Bali is the most popular destination in Indonesia and famous for its forested volcanic mountains, beaches, and coral reefs, majestic temples, historical sites, and spots of natural beauty. Bali is a tropical paradise that spread across eight regencies. Here are the top ten destinations that are must visit if you ever travel to this popular island.
10. Nusa Penida district:
Nusa Penida district is made of three islands Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan. They are located to the south-east of Bali and each island holds very unique beauty. Nusa Penida is the largest island and least explored island. It has picturesque lagoons and cliffs, coral reefs, manta rays and you can even see whale sharks. Nusa Lembongan is famous for its mushroom-shaped coral offshore. Both of these islands have a lot to offer without any crowd or chaos.
9. West Bali National Park And Lovina Beach:
West Bali National Park is located the northwestern tip of Bali and includes the mountainous Prapat Agung Peninsula and the surrounding coastal waters, forests, mangroves, and savanna protecting rare animals. Menjangan Island, off the northeast shore of the peninsula, is also a must visit. The Lovina Beach is also located in the north-western Bali. It has a much more laidback atmosphere and famous for its narrow, black sand beaches with calm waters.
8. Kuta And Seminyak:
Kuta is one of the most popular destinations of Bali, located in the south of Bali. The long, broad stretch of golden sand and consistent waves with bars, clubs, malls, and the waterbom waterpark have helped Kuta to make its fame among tourists. And located on the southwestern coast of Bali in Seminyak, a small town that has been welcomed by the city of Kuta’s extensive growth. It is famous for its exclusive high-end boutiques, five-star restaurants-luxury hotels, and Seminyak Beach.
7. Ulun Danu Temple:
Located in the midst of Lake Beratan, Bedugul Tabanan Regency, Ulun Danu Temple has cool weather because of its location which makes it an ideal destination for many. When the water rises, it looks like the temple is floating. Also, visit the Air Terjun Nungnung lying between Bedugul and Ubud and is a beautiful waterfall surrounded by beautiful lush greenery, situated around 900 meters above the sea level.
6. Pura Besakih:
Mount Agung or Gunung Agung is a stratovolcano and is the highest point on Bali. It is an active volcano and from the peak of the mountain, you can see the peak of Mt Rinjani on the nearby island of Lombok. Pura Besakih is located high on the slopes of Gunung Agung and includes more than 28 structures built on seven ascending terraces. It is the most important temple in Bali.
5. Bali Safari and Marine Park:
Bali Safari and Marine Park located is not an actual safari but an open zoo with imported animals from different Continental. The park offers many facilities like waterpark and the amazing Bali theatre and also cottages and bungalows. Also, visit the Ganesha Park, tourists are allowed elephants bathing in this place. And the Pura Safari which is a Hindu temple.
4. Mount Batur and Kintamani:
Mount Batur is an active volcano site that attracts many adventurers and trekkers. You can experience an unforgettable sunrise from atop the volcano and visit the famous coffee plantations on the way and the beautiful lake. You can have eggs boiled in the volcano. Situated next to Mount Batur is Kintamani, a village offering some of the most beautiful natural sites and a famous hot spring called Toya Bungkah.
Ubud is a perfect package that you have to include in your list if you ever visit Bali. Ubud has much to offer from paddy fields, temples, street dance performances, museums. Visit the Tegallalangs terraced rice fields and the bamboo mansions, Petulu, the Ubud Monkey Forest for an unusual experience. Also, the Campuhan ridge walk is a popular hill in nearby Campuhan, a popular spot to watch the sunset and you can also see two rivers merging, Tukad Yeh Wos Kiwa and Tukad Yeh Wos Tengen.
2. Uluwatu Temple:
Uluwatu Temple is located in Pecatu Village, perched on top of a steep cliff approximately 70 meters above sea level. You can experience beautiful sunset backdrops from here. With Balinese architecture, traditionally-designed gateways, and ancient sculptures there is also a small forest that lies at the front and hundreds of monkeys reside here.
1. Tanah Lot:
One of the most popular destinations in Bali is the rock formation Tanah Lot which is home to the ancient Hindu temple Pura Tanah Lot. Set on the spectacular seaside on a rocky islet surrounded by crashing waves, Pura Tanah Lot is considered one of the most sacred temples in Indonesia. Batu Bolong is another temple that you can visit by strolling along tropically landscaped pathways from Tanah Lot.