Top 10 Things To Do On Bali

Bali is a wonderful islandy and many may be tempted to enjoy the beaches and the nightlife and not venture further. That would be a mistake as this incredible island has much more to offer.

Here are our Top 10 Things To Do in Bali (away from the beach).

Sekumpul Waterfalls

Bali has a number of wonderful waterfalls, in fact there is even a waterfall route that you can follow to get to a number of the best falls on the Island.

Sekumpul is one of, if not the best of them all.

The 40 minute walk to the falls is relatively easy but well worth the time as you come across the 80 metre high drop to the beautiful pool at its base.

Sekumpul Waterfalls, Bali, Indonesia. Credit Bertahan Luxing on flickr

You can make the trip yourself or pay for a guide who will also show you the best viewpoints as well as a second waterfall.

Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Tegalalang Rice Terraces, Ubud, Bali. Credit Sebastian Pena Lambarri on Unsplash

North of Ubud lies a valley of rice paddies set in terraces on the hillside. The area is an excellent short trip from Ubud offering some truly incredible views as well as a host of cafes to satisfy your thirst and hunger.

Best visited in the morning.

Scuba Diving

Bali is a scuba diving mecca with world renowned dives sites, some of which are accessible from the shore.

There are plenty of opportunities for complete beginners to learn to dive and then experience incredible sights and experiences.

For more experienced divers there are large pelagic fish, including many sharks, macro eco-systems and wrecks to explore.

Scuba diving in Bali, Indonesia. Credit Chuck Miser on flickr

Tirta Empul

Tirta Empul, Bali Indonesia. Credit The 3B’s on flickr

Located just outside of Ubud this temple was made famous in the Julia Roberts film, Eat, Pray, Love and is made up of a number of pools filled by ornate fountains.

The water is sacred for many Hindus who come to bathe.


Head to Kuta to learn to surf on the gentle waves and then head to some of the best waves around in Sanur and Nusa Dua.

Water temperature is generally warm. Water quality is excellent. Pick the right spot, and the apres-surf scene is superb.

Ulun Danu Temple

On the edge of Baratan Lake in Bedugal is this wonderful temple and surrounding complex that attracts worshipers and visitors from all over Bali.

Ulun Danu Temple, Bali, Indonesia. Credit Jimmy McIntyre on flickr

Uluwatu Temple

Sitting on top of a cliff 70 metres above the sea is this incredible temple which offers incredible views and architecture.

There is also a population of monkeys here and there are often traditional Balinese dancers.

Another great spot for a wonderful sunset.

Uluwatu Temple, Bali, Indonesia. Credit Jorge Franganillo on flickr

Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah)

Elephant Cave, Bali, Indonesia. Credit |Amelia Isa on flickr

One of the holiest Hindu sites on Bali and dating back more than 1,000 years is this grotto covered in carvings of mythological creatures.

Tanah Lot Temple

One of the most famous sights on Bali, this Hindu temple sits on top of a large rock formation that over the years has become separated from the mainland. The temple can be reached on foot during low tide but is surrounded by the sea at other times.

Many flock here for the spectacular sunsets, so get there early for the best view.

Tanah Lot Temple, Bali, Indonesia. Credit William on flickr

Ubud Monkey Forest

Ubud Monkey Forest, Bali, Indonesia. Credit Enrico Strocchi on flickr.

With a population of around 700 long-tailed Balinese macaques, the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is a Hindu holy site and are believed to protect the area and the three Hindu temples within from evil spirits.

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