18 Awesome Places To Go On Your Bali Trip 2024

Many Bali holiday packages give you an enormous amount of flexibility as to what to include on your Bali Trip.

We thought that you might need some suggestions as to what to add to your time here in Bali, so our team came up with a dozen great ideas for you!

18 Great Places To Include In Bali Holiday Packages

Your Bali holiday is your Bali holiday and it should be easy to get your holiday package to include as many of these awesome ideas as you want, as long as you have the time and the budget to fit them in, that is.

Talk to your booking agent and ensure they understand exactly what you want before you agree on any particular holiday package. (We recommend you put your holiday package together with Bali Res Centre – our favourite local travel agent).

Sample At Least One Of Bali’s Stunning Beaches

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A holiday package in Bali would be seriously lacking without at least one trip to a beach and there are so many places to choose from!

  • The world-famous Kuta BeachKuta Beach is lovely, but it’s also one of the busiest beaches on the island. You opt for Kuta Beach when you want lots of company from other holidaymakers.

  • Seminyak BeachSeminyak Beach is one of the nicest all-round beaches in Bali and it’s very popular with young folks seeking a party. If you don’t mind spending a bit more than average, Seminyak Beach is great.

  • Nusa Dua Beach Nusa Dua Beach is the best beach for families. It’s one of the most pristine beaches in the world and you will have an amazing time here and it’s surrounded by luxury resorts! It’s also very close to the night market which is one of the most upscale night markets in Bali. 

And don’t forget to enjoy a drink at a beach bar, a cold Bintang by the sea is what a good time in Bali is all about.

Sleep At One Of Bali’s Best In Class Luxury Resorts Or Private Luxury Villas

If you’re feeling flush, you might want your holiday package to incorporate some time at a luxury oasis in Bali.

There are so many amazing resorts and private villas here but you might want to try:

  • Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort – this place is very near one of the most popular beaches in Bali and it offers really luxurious facilities.

  • Mandapa by Ritz Carlton – this is probably the best hotel in Bali and the price of a room is sky high, but private butler services and amazing fine dining keep people going back time and time again.

  • Villa Melissa in Canggu – private villas don’t get much more luxurious than this one. It even has its own tennis court!

  • Grand Cliff Nusa Dua Beach Villa – this is an amazing villa that even offers a private chef to its guests! This is truly stylish accommodation.

Sample The Cultural And Culinary Delights Of Ubud

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Ubud is the cultural and spiritual heart of the nation and it’s a very different setting from the beach towns in the lowlands.

It’s packed with must-see attractions and it has some of the best and most traditional food in Bali.

The area is also home to some of the most amazing resorts, serene villas and delightful dining experiences anywhere on Earth. It’s also a great place for a relaxing spa trip.

Enjoy Bustling Shopping In A Central Seminyak Setting

You’re never that far from shops in Bali. Most of the popular tourist areas have boutique stores, brand-name stores, cafes, restaurants, pubs, markets, etc. and they’re all great.

However, there’s no doubt that the major shopping destination in Bali, particularly if you’re into modern contemporary fashion on the cutting edge of style, is Seminyak.

Start in Seminyak Village to get a taste of what the area has to offer and then get out and explore!

Visit FINNS Beach Club In Canggu And Enjoy Stunning Sunsets

FINNS VIP Beach Club Grazing on the green Sunset Ocean Front

Finns is simply the best beach club in the world. If you love unique beachfront clubs then you have to visit Finns.

They’ve got bars and restaurants galore to help you indulge yourself in a fabulous setting on Batu Bolong Beach in Canggu.

The view over the ocean is amazing at Finns and it’s one of the best places on the island to enjoy a sundowner, the sunset is spectacular.

We’d go as far as to say that if you visit Bali without spending time at Finns, you haven’t really visited Bali at all.

Swim In The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon at Padang Bai is one of the most amazing places to swim in Bali.

The water here is as crystal clear and turquoise as the name suggests and if you like snorkelling you can see an amazing range of Balinese marine life.

It’s also the perfect starting point for a trip to the Gili Islands or Nusa Islands!

Climb Mount Batur

Beautiful woman at the top of Mount Batur, Bali, Indonesia. Miun

The finest sunrise on the island is above the clouds at the caldera of Mount Batur, one of Bali’s most active volcanoes.

Fortunately, the climb to the top of the mountain is not that hard and if you’re reasonably fit, you will have no problem enjoying an egg boiled in volcanic steam at the summit!

