combination of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding.
As you can see, Waterbom Bali has something in store for everyone, so what are you waiting for?!
Visit Kuta Beach
Jl. Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Located just a stone’s throw away from Waterbom Bali, Kuta Beach is a must-visit destination for both Bali’s seasoned and first-time tourists. There are heaps of things to do in Kuta Beach; Engaging in water sports, going shopping and dining or taking a romantic evening stroll with your significant other, there’s something for everyone at Kuta Beach.
Adventure seekers may wish to partake in the many water activities that are available at Kuta Beach. Surfing, Wakeboarding, Stand-Up Paddling, Water Jetpacks, Flyboarding, Banana Boat, Flying Fish and the list goes on and on.
The water activities are reasonably priced too, so don’t worry about blowing your entire budget on a single activity!
Kuta Beach Walking Street
If you’ve just come over from Waterbom Bali and looking to wind down for the day, you may talk a stroll along Kuta Beach’s Walking Street, which is lined with stores that can occupy your entire evening.
Fancy some clothes inspired by local designers? Or maybe you’re more of the artsy kind and would like to take home a Balinese painting? Or are you just hungry and looking to fill your growling stomach? Kuta Beach Walking Street will satisfy all that and much more.
If you happen to stay till late and in need of some drinks, we recommend visiting the bars which can be found around Kuta Beach Walking Street. Some of the popular must-visit bars include Sky Garden Rooftop Bar and Hardrock Cafe.
Feeling the need to let loose and party? Kuta Beach has plenty of clubs in store for you, such as Sky Garden, Engine Room or Pyramid Club. The dress code for the clubs here are much more relaxed than what you would be accustomed with in Singapore, so what are you waiting for?
All in all, you can expect your evening to pass by super quickly at Kuta Beach because there is just so much to do there. As they all say, time flies when you’re having fun!
Want to find out more things to do in Bali? Come read our previous post of the TOP 9 things to do in Bali!
Experience White Water Rafting
Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Do you feel constantly hot from the insane sweltering weather? In need of something to cool you down?
Do check out White Water Rafting, which is something many people do when they visit Bali. Prices start from 695 IDR (S$67). However, you may purchase additional add-on activities from online tour agencies, such as Elephant Riding, Jungle Buggies or Mountain Biking.
The White Water Rafting takes place at the Ayung River in Ubud, and rafters can expect to experience Bali’s Longest White Water Rafting trip, covering a total distance of 12km. There is no need to worry about getting to Ayung River, as the tour package would include a 2-way transport to and fro your accommodation!
Not to worry about safety, as they are decked out with high-quality safety equipment, ranging from helmets to life vests. Rafters will also be taught on how to hold their paddle and what to do in the event of an emergency before embarking on the journey. There will also be a guide attached to each raft that will take care of you throughout the entire journey.
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Climb Mt. Batur
South Batur, Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia
If you tell someone you’re headed to Bali, chances are their follow up question would be: “Will you be climbing Mt Batur?”
If you don’t already know, Mt. Batur is an active volcano that many tourists scale when they visit Bali. Why climb an active volcano, you might ask. Well, tourists choose to climb this active volcano in the wee hours of the morning just so that they can catch a glimpse of the breathtaking sunrise after reaching the top. If this doesn’t convince you, maybe the pictures below might!
Here are some tips and tricks which you may keep a note of the next time you wish to visit!
- First things first. If this is going to be your first time trekking up Mt. Batur, we strongly recommend you book a seasoned Tour Guide which will aid you on your way up. You wouldn’t want to get lost going rounds and rounds trying to reach the top!
- Remember to bring warm clothing, as it gets extremely cold as you reach the top, especially in the wee hours of the morning before the sun rises.
- Don’t forget to bring along sufficient water to keep yourself hydrated! You’d definitely need all the water you can get when scaling up Mt Batur!
- Remember to bring along a torch! A head torch works best, as you need not constantly hold onto it. Since you’ll most probably be starting your trek in the middle of the night, the track would be super dark. Having a torch to light up your path would literally make the difference between night and day.
- Don’t forget to wear appropriate footwear! It would be best to have a pair of trekking shoes, especially for the descent as the rocks may get rather slippery.
By keeping these 5 tips in mind the next time you ascent Mt Batur, you’d definitely have a pleasant experience that you can look back to in the future.
Visit the Gates of Heaven
Jl. Pura Telaga Mas Lempuyang, Tri Buana, Abang, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80852, Indonesia
Last but not least, everyone who has come to Bali before must have visited the Gates of Heaven, which is a popular tourist destination located at Pura Lempuyang, which is a 2.5-hour drive away from Ubud. However, don’t let the long journey deter you from coming to this magical spot. Just take a look at the pictures below.
Fret not, as reaching the Gates of Heaven does not require much climbing. It is the 1st of the 7 temples that are located in this area, with the main temple being situated 1,175m above sea level. For reference, that’s a total of 1,700 steps which would take approximately 2 hours to climb. Be sure to bring along your camera to capture that shot you travelled 2.5 hours for!
On good days with clear skies, you’d be treated to a view of the tallest mountain in all of Bali, Mount Agung.
If you decide to climb your way up to the Main Temple, bear in mind to go in appropriate attire. Do also keep a lookout for monkeys, and do not feed/ provoke them! Even something as simple as staring at them in their eyes may trigger them and cause them to attack, so stay safe.
What are you waiting for? Stop hesitating and book your trip to Bali NOW!