10 of the Coolest Things to do in Bali – For an Unforgettable Getaway!

Since you are in Bali, make the most of it by doing a few extravagant things to make the trip truly memorable. Some of these might be offered as part of the packages in Bali resorts, if not it’s worth looking around and finding yourself these unique ways to really enjoy Bali for the paradise it is.

Take a Luxury Cruise

Sail on a luxury catamaran to the island of Nusa Lembongan and spend the day on a private beach doing beach activities like snorkelling and diving or just lay down and sunbathe. See the beautiful coastline of Bali from outside.

The Sunset in a Temple

Visit the Tanah Lot sea temple and spend golden hour watching the sea swallow up the sun as it sets behind the rock temple, leaving shadows in its wake. If the tide isn’t too high you can go right up to the temple and admire the architecture up close.

A Helicopter Ride to a Volcano

Take to the skies over Bali and look down at its magical beauty from above. Take the Kitamani volcano tour by flying over an active volcano in a helicopter that it equipped with its own camera system, comfortable interiors and a TV. You can take the flight from Kuta which is close to Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort.

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An Adventurous Day at Bali Bike Park – Mountain Biking in the Island of Gods!

If it’s pedal-powered adventures you are after, then the Bali Bike Park with its jungle trails is a definite must visit and offers plenty of fun adventure for novices and pros alike.

Planning Your Visit

This attraction can be found in North Bali in Pancasari Village; those staying at Bali resorts further afield including at properties such as Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort can plan a day excursion here. The ride to the bottom takes about 10 minutes, while you do get a jeep shuttle that takes you back to the starting point.

The Trails

Mountain bikers can look forward to tackling various trails at Bali Bike Park each with something different to offer riders of different experience levels. Amidst the natural setting, you can expect to find trails featuring natural berms (banked turns), gap jumps, ladder drops, hip jumps and more!

What About the Bikes?

While dedicated mountain bikers may bring their own bikes, you can rent bikes as well as the needed equipment at the Bali Bike Park. Do keep in mind that the bike hire is not included in the price of the entrance ticket.

Other Helpful Points

When it comes to attire, wear something comfortable like a t-shirt, shorts and shoes. Remember you can get maps of the site’s trails and if you want, even have a guide join you on the ride. Also, keep in mind that the park is closed on Sundays.

For more information check out: https://www.balibikepark.com/

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Uluwatu Temple – The Majestic Sea Temple in Bali: the Iconic Remains

The Uluwatu Temple is a Hindu Temple that is held as a precious piece of culture by the locals. All who visit are left in wonder at its daring location and the awe-inspiring backdrop of the ocean. Here are a few things that you might find interesting enough to make you visit the place on your next vacation!

Culture and heritage

As the legend goes, the Uluwatu Temple was built by a Hindu priest. This place of worship is dedicated to the gods of the sea. The word “ulu” means edge and the word “watu” means cliff (thus the name of the temple). Today, the temple is one of the most significant 6 holy temples of Bali.

Architecture

The Main shrine and the stone gate that has been decorated with carvings of flowers is the oldest part of the temple that dates back to the 10th century. Furthermore, the archaic stone structure of various spirits and gods protecting the temple are beautiful enough to leave you amazed at the entire scene!

Tips for when you visit

Since it is Balinese tradition for men and women to wear a sarong and sash when entering a temple, at the entrance to the attraction you are give a purple sarong. But remember, its not for keeps! The ideal time to visit will be early morning when crowds are less, well, if you think you can handle the crowd then head over towards afternoon and make sure to feast your eyes on the fantastic sunset. Bali resorts offering comfortable facilities, such as those belonging to Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas are good accommodation options.

Caution! Monkeys!

Its best you leave valuables back in your hotel room or vehicle as these seemingly innocent creatures might just get their hands on them! The monkeys here are known to leap right off the branch and on to your shoulders and open you backpack in search of a tiny snack. Also, keep a tight hold on your phones and sunglasses too.

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