Best Place to Visit in Bali

  • Nov 8, 2020
  • Sajina Banjara

Bali Travellers Paradise

Indonesia is the world’s largest island nation/ archipelago, with more than 13,000 islands, and has something special to offer every kind of visitor to this paradise. It is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania, in between the Pacific and Indian oceans. Also, it is the 14th largest country in the area and is the world's 4th most populous country. It has large diverse indigenous ethnic and linguistic groups including cultural diversity and has large areas of wilderness that support having the world’s highest levels of biodiversity. Besides all these wonders of nature, affectionate peoples welcome guests with delicious food of unique taste and aroma, accommodation with reasonable price, and breathtaking sunsets view make a well-known destination for the wanderlust, vocational alike and have many popular destinations for the honeymoon too. Among the various paradise destinations in Indonesia, Bali is considered the top destination.
No doubt, Bali is one of the most famous and reminiscent tourist destinations in the entire Indonesian archipelago. The tropical air with the intoxicating fragrance of clove oil and incense, petal-strewn and peanuts sizzle at roadside stalls, and old traditional gamelan music forests buzzing against mopeds. Despite this, the island is filled with natural beauty, with beautiful attractive destinations for all kinds of travelers.  Besides the beautiful natural sites, water areas, Balinese are renowned for their hospitality. Bali is famous For short excursions, playing swing, hiking, cycling in a natural environment. Besides, you can find the best places to experience all the above-mentioned features including exploring traditional art and culture, shopping, taking a spa, and seeing many hidden gems with our top 15  list of the most famous tourist destinations in Bali.

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Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is something out of a dream, the most beautiful place in Bali, Indonesia, and a paradise for the world’s widely reputed scuba diving. There are amazing landscapes, which offer great viewpoints, and the people are so friendly. The island is filled with great places to take photos and provides thrill who can trail down to the beach. From the northern coast, you will have a great view of the Agung volcano, and also will get to watch beautiful sunset views on the western coast. Besides this, the people here are so friendly. 

This place is worth visiting and spending 1-2 nights, as it is filled with luxurious hotels, restaurants, and many beautiful views.


Seminyak is one of the most famous vacation destinations in Bali. Seminyak is a small town, located on the western coast of Bal, north of Kuta and Ledian. This accommodation and land are expensive, despite the expensiveness, this is the unmissable place to visit in Bali. The main reason people visit this place is to enjoy the beach can go horse riding on the beach,  and the well-facilitated hotels with luxurious spa facilities, lively and popular restaurants, good furniture/crafts shops run along the coastlines. The city attracts wealthy travelers from the world.
The beautiful panoramic views of the Indian Ocean can be seen from Seminyak Beach and is a place to surf through the big waves for professional surfers. You can go horse riding at the beachside, and visit art at Nyaman Gallery in Seminyak.

Pura Tanah Lot

The Pura Balinese temple rests largely on the rock,  some 300metres above the sea, and faces a large open sea, believed to be dated back to the 16th century. The temple is one of the most cherished pilgrimages of all the island's sea temples in Bali, influenced significantly by Hinduism. 
The place is famous for its calmness and cultural importance, taken as one of the seven temples which form a ring in the southwest region of Bali, as per Balinese mythology. 
Visitors are allowed to walk across the water during low tide. The temple is a highly visited and photographed sea temple in Bali and is crowded mostly during sunset and sunrise, despite its crowdedness, it’s worth visiting. One of the main attractions of this temple is the holy venomous snake at the base of this rocky island, believed to be guarding this temple from evil spirits and criminals. The area near the rocks is managed so well for visitors, has well-managed parking areas, shops, hotels, restaurants, and an open stage. Safety services, tourist information centers, and security. The panoramic views around the Tanah lot give you the best feelings while visiting Tanah lot.

Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple, one of the island's most famous temples, also known as Pura Luhur. The temple rests above 70meters from the sea level, which rewards you with breathtaking views. The majestic structured temple has been constructed and broadened since the 11th century. The monkeys dwell around the temple are believed to be its guard and the temple is believed to be a protector of Bali from evil spirits.
It is with a quieter environment with magnificent settings at the clifftop, above one of Bali’s best surf spots that people completely love about.  It looks like a scene from a cliffhanger, which has added to its dramatic grandeur. It is situated along the southwestern tip of the island, Bukit Peninsula.  The best time to visit is sunset, the sky and sea glow with the late afternoon sunlight. Amazing hotels, restaurants are there, where you can have delicious foods and enjoy the breathtaking views.


Canggu lies at the southwestern coast,  is the world's most popular place to catch digital nomads and remote workers. Canggu the most iconic landmarks in Bali,  where you can enjoy the surfing and sunset view along the Echo beachside, you can go horse riding along the exotic black sand coasts and go for, you can take a cooking class from locals, spend some quality time at the water park and enjoy many more family-friendly activities. This quiet beautiful place rewards you with chilled beach town vibes, and with the great waves on the beach.


