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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah)
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.
Ubud Monkey Forest
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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