Maldives is synonymous with a relaxing and breezy vacation. Surrounded by a surreal environment with lush green forests and a deep blue ocean laden with colorful coral reefs, there is nothing additional a person would need to soothe his nerves and relax his mind. A successful trip need not have to be measured by the number of significant places you visit or the number of pictures you take; the one most important aspect of your holiday is to get away from the mundane and just relax yourselves. 

And hence, one of the most important inclusions on any Maldives trip itinerary is a visit to its Spa.

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Though there are innumerable tourist destinations in Treasure Island, these little paradises of the Indian Ocean are designed to quiet the nerves of the tourists. With its beautiful nature itself as the source of inspiration, these innumerable and note-worthy spas in the Maldives can get you confused as to selecting the perfect fit for you. 

Here is a list of the top 5 best Maldives Spas where you can spend some quality relaxation time with your friends and loved ones. 

1.  The Six Senses Spa:

Topping the list of the best Maldives Spas is undoubtedly the Six Senses Spa. Among the best ayurvedic spas, this is one of the most luxurious spas in Maldives. With its sustainable design, the atmosphere itself resonates with calmness and peace. This spa is like a floating palace that’s surrounded by a clear blue ocean on all sides with and white sandy beaches.

usual thatch huts Six Senses Spa also has four unusual treatment ‘nests’ for couples woven from natural wood materials, surrounded by the island’s natural vegetation

Professional therapists use organic products for a whole range of signature treatments and therapies where coconut, ginger, and basaltic stones are the main ingredients. For a truly unique experience, try Asian Fusion Journey – four and a half hours – body scrub, Balinese massage, Indian head massage, and foot acupressure.

Location: Laamu Atoll 15090, Maldives

2.  Devarana Spa:

All palms, in the most densely vegetated corner of the island, Devarana Spa in Dusit Thani includes six treatment pods that sit on high platforms amidst lush vegetation.

Known to be one among the best spa resort in Maldives, Dusit Thani provides therapies with a strong emphasis on traditional Thai healing methods (a tribute to the heritage of the resorts of Southeast Asia) can be experienced in two hours of Harmony of Tad Si, a method based on Buddhist teachings using Thai herbs and massages to relax the muscles and restore balance four elements of the body (earth, water, wind, and fire).

The spa also offers three-seven-day wellness programs combining yoga, cleansing, healthy food, and Thai and Ayurvedic treatments to balance your body and spirit. After all, you can hide behind the swimming pool, the largest in the Maldives, until the sunsets. 

Location: Dusit Thani Maldives Mudhdhoo Island Baa Atoll, Republic of Maldives, 06180

3.  Talise Spa:

Talise Spa in Bolifushi Island is one of the elite wellness spas that one should not miss in order to relax and prep you for your picture-perfect island vacation. The long spa menu contains endless choices of healing therapies, beauty rituals, fitness activities, and much more that one can only have dreamed of getting done. 

There are romantic spa packages exclusively for couples that instigate intimacy and romance in their relationship. Not just for muscle relaxation, there are massages for jet lag recovery, back pains, and smooth blood circulation as well. All the body parts need to be treated with equal care. So along with full-body massages do try some facial spas that will definitely help with all kinds of skin problems like wrinkles, dullness, dryness, pigmentation, tanning, etc. The most unusual packages being for father-son and mother-daughter pairs too. 

Definitely, a must-try Maldives spa experience that is brimming with a holistic approach to well-being.

Location: South Male Atoll Bolifushi Island, 08160, Maldives

4.  Anantara Veli Spa:

An overwater Spa that lets you choose between nine sumptuous spa suites, each perched over the lagoon on Dhigufinolhu. Features holistic therapies and advanced skincare designed to enrich and detoxify, all while you relax and take in your perfect island holiday. The session starts with a pre-treatment ritual and ends with a post-treatment. 

The Meridien massage and the firming experience are two sought-after signature experiences of this ayurvedic spa which one must-try. There are so many options for treatment that you are bound to be confused as to what might suit you. Don’t worry the resort has got you covered for this as well. There is a specialized Ayurvedic doctor present on-site whom you can consult for the same. 

With a view to die for and soul-stirring music in the background, one is bound to involuntarily relax and have an experience of a lifetime.

Location: Maldives, MV Veli, South Male Atoll 20109

5.  One & Only Reethi Rah Spa:

True to its name and the best example where modern technology meets ancient science. The most innovative elements of western and Ayurvedic treatments have been combined to offer an out-of-the-box massage experience. Well known for its luxurious setting with a pool, steam room, sauna, and a beautiful outdoor garden it is preferable that you arrive much ahead of your allotted appointment time so as to enjoy all these wonderful facilities.

A highly professional environment, you are given an option to pick your own therapist as well. Post selection they sit with you and explain what they offer in detail along with the style of massage, choice of oil, music, and treatment. 

The Spa visit in itself can be considered to be a day’s worth a picnic because it has its own facilities and customer engagement activities. Some of them are- scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, banana tube rides, canoeing, kayaking, water-skiing, and windsurfing. Island hopping, cocktail cruises, and deep-sea fishing excursions can also be arranged. There is also a tennis court and a gymnasium.

