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Bali Bucket List – Making memories in Bali

There are life bucket lists and then there's the Bali bucket list. A visit to the island of a thousand gods would not be complete without ticking off some of these exciting activities off your list!


Balinese full body massage

Famous around the world for its therapeutic and relaxing massage techniques, you can't come to Bali and not indulge yourself with a Balinese massage! The Balinese massage techniques are firm but gentle, with objective to make you feel relaxed and calm throughout. A traditional Balinese massage focuses on kneading and stroking tired muscles with various aromatherapy oils to induce blood, oxygen and energy flow; followed by the placement of hot stones to specific areas of the body. A Balinese massage, in Bali, is something you cannot miss!


Surfing in Kuta

There are a number of Things To Do in Kuta Bali, best known for its pristine waters and party centric atmosphere, but a must try in Kuta is surfing. Bali is a haven for surfers thanks to the big waves and Kuta has become famous for its long, consistent waves, making it a popular spot for surfers. There are plenty of surf shacks offering board rentals and gear along the beach front. And if you're a beginner, several hotels and resorts like the Four Points by Sheraton Bali Kuta, can provide you with instructors or recommend a recognised surf schools are located along the beach for affordable and easy lessons.


Uluwatu Temple

One of six significant temples believed to be Bali's spiritual pillars, the Uluwatu Temple is legendary for its mesmerising location, situated on top of a cliff, 70 metres above sea. In front of the temple is a small forest where hundreds of monkeys live. According to locals, they are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits. Aside from the beautiful Balinese architecture, traditionally-designed gateways, and ancient sculptures, the Uluwatu Temple is also one of the best places on the island to watch the mesmerising spectacle of the sun setting over the Indian Ocean.


Tegenungan waterfall

Hidden away in Tegenungan Village, surround by lush greenery and a unique bath spot is the Tegenungan waterfall. Bali has a selection of pristine and beautiful waterfalls but most are located in the mountains or highlands and for many, the idea of hiking through dense jungle isn't so appealing. The Tegenungan waterfall is much more accessible and is popular with locals getting away from the heat; however that doesn't mean it's crowded. The waterfall is still quite isolated and you will need to descent hundreds of steps along the banks of the River Tukad Petanu to access it. But the sheer beauty of the falls plus the chance to take a cooling swim through the rock pool is heaven.


Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

The six hectares of fertile forestland with primordial, giant nutmeg home to grey to the long-tailed macaques. The sanctuary is considered sacred, because of the 17th century Bukit Sari Temple, located deep within the forest. Aside from the monkeys, the forest is filled with various 22 species of birds, 5 species of mammals, 3 species of reptiles and many more unique creatures. The playful grey macaques that inhabit the sanctuary once held a negative reputation, notorious for pickpocketing visitors. But over the years thanks to better management of the primates by the community, their behaviour has improved. All the same, while they may seem cute and friendly, it is a rule of thumb to be cautious and regard them as wild animals. Do not wear jewellery or keep valuables in your pocket while visiting the forest.