There are many places to visit and things to do in Bali. There are hundreds of temples worth seeing, numerous waterfalls or other sights. There is no shortage of activities either. These include fishing, quad biking, horseback riding, trekking, diving, snorkeling, rafting and water jetting. We would like to present a small selection of popular or special excursion destinations here.
Waterfall LesAbout 15 km from Villa MaLiNa, in the village of Les, there is a waterfall nestled in a paradisiacal landscape. The walk there takes about 15 minutes. The water is cold and clear and a shower under the waterfall is extremely refreshing.
Hot springs in BanjarA trip to the hot springs in Banjar is always nice. The springs are in the middle of the green jungle. At the springs there are several pools where you can bathe in the approximately 38℃ warm water. The warm sulphurous water is said to alleviate numerous skin diseases. The hot springs are about 45km from Villa MaLiNa. However, since the route goes through Singaraja, it takes about 1h 30 by car.
Bali ZooThe Bali Zoo is particularly suitable as a family outing. On the spacious grounds there are a number of exotic animals embedded in a beautiful landscape. In addition to orangutans, lions, giant tortoises and crocodiles, there are also elephants that can be fed. The zoo is about 50 km away near Ubud and takes about 1h 50 by car.
Virgin Beach (Karangasem)A little insider tip is the white sandy beach Virgin Beach in Karangasem. The beach is in a bay, the sea is a dreamy blue and the sea deepens quite slowly, so that this place is also suitable for families. The crowd is roughly evenly split between locals and tourists. There are small restaurants, loungers and massages are also offered. The beach is about 55 km or (about 1h 40 min) away.
Reptile ParkThe Reptile Park is also ideal for a family outing. It is located between Ubud and Denpasar about 2 hours drive or 55 km from Villa MaLiNa. Anyone who likes retilien will get their money's worth here. The park has countless snakes, monitor lizards and turtles. Some reptiles such as giant tortoises or certain monitor lizards can even be petted. The staff is knowledgeable and happy to provide information about the various animals. Incidentally, the Bali Bird Park is also right next door.
Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) ParkIm Garuda Wisnu Kencana Park befindet sich eine beieindruckende Statue von Gott Wisnu und seinem Gefährtenvogel Garuda. Die Bauzeit der Statue betrug 28 Jahre und sie ist 121 Meter groß und damit größer als die Freiheitsstatue. Zusätzlich finden in dem Park balinesische Tänze statt und es finden sich Essens- und Souvenierstände.
BedugulIn Bedugul is an area in the mountains surrounding Lake Bratan. Bedugul is about 1400m high and therefore has a pleasantly fresh climate. That is why a lot of vegetables and fruits are grown in this area. For tourists there are several places worth seeing. Ahead is Ulun Daanau Bratan temple. This spacious temple complex is located directly on Lake Bratan and is surrounded by an idyllic natural landscape. A boat tour on the lake is also possible.
Another place to visit is the botanical garden with its beautiful scenery and views. The garden is ideal for a picnic, yoga, badminton, etc. There is also a climbing facility here.
Don't forget to visit the market. The market is designed for locals and tourists. In addition to fruit, vegetables and spices, souvenirs are also sold here. Action should not be forgotten!
UbudA trip to the small town of Ubud, 50 km away, should definitely be on the agenda. Although there is a lot of activity in Ubud, it does not seem hectic. Ubud is considered an artists' village and attracts guests who are particularly interested in culture and spirituality. Corresponding retreats, especially yoga, are offered in many places. There are numerous cozy restaurants and cafes and there is also a large selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes. A visit to the Monkey Forest is also an attraction. If you want a little more action, you will find other offers such as white water rafting in a paradisiacal environment.
There are countless temples in Bali and each one has its special features. The temples described here are only a very small selection. But they are the classics for tourists and are all worth a visit.
Mother temple (Pura Besakih)Pura Besakih is considered the root of all temples and is also one of the most important temples for the Balinese. A visit is actually a must for every visitor interested in culture. This is not a single temple, but a very spacious temple complex. Pura Besakih is located at an altitude of 950 m on the southwest slope of Mount Agung. The Mother Temple is the second oldest temple in Bali and was built in the 8th century.
Temple Tanah LotTanah Lot is the second most visited temple by tourists after the Mother Temple. It also has its charm, especially at high tide and at sunrise or sunset. Tanah Lot is built on a rock in the middle of the sea. It dates from the 16th century. and is therefore almost one of the newer temples.
Although the temple has its importance for the believers, this is not to be classified as too high. There are also more tourists than believers at this temple and the whole area caters to tourists with stalls, souvenirs and exchange offices.
Unmarried couples might want to avoid this temple. There is a myth that visiting an unmarried couple together will sooner or later lead to separation.