In recent years, Bali has become one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the world.
With people travelling to the Indonesian island from all over the world to see its bountiful beaches, magnificent temples and street markets, it’s now easier than ever to put together a great itinerary when visiting Bali!
With that in mind, take a look at the 10 best free attractions in Bali that we’ve collated to help you plan your trip.
We’ve also included the top paid attractions in Bali too, in case you want to splash out a bit while you’re there.
Mount Batur is a towering volcano on Bali island and you can see it from many parts of the island (it’s even visible from Nusa Penida; Bali’s neighbouring island!).
When visiting Bali, many people opt to embark on a guided hiking tour to the top of Mount Batur but as this section is about the best free attractions in Bali, we can’t really recommend doing that if you want to save money!
Instead, there are...
Situated in the beautiful region of Candidasa, the Lotus Lagoon is a popular and pretty landmark in Bali and it also happens to be free of charge to visit!
The lagoon is a huge lake filled with beautiful pink lotuses; it really is an Instagram photographer’s dream!
A visit to the lagoon is a must if you’re travelling with girl friends or as a couple as it’s an incredible serene and even romantic place in...
Coffee is a huge deal in Bali so if you’re a fan of the caffeinated stuff, you’re sure to love a visit to the Satria Coffee Plantation!
There are many coffee plantations all over the island but the Satria offering is arguably the best.
Here, you can sample many different types of tea and coffee, including the highly coveted Luwak coffee which is produced from the faeces of the Luwak; an Asian palm civet!
Getting to Nyang Nyang beach is quite the trek so it’s not something we’d advise doing with kids, but once you get there, you’ll realise it was well worth the arduous hike and climb!
Situated in the south of Bali, Nyang Nyang beach is a pristine white-sand beach that’s renowned for its elusiveness.
As you have to follow a dirt track, cross a field and then traverse 500 steps to get to the beach,...
Ubud is known for being one of the most popular tourist towns in the whole of Bali so it’s definitely got plenty of attractions to suit the whole family.
One of the best ways to spend an hour or two in Ubud is to visit the market in the centre of Ubud.
Here you’ll find a plethora of different open-air stalls and vendors selling everything from bespoke, handmade crafts, to ornately decorated clothing and jewellery,...
Seminyak Beach is yet another incredibly popular beach in Bali that’s completely free to visit.
It’s best known for being a surfer’s paradise and amateur and pro surfers from all over the world flock to Seminyak beach to enjoy the waves.
The beach itself might not be as pristine and squeaky-clean as other paradise island beaches around the world, but it’s still a great place to set up camp for the day...
Known as Bali’s “hipster” district, Canggu is absolutely teeming with quirky bars, cafés and market stalls.
Love Anchor is no exception and is in fact one of the most beloved markets in Bali for travellers from all over the world.
Here you can find one of the most photogenic markets in Canggu, if not the whole of Bali!
Similarly to Ubud Market, you could easily spend a small fortune on all the...
One of the more mysterious and enigmatic facts about Bali is that it’s home to numerous abandoned planes; most of which have no explanation as to how they came to be on the island.
One of the most famous abandoned planes in Bali is the one located not far from Pandawa beach.
This is definitely one of the most weird and wonderful free attractions in Bali and is an experience that you’re sure to never...
Desa Musi is also known as Musi Village and is a relatively off the beaten track destination in Bali that’s largely only known by the locals.
However, there’s one thing in particular that’s special about Desa Musi and that’s the “secret” cliff area where a powerful waterfall cascades into a natural pool below.
Bali is renowned for being home to countless waterfalls, but none are quite as...
Bukit Belong is yet another one of the best free attractions in Bali but unfortunately, it’s not quite suitable for young children.
Set upon a tall hill that overlooks rich, lush rice terraces as far as you can see, Bukit Belong truly is one of the best free attractions and views in Bali.
You’ll have to climb approximately 150-metres to reach the top of Bukit Belong, but once you reach the summit, you’ll...
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There are many things you can do for free in Bali like booking free entry into some Bali museums, joining locals to do some free activities and others. This allows you to have fun and relax on a budget or save for further experiences on your trip.