When travelling with our family members, friends or partners, sometimes there is a clash in the choice of activities.
Perhaps your father prefers exciting adventures that spike his adrenaline while your partner just wants to relax? Or maybe you want your whole family to enjoy some fun but child-friendly activities?
Don’t worry for we have the answer to your problems! Here’s a list of activities for both chill and thrill seekers (of all ages).
THE THRILL SEEKERS’ LIST
FOR PARTY-GOERS: BALI’S BEACH CLUBS
1. POTATO HEAD BEACH CLUB
Clubbing activities in Bali are everywhere, but how often do you come across a club whose entrance is a show-stopper?
Tip: visit in the day for family fun on its expansive field and in the pool.
Address: Jl. Petitenget No. 51B, Seminyak, Kuta, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung
Operating Hours: 10 am – 2 am
Price: 700,000 IDR (S$68.40) for two
2. MIRROR LOUNGE AND CLUB
If the Potato Head Beach Club stood out for its eccentric exterior, the Mirror definitely shines through for its interior. Complete your Bali trip with strobe lights, great music and a European Gothic flair.
Address: Jalan Petitenget No.106, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung
Operating Hours: 11 pm – 5 am
Price: 500,000 IDR for two
FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO GET PHYSICAL IN BALI:
1. CANYONING AT THE ALING GORGES
The Aling Gorges are beautiful natural formations that will astound any climber. Abseil down a cliff 40 metres in height and swim through a waterfall during your expedition.
Address: Jl. Raya Mas, MAS, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar
Operating Hours: 11 am – 6 pm
Price: 230 USD (S$312.20)
2. CANYONING AT TAMATA
For another great canyoning experience, grab a few friends and try conquering Tamata together. Tamata is another great spot to immerse yourself amidst lush greenery and to push your body to the limit.
Address: Jalan Raya Mas, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar
Price: 260 USD
3. WATER SPORTS AT TANJUNG BENOA
Tanjung Benoa is a great place if you’re looking for that adrenaline rush. There’s something in store for the whole family here, from banana boats to parasailing and scuba diving.
Address: Tanjung Benoa, Badung Regency
Price: 25 USD – 66 USD
4. BALI WAKE PARK
Visit the one and only Wake Park in Bali for a thrilling day of wakeboarding around the huge expanse of blue. You’ll be happy to know that equipment is available for both beginners and experts alike.
Address: Jl. Raya Pelabuhan Benoa No.7X, Pedungan, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Operating Hours: 9 am – 6 pm
Price: 1,000,000 IDR (day pass)
5. HIGH FLYER TRAPEZE SCHOOL
Defying gravity is definitely wicked fun – there’s a reason why there’s an entire song about it. Get off your feet and pull off mid-air feats at one of High Flyer Trapeze School’s many classes.
Address: Bali Dynasty Resort, Jalan Kartika Plasa,, Kuta, Tuban, South Kuta, Badung Regency
Operating Hours: 3 pm – 6 pm
Price: 450,000 IDR per lesson
FOR FAMILY FUN: WATER PARKS IN BALI
1. SPLASH WATER PARK
Splash Water Park has tons of fun in store for everyone. Conquer the Super Bowl, Big Red, Crazy Creek and even the Giant Racer, which is a 90 metre-long water slide for a splashing-good Bali trip.
Address: Jl. Pantai berawa, Banjar Tegal Gundul, Jl. Raya Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung
Operating Hours: 9 am – 7 pm
Price: 300,000 IDR per adult, 160,000 IDR per child
2. WATERBOM BALI
Listen up – Waterbom is the third best waterpark in the world and arguably the best in Asia! Don’t miss one of the best places in Bali for fun in the sun for the young and young-at-heart.
Address: Jl. Kartika, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung
Operating Hours: 9 am – 6 pm
Price: 1,050,000 IDR (package)
THE CHILL SEEKERS’ LIST
FOR THE TRANQUIL: YOGA IN BALI
1. YOGA BARN
Get your bags packed right this instant because you’ve yet another yoga destination in Bali to seek out! Head over for a great day of classes, working out and unwinding with fellow yoga enthusiasts.
