There are a lot of adventurous things to do in Bali – from temple hopping, sunset beach parties to food trips and yoga retreats. Check out the fun things I did in the ‘island of the gods’ during my 5-day trip. 🙂
7. Visited Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot is one of the most unique temples I have seen because it is built on a large rock formation along the coast.
Travel tip: Touch the ‘holy snake’ located in a cave right across Tanah Lot. The Balinese hindus believe that touching the snake will bring you good luck. 🙂
6. Tried out babi guling
Babi guling (suckling pig) is Indonesia’s version of Philippines’ lechon – a pig is stuffed with herbs and spices and is cooked above open fire for several hours.
Travel tip: For a quick snack, just buy the crispy pork skin. It’s super tasty and best enjoyed with a cold drink!
5. Shopped crazy at Ubud Art Market
Ubud Art Market is the perfect place for traditional Balinese art and handicraft. Here you can find beautiful silk scarves, hand-crafted woven bags, high quality batik and amazing paintings.
Travel tip: Put your bargaining skills to the test – start at asking half the price and move up from there.
4. Stayed at a 5-star hotel in Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua is home to most of Bali’s upscale and private beachfront hotels. The location is ideal for vacationers who want some serious luxury and R&R. 🙂
Travel tip: IMHO, Conrad Bali has everything one can possibly want in a luxury hotel. The place is beyond beautiful, the service is superb and the food is delicious!
3. Indulged in a traditional Balinese massage
Balinese masseurs are known to be one of the best in the world, so there is no reason not to get a Balinese massage – besides, it’s the perfect way to end a jam-packed day in Bali. 🙂
Travel tip: If you’re feeling fancy and have some extra money to spend, head to Bamboo Spa by L’Occitane in Jimbaran. Avail of their Cocoon Nest package online which is a 2 1/2 hour treatment consisting of a full body massage, body wrap and a post-massage Japanese bento meal.
2. Surfed in Kuta Beach
Bali is an iconic surfing destination in the world, and for adventure seekers, it’s a must to catch a wave in this island!
Travel tip: For both beginners and advanced surfers, it is best that you get a surfing lesson package from a reputable surf school. Odyssey Surf School offers private and group lessons which includes a surf instructor, surf equipment rental, free pick-up service and insurance coverage. Check out their rates here.
1. Visited a spiritual healer in Ubud
If you seek emotional, spiritual or physical healing, you may want to consider scheduling a visit to a Balian (Balinese healer).
Travel tip: There are a lot of private healing sessions by Balians in Ubud but I highly recommend Made Lunas from Ubad Ubud Bali. A one hour session with him includes aura cleansing, spiritual healing and palm reading. Read more about Made Lunas here.
The one on one healing session was the highlight of my trip to Bali – definitely an unforgettable and unexplainable experience!
I’m planning to visit Bali again soon – any suggestions on where to go or what to do? 🙂 Drop me a comment below!
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