17 Absolutely Unmissable Things To Do In Bali 

There are many things to do in Bali, for any budget and any taste. It’s just a matter of knowing where to start.

Indonesia has been the first country I have ever traveled to in Asia. I was excited about visiting, because everyone spoke marvels about it, and my travel plans were such that I would also visit Bali, a bucket list destination according to many. I didn’t know much about Indonesia at all, and even less about Bali, actually. All I knew was that one of the things to do in Bali is surfing, since a bunch of my friends who surf and travel the world in search of the best waves kept raving about it.

It took me about a minute after I arriving in Indonesia and getting out of the airport to know that if anything, I would be in for a huge cultural shock, which would be a positive and a negative one at the same time. I fell in love with the people: so kind, so warm, so friendly. And I truly enjoyed some of the places I have visited, such as Komodo and Rinca islands, for they are beautifully wild. I didn’t feel the same about some others such as Mount Bromo – I felt mass tourism has had a negative impact on them and that they were somewhat exploited.

Read more about Komodo and Rinca islands on my post “How to find heaven on earth.” 

Of all the places I have visited, Bali isn’t among those I fell in love with, to the point that I wonder if Bali has lost its magic. I just don’t get what the huge hype about it is. Yet, I must admit that having a try at some of the recommended things to do in Bali was fun.

Read my post “Has Bali lost its magic?” 

Without having the presumption of being a Bali expert, and despite having spent a limited time exploring the island, I still think I can point out what to do Bali to make the most of it, and suggest the unmissable ones among the things to do in Bali that I have tried.

17 Absolutely Unmissable Things To Do In Bali

Confronting the monkeys in Monkey Forest, Ubud

It’s no secret that I love monkeys. I get giggly and excited any time I see them or even just hear them as they play, jumping from tree branch to tree branch in the jungle. That is why, if I had to give recommendations for what to do in Bali, the first thing that would come to my mind would be to do a guided tour of the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, in Ubud. There are actually three temples in Monkey Forest, but the main attraction to me is by far the macaque monkeys.

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One of my favorite things to do in Bali: watching the monkeys – photo courtesy of Seth Carnill

Far from being friendly, these monkeys are hungry and quite naughty. They steal anything from visitors – from bottles of water to sunglasses. In fact, they tried to steal mine right from my face and I had to trick them to get them back. Yet, I thought that seeing these little evils playing around, picking fleas off each other and blatantly posing for picture was by far among the things to do in Bali.

These are some of the best tours in Bali to see the monkeys:

Visiting the temple of Ulu Watu

The Pura Luhur Ulu Watu is only one of the various temples located on the South coast of Bali. While visiting the temple is a must do in Bali, what I loved the most about it is the fact that it offers some breathtaking views of the coast and the ocean, as well as of the cliffs that drop directly into the sea. I arrived just before sunset, and I think that is the best time to visit. I spent a good hour in awe of the show of the fishing boats sailing the ocean and passing through the light beams that the sun threw on the sea. Having seen the amazing sunset from Ulu Watu, I have little doubt as to why visiting this temple is one of the things to do in Bali.

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Ulu Watu is one of the best places to visit in Bali

Ulu Watu is also home to a colony of naughty monkeys who never fail to entertain visitors with their tricks, which include stealing whatever they find amusing and entertaining, especially shiny objects. Although some find the naughty monkeys quite annoying, to me it was a welcome bonus. As I said before, seeing the monkey is what to do in Bali for some good fun.

These are some of the best tours of Ulu Watu:

Experiencing a Kecak show

I like experiencing local culture wherever I go – whether this means walking around the streets and meeting the locals, learning about the traditional activities or even seeing traditional rituals and shows. Lots of people who visit Bali agree that seeing the Kecak show is what to do in Bali. Also known as the Ramayana Monkey Chant, this is a performance where a group of 150 men, who wear a checked cloth around their waists, percussively chant “cak” and move their hands and arms. The show depicts a battle from the Ramayana Hindu poem.

