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Incredibly beautiful and beloved by tourists, the island of Bali with a rich history offers its guests a lot of entertainment for every taste. We will talk about some of them in this article.

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Bali provides a wide range of opportunities for athletes of all skill levels, from beginner to pro.

In the north of the island are popular surf destinations such as Batu Bolong, Kuta and Kedungu. To the east is Keramas. And in the western part of Bali is the picturesque Bukit Peninsula with its famous cliff Uluwatu.

Among the most popular surf spots:

  • Kuta Beach is the right place for those who are taking their first steps in this exciting sport. The location is popular among both beginner surfers and locals who stand confidently on the board. During the rainy season, the beach can be littered with debris, but the wide coastline combined with entertainment and active nightlife make Kuta Beach is one of the most visited tourist areas in Indonesia.
  • Seminyak Beach - located 15 minutes from Kuta and suitable for surfers of all levels. The area offers a wide range of accommodation and entertainment options.
  • Keramas - location for experienced surfers. The long beach, strewn with black volcanic sand, is suitable for leisurely, relaxing walks after an active day.
  • Nusa Dua - a spot for athletes with an average level of training and above. The open ocean reef and the presence of sea urchins require increased concentration. The area is known for upscale resorts, white sand beaches and a lagoon where you can snorkel and snorkel.
  • Padang Padang (Labuan Sait Beach) is an extremely popular spot in the surfing community. Located on the Bukit Peninsula, it can be crowded. The conquest of the waves is complemented by picturesque views of the surrounding cliffs and beach parties.
  • Uluwatu is a wide reef at the foot of a beautiful cliff. One of the busiest surf spots in Bali offers 5 main waves for advanced surfers.


When is the best time to go?

Surfing in Bali is available all year round. At the same time, the main season falls on the dry period (from April to October). But the rainy season (from November to March) is not an obstacle for thrill-seekers. During this period, you can also count on sunny days and good waves, and a reduction in traffic at popular spots and a reduction in prices for some services will be a nice bonus.



Tuition fees vary by location and time of year.

For example, the estimated prices for surfing in the legendary Kuta are:

  • group lesson (instructor + 4 people) lasting 2 hours - 27-30 US dollars;
  • individual lesson (instructor + 1 person) - 35 USD;
  • surf tour to popular spots around Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua for half a day - 70 USD.

In the high season, prices can rise by 5-10 dollars.


Snorkeling and diving

Explore marine biodiversity, admire colorful coral reefs, shoals of tropical fish and larger marine life, view the Liberty wreck, one of the top 15 dive sites in the world, explore the deep cliffs of Nusa Penida and Crystal Bay, swim with manta rays - everything this you can do during the spectacular dives in Bali.

One of the features of diving in Bali is the presence of a number of sites where diving will be comfortable even during the rainy season.

If you're not into diving, explore the underwater world of Bali while snorkelling. This can be done on your own or by ordering a snorkeling tour in one of the many dive centers.

Among the most popular snorkeling locations: Padangbai, Tulamben, Amed, Nusa Penida and Manta Point.



To reveal the secrets of the deep sea, it is not necessary to be an experienced diver or a confident swimmer. It is enough to simply put on a waterproof helmet with a transparent glass, equipped with an oxygen hose, and walk along the seabed, admiring the magnificent underwater panorama. The dive is safe and accessible even for children aged 12 and over. The immersion depth is up to 6-9 meters.

Entertainment available at Tanjung Beach Benoa in Nusa Dua.


Rafting on the Ayung River in Ubud is a bright adventure for adults and children. Overcoming the 10-kilometer route under the guidance of an experienced guide, you can get a shot of adrenaline, admire beautiful waterfalls and swim in clear cool waters. Enjoy a delicious lunch before completing your river descent with an exciting quad bike ride through steep hills, narrow canyons and rocky trails.

Tour cost: about 60 US dollars.



Fishing is one of the most popular activities in Bali. After all, giant tuna, blue marlin , mahi-mahi, barracuda, surgeon fish, parrot fish, puffer fish, mackerel, sailfish and many other representatives of the underwater kingdom live in local waters.

The operators offer a variety of tours, from budget sunrise or sunset group trips to special all-inclusive fishing tours that can start at $500.

Often, a fishing tour is accompanied by a barbecue, during which you can cook your own caught prey.



Bold fans of an active lifestyle can try their hand at such an unusual and exciting discipline as canyoning - walking through the gorges with overcoming all sorts of obstacles. Wade through water-filled crevices, marvel at the unique shapes that water currents have given to rocks, climb to high ground, jump from them and overcome other unique features of the local landscape.

Local operators offer routes of varying difficulty. Most of them are aimed at people with good physical fitness, but there are also easier routes that are suitable for both children over the age of 8 and energetic older people.

