One of the most visited islands on earth by tourists, Bali is a popular destination for a wide range of holidaymakers, from solo backpackers to family and friend groups. With glorious white beaches, clear blue sea, stunning temples, friendly inhabitants and unique architecture, Bali offers something for every visitor that lands on the island, from quiet beaches off the beaten path to popular tourist activities. We’ve listed just some of the top things to do in Bali if you’re visiting this year:
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary:
The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary attracts visitors of all ages from all over the world, and is currently ranked at number two of the top things to do in Bali by TripAdvisor. For a cheap entry fee, you can roam around the forest just as freely as it’s natural inhabitants, friendly monkeys who’ll approach you in search of tasty treats. To make sure that you don’t disappoint them, you can even buy bananas for the monkeys outside the sanctuary.
Nusa Dua Beach:
One of the most popular beaches in Bali, Nusa Dua is a long, sandy beach where tourists can find plenty of things to do, from sunbathing on the sands to playing various water sports which are on offer at the beach. If you’re hoping to get a sunbed and umbrella at Nusa Dua, be aware that they are mostly reserved for hotel guests along the beach, so it’s a good idea to get your accommodation there. You can find hotels and Bali villa rentals at Nusa Dua beach.
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A popular Bali waterpark that offers fun and games for all the family, a visit to Waterbom Bali is great fun whether you’re travelling with children or adults. Located just ten minutes from the airport, Waterbom has slides, water rides, pools, and more with various features designed to suit people of different ages.
Tirta Empul Temple:
Home to a spring that was discovered in AD 962 and believed to hold magical powers, Tirta Empul is a must-visit for most tourists to Bali. The temple is home to some stunning views, and guests can enjoy the scenery in the free-to-use public baths.
Bali Safari and Marine Park:
With hundreds of different animals to observe, it’s no surprise that Bali Safari and Marine Park is one of the most popular attractions for both tourists and locals on the island. Both children and adults will love the bird, elephant and tiger shows along with the traditional safari trail at the park. And, on the marine side of things, visitors can enjoy aquariums and a hugely popular dolphin show. After that, you can enjoy a range of fun activities, for example elephant rides and roller coasters. What’s better, is you can be assured that Bali Safari and Marine Park is dedicated to wildlife conservation and treating their animals kindly.
These are just a few of the favourite things to do when visiting Bali! Please share your favourite attractions in Bali with us in the comments below!
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