Must out of ordinary things to do in Bali
Yoga in Ubud
Ubud is known as the spiritual city of the island, away from the touristic area, the crowded Kuta and the wild beaches. It is located in the centre of the island and so is the best place to practice yoga. Yoga is a physical and mental discipline which originated in ancient India. It is part of the Hinduism and Buddhism religions so you should try it in Indonesia if you want to live a typical experience.
Indulge in healthy food in Ubud
Still in Ubud, you can find healthy food restaurants such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, raw, organic, microbiotic and so on. It is trendy nowadays and is good to savour under the hot weather of the island as it is fresh and easy to digest.
We can advise you to go to Seeds of Life if you are looking for raw food, Warung 9 for a super cheap vegetarian buffet. Or you can try AA Juicery & Cafe offering yummy breakfast bowls with a beautiful view on rice paddies, Dayu’s Warung, a gluten-free concept, Kafe Ubud proposing great burgers with vegan options, and Clear Cafe for microbiotic and raw choices. If you just want to drink something or need wake up after a hard party night, you can go to Seniman for the best coffee in Bali.
Get close to the monkeys
Don’t miss out on an encounter with these cute animals and visit the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud. You can also see plenty of monkeys around the Uluwatu Temple, in the south of Bali.
But be careful because these furry creatures can get very mean. They grab everything they can and stole your stuff without any fear. It could be your food but also your new Ipad with which you are taking pictures. So keep a safe distance to them!
Assist to a traditional Balinese dance show
The Balinese people love to dance, and it is part of their culture. If you are lucky, you will be able to see a ritual show with dancers in spectacular costumes. One of the most popular performances is the Kecak Dance Show in Uluwatu where you could admire scenic views of the ocean at the same time. The performance is happening every night at 6 PM.
What does it like? The male dancers are seated in a circle and do sounds just with their mouths, while the female dancers do incredible movements, using all parts of their bodies even their eyes.
Escape to nearby islands
If you’re dreaming of picture perfect white sandy beaches and azure waters, you’d better leave the main island of Bali and hop on a boat to nearby islands. Favourite getaways are Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida, just to the east of Bali, where you can find paradisiac beaches perfect to chill, tan and enjoy the sun without the discomfort of the crowded south of Bali. You can also go to the Gili Islands, you can reach them quickly and easily by speedboat within two hours. There you can relax or dive but also partying especially in Gili Trawangan.