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The Best Things to Do in Bali

What comes into your head when you think of Bali? The ancient temples, spectacular beaches and welcoming hospitality are just some of the things people love about visiting this beautiful destination. The island is full of magical spots and unspoiled treasures that one visit is never enough. If you’re planning a trip here, there are tons of places to consider on your stay. 

Have a look at some of the top locations and best bits to see on your travels.

Enjoy tranquility on Nyang Nyang Beach 

Bali is famed for its beaches, and this spot is no exception. If you can find it, you may be surprised that you have the whole place to yourself. You’ll be presented with white sandy shores, a lush green backdrop, and azure waters to take a refreshing dip. Many of Bali’s beaches are busy, so this is a fantastic respite from the bustling tourist trail. 

Sukawati Art Market

Most people head to the colorful markets of Ubud to see the delights that locals have to offer. If you are searching for something that is a little quieter, the Sukawati Art Market is the perfect spot. You’ll find a range of handcrafted artwork and paintings of local landscapes. Plus, there are plenty of trinkets to gifts to take home. You could even try your bargaining skills here to get some practice in for the more bustling spots. 

Echo Beach 

This beautiful location is an excellent spot if you want to take to the waves. It’s a quieter area compared to the central surfing locations. Still, it has some fantastic breaks for the more experienced surfer. Locals and tourists are starting to make their way here more often, but it is not as busy, so you’ll enjoy plenty of space and tranquility on your break. For beginners, you can also take a vacation at a surf camp in Bali and learn while you also enjoy a spectacular stay. 

Ubud Monkey Forest 

Another fascinating experience in Bali is a trip to Ubud Monkey Forest. This location is home to over 600 long-tailed Balinese macaques in their natural habitat. It’s best not to wear anything that might attract their inquisitive behavior such as dangling necklaces or earrings. However, you can learn about how the Balinese Hindus believe they are sacred and also discover more about the conservation of these monkeys. 

Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall

Waterfalls are always a natural attraction to an area, and none more so than the Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall. This spot is around 90 minutes from Ubud and requires a small trek to get there, but you won’t be disappointed. It is spectacular and not overrun by tourists due to the location. Lush forest and the sights and sounds of the wildlife and waters around you also surround you. Plus, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a dip and take that all-important Insta snap. 

Bali is a popular tourist spot, but there are many places off the beaten track to explore. Be sure to talk with the locals to get the best advice.  

Victoria Brewood
vbrewood@gmail.com

Although very much British, Victoria always felt like she was meant to be living the 'American Dream'. She loves the US and has travelled to over 14 states.

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