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What are the best things to do in Bali?
Bali has long been one of the most popular travel destinations in the entire world, let alone Indonesia, and with good reason. This glorious island (aka the 'Island of the Gods'), is a truly spectacular natural wonder to behold. Enshrouded by sparking azure seas lined with golden-white sand beaches, Bali is truly a surfer's paradise. So, if you are looking for a beach holiday to rival all others then you will be hard-pressed to find a better destination than the island the rests in the centre of Indonesia. Aside from the charming sea and sand, Bali has a wide variety of other awesome attractions to enjoy, from gilded temples, natural caves, stunning waterfalls, museums, and bustling markets. If you are a big lover of history and culture, then you could spend weeks learning about all of the local legends and Balinese traditions in areas such as Ubud. For the more adventurous people, Bali will not disappoint when it comes to activities such as muck and wreck diving, surfing, and flying through the jungle canopy via zip-line. In other words, whether you are travelling with children, as a couple, or on your own, there is something to offer everyone in Bali.
Besides kicking back in your private beach hotel in Bali, enjoying the world-class cuisine, and explore its naturally beautiful countryside, what else is there to do? Here is a list of the must-try experiences in Bali:* Surf in Kuta – Bali is known the world over as an exceptional spot for surfing, and Kuta is one of the most reliable places to get a good wave. Head here in the dry season from May to October for the best chance at finding the best surfing possible.* Go to the Ulun Danu Temple – this iconic temple on a lake is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Bali which is really saying something. Don't miss the stunning backdrop of rolling hills and the sparkling lake, surrounding the lovely temple itself so popular for photographs, particularly as engagement or wedding shots. Take a wooden or swan boat out and admire the view from different angles, and even try your hand at fishing while you are there.* Fly through the Bali Treetop Adventure Park like Tarzan – the perfect day out for families and people who love good fun, check out the Bali Treetop Adventure Park for rope bridges, zip lines, and high and low ropes courses varying from beginner and kid-friendly to expert level where you basically fly.* Dine at Bebek Bengil in Ubud – the famously delicious and well-known Dirty Duck Diner offers a spectacular dining experience, trying some of Bali's most tasty foods in a great location. Enjoy the smoked duck, but remember you must order it a day in advance.* Enjoy much diving in Padang Bai – home to some excellent diving requiring a good foundation of skills including Gili Tepekong and Gili Mimpang, if you are more of a beginner than there are plenty of calmer and gentler spots to give it a go. Known for its wonderful diving, Bali has so much amazing marine life for you to explore.* Unwind at the Yoga Barn – ideal if you need to destress, or simply to relax and breathe in the calming and peaceful atmosphere, the Yoga Barn is a wonderful way to break up the constant whirlwind of a sightseeing holiday and take the time to chill out. A spiritual space dedicated to Yoga and healing, you will be glad you went.* Go jet packing in Tanjung Benoa – if you are into your water sports head to Tanjung Benoa which is known not only for its white sandy beaches but its crazy fun sports. Go parasailing, jet-skiing, have a turn on a banana boat or even try a jet pack and see how much fun it can truly be. For those who prefer a slower speed, the water is perfect and you can always do some sunbathing and watch the action from the beach.* Watch a traditional Kecak Dance – an unmissable experience while you are on Bali, make sure to check out a traditional Kecak Dance, in which a drama is told often about historic and famous figures. This beautiful and haunting medium must be seen to be believed, so make sure you go as soon as you can when you arrive.* Trek through the paddy fields of Tabanan – if you prefer you can take a land cruiser, but a hike is a fascinating way to explore this gorgeous area, with its lush rich paddies that will sparkle in the sunlight. You can learn about crops and growing methods and take in the breath-taking scenery at the same time.Other things to do:* Visit Sidemen* See the stunning Tanah Lot Temple* Snorkel in Amed* Experience the beautiful culture in Ubud* Enjoy a cooking class at Bumbu Bali* Go to the Monkey Forest* Bathe in the world-renowned sacred waters of Tirta Empul* Explore nature at the Bali Zoo* Enjoy the finest seafood in Sanur* See the Uluwatu Temple* Take a tour of a chocolate factory* Hike up Mount Batur* Experience white water rafting on the Ayung River* Enjoy the vibrant and colourful nightlife of Kuta* Relax in the luxurious Nusa Dua* Dive in TulambenThese are just a handful of the things to see and do in Bali. The fact is, you could spend months on this island and you would still have so much to explore. So, if you are feeling a little overwhelmed and you would like to make each day count when you are on holiday here, rest assured that Bali's best hotels will have a concierge service that can recommend the best experiences based on your available time, tastes, and budget.
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