Heading to Bali soon? We’ve rounded up the must-see attractions that will make your trip unforgettable.
Bali is just teeming with adventure, luxury and culture. Here are the activities that need to find their way onto your itinerary.
The Bali Bucket List
Elephant Cave – Goa Gajah
Bali is so much more than beers and scooter rides. The Goa Gajah ‘Elephant Cave’ is an archaeological site of significant historical value,the perfect place to visit if you’re looking to soak up a little culture. Located on the western edge of Bedulu Village, six kilometres out of central Ubud, this is where you can descend into a relic-filled courtyard and view the rock-wall carvings, a central meditational cave, bathing pools and fountains.
Pirates Bay Bali in Nusa Dua
It’s totally camp, totally dorky and totally awesome. No trip to Bali would be complete without a trip to Pirates Bay. Here you can let your adventurous side out and climb up into a teetering tree-house to enjoy a cold Bintang, just be careful on the way down! This pirate-themed open-air venue has a sand-bound ship you can climb aboard and dine on, a bay lookout tower and a pirates’ kitchen.
Nikki Beach Bali
Bali’s hottest new beach club is just waiting for you to pay it a visit. This oceanfront beach club and restaurant, located at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort hotel, includes a pool with underwater speakers and fiber optic lights, indoor and outdoor dining options, opium beds and multiple bars including a swim-up cocktail bar.
The Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal
The Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal is owned by the village of Padangtegal. It’s not uncommon for these monkeys to jump on unsuspecting tourists, so just be prepared to get up close and personal. These cheeky little creatures are also known for snatching any loose items of food, clothing or jewellery you may be wearing, so keep your bags tightly zipped and your clothes firmly buttoned up. There are also temples on-site that can be visited, as the Monkey Forest of Padangtegal represents a sacred Balinese Hindu site.
Eat up a storm in Seminyak
Bali is a foodie’s paradise and Seminyak is no exception. Here there are chic, delicious and downright adventurous venues just waiting to be discovered. We’ve put together a list of five delicious Bali locations you need to visit, so get ready for a taste-bud explosion.
The best places to watch the sun set
Watching the sun set over Bali is an otherworldly experience. You can’t go wrong with a trip to Potato Head Beach Club, where you can watch the sun set over the ocean with a delicious cocktail in hand. The Rock Bar is also a good choice and it is pure glamour. This minimalistic bar sits on the cliffs of the Bukit peninsula, 14 meters above the Indian Ocean, making it perfect for sunset views.
You can also enjoy the sunset from one of the café’s along the beach at Kuta Beach, from your own private Kuta villa or even better, sit in the sand right on the water’s edge as the sun paints the sky red, yellow and orange. If you’re looking for a picture perfect sunset than head to Tanah Lot. This tiny temple is located on a small rock, off the beach on the west coast of Bali. Snapping a pic of it as the sun sets is the best way to capture and remember the moment.
Have you ever been to Bali? Share your favorite places with us in the comments!
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