The magical island of Bali in Indonesia is a sight to behold. Whether it’s the perfectly carved temples, ever-green rice terraces, or the picturesque black and white beaches, it offers so many treasures to explore. With something for everyone, the paradise destination attracts the spiritual yogis, backpackers, surfers, luxury travelers and even families. If you’re traveling to Bali for the first-time or are looking to further discover Bali, then here’s a list of things that should be on your itinerary:
Wander into the ancient temples of Bali
Bali is commonly referred to as “The Island of the Gods”, and appropriately so. With thousands of temples, you need to at least get lost in one of these peaceful locations. Some temples worth checking out include the Uluwatu, Bedugul, Tanah Lot and the holiest of them all, the Besakih Temple or Mother Temple. Ever wanted to pray underwater? The hidden underwater temple in Pemuteran should pique your interest. If you are looking to explore the underwater beauty of Bali whether you’re a seasoned scuba diver or a novice wanting to do your first scuba diving Bali then check out all the tours that are available at Bali Villas and More. They have many scuba diving locations it suite your underwater delights.
Go on a pilgrimage: Climb a volcanic mountain before sunrise
If your active juices flowing, perhaps a trek on a volcano can do the trick. Hike one of Bali’s volcanic mountains at least once; this includes Mount Merbuk, Mount Bratan, Mount Agung and Mount Batu. Not only are the morning hikes invigorating, but the breathtaking view of sunlight peeking out of the velvet sky, is indescribable.
A Mount Batur trekking tour is a relatively easy climb and worth the effort to witness the sun rising over Indian Ocean. Be sure to pack some warm clothes as the temperature does drop considerably compared to the balmy days of Seminyak beach.
Take a quad biking tour through the rice paddles
You can’t think about Bali without acknowledging its lush rice terraces in all their endless green glory. With breathtaking panoramic views all across Bali, a biking tour is necessary to discover bali at its best. Your first stop should be Yeh Gangga, along the coast from Tannah Lot, where you’ll find some of the most beautiful rice terraces and black sand beaches. For a truly unforgettable experience, try a sunset tour.
An ATV adventure Bali is perfect for families, singles or large groups. Enjoy the exhilaration of racing down the beach to the quiet ride through the greenest of rice paddies and through Bali’s oldest villages.
Be sure to book early and don’t forget about the amazing sunset tour that will leave you breathless.
Bali Island ATV is Australian owned and operated so you’re getting the best possible service and all guides speak fluent English so you get the most out of your ATV tour.
Discover hidden beaches
As an island, Bali is naturally known for its beach life. But if you want to avoid the touristy crowds at the Kuta beach, there are number of hidden beauties you can explore. Get lost in Suluban Beach Cave, right under Uluwatu beach and discover Uluwatu’s magnificent sea temple. For the quiet explorer the shimmering waters of Nyang Nyang Beach are perfect. But if you have an appetite for mysteries, Amed’s black sandy beaches will draw you in, with their lagoons being a favorite for those who love snorkeling and diving adventures.
Stay in a luxury villa
Since you’re on your dream holiday, why not indulge yourself? You deserve it. Whether it’s a snazzy budget hotel or a majestic option, find the perfect villa for your stay. Some luxury villas include a private pool, a butler, and stunning scenery, as part of the package. If you want more then you can consider experiencing some of the best infinity pools with mesmerizing views of the ocean. Get the feel that you’re floating among the clouds, with Munduk Moding Plantation’s cliff-side “pool among the clouds”. For the nature lover, the Hanging Gardens Ubud, Alila Uluwatu and Alila Ubud are a must try.
You can choose from literally hundreds of villas positioned all over the Island, from Ubud to the best range of Seminyak villas or for the more luxurious travelers you can book your very own private villa on white sandy beaches of Nusa Dua.
Bali Villas and More are Australian owned and have offices and staff in Bali to ensure you get the most out of your Bali vacation.
