Published 6 months ago
There’s a reason why Bali is so famous (aside from Eat, Pray, Love, of course). This mystical place is full of enchanting waterfalls, mesmerising beaches, vibrant culture, and so much more.
Get ready to be charmed by this magical Indonesian island and let’s dive into the 6 must do things in Bali.
Beach Bumming Bliss
Let's start with the main event – the beaches! Bali's sandy stretches are like a free ticket to pure bliss. Take your pick from any of Bali’s gorgeous beaches and lounge from a hip beach club, beachside warung, or on a sarong on the powdery soft sand itself.
Things to do at the beach include but are not limited to, watching influencers in the wild, admiring sun-kissed surfers, sunbathing, and more.
Ubud: Where Culture Meets a Few Monkeys
If you’re looking to tap into your spiritual side and dodge a few primate pick pockets, Ubud’s vibrant scene is where you should be. Explore the mystical Ubud Monkey Forest, where cheeky monkeys roam freely, plotting their next banana heist.
From quirky galleries to mind-blowing traditional performances, Ubud is a cultural melting pot that will leave you scratching your head in awe and wondering if you accidentally wandered into the Eat, Pray, Love movie.
Conquer Mount Batur
Have you ever considered climbing an active volcano? Well, now’s your chance.
Picture this: You, at the crack of dawn, battling the steep incline of Mount Batur with the determination of a penguin trying to fly. But trust us, the reward at the top is worth it!
As the sun rises over the volcanic landscape, you'll feel like the king or queen of the world. 💪
Prepare to have your breath taken away by Tanah Lot, a temple perched precariously on a rock formation that looks like it's defying gravity. It's like the "Leaning Tower of Pisa" had an adventurous cousin with a penchant for ocean views.
And let's not forget Uluwatu Temple, where you can witness the traditional Kecak fire dance while trying to keep your eyebrows intact (those flames can get a bit too close for comfort).
If you're feeling a bit spiritually stagnant, take a dip in the holy waters of Tirta Empul. Make sure to dress modestly when you visit any temples in Bali!
Tegalalang Rice Terraces
Escape to the serene beauty of Tegalalang Rice Terraces. These cascading rice paddies are an Instagrammer's dream come true – they're so stunning, they make even your most ridiculous selfie attempts look like art.
Stroll through the terraced fields, witnessing the ancient agricultural traditions of Bali. Engage in a traditional farming experience by trying your hand at planting or harvesting rice. Climb up a viewing platform for breathtaking panoramas and connect with friendly locals.
Diving or snorkelling
Last but definitely not least, it's time to dive into Bali's underwater wonderland. Explore Tulamben, Nusa Penida, Amed, and Menjangan Island, where you'll come face to face with vibrant coral reefs and an array of fascinating sea creatures.
Swim alongside playful turtles and quirky clownfish, and if you’re lucky, you might even get to swim alongside giant manta rays.
Bali is more than just a tropical paradise – it's a whirlwind of laughter, adventure, and unforgettable experiences.
So pack your bags and get ready for a trip that will leave you with stories to tell and memories to cherish.
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I’m Sabrina, a versatile writer with 7+ years of experience and I’ve been published by household names such as Tatler, Harper’s Bazaar, Mindvalley, and Cosme Japan.