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It may be geared to tourists, but I think that seeing the Kecak dance is one of the best things to do in Bali – photo courtesy of Rom

Many people who visit Bali agree that one of the highlights of their journey is seeing – or better, experiencing – a Kecak show. The performance I saw took place in the beautiful setting of Ulu Watu open air theatre, at sunset time. It was amazing: the theatre small and intimate, and the show a lot fun, as the performers regularly involved members of the public. Sure, it was on the touristy side. But why would I care, since it was so much fun? So, if you ask me, I would definitely argue that experiencing a Kecak show in Ulu Watu is one of the things to do in Bali.

Tickets to the show are available online:

Eating some delicious food

People who visit Bali always point out how delicious the food is there. I am not what people would call “a foodie”. In fact, while I do enjoy good food, I am actually quite picky. However, I must say that trying the local specialties (ok, not all local specialties: I will never be caught trying grasshoppers or intestines) and enjoying a nice meal are some of my favorite activities while I travel. And eating is what to do in Bali to learn more about its culture.

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Looking for things to do in Bali? Just eat!

Bali is packed with amazing restaurants. Whether I had a taste for western food (any western food), Asian, Indonesian or Balinese cuisine, I found some very good (and more than affordable) restaurants. There’s even lots of vegan restaurants in Ubud. I must thus say that, despite not having a huge interest in food, I came to the conclusion that one of the things to do in Bali is hitting the fantastic restaurant scene and having a delicious meal.

These are some of the best food tours of Bali:

Having dinner by the ocean

Among the things to do in Bali there’s hitting one of the many beautiful beaches. I have also said that one enjoying the restaurant scene is what to do in Bali. Putting together one of Bali beaches with the many good restaurants is a guarantee of entertainment. There are many restaurants on the beach – buildings ruining what once surely was a beautiful, secluded and wild place. That is the result of mass tourism and uncontrolled development. All these restaurants place their tables on the sand and customers can get their feet sandy when they walk to their table.

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Having dinner by the ocean is one of the best things to do in Bali – photo courtesy of hl_1001 (flickr)

One thing people should be aware of is that having dinner on the beach in Bali is less than an exclusive experience. Since it is one of the things to do in Bali, pretty much everybody does it – and what in another country with a more protected coast line could be an incredibly romantic date, in Bali feels more like a crowded beach party.

Yet, I admit that I enjoyed the experience. Between the good food and the huge waves that broke loudly on the shore, I must say I ended up having a really good time. Hence, I do recommend having dinner by the ocean as one of the top things to do in Bali.

Learning how to cook a proper Balinese meal

Not only I am not a foodie, but I am also a clumsy cook. The kind of clumsy that regularly forgets a pot on the stove, goes about some business in the house and then realizes that food has been cooking for way longer than the required time. Yet, actually learning how to prepare some Balinese food from scratch is what to do in Bali to appreciate its culture more. I should thus receive a round of applause for actually enrolling in a Balinese food cooking class, as this was truly an act of bravery from me.

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Taking a cooking class with a local: one of the things to do in Bali – photo courtesy of Juan Jerez

I took a cooking class, thanks to which I was able to get in touch with a local family who was glad to meet me, show me a bit of their daily life and traditions and teach me how to prepare a Balinese meal. I must say it was actually a great experience. The first chore was going to the market (going to the market is one of the things to do in Bali, so this was exciting for me!) and shop for fresh produce, and then we prepared a meal which we all ate. I am still here to tell the story, so I guess it didn’t go so bad. I can definitely confirm that enrolling in a cooking class is what to do in Bali.

Those interested in taking a cooking class in Bali should check out Cookly, a website that offers a large selection of cooking classes for travellers, making it easy to book them online. Find out more about cooking classes in Bali here on Cookly. There’s also a Balinese cooking class at an organic farm.

