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.
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.
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