Do you plan to go on an adventure this year?
Bali is one of the islands in Indonesia that has successfully attracted many tourists to come. The island that is known as the Island of Gods has many things to offer to those who come.
Bali also has many exciting tourist attractions for those adrenaline junkies. There are famous beaches for surfers who are a huge fan of challenging waves, bungee jumping spots for those who love the height, or rafting in a heavy current river for those who like to challenge their fear. If you need to rush your adrenaline, perhaps you can consider Bali as the place that you should visit.
Here are the reasons why you need to put Bali in your bucket list.
- Amazing Scenery
People love to see beautiful and amazing natural scenery, especially, for those who live in a crowded hectic city. Well, having an adventure in Bali will be a great choice to refresh your mind with the mind-blowing beauty of the island.
The island of Bali offers many beaches that fit for surfing, swimming, sightseeing, or just sunbathing. Not only the beach, but Bali also has scenic countryside, hills, mountains, and lakes that it will be such a waste if you miss to witness them.
- Rich and Unique Culture
Indonesia as a whole is already rich in culture. Even so, Bali also has its own uniqueness. Most people in Bali still practice their culture and customs in their daily life and that is what makes Bali enchanting.
Because most of the population in Bali is Hindu, almost every day you will see religious ceremonies with a variety of beautifully arranged offerings. Balinese people also carry out many traditional rituals and activities in almost every part of their lives. That is why by having an adventure in Bali you will also get the chance to be in acquaintance its interesting culture.
- World Class Surfing Spots
Bali is one of the surfing destinations in Indonesia. Every part of the island of Bali has a lot of beaches with different characteristics that can create challenging waves for surfers. Its diverse beaches provide a different sensation for travelers who love surfing activities, that’s why Bali must be included in the wish-list of your adventure destination.
Here are the most famous spots for surfing in Bali:
1. Canggu Beach
The beach in Canggu is perfect for professional surfers and beginners. Canggu beach waves can be calm and extreme depending on the season. Apart from the perfect waves for surfing, Canggu Beach also provides various choices of places to enjoy yourself after a tiring day practicing surfing on the beach.
2. Padang Padang Beach
Being the location for the annual event, Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang, Padang Padang Beach is one of the most famous surf spots in Bali. Located in the south of the island of Bali, this beach is one of the most visited beaches by foreign surfers who visit the island.
3. Balangan Beach
If you are such a big fan of high and extreme ocean waves, Balangan beach is the right one for you. Most travelers who come to the beach are professional surfers. This beach is like a playground for surfers. Non-surfers can also come to enjoy the beauty of the beach by sunbathing under the scorching hot sun of Bali.
4. Green Bowl Beach
Among the most challenging beaches for surfers is Green Bowl Beach. Its location in the Uluwatu area which is famous for its many cliffs makes this beach arguably a private beach because it’s located under a cliff requires people to walk down the stairs a lot.
5. Impossible Beach
One of the surfer’s paradise located in Uluwatu is Impossible Beach. Just as the name suggests, this beach has its own obstacles for its visitors because of its location behind the cliffs of Uluwatu. The access to the beach is now being made and it’s getting easier over time. Impossible Sangata Beach is suitable for professional surfers who need some challenging high waves. This beach gives a different sensation every day for surfers.
Beautiful Diving and Snorkeling Spots
Bali is one of the Islands that have many diving and snorkeling spots with amazing views of marine life. For those of you who love diving or snorkeling, you should never miss Bali. Here are some diving spots that have a breathtaking view.
Menjangan Island has a very good marine landscape. For those who love diving, you will be surprised when diving and witnessing the view down there. This island is famous for Wall Diving. The underwater cliff itself has a depth of 20 to 60 meters, even more.
Tulamben is one of the best diving sites in the world, which is located in the northern part of Bali. It also has a uniqueness and beauty that will spoil diving lovers. In Tulamben, you can see directly the US Liberty ship which sank in 1942.
Some diving locations are spread in Nusa Penida, including Crystal Bay, Toyapaket, Gamat Bay, and several others.
A beautiful landscape of coral will accompany divers. If you dive between July and September, you may meet ocean sunfish also known as mola.
Some diving areas in Amed not only offer the beauty of coral reefs and fish species but also uniqueness. Some of the spots offer uniqueness, such as watching the Japanese shipwreck “Japanese Shipwreck”.
