Who says you cannot spend a holiday without emptying your bank account?
Bali, one of our most favorite tourist destinations in the world, offers you with numerous things you can do without spending a penny. From strolling along the beautiful beaches, or visiting a village to experience the real local culture, these activities are literally free. All you need to do are your eyes to enjoy the sights, and your feet to walk to the destinations.
Add these activities to your to-do-list in Bali!
Catch the Water Blow at Nusa Dua
Some of the beaches at Bali are facing the Indian Ocean, so it is very common to see the majestic waves crashing against rock cliffs, splashing the water to the land. This natural phenomenon happens when waves hit the narrow space within the rock cliff where pressure builds, and water blows up. It is a beautiful sight that you can’t miss in Bali. If you only want to see the water splashing, you can see from a distance; but if you want to experience how it feels to be splashed with that huge wave, you can stay near the cliff. Enjoy!
Where to see this: Nusa Dua Beach, Semenanjung Nusa Dua, Badung, Bali
Getting there: the spot is situated near Hotel Grand Hyatt. Find the wide grass field, and then follow the path to the water blow entrance. There is a gate with ‘Water Blow’ board on it.
Walk Through the Bridge of Pasih Uug (The Broken Sea)
This is one of the most unique attractions in Nusa Penida. It is dubbed as a Broken Sea because of the hole in the rock, which actually used to be a cave. The floor of the cave had collapsed, creating the hole you can see today. Walk or stand on the ‘bridge’ above the arch to see the ocean water flows through the hole. A really hypnotizing sight. PS: If you’re lucky, you can see manta rays swimming around here.
Address: Jalan Batu Nunggul, Nusa Penida
Swim at the Angel’s Billabong, a Natural Infinity Pool
This stunning pool is wedged between two cliffs and fills up with water as the tide comes in. The water is as clear as a glass, and the greenish floors make it like a pool made of emerald. However, it is not recommended to swim in here when the tide is high because it is quite dangerous. Also, be careful when you are climbing down the cliff to reach the pool. Make sure the wave is calm and the weather is nice if you want to dip in the pool.
Address: Banjar Sumpang, Bunga Mekar village, Nusa Penida, Bali
How to get there: It’s located near Pasir Uug beach. A half-kilometer walk from Manta Point to a nearby reef, climb down one of the sides of the edgy coral walls to swim in this stunning pool.
Get the Haunting Thrills at Taman Rekreasi Bedugul Hotel
Yes, some travelers love to explore haunted or abandoned places; and if you’re one of them, Taman Rekreasi Bedugul Hotel should be on your list. Locals call it as a ‘ghost hotel’ or ‘a hotel filled with ghost’. The then-beautiful building is now covered with moss, and looking at its visitors with empty-eyed windows and cold air. The hotel has never been opened to public, but who knows that it’s always fully booked at night?
Location: Jalan Baturity Bedugul, Baturiti, Indonesia
Getting there: the hotel is located on the mountains in the central highlands of Bedugul, 50 km north of Kuta. It takes around one and a half hour drive from Kuta.
Know More about Sea Turles
The place is really suitable for family-friendly outing. The Turtle Conservation and Education Centre (TCEC) boasts exciting activities for kids and adults; from watching baby turtles hatch at the hatching centre, holding juvenile turtles, to seeing turtles of different sizes in observation pools. If you come during feeding time, you and your kids will have fun watching it!
Address: Tukad Wisata No 4, Pojok-Serangan, South Denpasar, Bali
Getting there: From Denpasar, head to east of the city and get to the TCEC in Serangan Island. The island is interconnected to the main island of Bali by road.