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SACRED MONKEY FOREST

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

The sacred Monkey forest is an experience in itself with long-tailed macaques being the major crowd pullers. This 11th century Gunung Kawi shrine, popularly known as the Sacred Monkey Forest is spread over 27 acres of land.
Located in Ubud, this place is such a contrast from the city. Thick forest, hundreds of monkeys and 3 old temples make it a unique place to visit. 
You can easily spend half a day here. Walk and explore the beautiful forest. The monkeys here are usually harmless. However, if you wish to interact and play with them you must feed them.

 

Sacred Monkey Forest

KINTAMANI

LOCATION:- Kintamani Village, Indonesia

A day trip to Kintamani village includes a climb up to Mount Batur, which is a small volcano. When you climb the mountain, you can see active volcano cones along the slope. Climbing up the mountain takes a couple of hours and once you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views from here. 
Lake Batur, which surrounds the mountain, is where you can indulge in leisure activities like boating and cycling.

 

Kintamani

NATURAL JACUZZI AT THE PANTAI TEGAL WANGI

LOCATION:- Jl. Tegal Wangi, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia

The rather secluded white-sand beach of Tegal Wangi in Jimbaran is a paradise for lovers as it has two inconspicuous ‘ocean jacuzzis’ that can be seen during low tide and are perfect for a dip. Get some soap, a bottle of champagne along with two flutes and have a great time in these natural hot tubs. Tegal Wangi is also interestingly a popular spot for pre-wedding photoshoots.

Natural Jacuzzi at the Pantai Tegal Wangi

TEGALALANG RICE FIELD

LOCATION:- Tegalalang village

The terraced rice fields of Tegalalang village, built for the purpose of step farming, are over 2,000 years old. An ideal countryside getaway, here you can see locals working in the paddy fields alongside coconut trees and a flowing river. You can shop for local, handmade products here.

Tegalalang Rice Field

A SUNSET DINNER CRUISE FROM BENOA

LOCATION:- Tanjung Benoa, Bali, Indonesia

There is nothing like watching the orange glow of the sunset with a loved one. A rejuvenating sunset dinner cruise from the Benoa Harbour in South Bali is your best bet for experiencing the same. With a delicious selection of international cuisine, great drinks and entrancing live music, you could dine, dance and make memories that will last a lifetime. Expect to pay anything around 700000 Rupiah for this experience. Bookings should be made in advance and hotel transfers will be provided.

A Sunset Dinner Cruise from Benoa

BAJRA SANDHI MONUMENT

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Jalan Raya Puputan No.142, Sumerta Kelod, Denpasar Timur, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80234, Indonesia

This monument is symbolic of Bali’s struggle against the Dutch colonists. Designed in the form of a Hindu bell (ghanti), it’s surrounded with lush greenery.

Bajra Sandhi Monument

DOLPHIN WATCHING AT LOVINA BEACH

LOCATION:- Lovina beach, Bali

Situated in the Northern reaches of Bali, Lovina Beach is home to some hundreds of adorable and friendly dolphins and watching them in action brings unparalleled joy. Blessed with calm waters that are ideal for dolphins to breed, traditional boats bring travellers closer to these beauties, one kilometer offshore to be precise. If you desire, you can even touch a dolphin or two. They don’t bite.

Dolphin Watching at Lovina Beach

NEKA ART MUSEUM

OPENING HOURS:- Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Mon - Sat; 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Located in Ubud, the Neka Art Museum is a gorgeous tribute to the people and culture of Bali with its many paintings. Opened in 1982, this brainchild of art connoisseur Suteja Neka houses several contemporary works of art dedicated to Indonesia and frequently plays host to some fantastic temporary exhibitions. With a collection of around three hundred artistic pieces, you will have to pay an entry fee of 50,000Rp to enter this museum.

