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    “Apa kabar!” is how you would greet someone in Indonesian. This country welcomes with a large heart and also a combination of varying altitudes - the volcanoes and beaches, the rainforests and the mountains, making it one of Asia's popular destinations.

    There are a plethora of things to do here. If you love the water, surfing on the Seminyak Beach or in Java, water sports like parasailing, scuba diving or simply sailing in Bali Reef is for you. A visual treat awaits in the form of marine life in all shapes, sizes, textures and colours! When you're done, do take the sunset dinner cruise. There is no better way to spend your evening.

    What most travellers love, is to take the off-beaten track. Options include hiking up to the summit of Gunung Rinjani, an active volcano of Lombok, exploring the land of the Komodo dragon, Komodo, taking an extensive tour of the country's architectural wonders or simply taking a detour to do some relaxing in Gili Islands. 

    1. Kintamani and Mount Batur

     

    2. Sekumpul Waterfalls

    Image Credits: Pandu Andyana - Flickr

    3. Ku De Ta

    Image Credits: Annie Mole - Flickr

    4. Bali Arts Festival

     

    5. Elephant Safari Park of Desa Taro

    Image Credits: Kat and Rully - Flickr

    6. Dreamland beach

     

    7. Mount Agung

    Image Credits: Martin Garrido - Flickr

    8. Padang Padang

    9. Night At The Zoo (Bali Zoo)

    Image Credits: Sue Waters - Flickr

    10. Vihara Gunung Timur

    Image Credits: Bangbeni - Flickr

    11. Borobudur Temple

    Image Credits: Jean-Marrie Hullot

    12. Prambanan Temple

    Image Credits: Dina Kosasih - Flickr

    13. Baluran National Park

    Image Credits: Ron Knight - Flickr

    14. Ranu Kumbolo

    Image Credits: Torro Lumemtut - Flickr

    15. Ciputra Waterpark

    16. Istiqlal Mosque

    17. Kidzania Jakarta

    Image Credits: Jason Graham - Flickr

    18. Komodo Island

    Image Credits: Gabriel Hsia - Flickr


Attractions

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Ubud

With its postcard picture perfect landscapes, laid back approach and gracious hospitality - Ubud is the first preference of travelling looking for accommodation while touring Bali. The strategic location of Ubud caters to all kinds of travelers. For those who prefer a romantic getaway embraced in nature can pick from a variety of villas and resorts. The stunning rice fields are spread throughout the region providing Ubud a stunning countryside appeal.

Villas in Ubud

1) Villa Kami Ubud

2) Villa D'Carik

3) New Moon

4) The New Majestic

5) Ajun Villa

To know more check out list of Best Villas in Ubud

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Uluwatu

This is a geographically sensational destination, with the Indian Ocean swells coming in over a reef and breaking South to North - Uluwatu beach is favourite surfer’s destination. For non-surfers the panoramic views from the pinnacle of the cliff is a stupendous one, worth taking the excursion to see.

Villas in Uluwatu

1) Blue Point Bay Villas & Spa

2) Khayangan Estate

3) The Edge Bali

4) Alila Uluwatu

5) Anantara Uluwatu

To Know more check out 15 Best Villas in Uluwatu

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Tanjung Tinggi Beach

Pantai Tanjung Tinggi also famously referred to as the Chamber Beach and is bordered by 2 peninsulas. It is located north of the Belitung island and is a sheer scenic delight.

Highlights: Tanjung Tinggi Beach is shaped in the form of a cove and is spread over a length of 1000 meters with granite blocks and white sandy beach. Visiting this beach will more or less feel like traveling in a fantasy world. Towards the eastern tip of the beach, you can come across rocks which form a tunnel through which you can take a walk. The panorama is compelling and very exotic. You can carry out activities like jet skiing, diving and fishing here. Beautiful coral reefs can also be spotted here

Location: Tanjung Tinggi Beach is located at Keciput, Sijuk, Belitung Regency, Bangka Belitung Islands 33414, Indonesia

Timings: Open round the year

Price: There is no entrance fee for this beach.