In this Maldives spa, the treatment choices range from traditional simple massages and facials to five-day thorough wellness programs. Especially couples have an indulgent package where they are treated for an exclusive Only Couples Collection treatment which goes on for about 2 Hours 45 Mins. You will be taken to a private spa suite that is suspended on stilts over crystal clear waters. Here, you’ll be spoiled with a choice of personalized treatments, including a heat experience in the ocean-facing bath and steam room services. This is completely customizable as well. What more would anyone want?

Location: Reethi Rah, North Male Atoll 08440

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Final thoughts:

There is no need to rush and achieve your target itinerary. Sometimes it’s just enough to spend some quality with our loved ones relaxing, rejuvenating, and recharging our batteries. Take the fresh air in, give yourselves some time, and let nature do its magic!

Indonesia has the most beautiful and exotic beaches in the world. The reason being that this country is an archipelago of over 17000 islands, surrounded by oceans on all sides.  Righteously known as the Island of Gods, Bali is definitely the most popular island among the 17,000+  islands of Indonesia. The warm climate, cool sea breeze, pristine beaches, mountains, caves, mangroves, world-class surfing, cultural heritage makes Bali a Paradise on Earth. 

We have listed a few of the best beaches in Bali which are classified into categories suiting your interests, such as suitable for couples, nature lovers, and people who love action and entertainment!

Romantic Beaches:

1.  Jimbaran Beach:

Jimbaran bay lies in the southwestern region of Bali and is well known for its beaches. The beach not only has spectacular views but also has a wide variety of water sports like snorkeling, parasailing, scuba diving, banana boat rides, and jet skiing. Surfing is the most popular sport in Jimbaran Bay. 

The bay also hosts a wide variety of grilled seafood restaurants and local cuisines attracting a large number of tourists. Jimbaran beach is the perfect place for a candlelight dinner for couples and honeymooners.

 Once the sun sets, several restaurants offer entertainment like traditional dance and bands by the shore. The Jimbaran beach hosts numerous high-end resorts that offer endless massage options as well as the world-famous full body scrub massage. 

2.  Virgin Beach or White Sand Beach:

Pasir Putih Karangasem, as the localities call the Virgin Beach, is a beach with the best white sand in Bali. Hence, it is also known as White Sand Beach.  You can enjoy the beautiful sea in front of you and the forest behind you. You can also go up to the hill on the right of the coast and see a beach with black sand (Bugbug) on the south, Nusa Penida Island, and several small islands around the beach.

One of the Best Beaches in Bali, the White Sand Beach is only half an hour’s walk from Padang Bai. Over a small hill and a short distance through the forest, you reach the beautiful white beach. The light and fine sand on White Sand Beach makes it very pleasant to sit on the beach or tan even without a sun lounger. If you prefer to use a couch, you can rent it from one of the restaurants.

 Whether building sandcastles, splashing in the water, or lying in the sun – the beach is an absolute highlight for every holidaymaker. Since the water is crystal clear one can go snorkeling to discover the underworld wonders. There are also many diving schools in the small bay that assist you in this adventure.

How to Reach: Pantai Pasir Putih or Virgin Beach can be traveled for 20 minutes by driving to the north of Candidasa in East Bali.

Must Read: 15 Best Islands to visit in Indonesia.

3.  Tulamben beach:

The Tulamben beach is one of the Best Beaches in Bali because of its unique and beautiful underwater shipwreck that is now home to coral fishes. The name of Tulamben is derived from the word Batulambih (local Balinese word), which roughly translates as “many stones”. It is a reference to the volcanic eruptions of Mount Agung that have affected this part of Bali. Tulamben Beach is not covered by sand but is entirely covered by fairly large, and smooth stones.

Tulamben Beach is the best place to go diving because it has flat lagoons and easy to reach the coral reefs from the coastal edge.

There are beautiful corals and colorful fishes. Tulamben’s main dive site, the USAT Liberty shipwreck has drawn divers from all over the world to this quiet coastal village in East Bali. You can join a diving trip to visit the spectacular remains of a military cargo ship originally built in World War I, but which was torpedoed by the Japanese during World War II.  As also The Boga, a World War II cargo ship, which was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine back in 1942 the shipwreck located off the coast of Tulamben in East Bali, draws tourists and divers alike. 

Tulamben Beach is also ideal for the honeymooners, for the beach offers a peaceful atmosphere, romantic sunrise, and calm seawater with the humongous Mount Agung as the backdrop. As most of the action is underwater, the beach itself has a quiet, laid back vibe that’s suitable for relaxing and sunset viewing.

How to Reach: The beach is about 3 hours drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport and it has been appointed as one of the famous tourist destinations in Karangasem Bali.

4. Bingin beach:

Bingin Beach has long been hailed as one of the best Bali beaches. Located in the South of Bali, in the Pecatu Village, this stunning beach provides unrivaled views of the Indian ocean. The thick, pearly white sand is a welcome change.

Bingin is one of the most well-kept secrets in Bali. Tucked away on a limestone cove of South Bali, Bingin has a bohemian, rustic charm. A beautiful beach, clean sand and water, and a surfing hotspot. Known for its great waves from time immemorial, the beach attracts international surfers. Colorful and uniquely designed surfboards can be seen everywhere on this pristine beach. Old surfboards are sometimes used as signboards too.

