Sun, beach, wellness, wildlife and amazing food, Bali has plenty to offer holiday seekers but with so many things to do choosing can be hard. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best things to see and do during your holiday in Bali, Indonesia to help you decide. Don’t miss out, read on to discover Bali’s top experiences and activities!

Our List Of Bali ‘Must Do’s’

When visiting a new destination, it’s important to know the must do activities that you shouldn’t miss out on! In Bali these are definitely:

  • Visiting the breath-taking Tegallalang Rice Terrace where you can see incredible views of the rice paddies as well as participate in different activities such as swinging over the view and zip lining.
rice terraces
  • Quad bike through the lush jungle and end the day with a lunch at a nearby beach club. This is an amazing experience for those wanting a slice of adventure (prepare to get muddy!)
  • Cycle through the seemingly endless UNESCO recognised rice paddy fields at Jatiluwih which offer superb vistas in all directions and are a marvel to behold. Your adventure will end with a sumptuous lunch overlooking the stunning scenery.
  • Hike Mount Batur for incredible sunset views! This is definitely worth the early start and takes around 2-3 hours to climb. The reward for the early wakeup call is a stunning vista of the surrounding countryside as well as views of the crater itself.
sunrise mt batur
  • Masterclass in silver making where you will learn the craft of silversmithing and design your own jewellery
  • Ayung white water rafting is perfect for those wanting a dose of adventure. Raft through whitewater rapids on Bali’s longest river.
  • Visit the spiritual water temple of Tirta Empul to experience traditional purification rituals in Bali. This is a great way to really experience the local culture.
tirta empul temple
  • Try the local Balinese food like nasi goreng, sate lilit, babi guling and lawar. The locals love their spice in Bali and regularly use sambal which is a fiery paste.
nasi goreng

Things To Do In Seminyak, Bali

  • Seminyak is full of amazing beach clubs for the day time and evening. Finn’s Beach Club is located next to Seminyak in Canggu which is just a 20 minute drive from Seminyak. Here you can enjoy a delicious lunch in the day, cocktail by the pool and entertainment through to the evening. They also have the most incredible sunsets! Other great beach clubs include Potato Head and Mrs Sippy.
Bali beach clubs
  • Visit one of the many small boutiques around Seminyak which sell clothes, jewellery, traditional Balinese items, and food.
  • There are so many restaurants and bars around Seminyak, we recommend eating out of your hotel a few nights to experience the local life and meet other tourists/locals as well as experience the nightlife of Seminyak
seminyak bali

Best Things For Young Adults To Do In Bali

  • Beach clubs – there are so many beach clubs in Bali, mainly in the south of the island although a great one in Ubud is Cretya Ubud which has amazing views of the rice terraces. Other beach clubs in the south include Finn’s Beach Club, Mrs Sippy, Potato Head, Sundays Beach Club and Savaya.
  • There are lots of bars and restaurants in the town centre of Ubud, as well as Canggu, Seminyak, Uluwatu, and Nusa Dua. These are great to meet other people your age who are also on holiday/travelling Bali.
  • For those who love adventure, we recommend quad biking, hiking Mt Batur, a scooter tour around the streets of Bali and visiting rice terraces to have a go on the famous swing.
  • If you want to relax, Bali is renowned for their massages and traditional rituals. You can find these in your hotel or in nearby local massage shops.
  • Bali is also a perfect choice for honeymoons as they have the same summer season as the UK wedding season. There are so many options to relax and unwind or enjoy a bit of adventure and experience the local culture. You can also take advantage of our complimentary gift list service if you book your honeymoon with us.

sunset in bali

Things For Families To Do In Bali

rafting bali
  • Trek along the ridges and valleys and visit the monkey forest in Ubud- this is great for kids.
  • Zipwire or swing over the awe-inspiring Tegallalang Rice Terraces, you even have the option of doing a double zip line if you don’t wish to do it alone.
  • White water raft down the mighty Ayung River.
  • Kayak across pristine lakes and trek through the jungle, stopping off for a swim in beautiful waterfalls.
  • Visit the spiritual water temple of Tirta Empul.
  • Authentic Balinese cooking classes.
  • Indulge in spa and wellness. Many hotels offer kids’ spa and yoga sessions.
  • Cycling through Jatiulwih
cycling jatiluwih

For more information on families in Bali view our recent blog.

We hope we’ve helped you to find a list of fun activities and things to do during your next trip to Bali! Ready for the holiday of your dreams? Contact our holiday experts to design a tailor-made holiday just for you, full of the things you love.


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