Bali for Solo Travelers
Collected by Max Power
Bali is among the most naturally beautiful destinations on Earth, with a spiritual culture that enlivens every corner of the isle. From ancient temples along the coastline, to the mountain lakes of Bedugul, Bali’s rich colors and traditions will make you long to return.
BTDC Complex, Nusa Dua Beach, Benoa, Kuta Selatan, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Justly famous for its crispy fried duck, Bebek Bengil ("Dirty Duck") also enjoys a picturesque setting overlooking paddy fields. Prices are a little steep but portions are large.
Jl. Kayu Aya, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
Sea Circus in not a circus, or by the sea. Don't hold it against them. It's still a really cool place. What is it? It describes itself as a restaurant, cocktail bar, and hangout den. If you want a cocktail at noon, or a coffee at night, there's no...
Serangan Island, Serangan, South Denpasar, Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia
This island is accessible by boat from Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa. A working turtle reserve park, they may ask you for a small donation to keep their work going. In exchange, you can feed a large turtle seaweed or handle a baby turtle. There are...
Kawasan Wisata, Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia
The view is the best part of this golf course, and what a view it is. This is an extremely popular course. Your hotel should be able to help you reserve a spot, but book ahead. Tee times are 6AM-4PM daily.
Complex Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) Area Block P, Kuta Selatan, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Discover the art, history, and culture of the Asia Pacific region at the Museum Pasifika in Nusa Dua. The collection gives an idea of the geographically diverse influences of Asia-Pacific art, including Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Indo-European,...
Jl. Srikandi No. 9, Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
The roast pig (babi guling) served in small warungs, or casual roadside restaurants, throughout Bali is justifiably lauded. With a mix of juicy meat and crispy, caramelized skin, all flavored with turmeric, lemongrass, galangal, coriander seeds,...
Jalan Raya Uluwatu, Yoga Perkanthi Lane, Jimbaran, Kuta Selatan, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
With its smoky air, bustling energy, and beachside line-up of grilled seafood restaurants, eating at Jimbaran Bay is a unique dining experience. Choosing Nyoman Cafe from the myriad of restaurant options, we sat at our table front and center on...
Tanjung, Jl. Pratama, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Dangin Puri Kangin, Jl. Sulawesi No.1, Dauh Puri Kangin, Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80233, Indonesia
Badung is a traditional marketplace in Bali. This is the least expensive place to bargain for handcrafted objects to take home with you, as well as to buy spices (cinnamon, cloves, saffron, and sea salt). Making your way through these bustling...
Jalan Ayodya No.10, Mengwi, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia
The temples in Bali, Indonesia are famous for their multi-tiered thatch roofs. This was taken at Pura Taman Ayun in the village of Mengwi. Visitors are not allowed to enter the temples - we could only view from outside the walls. Thankfully the...
Jl. Raya Ubud No.35, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Every morning, before the day has truly begun, Balinese women come to the market shrine in the center of Ubud, Bali. They light incense and leave their offerings, origami folded banana frawns bearing crackers and cookies and flower petals for the...
Jl. Kebun Raya, Candikuning, Baturiti, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82191, Indonesia
While quality time on the beach might be the first thing that comes to mind for many visitors to Bali, Bedugul—a mountain lake resort area at the heart of the island—is an experience not to be missed. There are three major lakes (Bratan,...
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua BTDC, Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan No.3, Bali 80363, Indonesia
Of course we got the giggles, but what a wonderfully relaxing day we spent at the Westin, lolling around in a cabana, reading and enjoying massages. It was the perfect antidote after several hectic days of sightseeing. We just loved how nice the...
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