A home to a UNESCO World Heritage site and included on the list of the World’s Best Islands according to BBC, just a mention of Bali elicits a thought about having a grand vacation. This tropical island of the Indonesian archipelago has been a popular tourist destination for travelers around the world.
Bali’s rich culture, pristine beaches, wildlife and different activities are what makes the island a must-visit destination for every traveler. Here is our list of top 10 things you can enjoy while spending your holiday vacation on the island.
Have you ever wondered what it feels like to see coral reefs up close and fishes swimming in front of your face? In Bali, you don’t have to be a scuba diver to have this exciting and enjoyable experience. One of the unique activities they offer in Bali’s Sanur Beach is the SeaWalker tour. You get to wear a sealed helmet supplied with a breathing oxygen and explore the underwater beauty without the scuba diving certification. You can also feed the fish and take pictures with them.
Walking on the ocean floor is undoubtedly one of the best things to do when you visit Bali.
Besides underwater walking, you can also try driving the underwater scooter that will let you travel for up to 2 kilometers an hour.
Visit Bali’s Exotic Islands
Even though this beautiful destination is flocked by a huge crowd of tourists in most times of the year, there are still untouched paradise-like islands in Bali that are worth of your day to visit. One of the must-visit places is the Blue Lagoon Beach. Known as a hidden underwater paradise, its crystal clear water is an excellent location for snorkeling where you can spot colorful corals and different varieties of fish and other marine creatures.
Besides Blue Lagoon, there are other beautiful islands you can explore by hopping in an island hopping tour.
Experience flying like a superhero in Bali with this unique and adrenaline pumping activity – flyboarding.
Besides surfing, it is one of the water activities that adventure lovers can enjoy on the island where you can experience flying up to more than five meters high by wearing a boot that is attached to a surfing board with a hose connected to a motor.
This latest craze in Bali will let you experience surfing and jet skiing in one.
White Water Rafting
If you are traveling with a group, one of the activities you should not miss in Bali is the white water rafting. This fun and breathtaking activity will not just give you an adrenaline rush, but it is also an excellent opportunity to get up close with the island’s beauty of nature including its flora and fauna.
Watch Sunrise At Mt. Batur
Located in Kintamani District, this 1717 meters above sea level active volcano is one of the most visited sites in Bali. The 2 hours trek to the top of the mountain will make you enjoy the amazing and unforgettable beauty of the sunrise. Trekking itineraries are offered by tour companies and usually starts around 2 AM. You can also drop by to other attractions including plantations on your way back.
Take A Spa By The Sea
Known as the Southeast Asia’s relaxation capital, Bali is surrounded by wellness centers where you can treat yourself to a relaxing massage and release stress. Among the famous and must-try spa resorts in the Island is The Edge. Surrounded by the bright blue sea below, this award-winning spa resort offers unique and relaxing spa experience to all their guests. They also offer a variety of baths and treatments and feature steam coves and treatment areas with the beautiful view of Indian Ocean at front.
Party In A BARber Shop
Ever heard of a bar inside a barber shop? This amusing yet interest concept of barbershop can be found in Bali. The BARber is a 1930s styled men’s barber shop located inside The Sintesa Jimbaran Hotel that is also a full-service bar and lounge.
After getting your hair cut done, you can also order a glass of whiskey or vodka from their stylish and modern bar. They also serve a variety of signature craft cocktails and branded liquors.
Dine At A Volcano Top
Located at the edge of a volcanic caldera with the view of Mount Batur and its lake at the front, Madu Sari Mountain Restaurant is a great place to dine while enjoying the beauty of nature. The restaurant offers a variety of mouthwatering dishes that both groups and individuals will enjoy. Aside from international cuisines, the restaurant also serves a variety of local and exotic Balinese dishes. They also have guest houses available for those who wish to stay overnight and try other activities in the area.
Visit Bali Marine & Safari Park
Bali Marine & Safari Park is the best place to go if you want to experience Safari without the expense of traveling to Africa. It may not be a real Safari, but this open zoo in Bali houses many imported exotic animals that will let you experience the environment of the African wilderness. Their list of animals include zebras, baboons, Himalayan bears, lions, and much more.They also have different animal shows that kids and kids at heart will surely enjoy.
Cat Poop Coffee
Your trip in this fantastic destination is not complete without trying this must-do, or I would rather say must-drink in Bali. Civet Cat (Poop) Coffee or known as Kopi Luwak among locals may sound pretty disgusting, but it is the most expensive coffee in the world. They are actual leftover coffee beans that are expelled intact through civets’ feces since they only digest the fleshy fruit that surrounds the bean. Need not to worry about the beans being dirty because they are cleaned before they are roasted and brewed. This famous beverage is sold much cheaper in Indonesia than the other parts of the world.
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As a traveler and a writer, Jonalyn is always fascinated how every city and culture is unique on its own. She loves meeting new people, listening to different stories, and learning new cultures. Every travel adventure, either planned or unplanned, for her is an opportunity to discover new things. She wants to share positivity in every story she tells and make everyone believe that the earth is such a beautiful place to live. Besides traveling and writing, she spends most of her time reaching out to people and sharing them how to find genuine happiness in life.