Seeing the rice terraces

Apparently, seeing the rice terraces is one of the ultimate things to do in Bali. As I have said before, I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I found out I would visit Bali. I didn’t have a clear vision of it in my mind, though from what I had heard, I figured it would be a tropical island with lush vegetation and a quiet pace of life. I also pictured green rice patties where a few farmers could be seen working the land.

For the most part, Bali happened to be completely different from what I thought it would be (lots of traffic, really crowded and overall too commercial for my taste). But one thing that didn’t disappoint me was finding that there actually are rice patties and terraces all over the island, and there is a good reason why visiting is one of the things to do in Bali and why they are among the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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The gorgeous rice fields are on the list of places to visit in Bali – photo courtesy of Juan Jerez

It is not hard to find rice patties in Bali. They are all over! Some of them are currently no more than a beautiful (large) garden in a lovely restaurant. Others are still properly used and farmed, and those are the best to see as they are just surrounded by green hills. Without the shadow of a doubt, I think that a tour of the rice terraces is one of the top things to do in Bali.

These are some of the best rice terraces tours of Bali:

Visiting the Elephant Cave

Among the things to do in Bali there is visiting the famous site of Goa Gajah, known as the Elephant Cave and located in the surroundings of Bedulu (about 20 minutes drive from Ubud). According to legend, this sanctuary was created by the nails of a giant called Kebo Iwa. It likely dates to the 11th century. It is carved in a rock wall and it is accessed through the huge mouth of a demon. In the inside of the cave, it is possible to spot some of the phallic symbols of Hindu god Shiva and of his feminine counterpart, as well as a statue of Ganesha, the god with the elephant head.

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Visiting the Elephant Cave surely is what to do in Bali – photo courtesy of Klaus Stiefel (flickr)

Visiting Goa Gajah is what to do in Bali, especially if in search of some quiet time and nature as there is a beautiful forest right behind it.

Here’s some tours that also go to the elephant cave:

Having an adrenaline rush with some water sports

I love sports. Even more so, I enjoy adventures sports. And if adventure sports get to be anywhere near water, then I am in for the fun. Bali is among the best places in the world to surf, given the consistently good quality of the waves. In general, trying water sports is what to do in Bali. Having an adrenaline rush by practicing some water sports (hint: they can be booked online!) is one of the things to do in Bali.

Here’s some of the best water sports tours in Bali:

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One of the things to do in Bali? Paragliding! – photo courtesy of Ikhlasul Amal (flickr)

Seeing the sunset in Kuta Beach

I did not like Kuta Beach, to be honest. I found it too commercial, too crowded, too congested and too dirty for my taste. Yet, I admit that walking down the beach in Kuta at sunset time was a real treat. The light was truly gorgeous, so beautiful that it made me forget about all the other things that I wasn’t enjoying there. I could not resist posing for some incredible sunset pictures. There is no denying that seeing the sunset in Kuta Beach is one of the things to do in Bali.

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Unmissable things to do in Bali: seeing the gorgeous sunset in Kuta Beach – photo courtesy of Seth Carnill

Visiting the nearby islands

One of the things to do in Bali is to get away from the chaos of the island by going to the nearby quieter ones. There’s many islands that can be explored from Bali. Gili may be the most famous one, but Nusa Lembongan, Penida and Ceningan are also worth visiting and they are a lovely getaway from the busy streets of Kuta and Seminyak. They just look like what Bali used to look 20 years ago.

Biking around

Most locals and even tourists in Bali ride scooters. Traffic is insane and the pollution gets worst by the minute. I am all in favor of protecting the environment, not to mention that I actually love biking. Taking a bike tour, going to the most rural parts of the island and getting close to the rice patties is what to do in Bali to get away from traffic and noise.

These are some of the best biking tours of Bali:


Among the things to do in Bali, there supposedly are some fantastic hikes. The trek to the Gunung Agung volcano, the highest peak of Bali at over 3100 meters, is a challenging yet amazing one which offers spectacular views.

