It is not every day you plan a trip with your girlfriends and once you do, it has to be the best one yet. Of all the places where you can travel to with your friends, Bali is one destination that has everything from water sports, sunny beaches and beach clubs, to summits, lush rice fields, and more than one sunset to witness.
There are so many activities to do and many places to stay in Bali that you will be spoiled for choice and when it comes to making a decision between four to five best friends, it can become quite a tussle! However, some activities are more exciting than others and will definitely make for cherished memories for everyone in the group. Here are a few from the gamut of things to do in Bali that will leave you with some serious travel blues!
1. Cycle through the emerald rice fields of Canggu
Even though there are more popular rice fields and terraces to see in all of Bali, Canggu is the place to visit to witness the magic of emerald rice fields and the vast expanse that resembles a blanket of the purest green. Less crowded and free from throngs of tourists, the Canggu rice fields are best for cycling with the girls and have the time to take amazing pictures against an alluring backdrop. The best time to visit is during the daytime right until the magic hour.
2. Don’t miss the stunning sunrise from Mount Batur
If you are up for a gruelling, but rewarding, experience then a climb to the summit of Mount Batur to watch the sunrise has to be on your list. Start early in the morning with the help of a guide to make it just in time. It will get difficult as you start your trek since the path can be slippery however, all things considered, once you do manage to reach the top, it will be worth it. Once the sun rises and the whole sky is swathed in golden, orange hues all your worries and your aching muscles will have been worth the trouble.
Tip: Since Mt. Batur is an active volcano, it is a good practice to check if it is safe to trek before commencing.
3. Book a villa to enjoy your own space on your own time
If you’re staying in Bali for a while, then booking your own villa, whether amidst the luscious rice fields or right beside the beach is an excellent choice. You have your own space to do as you please, complete privacy and security, you can stay up till whatever hour you wish dancing, chatting, and just spending time with your friends – especially if you are meeting after a long time and this is a reunion of sorts!
4. Indulge in exciting water activities at the beach
When you’re heading to the most popular tropical destination, then is your trip really complete without being thrown into the water from an inflatable banana or dunking your friends just for laughs? Bali is the hub of water activities with its clear, turquoise waters, thriving coral reefs, and stunning black sand beaches. Some of the top destinations for the best water sports are Uluwatu, Nusa Lembongan and Tanjung Benoa beach. You don’t want to skip out on deep-sea diving and exploring the marine life in this part of the world!
5. Cheers to your wonderful trip at a Seminyak beach club
Seminyak has to be the most popular beach town in Bali owing to its fine-dine restaurants, busy streets with travellers heading to their next adventure, and of course, the gorgeous beaches. After a day of fun, you will have a world of a time enjoying a sunset cocktail at one of the famous beach clubs in town. Ku De Ta and Potato Head are the most popular with amazing music, a magical setting, and a ubiquitous good vibe. Dance with your friends until the break of dawn before making your way back to your villa.
6. Enjoy a cultural experience in Ubud
Bali has so much more to offer than just the sun, sand, and water. Ubud is the uncontested cultural hub of Bali with its ancient temples, palaces and local markets where you can see artisans selling handcrafted wares and showcasing their expert skills. Take a tour through the Monkey Forest and interact with its quirky residents or take a class at the famous Yoga Barn and find inner peace with your best pals.
The best way to end this trip would be driving down to either Uluwatu Temple or Tanah Lot and stand with your girls on the cliff simply gazing out at the remarkable sunset making memories that will stay with you for years to come.