Neka Art Museum

MUSEUM PASIFIKA

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

A museum that documents the artistic prowess of Asia Pacific, Museum Pasifika has close to 600 paintings and historical artefacts sourced from over 25 countries and these antiques are housed in 11 giant display rooms. Established in 2006 by Philippe Augier and Moetaryanto P, this place serves as an educational tool for children and visitors will have to pay IDR 70,000 for admission. The museum is a part of the Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) area of Nusa Dua.

Museum Pasifika

DREAM MUSEUM ZONE (DMZ) BALI

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Legian-Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

An interactive museum from Korea that is all about allowing art to play tricks with your mind, DMZ has now opened its doors in South Bali. With hundreds of 3D paintings that seem to have somehow come alive, posing in front of the same makes for some exceptional photography. From the rainforests of Amazon to the Pyramids of Egypt, from mighty sharks to frightening dinosaurs, the Dream Museum Zone is where your craziest fantasies come true.

 

Dream Museum Zone (DMZ) Bali

SUBAK MUSEUM

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Closed on Fridays and Sundays

LOCATION:- Jl. Gatot Subroto, Banjar Anyar, Kec. Tabanan, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82121, Indonesia

Subak is an indigenous irrigation system developed by Balinese people centuries ago and prevalent even to this day. Subak Museum takes you through the complete journey of the Subak irrigation system interwoven with stories of Bali’s history and culture. Located in the beautiful countryside, it is a great place to spend some leisurely time. 

Subak Museum

PURI SAREN PALACE

LOCATION:- Jalan Raya Ubud, Desa Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

Puri Saren Palace is the royal palace in Ubud. Apart from the grandeur and architecture of the palace, you can also enjoy the best traditional dance performances in town here. 
Performances start at 7:00 p.m. and every day sees a full house so it’s best to reach early and grab a front seat.

 

Puri Saren Palace

BALI MUSEUM

Strategically located in Denpasar, Bali Museum is a good place to get acquainted with Bali’s cultural heritage. This museum is designed amidst beautifully manicured gardens, ideal for a stroll.

Bali Museum

KUTA BEACH

LOCATION:- Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

One of the most popular beaches of Bali, Kuta was originally a fishing village. It was later discovered by surfers and with the growing influx of visitors, catapulted into a tourist hub as we see today. Located towards Bali’s western side, Kuta has something to offer to all kinds of travellers, whether they are families, couples in love or restless backpackers. 
Kuta has the best beach front that is clean, wide and stretches to around 5 kilometers. It is ideal for romantic walks. Enjoy the warm waters of the Kuta beach, laze during the day, appreciate the photogenic sunsets and listen to nature’s symphony created when waves crash by, holding hands with your loved ones. 

 

Kuta Beach

BALI SAFARI AND MARINE PARK

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

One of the largest animal theme parks in Bali, the Bali Safari and Marine Park is an open zoo with over 60 species of wildlife including elephants, lions, orangutans, hippos, zebras and white tigers. Loved by the young and the old, animals are allowed to roam freely in massive open spaces that are akin to their natural habitats. The thoroughly enjoyable Bali Agung Show and the Night Safaris are major highlights of this 40 hectare park.

Bali Safari and Marine Park

PASIR PUTIH BEACH

LOCATION:- Candidasa, Bali, Indonesia

Pasir Putih is more of a secret beach in East Bali than a beloved sightseeing option. With its surprisingly white sands and jutting cliffs, this 400 metre wide place is now fringed by a number of local cafes and restaurants. If you intend to get away from the chaos of the island, this beach is a lifesaver. Located around 5 kilometers east of Candidasa, the coast of Pasir Putih is nestled between the villages of Perasi and Bugbug.

Pasir Putih Beach

NUSA DUA

LOCATION:- Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

Located on the eastern coastline, Nusa Dua is a beautiful upscale beach resort town. Long stretches of white sands, clean beach fronts and serene surroundings make Nusa Dua a hot favourite with tourists. You will find luxurious and classy resorts lined all along the beaches. In fact, it is not an aberration to say that luxury is synonymous with Nusa Dua. 
Safety and cleanliness are the USPs of this place. With numerous checkpoints, authorities ensure that tourists enjoy the best of Bali.

