Bali is a culture-rich, nature-abundant, and yet somewhat metropolitan place to go for a holiday, but you may be wondering “what are the best things to do in Bali, especially with family?”. Well, wonder no more because there’s really no shortage of things to do, especially if you’ve settled on the beautifully pristine Nusa Dua as your main destination in Bali. Here are some great Bali adventure and non-adventure activities you can engage in to have the best vacation in Bali!

1. Rafting at Telaga Waja

This is one of the best adventure activities in Bali! Go downstream in your raft, get splashed by the refreshing waters of the Telaga Waja river, and enjoy a unique glimpse into rural Balinese life, away from usual touristy hustle and bustle of the region. A great activity to get everyone’s adrenaline pumping while bonding over the scenic views along the gushing river.

2. Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan, or Lembongan island, is a small island that is not technically in Nusa Dua but is a short distance away by boat. Take a day trip there to relax by clean beaches, snorkel, scuba dive, walk around the village or even surf if you want to. This is an excellent thing to put on your “best things to do in Bali with family” list, for sure.

3. Splashing Fun at Waterbom Park

If you are bringing along your little ones with you, Waterbom Park is a fantastic destination to keep them occupied for a day. An exciting water park with plenty to satisfy both young and old, spend the day splashing around in the various pools and zipping down water slides. We promise fun and laughter for the whole family!

4. Appreciate Some Art at Museum Pasifika

Have a few hours to kill? We recommend spending some time at Museum Pasifika in Nusa Dua itself. View over 600 pieces of emotion-invoking, amazing art originating from all around the Asia Pacific in this enormous 9,000 square feet museum that has won numerous awards.

5. Watch the Kecak Dance at Uluwatu Temple

The sacred Uluwatu temple is a must-visit when in Bali, with its spectacular clifftop architecture and inspiring ocean views. If you make your way here, be sure to stay for the evening performance of the “Kecak” dance, a beautiful and exotic blend of the Hindu Ramayana epic with Balinese exorcism rituals. Gain a deeper appreciation of Balinese culture here!