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9 Guest Favorite Tourist Destinations in Bali


Do you plan a trip only to Bali’s most famous tourist destinations? Please know first that Bali has many splendor places to visit spread in the island’s 9 regencies.

Known for the magnificent combination of natural beauty, vibrant traditional arts and culture, Bali is the home for tourist destinations. Sun Island Bali helps you to points out some guest-favorite tourist destinations; therefore, you can just relax and enjoy your stay.

1. From Kuta to Canggu

From the hustle and bustle of Kuta-Legian area to the posh streets of Seminyak, goes along the way to the hipster paradise, Canggu, this area is ‘strictly’ for those who enjoy nightlife and shopping.

From the most luxury shopping malls to myriads of traditional markets, your craving for overseas shopping is at the right hand. From the free-spirited nightclubs in Legian (as in Skygarden), to the fanciest nights out at Petitenget (as in La Favela), to the grunge night at Canggu (as in Pretty Poison), you are guaranteed to have different vibes every night.

The beach stretches from the tourist-favorite Kuta beach, going north to a colorful club-laden Seminyak beach, and ends up to the surf-vibes of Batu Bolong in Canggu.

For those young at heart, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Petitenget, to Canggu is a YOLO haven.

2. Sanur

Sanur is the exact opposite of Kuta. The development in Sanur isn’t quite as ‘menacing’ as in the other side of Bali, like in Kuta. It is a quieter beach area where older resort and white beach for swimming are located. Sanur is also known for locals for the festivals and contemporary art exhibitions held at one of the beaches or galleries.

3. From Jimbaran to Uluwatu

The southern part of Bali (the feet of the map) is a different pole to the ones you have around Kuta. It is a home for white-sanded beaches and stunning hill overlooking the seas or the city.

On the back of this area, you can find picturesque beaches, from Melasti, Pandawa to Green Bowl or even deserted Gunung Payung; on the side, the beaches are surf paradises – from Padang Padang, Bingin, to Blue Point.

Jimbaran has a quieter beach, but it is home for the best outdoor seafood dining in the island. It is also home for secret, most luxury accommodation in Bali.

4. Nusa Dua

Located on the southern part of Bali, Nusa Dua is on exact opposite of Jimbaran and Uluwatu. This quieter area has been transformed into a center of five-star resorts, fancy restaurants, golf fields, and entertainment hubs.

5. Ubud

Ubud has been long known as a real Bali town; it even stars in Julia Roberts’ Eat, Pray, Love. You can always call Ubud as the artistic and cultural capital of Bali.

A more serene cafés and shops around the Palace of Ubud are different from ones in Kuta. This hill town is more polite and slow paced in all aspects, but that doesn’t make it a boring place.

Picturesque rice fields like you see in postcards are your daily view. You can also enjoy outings to Campuhan ridge walk or visit Monkey Forest, or strand further enough to find hidden waterfalls.

More to it, you can also enjoy the best traditional culinary at its finest taste, from local-favorite Babi Guling (suckling pork) to local spice-laced grilled ribs.

6. Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida

There are two smaller islands near the main island. You can take a one-hour boat to reach the islands and indulge in quiet getaway away from your banal Bali trip.

Nusa Penida is remote area with only one resort. However, it is a home for natural beaches and lagoons with best cliffs. There’s also a bird sanctuary and a conservation park for endangered species.

Nusa Lembongan is a popular destination now; it has a series of natural beauty that will stun you. Here, you can just relax and sun yourself or simply snorkel your day out. If you want to explore further, there’s a bridge that connects this island to an even smaller island called Nusa Ceningan, where you can enjoy a hidden beach and traditional temple.

7. The Volcanoes

There are some big volcanoes in Bali. The most famous among them is Mount Agung, the spirit of the island. It is a climbing spot for those who love adventure.

Mount Batur is located in Kintamani. It is also an absolute haven for those who love to hike. Mount Batur is also known for the lake and hot springs around it. Batur Lake has a lot of stories and tradition; meanwhile, Batur natural hot springs is a deeply relaxing spot with a plus, a magnificent view of the mountain.

Mount Batukaru is second highest volcano in Bali. Surrounded by mysterious tropical forest, this mountain is home to sacred and exotic animals, like Luwak. It is also a home for Batukaru temple, a sacred shrine from Tabanan dynasty.

8. The Northern Coast

The often-neglected Northern area of Bali is actually a paradise for those who crave for natural attraction. Its distant mileage is possibly one factor; but once you reach this place, you can never forget this.

Lovina is one of the best attractions. This beach is a spot for diving and snorkeling or simply a great place to spot dolphins and turtles. Pemuteran is a nearby fishing village with visuals of turtles and exotic tropical fishes around.

If that’s not enough for you, you can go to Menjangan Island, a small exotic island north of Bali. It is a home for wild deer called Menjangan and nearly extinct black monkeys.

9. The Eastern Coast

Hailed as the home of virgin and hidden beaches, the Eastern coast of Bali has so many coastal towns with many tropical wonders.

Candidasa has Tirta Gangga Water Palace, a home to sacred water to Balinese Hindus. Meanwhile, other towns like Amed and Tulamben swiftly hide black volcanic-sanded beaches with great water adventures for scuba diving and snorkeling. Those towns are also a home for vibrant coral gardens and a great shipwreck exploration.

The beauty of Bali, in the end, is everywhere. Aside from this guest-favorite tourist destinations, Bali still keep myriads of hidden beauty waiting to be found by lucky and adventurous guests. Sun Island Bali has helped you pointing out some of the best; now plan your next Bali getaway, set your destinations, and let us take care of the rest.