As far as Bali beaches are concerned, Bingin is a gem. At the base of the Bingin beach cliffs, one can see smaller secluded beaches and beach shacks. The salty sea air is thick with the fragrance of pink frangipani blossoms. Whether there are rains or thunderstorms, whether it be surfing, sunbathing, or just relaxing, one can find tourists all round the year.

How to Reach: Bingin beach  is only 30 minutes from Denpasar Airport

5.  Melasti beach:

Melasti Beach in Uluwatu is a hidden gem of Bali, which beckons a large number of tourists and travelers from all around the globe. This pristine, sandy beach is located right below a high cliff marked by an unspoiled blue sea and is considered one of the best locations to visit in the Ungasan region. 

Called Melasti Beach, because the beach is used for Melasti ( which means ceremony before Nyepi days, people came to the beach for a clean body and soul ). At the north end of the beach, there is a small hill overlooking the sea from where you can have breathtaking views of the ocean by the sandy white beaches along with a natural Jacuzzi that you will find on the beach. Melasti Beach also has a temple situated at the seaside.

Melasti beach consists of 3 parts of the middle, east, and west. The middle part is the most visited because there are many small pools that can be used for swimming and building sandcastles. In the eastern part, there is a cape, made naturally from limestone. The west is the best place to see the sunset. 

The cleanest among Bali beaches is rarely visited.  The scenic landscape, the seasonable waterfall at the end of the beach, limestone cliff, offers you the opportunity of a lifetime to click photographs for posterity. Melasti Beach is the perfect spot to enjoy a chilled day with your friends, and loved ones. 

Must Read: 10 Best Waterfalls in Bali.

6.  Padang-Padang Beach:

Also known as Pantai Labuan Sait, Padang Padang Beach is a famous surf spot on the Bukit Peninsula in Bali. This naturally beautiful Bali beach features a semicircular cove with golden sands surrounded by rocks and cliffs on one side and lush green vegetation on the other side.  It is also a  natural habitat for monkeys and tropical plants. 

One of the lesser-known beaches, Padang Padang Beach is not crowded with tourists which actually makes it a great place for a peaceful getaway. This hidden paradise has its own charms and beauty. The beach is accessible down a flight of stairs through a unique hollow rock entrance. Its water is considerably calm so it is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. You can also swim out to the left of the beach alongside the edge of the cliffs to find a number of small caves that you can enter and walk around inside.

This beach is also a regular spot for International surfing events. If you are an enthusiastic surfer, you can hire a surfboard from one of the local surf life-saving guards. An ideal place for all types of travelers, this beach is slowly gaining popularity after being featured in the movie ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. 

Nature’s Pride:

7.  Tanah Lot:

Tanah Lot beach is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Bali due to the stunning scenic beauty, peaceful atmosphere, breathtaking view of the sunset, and a unique Hindu temple set on the big rock and encircled by the seawater. This beach is located in Beraban Village, Kediri District, Tabanan Regency in Bali province.

Tanah Lot or “Land on the sea” is a 500 years old temple. The astounding architecture and intricate rock faces, against the background of the sea, provides photographers ample opportunity to capture the sunset at its glory.

The huge waves make the beach a favorite spot for surfers. There are two surf spots available that give the alternative for surfers to choose the surf spot at Tanjung Galuh or Batu Bolong Temple. Tanah lot beach is one of the best sunset spots in Bali. Make sure that you arrive around 4 PM and walk down toward east along the beach line to choose a correct spot for sunset view.

How to Reach: It takes around 30 minutes from Denpasar and 60 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. 

8.  Green bowl Beach:

Green Bowl Beach is definitely one of the best white sand Bali beaches. The sand is grainy and sparkling white, the water crystal clear and the cool spot with some amazing scenery makes it a paradise on earth. Green Bowl Beach, also known as Pantai Green Bowl, is in South Bali and sits at the base of verdant cliffs next to a small village known as Ungasan.

This 30-meter coastal strip with coarse white sand is located at the bottom of a 75-meter-tall cliff. It takes hundreds of steps to get to this beach, but it’s worth it because once you arrive there, the pristine beauty mesmerizes you. At the base, you’ll come across 2 large limestone caves that house small rock shrines. They also provide shade and shelter for beachgoers and surfers throughout the day.

Apart from the pristine sandy shores, Green Bowl Beach is a popular spot for die-hard surfers. At low tide at Green Bowl Beach, you can wander around the caves and further down the coastline to discover other secluded sandy areas and dozens of rock pools.

How to Reach: This hidden beach portrays the vision of a castaway island. From Kuta, Seminyak, or Canggu it is approximately a 1 hour to 1.5-hour drive  to Green Bowl Beach 

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9.  Pemuteran beach:

Located at the northwestern of Bali island in the sub-district of Gerokgak, in the Buleleng Regency, the calm Pemuteran beach is an ideal location for diving, snorkeling, swimming, and walking. The tranquil atmosphere allows a tourist to enjoy the serene beauty and relax. While peace and tranquility are found on the shores, wonders await below the surface. The Pemuteran area has large areas of shallow reefs and a short boat ride away, you might find seahorses, unique Crabs, Frogfishes, and other sea creatures decorating the seafloor. 

