In this post you learn which places you should visit in Bali. These are my must see places if you don’t know where to go in Bali. If you are coming to Bali for the first time it can be overwhelming or difficult to make a choice on which spots to visit – so many amazing things to see. That’s why in this blog post, you will find my suggestions on what to visit if you are coming for the first time to the Island of Gods.
It might be one of the most touristy places in Bali, but unlike Kuta it has way more class – and you can also find the best food. It is seriously a paradise for every foodie. Two of my favorite and must visit Restaurants are Café Bali and Sarong. I suggest spending around three or more days if you like good food, amazing shopping, and some great beach clubs, where you can spend the day at the pool and enjoy your vacation.
This place is for all the yoga-lovers, hipsters, and surfers. I personally count myself to the yoga-lovers and fell in love with this cute little spot in Bali. That’s why I chose to live here. Nowhere else you can find so many healthy and hip cafes in one small place. You find all my tips on where to eat in my blog post about Cafes in Canggu. Go for a surf, sunset drinks or join one of the many amazing yoga classes for all levels. I made a list for you guys with my top places. Depending on how you like Canggu I would stay here for about three days.
I heard it has changed ever since the movie eat, pray, love and it’s way more touristy, but you can still feel it when you arrive: Ubud is full of spirituality. If you want to dig into Balinese tradition then go see a healer and you will feel how Bali can change your view on the world.
In Ubud, you also find great spas, Ubud market for souvenirs and the monkey forest. In my next blog I will write what else to see in Ubud. You can do Ubud in one day, but I think it’s worth to spend at least a night there and maybe even get a room with jungle view. If you have enough time I suggest going to a nice spa hotel and give your self some time off or even join a retreat.
Where the nice Beaches are ☺ If you have been in Canggu and didn’t like the beaches too much, you should hop in a car and go to Uluwatu. Here you will find clear blue water, white sand and amazing surf breaks (not for beginners).
If you want to relax on a nice beach and just chill I recommend going to Karma Kandara or Sundays Beach club. They are almost next to each other and you get there with a cable car. The entrance fee is around 250’000 IDR and you get a voucher for food.
If you want to spend a beach day, but not go to an actual beach club I highly recommend going to Binging. This cute little spot is for surfing and swimming, has nice little Warungs for lunch and is not touristy – so far.
Even though it’s filled with tourists you might want to go to Uluwatu Temple, watch the sunset and see a Balinese dance show.
If you feel more like sunset drinks, then your must-go-spot is single fin. It’s on the top of the cliffs and you can watch not only the sunset but also all the surfers down in the water. An Uluwatu experience you shouldn’t miss
If you need more nice beaches or even want to snorkel or dive, I suggest going on a two or three day trip to the Gilis or Nusa Lembongan. The Gilis are a 3h boat trip away from Bali while Nusa Lembongan is only a 30 minutes boat ride away and my personal favorite.
If you have enough time I suggest staying at each place a little longer and really explore everything, there is so much to see and do in every single place and I will put on more blog posts on where to go so make sure you subscribe to my Newsletter and don’t miss any tips.