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This place is absolutely a traveler’s delight and the sheer enchanting beauty of this paradise nation is something words cannot express. A number of options to explore in this Island country is far too many. From beaches to the rice fields, from luxurious resorts to countless temples, and Bali is rightly called as “One Place, Many Options” for all the right reasons. Bali is more than a tourist destination; it’s a statement, an enchanting island, a supreme state of bliss. We have listed below some of the top tourist destinations in Bali. The list is just indicative and suggestive, not exhaustive for your kind understanding.

A Complete Tourist Guide for Visiting & Things to do in Bali!

Best Places to Visit in Bali

1

Ubud

Known as the Cultural Capital of Bali, Ubud is a place for all. This cultural hot spot is home to a series of shops, cafes selling locally made products. It is just a stone’s throw away from Monkey Forest Rd and Jl Raya Ubud intersection. This place became even more popular after the release of the bestseller Eat, Pray, Love.

How to Reach:

  • Taxi or Drive- You can hire a cab or rent a car to reach Ubud from your destination.
  • Bus- If you decide to travel by bus, first reach Aston Kuta and proceed towards DFS Bus bay via Kuta Paradiso hotel to reach Ubud. Tickets can be booked online at Kura Kura Public Bus website- Kura2bus 

Best Time to Visit:

Neka Art Museum

Timings
Mon-Sat: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 12.00 AM- 5 PM
Closed on all  National  Holidays.

Please Visit: Museum Ubud

The best time to visit this place is June to September. An Ideal way is to spend a day in Ubud to take in the sights.

Things to do/see:

The therapeutic nature of this place is such that even few days can become few months or more for visitors and it is absolutely a haunting destination.

Locavore- The temple site with some stunning food varieties, and booking in advance is a must for foodies. The nine-course meals offered here is something every food lovers will love to taste.A must visit place in Ubud.

Neka Art Museum- Neka Museum is a place to appreciate Balinese painting and wayang works established by Suteja Neka.The Arie Smith Pavilion is on the upper level containing Smit’s works.The

I Nyoman Tjarks’s The Wedding Ceremony is apiece to look out for.Also, take a look at the leopard gallery for Lempad’s works. A café shop and old photograph exhibit section add more depth to the museum.

Sacred Monkey Reserve- Also called as “Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana”, home to three sacred temples which is placed amidst a monkey forest. Enjoy the company of Balinese monkeys.

Pura Tawab Saraswathi- A Hindu temple houses Goddess of learning, Saraswati. Lovely ponds with lotuses greet us happily.

Ubud Palace- A palace with an inbuilt temple, notice the ornate buildings.

Puri Lukisan Museum- A renowned museum for Balinese school of arts established by Bonnet with the help of the royal family. This museum is divided into four sections and also has an in-house coffee and book shop. Visit the garden for some explicit visual poetry.

Petulu- Almost 22,000 herons visit this village situated in the north of Jl Raya Ubud. Offers pleasant cycle rides, and must visit the place to see the herons.

Attractions Near by:

Smile Shop- The second shop for charity purposes.

Lempad’s House- House of the famous artist  I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, includes a good collection of caged birds.

Warung Bodag Maliah- Attractive café with a nice ambiance.

Pondok  Bamboo shop- Puppet shows are held here.

Namaste- A shop to buy local stuff including Incense sticks, crystals, and other products from local suppliers.

Pura Gunung Lebah- An old Hindu temple set on a rock, a magical place for peace and serenity.

Blanco Renaissance Museum- Houses Blanco’s paintings; some are eclectic in nature, visual poetry on display.

Budget Restaurants:

Alchemy(Veg)
Address:
Jl Raya Penestanan 75, Ubud

Warung Ibu Oka
Address:
Jl Suweta, Ubud

Spice
Address:
Jl Raya Ubud 23, Ubud

Best Restaurants:

Nasi Ayam Kedewatan
Address:
Jl Raya Kedewatan, Ubud, Indonesia

Moksha
Address:
Gang Damai, Ubud, Indonesia

Three Monkeys
Address:
Monkey Forest Rd, Ubud, Indonesia

 Hujan Locale
Address:
Jl Sriwedari 5, Ubud, Indonesia

2

Batu Bolong

This is one of the most popular beaches in Canggu district. Surfing and hanging out at cafes are the most common beach time activities carried out by tourists and visitors from all corners of the globe.

