Top Attractions In Bali For Free

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.

Free Things To Do in Bali

1. Mount Batur (Free)

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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 numerous points around the island where you can view Mount Batur completely free of charge!

Arguably the best place to view Mount Batur from is Pinggan Village which is located in the Kintamani Highlands.

From there, you can see the stunning vista that is Mount Batur’s magnificent peak!

Address: Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia

2. Lotus Lagoon (Free)

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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 Bali!

You can also see the lush garden island that’s decorated with stunning statues in the middle of the Lotus Lagoon.

Make sure you bring your camera along to this free attraction in Bali; it’s something you’ll certainly want to take plenty of pictures of!

Address: Jl. Raya Candidasa Desa Adat Bugbug, Sengkidu, Kec. Karangasem, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80811, Indonesia

3. Satria Coffee Plantation (Free)

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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!

This coffee is incredibly expensive if you choose to buy it, so make sure you take advantage of the free option to sample some while you’re visiting the Satria Coffee Plantation.

This free attraction in Bali probably isn’t well suited to younger children as it will involve sampling coffee and you don’t want to give them lots of caffeine!

Address: Jl. Raya Kintamani, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80552, Indonesia

4. Nyang Nyang Beach (Free)

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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, it’s safe to say that it’s a tranquil haven away from the other busy beaches in Bali as it’s such an adventure to get there!

If you can brave the long hike to get to Nyang Nyang beach, then you can enjoy the rest of the day exploring its beautiful sand, calm ocean breeze and spectacular cliffside views.

Address: Pantai Nyang Nyang, Bali, Indonesia

5. Ubud Market (Free)

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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, to the quintessentially traditional, tacky Balinese souvenirs!

If you don’t want to spend any money while at Ubud Market, you can still enjoy roaming and perusing the different stalls completely free of charge.

It’s a great place to soak up some Balinese culture and enjoy immersing yourself in local life for a short while.

Address: Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

6. Seminyak Beach (Free)

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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 and relax in the Balinese sunshine.

You’ll also find many people playing beach volleyball or football, so it’s a great place to get involved with other travellers.

Seminyak beach is primarily a backpackers’ haven, but it’s also suited to families who want to spend some time on the sand too.

Address: Seminyak, Indonesia

7. Love Anchor (Free)

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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 little trinkets and treasures on offer at Love Anchor, but it’s also a great place to just soak up the travelling atmosphere.

It’s easily one of the best free attractions in Bali if you don’t intend on purchasing anything because the whole vibe is chilled and relaxed and is a great place to spend a few hours unwinding in Bali.

Address: Pantai Batu Bolong St No.56, Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80351, Indonesia

8. Pandawa abandoned plane (Free)

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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 forget!

It’s also a family-friendly activity to enjoy while in Bali as younger children are sure to love exploring the abandoned plane and making up stories as to how it came about!

Remember to take your camera along so you can show people back home just how cool it was!

Address: Kutuh, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia

9. Desa Musi, Gerokgak (Free)

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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 unique or hidden as the one in Desa Musi.

This waterfall is such a hidden gem in Bali that we almost didn’t want to share it with you, but we felt that it was too cool and beautiful not to!

If you plan on having a busy day of exploring, then a refreshing dip in the Desa Musi waterfall in the afternoon is sure to cool you down!

Address: Desa Musi, Gerokgak, Buleleng

10. Bukit Belong, Klungkung (Free)

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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 realise it was worth enduring the intense Balinese sunshine beating down on you as you climbed!

You definitely need to bring your camera along when visiting Bukit Belong as the sprawling views of the verdant rice terraces are an image you’ll want to capture and remember forever!

Address: Jl. Raya Gunaksa, Gunaksa, Kec. Dawan, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80761, Indonesia


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