Another fascinating feature is the construction of an enchanting underwater temple garden which combines nature’s beauty with amazing work of art. This temple was constructed to conserve and restore the coral reef, increasing reef fish density by providing fish with a suitable habitat. The project has won many international awards for ecotourism

With its gleaming black volcanic sandy beaches and enchanting sceneries of green hills in the background, Pemuteran is a perfect example of Balinese philosophy on energy “Nyegara Gunung” (The fusion of energy between the mountains and the sea). 

10.  Bias Tugel beach:

Pantai Bias Tugel is referred to as Pantai Kecil, a local Balinese word that loosely translates to ‘the Little Beach’. The word “Bias” means sand, while “Tugel” means cut. 

There are just a few pristine white sand beaches in Bali and Bias Tugel is one of them. Small, tranquil beach, reachable via short trek, with vendors offering food and beer, the bay offers a tranquil scene that is made possible by a long and narrow headland that obscures it from the hubbub of the nearby port. 

The underwater panorama that is still natural and very beautiful is clearly visible because of the clear seawater. Bias Tugel Beach has a small lagoon located on the left side of the beach. Hence, an ideal place for snorkeling and swimming.

Popular tourist attractions near the Bias Tugel Beach include Tirta Gangga, Taman Ujung Water Palace, Candidasa, and Gates of Heaven at Lempuyang Temple. Load your camera because there will be a lot of natural scenery which is a pity if not photographed.

11.  Kelingking beach:

One beach in Bali that has garnered global fame, is the ever-stunning Kelingking Beach. We’ve all seen that iconic bird’s eye view of the emerald green cliff-line soaring into the sky from the turquoise waters below on Instagram.  Well, this Insta-famous spot is located on Nusa Penida, just a 40-minute boat ride from mainland Bali. 

The amazing Kelingking beach cliff (also known as Karang Dawa) is one of the most famous views in all of Bali. The main view is an incredible ‘T-Rex jaw’ shaped rock sticking out over the ocean, with perfect turquoise water splashing around it. The first time you look over the edge of the cliff and see this view, it really is breathtaking! It’s hard to browse Instagram without seeing epic pictures of this natural wonder. Head to Kelingking Beach to get that all-important shot of the best beach in Bali.

After you’re done staring in awe at the Kelingking T-Rex, there’s also a path to go down to the beach at the bottom. The beach at the bottom is pristine and clear. There’s even a couple of caves down there!

To enjoy Kelingking Secret Point Beach from a unique angle, instead of hiking, head to the right along the cliffs. Here you can find multiple epic viewpoints, with arguably a better look at the beach and an awesome spot to capture the sunset. 

12. Gunung Payung Beach:

Gunung Payung Beach is situated in Adat Kutuh Village, South Kuta District, Badung Regency, Bali. A natural beach with its soft textured white sand and blue-green seawater. On top of the hill surrounding the beach, you will see a sacred temple called Gunung Payung Dang Kahyangan. The location takes its name from this Balinese Hindu temple The temple along with the beach adds to the exoticism surrounding the area. 

Gunung Payung Beach is one of the ‘hidden beaches’ on Bali’s southern coast where you can find stunning seascapes, ruins of the limestone cliffs, small caves in the corner of cliffs, making it the best beach in Bali to bring your family to.

The deep green patches in the clear waters are growing grounds of local seaweed farmers, and upon reaching the base, you’ll discover deep and coarse sand with calm waters great for snorkeling.

How to Reach: From Ngurah Rai Airport, it is a 20-minute drive to the beach and if you are in Nusa Dua, you only need 15 minutes to reach the beach.

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13.  Pandawa Beach:

One of the secret beaches in Bali, Pandawa Beach is located in the south of Kuta. The white sand beach is commonly known as the Kutuh beach. The beach is located behind a high limestone cliff, and from the top of the cliff, you will be able to view the Indian Ocean.

On the cliff of  Pandawa Beach, there are six statues of Panca Pandawa taken from the Mahabharata story. There are six fissures on the cliff. Inside this fissure, there are statues of Five Pandava and his mother, Dewi Kunti. Therefore the beach is called Pandawa Beach. 

Pandawa Beach is also the prime hub for water sports. Adventure enthusiasts can experience surfing, kayaking, or even paragliding and canoeing. Apart from these things, you can always go for a walk on the beach with your loved ones, try out some tempting food, splash and play around in the water, build sandcastles with your children, watch the sun going down. 

Keep the camera busy by taking perfect snapshots to have an amazing flashback to recall of the time well spent on the beach.

How to Reach: Pandawa Beach is an hour’s drive from Bali airport.

14.  Amed Beach:

If you are a keen diver, Amed Beach in Bali should not be overlooked. Amed is a 14-km strip of fishing villages in Karangasem Regency on the east coast of Bali. The picturesque fishing villages and the glimmering ocean on one side and rugged green mountains that reached so high that it looked as if the clouds had formed a halo around its peaks on the other. Makes this black sand beach surreal.  Amed is famous for its lively coral reefs and excellent offshore snorkeling too. 

Amed Beach in Bali is all about ‘doze, dine n’ dive’. Naturally, plenty of diving instructors have set up base here. A recent attraction Freediving which is an extreme sport is included in the line-up of activities around Amed Beach in Bali. Amed Beach in Bali is also suitable for snorkeling as vast reefs span the bay. The island’s eastern shoreline is an underwater playground, hence the Beach attracts a large crowd of divers. 

