Watch the sunset at Uluwatu sea temple
Perched high atop a 70 metre cliff, with sweeping views of the Indian ocean, the Uluwatu Temple is one of Bali’s best sea temple. This Balinese temple is one of the six important important temples which is believed to ward off evil, however, that’s not its winning point as a prime tourist destination.
Every day during sunset, crowds gather at the temple for a breathtaking view of the orange ocean reflecting the setting sun. And at the same time, the Kecak dance performance at the temple.
Enjoy a day at the luxurious and affordable spa with grand views
Genuine spa by the sea. Stretch out beneath the thatched roof of the open air massage villa with an intimate view of the Jimbaran coastal splendor.
Another luxurious spa is along the mystical riverside. Experience the healing properties of water- through an extraordinary hot/cold spring water Jacuzzi within an elaborately carved mythical stone carvern.
Last but not least, be pampered whilst surrounded by elephants at Elephant Safari Park Lodge, one of Ubud’s most unique offerings. The lodge is set on acres of lush botanical gardens and tropical forests.
The elephants roam free throughout the grounds by day- allowing you tantalizing glimpses of these majestic beasts, as you take in the open view from the spa treatment rooms.
A stay at unique hotels in Bali
Bali has just about any type of accommodation to suit every need.
Hotels in nature- Bambu Indah, Villa Seminyak, Villa Laksamana
Hotel for the environmentalists- Sharma Springs Bamboo House
Dine at a live volcano: Madu Sari Mountain Restaurant
Pomegranate and Sardine
Sit back with a cup of fragrant tea, yummy pizza, a cocktail at Sardine. Have heartfelt conversations with a close friend!
The sunsets are sigh-inducing-life really doesn’t get any better than that.
Experience the best infinity pools in the world
Munduk Moding Plantation, Alila Ubud, Uluwatu, Ubud Hanging Gardens Bali
Hidden waterfalls to secret canyons
Try a picnic at the picturesque Bukit Asah Bubug. It is the perfect setting for a picnic. Perfect for catching the sunrise and panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, coral reefs and surrounding small islands.
Pinggan Village provides the most heart-stopping view of Mount Batur’s volcanic landscape.
Visit a Pearl Farm: Atlas Pearl Farm
At the Atlas Pearl Farm, one is able to observe the process of pearl farming from seeding of a pearl, achieving a desired pearl shape, pearl harvesting, and finally the evaluation and pricing of each pearl.
Make your own perfume: L’atelier Parfums et creations
High-end brands such as Yves Saint Laurent use Indonesia essences in their perfumes.
L’atelier Parfums et Creations offer 90-minute and 3-hour long workshops that will teach you how to create your own unique scent, and you’ll get to bring back a diploma and 30 ml bottle of your very own perfume.
Be a savior: Adopt a turtle family
Head down to the Turtle Conservation and Education Centre in Pulau Serangan, where it’s possible for you to “adopt” a baby turtle and releasing your ‘adoptee’ into the sea.
This initiative aims to combat plummeting turtle numbers, and is now an extremely popular activity amongst tourists.
Sink into the deep: Ride a submarine
A submarine ride, an air-conditioned submarine that can take as many as 36 people to a depth of 150 feet. Setting off from Amuk Bay, this 45 minute submarine ride will allow you to experience diving into the colourful world of coral reefs and underwater life whilst staying dry.
Go on a pilgrimage: Climb a mountain
Tourists often hike up the 3000 metre tall mountain for an unrivalled bird’s eye view of Bali, while the local Balinese consider the trek a pilgrimage, and most do it at least once in their lifetime.