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Kuta

Kuta is well known for its night parties, so if you are planning to go to Bali with the sole purpose of party then you certainly know where you should be heading. Some of the clubs are open for as late as 04:00 AM in the morning. Some of the best known and age old nightclubs in Kuta that still maintain their high ranks are District, which is the revamped version of iconic Musro Bali on Jalan Kartika Plaza. Just few meters away on the street is Gracie Kelly’s which an exclusive Irish Pub on the island.

Best Nightclubs in Kuta

1) The Bounty Ship

2) Eikon

3) Paddy’s Reloaded

4) Hard Rock Café

5) Sky Garden

6) Green Box

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Uluwatu Beach

Uluwatu Beach is found located deep under the immense and quick waves that make it as one of the best surf spots in the island of dreams. The waves are awesome, quick, intense and barrel that compel each surfer to utilise their top aptitude to appreciate the surf enterprises here. It is the most loved surf indicates for star surfers execute the best of their actions here. 

The dry season is the best season for surfing at Uluwatu Beach. Get a chance to explore this magnificent beach in Uluwatu while you visit Bali. The profound beauty and the scenic views of the beach will definitely make you forget all your worries. You will find a lot of people on the beach exploring the nearby place or heading out for surf.

Highlights: Uluwatu beach is very famous for surfing and also known for offering the view of the amazing sunset. One can also head out for swimming at these beaches.

Location: Uluwatu Beach is located near Uluwatu Temple right in Pecatu Village.
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Jatiluwih Rice Paddy

Here the choice is yours. Whether you are cycling or hiking, don’t miss a chance to explore the majestic beauty of the Jatiluwih Rice Paddy and pass through the pristine paddy field.
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Jatiluwih Green Land

Jatiluwih Green Land is prominent for its scenic landscapes that are extremely exotic and dramatic. This was once the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site candidate.

Highlights: You can take a full day tour to the Jatiluwih Green Land. Jatiluwih is the principal attraction here along with the other prominent highlights located here such as the Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest and the Batukaru Temple. The picturesque Tanah Lot sea can also be visited towards the end of your day tour just in time when you can partake in the dinner shows with the backdrop of the splendid sunset. Halfway up the view is the very alluring view accredited to the 180 degrees of the gently sloping terraces that can be seen as far as your eyes go.

Location: Jatiluwih Green Land is located at about 700 meters above the sea level in the Tabanan regency of the Penebel district.

Timings: Open round the year.

Price: Entry to the Jatiluwih Green Land is free.

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Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah lot temple is one of the most important temples in the village. Tanah Lot stands for ‘Land Sea’ in Balinese language.

Highlights: Located on a rock just offshore, it is said to be the work of a Hindu priest Nirartha that forms an important element in Balinese spirituality and mythology. Tanah lot is an extremely popular tourist destination which in the afternoon is very crowded. Also, adjacent to the temple are souvenir shops selling every imaginable Balinese trinket you can imagine. Shopping for these souvenirs can be a great thing to do here. A beautiful and historic place built in 15th century, this is a must visit tourist attraction.

Location: The Tanah lot temple is located in Bali 82171, Indonesia

Timings: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Price: Domestic Child (6-12) : Rp. 15.000 Domestic Adult : Rp. 20.000 Foreign Child (6-12) : Rp. 30.000 Foreign Adult : Rp. 60.000
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Bali Safari & Marine Park

At Bali Safari and Marine Park, you can spend a full day filled with fun and various adventurous activities. It is Bali's most visited and largest animal theme parks and was opened in the year 2007. The Bali Safari and Marine Park covers approximately 40 hectares of land and is home to over 80 species of animals from Indonesia, Africa, and India. Some of the famous animal species you can find here include spotted deers, nilgai, African hippos, camels, ostriches, lions, blue wildebeests, baboons, black bucks and many more.

Location: The Bali Safari and Marine Park is located at Jalan Bypass Prf. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, Gianyar.

Entrance Fees: The approximate price is IDR 565,500 per adult

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
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Bali Safari and Marine Park, East Bali

At Bali Safari and Marine Park, you can spend a full day filled with fun and various adventurous activities. It is Bali's most visited and largest animal theme parks and was opened in the year 2007. The Bali Safari and Marine Park covers approximately 40 hectares of land and is home to over 80 species of animals from Indonesia, Africa, and India. Some of the famous animal species you can find here include spotted deers, nilgai, African hippos, camels, ostriches, lions, blue wildebeests, baboons, black bucks and many more.