 

Nusa Dua

SANUR

LOCATION:- Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Sanur beach is just a 20-minute drive from the Denpasar International Airport. This beachside town is absolutely breathtaking. The wide paved beach is ideal for walking and cycling—the two best ways to enjoy a beach. The sandy beach that curves and forms a half-circle looks splendid. 
The ambience of this beach is quiet and relaxed. Sanur is among some of Bali’s best beaches and perfect for spending the day relaxing or indulging in water sports.

 

Sanur

BIRD WALKS

Grab a set of binoculars, arrange for a map of Ubud (a town in the uplands of Bali), and go exploring the terraced rice paddies and the lush rainforest surrounding the town, for some birdwatching. The dense greenery here might just let you spot Java Kingfisher, Bar-winged Prinia, Black-winged Starling, Scarlet-headed Flowerpecker, Java Sparrow, and numerous varieties of Butterflies. While early morning remains the ideal time (and preferred by birdwatchers), but given the rich population of bird species here, afternoons and even early evenings are equally perfect.  

Bird Walks

TANAH LOT TEMPLE

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Bali 82171, Indonesia

There is a chain of temples all along the south-west coast of Bali known to protect the country from the vagaries of the ocean. Tanah Lot is the most important and the most romantically picturesque of the seven temples in Bali in this chain. This much venerated sea temple is located about 20 kilometres from the capital city Denpasar. 
Dating back to the 15th century, Tanah Lot Temple was built by a priest named Nirartha. Perched atop a big rock most of which is now artificially reconstructed, this Hindu temple looks spectacular in the backdrop of sunset and the sea. It is indeed the best spot in Bali to witness a sunset from. Also the most photographed temple of Bali, it is quite commercialized and you will find all sorts of souvenir shops, restaurants and hawkers selling trinkets.

 

Tanah Lot Temple

PURA ULUN DANU BRATAN

LOCATION:- Lake Bratan, Bali, Indonesia

Bali owes its mystical energy to more than 20,000 temples scattered all over the island. Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is a water temple on Lake Bratan with many temples around it. Built in 1663, this temple is located on the shores of the scenic Lake Bratan amidst majestic mountains. 
The God of water bodies, Dewi Danu is worshipped here. The temple has 11 stories and the architecture is truly awe-inspiring. The sheer beauty of the magnificent structure, calmness of the water around and backdrop of mountains, altogether creates a surreal experience.

 

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

ULUWATU TEMPLE

LOCATION:- Bali, Indonesia

Located on south-west side of Bali, Uluwatu Temple is approximately an hour’s drive away from Nusa Dua or Kuta. The beauty of this temple is its unique architecture. 
Uluwatu is a nine-directional temple perched on a cliff which is 70 meters high. Stand at the top during sunset with waves crashing by and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. 
However, beware of monkeys. Here you will find a large number of monkeys who are not afraid of you and will take away your camera and glasses in a blink.

 

Uluwatu Temple

GOA GAJAH

LOCATION:- Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Goa Gajah near Ubud is an elephant shaped cave temple with a Shiv lingam and Ganesha idol at the end of dark tunnel passage. Stone carvings of various demons and characters depicting mythological stories make this place interesting. 
Goa Gajah is an important stop on your way to Kintamani from Ubud. With some restaurants and shops around you can spend a good hour here.

 

Goa Gajah

BESAKIH TEMPLE

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Jl. Raya Besakih, Karangasem, Indonesia

The ‘Mother Temple’ of Bali, the intricate complex of Besakih is an illustration of artistic prowess that existed some thousands of years ago. With rice terraces and verdant hills as their enclosure, travellers are thoroughly intrigued by these 86 Hindu shrines. The three temples dedicated to the Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are its most prominent features. Located in East Bali along the slopes of the volcanic Mount Agung, all castes are welcome inside Pura Besakih and it is imperative for visitors to wear sarongs.