How to Reach:

  • Bus- Take the Kura Kura bus to reach Batu Bolong. Tickets can be booked online at Kura Kura Public Bus website-Kura2bus
  • Drive and Taxi- You can hire a cab or rent a car to reach this place from your destination.
  • Plane- You can also take local flights from other destinations to reach this place.

Best Time to Visit:

Timings- April to Aug when the tide is manageable; particularly the dry season.

The Best time to visit is April to June and September. Contact the local tour operators for good package. Be ready to spend at least a day in Canggu.

Things to do/see:

1) Anybody can rent a surfboard and take surfing lessons (costs around USD 1570)

2) Visit Pura Batumejan Pagoda temple situated nearby.

3) Hop into Gimme Shelter bar in Bali, the only bar that functions after midnight.

4) Nelayan Beach- A Beach filled with a row of fishing boats, a nice walk from Pranchak to Batu Bolong depending on the water level in the river.

5) Pura Dalem Prancak- A large temple, often used as a spot for ceremonies.

6) Berawa Beach- a Lovely area surrounded by volcanic sand, lots of surfer cafes in this area.

Attractions Near by:

La Lagana Bali’s most exciting bars; a top notch tourist place for good food and drinks.

Finn’s Beach Bar- A bamboo spectacle beachfront; dominating the landscape.

Budget Restaurants:

Betelnut Café
Address:
Jl. Pantai Batu Bolong No.60, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351

Roti Canai
Address:
58, Jalan Batu Bolong, Canggu

Pis Bolong
Address:
Jl. Batubolong no. 74, Kuta 80361

Echo Beach Club
Address:
Jl Pura Batu Mejan | Echo Beach, Canggu 80361

Best Restaurants:

One Eyed Jack Bali
Address:
Jl Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Indonesia

Warung Varuna
Address:
Jl Pantai Batu Bolong 89A, Canggu, Indonesia

Old Man’s
Address:
Jl Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Indonesia

Green Ginger (Veg)
Address:
46 Jalan Pantai Berawa | Banjar Pelambingan, Desa Tandeg

3

Seminyak

The home to world class restaurants; top class clubs and a super hit destination among expats, Seminyak is a bit of both, classy and fun. This place has got its own charm, an individuality which makes it an arresting destination to visit.

How to Reach:

  • Taxi- It is very near the international airport and you can catch a taxi to reach this place within minutes.
  • Bus- Take the Kura Kura public bus via Kuta Paradiso Hotel or rent a car. Buy Kura Kura card or ticket for trouble free travel.

Tickets can be booked online at  Kura Kura Public Bus website- Kura2bus  

Best Time to Visit:

September is one of the best months to visit this place. Ideally there are no particular season to visit Seminyak but many prefer to visit in the winter.

The ideal time is April, May, June, and September. For exact schedule kindly contact local tour operators. A day is sufficient to visit this place.

Things to do/see:

It is strategically placed near Kerobokan in the north and also flanked by Legian and Kuta.

Bali Food Tour- The purpose of this tour is to take the visitors and tourists on a truly world class gastronomic experience to taste the finest of dishes in top class restaurants selected by a team of experts.

Waterbom Bali- The finest water park in Bali; providing truly world class water activities in adherence to strict safety standards, visit this place for its garden and landscaped design.

USS Liberty Tour- The most visited place by videographers and photographers from the world over, this site offers terrific under sea pictures to preserve as tour memorabilia. Suited only for professional and certified drivers, USS Liberty is in Tulamben.

Seminyak Beach- A perfect place to watch the sunset, Pura Petitenget is the ideal destination.

Pura Petitenget Temple- Known as the ‘Magic Box’, it was priest Nirartha who envisioned this lovely temple. Best known for its anniversary celebrations conducted every year.

Pura Mascetti- A temple frequented by farmers to pray for crop protection and forgiveness.

Attractions Near by:

Santo Mikael Church- The church that resembles like a palace from the fairy tales for its intricate and exquisite gothic architecture.

La Laguna- It is a theme based restaurant, easy to click some snazzy pictures for your social media account.

Prana Spa- For a rejuvenating and exciting experience, a session in this spa is compulsory.

Deus Ex  Machina- For a tattoo session and also to gaze at some of the best-made custom bikes in Bali along with its delectable food varieties.

