57 Things To do in Bali

Bali is a dream destination for many – and for good reason. It is simply an amazing island. I have come to love Indonesia after my visit. It has everything from paradise beaches to delicious Indonesian food to incredible waterfalls to beautiful temples. Bali is a destination I would recommend to anyone. And when I recommend a destination to someone, people tend to ask what to do there. Therefore I have now made a list of things to do on this amazing island for anyone who might want to visit someday.

Here are 57 things you can do if you are going to Bali:

1. Watch the traditional Kecak dance at Uluwatu temple

2. Visit the plantations – everything from vanilla to coconut

3. Climb to the top of the Tegenungan waterfall

4. Visit the Tanah Lot temple

5. Try some of the local spices

6. Get a drink at Rock Bar

7. Go on a 2-3 day trip to the Gili Islands (about 2 hours away by boat)

8. Get the Mandi Lulur treatment at Bali Botanica Spa


9. Try some of the world’s most expensive coffee – Kopi Luwak

10. Do the Campuhan Ridge hike

11. Volunteer to teach english to children at a school

12. Explore the secret canyons of Sukawati

13. Try some Nasi Goreng

14. Visit Besakih – both the village and the temple

15. Take a surfing lesson

16. Enjoy life from the pool at Potato Head Club

17. Slide down the Aling Aling waterfalls

18. Drive a scooter in the crazy traffic

19. Have dinner at Bridges

20. Eat lots of Acai bowls

21. Do some sunrise yoga at Ubud Yoga House


22. Explore the rice fields on a bike

23. Watch the sunset on Kuta Beach

24. Join the locals at the morning market in Ubud

25. Go to the hot springs – Air Panas Banjar

26. Make friends with the monkeys at the Monkey Forest in Ubud

27. Get sunset drinks at Ku De Ta

28. Get an amazing seafood dinner on the beach in Jimbaran Bay

29. Enjoy the beauty of the Tegalalang rice terraces

30. Get a 24K gold facial at Goldust in Seminyak

31. Walk on the black sand at Amed Beach

32. Visit the Nusa islands

33. Make your own chocolate at the Pod Chocolate Factory

34. Visit the secret gardens of Sambangan

35. See the lotus flowers by the Pura Taman Saraswati temple

36. Enjoy the view of Mount Batur from Kintamani

37. Learn how to cook traditional Indonesian food at a cooking class at Café Wayan


38. Go dolphin watching at Lovina beach

39. Visit Ubud Palace

40. Order a pizza at Jamie’s in Kuta

41. Dare yourself to go inside of the elephant cave – Goa Gajah

42. Rent a private villa

43. Take a cool picture at the Ubud Swing

44. Go white water rafting on Ayung River

45. Have a fancy dinner at Mozaic Restaurant

46. Explore the Kanto Lampo waterfalls from the bottom

47. Swim at the bottom of Dusun Kuning waterfall

48. Say hi to the baby elephants and the honey bears at the Elephant Camp

49. Visit the Tirtagangga Water Palace

50. Go to Padang Padang beach

51. Dive at the USS Liberty shipwreck from World War II

52. Get in the holy water at Pura Tirta Empul temple

53. Go snorkeling at one of the many paradise beaches

54. Take a class at Ubud Bontany Interaction

55. Explore the seven Sekumpul waterfalls

56. Visit the iconic temple – Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

57. Hike to the top of Mount Batur at 3 AM to watch the sunrise


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16 thoughts on “57 Things To do in Bali

  1. I have seriously been having Bali fever lately… like REALLY want to go. This is such a good post as well as you offer really specific places to go … so many posts like this are vague, so I find this so helpful!

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  2. I’ve been to Bali a couple of times and haven’t even gotten down to even 50% of your list! This just means I have to go back. And the view from Mount Batur looks like it as absolutely worth it 🙂

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  3. I’ve been to Bali many years ago, so I did quite a bit of things from your list. I have every intention on visiting again. I will use your list for all the other things I have not yet done while in Bali 🙂

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