We are fortunate to have lovely affiliation partners like Fast Cover travel insurance – they write for us and give us lots of up to date information about travelling in Bali and travelling in general. And when inspiration takes over and you book your holiday, head to the Fast Cover link on our website and you’ll go straight to the information and quote stage – all online and easy!
Here is a blog they have written for us – covering lots of great Bali activities you can’t miss. Fun for the whole family!
While Bali looks tiny on a world map, the island is full of activities to keep you busy – there’s almost too many to list! Bali caters to travellers of all kinds, so there are plenty of things to do as a couple, with friends or with young children.
“About 4 million travellers went to Bali last year,” said Dean Van Es, the CEO of Fast Cover travel insurance. “It’s a hugely popular destination because everyone from budget travellers to people seeking luxury can find their ideal holiday.”
And whatever you choose to do in Bali, you’ll have the beautiful, tropical landscape as your backdrop.
If you’re struggling to choose how you’ll spend a holiday in Bali, here are some of the best the island has to offer!
Waterbom is perhaps one of the best water parks in Asia, with 17 exciting waterslides to spend a day on. One of the most frightening is the Constrictor, which stretches 250 metres. Don’t worry too much about getting on a ride that might be to thrilling for your taste, there’s ratings which tell you how thrilling and fast each ride is, as well as how wet you can expect to get on the way.
This beautiful, green nature reserve and temple complex in Ubud is the stomping grounds of hundreds of macaques. Walk through and enjoy watching the monkeys doing their day-to-day activities, but keep an eye on your belongings! Some cheeky monkeys may try to grab your bag, phone or anything you’re snacking on. You should avoid tempting the monkeys to come close, as you don’t want to risk getting bitten. Rabies is still present in Bali, so it’s better to be safe than sorry when you’re close to monkeys or dogs.
Bali’s cooking classes are becoming increasingly popular as more people fall for the delicious cuisine! There’s various places you can learn to cook. There’s one in Sanur , but you’ll be able to find one that suits you almost anywhere on the island.
Bali draws millions of tourists each year with the promise of beautiful beaches and the opportunity to enjoy the water. A few ways you can experience the water include:
Jet skiing: You’ll be able to hire a jet ski at various locations throughout Bali.
Snorkelling: While you can snorkel almost everywhere, the Blue Lagoon is a very popular choice. There’s also the wreck of the US Liberty in Tulamben which you can see while snorkelling, though to get up close you’ll need to scuba dive.
Surfing: Take a lesson and learn how to ride the waves! Or if you are already an experienced surfer, get a taste of Bali’s waves at Uluwatu and Padang Padang, ideally between May and September.
Walk on the bottom of the seas: On a Seawalker Experience in Nusa Dua you wear an astronaut-like helmet to walk in the ocean and see colourful fish.
Climb up rope bridges and zipline through the trees at this adventure park. There’s six circuits and people of all ages can give it a try. The Squirrel Yellow circuit can be done by kids as young as four. All members of a family will enjoy swinging through the trees.
Gunung Agung has two popular trekking routes, though be warned, you should be reasonably fit if you want to enjoy the trek! But you will be treated with a wonderful view if you do visit the volcano. You might even see a cloud of ash spurt out!
These are just a few things you can do in Bali! The most difficult part of your trip will be in planning what you want to do and fitting as much in as possible. With such a beautiful landscape, you might just find yourself wanting to extend your holiday so that you can continue experiencing all the island has to offer.
If you’re travelling to Bali from overseas, ensure that you have cover with your travel insurance provider for the different activities you might choose to do. It is easy to forget that not all activities are automatically covered by travel insurance. If you get hurt doing an activity that isn’t covered, it can mean you’re responsible for the medical bills. Fast Cover travel insurance has found through an independently commissioned survey that one in five travellers have needed medical assistance overseas. Accidents can happen anywhere, so it’s worth looking for a policy before you travel.