Bali, referred to by many as the ‘Island of Gods’, is a stunning island in Indonesia and one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. This truly unique place contains within it a special kind of energy, and a vibe which can be felt, but is difficult to describe. Whether you are looking for the perfect beach and surf getaway, a cultural trip, or a relaxing luxury retreat in the middle of the jungle, Bali has it all. Perhaps you dream of becoming a digital nomad, or experiencing a spiritual awakening. It’s no wonder so many people never end up leaving the island.
Bali has a rich and diverse culture with its predominant religion being Hindu. You can find magical temples as well as traditional music and dance performances all around. It is also a very popular destination for ocean lovers because of its great surf, snorkel and dive spots. Bali’s natural beauty leaves almost every traveller speechless. Iconic rice fields, idyllic beaches, beautiful waterfalls and glorious mountain views all make up the island’s incredible landscape. Bali’s picturesque scenery isn’t the only thing that makes the island special – so do the Balinese people. A warm, welcoming and friendly community who genuinely seek to make you feel right at home. A world-renowned culinary scene allows travellers to taste delicious traditional meals, street food, and cafés on the corner of almost every street.
Renting a scooter is a great way to explore the island, but make sure that you hold the appropriate insurance cover. We also recommend that you only rent a scooter if you are a confident driver because unfortunately, scooter accidents in Bali are all too common. Another option is to book a private driver, but this can become quite expensive and less sociable, especially if you’re a solo traveller. One of the best and most fun ways to get the full Bali experience is to do an organised tour. Not only does it allow you to meet new people and make friends for life, but also discover the most beautiful places and hidden gems.
Bali Bucket List Tours is a small adventure travel company. The founders have been trotting around Asia for the past 10 years observing and collecting bits and pieces to create the ultimate travel experiences designed for real travelers. After many years on the road, we kept on returning to the mystical island of the Gods (Bali). Why? Because of its indescribable vibe that nowhere else in Asia has. We have been living here for over 4 years and know all the hidden gems! We absolutely love this island and we know that you will too. So come along and join us for the adventure of a lifetime!
Tours for the Adventurous
Bali Bucket List Tours is unlike any other Bali tour company. Why is that? It is because we strive to get you away from the tourist hot spots. We hate lines and selfie sticks. We think that your time is better spent swimming with turtles and manta rays or topping up your tan on beaches where there is no one else for a country mile. We believe it is these experiences that make travelling the most magical thing you can do. Our tours are very active. You will be on the go a lot of the time seeing all the amazing things that Bali has to offer. Most of the activities will not require a great deal of fitness, however, some of them will. For those slightly more strenuous activities, we promise a lot of water and a lot of breaks. Bali Bucket List customers are always encouraged to only partake in what they are comfortable doing. Your safety is our highest priority.
Located on the southwest coast of Bali, Canggu is a popular paradise for many types of travellers and tourists. It is also a growing hotspot for a newly emerging class of digital nomads and expats.
Canggu is brimming with transport options. Choosing the right mode that is fit for your journey is vital.
Top things to do
There are many different types of places to stay in Bali. Before you book, consider which type of experience you’re after, then use your answer to determine what might be the best type of accommodation for you.
Hostels are great to stay at if you’re on a budget or if you want to meet fellow travelers. In addition to dormitory-style rooms, some hostels offer private rooms. Many newer hostels offer beautiful pools, an onsite bar/café, and a communal area to relax. Guesthouses are like small hotels, usually ran by a local or ex-pat family. Most modern guesthouses offer a comfortable private room with a balcony/patio, private bathroom, and A/C.
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You’ve arrived at your home away from home in Bali! At Dip & Doze Boutique Hostel, you are offered quality boutique accommodation at an affordable price. The hostel is an excellent choice for both solo and group travellers wanting to stay in a vibrant neighbourhood. Dip in the pool to cool down from Bali’s heat and doze off before hitting the town. Perfectly situated in Berawa, you will find the hostel surrounded by many cafes, beach clubs, shops, bars, and various attractions. Hop on a bike or go for a walk, and within minutes you’ll be basking in the sunshine at Berawa Beach. Their team of highly trained and experienced staff will ensure you are well looked after during your stay – from check-in to check-out.
Let Dip & Doze Boutique Hostel be the start to your Bali adventures.
Serenity Eco Guesthouse & Yoga is a family-owned business located in Canggu, Bali. Since its conception in 2000, Serenity has pioneered sustainable growth, where permaculture, yoga, eating healthy and eco-friendly accommodation play a key role in our everyday business.
The eco-guesthouse offers daily yoga classes, affordable yoga retreat packages, and multiple yoga teacher trainings throughout the year. Serenity is a smoke and alcohol-free guesthouse, and an official Vipassana meditation group sitting center that’s held every Monday & Wednesday at 5-6pm (for old students only). Alkaline restaurant, located inside Serenity, is 100% vegan with a broad variety of raw dishes. Our philosophy is “may our food be your medicine” and we have many diverse homemade meals, with no MSG or chemical enhancements added. Guests can also enjoy a deep relaxation moment at our in-house spa, which offers different massage styles, various treatments and consultations. Our simple motto is “grow your mind and body, go green, all with Serenity”.