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The ultimate Bali bucket list

Updated On 22nd April, 2020

Bali is one of my favourite places in the entire world.

It’s cheap (particularly when you compare it to the likes of London), it’s health conscious (endless amounts of yummy nutritious food), the people in Bali are so lovely and it’s just ridiculously beautiful, from the shops and the sunsets, to the buildings and the weather. I’ve been lucky enough to visit Bali four times now, and I can’t wait to come back as soon as possible.

Based on the adventures I’ve enjoyed on this gorgeous island, I’ve put together a list of things to do, see, experience and eat on your next trip to Bali.

Here’s the ultimate Bali bucket list…

1. Climb Mt. Batur at sunrise.

Ascend to the summit of Bali’s active volcano for out of this world views across the island. To catch the sunrise from above the clouds (1717m) you must begin the hike at 4am. Trust me… it’s worth it. Read about my Mt. Batur adventure here.

2. Learn to surf.

Padang Padang and Uluwatu have great surf communities! Check out my guide to Uluwatu here.

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3. Enjoy a luxury stay in a villa with your nearest and dearest.

Check out my villa experience in Sanur here.

4. Indulge in some wellness and self-care at a spa resort.

I’ve really focussed on my self-care and wellness on my most recent trip to Bali. Check out my guides to spa resorts I’ve visited…

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5. Watch the sunset in Seminyak.

Check out my guide to Seminyak here.

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6. Try a yoga class in the spiritual hub of Ubud.

Check out my guide to Ubud here.

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7. Paraglide and appreciate the island from above.

It was so fun, and something I’d wanted to do for age. Definitely not as scary as I thought it was going to be, either. Book your experience here.

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8. Take a boat out at sunrise in Lovina and watch the dolphins play.

Read about my experience here.

9. Enjoy cocktails with a view at ‘Rock Bar’.

Located in Jimbaran, this bar is built over the top of a rock formation so you have the best view of the Indian Ocean as you sip on your drink of choice. For more info, check out the website here.

10. Head to Hotel Tugu in Canggu for an authentic Balinese evening.

Check out my experience at Hotel Tugu here.

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11. Enjoy the most beautiful and nourishing acai and smoothie bowls.

Bali is the perfect place to fuel your body with all the vitamins it needs. Check out my coffee and brunch guide to Canggu here.

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12. Get a Balinese massage.

13. Take a local cooking class.

14. Take a trip to Nusa Lembongan and dive with manta rays.

Check out my experience here.

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15. Say hello to the monkeys in the Ubud monkey forest.

Check out my experience here.

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16. Eat local food in a Warung or at a market.

17. Go jungle trekking in West Bali National Park.

18. Be Tarzan and take on the tree top course in the Bali Botanical Gardens.

19. Visit the Tegalalang Rice Fields in Ubud.

Check out my experience here.

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20. Get that picture on the Ubud Bali swing.

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21. Rent a moped and explore the island at your own pace.

Don’t forget to wear a helmet!

22. Visit Aling-Aling for cliff jumping and sliding down a waterfall.

Have you been to Bali?

What’s on your Bali bucket list? I’d love to know!

Love as always and happy adventuring,


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The ultimate Bali bucket list
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