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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Bali

Amed and Tulamben

These remote areas are Bali’s most popular diving and snorkeling sites. A shallow World War II shipwreck offers easy access to the colorful underwater world, including the area’s wide variety of fish and sharks.

Eco-Dive Bali, North Bali; Jemeluk Beach; Abang; Karangasem, Bali, 011-623-632-3482,
Tags: beach | family | snorkeling | things to do | outdoors | wildlife | diving

Bali Museum

On the eastern side of Denpasar’s historic Puputan Square lies this Dutch-built museum from 1932. It houses an extensive collection of Balinese artifacts from prehistoric to contemporary times, including weapons, dance costumes, and paintings.

Puputan Sq., Mayor Wisnu St., Bali,
Tags: family | things to do | culture

Besakih Temple

Situated on the slopes of Gunung Agung – a site regarded as holy since pre-historic times – 18 separate sanctuaries make up the Besakih, Bali’s largest temple. Reserve the hike up the mountain for the dry season.

Tags: things to do | culture | architecture | history | religious

Geger Beach

Near the Nusa Dua golf course is one of Bali’s best off-the-beaten-path beaches. Its clear waters are suitable for snorkeling, swimming, and surfing – just take care to swim within the two red flags to avoid the strong current.

Tags: beach | family | things to do | outdoors

Gunung Batur

Rising over 5,500-feet above Bali, this active volcano provides amazing island panoramas. The only catch is that you’ll have to hike to the top – an enjoyable experience, but not one for the weary. G.A.P. Adventures runs tours.

G.A.P. Adventures, Bali, 800-708-7761,
Tags: hiking | views | things to do | outdoors

Jimbaran Beach

Skip busy Kuta Beach and head south to Jimbaran Beach with its beautiful white sand, upscale resorts, and excellent (albeit pricey) restaurants – get some of the island’s freshest seafood here. Quieter than neighboring beaches, it’s also refreshingly street-vendor-free.

Tags: beach | romance | things to do | honeymoon


Culturally-rich Ubud is an essential stop. Visit its shops (you’ll find everything from wood carvings and batiks to clothing and paintings), galleries, and bars. Just be aware that nightlife comes to a screeching halt at 10pm.

Tags: family | trendy | things to do

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