Hiking Gunung Batur volcano is what to do in Bali for fantastic sights. However, the attraction is terribly mismanaged. Large numbers of visitors (perhaps more than the attraction can take), harassing vendors and (unreliable) guides may make the trip less than worthy.

Here’s some of the best guides hikes in Bali:


I am not what Sophie Kinsella would call “a shopaholic”. Given the choice, I would rather use all my money to fund my travels. Having said this, I do like browsing through local markets for curious finds, local crafts and souvenirs and bargains. Not to mention, through traveling I have developed some great haggling skills and I really enjoy practicing just to make sure I don’t forget how to do it. One of the things to do in Bali is shopping.

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Best things to do in Bali? Shop till you drop! – photo courtesy of Michael Sauers (flickr)

From high street shops to shopping malls, from the big famous brand stores found in Denpasar and Kuta to the lovely small boutiques of Ubud and the local markets, there is something for everyone in Bali. There is little doubt that shopping is what to do in Bali.

Partying at a fantastic club

I said many times before that of all the things to do in Bali, visiting Kuta Beach is the one I enjoyed the least. Yet, there is one thing that Kuta Beach is really good for: partying! The number of clubs to go to in Kuta is enormous. The best ones are all by the beach, like the exclusive Potato Head Beach Club, which has access to a pool and is perfect to enjoy a wonderful sunset while dancing away and sipping a delicious cocktail. Partying at a beach club is definitely one of the things to do in Bali.

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Best things to do in Bali? Party!! – photo courtesy of Dean Wallis (flickr)

Getting a massage

Bali was the last stop of a very demanding press trip across Indonesia, for me. I arrived completely exhausted and in need of some pampering. The good news is that both Ubud and Kuta Beach are packed with places where it is possible to walk in and get a massage, a foot rub, or a head rub for a real steal. Getting a relaxing massage is definitely what to do in Bali.

To discover more about the best spa in Bali check my post “The 23 Best Spa In Bali.”

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Unmissable things to do in Bali: getting a massage – photo courtesy of Matthew Kenrick (flickr)

Relaxing in a fabulous resort

The number of beautiful hotels and resorts available in Bali is just incredible, and staying in one of them is what to do in Bali. The best ones are well hidden gems, far away from the traffic and the noise that plague the island. My choice was Ubud Dedari Villas, a gorgeous boutique resort in Bedulu, at about 20 minutes drive from Ubud and really close to the Elephant Cave, one of the places to visit in Bali. I knew from the minute I walked in that I was in for a real treat. The personnel immediately welcomed me and showed me to my beautiful room. In order to get there I had to walk through a lush garden where other villas were also located, right next to the infinity pool.

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One of the best things to do in Bali: relaxing in a fantastic resort

All of the villas have their own veranda and a stunning view over the forest and the hills. My room was plush: a huge bed, a beautiful balcony with sun beds where I enjoyed a delicious breakfast every morning, and an enormous bathroom with a lovely shower and a jacuzzi too – because relaxing in a jacuzzi is what to do in Bali.

Ubud Dedari Villas is very quiet, something that should never be taken for granted in Bali – the only noise that can be heard is that of the creek that runs below and of cicadas living in the trees. There was a free shuttle service that took me to Ubud any time I needed, so if I wanted to go out I knew I would not have to haggle to get a taxi (by the way, haggling is one of the things to do in Bali).

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Taking in a gorgeous view – one of the things to do in Bali

Staying in a fabulous resort is one of the top things to do in Bali, and Ubud Dedari Villas is definitely one a great one.

Other places to stay in Ubud are Sri Ratih Cottages and Gajah Biru Bungalows.

These are some of the best hotels in Ubud:

Have you been to Bali? What were your favorite things to do in Bali?

Read more about Indonesia on my post “Fantastic things to do in Indonesia.”

