25 activities to do in Bali for a perfect stay!

Just by evoking Bali, “the island of the Gods”, our spirit flies to the rice terraces and the temples with magnetic charm so emblematic of the island. The smallest island in the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is also the most popular with tourists. And for good reason… Sport, well-being, gastronomy, culture and celebration, the options are extremely numerous to spend an unforgettable stay in a dream setting.

To not miss anything of beautiful Bali, here are the top 25 things to do in Bali tested and approved by eDreams!

Welcome to Bali!

1. Climb the Batur volcano and observe the sunrise from its summit.

Batur Bali Volcano

Source: Flickr (by exilism)

2. Visit a coffee plantation and discover kopi luwak, a very famous coffee, harvested from the excrement of a small animal called “Luwak”. 

kopi luwak bali

Source: Flickr (by Sarah_Ackerman)

3. Eat a Nasi Campur in a traditional Warung.

Nasi campur Bali

Source: Flickr (by Herman Saksono)

4. Take a yoga class in Ubud and fall back into the mood of “Eat, pray, love” by Elizabeth Gilbert.

Bali Yoga

Source: Flickr (by Rae Woelandari)

5. Dream in the rice terraces of Jatiluwih…

Jatiluwih Bali

Source: Flickr (by Stéphane DAMOUR)

6. Discover the underwater life between Amed and Tulamben.

Tulamben Bali

Source: Flickr (by divemecressi)

7. Attend a traditional ceremony in the superb Pura Besakih temple.

Pura Besakih Bali

Source: Flickr (by Just Call Me Mo)

8. Follow the ritual in the sacred sources of Tirta Empul in Tampaksiring and make a wish!

Tampaksiring Bali

Source: Flickr (by Adam Lai)

9. Take a surf lesson on the Bukit Peninsula, a little corner of paradise adored by surfers.

Surf Bali

Source: Flickr (by HollyEma☮)

10. Watch the dolphins off Lovina, in the far north of the island.

Lovina dolphins

Source: Flickr (by Boring Lovechild)

11. Take an excursion to the Gili Islands archipelago and observe sea turtles.

Gili Meno Turtles

Source: Flickr (by Ben Ashmole)

12. Stock up on gifts and “craft” objects at the Ubud market.

Ubud Bali market

Source: Flickr (by a sun)

13. Watch the sunset over the Tanah Lot temple.

Tanah Lot Bali

Source: Flickr (by Dennis Stauffer)

14. Visit the elephant cave or “Goa Gadja” near Ubud.

Goa Gadja Bali

Source: Flickr (by Klaus Stiefel)

15. Treat yourself to a Balinese massage with frangipani oil.

Balinese massage

Source: Flickr (by Roderick Eime)

16. Attend a show of Legong, the traditional Balinese dance, at the Royal Palace of Ubud.

Balong dance legong

Source: Flickr (by Jorge Dalmau)

17. Taste freshly caught seafood and fish in Jimbaran.

Seafood in Jimbaran Bali

Source: Flickr (by Ting Cheng)

18. Put on your mask and snorkel for a snorkelling session on the small neighboring island of Nusa Lembongan.

Nusa Lembongan snorkeling

Source: Flickr (by stef bemba)

19. Listen to the gamelans of the Royal Gamelan Orchestra in Ubud.


Source: Flickr (by the justified sinner)

20. Walk between the remains of the Gegel dynasty in Klungkung.

klungkung bali

Source: Flickr (by Bertrand Duperrin)

21. Sip a glass of Arak Madu, local alcohol with lime, honey and water, at dusk.


Source: Flickr (by Mike Haller)

22. Visit the superb palace on the waters of Tirtagangga.

Tirtagangga Bali

Source: Flickr (by Johan Wieland)

23. Meet the charming inhabitants of the Ubud monkey forest.

Monkey forest Ubud

Source: Flickr (by Hadi Zaher)

24. Take a Balinese cooking class at Peacock Bali, Ubud, and learn all the secrets of satay sauce, tempé and Balinese pancakes.

Bali cooking class

Source: Flickr (by Debbs)

25. Attend the Sanur Kite Festival, a very popular event on the island for which the locals prepare for months and months.

Sanur Kite Festival

Source: Flickr (by John Hartnup)

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