It’s incredibly easy to fall in love with Bali from the images alone, and doing some of the exciting things in Bali that the locals also love doing will make you realise how much of an incredible destination the island really is. With plenty of great holidays to Bali and so many things to explore, see and do you’ll get to experience the best of Bali! We’ve selected some of the top things to do on the island.
Dress like a local
First thing first to experience the best of Bali like a local is to dress like one. Balinese locals dress in jeans and a t-shirt, except for when they are visiting places of worship or attending a religious ceremony. Wear a Sarong to these places and you’ll delve into an exciting new culture and experience.
Watch the sunset
One of the best places to visit in Bali for a spectacular view of the sunset is El Kabron. It is perched 50 metres above the sea and offers a secluded and spectacular sunset in an exciting and relaxing atmosphere. Whether you want to enjoy dinner, drink a few cocktails or simply be left speechless by the beauty of Bali, El Kabron is the place to go. Click here for more information.
Attend a Ceremony
The best way to explore Bali is to attend a ceremony which the Balinese celebrate with daily rituals and religious ceremonies. Everyone cherishes their Hindu practices and it is an honour to be invited to a ceremony. You’ll soon recognise when the locals are attending a ceremony, and the locals are incredibly friendly so long-lasting friendships will definitely be made. If you are invited to a ceremony, you really should alter your itinerary!
Dine at Warungs
If you’re still questioning where to go in Bali to dine, Warungs is the place to be! Warungs is one of the cheapest and most authentic places to go for traditional delicacies and you’ll love dining here as much as the locals do. There are full restaurants and street carts where you can try some delicious dishes. What comes with great food is a great line of people waiting to place an order, so get chatting to the locals and make some friends while you wait!
Simply relax and enjoy “rubber time”
Rubber time in Bali really means the flexibility of time and the Balinese love the idea of taking things slowly and calmly. No matter what places of interest in Bali you visit, make sure you relax and turn up late – Balinese locals always turn up late and they find it rude to put pressure on someone to turn up on time! You’ll definitely relax and feel like a Bali local in no time.
Yoga by the sea
Switch up the environment and take part in yoga with the sound of the sea to really relax and give you the ultimate experience. Power of Now Oasis offers wonderful classes and is located in one of the healthiest villages in Bali. You will leave feeling more revitalised and it is the ultimate place to explore Bali and see a window into how the locals live. Check out the Power Of Now Oasis here.
You can’t visit Bali without missing Ubud which is the cultural and spiritual centre of Bali! There are stunning carvings, temples on every corner and many other attractions for you to explore. You can take a walk around the city centre, go hiking, take a walk over the rice fields, grab coffee or even visit Monkey Forest! If you’re looking for an exciting activity-packed day out, Ubud is definitely the go-to place.
There are so many more incredible experiences and things to do in Bali that you’ll definitely feel like a local when it comes to leaving. The incredible destination and culture will offer unforgettable memories and certainly leave you wanting more from the island.