Bali is a truly magical island packed with plenty to do, see and taste. From surf and black sand beaches to sheer cliffs looking over crystal clear blue waters, active volcanos you can trek, colourful coral and white sand beaches there’s something for everyone on Bali.
Visiting Bali can be overwhelming but it is easy to get around the island and find your way to your accommodation. The main places to stay are Kuta and Seminyak but there are also other areas which are great options if you are looking for a quieter area with less tourism.
One of the biggest draws to Bali is the culture and religion that is so prevalent here. No matter where you are on the island there will be at least a couple of temples and it is always worth having a look inside to learn about their history.
There are several temples to visit including Tanah Lot which is a Hindu temple that sits on a rock that is completely surrounded by the sea at high tide. The best time to see this is at sunset as it really does look stunning!
Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) is another must see in Bali and is known for its fountains that are said to have healing properties. This complex is in Karangasem and it takes around an hour and a half to get there from Ubud.
Bali is a tropical island so bring your sunscreen and try to avoid wearing too much clothing as the heat can be quite intense. You can also carry an umbrella with you in case of the rain. Lastly, it is a good idea to buy a reusable water bottle as there are so many filling stations available.