11 Best Activities in Bali

Sports and Active Holidays in Bali

These best activities in Bali are for those wanting to take a break from Bali’s shopping, dining and nightlife. It’s easy to get absorbed into all the things that this island is best known for, but there’s a lot to discover than meets the eye. Why not enjoy a splashing day at the island’s premier water park, or head to the hills and race through jungles on all-terrain vehicles?

Along the coasts, Bali also has treasures to discover on the waves and under. Surfing is what the island became best known for, and there are magnificent reefs teeming with life beneath the surface. The best part about Bali is that it’s one of the places that you can enjoy as much or as little as you want, without breaking the bank. Here’s our compilation to help you get out and have fun with the most exciting things to do in Bali.

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    Bali’s tourism all began with this sport, and it’s an all-time favourite. Bali has a collection of great surf spots, mostly around the southern coasts and the Bukit Peninsula, that has been drawing those in search of sun, sea and long rides through glassy tubes. Reef breaks, lagoons and varying conditions create great waves for both veteran surfers and newbies.  Read More...


    See more of the region on a half or even a full-day sea voyage to Bali’s neighbouring islands. Catamarans and sailing boats take you on fun-filled cruises around the waters of Nusa Lembongan Island, while others take you on castaway cruises to a ‘secret’ bay in Nusa Penida. Couples may also go for a romantic sunset cruise paired with dinner, around the bay waters of Benoa. Read More...


    Kite Surfing

    Rip Curl School of Surf, Sanur Lagoon

    Kite surfing, or kiteboarding, is an extreme water sport that is gaining popularity, especially along the eastern coasts of Bali. The best time to get out and ride the foam and execute aerials is from May until October during the dry season when the wind speeds are around 12-15 knots. Read More...


    White Water Rafting

    Ayung River and Telaga Waja

    Ayung’s west side is amazing, for besides the enjoyment of challenging rapids, the panorama of this beautiful, intact nature area is highlighted by the appearance of wild animals along the rafting route such as big bats, black monkeys, magpies and more. Telaga Waja is a more thrilling ride, which starts at the foothills of the sacred Mount Agung. Read More...


    Waterbom Bali

    Jl. Kartika, Tuban

    You can have more than a splash at Waterbom, Bali’s premier water park. The water park features over 17 exciting rides, slides and water games to suit all ages, spread over 3.8 hectares. The grounds are packed with leisure facilities set around its slides and pools, with lush tropical gardens providing ample shade.  Read More...


    Anyone, even non-divers can go underwater and enjoy the beautiful marine life scenes. These 'walks' utilize a specially-designed helmet that is connected to oxygen tanks aboard a boat, providing participants with a constant flow of air to breathe underwater. You need not take off your prescription lenses either! Bali Seawalker operates at two main sites; off Sanur and Tanjung Benoa. Read More...


    ATV Rides

    Jl. Wirasatya VI, 9X, Suwung Kangin, Denpasar

    What could be more exhilarating than to take on the jungle tracks of Bali’s unspoiled parts on compact buggies and ATVs? Bali Quad Discovery Tours offer quad bike and buggy tours that enable you to discover Bali’s heartland and rural villages on off-road four-wheelers that whiz through all kinds of terrain with ease. Read More...


    See the best of the island on an a half or full-day excursion throughout the island’s interior to see a host of attractions including majestic temples and natural vistas. Ancient archaeological landmarks, expanses of rice terraces, river valleys and Bali’s panoramic Batur caldera lake in the Kintamani highlands are just a few of Bali’s many highlights. Read More...

    Cycling in Bali

    Experience Bali’s beautiful countryside and rural Balinese villages from up close and on two wheels. Different options let you pedal downhill over rugged volcanic mountains, zooming downhill past ancient temples and plantations, greeting local farmers and schoolkids as you pass by. Cycling can be one of the most immersive activities you can have in Bali! Read More...


    Canyon Tubing

    Siap River, Payangan, North Ubud

    Waterslide-like thrills, but out in real nature? This is made possible along a river named Siap, up in Payangan, north of Ubud. These tours take you to the hidden canyons of the Kerta village where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery while drifting forty kilometres downstream in a single inflatable tube. Well-trained guides accompany you on the ride. Read More...


    Bali Waterfalls

    Central Bali

    You can choose from easy nature treks to hidden cascades obscured by lush forests. Bali’s waterfalls are fit for the adventurous, mostly being hidden deep in the mountain forests of central Bali. They’ll reward you after your exciting journey through the island’s lesser explored regions, with immersive sights and sounds – and mostly with soothingly cool rock pools you can wade and splash in! Read More...

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