If you’re planning a trip to the “Island of The Gods” here are my top 5 things to do whilst you are there. With so much to do in this beautiful, tropical destination it’s hard to know what’s worth doing and what isn’t – especially if you are only here for a limited amount of time. So after spending 6 months of the year here, allow me to make things easier for you with my suggestions…
1. Number one on my list is a fairly obvious choice and rather commercial, but I’ve been here twice and would definitely recommend you head over here for the day to Potato Head Beach Club. It’s 500,000 IDR for a bed with a maximum of 4 persons and you get to redeem that amount against food and drink, so you don’t really lose out. It’s always full of people just wanting to enjoy the sun, watch the waves from the infinity pool and just unwind completely for the day.
2. Next on my list is slightly on the expensive side, but if you’re in Bali for a special occasion and want to do something really luxurious I would 100% recommend going to the Soleil Sunday Brunch at The Mulia Resort in Nusa Dua. Make a reservation in advance and drink as much sparkling wine, beer, cocktails and eat as much as you like for a whole 4 hours! The food is incredible and the drink selection isn’t restricted at all. You will get the best of everything here and you can literally ask for anything you want. The restaurant overlooks the hotel’s stunning pool and beach, and the interior of the restaurant is beautiful. Once brunch is over head outside with your last drink of the day and enjoy the resort’s surroundings.
3. Up next is a day trip all the way to Tenenungan Waterfall. My advice here is do not trust the Google Map location like me and my boyfriend did if you are planning on biking it there by yourself, if anything I would suggest hiring a driver or taxi driver to take you here and back because the drive is long and the traffic is pretty overwhelming but once you get there it is well worth it. The water fall is amazing and there isn’t as many steps down to it as I was expecting which is a bonus when you are making your way back up. We arrived at about mid-day and it was pretty busy so if you can get there early morning I can imagine it is really special.
4. Next on my list is a secret beach called, Green Bowl Beach. Located to the south of the island near to Uluwatu you will discover this gorgeous hidden beach surrounded by cliff sides and has the most golden sand you’ll ever see. Again, it is one where you should arrive as early as possible as it can get a little crowded a mid-day, but still there is enough room to spend a whole day here and enjoy this little beach. However, there are over 300 steep steps to get down to this beach and walking back up is not for the faint hearted!
5. Last, but not least whilst you are in Bali make use of where you are and your proximity to the most amazing islands in the world – The Gili Islands. I did a full blog about my visit last year which you can read here. Every time some asks me “What was the highlight of spending your time in Bali?”, I always say “The Gili Islands”. There are three islands to choose from and you can spend your time on all three very easily as there are taxi boats that run every day regularly to them. But honestly, these islands are a must see and such an unforgettable experience!
If you have any other suggestion on what to do in Bali please comment below and share your thoughts! You can also see “My Top 5 Things To Do in Koh Samui, Thailand” here.