Enter paradise, by booking a trip to Bali, Indonesia. The tropical and relaxing destination featured in the movie “Eat, Pray, Love” needs to be added to your travel bucket list.
The affordable destination offers luxurious accommodations for a low price. Here you can spend a relaxing vacation visit stunning temples, eating at Instagramable cafes, and soaking up the sun at gorgeous beaches.
To help you plan the best trip to Bali, here are 16 things you need to do to have the most epic trip ever!
One of the most popular photos to post on Instagram of any Bali trip is on Bali's swing. While swinging, you can enjoy the views overlooking the rice fields and surrounding lush landscape. The six most famous swings in Bali are the Bali Swing, Zen Hideaway, Wanigiri Hidden Hill, Uma Pakel, Bali Chocolate Factory and the Swing at Tegalalang.
Get up close to monkeys at Bali Monkey Forest which is one of Ubud’s most popular attractions. Here you can walk around the nature reserve and see the grey long-tailed macaques that live there.
If you’ve seen any photos of Bali online, you have likely seen the Tegalalang Rice Terrace one of the most iconic rice terraces in Bali. Here you can enjoy the surrounding lush landscape and peaceful atmosphere.
You won't want want to miss visiting Tirta Gangga which is a former royal palace. Here you can see water features, stone statues, and gardens. Make sure to visit the ponds where you can see fish and swim in one of the two pools.
Dive into a coral reed to see Bali's underwater sculpture. Located off the coast of Gili Meno, you can find 48 life-size figures standing together to form a circle.
Witness the beautiful architecture of the Water Palace otherwise known as Pura Taman Saraswati Temple. Spend the afternoon exploring the intricate temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of learning, literature, and art.
You can enjoy 5-star luxurious private villas in Bali without breaking the bank. For on average $85-180 a night you can rent your own villas with a private pool overlooking the rice fields. Spend the morning relaxing in the pool, and order breakfast delivered to your pool for the ultimate way to start the day.
Located at the peak of Mount Lempuyang, Lempuyang Temple is one of the oldest temples and one of the holiest places of worship in Bali. Hike to the top of the mountain to visit the temple and see the view at the Gate of Heaven.
The plant-based cafe is so Instagramable! Dine in the dreamy pink setting and enjoy delicious smoothie bowl, sandwiches and coffees.
Relax on one of Bali's famous beaches swimming in the crystal clear aqua water. Two not to miss beaches are Kuta Beach which is known for its party atmosphere and great surfing, and Jimbaran Beach which offers calm water.
Located deep in the jungle there are plenty of waterfalls to discover around Bali. Four of the most famous waterfalls to visit are Gitgit, Banyumala, Tukad, and Kanto Lampo.
Explore Goa Gajah otherwise known as the Elephant Cave, is a must-see archaeological site. Built in the 9th century, you will see giant stone faces before climbing through the mouth that is the cave's door.
For the ultimate tranquil experience rent a boat at Lake Tamlingan to visit some of the nearby temples. Here you can see the 10th century Pura Dalem Tamblingan Temple along with Pura Embang and Pura Tukang Timbang Temples.
Get a custom printed cup of coffee at Coffee Cartel. This fantastic cafe can print any design onto your cup of coffee, and serves the most delicious healthy meals.
In Bali, you find an abandoned Boeing 737 which no one knows how it got there. The bizarre tourist attraction makes for a great selfie spot.
Go for an easy hike over the rice fields where you can enjoy the sweeping hilltop views.