Experience canyoning tours in Bali! If you are looking for fun and adrenaline-filled adventure, it is for you. It's ridiculously fun and extremely safe provided you go with an experienced instructor.
This activity is an ultimate outdoor adventure and sport using a variety of techniques that may include walking, abseiling, jumping, sliding down natural slopes and swimming in white water for aquatic canyons. And of course discover beautiful and hidden place at the heart of Balinese nature!
For me it is #1 activity to do in Bali
Equipment: Everything is included! wetsuits, harness, safety equipments, booties, shoes, helmet, gloves, etc.
Just need to bring :
- Extra clothe
• Specific medical Drug if needed
• Waterproof camera
Mt Batur rises dramatically from its base at Lake Batur and there are several paths leading to the top. Climbs start early in the morning - around 3.30am - to ensure you reach the top before sunrise. There is a small gradient on the lower stretches but it gets steeper as you reach the top. It can be a bit slippery as there is loose scree in some sections. It takes between 90 minutes and two hours to get to the top, but once you are there - amazing. The few minutes before the sun rises is an impatient wait, and then gradually more and more of the majestic landscape comes into view. On clear days you can just make out Mt Rinjani on Lombok!
Some people argue that the climb is too expensive and that there is too much hassling by guides who 'force' themself on people. I didn't find this at all - although I was part of a small group who had organised things beforehand and the trip basically started from our accommodation rather than at the guide station. It is probably one of those things where you have to ask yourself - do I really want to do this? - and if the answer is yes, then you need to accept the cost.
All climbs are different, and I'm glad I undertook this one. My photos bring back vivid memories of a great experience.
Equipment: You need some decent footwear as it can be a little slippery when the ground is damp before sunrise. Bring your own torch. A wind proof jacket is advisable, or something else that will keep you warm, it can be quite cool at the top before the sun rises. Carry some water.
There is some good snorkelling to be had at Blue Lagoon Beach, 2.5km north east of Padangbai or accessed by jukung from Candidasa. The beach is in a sheltered cove although the currents can be strong. Snorkelling is best at the southern end of the beach. There is some decent coral and plenty of small fish. Unfortunately there has been some dynamite fishing so sections of coral are not as good as what they would have been beforehand. But, for 'walk in' snorkelling, it is very accessible and relatively safe for children - just watch those currents when the tide is out.
Equipment: Some warung on the beach have snorkels and masks for hire but it is often best if you bring your own.
Most divers have heard about Bunaken, Lembeh, Raja Ampat and Komodo by now - all fantastic dive locations in Indonesian where I have dived, both land based and liveaboard. However, for many divers the diving around Bali is still under the radar. Why? I really don't know! Apart from the fact that the diving around Bali is very varied indeed, Bali is also one of these great destinations which is perfect for divers/non-divers travelling together. Here in Bali you can enjoy:
1. Reef and wall diving
2. exciting drift diving
3. wreck diving
And the biodiversity is pretty outstanding as well. Beautiful corals, Mantas, turtles, reef sharks, nudibranchs, pygmy seahorses, frogfish, and the most amazing visitors from the deep - mola mola between July and late October, are just a few of the things you'll encounter when diving around Bali.
Equipment: It is really up to you whether you bring your own gear of not, as all dive shops have equipment for hire. But at US$15 per day for a full set (not including a dive computer), it can get quite expensive if you are planning to do a lot of diving. Anyway, your own gear is always more comfortable.
Fly Fish is one of a Water sport at the beach resort, the vehicle load for two persons is drawing by a speed boat , at the beginning in a normal speed, the boat just floating on the sea surface, when a speed boat run in a maximum speed, a fly fish then flying away a few meters above the sea level
Sling Shot is an exciting game for young peoples, it was somekind of an adrenaline rush. At the beginning, the two passengers just sit down on the vehicle's chair, slowly its going up and up until their maximum height level, then you can enjoy a shock of Pull its vehicle up and down
Equipment: You must have a brave to enjoy this game, not recommended for people above 40, its only suitable for a younger one not for peoples who have heart problem
There are so many sports activities one could doing in Tanjung Benoa, a North side region of Nusa Dua beach resort, one of this is an exciting PARA SAILING for one who love this challenging game
Equipment: All gear as one of complete set Para Sailing are prepare by an operator, floating jacket, parachute, a speed boat, you just pay the cost per one performance
With the beautiful scenery in Bali,
it would be strange to think that
there aren’t too many yoga studios
that hold classes outside in the fresh air.
Desa Seni is an exception to this.
This holistic village offers yoga classes
along with other potential programs
such as dance classes, yoga for kids,
chi gung workshops,yoga/surf retreats
and others to come soon.
Located between Canggu and Batubelique,
this location offers plenty of
holistic possibilities without
having to go to Ubud!
Want to work those abdominals?
Keep that body tight and firm?
A class to definitely cause a sweat,
is the Pilates Class held at Contiki.
Classes are taught by a certified Pilates instructor
and mats, towels and water are provided.
