Waterbom Park (Tuban, Kuta) – Enjoy a day of waterslides and pools in all sizes amidst the lush tropical setting.
Relaxing for the whole family, and good for kids of all ages. Restaurants and snack bars within arm's reach
A great, clean and very professionally managed water park with good slides:
New Kuta Green Park : - new waterpark facitlites in Pecatu close to dreamland
For adventure stuff, we highly recommend to use Bali Adventure tours :
i like the cycling combined with the elephant park, and the white water rafting. they just opened a new route for
Sunday Brunch : finally there are a couple of great brunches available :
- W-Hotel & Resort Seminyak : 12-15:00 inclusive usage of pool and beach
- St.Regis Nusa Dua : international Brunch and cocktail prior
- The Laguna Nusa Dua (sister Hotel of St.Regis) : great Chinese Dim Sum brunch – pre lunch cocktail
- Niko Beach Nusa Dua : Japanes Brunch inclusive usage of a great pool and beach (camel ride on the beach !!)
Water Sports : Swimming, snorkeling, banana boat rides, water ski, parasailing, etc. are arranged by most hotels
and at the Beluga Marina in Tanjung Benoa. There are also small sail boats, catamarans, and boards for wind
surfing for rent along Jimbaran Beach.
Great Day on the beach : with kids the place to go is Geger Beach close to the St.Regis Hotel has plenty of sports
gear available, the sate ayam is delicious… also for families
Padang-Padang Beach - walk down stairs through a cave to enter the beach – great spot, 40 min drive.
We also recommend Balangan Beach (great beach, white sand, slightly stronger current) or
The most challenging of Bali's famous surfing spots are near UluWatu (only for experts in top physical condition
who are comfortable surfing over coral reefs on large, powerful waves that break in shallow water) and along Bali's
West coast North of Canggu; the best time is during the dry season from June to September. For details on the
various locations please visit the Baliwaves web site or check Peter Neely's "Indo Surf & Lingo" guide book.
You can also buy a day-guest ticket (telephone before as prices vary from US$45 to US$55 per person and seem
to depend on their occupancy!) and enjoy all sports facilities at Nusa Dua's CLUB MED until 17:00 in the afternoon.
They offer sea kayakking, wind surfing, snorkeling, and many other sports activities such as water aerobics,
archery, tennis, and ping pong tournaments, beach volleyball, bocci ball lessons, and a circus school for adults.
The day-guest ticket includes a lunch buffet with a choice of Western, Indonesian, Chinese, Japanese and Korean
dishes and unlimited table wine, beer and soft drinks.
Day Cruises : There are daily cruises to nearby Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan islands off the South-East
coast of Bali. Guests spend the day either at one of the cruise companies' beach clubs (with restaurant, swimming
pool, water sports equipment) or on a floating pontoon, and you can go snorkeling, scuba diving, take Banana Boat
rides, or view the underwater world from a semi-submersible vessel. You can choose between modern,
air-conditioned motor cruisers accommodating 100 and more guests and a number of smaller sailing boats. For the
more adventurous there is now also a 12-meter inflatable Ocean Raft carrying up to 24 passengers. Departure is
usually around 9.00 a.m., and you return in the afternoon. About US$95 per person including lunch, children from
5 to 14 years 50%.
Dinner Cruises : Some of the boats which leave in the morning for the regular Island Cruises offer also a Dinner
Cruise starting around 17:45 p.m. After cruising around the Benoa harbour, an international buffet dinner and some
entertainment by folk singers and live bands you return around 20:45 p.m. to the pier. US$45 per person, children
up to 16 years 50%.
Island Cruises : There are a number of cruises from Bali through the Lesser Sunda Islands, to Sulawesi, and the
Moluccas. You can choose from modern cruise liners, luxurious private yachts, and traditional Buginese schooners,
and either join a scheduled cruise from 3 days to 12 or 15 days, or even charter your own yacht or schooner with
2 to 16 cabins, experienced crew, and a Western tour guide. Please look at the different cruises and yacht charter
options available.
Paragliding : Located on the Bukit (the hill South of the airport), a well-trained instructor accompanies you on a 20
minute tandem flight over the most spectacular strip of Bali's coastline. Note : Available only in the afternoon,
confirmation can be made one hour prior to the activity.