Besakih Temple

PURA GOA LAWAH

LOCATION:- Pesinggahan Village, Dawan District, Klungkung, Bali, Indonesia

A sacred temple in East Bali that was supposedly created as early as the 11th Century by a local saint, the Pura Goa Lawah is perpetually shrouded in mystery owing to its bat caves that have some thousands of these eerie nocturnal creatures. With some remarkably complex architecture, people believe that healing waters abound in the temple’s caves along with a snake king. And no, this place has nothing to do with Batman.

Pura Goa Lawah

PURA MASCETI

LOCATION:- Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

One of the most important Balinese temples, the Pura Masceti is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is located north of Masceti Beach in the Medahan Village. With some intricate stone figurines, a grand entrance and splendid black sands in the background, this temple exudes peace and happiness. Owing to its agricultural significance, this is where local farmers come to pray for the wellbeing of their crops. However, those in relationships are advised to not visit this holy site as it carries the curse of separation.

Pura Masceti

UPSIDE DOWN WORLD, DENPASAR

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

The Upside Down World is very much like a parallel universe where seven rooms have their furniture arranged the wrong way up - 90-degrees to be precise. Defy the laws of gravity while you can and try to perch yourself on a sofa, a teacup in your hand. Opened in March 2016, this attraction is definitely the best place to take fun and very Instagram-worthy pictures of your Balinese adventure. The entrance is 50,000 Rupiah for children and 100,000 for adults.

Upside Down World, Denpasar

DOLPHIN CRUISE

Those heading to the gorgeous Lovina Beach in Bali (on the north-western side of the island) must add a dolphin cruise to their Bali itinerary. Home to plenty of dolphins, the seas here are best explored during dawn—for some of the most majestic sights of dolphins riding the water surface, and the stunning backdrop of the sun rising. The cruise is usually 45 minutes long, though you can ask for an add-on trip to the Gitgit Waterfall and Lake Bratan for additional thrills.  

 

Dolphin Cruise

BIG TREE FARMS BAMBOO CHOCOLATE FACTORY, KUTA

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Badung, Bali, Indonesia

The Big Tree Farms Bamboo Chocolate Factory, supposed to be the most sustainable chocolate factory on this planet, is a great place to sample organic chocolate along with coconut palm sugar and sea salt. A glass of sinful hot chocolate is provided as a welcome drink and watching the manufacturing process of the world’s favourite dessert is a whole lot of fun, especially for children. Tours need to be booked in advance for around 25,000 Rupiah. Take the one hour tour to watch chocolate being transformed from beans to the much loved bars.

 

Big Tree Farms Bamboo Chocolate Factory, Kuta

WATERBOM BALI

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

A tropical waterpark occupying 3.8 hectares of land, the waterslides of Waterbom are not for the faint-hearted and have rightly been deemed the best in Asia. With attractions like the ‘Water Blaster’ and ‘Flowrider’, every twist and turn of its many chutes will release a million endorphins in your system. Considering the staggering array of dining options, you will never want to leave this happy place.

Waterbom Bali

THE BARBER BY THE SINTESA JIMBARAN HOTEL

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia

A full service bar that is reminiscent of a men’s barbershop of the 1930s, the BARber by the Sintesa Hotel in Jimbaran Bay is the perfect place to grab a drink with your friends and perhaps even get a free haircut. A concept bar and lounge like no other, there are plenty of discounts and freebies to ensure that you have a great time. Live music is a major plus and so are dedicated billiards and cigar areas.

The BARber by The Sintesa Jimbaran Hotel

SKY GARDEN BALI ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX (KUTA)

OPENING HOURS:- Mon - Sun: 5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION:- Legian, Bali, Indonesia

A happening discotheque with a rooftop lounge in the heart of Kuta, the Sky Garden Entertainment Complex is the perfect place to dance the night away with your friends. With four plush floors, the drinks at Sky Garden are great, the buffet is value for money if you are visiting in large groups and the DJs (including the likes of Afrojack and W&W) belt out some of the best music on the island.