Treat Yourself To A Classic Reflexology Treatment At The Iconic Prana Spa

Prana Spa looks like a palace from an Indian fairy tale. It’s one of the most unique sights in Bali and the massages and treatments are out of this world.

If you want to be pampered like royalty, just for a day, be sure to include Prana Spa in your holiday package.

Go Viral With Instagram Shots At Pura Luhur Lempuyang

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The “Gates of Heaven” at this temple complex offer the opportunity for the most amazing and intriguing Instagram snaps anywhere in Bali. Don’t miss out on this.

Hike The Campuhan Ridge Walk

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This lovely hike in Ubud allows you to enjoy the jungle as everyone should on a tropical holiday. You will walk through beautiful rice paddies and on into the jungle.

The ridge is particularly gorgeous at sunset when the golden hour brings everything to life!

If you fancy a more challenging trek, check out our guide to the best hiking in Bali. 

See The Rainbow At Sekumpul Waterfalls

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The Sekumpul Waterfalls are prone to a unique effect. If you look down on them from above, the twin falls produce a spray that splits up the incoming light into a rainbow!

A photo from this point is bound to drive your friends wild with jealousy.

Experience The Tegalalang Rice Terrace

The Tegalang Rice Terraces are one of the most stunning parts of Bali and if you’ve never explored rice fields before, they’re the perfect place to do so.

You can learn about the staple food of all Balinese and enjoy a wonderful walk in nature.

Swing On A Bali Swing

Young female tourist in red dress enjoying the Bali swing at tegalalang rice terrace in Bali, Indonesia

There are giant swings set up all over Bali and they make for a thrilling ride and amazing shots for your Instagram feed too.

See The Kecak Dance At Sunset In Uluwatu

UBUD, INDONESIA DECEMBER 29, 2017: Balinese traditional dancin

The Uluwatu Temple is one of Bali’s most sacred places and the views from the clifftop temple are absolutely thrilling.

And if you get there in the evening, you can witness some traditional Balinese fire dancing (Kecak dance), which will quite take your breath away.

Try An Underwater Restaurant: Koral @ Kempinski Hotel Nusa Dua

Yes, really! You can dine underwater in Bali. At least, you can if you opt to book seats at the Koral restaurant in the Kempinski Hotel in Nusa Dua.

It’s an amazing resort offering luxurious facilities to guests but you can dine there without staying in the hotel.

Stay With A Local Family In A Homestay

If you’d like to spend some of your time in Bali doing something truly authentic with local people, you could always opt to spend some time in a homestay.

This way you can see how the local folks live and work.

Go Without A Car On Gili Air

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If you’d like to live in a way that everyone did before technology changed their lives, why not visit the beautiful island of Gili Air where there are no cars or motorized vehicles allowed on the island?

Stay in an award-winning boutique hotel and you’ll have a lovely time here.

Meet Monkeys At The Sacred Monkey Forest In Ubud

Long tailed macaques Macaca fascicularis, in Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud, Indonesia

Ubud has a sacred monkey forest (in fact, several parts of Bali have monkey forests but Ubud’s is the biggest and best).

Here you can meet almost 1,000 local macaque monkeys and explore temples and get some lovely selfies with baby monkeys. How could anyone miss that?


How Much Can A Bali Trip Cost?

As much as you’d like it to. An exact number would depend on where you stay, how long you stay and what you do while you’re here.

Some people can make $1,500 last a month. Others will spend that on their first day in Bali.

How Much Does It Cost For 7 Days In Bali?

We’d spend about $1,500-$2,000 on a 7 day trip to Bali. That’s enough to stay in nice hotels, eat great meals and see and enjoy a bunch of things too.

Is Bali An Affordable Trip?

If you want it to be, yes! Mandapa by Ritz Carlton is not affordable to most people, but a nice mid-range hotel is very affordable here.

Is Bali Cheap In 2024?

Bali is not as cheap as it once was but it’s still amazing value for money and it’s definitely becoming the most exciting part of Southeast Asia.

How To Book A Bali Holiday?

We always recommend that people book Bali packages through the amazing people at the Bali Res Center.

They get the best Bali deals because they’re local and they can ensure that you get the right information, that’s completely current, to make the best decisions on what to do and where to stay before you book a Bali flight.

Final Thoughts On Places To See On Your Bali Holiday Package

So, there you have it, plenty of awesome ideas to enrich your Bali holiday package and ensure that you have an amazing time in Bali.

Just make sure to book your Bali flights at the same time as your Bali packages or your next Bali trip might never get off the ground!