Amed Beach in Bali was once best known for its traditional salt farming. In the area of  Purwati, filtered seawater is poured into the dugout halves of coconut tree trunks and set to dry under the sun and later salt is extracted in the traditional way.

Jukung, the traditional Balinese wooden boats are available for fishing charters. As you finish your day out in the underwater playgrounds, loosen up with a traditional Balinese massage, delivered by skillful local women.

Amed Beach in Bali offers dramatic sunrises that are not-to-be-missed. There is so much on offer that one should not miss this Bali beach.

15Dreamland Beach:

A beach that everyone dreams of, a perfect place to sunbathe and relax. Yes, it is the Dreamland Beach located in Pecatu Village, District of South Kuta, Badung Regency. One of the best beaches in Bali, hidden by rocks, it surprises everyone with its beautiful white sands and scenery. This beach is very cozy and quiet as it is located behind the cliff. 

It is a perfect place for inexperienced surfers who can enjoy the small waves for surfing. In certain seasons, the waves can get bigger and attract many international surfers. The attractiveness of this beach is its clean and bluish seawater that makes you want to stay longer. You can play with sand, stroll around the coast, or just laze around with a book and relax. Don’t forget to capture these moments on camera. 

How to Reach: To reach this beach, you have to travel for about 45 minutes from Ngurah Rai Airport.

16.  Balangan Beach:

Balangan Beach is one of Bali’s best beaches, featuring a gorgeous half-kilometer stretch of golden sand between vegetated limestone cliffs. Locally referred to as Pantai Balangan, this beach is located in the white stone hill area of Pecatu, south part of Bali in the Uluwatu peninsula.

This beach is one of the great places for surfers as the sea waves are really high. Considered as one of the best surfing points on the Island of God, Balangan beach is very popular with local and foreign surfers alike.

Balangan Beach is very beautiful and a perfect place for relaxation on the white sand,  while enjoying the tropical atmosphere and sea breeze. You can explore the caves and small hidden temples on the rocky headland Don’t miss out to take  Instagrammable photos on the cliffs at Balangan Beach

How to Reach: This beach is just 25 minutes from Denpasar Airport.

17.  Impossible Beach:

Named Impossible since the path leading to the beach is unusual and difficult to traverse. The impossible Beach located in the village of Pecatu, South Kuta District, is one of the most picturesque seashores in Uluwatu. Surrounded by boulders, the mossy cliff sides, coarsely textured white sand, turquoise sea, lovely scenery of the Indian Ocean this picture-perfect beach is a sight for sore eyes.

Further, the powerful and high waves of the Beach attracts surfers from far and wide. In fact, among the Bali beaches,  it is the most in-demand surf spot by the surfers. So, from thrilling surfing adventures to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, the amazing cliffs and scenic Indian ocean, a trip to the  Impossible Beach is an ideal destination for every kind of tourist.

This beach is close to other famous surf points such as Uluwatu Beach, Suluban Beach, Bingin Beach, Padang – Padang Beach, Dreamland Beach, and Balangan Beach. One of the famous temples, Uluwatu Temple, is 5 minutes away from the beach. You can even enjoy a traditional Balinese dance performance called Kecak performance at the close by clifftop stage. 

So what are you waiting for? Take your camera and capture the amazing sunsets from the cliffside, the coarse sand, huge waves, if a surfer then a photo in action, a remembrance for a lifetime. The nearest airport from Impossible Beach is Denpasar Airport

18.  Karma Beach:

If one wants to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city and wants to avoid crowded beaches, and wants to experience a perfect laid-back leisurely time in a secluded beach, then  Karma Beach or the extraordinarily posh beach is a good choice when you visit Bali. The beach lies extensively at the bottom of a cliff where you can simply relax by day and enjoy the social parties in the evening conducted by the famous Karma group.

One of the best Bali beaches famous for night parties and socializing, tourists from all over the world gather here to experience the two different faces of beach life. Earlier the beach was known as Nammos Beach Club and now it is part of Karma Kandara Resort.

Sunbathing, leisurely walk, beach fun games, swimming, etc are the main activities done here. Also, there is a cable car ride offered by the resort at an additional charge. There is a bamboo decking with a kitchen where traditional wood-fired pizza along with just-caught seafood is prepared.  There is a bar too that serves you with some awesome drinks that you can sip while you enjoy the pristine beach.

19.  Legian Beach:

Legian beach is located in Legian Village, South Kuta District, Badung Regency in Bali.  Set between 2 of Bali’s most famous beaches, Legian is a mix of the surfing scenes of Kuta and the partying crowd of Seminyak. It’s a great recreational place where you can swim in clear waters and go for leisurely walks along streets lined with boutiques and restaurants. Legian Beach is blessed with a spectacular sunset that creates a romantic atmosphere 

The most popular stretch of Legian Beach is at the bottom of Jalan Padma and is sometimes called Padma Beach

Surfing and swimming are among the best things to do at Legian Beach. Every evening at about 5 PM you can join a game of beach football and beach volleyball that is played. On weekends the beachfront is packed with tourists and you can enjoy jamming sessions on the beach along with some raving parties!

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20.  Lovina beach:

Lovina Beach in Bali is the collective name for a stretch of smaller resort beaches that are known for their coral reefs, black sand beaches, and happening nightlife. 