Location: The Bali Safari and Marine Park is located at Jalan Bypass Prf. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra, Gianyar.

Entrance Fees: The approximate price is IDR 565,500 per adult

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
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Monkey Village

Abode to more than 600 Balinese long tailed monkeys known as  Balinese macaques, this is one of the best places to visit in Bali. watch the playful monkeys in the forest a and also visit the temples inside the forest.

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Sekumpul Waterfall

Sekumpul waterfall is located in north Bedugul. It is one of the most amazing hidden waterfalls in the island.

Highlights: Sekumpul Waterfall is lauded as one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Bali. To be able to see the waterfalls from up and close, you’ll require a bit of effort and struggle. From the parking lot, you’ll have to walk quite further down a dirty road and climb some hundreds of stairs across the river to reach the fall. It is not made of one or two waterfalls but is rather composed of seven waterfalls which are located apart from each other and can be seen from the blank bale. These seven waterfalls scattered in the high cliff are enveloped by the lush green trees which are soothing to the eye.

Location: Sekumpul Waterfall is located only about 2 km from the Niagara Falls Lemukih.

Timings: Open round the year.

Price: Entry to the waterfall is free.

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Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo is nestled at a height of 2329 meters yet it is not the highest peak of the massif however it is definitely the most well known. This massif area is one of the most frequented tourist attractions of East Java.

Highlights:
Mount Bromo is an active volcano which is a part of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Ever since the year 1919, it is a protected nature reserve. The most typical way to reach the Mount Bromo is via the mountain village that lies in its proximity, Cemoro Lawang. From there you can take a walk to the volcano in about 45 minutes. You can also take an organized jeep tour to the viewpoint on the Mount Penanjakan which can be reached in 2 hours.

Location: Mount Bromo is located in East Java in Indonesia.

Timings: Open round the year.

Price:
IDR 220,000 for weekday
IDR 320,000 for weekend or holiday

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Blanco Renaissance Museum

Blended with the Balinese and European architecture, the Blanco Renaissance Museum highlights the work of the very famous artist Don Antonio Blanco. The museum is a five-acre property located at the banks of Campuhan River. Once you enter, you will be welcomed with a welcome drink and can stroll through the galleries, grounds and studios where plethora of beautiful paintings are hanging from the 60s-era.

You can even buy books and lithographs of Don Antonio Blanco from the shops and enjoy some delicious cuisines from the restaurant inside the museum

Location: The Blanco Renaissance Museum is located at Jalan Campuhan in Ubud

How to reach: As the Blanco Renaissance Museum is not connected to any public transport; the only way to reach here is via hiring a car.

Entrance Fees: The approximate price is IDR 80,000 per person.

Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
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Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA)

Officially opened on June 9,1996 by the Ministry of Culture and Education and managed by the ARMA Foundation, the Agung Rai Museum of Art is yet another beautiful location in Bali, which you must not miss during your trip. The museum is surrounded by beautiful tropical garden and features the authentic Balinese architecture. Some of the notable works that you can witness inside the museum include the arts by Raden Saleh and Affandi, Walter Spies, Rudolf Bonnet and Arian Le Mayeur. Moreover, the museusm also has classic Batuan and Kamasan styled paintings.

Location: The Blanco Renaissance Museum is located at Jalan Raya Pengosekan in Ubud, Gianyar.

How to reach: As the ARMA Museum is not connected to any public transport; the only way to reach here is via hiring a car.

Entrance Fees: The approximate price is IDR 50,000 per person and includes coffee and tea, which you can have from the museum's cafe.

Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM
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Nusa Dua islands

Visits to the two islands which are the reason to get Nusa Dua its name come first in the list of the best things to do in Nusa Dua. It surrounds a clean and clear bay where you can indulge in exhilarating swimming and snorkelling experience at any time you wish to. It has a lot many other attractions around the island. A major feature of these islands is one is larger than the other, the southern one which is larger has a vast grassy field where banquets, international events etc happen on a regular basis. You can also see a small temple, Pura Bias Tugel located nearby on the rocky hills that offer a stunning view of the waves crashing against the rocks. The islands became so attractive since it has on its sides a number of well- maintained resorts with magnificent views of the sea and impeccable amenities.

Location: Nusa Dua , Benoa, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia