The Essential Bali Guide
Bali has something to offer to everyone. A magical destination with amazing rich culture and traditions welcomes you. Offering vibrant atmosphere, year-round pleasant climate, value for your money, stunning views and amazing surf.
We’ve put together an essential guide with “must do’s” while in Bali.
1. Attend a Kecak Dance:
The Kecak dance is a 70-man choir singing the story of the imperiled princess Sita, her vengeful prince Rama, and the besotted demon king Rahwana whose infatuation sets the whole narrative into motion.
A unique experience expressing the Balinese tradition and culture.
You will be able to find them all over the island but We highly recommend the Uluwatu Temple Kecak show- show starts at 18:00 everyday except public holidays.
2. Paddle Out to Catch Some Waves:
No matter if you are a surfer or not. Bali is made for surfing. Many spots in Canggu are suitable for beginners like us!
If you travel down to spots like Uluwatu you will be in for a treat, cleaner waves suitable for intermediate and advanced surfers but beaches like Padang Padang (right) is a nice one for beginners during high tide. For all the beginners out there: Grab a board and get an instructor on the beach and you are ready to go!
3. Taste the Food Diversity in Canggu:
Canggu is food lovers paradise! Local food, fusion, vegan and the best coffees and desserts. Compensate that with a little surf and you will be a full-time foodie when staying in Canggu.
Our favorites are:
Oma Jamu (vegetarian)
Peloton Supershop (vegetarian)
4. Incredible Sunsets at a Temple:
There are quite a few traditional temples in Bali but you will catch beautiful sunsets at :
Uluwatu Temple: one of the six sad kahyangan, major Balinese temples, but also the site of one of the famous nightly kecak performances. The temple stands atop of a 200 foot cliff in the southern part of the island and was constructed in the 10th century.
Tanah Lot temple: The magnificent sea temple stands on a rock just off shore and accessing it is only available during low tide. Visitors wait patiently for the tide to go down so that they are able to walk up to the rock and see the temple up close. It is said that during the 15th century, priest Nirartha instructed local fisherman to construct this temple.
5. Tegalalang Rice Terraces:
Located in magical Ubud, Along with the Sacred Monkey Forest Tegalalang is the most iconic of all the attractions in Bali therefore they can get quite crowded. We recommend visiting the terraces early in the morning or later in the afternoon to escape both the crowds and the midday heat. From the top of the road, you get stunning panoramic views of the terraces, which is really an irrigation system called Subak dating back to the 8th century. Be sure to venture deep into the jungle to take in and appreciate this ancient form of engineering.