People all over the world know Bali as the bucket list beach getaway destination!
Bali is an island off Indonesia, well-loved for its luscious volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddy fields and of course, spectacular beaches. The island is also home to numerous religious sites and tranquil hideaways perfect for meditative retreats and peaceful yoga sessions.
The party doesn’t just stop there – Bali is also the perfect place to kick back with great activities for the ultimate beach holiday with all your mates! Here’s our top picks for a never-ending party in Bali.
1. Swim through one of the world’s best wreck diving spots
Voted as one of the Best 10 Wreck Dive locations in the world, we’re pretty sure you don’t want to miss out on this experience! Tulamben holds the key to sunken wrecks of the USS Liberty which was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-166 in 1942. Visibility is perfect as you dive deep into the waters, closely guided by professional PADI instructors. Kudos if you’re an experienced diver because you’ll be allowed to swim through the interior of the shipwreck!
Klook Pro-Tip: Be sure to prepare your fully-charged Go-Pro to capture the ruins, beautiful coral reefs and tropical marine life!
2. Scream your lungs out at Waterbom Bali
Opened in 2015, this mega water theme park currently ranks #1 in Asia! With rides that drop you from a height of 9 storeys to those that keep you at the edge because gravity is the ONLY safety measure. We’re very excited to see you reel with adrenaline rush!
A must-ride is The Climax (yes, the name pretty much explains the entire experience). The ride lasts 7 seconds – that’s quite short…how scary can this get?? Trust us, you’ll think twice when you realise what the ride actually entails – step into a chamber with see-through panels 5 storeys above ground and scream your lungs out when the trap door right below your feet opens up. It almost feels like you’re free-falling your way down!
Klook Pro-Tip: You can’t bring food into the waterpark, but no worries, there’s quite a bit to buy in Waterbom!
3. Take a leap of faith at the Secret Garden
As with all trips to Bali, we must visit a temple – but what’s special about Pura Ulun Danu Beratan is the fact that it’s a picturesque water temple on the shores of Lake Bratan. After visiting the temple, be prepared for a trekking experience as you comb through the jungles of Bali; all the hard work just to reach Secret Garden. You’ll be in for the best surprise!
Crystal-clear waters and luscious greenery; Secret Garden is home to the most scenic lake straight out from a fairytale. You can either float around and enjoy the tranquility or take a leap of faith and jump off the cliff for an exhilarating free fall experience from the beautiful natural falls. Did we mention it is a 10 meter waterfall jump?
Klook Pro-Tip: You must jump off the cliff – don’t leave without doing so!
4. Walk through a village full of skulls and bones
Are you a fan of the occult?
Amidst the peace and zen of Bali, there is an isolated village called Truyan the unconventional ceremony of leaving their dead to decompose under a banyan tree is still practiced!
Once the bodies are decomposed, the skulls are collected and assembled on a special altar under a special, scented Banyan Tree. Are you ready for a haunting ride out to Truyan?
For those with jittery hearts, no worries, you can skip the skulls and head straight for the picturesque rice terraces and lively art markets near the Ubud Palace!
Klook Pro-Tip: Remember to remain culturally sensitive and respect these traditions when in Truyan.
5. Witness one of the best sunrises in your life
Yes, sunrises are beautiful and spectacular to catch. But lets up the adrenaline rush by experiencing the sunset atop an ACTIVE Volcano. We’re sure you’re going to have the most fun when trekking together with a bunch of good friends!
The best part? After a 2 hour hike, seat back and relax as your personal butler serves you breakfast. Relish in the colourful glow of purple, orange and blue as the sun starts to move over the horizon. Doing all these while hearing that little voice in your head telling you “I hope the volcano doesn’t erupt!”
Who says Bali isn’t exciting?
Well, we’ve just proven how amazing of a trip it can be and how the party never stops when you make Klook your travel partner!