Top Things to do in Bali for your first trip to Bali

Top Things to do in Bali for your first trip to Bali

Things to Do in Bali

Bali is one of the most attractive holiday destinations in south East Asia. There are many great things to do in Bali, but Bali is well known for the best and beautiful beach with a dramatic sunrise and sunset combine with the exotic Bali culture that makes it all as one package that makes Bali as one of a kind holiday destination in the world.

But there is more about Bali than just the beach and the culture, for you who in the first trip and still don’t know what to do, what to see, and where to stay in Bali, then you come to right place. For you who have come to Bali before, I suggest you also to check my list incase there are things that you still missed in your previous trip to Bali.

Here I will give all the best things to do in Bali, that I’m afraid have to tell you that you must not leave Bali before trying most of my things to do in Bali list. Let’s start.

Things to see in Bali

Things to see in Bali

Things to see in Bali


Bali has many beautiful things to see. The natural landscape is something that makes every tourist amaze. From the great mount Agung as a center of the island, the beautiful and serene lake Bedugul, the stunning natural aesthetic comes from the rice field pattern, on to the white sandy beach in Kuta while waiting for the beautiful sunset to drown on the sea horizon. Enjoying the nature is one of the top things to do in Bali.

Beside the nature, what I can’t recommend more to see is to watch their cultural performance. If you lucky to come to Bali in the right time, you can watch their big traditional ceremonies that have a long parade of Balinese people wearing their traditional white ceremony clothes.  They also got many great and famous dances like Kecak dance and Legong Dance that you should watch.

What to do in Bali?

What to do in Bali?

What to do in Bali?

This is one of the most common questions for every first-timer traveler to Bali. Besides enjoying all the beautiful nature and culture of course you should know what else you can do in Bali. And the first thing you can do and explore in Bali is the culinary experience. You can find many great local Balinese foods like “babi guling” (suckling pig) and “ayam betutu” (traditional steam chicken), the famous Indonesian foods like “nasi goring”(fried rice) and “sate”(Indonesian barbeque), and you can find many favorite International cuisine from around the world.

Next best things to do in Bali are the water sports. You can find a serious water sport hobby like surfing, snorkeling and diving and you can also find amusing and fun water sports like banana boat, jet skiing, parasailing, paragliding and many more.  Beside water sport, you can also do an extreme sport like bungee jumping, skydiving, downhill, river rafting and mountain climbing

Two other things to do in Bali that you don’t want to miss out are shopping and shopping! Yes! There is no activity more fun than shopping in your holiday. When you arrive in a traditional market like the Sukowati market and Ubud market, you will find many gorgeous types of merchandise to pick from artwork, ashtray, sandals, barong t shirt, spa salt, to beach sarong. Not just traditional market, Bali also got many fine international merchants with affordable price in the heart of the famous Bali tourism spots like Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur, Ubud and Nusa Dua.

Spa is one of the best things to do in Bali since Bali since Bali is known as one of the best spa destination in the world. You can find many great spas from the affordable small spa to the 5 star service spa located in the best hotel like Hyatt, Hilton, Amandari, Amankila and many more. Spa is one of things that you don’t want to miss out in Bali before you leaving this island.

Not just watching the dance, you can also learn Balinese dance. You can find many dance learning centers in every tourism spots in Bali with an affordable price. You can even get the chance to perform the Balinese dance when you have mastered it.

Last but not least on my top things to do in Bali list is to have wedding in Bali. You can find many resorts that offer wedding packages in their services and have their own wedding chapel and wedding planner. Some of those resorts also have a special honeymoon suites special for any guest that planed to have a wedding and honeymoon in Bali.

Where to stay in Bali?

The last thing from my “best things to do in Bali” list is of course to enjoy you rest in the best accommodation in Bali. You can stay in the heart of best tourism destination in Bali such as Kuta, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran,Seminyak and Ubud where you can find many place to stay from the affordable budget hotels to the finest 5 star resorts villas in Bali.

You can choose where the best place to stay depends on your main intention in Bali. If you want a total retreat from a hectic world you can consider staying in a very quiet and peaceful resorts and villa in Ubud with a great river and rice field view.

If you only want to have fun surfing and have a limited budget, than you can consider staying in a budget hotel located in Poppies Lane in Kuta. Affordable accommodation just 100 meter from the beach is totally the best accommodation for surfer.

If you plan to enjoy water sport, than you can stay in Nusa Dua that have all the best and finest hotel in Bali or you can stay in Benoa which have a more affordable price.

If you want to have the best seafood in Bali than you can stay in Jimbaran as they got the famous in beach seafood restaurants with great cooking, great ambience and a beautiful acoustic band.

Go deeper with my top 10 best things to do in bali

That is all my rough guides about all the best things to do in Bali. To help you into more detail activity I have compiled my own list of 10 best things to do in Bali that you can check here.

Enjoy your holiday in Bali!