Bali, blessed with spirituality, culture and unmatched cinematic beauty, is a perfect destination for a family vacation. A perfect mix of culture, tradition and nature, Bali is a basket full of wonderful experiences to avail through its temples, clubs shopping spots, beaches to temples, beautiful landscapes, rich flora and fauna and some of the best beach resorts in the world.
Surfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, visiting beautiful organic farms, watching dolphins, shopping and other activities would provide you with a great experience here in Bali. Have a look at the list of things to do in Bali to have a perfect family vacation in Bali.
1. Pay A Visit to Organic Farm
Start your car’s engine and drive to this location and find scenic landscapes even in mundane places. We are talking about Kintamani an organic farm. The Organic farms and their produce is rich in nutritious value that it gets from the volcanic soil. take a tour and you can see that just a blooming example of these organic farms are of the island’s beauty.
Take your family to Kintamani and witness a variety of fresh and pure fruits and vegetables being grown and nourished. Even the air would have a distinct feel to it. Visit open from 6 am to 6 pm at Jalan Raya Belantih No.binyan, Belantih, Kec. Kintamani, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80652, Indonesia.
2. Markets: Shop Your Heart Out
on the way to the Gitgit waterfall, you will encounter a lot of market stalls which would give you will get plenty of options if you want to carry souvenirs back home from your Bali trip. While walking the streets and exploring the city of the beautiful island, Shopping is the most famous thing in Bali among tourists so, make sure you shop your way through the famous Bali streets and take home more than just memories.
Ubud Art Market, Guwang Art Market and Sukawati Market, in Bali are some of the hottest shopping spots in Indonesia, where you can shop for various products like handicrafts, paintings, clothes and souvenirs.
3. Bali Marine And Safari Park: Witness The Majestic Lions
A trip to Bali Marine And Safari Park is one of the top things to do in Bali with your family if they are one animal lovers and nature admirers. But this safari is not the one you always hear and let your family see something different as they witness the wild from up close while riding in a cage tram that is specifically designed for this tour.
Witness live their life to the fullest, in their natural habitat, the majestic lions and chivalrous tigers. If you are looking for some night activity, you can go for a night safari. At night, one can witness the traditional Balinese dance show and indulge in barbeque dinner with the pride of lions. The safari is available from 9 am to 5 pm and a pro tip: Please do not try to feed the tigers and lions. Make sure you follow the instructions given by the guide completely.
4. Temples: Explore The Stunning Places Of Worship
Explore the land blessed with spirituality as Bali is not known as the ‘Island of God’ for no reason. famed for the magnificent structures, the temples of Bali are precious ornaments on in this destination in the number of hundreds which also form the picturesque landscapes of Bali.
the best places to embrace solitude and peace can also be a great chance for kids to dress up with sashes, sarongs and headdresses and see how the Balinese live their lives when you visit these temples with your family during a festival. women carrying offerings on their heads and processions of families and villagers heading for the temples can be a sight to witness in a regular temple celebration.
streets and temples are decked with penjor — arching bamboo poles decorated with offerings to ancestors and deities for major Balinese holidays, Galungan and Kuningan occur every 210 days. Some of the famous temples to visit and ask for a blessing for the family could be, Pura Ulun Danu Batur which is perched sensationally on the edge of a volcano.
Or located at the peak of a cliff that is sitting around 70 meters above sea level, is the Uluwatu. Temple Tanah Lot is located on the rocky outcrop and is best visited when the tides are low is the famous temple of Bali.
4. Lovina Beach: Go For Dolphin Watching
Getting your family to wake up at 5 am after a long day of travelling is a tough task but all ten efforts will be worth it for the morning Lovina Beach dolphin tour. It is a pretty famous activity in Bali so to avoid last-minute unavailability, book your ride a day in advance with the boatmen.
But don’t worry there are many boatmen who will readily take you and your family on a tour to witness these magnificent fish jump over the waves and leave a lasting impression on your mind and a must for you and your family to enjoy. Pro tip: Do not feed the dolphins anything. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully.
5. Enough of the memories, let’s talk food
From local Indonesian flavours to American fast food Bali has it all in various destinations like Denpasar, Kuta, Canggu, and Seminyak. There are many restaurants that you can check out with your family in Bali like Potato Head Beach Club, Flapjacks, Queens Of India, Warung Lakota Tuban, Babi Guling Candra and many others.
While you travel and explore the beautiful island, it’s not like you and your family would stay hungry right? A few other tips we want to share with you to make your family vacation even more memorable would be food tips and how to enjoy your meals in Bali.
- Eat locally- even though there are many foreign food spots, don’t miss out on authentic Balinese food and cuisine and make sure you and your family enjoy the food variety and taste of this beautiful island country.
- Try Mie Goreng (fried noodles with vegetables and chicken) and nasi goreng (fried rice with vegetables, chicken and a fried egg on top) are staples in the Balinese diet and a great meal choice if you’re travelling on a budget as they only cost around $2 USD.
- Know that seafood is good and you will find many different varieties in Bali to sustain your taste buds, especially tuna fish.
- Don’t miss out on the fruit. Try junk but also coconut on palm trees, pineapple trees, native fruits like salak, rambutan, durian and especially dragon fruit.