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  • christine
    3 December 2015 at 14:46

    Great list. I just booked my ticket for December so I will be referring back to this when I arrive!

  • Prianka | Map Halves
    3 December 2015 at 17:20

    These are some great suggestions! I wasn’t a huge fan of Kuta myself but I understand why it is so popular. Did you get to Nusa Lembongan? It was my favourite place in Bali, by far!

  • Anita Hendrieka
    3 December 2015 at 21:35

    The monkey forest was one of the most terrifying things I had to confront haha!

    • Claudia Tavani
      4 December 2015 at 19:49

      Hahahahahaha I love them. They are hilarious and naughty, a bit like me!

  • Nancy
    3 December 2015 at 21:51

    Okay, the monkey got my morning started with a huge grin. What a great photo! You also really captured the area well. Bali has so much to explore and enjoy and now I must go just to see the Elephant Cave!

    • Claudia Tavani
      4 December 2015 at 19:50

      Have fun exploring and watch out for the traffic!

  • Inma
    4 December 2015 at 16:57

    And getting stuck in traffic jams.. No kidding now, awesome selection of experiences in Bali, girl!

    Itching to go back to our beloved Indonesia 🙂

  • Guiselaine
    4 December 2015 at 18:38

    Hiking through the rice fields near Unbud is one of the best things to do and on the way you come across small villages with artist working on their art. Really nice thing to do. And there I had a nice conversation with an old lady working on the land. We could understand each other but it was just perfect with she talking and smiling. Me drinking a coco and listing and not understanding a thing sitting in the beautiful rice field scenario.

  • Madi @ Restless Worker
    4 December 2015 at 18:49

    Ah this brings back memories! I loved Bali it was so peaceful and happy and healthy and beautiful! The elephant cave was really cool to see and nothing beats the Rice paddies!

  • Heather Cole
    4 December 2015 at 22:50

    Some top notch ideas here, Bali is such a small island but has so much to do. Agree those monkeys are rather pesky 🙂 They absolutely terrified me and we had to cross through the forest in the dark to get back to our hotel each night, almost felt like carrying decoy bananas just in case 🙂

    • Claudia Tavani
      7 December 2015 at 9:24

      Hahahaha I had no idea it was actually open at night?

  • dannielle | While I'm Young and Skinny
    4 December 2015 at 22:52

    I’m with you – I didn’t exactly fall in love with Bali either – but then I didn’t do all of this stuff. I wish I had more time there, a week just wasn’t enough and I didn’t even get to Ubud! I did have a great night in a club in Kuta but stayed in Seminyak, it was much nicer than Kuta. Some of these things on your list look great. Can’t beat a massage in Bali!

    • Claudia Tavani
      7 December 2015 at 9:25

      Too bad you didn’t go to Ubud. Of the few places I have visited, I actually enjoyed that the most

  • Richard Collett
    5 December 2015 at 10:15

    I have to agree, getting away from Bali was the best thing I did in Indonesia. The smaller, less touristy islands are much more genuine. There’s some real unexplored places out there!

    • Claudia Tavani
      7 December 2015 at 9:26

      Yet the tourism board keeps pushing Bali as THE best destination. Oh well – in a way, this means that at least the rest of the islands are protected from that ugly mass tourism that exploits and ruins everything!

  • Jen
    5 December 2015 at 10:39

    Despite your lack of enthusiasm for the destination in general, I’m glad you found some things that allowed you to enjoy a portion of your visit. The sunsets and the secluded villa were my favorites on your list.

  • Anne Klien ( MeAnne)
    5 December 2015 at 11:24

    That monkey photo is hilarious. …. I love the relaxing bit massages and watch the kecak dance oh and lots of balinese food

  • Sue @NoFixedAbodeForSue
    5 December 2015 at 11:44

    Your pictures look beautiful and I love all the ideas that you have come up with, this list would certainly keep us busy. I laugh at your monkey comment as we found exactly the same thing when we saw them ‘up close and too personal’ for sure.

