Bali is a wonderful place that has something for everyone, with list of places to visit and things to do. Some people say Bali is over-crowded and too touristy, but the other says Bali is still worth to visit. We’re pretty sure every holiday is depend on how you would enjoy it, what to see, where to go, and where to stay. Without further ado, here are the things to do in Bali for you to start with:
1. RICE TERRACES OF BALI
The first things to do in Bali is exploring rice terraces. The two of best known terraced paddy fields are Jatiluwih and Tegalalang. Many tourists stopped at these terraced paddy fields to witness the beautiful scenery of the fields, you will see the Balinese farmer do their rice field in oblique area complete with its irrigation system. The terraces were designed and are still currently maintained using a traditional Balinese irrigation system. There are also many art galleries and cafes near the terraces, perfect for spending your day. Don’t forget to take picture in this breathtaking panoramic view, because every angle was photo-worthy!
2. BALINESE DANCE
The second things to do in Bali is watching and learning Balinese dance. People in Bali are very proud of their culture and traditions. Which is why there are so many Balinese cultural shows held in everyday in this paradise island, especially Balinese dance. Talk about Balinese dance, it’s not only about culture and entertainment, but it also has its own stories and philosophy. Some of the best known dance are, Kecak Dance, Ramayana Ballet, and Legong of Mahabharata. In some places, Balinese dance is held in scenic views over the ocean and other beautiful nature view, Kecak dance in Uluwatu temple even held the show as the sun goes down. One thing is for sure, that this magical dance show should keep on your itinerary.
3. BALI BEACHES
Other best things to do in Bali is enjoying Bali beach. No need much explanation, Bali island is surround by beaches and seas. No wonder most of tourists spend time in beach, there are much of activities to do. Such as, surfing, playing sand, sunbathing, etc. For the big fan of surfing or just sit back and chill, beaches in Bali island are worth to visit. If you want to see the white sand, clean and clear water, you should go out from the main island and visit the small isles around Bali. Such as, Nusa Penida, Nusa Lebongan, Nusa Ceningan, etc. These isles will take you to see the clean and clear seas and beaches, also you can snorkeling and diving with so much fun.
Bali has so much stall selling souvenirs and clothes, for example, surf wear, home décor and furniture, eco things, and so on. The price is very range, from the cheapest to the most expensive, of course it depends on how thick your wallet is. We have to admit that shopping is usually not a favorite things to do (for some people). But the bargains and deals you get in Bali are crazy and hard to resist. The best locations for shopping are along Legian street, Kuta Square, and Monkey Forest road.
Other best things to do in Bali is hiking. If you love to see Nature in Bali, then you may want to try to hike the famous Mount Batur, a volcanic mountain that rises over a lake which beautifully mirrors it. Besides, there are other amazing Mount in Bali, they are Mount Agung, Mount Bratan, and Mount Merbuk. Remember, these mountains are active and we highly recommend you to climb in physically fit and don’t forget to go with a guide if this is your first time climbing those mountain. Mount Batur is relatively easy and the treks are quite well marked and we recommend you to come before sunrise, so that you can witness the beautiful sunrise from the top!
6. JOIN BALI ARTS FESTIVAL
Bali Arts Festival can also be your best things to do in Bali. Bali Arts Festival is held from June to July every year, including this year. Here is where you see the whole of Bali come together in Denpasar to showcase their arts in terms of music, dance, handicraft exhibitions, and many more arts related activities. This Arts Festival should be listed in your itinerary as the best things to do in Bali Indonesia.
7. CYCLING EXPLORE BALI
If you love to see paddy rice field, rural area, and want to feel the peacefulness of Bali, then let’s go cycling explore Bali. It will take you away from the tourist areas and show “the real Bali” you want to see and to learn about the Balinese culture in the process. It will bring you out from your fatigue and the daily hustle and bustle of the city, so that your soul and your mind will be more relax and ready to undergo your routine again.
8. TRY AUTHENTIC LOCAL FOOD
One of the best things to do in Bali is culinary. In this paradise island you can taste a variety of Balinese typical dish with authentic spicy and savory taste that can invite admiration for anyone who tasted it. Ubud could be the best place to eat, because it has countless amazing restaurants. No doubt, in here you can find the best Bali dishes. Another best thing is you can find so many healthy foods in Ubud.
9. INTERACT WITH LOCALS
Maybe this is the best things to do in Bali, everyone would be amazed by Balinese culture and want to know more for sure. When you’re travelling to any places, you better to spare your time to merge with locals in that area to know deeper about their life, habits, and culture. So, don’t forget to meet and interact with the locals. The Balinese are such a nice and friendly people and you will obviously learn something new. Eat at the local food stall, take a local public transport, ask for direction, talk to people around you, ask for ideas. And during your stay in Bali just enjoy life like how they are doing. There’s no better way to learn Balinese culture than interact with the locals.
10. LUXURY RESORT
The last best things to do in Bali is resting in Bali Resort or Bali Hotels. After your amazing and exhausting journey in Bali why don’t you treat yourself a little bit. Bali is not just about adventure, nature, and other exhausting activities, you can find so much luxury resort, spa, villa, and hotels. You better take a rest there, relax, enjoy massage and spa, or even stay for several nights in the luxury resort, villa, or hotel. Mostly, the luxury resort is located in Nusa Dua area.