With its mix of ancient temples, wildlife sanctuaries, terraced rice fields, and beaches; the tropical island of Bali in Indonesia has something to offer to each type of traveler. With its moderate tropical climate, Bali has grown as a popular tourist destination in recent years with travelers seeking various pleasures such as being amidst its natural beauty, doing some adventure surfing and snorkeling, or simply seeing the rich and ancient architecture of its awe-inspiring temples.
Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, notable rice paddies, shorelines, and coral reefs. The island is home to age-old heritage, religious locales, exuberant bars, as well as popular hotel towns. The island is known for its spiritual undertones which will make your holidaying immemorial.
Obviously on the grounds that Bali has a huge number of tourist spots, to plan a trip proficiently can be an overwhelming prospect.
So, if you are Planning a trip to Bali this summer with your family or friends, here is a list of Places to Visit in Bali that you must not miss at any cost!
If you love beaches, then a visit to the Kuta beach is a must. Located very close to the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali, this beach was once a small fishing village and now offers fun things to do for every visitor. Be it surfing, street shopping, or a lively nightlife, spending time at the popular Kuta beach is among the best things to do in Bali.
Avoid traveling during peak season in July and August when this beach is overcrowded and has hectic traffic.
Surfing, water sports, and nightlife
Ground Zero Memorial, Waterborn Bali, Circus Waterpark
The Walking street at Kuta beach (also called Jalan Pantai Kuta) is a one-way street featuring the best of nightlife clubs and shopping where you can buy a variety of souvenirs and art kiosks.
Ever wanted to feel the thrill of visiting a live volcano mountain? Located in Kintamani, you may want to trek to the summit of the 1700-meter high Mount Batur, which is at an hour’s drive from Ubud town. The complete trek should typically take a maximum of 3 hours. If you go early, you can view a magnificent sunrise from the
volcanic ridges of this mountain, which is marked with molten rocks and lava slopes.
One of the other adventure journeys is to trek to the popular Lake Batur located to the southwest direction of this mountain. Located over an area of 16 kilometers, Lake Batur is a popular fishing spot and a major water source for irrigation in Bali.
Active volcano and early sunrise view
Lake Batur, natural trekking trails
Pura Ulun Danu Batur temple, Tora Bungkah hot springs
Best time to visit is during early sunrise
Trekkers to Mount Batur usually spend the previous night in the village of Tora Bungkah, famous for its natural hot springs.
Bali Bird and Reptile Park
The Bali Bird and Reptile Park are among the best Bali attractions for nature and animal lovers. Located in Batubulan village, this nature park is easily accessible from the capital city of Denpasar. Spread across 2 hectares, this extensive park is home to thousands of birds from Indonesia and the rest of the world. The adjoining
Reptile park is home to 250 reptile species including the giant Komodo dragon and other reptiles such as pythons, crocodiles, and tortoises.
Ideal for a family visit, you and your kids can get close to exotic birds and even feed some of them. Other park attractions include the 4-D Avian theatre and the Free Flight Bird Show.
Exotic or rare bird species, Giant Komodo dragon
Animal photography, Bird show
Denpasar city, Sanur beach
9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.
The Bird park features a “Hatchling area” where park visitors get a chance to see bird specimens in their early days after hatching.
Believed to be among the six notable temples in Bali, the Uluwatu temple (or the Pura Luhur Uluwatu) is known for its clifftop location over the Indian ocean. Located on the southwest tip of Bali islands, the Uluwatu temple is dated way back to the 10th century, making it a truly ancient temple. Perched 250 feet above sea level, it is a popular belief that this temple protects Bali from evil spirits of the sea.
The main highlight of this temple is the statue of a Brahmin in the temple courtyard, which is believed to be that of Dhang Hyang Dwijendra, a holy priest who is considered as the architect of this holy temple.
Its clifftop setting and its beautiful sunset view
Kecak dance performances, 10th-century Balinese architecture
7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
The temple entrance features a split gate (with leaf and flower carvings) and sculptures depicting a human body with the head of an elephant.
Want a break from the crowded beaches and streets of South Bali? Head towards Lovina beach located on the quainter coast of North Bali. Featuring black sands and a calmer sea, the sunset at Lovina beach is another highlight for visitors.
This beach is also popular for its Dolphin watching tours where you can see a few of the dolphin species in the waters. The popular one is the dark-skinned Spinner dolphin that can be sighted practically throughout the year. You can also amuse yourself with other activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, or spearfishing.
Black sand coast, Dolphins
Spinner dolphin, Spearfishing, Snorkeling
Lovina beach monument, Banjar hot springs, Singsing waterfall
Lovina beach is named after the first resort in the beach named “Lovina Beach Hotel.” The name “Lovina” is derived from a combination of the words, “love” and “Indonesia.”
Located between Bedugul and Ubud, Nungnung waterfall is a must-visit for nature and wildlife lovers. At 900 metes above sea level, this waterfall has a refreshing view with its natural greenery and scenic surroundings. Being above sea level, visitors must first climb a 500-step pathway before reaching the waterfall.
This waterfall is ideal for some amazing nature photography and relaxation. While car parking is free, the waterfall has an entrance fee of IDR 10,000.
