The very name of Bali conjures up images of an exotic paradise. This world-in-one-island features tropical luxury and attracts millions of visitors annually. Bali bursts with diverse attractions, which include visiting sacred temples for history buffs, wildlife tours for adventure-seekers and the end of all these attractions isn’t even in sight. Take a look at our selection of the best things to do in Bali.
Blue Point Beach
This mesmerizingly beautiful place is famous for its otherworldly landscapes. Despite the abundance of stunning beaches in Bali, this one is set apart for its scenery. The visitors get access to the beach through towering cliffs and it seems like the beach is a private one. No one can remain indifferent towards this heavenly spot with aquamarine waters and dreamy views. The place offers perfect restaurants and bars, where you can enjoy pre dinner cocktails or morning cups of coffee marveling the jaw-dropping scenery.
Campuhan Ridge Walk
The reason why Bali has a reputation as one of the most alluring destinations in the world is the abundance of wonderful natural formations and landscapes. But the Campuhan Ridge walk is one of the most beautiful hiking treks in the world. It features stunning vistas that may seem an optical illusion at first. You should definitely see it up close and personal to believe it’s real. The walk is not difficult and is not only for experienced hikers. At the end of your hike you are awarded with traditional lunch at a café with chill out atmosphere.
Nestled in the heart of rice fields, this three-level water garden features fountains, natural springs and ponds. One of the decorative ponds is even a place for meditation and is full with lotus flowers. The middle level is houses a 11-tiered fountain, which is visible from throughout the gardens. The water of Tirta is believed to be holy and serves as an indispensable part of religious ceremonies.
These falls used to be relatively undiscovered for outsiders a few years ago, but now they gain a growing popularity. These waterfalls seem straight out of a postcard, and are well worth the trip. All the six falls are visible from the lush forest, which you have to cross to reach this place. Hiring a guide is recommended so as not to get lost in the forest because of the confusing signs.
This island is one of the reasons you should visit Bali, because here you can see the beauty of nature in its rawest form. The island is home to the wild deer population and is famous for silky sand beaches soothing to the senses. The island is uninhabited and the best means to get here is the boat.
USS Liberty Shipwreck
You have probably dreamt of exploring a shipwreck in your childhood. Now it’s time to realize your dream. This shipwreck is perfect for divers who crave a new frontier in their hobby. If you are a beginner, it’s even better to start here, because the waters are calm, and the award is very exciting: colorful marine life all around the place.
This famous landmark of Bali dates back to the 9th century and used to be a sanctuary at that time. The location is really fascinating due to the waterfalls nearby. It’s a very thrilling experience to explore the cave, because the access is through the mouth of a rock demon.
Sacred Monkey Sanctuary
Traipsing through the jungle, which is a home to lots of monkeys, seems fun, doesn’t it? Even if you are not an animal lover, you’ll still enjoy your trip. Getting closer to the nature through such kind of experiences is a unique practice. These well-socialized animals may seem naughty, so to have a picture perfect moment you have to stand them. Anyway, if these critters aren’t exactly your thing, the area is dotted with many temples, which are no less attractive.
Feel like an insider in Bali taking a hike in this village. A guided trip is highly recommended, for you get useful information about the flora and fauna of the surrounding area and the religious ceremonies, which are also an indispensable part of the Balese culture. Traditional meal prepared by the locals is a nice perspective to push you ahead!