Bali has become a top travel destination over the past few years and there`s no question why! There are so many things to do and see on this wonderful island including waterfalls, volcanoes, surfing, and awe inspiring temples. Bali is beautiful, full of culture and has something for everyone. Keep reading for our list of the most beautiful places in Bali and why you`ll love them too!
Hike Up a Volcano for Sunrise
A Trek Up Mount Batur is one of the most popular and spectacular things to do in Ubud. You get up in the early hours of the morning and hike up to the top of this volcano to watch the sunrise. Expect to pay around 924,000 IDR ($70 USD) which includes transportation, a guide and lunch. Trust me; you do not want to miss these views of one of the most beautiful places in Bali!
Walk The Campuhan Ridge Walk
This walk is easy, beautiful, free and one of the most beautiful places in Bali! The ridge walk starts behind the Warwick IBAH villas and spa in Ubud; you can walk here from the main streets. The path is about 2 kilometers each way with stunning views throughout. There is literally zero shade.. so plan to go early in the morning or later in the evening to beat the heat.
Stand In The “Gateway to Heaven”
The “Gateway to Heaven” at Pura Lempuyang Temple is absolutely breathtaking! It was not only my favorite temple while backpacking Bali; but in all of SE Asia. On a clear day you can see Mount Agung in the background and on a cloudy day you seam to be standing right into the clouds.
Entrance to this temple is by donation and the guides will give you a map and tell you a bit about the history. There are 7 temples along a path to the top which includes over 2000 stairs. If you plan to climb them; make sure to go early in the morning so you’re not hiking in the heat. The bottom two temples are the biggest and most impressive; so even if you don’t want to do all the stairs it’s well worth a visit!
Swim at The Munduk Moding Plantation
This infinity pool is in so many blogs we had to check it out! The Munduk Moding Plantation is unreal with private yurts, great views, and if you book in advance you won`t spend a fortune (around $150 USD/night). If you wait too long to book or don’t have the budget to stay; you can stop in for lunch to enjoy the pool view and some fantastic food.
Marvel At Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
This gorgeous temple is a must visit destination in Bali. The view of the structure over the water is stunning and the gardens are very unique. Entrance is only a few dollars and make sure to go on a clear day for the best photos!
Wake Up Before The Sun To Go Dolphin Watching
This is a truly incredible thing to do on your journey through Bali! Numerous hotels and companies in Lovina offer this excursion. You get up around 5:00 am and head down to the water for sunrise. The dolphins of the area will jump, do flips, and play around the boat. You can easily get this tour for $80,000-100,000 IDR ($6-$7.50 USD) per person.
Wander Through The Tegallalang Rice Terraces
The Tegallalang Rice Terraces are famous in Bali and they do not disappoint! You can either take a tour here from Ubud of visit them on your own; they are one of the most beautiful places in Bali.
Explore Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Located 30 kilometers north west of Ubud you will find one of the most unique waterfalls in Bali. This waterfall is less touristy than others close by and truly stunning! The river can be viewed from the top of the cliff but to see the falls you will need to trek down a few hundred steps into the cave.
Take a Trip to The Gili Islands
It is possible to take a day trip but you`ll want to spend the night at these awe inspiring islands. Gili Trawangan is most popular and known for nightlife, diving, and beaches. Gili Meno and Gili Air are much more quiet and secluded. Once on the islands; spend a few days diving, snorkeling, enjoying the food and experiencing the nightlife. You can kayak or SUP in between all three islands if you’re feeling adventurous! For more information check out our page on The Best Things to do on Gili T!