Some of the most popular canyons for a family trip are Gitgit and Sambangan located in the northern part of Bali. And here's Flash Canyon Api will be conquered only by the most experienced, athletic and well-prepared adventurers.

Estimated cost of tours: 100-400 US dollars, depending on the location and complexity of the route.

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Paragliding and helicopter flights

Air paragliding (paragliding) and helicopter trips give a unique opportunity to admire the majestic landscapes of Bali from a bird's eye view and fill up your social networks with amazing photos.

Paragliding in tandem with a professional instructor is a great family activity that can be enjoyed by anyone aged 5 to 60 years old. However, there are weight restrictions - no more than 110 kilograms.

If the received emotions are not enough, replenish your collection of impressions with a helicopter ride from Air Bali Helicopter. The company maintains 100% safety performance and has not had a single incident over the years of its activity. The company's portfolio includes a number of tours that allow you to explore the main attractions. Among them are the temple of Tanah Lot and the coast of Seminyak, Uluwatu, Lake Beratan, Batur and Rinjani volcanoes.

The cost depends directly on the tour and starts from $800 per helicopter.


Visiting attractions

There are a number of interesting sights awaiting travelers in Bali. Let's talk more about some of them.

Tegalalang rice terraces

The location is half an hour drive from Ubud and offers beautiful views of the rice fields. Here you can walk along the terraces and take pictures with colorful local farmers.


Elephant park

Mason elephant Park & Lodge is an unusual boutique hotel with 30 rooms, where you can not only relax at the highest level, but also get to know the life of the Sumatran elephants. Here you can watch the bathing procedures of these good-natured giants, offer them refreshments, admire the hand-carved stone relief of the elephant lake and, of course, take a ride on an elephant. In addition, the park has a museum that has one of the few complete copies of the mammoth skeleton in the world.

By the way, the location was visited by such famous personalities as Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Christian Bale.

It should be noted that Mason elephant Park is not the only place in Bali where you can meet elephants. They can also be seen at the Ubud Zoo and Safari Park.


Bali safari and marine Park

The award-winning park is home to over a thousand animals, including rare and endangered species. In addition to an exciting 4x4 safari, watching tigers, elephants, hippos, African hippos, deer, antelopes and other representatives of the animal world in their natural habitat, young guests are offered the opportunity to visit a bird and elephant show, a petting zoo, a water play area, feed giraffes and other animals, as well as capture these fun moments in the photo.



Waterbom Bali, spread over almost 4 hectares in the city of Kuta, is one of the best water parks in Asia. There are fun rides for both the smallest tourists and notorious thrill-seekers. Recharge your energy between water adventures by stopping by a cafe or renting one of the private gazebos in the shade of the tropical gardens. Sessions of massage and reflexology are held.

Opening hours: daily from 9:00 to 18:00.

Ticket price:

  • $25 for children 2-11 years old;
  • $35 for adults;
  • $98 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children.

When buying tickets online on the website of the water park, a 10% discount is provided.



Visiting Balinese temples gives you the opportunity to admire the unusual architecture, get to know the history and culture of the country.

Among the most famous temple complexes:

  • Besakih Temple - the largest and one of the most important temples in Bali, located in the village of the same name on the slopes of Mount Agung in the eastern part of the island.
  • Tirta Empul - a water temple visited by Hindus for ritual purification.
  • Tanah Lot is a Hindu pilgrimage temple, towering on a coastal cliff about 20 kilometers from Denpasar.
  • Uluwatu is a temple located in the tourist area of South Bali about half an hour from the international airport. Here you can admire beautiful sunsets and enjoy the colorful dance performance of Kecak.

Also lovers of architecture and history should visit Tirta Gangga is a royal palace on the water, named after the Ganges River, the waters of which are sacred in Hinduism.


Volcano Batur

Climbing to the top of an active volcano accompanied by a licensed trekking guide, breathtaking views, colorful sunrises, walking around a volcanic crater, visiting a hidden waterfall or natural hot springs is an adventure that will give a lot of impressions and leave unforgettable memories.


Night life

Nightlife in Bali is rich and multifaceted. Numerous clubs with a variety of music and atmosphere, fun parties, famous DJs, "happy hours" in local bars attract crowds of carefree party lovers almost every day of the week. At the same time, fashionistas and fashionistas do not have to get the best things out of the wardrobe and adhere to a strict dress code. There are plenty of places in Bali to visit in your favorite beach shorts and flip flops.

The most popular, but not the only epicenters of nightlife are Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu and Uluwatu.


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When dipping into the nightlife, you need to follow basic safety rules and remember that drug trafficking is a serious crime in Indonesia, which entails extremely strict sanctions applicable not only to local residents, but also to foreigners.


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