Jalan Laksamana – The local food street in Seminyak to taste good authentic Balinese food recipes.

Boutique shops- Buy handmade clothes from the best stores in Seminyak at a bargain.

Budget Restaurants:

Warung Ocha
Address:
Jalan Raya Seminyak, Bali, 80361

Taman Bambu
Address:
Gang Bambu, Bali

Warung Aneka
Address:
Kuta, Bali

Best Restaurants:

Sarong
Address:
Jl. Petitenget No.19X, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

The Plantation Grill
Address:
Double Six Luxury Hotel, Double Six Beach no.66, Seminyak

Warung Kazu-ya
Address:
1 Jalan Drupadi, Bali

L’Assiette Restaurant
Address:
Jalan Mertanadi No. 29, Kerobokan, Seminyak, Bali

Lola Restaurant
Address:
Jl. Raya Petitenget, No. 8L, Seminyak, Bali

4

Nusa Lembongan

Previously a small area known for its surfing activities, this place has grown leaps and bounds with the presence of more and more tourists visiting this destination in recent times.This place is considered as the “Surfer’s Paradise” in Bali.

How to Reach:

  • Shuttle and ferry- Take the private bus transfer via Bali Benoa Harbour to reach Nusa Lembongan.
  • Taxi or drive- Hire a taxi or cab to reach Sanur and then take the boat service to reach Nusa Lembongan.
  • Bus- Take the Kura Kura bus to reach this place.Tickets can be booked online at Kura Kura Public Bus website- Kura2bus 

Best Time to Visit:

Best time- May to Sept, peak season.

Rainy season- Jan and Feb every year.

Best bargain season – Nov to Mar for cheap hotel rooms and budget travel.

The best time to visit this place is from May to September.  Be prepared to spend a day in Nusa. For best available time schedule, contact local tour operators.

Things to do/see:

Pantai Tanjung Sanghyang- This beach is called as the Mushroom Bay, named after the corals found in this region.Take a look at the sacred tree in Pura Segara.

Visitors can reach this place from Jungutbatu by boats or walk along the shores.

Pantai Selegimpak- A remote quiet beach ideal for swimming and sunbathing.

Pura Puseh-  A village temple with nice hilltop views.

Pura Segara’s sacred tree- This tree is used for ceremonies and is considered as one of the holy places in Pura Segara.

Jungutbaku beach- The best spot for strolling; a nice pleasant beach avenue.

Dream Beach- This 150 m beach is quite crowded in the peak season but the white powdery sand and blue water offer the much-needed excuse.

Attractions Near by:

Lighthouse- It is located in the north, a metal structure.

Budget Restaurants:

Indiana Kenanga
Address:
Jungut Batu Beach 56
T: (0366) 559 371

Warung
Address:
99 Meal House
Jungut Batu Beach

Best Restaurants:

99 Meals House
Address:
Jungutbatu Beach, Nusa Lembongan

Warung Bambu
Address:
Jungutbatu Beach, Nusa Lembongan

Bali Eco Deli
Address:
Jungutbatu Beach, Nusa Lembongan

Linda Restaurant
Address:
Jungutbatu beach, Jungutbatu village,
Lembongan island, Bali – Indonesia 80771

Hai Bar & Grill
Address:
Tanjung Sanghyang, Nusa Lembongan

5

Kuta and Legian

It all began here. Bali’s tourism has grown exponentially; many thanks to Kuta and Legian for it massive contribution in terms of the number of tourists.

How to get Here:

  • Bus- Take the Kura Kura bus to reach this place. Tickets can be booked online at Kura Kura Public Bus website- Kura2bus
  • Taxi and Drive- Hire a cab or rent a car to reach Kuta and Legian.

Best Time to Visit:

June, July and Aug is one of the best time to visit this place as it is the dry season. Remember, heavy crowds are anticipated during these months.

Things to do/see (Kuta):

Ground Zero Memorial- A memorial built to remember the loss of lives in the Bali bombings, a true place to show one’s solidarity against terrorist activities.

St. Francis Xavier Church- A nice and quiet place to spend quality time in peace and tranquility; visit this place for neat simple architecture.

Petitenget Temple- A temple built to ward off evil spirits.Follow the dress code.

Kuta Square- A popular shopping district ideally placed 50 m away from the Kuta beach. A good place to buy designer brands and taste local delicacy in the restaurants nearby.

