The beautiful of Bali’s island is the main reason of tourists and travelers to come and enjoy the cultures. As times goes and social media impacts, it seems that every corner of Bali are full of people from all over the world.
Here is our top list of over-loaded-tourists attractions in Bali:
Kuta is the first place where you landed after went outside of Ngurah Rai International Airport. If you come to Bali to do a bar hopping and mall shopping, Kuta is the perfect place to stay. Mostly local tourists from Indonesia also like to stay at Kuta because there are many budget hotels and home stay that fits in their budget. In front of the biggest mall in Kuta called Beachwalk, there is a beach alongside the road that impossibly private. Yes, it is Kuta Beach.
To be honest, Kuta Beach is a nice beach at sunset hours. But, with a bunch of people that taking selfie, photographer of prewedding photo shoot crew, and street vendors everywhere… I think a one-time visit is enough.
There is no entrance fee for Kuta Beach, you just have to pay parking fee as IDR 2,000/motorbike.
Double Six Beach, Seminyak
Same with Kuta Beach, Double Six Beach also has a nice view of sunset. But, dozens of bars, restaurants, and street vendors awaits you not quite far from the beach, with sound of live band music or DJ to attract you. Limited parking space and annoying taxis that stop everywhere they want, are difficult to avoid on your way to this beach. So you need to have an extra patience here.
No entrance fee for Double Six Beach. Same with Kuta, we only pay for parking fee as IDR 2,000/motorbike.
Differ from previous beaches that I mentioned, Sanur Beach has the opposite time of rush hour. There is this beach called Pantai Matahari Terbit or Sunrise Beach at Sanur, that make people gather up in the early morning just to catch the beautiful of sunrise. We only came once to see the sunrise but we didn’t make it because it was cloudy, and it really was crowd with people who want to take sunrise photo and people who want to get in a boat. Yes, Sanur Beach also has a harbor. You couldn’t do anything about that.
No entrance fee for Sanur Beach, only parking fee as IDR 2,000/motorbike.
Pura or Temple
You can’t miss a visit to a temple when you come to Bali. At least, one of these temple will be on your bucket list.
Pura Besakih is the biggest temple in Bali and the nearest temple from Mount Agung. Balinese people also has the biggest ceremony in this temple once a year in April, hence a traffic jam is crazy on this period.
Price of entrance ticket to Pura Besakih is IDR 40,000/person, and right in front of the temple’s gate there will be a guide that forcefully guided you without asking, and in the end of temple’s tour they will ask for tip based on your satisfy level. You can’t go on by yourself to enter Pura Besakih, because it is a sacred place of Hindu people, and you don’t want to be yelled by the elderly just because you get into the wrong building on your way to find a toilet in this area.
Pura Beratan, Bedugul
It is the famous temple in Indonesia because the picture is printed on IDR 50,000. You can tell that no matter how big is this place, you will meet people in every corner. More than a couple of buses will always be parked in front of this temple every time.
Pura Beratan has a beautiful lake that can be surrounded by a rented speed boat. It also has a mesmerizing sunrise view that will be jaw dropping on Instagram.
Price of entrance ticket to Pura Beratan is IDR 30,000/person. There will be no guide tour so you can walk wherever you want, but remember to always read the sign.
Pura Tanah Lot
One of the famous temples after Pura Beratan, because the uniqueness location of the temple. To go to Tanah Lot Temple, you have to cross the rocks path that can only be crossed when the tide is dropped.
The sunset view at Pura Tanah Lot is also gorgeous, but a group of travel tour never missed this place. What can I say? It’s a tourist spot.
Price of entrance ticket to Pura Tanah Lot is IDR 30,000/person. No needs for a guide tour on the area, but you have a choice to hire a guide to guide you through the path to the temple. Price is based on your heart’s inner voice. Or you can cross the path with your own risk.
Pura Luhur Uluwatu
If you want to watch the famous Balinese Kecak dance, then Pura Luhur Uluwatu is the best place to enjoy. Other than the cliff’s view and monkeys on the road, you can watch the Balinese dance performance at night in this temple with separated ticket from the entrance ticket fee.
Price of entrance ticket to Pura Uluwatu is IDR 30,000/person. Entrance ticket for Kecak dance show is IDR 100,000/person and it is usually sold out before the show started. No needs for a guide, but maybe if you were interesting in culture and history, you can hire a guide. Best advice from the expert is to buy the ticket for Kecak Dance show before 4 P.M..
Additional information if you are going to visit a temple in Bali, you will be hired a sarong to cover your legs below the knee. It sometimes to cover up your tank top.
List above is the mainstream tourist destination in Bali. All of it has its own beauty, but if you want to have a real adventure, try to find the hidden spot in Bali, which we are not sure whether there’s still a hidden place in Bali or not.