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15 Apr What to See and Do in Bali

We’ve never been to Bali but we know many digital nomads love it there. When we were recently asked to share the following guest post by an affiliate, we thought some of our readers might be interested in learning more about what Bali has to offer.

 


 

 

In recent years the Indonesian island of Bali has become an extremely popular tourist destination due to its stunning natural landscape, cultural heritage and exotic wildlife. Due to its thriving tourist scene, there are a multitude of incredible experiences which can be enjoyed across the island that many visitors do not have the chance to discover. Therefore, if you have been looking for some unique activities to enjoy on vacation, then listed below are some of our recommendations on what to see and do whilst in Bali.

 

Uluwatu Temple

Sunset at Uluwatu Temple

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Amongst the thousands of ancient temples and spiritual places of worship which populate the island of Bali , there are six key temples which have been heralded as Bali’s spiritual pillars for centuries. Out of these six temples, it is highly recommended that you visit the Uluwatu Temple. Also known as Pura Luhur Uluwatu, this breathtaking temple sits atop a steep cliff which is located 70 metres above sea level. As such, the Uluwatu Temple is one of the best destinations across the island upon which to witness a breathtaking Balinese sunset. Whether you wish to take capture the moment on camera, or simply bask in the beautiful island backdrop, a sunset spent at Uluwatu Temple is one you will cherish forever.

 

Bumbu Bali cooking class

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No trip to Bali would be complete without discovering the rich flavours and exotic spices of the local cuisine. From open markets to street food stalls and gourmet restaurants, the island offers a broad variety of opportunities to sample local Balinese dishes including lawar, Bebek betutu, nasi campur Bali. However, why settle for sampling these incredible dishes when you could take them home with you? By taking a cooking class at the Bumbu Bali restaurant, you can learn all of the necessary skills to prepare and enjoy Balinese cuisine within your own home. Each four hour cooking class is taught by highly acclaimed chef and bestselling author Heinz von Holzen who will teach you how to prepare, cook and taste up to 20 different Balinese dishes.

 

Bali Seawalker

Over the years Bali has become renowned for its eclectic array of water sports activities. Destinations such as Kuta Beach are ideal for swimming, surfing, and even participating in more adventurous water sports such as kite surfing and deep sea diving (source). On the other hand, if you wish to discover the wonders of the deep blue sea but have little aquatic experience then the Bali Seawalker offers an ideal solution. This unique soft dive system enables you to walk underwater up to a depth of 15 feet without the need for a diving tank. Simply put on a Bali Seawalker diving helmet and a fully certified instructor will lead you on a guided tour across the bottom of the ocean! Each Bali Seawalker session last approximately 30 minutes; during which time you will be able to swim amongst all manner of tropical fish, sea turtles, eels, octopi and exotic sea life.

 

Bali Safari & Marine Park

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If you love animals then a trip to the Bali Safari & Marine Park is a must. Part of the Taman Safari Indonesia organisation, the Bali Safari & Marine Park is one of the foremost wildlife conservation programs in Indonesia and as such its staff host daily education and conservation programs with which you can sign up. There are also several safari packages on offer.

This affiliate post was written by Gene Sanders

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1Comment
  • Lianne Bronzo
    Posted at 09:13h, 23 April Reply

    The island is rich in culture and scenic views. It’s almost unfair to the rest of the world that this tiny chunk of land is so extraordinarily beautiful! Some areas, unfortunately, are dirty and overrun with obnoxious tourists. Kuta is worse than Khao San Road, so avoid that if possible. A highlight for me was Nusa Lembongan, a 30-minute boat ride from Sanur in Bali.

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