One of the major attractions at Lovina Beach is water sports. Be it jet-skiing, parasailing, banana boating, or surfing, these activities can be performed by children too since no prior training is required.

Apart from water sports, there are underwater sports activities, like scuba diving and snorkeling. There are even places that offer sea bottom walking tours, where you can walk and swim among various sea creatures such as fish, turtles, and stingrays. Lovina beach is one of the best beaches in Bali where snorkeling is quite popular. 

 The black sand beach in the laid back coastal town of North Bali is also known for the frequent sighting of dolphins. An early morning Dolphin tour is not to be missed.

Apart from the nightlife, Lovina Beach is quite popular among tourists because of the fact that most of the luxury resorts are located here. Lovina Beach is one of the best beaches in Bali that offers to teach cooking of local cuisines, which makes you aware of the culture and heritage of that place.

Indulging in water activities, taking a romantic stroll, watching a beautiful sunset, visiting the famous seafood restaurants nearby, making the most of the dolphin tours, whatever activity suits you best do capture the fun moments together to reminiscence later.

How to Reach: Lovina Beach is not very far from Kuta, only around 90 kilometers away, and can easily be reached via a 2-hour car journey.

Final Thoughts:

Beaches are serene destinations that have the magical ability to get us calm, composed, and relaxed. Whatever the mood you may be in, the tranquil blues of the ocean always takes away our gloomy blues. So, when you are in the process of choosing the best beach destination, why not choose the best, that is Bali!

Not only does the place have beaches, but innumerable mesmerizing temples and historic places. Here is all you need to know about the Top things to see in Bali.

Bon Voyage! 

With the widespread pandemic, the situation has been tough on everyone. Everyone has been waiting to catch some fresh air. And with the lockdown and quarantine being lifted, the first thing everyone wants to do is flee their houses and get to a place that is akin to nature.

Without a doubt, Adaaran Club Rannalhi Maldives would be a perfect dream destination for all sorts of travelers. Islands with clear white sand, crystal blue ocean, serene and green palm trees swaying to the music of the waves are welcoming Indian tourists now.

About Adaaran:

Rannalhi Island is one of the best Islands in the Maldives. Perched on the southernmost point of the Maldives capital island, Adaaran is one of the apples of the gorgeous island, Rannalhi.  

There is no lack of luxury in this resort. With four dinings, plenty of activities options, and also with best world spa treatments, Adaaran offers a perfect blend of comfort.  Surrounded by clear waters and white sands with eye-pleasing serenity all around you, find extreme solace and peace at Adaaran Club Rannalhi Maldives.

Address: Rannalhi Island, Kaafu Atoll, South Male Atoll, Maldives

Category:  4 Star

Suitable for: Couples, Bachelors & Family

Choices of Accommodation:

1.  Standard Room:

Located amidst dense foliage these fully equipped rooms offer spectacular views of the gardens and beach. They even let you choose between a terrace or a balcony room. With elegantly designed interiors the room comes with all the modern amenities that will help you lead a convenient holiday.

The facilities provided in the standard rooms include;

  • Mini-Bar
  • Telephone with IDD Facility
  • Tea/Coffee Maker
  • FacilitySatellite Television and
  • In-room Safe

2.  Water Bungalow:

These are the tiny pieces of heaven situated right in the middle of crashing waves and clear blue skies. You can wake up and dive right into the ocean and have a refreshing wake-up call. With classy cream and pastel decors that are complimented with rustic wooden furniture exudes a charming tropical feel. The rooms are well stocked with all the amenities that one would require for a comfortable and luxurious holiday. 

The facilities provided in the water bungalow include;

  • Sun Deck
  • Minibar
  • Telephone with IDD facility
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tea/Coffee making facility
  • Satellite television (LCD)
  • In-room safe
  • The wooden ladder from the sun deck for private 24-hour access to the ocean

Things to do in Adaaran:

1.  Relaxing Spa:

The renowned tranquil Chavana Spa and Massage Center in Adaaran practices the traditional therapeutic methods. Handled by a professional masseuse, it helps naturally to purify the mind, body, and soul.  Pamper your mind & soul with their unique range of massages like Warm stone massage, Black stone Massage, Sea Shell Massages & reflexology therapy.

2.  Watersport Activities:

Snorkeling & fishing are the major watersports activities, tourists indulge here. Adaaran offers its own private beach to witness the spectacular underwater fauna, vibrant reefs. They also have PADI certified operators, to assist you in your underwater adventures like diving, windsurfing, scuba diving, canoeing & much more.  These make Adaaran one of the best possible destinations for any kind of adrenaline-pumping, watersport activities.

Note: You will have to pay additional charges for any chosen activity.

3.  Other general facilities:

Among the best Destination Wedding places, Adaaran is known for its accommodative nature and great hosting services. From free airport transfer to going on fishing expeditions you have everything set for you.

Given the natural beauty it adorns, this is considered to be one of the most top spots for a romantic honeymoon as well. To make it even more memorable they offer Bed decorations, cake, and a bottle of wine once during your stay.

Protective Measures at Adaaran Resorts:

In the current situation, our first thought is always about Safety and Precautionary measures. The well-being of the guests is of paramount importance to Adaaran. Based on international and local health and safety guidelines they have been maintaining high standards of caution. Adaaran has been doing its part in welcoming guests with the utmost care and stringent measures. 