Labuhan Amuk Bay Karangasem
You can dive while enjoying the underwater scenery that is still natural. In addition to diving and snorkeling, you can also join a submarine tour.
Extreme and Challenging Adventure
Bali is also an ideal destination for adventurous daredevils who are looking for an extreme challenge to spur their adrenaline. If you are one of those who claims to be a true adventurer, you can try one of these activities while you are in Bali.
Paragliding in Timbis
Want to enjoy the sensation of hovering in the sky of the Island of the Gods with a height of tens of meters above the sea? Try paragliding or paragliding.
Flyboarding in Benoa
Another unique water sport that has recently become the belle of Tanjung Benoa is flyboarding. Extreme sports popularized by world jetski athletes such as Frank Zapata will make you fly like an Ironman by using a special board that will make you fly on the water.
Canyoning in Gitgit
If you are a true natural explorer, you must try canyoning experience in Bali. One location that is known as a canyoning place in Bali is Gitgit. Here you can explore the steep contours of the cliffs, tracking through muddy and steep tracks, crossing a fast-flowing river by boat rafting and even flying fox in between the two cliffs.
Rafting at Telaga Waja
There is nothing more exciting than maneuvering a rubber boat in the middle of the swift currents of the Telaga Waja River while enjoying views of exotic forests in East Bali. This extreme game is perfect for those of you who want to let go of stress and fatigue from the routine.
Cliff Jumping and Slide in Aling Aling Waterfall
Aling-aling Waterfall is a rising tourist destination in North Bali by offering exotic landscapes complete with steep cliffs, crystal clear water, and thick trees. However, who would have thought in a natural atmosphere that was so calm, you can challenge your guts by jumping or skating from the top of a 12-meter high waterfall cliff to the pond below.
Wakeboarding on Benoa
Wakeboarding is one type of watersport that is getting popular combining the sensation of playing skateboarding and surfing in the sea. You will stand on the wakeboard while holding a rope that is connected to a speedboat that will travel at an average speed of 25 km/hr. The sensation will surely make you addicted.
Water Tubing in Payangan
This extreme sport is similar to rafting. The difference is, if one rafting boat can be filled by 3 to 5 people, tires for water tubing only fit for one person (maximum 2 people). Imagine yourself having to go through the steep terrain of an extreme stream alone. It’s going to be a great test for your guts.
Beautiful Nature Waiting to be Explored
Bali has always been a favorite tourist destination in Indonesia. However, for those who are adventurous, they need more adrenaline-challenging activities. Bali is not just about the beach, it also has beautiful natural attractions but the location is quite secluded. Here are hidden natural attractions in Bali:
Sekumpul Waterfall, Singaraja
Sekumpul Waterfalls are in the Singaraja area, hidden behind the forest of Buleleng. To get here, you must first go trekking and walk on hundreds of stairs from the parking area to the location of the waterfall.
At Atuh Beach, you can find a cluster of cliffs similar to those in Raja Ampat Papua or Phi Phi Island in Thailand. Atuh Beach is located on the southwestern tip of Nusa Penida Island in the Pampuutan Village.
Broken Beach, Nusa Penida
Broken Beach or Pasih Uug Beach is located in Banjar Sumpang, Bunga Mekar Village, West Nusa Penida. Pasih Uug in Balinese means broken beach. In Broken Beach, you can find panoramas of high cliffs, where there are hollow cliffs resembling sea tunnels. These cliffs also form a natural pool of sea water. There is also a bridge from the rocks. If you’re lucky, you can also turtles and stingrays.
As the name implies, Angel’s Billabong is the final estuary of a river in Nusa Penida. This river estuary has very calm and clear water. It is so clean that you can see the bottom. When seawater is receding, you can swim in Angel’s Billabong natural pool.
Sambangan Secret Garden
One of the hidden natural attractions in Bali and full of secrets is the Sambangan Secret Garden. Here, you can enjoy the beautiful trees. There is also a waterfall located hidden in the wilderness.
Tebing Hijau Undisan, Bangli
The hidden natural attraction in Bali which is similar to Green Canyon is Tebing Hijau Undisan. Here, you can enjoy canyon that is covered in moss. Under the canyon, there is a stream flowing into a hidden small cave. If you dare, you can swim following the flow of water and see the small cave.