Bali is the most romantic getaway and the beautiful island in Indonesia. It is located in the west of Lombak and east of Java. This place came into popularity due to its exotic environment and appealing beaches. The calm and alluring atmosphere of Bali tempts many couples and lovebirds every year for the vacation. Panoramic beaches, attractive honeymoon resorts, lush greenery, incredible waterfall, cultural and religious spots make Bali a popular destination.
The adventure life of Bali is also quite popular among youths. You can perform fun and thrilling activities such as Jungle Swing Tour at Ubad, enjoy scuba diving on Gili Islands, take a traditional glass boat ride, snorkel at Gili Meno, surf along waves and go hiking.
In this article, we have covered all popular attractions and top honeymoon destinations of Bali. Let’s begin –
Uluwatu is the most popular location of the ‘Bukit Peninsula’, Bali. Uluwatu has many attraction for couples as well as for solo travellers. The cliff view from Uluwatu Temple and mesmerizing beaches are sufficient for lovebirds to spend some quality time. The Pura Luru Uluwatu temple which is resting on the edge of the cliff is an important highlight of this region. This temple was constructed in the 10th century and since then it is a popular Hindu shrine in Bali. Another reason for Uluwatu’s popularity is its best surfing spot. The crystal clear water and terrific shoreline lure many surfers from all over the world to visit Uluwatu for surfing
At night if you are staying at Uluwatu, enjoy the traditional Balinese Kecak dance and firework. The beautiful beaches of Uluwatu include Bingin Beach, Thomas Beach and Padang Padang of which Padang Padang is a paradise for surfers. Plan your trip to these beaches and feel cozy with your bae and spend some quality time with your loved ones.
2. Kuta Beach
This beach is considered as the busiest and the most lively beach of Bali. Kuta beach is popular for its vibrant atmosphere and wild nightlife. The long golden sandy beach is full of fun activities. Kuta Beach is also famous for observing the best sunset of life. It is also popular as the most promising hotspot for scuba diving.
From all over the globe people visit Kuta beach to get the best experience of scuba diving. However, the shoreline can be slightly dangerous for beginners. Cheap accommodation, tasty seafood, pubs and restaurants make Kuta Beach famous among travelers. You can try waterslides and vertical bungee jumping also on this beach.
3. Tanah Lot
Tanah Lot is a beautiful rock formation which is situated on the western coast of Bali. This place is also home to 500-year-old Hindu Shrine Pura Tanah Lot Temple which is probably the most photographed temple and sought after destination in Bali.
This temple is located at 980 feet from the Bali shore and is a blend of Balinese culture and Hindu traditions. The base of the temple is carved with sea snakes and provides an aesthetic and spiritual experience to visitors. Also, it is acting as a natural source of providing holy water for all temples.
Ubud charm travelers with its tropical speciality and known as the cultural capital and spiritual center of Bali. Its art galleries and traditional craftwork make it a hub for various artists. Lush green forest, calm rivers, amazing resorts and relaxing ambiance makes this place a must-visit in Bali. There are various major attractions which you must discover in Ubud.
For instance, the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary- the home of the monkeys in Ubud, located in the north of Denpasar, Tegallalang Rice Fields, Tegenungan Waterfall and Ubud Art Market. Aside from this, enjoy amazing jungle scenery by taking a Jungle Swing Tour. Besides this, try adventurous White Water Rafting in Ayung River, take alluring photos and share your experience on social websites. Visit various pubs and restaurants for drinks, fusion cuisines and enjoy live band performances in Ubud.
5. Nusa Penida Island
Nusa Penida is the biggest of the three Nusa Islands (the other two are Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan). With utmost importance among travelers, Nusa Penida has many things to offer. Before going to any beach, pay a visit to the Pura Goa Giri Putri Cave where there is a hidden underground temple.
After that, explore other highlights of Nusa Penida which is the Peguyangan waterfall, Seganing Falls and Atuh Beach. Discover the spectacular cliff view from there, enjoy swimming and snorkeling at Manta Bay. Beyond these attractions, if you left with some travel time pay your visit to a magical spot- Angel’s Billabong and cherish the best moments of your life.
