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Broken Beach - Lesser-known Bali Itinerary

It’s been a while since we travelled to Bali (no thanks to Covid). So, if you’ve forgotten what there’s to do there, we’ve rounded up the 13 best things to do in Bali in 2022 — this guide includes everything from the best outdoor spots, to lesser-known beach clubs as well as thrilling experiences to check off your bucket list.

Read more: 5D Bali Itinerary: The Best of Bali For The Adventurous — Ubud, Seminyak, Nusa Dua

Click to jump to specific sections: Outdoors | Thrilling Activities | Cultural Sites | Lesson-known Beach Clubs 

Best of Bali’s Outdoors

1) Chase Waterfalls

Aling Aling Waterfall - things to do in Bali

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Aling Aling waterfall is a powerful 35m twin fall located in the north of Bali. It looks mesmerising in photos but the sheer force of it isn’t great for swimming.

The hidden gem here is in fact the three other waterfalls within the area — it’s like walking into Bali’s natural waterpark as you jump off cliffs and ride down rock slides.

Kroya Waterfall Cliff Jump - Bali Guide

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Start off easy with Kroya Waterfall. The 5m leap is a great warm-up for beginners, before hitting the slide on the other side of the falls. The natural slide is 10m long and almost vertical so do expect to plunge in with a lot of speed.

Kembar Waterfall Cliff Jump - waterfalls in Bali

Photo credit: @explorebali_waterfalls via Instagram

Kembar Waterfall is where you’ll find a 10m double fall jump. These falls are a little rockier, so you’ll need to jump out further to land safely.

Saving the most epic for the last, end off with a 15m finale jump down Pucuk Waterfall!

If you’re new to cliff-jumping or are unfamiliar with the area, opt for a guided waterfall tour which comes with a guide to show you the ropes!

Aling-Aling Waterfall Tour
Cost: From S$10.70/pax (entrance fee & life jacket included)
Meeting point: Jl. Raya Desa Sambangan, Sambangan, Kec. Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81161

2) Hike Up An Active Volcano

Mount Batur Sunrise - Things to do in Bali

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There are many experiences in Bali worth waking before dawn for but one of the most quintessential experiences is this — catching the sunrise from the top of Mount Batur.

At 1,717m, it’s a fairly straightforward two-hour ascent. However, it’s highly recommended to hire a local guide if you’re starting the hike before sunrise as it will be pitch dark with segments of steep, loose grounds.

The tour also offers hotel pick-up and drop-off, as well as boiled eggs with Indomie to accompany the epic sunrise view!

Cost: From S$39.60/pax
Tour timing: 2AM – 12:30PM
Pick up: Anywhere in Ubud, Sanur, Canggu, Kuta, Seminyak and Kintamani area


3) Alas Harum

Alas Harum Bridge Photo spot - bali itinerary

Alas Harum is perhaps one of the most photogenic playgrounds.

Take on the iconic Bali Swing (Rp176,250), cycle in the air on the Sky Bike (Rp235,000), or take a dip in the infinity pool — all with Ubud’s impressive rice terraces as a backdrop.

Alas Harum Pool Club - things to do in Ubud

Cost: S$23.70 inclusive of Extreme Swing
Opening hours: 9AM – 7PM
Address: Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561

4) Nusa Penida

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Nusa Penida is an island just an hour away from Bali via speedboat (S$7/one-way), popular with the divers because of its insane water visibility surrounding the island.

Broken Beach Nusa Penida drone shot - 7d lesser known bali itinerary

The offshore island is also known for its many photo-worthy locations like Broken Beach, Angel’s Billabong and Kelingking Beach.

When you’re done exploring, pick up your snorkelling gear and head to Crystal Bay, Manta Bay, or Gamat Bay to meet its marine residences.

Entrance fee: Rp25,000 (~S$2.30)
Ferry timings: Varies
Take ferry from: Sanur Ferry Terminal, Jl. Hang Tuah No. 27, Sanur, Kota Denpasar, Bali 80227

*Pro-tip: Hit these spots with a full-day tour which includes hotel pickup/drop-off, two-way speedboat ride, and snorkelling equipment.

Best of Bali’s Thrilling Activities

5) ATV Ride in Ubud

ATV in Ubud - things to do in Bali

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If you have a need for speed, an ATV adventure is one of the best ways to explore Ubud’s natural landscapes. Be prepared to ride through diverse terrains from rice fields to forests and even rivers!

Cost: From S$25/pax
Opening hours: 9AM – 5PM
Address: Jl. Raya Singapadu No.10, Singapadu Kaler, Kec. Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571

6) White Water Raft at Ayung River

White Water Rafting Ayung River - Bali Guide

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Ayung River is Bali’s longest creek at 68.5km long! 😱 That makes it perfect for a thrilling white water rafting adventure.

