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10 amazing reasons to visit Bali now

Have you ever asked yourself, what to do in Bali? Bali – also known as the island of the Gods – has something for everyone. Whether you want to spend your days being pampered in a spa, reaching the dizzying heights of an active volcano, or surfing in the ocean, Skyscanner gives you 10 amazing reasons to visit Bali now!

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1. Hike up Mount Batur, a 1,717-metre-high active volcano in time for sunrise.

The beautiful Mount Batur. Photo credit Hadi Zaher / Flickr

Hike up the volcano to lose some holiday weight and catch the amazing sunrise sights. Photo credit Hadi Zaher / Flickr

2. Learn to surf on one of Bali’s famous surf breaks.

Become and surf chick or surf dude by riding one of Bali's awesome waves.

Become a surfer chick or dude by riding one of Bali’s awesome waves. Photo credit: Clinically Dead / Flickr

Read more: The ultimate 24-hour Bali itinerary

3. Bathe in the sacred waters of Pura Tirta Empul.

Get in tune with Bali's spiritual side by bathing in sacred waters.

Get in tune with Bali’s spiritual side by bathing in sacred waters. Photo credit: Jelle Oostrom / Flickr

4. Spend an evening watching a traditional Legong, a form of Balinese dance.

Experience Bali's cultural side by watching a traditional Legong dance.

Experience Bali’s cultural side by watching a traditional Legong dance. Photo credit: Jorge Dalmau / Flickr

5. Enjoy the sunset with a cocktail in hand at the famous cliffside Rock Bar.

Rock Bar:
Address: Ayana Resort and Spa, Jl. Karang Mas Sejahtera, Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80364, Indonesia
Opening hours: 4pm-1am, Sunday to Thursday. 4pm-2am, Friday & Saturday.
Contact Number: +62 361 702222

view of the ocean from the Rock Bar

Evening cocktails don’t get better than a cliffside drink at Rock Bar. Photo credit: Simon Clancy / Flickr

6. Get pampered in one of Bali’s beautiful spas.

masseuse massaging in a hut

Relax and unwind by having a massage surrounded by Bali’s beautiful natural landscape. Photo credit: Healing Hotels of the World / Como Shambhala Estate Spa

7. Feast on freshly-caught fish at Jimbaran Bay.

two men carrying a basket of fish on their shoulders

Fancy freshly caught fish for dinner? Then head to Jimbaran Bay. Photo credit: Yusmar Yahaya / Flickr

8. Find a hidden waterfall in the forests of Bali.


Discover Bali’s secrets, such as its many hidden waterfalls. Photo credit: I Made Yanuarta DPY / Flickr

9. Go shopping for handcrafted goods such as traditional Batik textiles.

close-up of knotted balls of fabric and woman at the background

Shop ’til you drop at one of Bali’s many authentic handicraft shops. Photo credit: iamannamaldita / Flickr

10. Visit a floating temple on a lake.

floating temple on a lake

Head down to the volcano lakes to view these stunning temples. Photo credit: Rud Glanz / Flickr

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So what are you waiting for? Your perfect Bali getaway is just a few clicks away. Get the best deals for your flight, hotel and car rental with Skyscanner. For more adventures on the go, download our mobile app!

Originally published in June 2015 and updated on 17 October 2016. Any prices are lowest estimated prices only at the time of publication and are subject to change and/or availability