A Day In Bali


Mount Batur (Kintamani volcano)

For those who crave adventure and enjoy hiking, try a sunrise trek to the top of Mount Batur. It is one of the most exhilarating, rewarding, and picturesque experiences one can have. The hike typically begins at 2am and will take you approximately 3 hours to reach the peak. It is a somewhat strenuous hike, but it is worth it because you will view a breath-taking sunrise. After the hike, I highly recommend a trip to a nearby hot spring in order to relax and loosen up those hard-working muscles!

Spa Bali

A full body 60 min couple massage for $13 USD per person? Yes please! The facilities are very clean, soothing, and inviting. The spa also offers manicures, pedicures, foot massages, facials, and haircuts.

Alila Manggis

Initially, we stayed at Alila Manggis for the first 3 days. It is quite a resort for honeymooners because it is secluded, quiet, and welcoming. The resort was, thus, filled with couples (i.e. not the best for groups and families). What I recommend doing at Alila Manggis is their "Catch and Cook Experience." It is an afternoon spent on a traditional Balinese boat, fishing in the ocean. The hotel provides all of the equipment. You are able to catch as many fishes as you would like. At the end, you can learn how to cook the fishes with the resort chef using Balinese ingredients or have the kitchen prepare it for you for lunch or dinner.

bali eco cycling tour

Rent a bicycle and take a cycling tour around the rice fields that make up a majority of the Balinese landscape! Another idea is to rent a scooter through your hotel for $6 USD per scooter per 24 hours (particularly in Seminyak, where it's easier to navigate).

Ibu Oka

Try the Balinese traditional dish, Babi Guling with a nice cold beer! There are multiple locations around Bali.

Tanah Lot

Must see because it is an interesting location for a temple. Best to go when the sun is setting.

Bali Nirwana Resort Golf Course

Nirwana Golf Course is in close proximity to Tanah Lot and is one of the best links courses in Bali! It is very relaxing to play a few holes, as you hear the ocean waves just a few steps away!

Ku De Ta Seminyak

Enjoy Bali for what it is, which includes spectacular beaches and perfect weather! Ku De Ta is a lively and fun hotspot filled with gorgeous people and great music. Relax on a daybed facing the ocean and have a drink or two.

Kecak Dance Uluwatu

Watch the Kecak Dance in the evening. The dance is centered around chants and fire. The show occurs every night at around 6pm.


This is THE place to be at night. Lots of international travelers and a fun and young crowd.

SOS Supper Club

SOS Supper Club is a rooftop lounge at the Anantara Seminyak Resort and Spa. It has a great view of the ocean with a wide selection of asian fusion tapas and drinks. Perfect for relaxing at the end of the night! Make sure to reserve a daybed in the lounge ahead of time.

I would stay at: Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort & Spa

Large, beautiful, contemporary rooms! The Ocean Suites are a must. They include a private outdoor hot tub and day bed. The breakfast buffets and menus are expansive and are typically included within the rate. The resort is right on the beach, as well.