Bali is so indispensable that your visit to Indonesia will be lackluster and unremarkable if you fail to include this Island of Gods and all of its remarkable tourism spots in your itinerary. Even if you are not very familiar with this island, you can always enjoy an exciting time if you decide to visit it. If you worry about the places that you should visit there, the internet can guide you to plan your trip and to learn about all the interesting places to include in your itinerary. This article will also tell you about the ten best attractions that you can enjoy in Bali. If you worry about transportation, Sandholiday can provide you with a reliable bus charter service so that you can explore all parts of Bali with ease. There is nothing to worry about Bali even if you know nothing about it. Check the ten best places to visit and things to do in Bali below if you want to familiarize yourself with Bali and to plan your visit to the island better.
The most frequently mentioned place when you hear about Bali is Kuta Beach. This tourist spot is the most famous place in Bali; so famous that if you choose the wrong time to visit it, you may end up stuck in the crowded beach, so plan your trip properly before you visit this beach. Kuta Beach is also famous because it is located in the hottest part of Bali on the island’s southwestern shore. It is very close to the airport, even if compared with the capital city of Denpasar. The white sand is soft and soothing and the crystal-clear water and tropical breeze make you feel great when visiting this beach. Nearby interesting places include Legian Beach which is located slightly in the north and the Ground Zero Memorial. Sandholiday headquarters is located nearby, so if you need a reliable transport, you can always get one with ease.
What can you do in Kuta Beach? You can enjoy all kinds of beach attractions in Kuta Beach, including sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and scuba diving. Shops and restaurants can be found along the shoreline, so there are many great places to indulge in a shopping spree and nightlife entertainments. You can also visit the water boom and the nearby memorial that is dedicated to the victims of the Bali bombing.
If you love the proximity and desirability of Kuta but hate its raucous and noisy atmosphere, you should go to the quieter Sanur. Sanur is located at the other end of the isthmus. Although it is still located in the hottest part of Bali in the southeast, it is much quieter than Kuta. Despite its rather tranquil atmosphere, it is actually not less interesting than Kuta. In fact, many tourists prefer Sanur to Kuta due to its serenity and beauty.
What to do in Sanur? Nearly everything that you can do in Kuta can also be done in Sanur: everything from sunbathing to sea walking and scuba diving. There are also some unique attractions that are exclusive to Sanur, including the Turtle Conservation and Education Center, Bali Kites Festivals, the Orchid Garden, and Le Mayeur Museum. Because of Sanur’s close proximity to Sandholiday head office, hiring a minibus or a bus to reach all of those attractions should be easy for you.
Gunung Payung Beach
If you plan to go southward instead of northward after leaving the airport, there are many great places to visit in Nusa Dua. One of the most notable of them is Gunung Payung Beach, which is located on the island’s southeastern coast. Nusa Dua is still considered one of the hottest tourism spots in Bali; however, when you visit Gunung Payung Beach, you can enjoy not only the quietest sensation that you can enjoy in a Bali beach but also the most spiritual atmosphere in the area.
What can you do in Gunung Payung Beach? The most notable attraction in this area is the scenic temple that perches on the edge of a cliff overlooking the beach. You can enjoy the spiritual atmosphere and the exotic look of this temple before stepping down to the remote and serene beach. Use Sandholiday transport service to reach this spot easily.
Bali is attractive not only due to its beaches. In the island’s heartland, you can actually find many villages with their serene settings, clean air, and beautiful scenery. Of all of those villages, Ubud is perhaps the most popular. It is located about 10 miles or 16 kilometers from Denpasar. The terraced rice fields of Ubud make it a perfect retreat for visitors who have just left the noisier parts of Bali.
What can you do in Ubud? Aside from enjoying the beautiful scenery, you can also visit the beautiful Royal Palace, enjoy Bali’s finest dining in some of the island’s finest restaurants, and visit the nearby elephant cave (Goa Gajah). Of all attractions, the jade-hued rice-field is the best attraction that you can enjoy in Ubud. If you travel together with your family, you can hire Sandholiday minibus to reach this scenic place with no trouble.
Jatiluwih Green Land
Another nearby agricultural attraction that you can reach easily if you hire Sandholiday bus charter service is Jatiluwih Green Land. This tourism destination, which is located in Tabanan, about 15 kilometers from both Ubud and Denpasar, was once nominated for the UNESCO world heritage due to its pristine rural landscape and great scenery. If you love the beautiful scenery of Ubud, you will love Jatiluwih Green Land much more.
What to do in this area? Just like in Ubud, you can enjoy the great scenery, clean air, and tranquility of Jatiluwih Green Land. There is one thing that you should never skip when visiting this place: taking photos. Due to its scenic setting, Jatiluwih Green Land is the best place in Bali to get the best photographs and the best selfies.
Located just northwest of Ubud is Sangeh, which is famous due to its monkey population. All monkeys that live in the local monkey forest are left to live freely because the locals regard them as sacred creatures. If you are interested to see one of the most preserved monkey sanctuaries in the world, don’t skip a visit to this place. Sandholiday will gladly escort you there and give you the best chance to get along with the monkeys.
What to do in Sangeh? The monkey forest is the best place to be entertained by the monkeys, though we need to warn you because they may steal your precious items if you are not cautious enough. Besides playing with the monkeys, you can also visit the sacred Bukit Sari Temple.
Mount Batur and Mount Agung
If you are excited to venture further northward after leaving Sangeh, you will have a chance to enjoy the majestic scenery of Mount Batur and Mount Agung. Both peaks are the highest peaks that you can reach in Bali. By hiking both peaks, you have made your trip to Bali virtually complete because you have enjoyed Bali’s busy beaches, scenic rice fields, and now the remarkable mountaintops.
What to do in both mountains? Hiking is certainly the most appealing thing to do in both mountains, especially because you will also have a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the lake. Besides hiking, you can also visit the nearby Besakih Temple and the exotic Terunyan Village.
If you plan to reach the northernmost part of the island after leaving Mount Batur, you will reach Buleleng, where the scenic Lovina Beach is located. There are many great attractions that this regency offers to its visitors besides the beach, so you should consider visiting this place when you are in Bali.
What to do in Buleleng? The most obvious thing to do is having a great time at and near Lovina Beach. You can visit the nearby Air Sanih Freshwater Springs and Banjar Hot Springs, bike at the nearby bike park, and visit Bali’s largest Buddhist monastery.
After descending from Mount Agung, you should now already become ready to explore the eastern part of the island. If this is what you want to do, your best next stop should be Karangasem, a regency known for its many ancient monuments. In fact, some places that are already mentioned above, including a portion of Mount Agung and Besakih Temple, are actually located in Karangasem.
What to do in Karangasem? In this area, all that you want to do is visiting all historical and cultural monuments that are found in this regency. Some of the most well-known places that you should not forget to visit are Tirta Ganga water palace, Puri Agung Karangasem, and Ujung Water Palace.
Karang Sewu Beach
If you reach Bali not through the airport, but by hiring Sandholiday bus from Jakarta, the first attractive beach that you can reach is not Kuta Beach, but Karang Sewu Beach that is located in Jembrana. This scenic and serene beach has become a favorite destination for people who reach Bali by ferrying from East Java to the nearby Gilimanuk seaport.
What to do in Karang Sewu Beach? Because this beach is located in the westernmost part of the island, it is considered the best place to enjoy the beautiful sunrise scenery. There is a small dock that projects to the water, which you can walk on if you want to enjoy a better look of the sea during sunrise. The nearby parkland is also an excellent place to enjoy the cool sea breeze while having your lunch.