White Water Rafting : Bali Adventure tours (grade 2 to grade 4 rapids) on the Ayung river North-West of Ubud and
— during certain times of the year — also on the Unda river North of Klungkung. You pass waterfalls and volcanic
cliffs, deep sided gorges, tranquil rice terraces and remote villages. From morning to afternoon,combine it with a
visit to Ubud and eat the famous Babi Guling (suckling Pig) at Ibu Oka's place opposite the palace ?? for this
i recommend a pickup early with Bali Adventure, and then ask them to drop you in Ubud…. Back with the taxi.
Bungy Jumping : A. J. Hackett in adjacent to Double Six, Legian, is the island's only beach bungy tower with a lift.
US$62. With the "Sling Shot" at the "Adrenalin Park" in Kuta you can get shot 52 metres into the air in just over one
second, and they have an overhanging climbing wall, too.
Horseback Riding : Experience Bali on horse back, ride through rice fields and along deserted beaches. Tours
can be organized mornings and afternoons.
Paintball War Games : The newly operated "Paintball Bali" is located on Jimbaran Hill and occupies about 3 hectares
of exciting playing fields. Facilities include a large parking area, lobby with audio-video facilities, individual changing
rooms and lockers as well as a staging area.
Nature Tours : Visit the Bali Barat National Park in the West of the island, the Butterfly Park "Taman Kupu Kupu"
in Wanasari, Tabanan, or the Botanical Gardens in Bedugul. Guided bird watching tours are offered starting from
Ubud (in the village of Petulu a few miles north of Ubud you can also watch between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. every day
the arrival of thousands of white herons who are nesting here), and you can visit the bull races in Negara. If you
stay near Lovina in the North, get up early one morning and hire a boat to watch hundreds of dolphins.
The Botanical Garden, Ubud : This covers an area of five hectares and accommodates a natural ravine. There
are an Orchid Garden, a vast collection of ferns, palms, bamboos and tropical trees, as well as Bali's first maze
Bali Safari and Marine Park : This newly opened safari park is set in 40 hectares of land and located near Gianyar;
there are safari vehicles to cruise the park and interact with 400 animals from Asia including Indonesia, India, and
Bali Zoo : "Nature's Education Center" is home of more than 350 animals and located in Singapadu near Ubud.
Daily programs include animal feeding (lions, crocodiles, tigers etc.) as well as animal petting e.g. you can touch
and hold various birds and baby monkeys. Entrance fee is US$18 per adult.
ATV Quad & Buggy Tour : An adventurous journey off-the-beaten track on 250-350cc ATV's through lush forests
and mountain streams to enjoy some of the best views of Bali's rice terraces. Rates start at US$69 per person.
Paint A Pot : Jenggala is pleased to offer handpainting of ceramics – raw glazed of ceramics range from US$5 to US$21
each. A course in ceramic hand building is also available. This includes slabwork, pinch and coil techoniques, drop
moulds and handthrowing. Rate starts from US$10 (2hrs per session - course completed within 1 week.)
Balinese Dance & Music Classes : The YAYASAN POLOS SENI (Foundation for Pure Art) in Banjar Teges Kanginan, Peliatan, Ubud, e-mail [email protected], offers Balinese dance and music classes for students who wish
to become fully involved with the dance & music culture of Bali. Enrolling in one of these classes (one-to-one tuition
and participation in group rehearsals and performances) means becoming a member of the family of students and
teachers and an in-depth experience of the world of performers and performances in the Ubud area. There are also 2-week
courses to learn playing the Gamelan at the MUSEUM SENI KLASSIK in Klungkung ([email protected])
which are open for all levels of experience. Beginners as well as "non-musicians" are welcome.
Balinese Cooking Classes : Discover the secrets of Balinese cuisine by joining one of the 1-Day Cooking
Classes held by Heinz von Holzen, the author of the book "The Food Of Bali" and former food guru of the Grand
Hyatt and Ritz Carlton (now Ayana Resort & Spa) hotels in Bali. You can visit Heinz in his beautiful BUMBU BALI
restaurant in Tanjung Benoa next to Nusa Dua and enjoy their fabulous dishes at any time. If you wish to enrol in
one of his popular classes, you better book in advance.
Balinese cooking classes are also held in Ubud at the BUMBU Restaurant (tel. 974-217), at CASA LUNA (tel.
96-283), and at the nearby Sua Bali Culture and Information Centre (tel. 941-050).
Treetops : Bali Treetop Adventure Park is a fun activity set in the trees of the Botanical Garden In Bedugul.
Go there early to enjoy the climbing areal for yourself, the flying foxes are the big event for the kids. Open daily
8.30 a.m to 6.00 p.m.
In combination with Treetops we recommend to look around at the lake of Bedugul, or visit a strawberry farm to
pick fresh organic grown strawberries.