Things To Do In Bali
It is not hard to find things to do in Bali…
What is hard is finding the time to do them all
The island of Bali is much more than just a tropical paradise. Being so rich and diverse in culture, adventure, shopping and the odd opportunity for deep personal growth you don’t need to look too far to find things to do in Bali.
If you are like most of us then you love to go on holidays but hate the expense. We say, why pay over-inflated tourist prices when you can have a great experiences for free. So, with that in mind, we have included in this list many things that are totally free. Finding things to do in Bali is not that difficult but finding the time and money to make it all happen…. Well we can help with the budget but you will have to find the time…
Whether you’re interested in once in a lifetime experiences, amazing sights and fun activities, the following list of things to do in Bali are sure to help.
If you are into snorkeling or diving you will love this. This is a day tour that takes you to the less known snorkeling spots of Amed. You are taken to two spots: Lipah Bay and Pondok Vienna Beach.
In Lipah Bay you will have plenty of time to explore a Japanese shipwreck and be tropical fish which now call it home. The vivid coloring of the tropical fish in the area is amazing and well worth the trip alone. At Pondok Vienna Beach you will have huge soft coral reefs to explore. These reefs lay just under the water and offer a safe and probably the most interestingly colorful spot in this area to snorkel. The day tour leaves every Sunday and is open to certified scuba divers and snorkelers alike.
Tegenungan has been for a while one of many tourist destination in Bali because of it’s waterfall.
If hiking through a jungle to discover a hidden waterfall, diving into the cool water and soaking in the atmosphere is something you dream of then this is for you.
Bali holds many treasures and this is definitely one of them. With so many things to do in Bali it is hard to know where to start.
If you are strapped for things to do in Bali and love water slides and amusement parks then Waterbom is just what you need. Whether with friends or family, Waterbom Waterpark is a great way to spend a day.
If you have the need for speed and love the feel of adrenaline pumping through your veins then you need to try Climax! You are 20 meters high standing in a tube with a trapdoor under your feet. You feel your heart beating fast as you wait for the moment of terror when the trapdoor opens and you have nothing but free air under you. Next thing you know you are falling down a 16 meter near vertical drop. By the time you hit the first turn you are travelling at speeds close to 70kph and it just gets better from there. Try it if you dare!
- Adult pass @ Rp 490.000 (approximately USD $35)
- Adult 2-day pass @ Rp 825.000 (approximately USD $60)
- Child pass @ Rp 325.000 (approximately USD $24)
- Child 2-day pass @ Rp 550.000 (approximately USD $40)
Opening Hours: Daily 9am-6pm
Things to do in Bali
This is one of the most romantic but affordable stops to sit back, watch the sunset and fall in love all over again. The Bali Garden Resort restaurant is right on the boardwalk so there is no need to go too far for dinner. Every time we’re in Bali we go to this restaurant. I love the lamb shanks and the calamari and…actually come to think of it, there is not one thing we have ordered that we didn’t love.
A highlight for us on one trip was seeing the Fire dancers one night. Highly recommended. All prices are very reasonable and the quality and service excellent.
Price Range: From $2
Opening Hours: 11am to 11pm
Another amazing wonder of nature that should be enjoyed and not missed! Make your way to Tegal Wangi Beach, bring a camera and your swimmers and make the most.
Take in the ocean views while relaxing in your own private hot tub. Hot tub sized holes formed in the rock fill with fresh ocean water as the tide comes in creating the perfect luxury experience for free. A great place to take that special someone….
Address: Jalan Pura Tegalwangi, Badung, Jimbaran
Getting There: Walk down the hill from Pura Tegalwangi.
Do you ever get those days when you just want to soak the day away?
In Banjar you can with a free and Super Luxurious Hot Spring Soak?
The sacred Banjar Hot Springs have long been renowned for its healing waters.
Imagine being totally surrounded by lush greenery, hot spring water flowing from the mouths of stone-carved mythical dragons into a mysterious pool of magically soothing waters – Sounds a lot like a scene from Game of Thrones,,, But it’s real and it’s waiting…
You have your choice of any one of three pools at the hot springs which are filled from naturally occurring sulfuric springs that are naturally warmed to a nice 37 degrees Celsius.
Whether you believe in magic or not, a long soak will surely relieve any aches and pains you might have, and leave you feeling energized and refreshedr.
Address: Jalan Banjar, Banjar, Lovina Beach Area
Getting There: Access the pools through the village of Banjar. (Arrive before 10am if you want to beat the crowd!)
Feel totally at Peace in Anand Ashram Ubud
If you are in need of some peace, or a quiet place to meditate
then visiting a place charged with spirituality is just what you need.
I have always found visiting this spiritual retreat, or Ashram, has always felt very spiritually cleansing for me. The sheer tranquility of the site is deeply recharging. I have been to a few day spas but never got the feeling of peace and connection I get when I visit here. The Anand Ashram in Ubud is always a welcome place to visit just to escape the stress of modern living.
Make your way to Anand Ashram Ubud and never look back.
Anand Ashram Ubud
Address: Jl. Sriwedari Km. 3, Ubud, Bali 80571
Getting There: Anand Ashram Ubud is 600 meters after the Tegal Lantang Temple
Things To Do In Bali For The Adventure Lover
Enjoy the exhilaration whitewater rafting set against a backdrop of unspoiled jungle, gorges and scenic rice terraces.
There are many rafting tours and companies in Bali but after reading the reviews we decided to book white water rafting with Bali Adventure Tours. Now, after talking to other people and comparing I know they were well worth the little extra we paid. don’t be fooled by the cheaper options when safety is involved. This tour group has excellent facilities in Ubud, the rafting trip is a few kms longer and their staff knowledge and professionalism, along with safety are second to none.
Go white-water rafting on the Ayung River white-water rafting begins at their rafting reception center where you get the mandatory safety briefing. The rapids you will encounter are Class II and III rapids for those that are interested. After the rafting you will enjoy a buffet lunch and hot shower. Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Ubud and South Bali.
The tour we took was with Bali Adventure Tours from Ubud