Bali’s fascinating culture and natural beauty has drawn visitors and explorers for more than a century. It’s many ceremonies, whether a full moon, a tooth filing or even a cremation ceremony, are wonderful opportunities to explore the culture of this magical island and its people.
A "Must Do" - Sunset at Uluwatu Temple
Only 25 minutes away, on the most south western point of Bali, one of the island’s most significant temples perches 120 meters above the ocean. Uluwatu’s captivating vistas over its rolling surf and beautiful sunset are a must for every visitor in Bali. Combine an Uluwatu sunset tour and the famed Kecak dance with a truly authentic Indonesian dinner prepared by our own chefs at your villa upon your return or at Bumbu Bali restaurant, known for its wonderful “Rijsttafel dinners”.
This is a wonderful way to immerse into the local culture and help you slow down to the pace of Bali; our recommended activity for your very first day……
Seeing Bali’s most renowned sights
Your Villa Manager can arrange private tours for you to visit some of Bali’s most known sights including pick up from and drop off at your villas. For both the Peak Season and the High Season, it is recommended to make bookings prior to arrival in Bali.
There are several exciting half and full day outdoor tours, suitable for the whole family available through professional tour organizers who will arrange for pick up and drop off at your villa and transfers. Some of the most popular outdoor tours are:
- White Water Rafting Ayung river Ubud
- Bicycling down Mount Agung to Ubud
South East Asia’s most exciting waterpark and a perfect day out for the whole family. WaterBom offers a large variety of spectacular water rides and slides and a choice of dining outlets and a swim-up bar. WaterBom is located directly opposite the Discovery Shopping mall and a short walking distance from Kuta’s main beach.
Other tours that we recommend:
Depart in the morning for Klung Kung in the eastern part of Bali to see the 18th century courthouse “Kertagosa” and to “Goa Lawah” or Bats Cave. The roof of this cave, which is believed to be connected to the sacred Mt Agung, is covered by thousands of bats. Finish the day on the slopes of Mt Agung, Bali’s largest volcano, with an extensive tour to the 8th century Besaki Temple, the “Mother” temple of Bali and the most sacred to all Balinese.
Visit Celuk silver-making village, Batuan Village, which is home to many artistic painters, and to the wood carving villages of Mas and Kemenuh. Continue to the 9th century Elephant Cave, Goa Gajah, the monkey forest and then onwards to Ubud and visit the local market and Ubud Palace. The Royal Family still lives in the palace and at night the garden is used for staging some of Bali’s most important dances, such as the Legong Dance, Barong Dance, Ramayana and Mahabharata ballets.
Visit Taman Ayun, also known as the Royal Family Temple. The temple dates back to the Mengwui Kingdom in 1634. Continue to Alas Kedaton temple, in a forest known as the Monkey Forest located in Tabanan. Continue in the late afternoon to Tanah Lot, Bali’s most photographed temple. The temple is perched on a little rocky islet that is inaccessible during high tides. At sunset, the tides are low and you can walk to visit the temple and watch the sun dip into the ocean.