Bali is also known as The Island of The Gods, The Island of a Thousand Temples and simply Paradise Island. This beautiful little Hindu Island, one-of-a-kind in the archipelago of Indonesia, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the whole wide world. It has got a unique culture where magic and Gods play part in the daily life of locals, it is home to thousands of Hindu temples, lots of sacred volcanic mountains, rice paddies, rainforest valleys and the island is surrounded by the most beautiful beaches. On top of that, the local food is ‘to die for’, there are out-of-this-world luxury stays and it is very affordable too. Bali certainly has the Wow Factor’ and it should be on your bucket list!
Here are the top 10 things to do in Bali that you shouldn’t miss and are perfect for escapes. Holidays in Bali can turn out to be pretty expensive, so its recommended to get complete package from travel company The Seven Holiday to get the best deal before landing here.
1) A day at a Luxurious Spa
Relax, recharge and unwind yourself at a luxurious spa and savour the Balinese therapy. The age-old techniques with oils, the mystical power of indigenous plants, herbs and therapist touch leave you with a renewed sense of peace and inner calm.
2) Infinity pools
Bali has some of the most incredible and stunning infinity swimming pools in the world. Book your stay at a hotel with an infinity pool surrounded by tropical lush rainforest and you’ll turn yourself into a mermaid.
3) Visit the temples of Bali
Bali’s highlands and coasts are home to many ancient temples and adds significant historical value. Several of them have become the island’s most iconic landmarks, featuring magnificent centuries-old architecture and set against the exotic backdrops. Visit as many you can but Tanah Lot, Uluwatu and Besakih Temple are a must visit place in Bali.
4) Unknown beaches of Bali
Tourism in Bali starts at the beaches. Chill out at the secluded and exotic islands of Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Penida, Gili Meno, Gili Gede and the Menjangan islands. Get yourself tanned, put your toes in the sand and swim at these less-known beaches of Bali.
5) Embrace Balinese Culture
Many people fall in love with Bali because of its Balinese culture. Though Bali is multi-religious, consisting of Christian, Muslim and Buddhist minorities, the predominant religion is Hinduism. Balinese culture is a mix of Balinese Hindu-Buddhist religion and Balinese customs. Balinese people are perhaps most known for its music, dance, drama and sculpture. So, when in Bali, don’t miss any of them.
6) Seawalker Tour
Take a marine walk into the sea bed and see & feel the marine life. It is an amazing adventure where you put a helmet and go to the sea bed using a ladder and walk on the sea bed and feel the aquatic life. The Seawalker tour is usually expensive but the experience is worth every penny. You can take this tour either at the Tanjung Benoa beach or at the Sanur.
7) A visit to Trunyan island
Trunyan is a Balinese village (banjar) located on the eastern shore of Lake Batur in Central Bali, Indonesia. The village is one of the most notable homes of the Bali Aga people, and is known for its peculiar treatment of dead bodies. The village is most easily accessible by boat and is one of the culturally isolated Bali Aga village in Bali.
8) Flyboarding at Nusa Dua
Flyboarding is an extreme water sport and is a hit among travellers. Bali Flyboarding activities take place in Tanjung Benoa Beach, Nusa Dua. All if you are an adventure freak, then you should feel the sensation of adrenaline boost by flying in air and then diving into the sea water at Nusa Dua.
9) Bali Zoo
Brace yourself for an unforgettable journey to encounter our deverse array of wildlife animals. The Bali Zoo’s collection of animal-friendly enclosures and interactive exhibits span over 20 acres of tropical forest and gardens near the village of Singapadu. The site features a number of open animal enclosures, and zoo-goers can observe river otters from an underwater viewpoint, watch African lions enjoying an afternoon snack, or watch silvery gibbons at play.
10) Visit to Pemuteran hidden underwater temple
Though little too deep for snorkeling, take a dive into the water and see the temples and statues in Pemuteran. The temples are now covered in corals but one can still make out the individual statues. [Image Source: 1]