With so much to do available in this spectacular holiday destination, choosing what to do in Bali can sometimes be a challenge. There are a great range of Bali tours and activities to suit everyone, whether you simply want to enjoy the great outdoors, indulge your sense of adventure, take in the breathtaking architecture of Bali's famous temples, or soak up this rich ancient culture. However you want to spend your time on the island, there are a wide range of Bali tourist attractions to suit you.
When thinking about what to do in Bali, the first thing that comes to mind is enjoying the beautiful beaches, fantastic weather, crystal clear waters and amazing rice paddies that cover the island. Snorkelling and scuba diving are a particularly popular way to explore the tropical waters of Bali however if you're up for a bit of adventure, white water rafting is also a lot of fun. However, if you prefer to simply relax, there are a number of scenic beaches where you can sit back and work on your tan.
Bali is renowned for its stunning natural environment where lush jungle and vibrant rice paddies meet a shimmering sea. However, just off the beaches there are a number of amazing natural attractions to be found including the Kintamani Volcano, Tampak Siring, Elephant Caves Temple, Bat Cave Temple, Tirta Gangga Water Palace and more in East Bali. Enjoying breathtaking views from the tops of Bali's mountainous terrain, these Bali tourist attractions are most easily accessed with a tour group.
Another of the iconic Bali tourist attractions are the ornate and beautifully decorated sacred temples that are scattered across the island. Offering some amazing photo opportunities, these temples provide an insight into the religious underpinnings of the Balinese culture. Visit the Besakih Mother Temple and Ubud as well as the Ubud and Tanah Lot Temples or, further southwest, Pura Luhur, the Uluwatu Temple and Jimbaran Bay. Best viewed on a tour, a rich history is etched into these captivating temples.
The unique culture of the Balinese people is a very compelling part of its popularity as a holiday destination and exploring this fascinating way of life is one of the things that should be top of your list for what to do in Bali. Bedugul and Tanah Lot are home to a number of interesting sacred sites while Singaraja in the north of Bali is home to royal temples, flower markets and cheeky monkey's that epitomise the spirit of Bali. However Ubud is considered the cultural hub of Bali and offers the heart and soul of Bali's arts, culture, local crafts and markets.