In Bali, there is a wide range of activities available for you. It can be hard to choose which activities to try, so we have selected five activities that we feel are the must-do's on this island!
The island benefits from many incredible spots. Here, the waves are considered to be the best in the world for surfing. Whether you are an amateur or an experienced surfer, there is nothing to stop you from trying something new!
Choose the beaches of southern Bali (Uluwatu, balangan, Jimbaran) or western Bali (Kuta, Canggu, Balian.) These spots are accessible and famous for their waves.
In the areas, you will find what you need for example if you want a rental board as well as local surfers to give you your first lessons for a few dozen euros. (about 200k IDR ).
Scuba diving is a must! Indeed, there is nothing better than to observe the underwater fauna and flora. Guided by professionals, you will dive into the depths of the Island of Gods. Choose the spot that you like as well as one that corresponds you the best and go to discover it. You can choose between Nusa Penida (to see manta rays!), Amed (to dive with turtles), Tulamben (to explore the USAT Liberty wreck), and many others.
You should expect to pay between €85 and €140 for a two-dive trip.
If you are not comfortable with scuba diving in deep water and feel better swimming on the surface, then try snorkelling! It's just as fun! Sure, you won't be able to go very deep to see the species up close, but you'll still get a chance to see the underwater life that are found in shallow water. Equipped with a mask, snorkel and a pair of fins, you can easily swim at the surface.
Nusa Penida is a beautiful place for snorkelling. The turquoise water is an idyllic scenery where you are 80% guaranteed to find manta rays (yes, even when snorkelling!).
You should expect to pay between €50 and €95 for a snorkelling trip.
Bali has exceptional views which makes it the perfect place to hike. Climbing to the top of Mount Batur to see the sunrise is a must in Bali. There are many agencies offering this service.
The hike takes about 5 hours (it will take you about 1.5 hours to climb and 2.5 to 3 hours to descend depending on your physical condition). The trek usually starts around 3:30am to be able on top just in time to see the beautiful colours of the sunrise. You will need to wear warm clothes as the temperature at altitude is quite low.
The cost of the climb to Mount Batur is approximately €25 per person.
Yoga is a well known custom for people to engage in meditative practices. The exceptional setting of Ubud allows practitioners to relax in front of the rice fields and the abundant vegetation of the jungle that borders the city. You can practice in classes with instructors or do it alone. There are several types of yoga on offer: ashtanga, vinyasa or hatha.
After a difficult year of lockdowns and curfews, enjoy relaxing and meditating in front of a quality view, it's just what your soul needs.
Prices vary depending on the club. You should expect to pay around 7€ or 120K IDR for a one-hour session with a professional.