Here is a brief list of measures they take in order to make the holiday for the guests as safe as possible-

  • Guests are required to carry out a PCR test 72 hours prior to departure from their hometown
  • All our guests will be met by a representative at our airport and will be subjected to a temperature check
  • All transfer vessels are disinfected
  • Masks and sanitizing have been made compulsory
  • Your luggage will be handled by trained staff with gloves and masks and will be disinfected
  • Daily temperature checks are mandatory for all guests
  • All surfaces; hard and soft will be cleaned using a hospital-grade disinfectant. Also, extra care will be exercised on linens and towels following international guidelines.
  • All restaurants and bars undergo deep cleaning daily for your safety. All cutlery and crockery will be sanitized following international guidelines. Even doorknobs and other rough surfaces are sanitized regularly.

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The Island of Gods! This nickname itself tells a lot about this godly province, Bali. 

One of the leading tourist hubs in the world, Bali is the perfect package of all that is touristy. It has everything from divine temples to naughty nightlife areas. In the predominantly Muslim country of Indonesia, Bali is a tiny exception of a Hindu Island. They follow a slightly different form of Hinduism called Balinese Hinduism which is a concoction of local beliefs and Hinduism followed in the rest of the world. Balinese are very superstitious and strongly believe in the celestial presence. This has led them to build innumerable Puras (Hindu Temples) all over their province. There is even a rule that commands all the regions of Bali to maintain a minimum of 3 temples each. 

Like this, there are innumerable temples built in Bali and each of them is more beautiful than the other. The exceptional craftsmanship of the Balinese people can be seen in every temple, and each and every corner of its premises. Even the temple’s location, direction, sculpture, and architecture are based on pre-ordained rules. 

Below mentioned are a few of the hundreds of temples in Bali. Visiting Bali temples should definitely be on every tourist itinerary, whether it is a honeymoon trip, or a trip with their family or friends, or maybe even a solo trip, one should definitely visit these sanctums to experience its virtue and beauty firsthand. 

Below are some of the most iconic Bali temples which you should not miss on your trip to Bali. We have categorized them based on the popularity and the region they belong to.

1.  Besakih Temple – The Mother of all Balinese Temples!

The spiritual journey in Bali cannot start with any other temple than The Besakih Temple. This temple has been given the highest status among all the temples in Bali. Dating back 2000 years ago, this temple has about 23 independent complexes. 

Besakih Temple is situated at the height of 1000 meters above sea level, on the slopes of the main volcanic mountain The Agung. This spiritual place has three separate shrines for the Trinity of the Hindu Religion.

  • Pura Penataran Agung: Situated in the center of the Besakih Temple, having white banners is the shrine dedicated to the destroyer – Lord Shiva
  • Pura Kiduling Kreteg: Next to it, on the right side with red banners is the sanctum of Lord Brahma, the creator, and lastly
  • Pura Batu Madeg: The temple of the protector – Lord Vishnu having a black banner

As many as 70 festivals are celebrated in this temple. And every shrine has its own annual day celebration. The main shire of the temple is the Pura Penataran Agung. The epicenter of the main sanctuary is a Lotus Throne (The Padmasana) making it the religious focal point of this famous temple in Bali.

Location: Besakih, Rendang, Karangasem

Entry Fee: approx INR 320 for adults and INR 160 for children

Timings: 8 am to 5 pm 

2.  Pura Luhur Uluwatu:

Bali’s postcard temple! 

Perched 70 meters above the crashing waves, at the tip of the rock on the southernmost tip of Bali this panoramic temple is the abode of Lord Shiva. People visit this temple in thousands not only for its religious importance but also for the stunning scenic beauty. 

Though there is a slight difference in who built this temple, scriptures say that this temple was built in the 9th century. The name of the temple literally means its location – “on the edge of a rock or cliff”. This Bali Hindu temple is part of both the Sad Kahyangan and the Kahyangan Jagat. This temple is considered to be a direct gateway to heaven.

Another major attraction of this temple is the Traditional Dance Drama performance which happens during sunset time. The Kecak Performance is a beautiful depiction of Ramayan performed by a group of 50 male dancers chanting hymns. 

Last but not the least, beware of the monkeys. Some even believe that these monkeys are the incarnations of the guardians of the Uluwatu temple which in turn guards from the Southwest. 

Location: Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency

Entry Fee: approx INR 150 for adults, INR INR 75 for kids, and INR 500 for Kecak

Timings: 7 am to 7 pm (Kecak Performance at 6 pm)

3.  Pura Luhur Andakasa:

Guarding against the south is Pura Andakasa which is said to be built in the 11th century. The origin of the name has a very interesting history and interpretation. The word is supposed to be derived from the term”andadhuwana” which translates to “Egg of the Universe”.  This has been the earliest documentation of the discovery of the shape of our planet being Round in shape. 

This is a temple where Lord Brahma is worshipped. However, it is a less trodden path for the temple visitors. But, this plays a very vital role in Balinese people’s lives. This is the holy place where the priests and the guardians of other Bali temples come to seek blessings from God.