Address: Jl. Hanoman, Pengosekan, Kecematan Ubud, Kabupaten
Operating Hours: 6 am – 9 pm
Price: 130,000 IDR per class
2. GAIA- OASIS
Join in on the Gaia-Oasis Abasan Mountain Retreat to refocus your energies as a yogi. Be surrounded by greenery and take in calming, serene atmosphere of nature.
Address: Jalan Raya Singaraja-Amlapura, Dusun Tegal Sumaga, Tejakula
Price: 400,000 IDR (single room), 600,000 IDR (double room)
For the nature-lovers: Flora and Fauna of Bali
3. GREEN SCHOOL
Since its completion in 2007, the Green School has been catering to students of kindergarten age to high schoolers. Do visit this marvel, made entirely out of bamboo with the expertise of local builders.
Address: Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja, Banjar Saren, Abiansemal, Sibang Kaja, Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung
Operating Hours: 8 am – 4 pm
4. TURTLE CONSERVATION AND EDUCATION CENTRE
Turtles are an endangered species, and continue to dwindle in numbers because of many reasons. You can learn about and help them at the Turtle Conservation and Education Centre on your Bali tour.
Address: Jl. Tukad Punggawa, Serangan, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar
Operating Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Price: 10USD per adoption
5. DOLPHIN WATCHING AT LOVINA BEACH
Ever wanted to take a cruise out into the open to catch the dolphins in action? You can now do so at Lovina, one of the best places in Bali to get closer to wildlife and marine animals.
Address: Lovina Beach, Anturan, Buleleng Regency
Price: 100,000 IDR per person
6. BALI SAFARI AND MARINE PARK
The Bali Safari and Marine Park allows visitors to experience and intimate encounter with its animals, with hippopotamuses and zebras right outside your room window! Check out and into the Mara River Safari Lodge on your next Bali trip!
Address: Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8, Serongga, Kec. Gianyar
Operating Hours: 9 am – 5 pm
Price: 800,000 IDR
7. MOUNT BATUR
Mount Batur is an active volcano that’s 1717 metres above sea level, and you can typically reach its peak after a two-hour trek. No Bali sightseeing expedition is complete without Mount Batur.
Address: Mount Batur, South Batur, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Price: 60 USD
8. THE ODYSSEY SUBMARINE RIDE
It isn’t everyday that you board a submarine that allows you to get acquainted with sea creatures. The Odyssey allows you to do just that, making it one of the best things to do in Bali out at sea.
Address: Gang T. Arthayoga, Sidakarya, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar
Operating Hours: 7.30 am – 10 pm
Price: 95USD per person, 250USD for family packages
9. SEA WALKING AT SANUR
If you’ve given up the dream of ever perfecting your moonwalk or actually walking on the moon, why not try sea walking at Sanur instead? There’s even fishes and all sorts of sea creatures you can get close to.
Address: Puri Santrian, Sanur, Kota Denpasar
Operating Hours: 8 am – 2 pm
Price: 1,235,000 IDR per adult, 1,027,000 IDR per child
FOR THE CAMPERS: GLAMPING IN BALI
1. SANDAT GLAMPING TENTS
The Sandat Glamping Tents is a great option for luxury campers. These tents can comfortably accommodate up to three adults and are equipped with state of the art facilities for your convenience.
Address: Jl. Subak Sala, Banjar Sala, Pejeng Kawan, Ubud, Pejeng Kawan, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar
Price: 600 USD
2. FIREFLY COTTAGES
These quaint cottages are situated right in the middle of rice paddy fields, and made entirely out of bamboo. You can spot fireflies, geckos, even the occasional mouse or snake on its premises – talk about adventurous!
Address: Geriya Mabian, Br. Ambengan, Peliatan, Ubud
Price: 80 USD
Now that you have read through our guide, which activity do you like the best?
This article was first published in Shopback.