Usages of thera bands, magic circles,
small balls, fit balls, hand weights, and legs weights
may be used.
Classses last an hour
and are held Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays
for beginners and intermediate levels.
Cost: 70,000 Rp
Bookings not required
Bali is surfer`s paradise in my books. They have great waves and could be plenty of fun. You could also go for a surfing lesson`s in Kuta if you want to get in on the action. Besides that you can do many other watersports like paragliding and jetski`s and so forth so don`t let the opportunity pass you when you there.
Sometimes we need a little bit of motivation;
a slight correction on our posture
a little push, push to work out at the gym.
A great and economical trainer is Made.
He usually trains at the Lotus Gym located in Padma
but for an extra fee, he can go
to you if you are in another location
or work out at another gym.
1 - 2 -3 and GO!
The body building or gym craze in Bali
is nothing to be compared to
the one seen in South Beach.
And eating the fried food in the local warung,
is probably not the best ingredient
to pursue the South Beach Diet.
But, if you are one that wants to keep in shape,
there are a few options out there.
The most favorite one amongst the men is
The Hammerhead Gym located in Kuta.
This gym probably offers the largest assortments of machines.
And along with the sounds of weights being lifted,
it has the largest variation of sounds of
males full of testosterone moaning and groaning
to that famous tune of ‘No pain, no gain’
Hammerhead boasts the first Balinese, Mr. Natural Olympia 2005,
Komang Arnana walking the floor whilst
choosing his next machine to work out on.
Or maybe training a brave ‘affictionato’ body builder to be.
He offers his services,
as a trainer which,
which, has earned him the title as the Torturer.
Especially, amongst the girls.
The gym also offers courses such as;
kick boxing, aerobics, hip hop dancing, Thia-Box
and offers other trainers.
Trainers can vary from 2-3,000,000 the month.
To join the gym, it’s 180,000 Rp per month for foreigners.
If you are just interested in the classes
and don’t care to join for the month,
1 day passes are offered at 33,000 Rp
or you can buy the 10 day pass,
valid during 30 days for 300,000 Rp
But because of its popularity,
you may need to wait in line
for a machine, once in a while.
And the testosterone level,
along with the smell
can be brutal at times.
Addess and Contact:
Jalan Raya Legian 362 - 80361 Kuta - Bali - Indonesia.
Tel: +62 361 755 129
Fax: +62 361 759 282
Equipment: Another, pretty well equipped gym is the Seaside Fitness,
as the name indicates, in front of the beach, by Jalan 66.
Plenty of choices of weight machines here, too.
But because of the small space,
it feels a bit cramp.
It offers a clean environment,
yet, the locker rooms are featureless.
The upstairs room that features cardio machines, is limited.
Fees are a bit higher here,
Daily Passes go for 75,000 Rp
Weekly Passes are 300,000 Rp
1 month Passes are 750,000 Rp
3 months Membership 1,500,000 Rp
and so on.
The Contiki Hotel also has a large so called,
work out room.
But, a lot of space is left
to fill up this room with equipment.
Their current main features are
the Pilates and Yoga classes offered at 70,000 Rp.
They have a swimming pool too,
which is more to lure the tourist,
along with tennis courts.
My favorite gym is the one located at the Padma Hotel.
Known as, The Sport Club
Several weight machines are available,
but the selection is not as large
as the one at Hammerhead.
But, there are several bonus features here,
such as the steam room, although,
(not attractive for it’s cleanliness,)
a sauna, 2 tennis courts, ample spaced locker rooms,
and the highlight, a huge swimming pool in front of the beach.
This gym is not as crowded as Hammerhead,
due t its higher prices.
1 month = 750,000 Rp
3 months = 1,500,000 Rp
6 months = 2,500,000 Rp
1 year = 3,500,000 Rp
Some other perks are also offered with the membership,
such as a 20% discount at the spa.
There are several other hotels
that have a machine or two,
but not the enough for a full work out.
One example is The Bali Rani
or even at Kartika Plaza.
And then there are privileged clubs,
such as the one at The Legian Hotel
or at the Canggu Club,
but membership is limited and/or very expensive.
Most holistic and New Age activities are held in Ubud.
It seems that Ubud has been established
by the several retired hippies that migrated there,
as the epic center for what is good for you.
But some of us prefer the sea and the beach
to the mountains, while still being
interested in good things for ourselves.
So, finding a yoga center or other activities
in the Seminyak area can sometimes take a bit of research.
One location that offers Hatha Yoga classes is
Bali Yogashala with classes
for children, beginners, more advance students
and even in Japanese.
Single Classes cost 70,000 RP
or you can buy a package of 9 classes which,
is valid for a period of 2 months
The classes for children from 4-7 years old costs 40,000 Rp
and for children 7 years + costs 50,000
Private classes can be arranged.
take the boat to kuta beach who takes you to the reef in 5 minutes prices from 30 000 rp depending by the "Captain".
Better with high tide
Equipment: no need booties