  • Jill Patterson
    5 December 2015 at 11:47

    Great list. I love that you were able to come up with all these great things even though you didn’t enjoy your time there. I have intentions to visit Bali eventually, it’s not high on my list because I suspect it will be far to touristic for my tastes, but I’ve heard the people are amazing so that it why I will eventually go 🙂

  • Economical Excursionists
    5 December 2015 at 12:48

    We LOVED Bali! Wish we could have spent more time there. We really enjoyed getting away from the crowds of Kuta and Ubud and could have stayed in Amed forever! Great diving, amazing people and beautiful temples nearby. The wonderful thing about Bali is there is something there for everyone

  • Erica
    5 December 2015 at 15:38

    I lasted an hour in Kuta and got out of there as soon as I could. I went to Bali on my honeymoon and I loved it, but I feel like if I didn’t go there on a honeymoon, it would have been a different experience. I did catch the Balinese new year so I think that has made my experience closer to authentic if anything.

    I also do not consider Bali is one of my top spots simply because I wasn’t a fan of the food. And food always makes a big impact on my travels.

    • Claudia Tavani
      7 December 2015 at 9:30

      Mmmmm well. I am Italian. That should tell you how much I love food in other countries 😉

  • Monica
    5 December 2015 at 16:18

    Food, dining, cooking, massage – that would be my choice, in this order exactly.
    Is diving possible? You mentioned water sports – but there was nothing about diving specifically.

    • Claudia Tavani
      7 December 2015 at 9:30

      I think there is diving. I don’t dive though 🙂

  • Danik
    5 December 2015 at 18:12

    Love the photos on this blog! A great read! 🙂

  • Fiona @ London-Unattached
    5 December 2015 at 18:31

    I’ll stick to dinner looking out over ocean and skip the paragliding! But the elephant cave looks really intriguing

  • Elaine J. Masters
    5 December 2015 at 20:31

    Great ideas for those wanting a more authentic journey in Bali. I love shopping for unique fabrics and brought many home from Sri Lanka but it looks like Balinese batik would be something to search for in the shops. I’d go also to explore the waterlife and dive.

  • Traveling Rockhopper
    5 December 2015 at 20:36

    I’m one of these people who are not impressed by Bali and don’t really like it, but the rice fields there are really beautiful there! That’s my best memory, together with delicious food! 😀

  • Travelwith2ofus
    5 December 2015 at 23:52

    I have not visited Indonesia and by extension Bali, but I plan to. I am so happy that I read this article. Now I know what to honestly expect in Bali. Would definitely love to try the food but also learn to cook some of the dishes. I would not mind visiting the Elephant Cave. It looks so interesting.

    • Claudia Tavani
      7 December 2015 at 9:32

      Read my other post on Bali. That will give you an even better idea 🙂

  • Anda
    6 December 2015 at 2:31

    I’d like to do some of these things myself if I ever make to Bali (which I hope I will!). I would particularly be interested in visiting the Elephant Cave and visit the beaches. As for the monkeys, I’m a little nervous in their presence. They are very unpredictable.

  • Criz
    6 December 2015 at 10:39

    Those naughty monkeys are sooo cute and hilarious! I would love to see it and experience the Kecak show too. Thank you for giving us an overview on what to expect when visiting Bali!

  • Rishabh & Nirali
    6 December 2015 at 12:41

    Looks like we’ll have to spend quite a few days getting acquainted with this beautiful city 😛

  • Bethany Dickey
    6 December 2015 at 15:48

    I absolutely love that one sunset picture on the beach! Rice paddies are at the top of my list – whether I see them in Bali or somewhere else, they’re just so beautiful!

  • Leticia - trucosviajeros
    6 December 2015 at 18:38

    Great list! I would love to se the Kecak show. Maybe just too touristic?

