When it comes to something to do in Bali, you don’t need to have something particularly specific that you absolutely must do to define your journey. If you enjoy your days exploring and simply being there, then you can count your travel a success. Here are some ideas on things to do during your stay in Bali.
Despite being one of the best well-known trekking routes, the Campuhan Ridge Walk is not crowded. You’ll be able to discover an unobstructed panoramic view of Ubud. Enjoy a swiping view of the valleys below the Campuhan Ridge. The trekking route is not a difficult one, so anyone would be able to enjoy it without having to bring specific sport shoes.
Indonesia is renowned for its marine biodiversity, and some of the most notable dive sites are in Bali. Catch a fascinating underwater scenery at the Blue Lagoon, a small bay located in Karangasem regency. It’s a perfect place to dive and snorkel. Meet the hairy seahorses, reef sharks, nudibranchs, sweet lip, cow fishes, and an amazing view of the breath-taking view of macro life. The Blue Lagoon is only 45 minutes drive from Kutus Kutus Villa Ketewel and 1,5 hours from the center of Ubud.
Known as the Ubud Water Palace, the Saraswati Temple is one of the most serene places you can find in Ubud, notable for its iconic lotus pond. The serene but grand entrance immediately led you into the middle of the lotus pond cutting straight heading onto the inner temple. Balinese temples are sacred, so you won’t be able to venture into the inner temple area, though the grand outer temple is a real treat.
The Taman Ayun Temple is one of the most well-known temple compounds in Bali, located in Mengwi. The temple has hundreds of years of history, dating as far back as the 1700s, built by the royal family and used to be only accessible to them. It’s a quiet, serene place that will let you experience one of the most beautiful gardens in Bali. This place is spacious and perfect for a quiet walk.
The Ubud and Sukawati area are famed for their reputation for their art market. Now it’s time to venture into territories less traveled, by visiting some of the villages where their artworks are created. And whether you can speak some Bahasa or not, say hi to the friendly locals who are going to greet you back. Silverworks, wooden furniture, and many kinds of art installation are among some of the items you can find in the area. If you’re staying with Kutus Kutus, our Shinta Dewi Ubud Villa is only within 10 minutes drive away from the Ubud Market.
While the Ubud Monkey Forest is a very touristy destination, it can still be a particularly interesting place to visit for the curious. Those of you who are animal-loving folks would be amused at the monkey’s antics. Visit early in the morning to avoid crowds and the hot and humid temperature when the sun’s high up.
Located in Cemagi Village, Mengwi, the Gede Luhur Batu Ngaus temple has less crowd compared to the more famous Tanah Lot temple. However, the lack of tourists, the coral reefs, the black sand, and the enchanting pull of the place makes it no less than a perfect choice to experience the iconic Balinese sunset on a temple backdrop.
- Campuhan Ridge Walk
- Pura Taman Saraswati
- Blue Lagoon
- Ubud Art Market
- Sukawati Art Market
- Ubud Monkey Forest
- Pura Gede Luhur Batu Ngaus
- Pura Tanah Lot