The entire run takes two hours and brings you through gorges, rainforests and up even close to waterfalls.

Cost: From S$31.50/pair
Address: Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571

7) Paraglide Over Timbis Beach

Paragliding over Ocean bali - Bali Guide

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The 500m stretch of golden sand at Timbis Beach is perhaps best seen from high up. Jump off the cliff on a paraglide to soak in the panoramic views. While you’re up there, try to spot hidden temples and limestone cliffs too!

Cost: From S$64.70 (inclusive of photos and videos)
Timing: 12PM – 6PM
Address: Kutuh, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali

8) Unwind at Waterbom Bali Waterpark

Waterbom Bali Waterpark - things to do in Bali

Beat the heat and spend a day tackling Waterbom Bali Waterpark’s fast and furious water slides!

Twin racers Waterbom Bali - things to do in Bali

There are 16 exciting rides, of which are the Twin Racers — Asia’s best mat racing slide, as well as Smash Down 2.0, a vertical plunge down a trapdoor 26m high. 😱

Entrance fee: From S$32.20/pax
Opening hours: 9AM – 6PM
Address: Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta, Bali 80361

Read more: 10 Best Adventurous Things To Do In Bali Other Than Chilling

Best of Bali’s Cultural Sites

9) Tanah Lot Temple

Tanah lot temple - Temples in Bali

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Found on a “floating” offshore rock, Tanah Lot Temple was built to worship the sea god Bhatara Segara. What’s interesting is that the only way to enter the temple is during low tide when the path is clear.

But the best viewing point here is actually the cliff terrace where you can get an aerial view of the temple.

Entrance fee: Rp60,000 (~S$5.60)
Opening hours: 7AM – 7PM
Address: Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82121

*Pro-tip: The Tanah Lot may be a little far out — book this sunset tour which includes hotel pick-up and drop off, along with a knowledgable guide that will dive into the history of this temple.

10) Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

Ulun Danu Beratan Temple - Temples in Bali

If you find the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple familiar, it might be because you’ve seen it on the Rp50,000 dollar bill! Despite that, it’s worth making the trip down to Lake Beratan to enjoy this scenic temple surrounded by Bali’s mountains, best seen at sunrise before 6AM.

Entrance fee: Rp50,000 (~S$4.60)
Opening hours: 7AM – 7PM
Address: Danau Beratan, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali 82191

11) Uluwatu Temple

uluwatu temple - Temples in Bali

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Uluwatu Temple is a 1,000-year-old temple perched on a seaside cliff at the southernmost point of Bali.

Located 70m above sea level, the ocean views are spectacular and it’s also coined the best sunset spot in Bali! As night falls, stay on to watch the Kecak performance — a famous local traditional dance (Rp150,000).

Entrance fee: From Rp30,000 (~S$2.80)
Opening hours: 7AM – 7PM
Address: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

*Pro-tip: Book a sunset tour with everything included — hotel pick-up/drop-off, entrance fee and tickets to the Kecak performance.

Best of Bali’s Lesser-known Beach Clubs

Beach clubs like Potato Head or Finn’s are highly popular, for good reason. But if you’re looking for something just as luxurious — minus the bustling crowd — check these out further south.

12) TT Beach Club

TT Beach Club is Bali’s latest addition in November 2021.

TT beach club deck - Beach clubs in Bali

Photo credit: TT Beach Club

Sink into a comfortable daybed or sofa overlooking Melasti Beach. Or, take a dip in the glass infinity pool and enjoy a cocktail on your floating table.

TT beach club infinity pool solo - Beach clubs in Bali

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Elevate your experience with a scenic helicopter tour by flying over cliffs and visiting iconic sites like the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue and Uluwatu Temple.

Cost: Min. spend Rp350,000 (~S$32.40)
Opening hours: 11AM – 9PM
Address: Melasti Beach, Jl. Melasti Ungasan, Badung, Bali 80361

13) Sundays Beach Club

Sundays Beach Club Paddle Boarding - Beach clubs in Bali

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On the other end of Melasti Beach is Sundays Beach Club. This low-key spot sits at the bottom of a cliff and requires a short cable car ride to get to.

Lounge by the waters or take up complimentary watersports like stand-up paddling, kayaking and snorkelling 🐠

Sundays Beach Club Bonfire - Beach Clubs in Bali

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As the sun goes down, gather around the nightly bonfires — with beanbags to chill on and free-for-all marshmallows!

Cost: Rp450,000 (~S$41.70), incl. entrance fee and Rp300,000 F&B credits
Opening hours: 10AM – 8PM
Address: Jl. Pantai Sel. Gau Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80362

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Alas Harum circle photo spot - things to do in Bali

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