Bali is a beautiful travel destination, packed with culture, wonderful food, beaches and striking landscapes. Here are 10 spots you shouldn’t miss while you are in Bali.
They call it the Island of the Gods – a hint at the island’s vibrant beauty. I first travelled to Bali over a decade ago and have watched as it’s evolved and developed over the years.
Sure it’s different, but it’s no less joyful, riotous and colourful than before. Whether you’re into riding the swells, temple hopping, hiking or chilling out in a luxury hotel – Bali has got you covered. The island is so many things, but at its very heart, Bali remains a place you can’t help but fall in love with.
Read more of my Bali Travel Guides
- Where to Stay in Bali – the 2018 Edit
- Bali Two Week Travel Itinerary
- The Ultimate Balinese Food Guide (With Recipes)
- What’s it like to Travel to Bali in the Rainy Season?
- What’s it like to Join a Yoga Retreat in Ubud?
- Balinese Dance in Ubud
Tanah Lot’s breathtaking location – complete with a black sand beach and pounding surf – makes it one of Bali’s most striking holy sea temples.
Surfers and sun worshippers want to keep laid-back Balangan a secret and you can see why. Tucked in a picturesque cove, it’s one of Bali’s best beaches.
Balinese cuisine is a riot of flavours and fresh ingredients. Learn how to make some traditional Balinese dishes and bring a slice of the island home with you.
Perched high on a dramatic cliff on the Bukit Peninsula, a trip to Uluwatu sea temple is a must. Just watch out for the cheeky monkeys who roam the surrounding forest…
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
Verdant, lush rice paddies as far as the eye can see – the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces are one of the island’s most striking landscapes.
Ubud Monkey Forest
From the moment you step into the forest and down into the slightly creepy but atmospheric tunnel that leads into the forest, you are surrounded by hundreds of monkeys – the Ubud Monkey Forest is an unforgettable experience.
A cluster of seven waterfalls, it might require a bit of effort to reach Sekumpul Waterfalls but they’re well worth it.
Sunrise in Sanur
Watch the sunrise in the picture-perfect setting of Sanur Beach, complete with Mount Batur looming in the background.
Bali’s much smaller island paradise, Nusa Lembongan is all about gorgeous beaches and relaxed vibes.
Temeling Cliff, Nusa Penida
Looking like something straight out of The Lost World, Temeling Cliff cements Penida’s reputation as one of Bali’s best-looking spots.
Want to know more? Read my step-by-step two week Bali itinerary to help you plan the perfect trip.