Sky Garden Bali Entertainment Complex (Kuta)

PEMUTERAN COASTAL VILLAGE

LOCATION:- Pemuteran, Bali, Indonesia

Located northwest of Bali, the village of Pemuteran is quiet, thoroughly charming and entrenched in traditions and this is why the elderly are bound to enjoy. There is no dearth of natural beauty, relaxing spa facilities, quaint restaurants and beachfront resorts. Visit a temple, soak in a hot spring and witness a sacred dance performance, Pemuteran will keep you coming back for more. In fact, the name ‘Pemuteran’ literally translates into “come back to you”. You could either rent a car or take the Pemuteran shuttle service in order to get to this coastal village. 

Pemuteran Coastal Village

SURFING

If you’re looking for adventurous things to do in Bali, you can go surfing at Kuta, Tuban, Legian, Seminyak, and Echo beach. With over 60 surfing sites scattered across the island, Bali spoils adventure lovers with abundant choice. Mild and manageable waves of Kuta and Legian beach make these an ideal ground for beginners to try the sport, and those who are proficient at it can head to Bukit to ride the torrential waters. The months from April to August see the best waves at most surfing sites, with good easterly winds coming in. The wet season is from November until March when the waves are not as large and intimidating. 

 

Surfing

FISHING

As your speed boat races towards deeper waters, chances are that you’ll start spotting big fish around. Marlin, Giant Trevally, Tuna Dogtooth, Tuna Yellowfin, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, Barracuda, Ruby Snapper and Amberjack—these are some of the fish you can catch while you’re on your fishing expedition in Bali. All fishing operators here acquaint you with the techniques—from the exciting jiggling to trolling. Kuta, Sanur and Benoa Harbour in Bali are great for fishing and all these haunts are dotted with a surfeit of operators who will help you plan your fishing adventures throughout. 

Fishing

DIVING

Taking the plunge and going diving in Bali is as must-do as sampling a street-side chaat in India. Scuba diving and snorkelling are the big attractions of Bali. Shacks and shops at almost all beaches of Bali offer diving equipment on rent; they also connect you to an instructor for your diving expedition. Some of the best diving zones around Bali include South Bali (Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, Sanur), East Coast of Bali (Padang bai, Candidasa, Tulamben, Amed) and North West Coast of Bali (Menjangan Island, Permutaran, Lovina, Gilimanuk). 

 

Diving

BIKING

Steal some tricks from Julia Robert’s Eat, Pray, Love and explore the beautiful island of Bali on two wheels. As you cycle your way through the winding alleyways, narrow markets and the hilly terrains of this picturesque island, you’ll discover some of its fascinating hidden gems. From food carts selling Babi Guling (suckling pig) and restaurants that whip up delicious Bebek Betutu (smoked duck) to the charms of the lush rice terraces and the Ubud Monkey Forest, just rent a bike and collect interesting experiences on your way! Meandering pathways around the hills in Ubud and Bedugul also offer curvy trails for mountain biking. 

 

Biking

WHITE WATER RAFTING

One you’ve had your fill of the gorgeous beaches and the vibrant markets of Bali, head out for some adventure to try the exciting White Water Rafting. Organized by numerous operators at Telaga Waja River, Ayung River, and Melangit River, White Water Rafting in Bali pumps your adrenaline and how! All three tracks in the rivers range from eight to 16 km and go from being easy to really challenging at various spots, thus it is not advised for small children and the elderly. 

White Water Rafting

TREKKING

If you are an adventure enthusiast and have ticked all the mainstream attractions off your list in Bali, we strongly recommend that you go trekking and explore the verdant outer terrains that surround the island. The highest mountain in Bali, the Gunung Agung, is the ideal ground for trekkers looking to climb heights—it goes as high as over 9000 feet above sea level. Offering unmatched views of the island’s stunning coastline and the emerald covers spread all around, the peak is a stratovolcano and features a large and deep crater which occasionally produces smoke and ash. It takes around four to six hours to climb the mountain, but the vistas make it worthwhile. Traveller tip: take a midnight trek up to Gunung Agung and reach the peak right at sunrise for an unforgettable sight! 

Trekking