  • Laura
    6 December 2015 at 20:16

    The elephant cave and the temples would be first on my list. I love the monkeys too though. That’s a really cute picture. Bali has been on my list for a long time. I need to move it up!

  • Dave from Daves Travel Pages
    6 December 2015 at 20:21

    A shame you never got the chance to cycle around Bali… i would have loved to hear your thoughts on it. The thing that really stood out for me in this post, was the Elephant cave. I had never heard of it before, and it looks like it should be part of a film set!

    • Claudia Tavani
      7 December 2015 at 9:36

      You hadn’t? I had read about it before and had to check it out, and it was really close to my hotel in Bedulu

  • Svet Dimitrov
    6 December 2015 at 22:31

    Hohoho, so many people are going to Bali these days and I hear it is still quite reasonable despite the streaming waves of tourists. Your pictures are just outstanding! I would love to cook a meal with a local 🙂

  • Andrea Leblang
    6 December 2015 at 22:49

    How did you know I’m spending a week in Bali in a few months? 😉 I’ve seriously had so much trouble figuring out the best things to do and see – your post is perfectly timed! Really excited about the Elephant Cave… and sunset on Kuta beach is a must! I absolutely love these suggestions. Thanks Claudia!

  • Lexi
    7 December 2015 at 2:16

    Love your photos, especially the one with the fire. How atmospheric!

  • Mags
    7 December 2015 at 3:36

    I love looking at photos of Bali. It’s so exotic and beautiful. I definitely hope to make it there one day and put your advice to use!

  • Alexis
    7 December 2015 at 5:18

    This is a really great list. All of these items look like things we would enjoy, especially the monkeys!!!

  • Mar
    7 December 2015 at 5:39

    I have been to Bali more times than I can admit 🙂 I have recently discovered the north of the Island and I highly recommend it. It is very different from the rest and it is a peaceful and very genuine Balinese part. All these are also great must-dos

    • Claudia Tavani
      7 December 2015 at 9:38

      I think I need to go visit the North. I was told it is much better than the rest!

  • Maya
    7 December 2015 at 7:08

    Looks like Bali has a lot to offer. I didn’t know monkeys can be so rude..I always thought they are just playful. But still would love to see them. I guess my number one activity would be biking on a bicycle (is it safe?). Great thing to do when visiting a new place.

    • Claudia Tavani
      7 December 2015 at 9:38

      If you stay away from places where there is traffic!!

  • Jenna
    7 December 2015 at 7:28

    Bali looks so amazing. I think my top things to do would be the monkey forest, hiking, all of the water sports, Kecak show and learning to cook a traditional meal. Great round up of things to do–it all looks fun!

  • Nic
    7 December 2015 at 15:27

    Awesome tips, really can’t wait to finally visit Bali. There looks like there is a real wide range of things to go from relaxing to adventure to culture, our perfect type of place!

  • Alison
    7 December 2015 at 18:01

    This is a great assortment of activities! Your insight into the commercial nature of Bali was interesting too. I hadn’t heard that before. Thanks for sharing!

  • Cupidtravellers
    27 March 2017 at 7:44

    That monkeys are so adorable. The post is very well written.

  • Mao
    18 April 2017 at 3:16

    Great post Claudia! I would have to go back and visit the temple of Ulu Watu next time.

    • Claudia Tavani
      20 April 2017 at 11:52

      Ulu Watu is simply unmissable! If you go, mind the naughty monkeys!

  • Ajay Kumar
    5 October 2017 at 10:02

    Thanks for this useful post !! You have cleared all my doubts about the best things to do in Bali. These things are really amazing for full enjoyment during holidays in Bali.

  • RK
    17 November 2017 at 11:13

    What a way to enjoy an entire week in Bali! Your choices of things to do are wonderful and are in sync with what every traveler wants to do. Bali is a wonderful destination where you can soak yourself in all types of adventure provided you have more than a week by your side. I wish you had a couple of photos of the inside of the Elephant Cave.


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