5 Quintessential Must-Do’s In Bali You Can’t Miss

Monkey forest, Mt. Batur, foot massages…and more.

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For the most incredible vacation, I highly recommend these amazing sites in Bali for a fun-filled getaway!

1. Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia (map, website)
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary Ubud
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Ubud Monkey Forest is a monkey sanctuary, a nature reserve, and also a complex of Hindu temples. The monkeys are very friendly and are looking to be fed, so bring bananas or you can buy them there to feed them! If you want the monkeys to jump on you, hold the banana above your head. This forest is a must.

2. Mount Batur Sunrise Trek

South Batur, Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia (map, website)
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Be ready for this rigorous two hour hike up the active volcano at 4 a.m., but don’t let that scare you away. Being at the top of the mountain watching the sunrise is such a breathtaking moment. Your guide will cook you a typical Balinese breakfast of hard boiled eggs and banana sandwiches. You will also get to check out the amazing craters created by this active volcano.

3. Potato Head Beach Club

alan Petitenget No.51B, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia (map, website)
Potato Head Beach Club
Potato Head Beach Club

Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak is located right on the beach. It is a fun day club with a large pool, comfy lounge chairs, and amazing food and cocktails. It has a great atmosphere with fun people watching and great music. This place is great for adults and also families. 

4. Bali Swing

Abiansemal, Jalan Dewi Saraswati No.7, Bongkasa Pertiwi, Abiansemal, Bongkasa Pertiwi, Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80352, Indonesia (map, website)

The Bali Swing allows you to see gorgeous views of Bali. The swing opens at 8 a.m. Try to get there early or you may have to wait awhile. Make sure to wear shoes with a back strap, otherwise you will be required to take them off and walk barefoot on bricks and rocks. You will definitely get some breathtaking photos here.

5. Foot massages

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While in Bali, make sure to get a foot massage. You will be walking a lot exploring the different things the island has to offer and your feet will definitely need a rest. Foot massages in Bali are very cheap. Tons of spas line the streets of Bali, so you definitely do not need to worry about finding one!

Brooke Levenstein

Marketing Analytics Intern, Contributor

Brooke is a Los Angeles native currently studying Business Administration at UC Berkeley. You can find her at the mall, yoga studio, or dining at new local restaurants.

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