Tegenungan waterfall, Tegalallang rice terraces
Trekkers can walk down the 20-minute trek to the base of the Nungnung waterfall, where there are freshwater pools (suited for swimming).
Nestled in South Kuta, Waterborn Bali is rated as Asia’s best waterpark with a variety of water-based thrill rides for friends and family. Popular rides at this waterpark include the Lazy river ride, Boomerang, and the Twin racer ride. If you do not want to indulge in these rides, the park also offers other options like Javanese massages, fish foot spa, or multiple dining choices.
Water-based rides, massages
Boomerang, Flow Rider, Water Blaster
Tanah Lot temple
Open 24 hours
This waterpark is spread across 3.8 hectares with 50% designated as natural green space.
Filled with beautiful waterfalls in Bali, it’s well worth a trek into the heart of the jungle to discover this magnificent natural highlight called Sekumpul Falls. This is an amazing Place to Visit in Bali.
Famous For: This is a scenic cluster of 6 to 7 narrow cascades that form the centerpiece of a lush green bamboo forested valley.
Major Attractions: The falls are nourished by 2 streams, and it’s the most available in the gathering of different falls in the zone. This is the refreshing Places to Visit in Bali.
How to reach: From the parking lot, you have to walk, down a dirt road, down a couple of stairs, and across the river. If on a motorcycle, you can ride from the ticket window to the end of the road paving.
Nearby Places: Niagara Falls Lemukih
Best Time to Visit: This is a popular location to visit during the onset of Monsoon. Peak rainy months should be avoided.
Things to Do: A trek drives you to the gazebos where you can chill off and regain composure while looking at the 80-meter-tall waterfall. The falls are located in the village of Sekumpul, an hour-long drive southeast from Lovina Beach. Out of all Places to Visit in Bali, this remains the most interesting attraction Make sure you don’t miss out on this destination by availing a great deal through the Bali Package.
Pura Tanah Lot
This place is one of the most serene and holy places among all beach Temples in Asia from the sixteenth century. It is believed to be made by the cleric Nirartha, who asked nearby villagers to make a worship place here. Out of all the Places to Visit in Bali, these places carry a lot of historical significance.
Famous For: Dusk-Horizon and tropically arranged walkways to the wonderful Batu Bolong.
Nearby Places: Sacred Monkey Forest, Garuda Wisnu Kencana
How to Reach: This Destination is about about 20 km northwest from Kuta. Local and Public Transport Options are available for tourists.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit is during the fall season.
Things to Do: Visitors can also stroll across the principle sanctuary at low tide and take photographs of the radiant setting. there are different sanctuaries and altars, where one can unwind at the clifftop cafés and bistros while enjoying the Kopi luwak. Avail attractive discounts on activities on this beach by choosing our Beautiful Bali Package.
Doors of Heaven
As the name suggests this is definitely one of the most gorgeous temples of South East Asia. The entire landscape looks very picturesque from this temple gate, and that gate also known to the western world as “The Gates of Heaven”.
Famous For: here are a total of seven temples in this complex, out of which the first one is the biggest and the most beautiful one.
Major Attraction: The Main Gate which is very Uniquely Built making it look like the top of a king’s crown.
Nearby Places: Pura Gua Lawah, Pura Besakih, Pura Batukaru, are few interesting Places to Visit in Bali. How to Reach: The road -distance is 89 km from Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport, or 2 hours 45 minutes by car and one can drive to the east via Jl. Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra.
Best Time to Visit: early mornings of the spring season, roughly around February.Timings: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
We are sure that you wouldn’t like missing out on this beautiful city as it is covered in our Special Package.
Nusa Dua Beach
The Nusa Dua is a shoreline resort with a great deal of solace. It is one of Bali’s most lovely shorelines directly just at its doorstep. Nusa Dua shoreline is perfectly spotless, the water is amazingly warm and blue due to the presence of seaward reef. This is also one of the most peaceful destinations out of all the Places to Visit in Bali.
Famous For: It has an incredible collection of world-class, international-chain hotels facing a pristine beachfront.
Major Attraction: Nusa Dua tourism complex, manicured gardens Dreamy beachfront overlooking several white sand beaches This makes it one of the most romantic places to see in Bali.
Timings: morning till midnight
How to Reach: It can take anywhere between 30 minutes to 1 hour to cover the distance between Kuta and Nusa Dua depending on the traffic and general rush.
Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit this is between November and January.
Things to Do: Visit Pasifika Museum, walk to Pura Gegar or Sunbathe on Pantai Geger. Have lunch at the Nusa Dua Beach Grill followed by a camel ride. Try the pork at Warung Dobiel. And relax by taking a boat to Serangan Island.
There are a lot of trip sponsors to share insight on Bali’s culture, yet we suggest a private visit where you can find the encompassing region and taste of the Indonesian culture through our special Bali Package.
Bali is home to such a large number of Famous Places that it’s difficult to tell where to begin. From antiquated Hindu sanctuaries to dazzling tropical shorelines there are many places to go in Bali that ought to be on each traveler’s agenda.
If you want to have wholesome travel experience, then make sure these Bali Attractions are covered in your Bali sightseeing package to give you a pleasurable experience across several Bali Tourist Places.
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