Best of Bali: 6 Things to eat, see & do

Indonesia is one the most beautiful countries in the world, with its landscape and unique climate, there are few places that compare.

Arguably the top spot or destination in Indonesia is Bali. Millions of travellers visit Bali each year to experience what this beautiful area has to offer. Arguably one of the biggest advantages Bali has is the ability to have any holiday you desire.

If you’re looking for a relaxing holiday destination to recoup or a party to remember for years to come, Bali has everything you’re looking for. If you’ve never visited Bali before and you are keen to learn about things to eat, see and do, then this guide will help get you there today.

Quad bike tours

Quad bike tours in Bali
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Bali has so many means to get around, but one of the most enjoyable and memorable ways is a quad bike tour. Many of the hotels in Bali will be able to recommend and even book a tour for you. One of the best tours to consider is the quad bike tour through the tunnel and waterfall or the tour that couples quad biking with white water rafting.

Bali has so much to offer travellers from families to couples and groups of friends. No matter what sort of holiday you’re on, book a quad bike tour and have a little thrill and adventure on your trip to Bali.

Potatohead

Potato head Beach

You’d have to go pretty far down the list of people you know who have been to Bali before you found someone who hadn’t heard of or been to Potatohead. Potatohead is a must-visit beach club and bar located in Seminyak.

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The club is located in a picturesque location and is the ideal place to enjoy some cocktails and have a swim. The unique decor and interior is a beautiful sight, coupled with the beachside access you can’t afford to not visit Potatohead on a trip to Bali.

Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida Bali
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One of the most beautiful locations in all of Indonesia is Nusa Penida, an island located just off the coast of Bali. This island is an absolute must-see and do during your trip to Bali. The beauty of the landscape, the waters and the activities to do are huge reasons why you can’t afford to miss this island.

There are plenty of tour companies who offer packages to visit the island for the day and do things like snorkelling or watching the sunset. No matter what you choose to do, be sure to visit the island at least once and bring your camera along to capture it.

Cooking classes

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The food in Indonesia is simply delicious and if you’re travelling to Bali, then be sure to book yourself a cooking class. There is a Subak cooking class that teaches you how to cook 9 courses and provides a market tour as well to get all the freshest ingredients.

These cooking classes will give you an authentic look at how Indonesian food is prepared and leave your taste buds wanting more and more. Indonesian food is something you won’t get to cook too often, so don’t miss the chance to learn from the locals.

Monkey Forest

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If you’re into wildlife and animals, then Ubud, another area of Bali has just what your trip needs. The Monkey Forest or locally known as Mandala Suci Wenara Wana is home to and the sanctuary of the Balinese long-tailed macaque. Not only is this beautiful sanctuary a great way to see the wildlife, but there are also three temples located inside to visit as well.

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The forest offers a genuine sense of Balinese culture and wildlife. Be sure to bring appropriate clothes for the temples, as respect is very important.

Mount Batur At Sunrise

Mount Batur indonesia
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If you’re the type of person who likes to be active on their holidays and loves hiking, then Mount Batur is a must-do. Mount Batur is an active volcano and that alone might be reason enough to visit and hike this wonder. Add in the sunrise views and you have an activity that will truly be once in a lifetime.

The views are stunning and will create memories you will never forget. Seeing the sunrise does require a wake-up call at a very early hour, but don’t worry, it will be worth it in the end. 

There is so much to see, do and eat in Bali that it’s easy to understand why travellers come back again and again. From incredibly authentic cuisine to natural landscapes and an active volcano, Bali has so much to offer.

If you’ve never been or are visiting for the first time, these 6 must-see, do and eat activities are a great place to start when planning your trip.