Already planned out a vacation in Bali but running out of ideas on what you’re going to do? Good thing that you’ve found this article as we’re here to help you out. Don’t waste your precious hours in Bali by only staying in your hotels. Be a little adventurous and discover the great things in Bali. There are food, culture and nature to immerse yourself in. Below are 17 Activities to Do in Bali Indonesia that will ensure a good time with your friends, family or by yourself.
1. Eat Food
When you are in Bali, one of the most important things for you to do is try out all the food. Bali has many kinds of food that you have to taste. You can go to the restaurants or the local street vendors. Some food are easily bought anywhere near you while some are only available during special ceremonies. Nevertheless, they are still worth knowing about. You may want to read about Traditional Foods in Ubud Bali, Famous Local Foods in Bali with Incredible Taste, as well as Street Food in Bali.
2. See the Paddy Fields
Bali is filled with so many lush, green paddy fields that you should check out. Most of them are located in the Tabanan regency. You will be mesmerised by how peaceful the fields are. Other than that, you can learn the process of how rice is grown. It will give you a better appreciation for food and make you understand how nature is so dear to Balinese.
3. Visit Temples
Visiting a temple is a must while you are staying in Bali. The island is the home to many temples in Indonesia. You can visit a temple such as the Pura Luhur Lempuyang. Walk all the way up to enjoy the stunning views of nature from the oldest Hindu temple in the island. You may also want to visit the underwater temples in Bali.
4. Watch Balinese Dance
Set some time aside to watch a traditional Balinese dance. You can find schedules online or ask the locals about it. They will happily tell you when the performance will take place. One of the most famous dance in Bali that you must watch is the Kecak dance in Bali. Some dance will take place during the day while some at night.
5. Play with Monkeys
If you love interacting with animals then definitely come to the Monkey Forest. This forest is located in Ubud. In this natural environment, you can meet around 500 monkeys. You can buy bananas at the forest to feed the monkeys. They can sometimes get a bit naughty and try to take some of your belongings. So be careful of the things that you carry.
6. Climb Mountains
Come and climb the mountains in Bali. There are some volcanic mountains that are allowed for trekking such as the Batur Mountain. You can go with a group of people or set up a tour for yourself with an agent. The best time to go would be before the sun rises. That way you can take in the gorgeous scenery as Bali is illuminated by the rising sun.
7. Party in Kuta
If you’re a social person and loves to spend the night away with people, then Kuta is the best place for you in Bali. There are plenty of night clubs lined up on the street for you to pick so you’ll never run out of options. When you get hungry, you can step out and look for nearby cafes that ofte offer live music for you to enjoy too.
8. Visit the Dead
There’s village in Bali called Trunyan. In this particular village, the dead are left around a Taru Menyan tree. So, they are not buried under the earth and they are not cremated either. They naturally decompose in the open air. They don’t stink either because of the scent from the tree. If you have the guts then come to the village and see the dead for yourself.
9. Enjoy the Spa
This next activity is perfect if you want to wind down and pamper yourself. Pick the kind of treatment that you would like to have from all the spas in Bali. Every spa in the island will give you a distinct experience. Spa is a great choice when you are tired or simply want to reenergise yourself for the next adventure.
10. See the Blooming Flowers
You can see huge fields of blooming flowers in Bali. These flowers, the Marigold, are mostly used for religious ceremonies. Another one is the Edelweiss flower. These flowers are grown in the Temukus village. You can ask for permission before entering the field. But you can also enjoy the view of the blossoming flowers from afar.
11. Make Chocolate
You can learn how to make chocolate in Bali. There are many places that would provide you with the ingredients that you need. Through this activity you can learn how people harvest cocoa beans and turn them to delicious chocolate. You may be given so many samples to choose from to make your own personalised chocolate. It’s a fulfilling experience that can completely fulfil your indulgence. Check this Indonesia Cocoa Production
12. See the Waterfalls
If you get bored from the beaches in Bali, then check out the waterfalls instead. There are numerous waterfalls that you can go to with your friends or family. You can go to the popular waterfalls such as the one near the Tanah Lot. Another option is to take a chance and be adventurous enough to go to a less popular one like the Tukad Cepung waterfall.
13. Get a Glimpse of Greece
Stay in Greece while you’re in Bali. That’s right, you can get a similar feel of Greece in the island. Stay in the Morabito Art Cliff villa where you will have one of the best times in Bali. There is a room that will give you the perfect view of the Indian ocean. Moreover, all the furnitures and decorations resemble the ones in Greece.
14. Watch Stunning Sun Rise
Besides climbing the mountain, you can enjoy the stunning sun rise in Bali in another way. Make your way to the Pinggan village where you can also get a spectacular view of the volcano. It’s more quiet and isolated, perfect for you to really feel the power of nature. Don’t forget to take that perfect snap of the sun rising and setting while you’re in the area.
15. Watch Balinese Gamelan Orchestra
Don’t miss out on the traditional music of Bali. Definitely spare some of your time to watch the Balinese gamelan orchestra. It’s a crucial part of the culture in Bali. Watch how everyone play different instruments to make a beautiful, coherent sounds. Feel the magic of the music while the orchestra is played alongside ceremonies or festivals. Read more about Gamelan Facts.
16. Watch Makare-Kare Festival
The Makare-Kare festival takes place in June. During this whole month, everyone in the Tenganan village dressed up in traditional clothing. The boys and the men fight in matches. They use pandan leaves as to cause bleeding to the opponents. The blood serves as an offering to the God of War. You can watch how this festival unfolds and cheer alongside the locals.
17. Make Batik
Last but not least, you can also make Batik in Bali. There are workshops and places such as Widya Batik that will teach you the art of making this precious fabric. Take your time making a craft that you are able to wear for yourself. Learn how Bali instills their culture into the fabric that holds a high historical value in Indonesia. Furthermore, you can see Fascinating Things to Learn in Bali
Not only information that we give to you, here i invite you to watch this video below from foreigner that have spent their time to do some fun activities in Bali. Check this out.
Make time for these activities as they are very worth it. You’ll leave Bali with precious memories that you will remember for the rest of your life.