They also offer an extensive range of adventure tours across the island for those that like to be active on their holiday.
Treat yourself to a spa treatment
Stretch out in an open air massage villa, and allow your mind and body to melt away as you take in the tantalizing glimpses of what mother nature has to offer. Or, why not be treated by team of therapists at AMO Spa which is considered the best spa in Bali, where massages, manicures, pedicures and a range of other treatments are on offer.
AMO Spa offer an extensive range of well-priced spa and salon services in 3 convenient location including central Seminyak, Petitenget and Canggu which is their latest spa location.
Their staff are highly trained and ready to make you feel and look your best. They also offer the convenient mobile service, where their staff come to your hotel or villa.
You can’t truly discover Bali without a visit to Ubud, the island’s artistic and spiritual center, with a world of sites to visit. Explore nature, temples, art, mountains, rivers, culture, rice fields and indulge in an array of Balinese cuisine.Be a monkey magnet at the Sacred Monkey Forest. Here you’ll find hundreds of macaques monkeys roaming around, sacred places and small temples surrounded by a jungle forest. Top off the evening with incredible Balinese dance performances at the Puri Saren Palace. Yoga is also home to thriving yoga scene, so if you’re looking for a one off class, or a yoga retreat, you’ll find your zen here.
Yoga retreats in Bali are often focused around the Ubud area due to the healing properties of the ancient jungles, temples and rice paddies. You can take a few hour Yoga session or stay a week to really concentrate on improving your Yoga skills by learning from some of the world’s leading Yoga masters. Ubud has so much to offer all types of tourists delights and at only a short 90 minute drive from central Seminyak, you can take a day trip or stay awhile.
Have a thrill at abandoned locations
If you’re looking for adventures on a path less travelled, then Bali has a world of secret phantoms waiting to be discovered. Test your adventurous side by coming face-to-face with the dead at the Trunyan Island. Rather than bury or cremate the dead, the Trunyan people leave the bodies to decompose in bamboo cages under a huge Taru Menyan tree, which helps mask the smell of the decaying bodies. Definitely not for the faint-hearted, you’ll stare straight into the eyeball-less sockets of skeletons all over the area. If this doesn’t spook you, go ghost-hunting at places abandoned for inconclusive reasons such as the or the uncompleted Taman Rekreasi Bedugul hotel.
Bali Honeymoon Luxury Villas
Bali is fast becoming one of the world’s premiere honeymoon locations. And well why not with so many things to see and do from blue water coves and sandy beaches, to lush jungle forests to luxury central villas close to world famous restaurants and designer shopping outlets.
And if you’re looking for the ultimate in Bali honeymoon villas then you simply must stay at Huu Villas Bali. Situated in central Seminyak you are only minutes’ walk to everything.
The also offer unique service starting with private car transfers, daily unlimited massages, access to the exclusive Finns Recreation Club along with private staff and pool and your very own staff to ensure all your needs are met.
Ensure you book early as Huu Villas are a popular spot for the repeat Bali traveler as is sure to meet your every desire.
Ask about their private dining and don’t forget about their welcome cocktail which is sure to get you in the holiday mood.
Eat and Drink the Night Away.
Bali has a buzzing dining and nightlife scene. The tourist hotspots of South Bali have amazing quality restaurants offering up cuisines from around the globe.
Sea Vuu Play must simply be on the check list for Seminyak Bali nightlife agenda. They offer an incredible menu of delicious meal, cold beer and a long list of exquisite cocktails that will help get the toes tapping as you dance the night away to tunes from the Island’s leading DJ’s.
They also run the famous Sunday market so you can shop from an array of designers clothes and jewelry all whilst enjoying a drink from the bar or comfy couch.
Sea Vuu Play also have one of Bali’s leading sports bar facilities with large screen that play some of the world best sporting events. There is something for everybody at Sea Vuu Play so make sure you call past for a quick drink or dance the night away.