6. Sekumpul Waterfall
The most beautiful waterfall in Bali is the Sekumpul waterfall. A natural paradise for travellers visiting Bali. Located in northern Bali, Sekumpul waterfall is a group of actually 7 waterfalls that are separate from each other in height and shape. The cool and calm ambience with only noise of water, falling from 80m hitting the rocks makes such a surreal and bizarre moment of heaven for tourists.
With that, the lush greenery and high cliffs act as a cherry on the cake for visitors. Furthermore, nature lovers and trekkers can go for trekking around the Sekumpul waterfall as the scenes from above the waterfall are even more mind-blowing. You must consider this waterfall in your itinerary.
7. Mount Batur
Mount Batur or Gunung Batur is an active volcano located on the island of Bali and popular for trekking and its alluring surrounding. Tourists visit Mount Batur to witness the sunrise above the lush green mountains. It is located at a height of 1,717 m above the sea level offers a majestic view of Lake Batur and black lava nestled from the explosion and beautiful mountains.
Thousands of travelers go for trekking, explore the lush surrounding, enjoy picnics with their family. The hiking trail takes approximately 2 to 3 hours but requires guidance. The volcano is a popular destination among tourists and locals.
8. Pandawa Beach
Pandawa Beach Bali is one of the renowned white sand beaches in southern Bali. It is located in Kutuh Village and popular as Bali Secret beach among foreign tourists while locales named it Kutch Beach. As this beach is hidden behind the hills, that why called Secret Beach. Every tourist who visits Pandawa Beach in Kutuh village will be amazed by the beautiful beach scenery.
Arriving on the shoreline, you will watch the stretch of white sand beach around 1km. Pandawa Beach has a stunning panorama with a serene and quiet atmosphere. Participate in various fun water activities on the beach area. Numerous food stalls present there to serve delicious cuisines of Bali. Sit on the couple swing with your bae on the shore and enjoy to the fullest.
9. Blue Lagoon Beach
Blue Lagoon Beach is popular as underwater heaven and one of the best-hidden beaches of east Bali. This beach is situated on the north canyon of Silayuki Temple. The abundance of aquatic life and warm water pull many couples towards this beach. In the cool breezy ambiance, sit under the palm trees and enjoy sunbathing on the beach.
Apart from the natural fantasy, the main highlight is scuba diving and snorkeling on this beach. This beach has clear turquoise water filled with a lot of black coral and fishes. Its calm waves are best for swimming and clicking underwater photographs.
10. Canggu Beach
Canggu beach is world-famous for its magnificent surfing adventure and it is located in the village of Canggu in North Kuta. From Seminyak, it took a 25min drive to reach the beach and half an hour from Tanah Lot. This wide black sand beach has a lively and calm atmosphere with some surreal experience for travelers. The waves of Canggu beaches are appropriate for every surfer thus this is also famous as a surfers paradise.
Unlike surfing, tourists can enjoy the famous Indonesian massage here on this beach for a soothing treatment. Stroll across the beach to get an unforgettable experience. On the other side of the blue surf, one can see lush green rice paddies which is a truly mesmerizing scene.
11. Historical Sites In Bali
The religious and historical sites also make Bali a favorite spot for selfie lovers and Instagrammers.
- Lempuyang temple: A Balinese Hindu temple, known as the ‘Gate of Heaven’. The oldest and most sacred temple of Bali.
- Tirta Gangga: It is a former royal palace that features gardens, tiered fountains and stone sculptures of mythical creatures.
- Penglipuran: A traditional village with utmost cleanliness and calm atmosphere.
- Anom Tabanan Temple: An ancient temple, located in Tabanan. This temple is preserved for cultural tourism.
- Pura Penataran Sasih: A Hindu temple with some modern inscriptions built in front of the entrance. The split-gate entry makes it more popular among tourists.
- Ujung Water Palace: A former palace with European style architecture. Lush green gardens, huge water ponds and majestic beauty make it famous among travelers.
We only want to say that stop scratching your head and without thinking much, plan a trip to Bali with your loved ones to get the best experience of your life. Somebody rightly said “to travel is to live” so travel a lot😋