BEST 12 PLACES TO SEE IN SOUTH BALI
1) Pandang padang beach
Spoken in Balinese as the Pantai Labuan Sait, this beach is one of the most famous surfing spots in the region. The crystal clear waters of the beach play host to regular international surfing events. There are tents selling food and drinks here, which also rent surfboards. You can use the shower facility at the secluded beach too. The beach is also famous for Julia Roberts having shot her movie “Eat, Pray and Love” here. Padang Padang is a good place to do beach hopping, surfing, sunbathing, even topless yoga.
2) Dreamland beach
One of the hidden beaches in Bali, this beach is adorned with the Pecatu Graha and Pecatu Indah resorts as well as the Klapa beach club and the new Kuta Golf Course. Popular with beach goers, surfers and day-trippers, the beach is famous for some dramatic sunset moments. Dreamland Beach features good weather throughout the year while months from April to June have the least rain and most crowds. Apart from surfing, you can enjoy masseur services on the beach or just find a deck chair and relax your mind and body while binging on Chinese, Japanese or Italian food.
3) Geger beach
If you are looking for a white sand beach in Bali, which is suitable for honeymooners and family holiday alike, you need to come here. This one-kilometre stretch of golden sand, located in South of Nusa Dua, is mostly open to the public, for its picturesque seascapes, seaweed farms and the cliff-top Geger Temple. The sea is pleasant enough for swimming & a favourite paddling point for experienced surfers. The local beachfront has a mix of restaurants selling everything from Balinese Nasi Goreng to a good American burger.
4) Uluwatu Sunset tour
This tour takes you on an exciting journey across the famous Uluwatu Temple which is located 250 feet above the sea level and ends in a Kecak and Fire Dance performance in the open air theatre followed by meal at the Seafood place. You get to visit Jimbaran Bay Beach, Padang Padang Beach and the most beautiful of all – Geger Beach. If interested, you can include a dinner on the beach in any cuisine. Indian or Jain food also available on prior reservation.
5) Garuda wisnu temple
One of the world’s tallest statues, Garuda Wisnu Kencana is a study in exaltation. The monument inspires awe with the part Human and part Animal form. With many cultural performances, exhibitions happening around it, one can spend hours here, soaking in the richness of Balinese culture.
6) Bali Dolphin
This tour starts with a pick up at your hotel lobby and you will be dropped at the counter located in Tanjung Benoa. The journey starts by using an exclusive boat to explore the Indian Ocean and we go right to the dolphin spot point. You will enjoy seeing a beautiful group of dolphins doing some wild movements in the blue seawater.
7) Sunset Dinner Cruise
This Sunset Dinner Cruise is the best way to spend a tropical evening around Bali, watching the evening sky change its hues from deep orange to red. If you want to collect beautiful photographs and memories from your Bali tour, you should opt for one of the many options of sunset cruises available around.
8) Water sports
Bali offers a comprehensive range of water activities, which offer challenge and fun in equal measures. From snorkeling, parasailing, Jet Ski, Water Ski, Banana/Donut Boat, Ocean Walker to Glass bottom boat, there is something for everyone to indulge in while frolicking in the Bali waters.
9 ) Aristoract dinner cruise
To see the finest colors of Bali, you need to get onto the evening cruise aboard a luxurious boat or ship. The Aristocrat dinner cruise begins with a beautiful sunset view and ends in a sumptuous multi-course dinner, while a live acoustic band serenades you and your beloved. The cruise floats under the twinkling stars as you enjoy freshly cooked meal and take home a truly enchanting evening.
10) Kecak dance
When you go on a tour to Uluwatu or any other place in Bali, chances are you would get to watch this spectacular dance performance by a group of people designed around fire. The exquisite dance movements are one of the brilliant features of Kecak dance. Sometimes, the performers even invite the tourists to shake a leg with them, so be ready with your dancing shoes!
11) Turtle island
If you enjoy being near the water and you love to interact with the marine life, then this is the tour for you. This tour takes you to a small island, Tanjung Benoa, housing a turtle conservation project. Apart from the turtles, you can also see other beautiful creatures like snakes. The attractive part of this tour is that you get to cross the beach in a glass bottom boat, which allows you an uninterrupted view of what is going on down below.
12) Odyssey Submarine
It has introduced tourists to an exotic world of underwater. So far, it was only professional divers or marine biologists who had access to this world. The operator boasts of making even the most inexperienced non-swimmers feel attracted to the submarine experience. The Odyssey carries more than 30 passengers at a time inside its air-conditioned vessel to the depth of 150 feet or more.