Things to do in Bali

Bali offers a great choice of things to do during a honeymoon holiday.

Whenever you tire of lounging around the pool, take time to discover Bali’s huge choice of activities, including scuba diving, surfing, game fishing, whitewater rafting, cruising, cycling, hiking, paragliding and horse riding.


For the best surf conditions head to Uluwatu and Canggu on the Bukit Peninsula. Or catch a wave off Kuta and Legion beaches where the conditions are also good for windsurfing. The best months to surf these spots are from June to August.

As Bali has good breaks on both the east and west coasts, you can expect excellent offshore surfing conditions all year round.

Scuba Diving

Located in the heart of one of the world's richest marine areas, the waters around Bali are home a profusion of hard and soft corals, barrel sponges and more than 2000 species of reef fish as well as pelagic marine life, including manta rays, whale sharks and Mola-Molas (ocean sunfish).


The tiny offshore islands of Menjangan and Lembongan offer some of the best snorkelling on Bali. Although, almost everywhere in Bali is great for snorkelling, with coral and colourful tropical fish just a short swim from the shore.

Game fishing

Hook up a charter for tuna, wahoo, mai-mai, mackerel and marlin. Or reef-fish for snapper, cod and coral trout.


Hike through tropical rainforest and scale the summit of Gunung Agung that is best climbed with an overnight camp and a dawn arrival at the peak. Or for an easier option, hike to the central crater of Gunung Batur and be rewarded with panoramic vistas. Hiking is best during the dry season from April to early-October


Experience some of the best scenery and temples on Bali along the popular 25km-long Bakur Trail.

Whitewater rafting

Paddle the turbulent Ayung River (near Ubud) on an 11km run past pristine rainforest, vertical gorges and lush green rice terraces. The class II rapids are ideal for novices. The rapids increase to class III and IV in the wet season from November to March.


Bali offers a range of challenging greens and fairways at several golf clubs including the Bali Golf and Country Club, Nusa Dua; the Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club, Bedugul; and the Nirwana Bali Golf Club at Tanah Lot.

Horseback riding

Head to the Umalas Equestrian Resort for rides along deserted beaches and across verdant rice fields. Choose from a selection of horses to suit all riding abilities. Umalas is located at Kerobokan, around 10km north of Kuta.


Try a tandem paraglide or go solo and get a bird’s-eye view of Bali’s coastline and mountains. For the best paragliding spots, head to Tanjung Benoa, Timbis Beach or Bukit cliffs.

Bungy jumping

To satisfy your craving head to AJ Hackett’s site at the Double Six nightclub where you can bungy then fuel that adrenaline rush by partying all night long.


Best buys in Bali include handicrafts, fine art paintings, wood and stone carvings, antiques and clothing – all easily found in the markets and stores of Ubud, the Kuta/Legian/Seminyak area, Sanur and Sukawati.

Latest update: What to do in Bali: 21 April, 2022