Kuta Beach- This beach is a walk able distance from the airport.The best time to visit this beach is from July to August in the peak season.

Bali Sea Turtle Park- A protective site for the sea turtles in Bali; sea turtle nests are properly relocated to a safe place for hatching.Catch the Balinese sea turtle in its environment.

Attractions Near (Kuta):

Balangan Beach- Surf all day, swim in the sea and advised to wear reef shoes as floors are sharp and slippery

Pandawa Beach- Opened in the year 2012, this place is fast becoming a tourist attraction. The highlight of this place is the cliffs in the background.The beach has installed statues of each of the five Pandava kings including Draupadi, the queen.

Spas- There are lots of Spas to spend time in Kuta.Visit one of them for the traditional Balinese massage.

Things to do/see (Legian):

Rip Curl School of Surf- Visit this Asia’s leading surf school to learn the tricks of surfing right away.

Dream Museum Zone- A fun center which contains three-dimensional interactive paintings in Bali, life size portraits to take cool snaps.

Legian Beach- Known for its silver and gold sand, visitors can take a lesson or two in surfing, go for a swim or spend time playing beach volleyball.

Armada Flow House- An artificial wave spot to practice your surfing skills and become a professional.

Jalan Melasti and Jalan Mertanadi- To buy some nice art works locally made, the best market place to visit.

Attractions Near by(Legian):

Double Six Beach- Known for the gold silver coastline, this Blue Ocean is publically accessible beach and offers nice views at sunset.

Reverse Bungee Jump- Just feel the adrenaline rush when you go on this delightful nerve cracking bungee experience.

Budget Restaurants:

Fat tony’s
Address:
Jl. Sriwijaya 28 Legian Kelod,
Kuta 80361

Colosseum Restaurant
Address:
Jl. Raya Pantai Kuta 10/11,
Kuta 80361

Pronto Pizza
Address:
Jl. Popies I, Kuta 80361,
Indonesia

Best Restaurants:

Bluefin Japanese Fusion and Lounge
Address:
Jalan Kartika Plaza | Complex Kuta Sidewalk, Kuta 80361

Warung Indonesia
Address:
Gang Ronta, Kuta, Indonesia

Bali Pearl Restaurant
Address:
Jl. Arjuna Double Six | Bali Hotel Pearl,
Legian 80361

The Pad Bar and Grill on Bene Lane
Address:
68 Jalan Lebak Bene,
Legian 80361

Crumb & Coaster
Address:
Jl. Benesari no. 2E
10m Opposite Grand Barong Hotel,
Kuta 80361, Indonesia

Un’s Restaurant
Address:
Jl. Pantai, Un’s Lane,
behind Made’s Warung Kuta,
Kuta 80361

Places you Cannot Miss

Pura LuhurUluwatu – Uluwatu is a sea temple. You can see a lot of monkeys here. This is one of the 6 key temples

Seminyak – There is a beach resort in this name with lots of spa and restaurants.

Pura Besakih – There are three temples dedicated to Hindu

Kuta beach – It is located on the western side of the island. It is also called as sunset beach

Seminyak shopping – This place is filled with fashion boutiques

Water bomb Bali – It is a water park for all ages with restaurants and bar.

 

Best Time to visit Bali

Weather in Bali

This place has tropical, warm and humid climate. The hottest month is may in Bali with an average temperature of 28°C (82°F) and the coldest is January at 26°C(79°F) . It has two seasons namely dry and rainy season. You must know when the rainy season is because it is a waste to go here during rainy season. In this article we are going to see the best season and months to visit Bali.

 

 

 

Best Months to Visit Bali

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • September
  • October

 

Best Hotels in Bali

Bali can be a tough choice when it comes to finding the right place to stay. Luxury villas on one side and small cozy apartments on the other make the decision even tougher.

Some top picks are :

private resort– Gang Alu, off Jalan Raya Petitenget,

Flight Info for Bali

When it comes to booking a flight, Bali can be a tricky customer. Most of the airlines fly into Denpasar International Airport.

Tours in Bali

The essential factors to consider before booking a tour in Bali are places of interest such as heritage or leisure, time schedule,pocket-friendly budget or luxury tours etc.

Our choices are :

Car Rentals in Bali

Self-driving as well as hiring a car with an English speaking driver is also available in Bali. Self Driving and  Car with driver.

offers good friendly drivers

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