Ubud is one of the unmissable places to visit in Bali, called the heart of Bali, as all peoples, energy, and action are focussed. The place is filled with the best nature, people, culture, museums, temples, rice/paddy fields, human-made parks, and gardens. The adventurer lovers can go for white water rafting and abseiling. 
Ubud art scene is one of the top draws, you get to explore beautiful arts and culture.  Besides this, if you are an animal lover you can take a short walk at the end from the Ubud’s streets and you will get through the best place in Bali,   Ubud monkey forest, where you will get to walk through the beautiful thick green forest, filled with free-roaming monkeys and with old temples through the forests.
For more mental and physical relaxation, you can do yoga/meditation, get spa sessions, and last but not least, the shopping around Ubud.

Puru Ulun Danu Bratan

Puru Ulun Danu Bratan is Bali's major Hindu Shiva temple by the lake. The incredible temple has a beautiful structure,  lies at the shores of Lake Bratan that rests on rocks, and is surrounded by pretty scenery of mountainous landscapes and stunning lake. The stunning clear Bratan lake reflects the beautiful image of lakes and gives incredible looks. On the side of Lake Bratan, you should try water sports like jet skills and paragliding, and near the temple, there are big parking and restaurants available.  These all mentioned features have made this place one of the topmost famous tourist landmarks in Bali, Indonesia.

Nusa Dua Beach

Nusa Dua Beach is taken as the ideal destination for couples on honeymoon in Bali. This place would provide the best feelings for people looking for private luxury as it contains high-end hotels and resorts with spa facilities, with private pristine beaches from where you can enjoy the sea views and sunbathing, swimming. Besides this, you will get to experience unique Balinese hospitality and enjoy the beach walk and water sports.

Kuta Beach

Kuta Beach is the most famous tourist destination, is also called a golden beach, and is the first place to experience the big tourist development in Bali’s, Indonesia. You will find this place the best place for viewing the sunset,  for parting and for surf destinations which makes you feel worth living. For this, you can find pretty much everything for every budget,  many good restaurants, bars, and entertainment spots. And If you are a shopaholic, you can go shopping for beautiful clothes at a cheap rate. You will surely find this place the best place to travel in Bali.

Sanur Beach

Sanur beach is located in Southeast Bali, Denpasar village, this place is mostly famous for older visitors as this place has earned the nickname as “Snore Beach”. Sanur beach, one of the famous beaches in Bali to see logical sunrise, take a walk along the Sanur Boardwalk, for relaxation on the beach, enjoy delicious Indonesian food, and enjoy water sports like windsurfing, jet skis, etc. besides this, the area has several historic sites where you can see beautifully structured monuments.

Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is a small island, on the southeastern edge of the sea, and is the best place to explore the island on foot. The prime way to experience the beauty of Nusa Lembongan is to take a walk through tranquil beaches, seaweed farms, and Mangrove forests. Nusa Lembongan has_many of the best places for snorkeling and diving, with plentiful marine and healthy coral life. The beautiful features on it,  have made this place one of Bali's popular destinations, so quickly and every detail on it reminds you of paradise.

Mount Batur/ sunrise at Mount Batur

Mount Batur Caldera lies in Kintamani, up in the highlands in Eastern, Bali. Hiking mostly in the darkness to the active volcano Mt Batur summit (1700 meters) for a sunrise above the luxuriant mosaic of foggy coverage mountains and the caldera far below, and is one of the most magical famous experiences in Bali for the wanderlust. This place is with easy hiking trails, usually takes about two to three hours, and is remarkable for trekking. A spectacular view around the Batura caldera: enclosing mountain range can be seen on a clear day; and the magnificent Batula Lake. This place of interest is unmissable to experience for any active travelers.

Sekumpul Waterfall

Sekumpul waterfall is considered as Bali’s most beautiful waterfalls, located 66 Kilometers north of Ubud, in the Singaraja region. The mesmerizing waterfalls are a series of seven falls,  falling like long hazy covering over the lush lip, forest clothed-cliff. Visitors can refresh with a swim in rocky pools at the base. I assure you that an 80-meter majestic tall fall will catch your breath when you see it.
You can trek independently or with a guide to Sekumpul waterfalls which leads to lush green bamboo-forest.  But it would be easy to go with a guide to navigate paths, get the commentary about the area, and find out the best swimming spots. Sekumpul waterfall is the best place for photography enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Gunung Kawi

Gunung Kawi temple is the largest ancient and most popular temple built in the 11th century on the hillside, located in Tampaksiring, northeast of Ubud,  Bali. Besides being the most famous sacred place with beautifully structured temples and monuments, the most stunning historical sites of Gunung Kawi I am sure young would love to visit is the number of shrines carved directly in the face of the rock. The beautiful rice terraces and gorgeous green valley surrounding the temple adds extra beauty to this temple.


Tegenungan waterfall is an unmissable place to visit while you are in Ubud, as it takes around 30 minutes to get there from Ubud. Tegenungan is a highly visited place in Bali, it is worth a visit while you are on a Bali trip. The waterfall is best for swimming and is surrounded by lush green forests which refreshes you with fresh air, and greenery and gives no less magical views and one of the photographers’ dream places in Bali.

Sajina Banjara

Sajina Banjara