Taman Ayun Temple Bali


Bali – Things to do

Bali Attractions

We could talk all day about Bali: its enticing satay skewers, its frangipani-filled spas and its blissful Seminyak sunsets. It’s not surprising so many people return from here feeling re-energised. We’ve no doubt you’ll feel the same affinity when you visit this idyllic Hindu province. The vision of enchanting temples and remarkable rice fields will be etched in your memory long after your return.

This is a photo of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Bali

Explore Bali's beautiful temples

Ulun Danu Temple: Also known as Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, this Hindu water temple complex is one of Bali's most famous sights and is located in the mountainous area of Bedugul. The temple is comprised of several buildings, the most iconic of which consists of a tall tower punctuated by several horizontal 'roofs' descending in size as they reach the peak of the tower. Tanah Lot Temple: Pura Tanah Lot, meaning 'Land in the Sea' in Balinese is a rock formation with temple situated just off the west coast of Bali and has played a part in Balinese mythology since the 16th century. This popular tourist and cultural attraction is especially enjoyable to see at sunset.

Sacred monkey forest

Combine beaches and jungles

Bali isn't just about beaches, although there are plenty of beautiful ones to be found. Head inland to Ubud in the centre of the island and enjoy lush green landscapes, verdant river valleys and playful wild monkeys. No trip to Bali would be complete without exploring both landscapes and if you have the time we recommend spending at least 2 or 3 nights in Ubud. Many of the hotels here have amazing valley views and the only sound you'll hear is the humming of the crickets and the calling of the birds - the perfect jungle retreat.

this is a photo of a Balinese Dance Perfomance

Watch a cultural performance

Bali's rich spiritual and cultural heritage is both fascinating and endearing. Many hotels offer Balinese cultural shows, usually performed on an evening while you dine on local Indonesian cuisine. The cultural performances consist of various dances including the popular Barong dance which depicts the fight between good and evil with dancers in incredibly ornate outfits backed by a gamelan orchestra.

this is a photo of the Ocean Spa at Candi Beach Resort and Spa, Bali

Pamper Yourself

Bali is renowned for its health and well being. In all resorts you will find an abundance of spa's with talented therapists offering a huge array of treatments for a fraction of the price you can expect to pay here in the UK. In addition to spa's there are plenty of wellness retreats on the island and you will find that most hotels also offer yoga classes. Across Bali you will find restaurants serving healthy cuisine including the popular 'acai bowl' breakfast which is basically a thick smoothie topped with oatmeal and fruit served in a bowl and eaten with a spoon.