Kelinking Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali - this will be the greatest jaw dropping visit of your life (at least it was for me); it is SPECTACULAR! if you are in Bali please do yourself a favor and visit this island, you would not regret it; & yes Nusa Penida is an island off the main Bali island (45 minute ride on boat from Sanur, which is in the south east of Bali); There are many companies who offer tours and day trips from the Kuta/Seminyak/Ubud area daily. Or you can go to Sanur, by yourself and buy the boat tickets and when you arrive in the island you can hire a guide tour that can take you up to Kelingking Beach.
Ulluwatu Temple, Ulluwatu, Bali- this is a beautiful temple that is located right at the top of a cliff as you can see in the above picture. The scenery is spectacular, as there's cliffs views all around. You can also spot wild monkeys around the trees. One of the most unique temples in Bali.
ULUN DANU Temple is one of the most iconic temples in Bali, it is more commonly known as the Floating temple, as it is surrounded by the waters of lake Beratan. You would see this temple in the 50,000 Indonesian rupiah bill & in many Indonesian souvenirs. It is a magical place & even though it was raining when we got there it did not take away from the beauty of it all!
Lempuyang Temple, located in the eastern side of the island of Bali. It is known as the temples with "The Gates Of Heaven." On a clear day, you can have magnificent views of the nearby active volcano Mount Agung. It is about two hours from the Kuta/Sminyak area & 1.5 hours from Ubud.
Tibumana Waterfall, Apuang, Bali - to me what makes this waterfall located in central Bali so precious is that is almost a hidden gem that no many tourists know about. It is not very visited, the hike up and down is not too difficult and only takes about 10 minutes or less. very well maintained stairs take you all the way to the base of the waterfall, and there is lockers for you to leave your belongings. You have to pay a small fee of around $1 usd to get into the parking lot at the top. Is great for photo opportunities as you don't have to deal with big crowds getting into your pictures. Also, no crowds means more swimming. And you really don't need water shoes for this one.
The Royal Palace, Ubud, Bali - This was the official residence of the Royal family in Ubud. It's magnificent, with a beautiful garden and temple-like architecture. One night a week they have traditional dance shows for the equivalent to $10 per person. The beautiful downtown of Ubud is around the palace as well.
Tirta Gangga it is on the way back from the Lempuyang Temple if you are going to stay in the Kuta/Seminyak area (so do both on the same day). Tirta Gangga means “Water from the Ganges” and is a former Royal Palace also known as the “Water Palace”. This palace is a maze of pools and fountains surrounded by a lush garden and stone carvings and statues or Bedogols😍🗿. The one hectare complex was built in 1946 by the late King of Karangsem but was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963 (Which until today still an Active Volcano). It has been lovingly re-built and restored and has an air of authentic royal magnificence...and, as you can see on my pictures YOU CAN WALK through the main pool. So awesome...a Must go in Bali!
Tegallalang Rice Terraces are located in Ubud, Bali. Beautiful views everywhere, amazing background for pictures; There's also many restaurants with views of the terraces, and you can enjoy meals for the equivalent of $2 usd a plate. There are also swings on the edge of the terraces for an extra cost, and you could either love the experience or hate it. I loved it, so I say do it if you have the chance and you are not afraid of heights. You can also do coffee & tea tasting, and you can actually try the most expensive coffee in the World (Luwak Coffee) at very reasonable price ($4 USD or less; in other countries a cup of this coffee can cost $40 USD).
Sunset Sundays Beach Club, Ulluwatu, Bali - Just WOW! cliffs beaches are a thing in Bali, and when it comes to them, Ulluwatu is the place to find the most beautiful ones. Turquoise water, all green cliffs, rock formations on the side of the beach, and white sand....what else could you ask for? I have the answer: Sunset Beach Club! with an entrance fee of about $30 USD per person, you get free towels, bathroom access, shower access, two infinity pools, potato lounges on the sand, with tables & umbrellas, full serviced beach area, a restaurant & so much more. The sunsets here are to die for. It is open every day, & they have happy hours for drinks & pizza at 4pm to 6 pm. Also, you get a $20 USD credit to use towards drink & food, so entrance is really only $10 USD. I just want to go back there <3
Diamond Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali. This beautiful beach is located in the island of Nusa Penida, like Kelingking Beach it is only accessible by boat from Sanur. The beach has pristine waters, with different shades of turquoise & white sand. Unlike Kelingking Beach, Diamond Beach has stairs in good conditions to hike down the beach. The hike down can take you 10 minutes. The hike up about 20-25 minutes. Before you get to the bottom there's a swing where you can take great pictures for a small fee/donation.
Learn to surf in Kuta Beach, Bali. The best choice for those ho have never surfed before.