Location: Antiga, Manggis, Pikat, Karangasem, Kabupaten Klungkung

Entry Fee: approx INR 100

Timings: approx 8 am to 6 pm

4.  Pura Ulun Danu Bratan:

One among the holy water temples(Pura Tirta) of Bali, this temple is located in Lake Bratan among the mountains of Bedugul. The Shivite shrine is dedicated to offering obeisances to goddess Dewi Batari Ulun Danu, the presiding deity of the lakes and rivers of Bali. 

The water temples of Bali have another important responsibility to fulfill. They are the ones who are in charge of the irrigation system for the whole of rice fields in the villages surrounding that particular temple. Hence, this Bali Hindu temple is one of the foremost worshiped shrines by the farmers. And because of this fact, the Bratan lake is known as the Lake of the Holy Mountain as well. 

The temple’s 11 storied Meru is a sight to behold amidst the foggy lake and green mountain. When the water level tends to rise this temple seems to be afloat on the surface of the lake which is a magical experience indeed.

 Location: Danau Beratan, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency

Entry Fee: approx INR 300 for adults and INR 150 for children

Timings: 7 am to 7 pm

5.  Pura Ulun Danu Batur:

Guarding against the North is this Bali temple which is dedicated to the goddess of rivers – Dewi Danu. Balinese have a really good system of naming their temples wherein the names itself give away the significance of the shrines. Likewise, the Pura Ulun Danu Batur literally translates to “The Temple of the Source of Lake”. 

This temple is considered to have miraculous powers. Initially, the temple was present at the foothills of the volcanic Batur Mountains. When the volcano erupted in 1917. It destroyed almost the entire Batur village. However, the molten lava stopped right before reaching the temple. And hence, taking this as a sign from God, the people settled around the temple itself. 

However, after a decade when the volcano erupted again in 1926, it led to a catastrophic effect as it killed thousands of people and almost destroyed the whole time as well, except the main shrine with the 11 story Meru. This led to the relocation of the temple and the surrounding village to its current location.

This famous temple of Bali consists of 9 main temples with hundreds of smaller shrines, each dedicated to a major aspect of the life source. 

Location: Jl. Raya Kintamani, Batur Sel, Kec. Kintamani, Kabupaten Bangli

Entry Fee: approx INR 280 per person

Timings: 7 am to 5 pm

6.  Pura Pasar Agung:

One of the most visited Hindu pilgrim temples is situated along the slopes of Mount Agung at the height of 1,500 meters above sea level. This is a temple where prayers are offered to Lord Shiva, who is known by the name Sambhu. One among the 9 auspicious directional temples this Bali Hindu temple guards the northeastern region.

Being one of the starting points of the trek along with Mount Agung, this temple is always swamped with hiking enthusiasts. But, during the time of festivals and auspicious days such as the temple’s anniversary, etc, this temple is totally reserved only for pilgrims. 

There are two temple complexes on its premises. Pura Pasar Agung and Pura Melanting. One should always visit Melanting first and then proceed to Pasar Agung.

Location: Selat, Sebudi, Selat, Kabupaten Karangasem

Entry Fee: approx INR 300

Timings: approx 7 am to 7 pm

7.  Pura Lempuyang Luhur:

A highly revered group of temples along the path of the hiking trail of Mount Lempuyang. Residing over the peak of the mountain overlooking Mount Agung is the pack’s highest and the main temple Pura Lempuyang Luhur. It is the protector of the East. This is also a part of the Sad Kahyangan group of significant temples. 

Some of the temples along the trail are;

  • Pura Pasar Agung 
  • Pura Puncak Bisbis 
  •  Pura Telaga Sawangan
  • Pura Telaga Mas
  • Pura Penataran Lempuyang
  • Pura Lempuyang Luhur 
  • Pura Lempuyang Madya etc.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva who is worshipped in the form of Ida Betara Hyang Iswara this is one among the most visited temples in Bali, only next to The Besakih temple. A climb of 2 hours is really a worthwhile effort that pays off when you are amidst the most mesmerizing sceneries you have ever been in. This is a heaven for the photographers and there is usually a long line to get a picture clicked in the middle of the Gates of Heaven atop the summit. 

Location: Desa Lempuyang, Seraya Bar., Kec. Karangasem, Kabupaten Karangasem

Entry Fee: Free (only donations accepted)

Timings: 7 am to 10 pm

8.  Goa Lawah:

Another significant Bali Hindu temple which is one of the Sad Kahyangan is this mysterious cave temple called the Goa Lawah. The very location of this temple is extremely unusual and has a nickname for it which is – The Bat Cave. And this is because the cave is inhabited by colonies of bats. 

This 11th-century temple is where people offer prayers to their ancestor’s wellbeing and perform rituals for the purification post them passing away. Situated on the shores of Goa Lawah beach this temple is divided into three sections as the outer, middle, and inner sanctum. The inner sanctum is the sanctum sanctorum where their prayers are offered to Lord Shiva. There are many smaller shrines on the premises that are adorned with the small sculptures of Naga Basuki, the mythical dragon believed to keep the balance of the cosmos.

This Bali temple is also associated with a belief which states that there is an underground tunnel that connects this temple straight to The Mother of Temples, temple Besaikah. Apart from this, there are other mythical stories associated with this cave temple relating to the Naga Basuki and other beliefs. And this temple guards the Southeastern side. 

Location: Jalan Raya Goa Lawah, Pesinggahan Village, Dawan Subistrict, Klungkung

Entry Fee: approx INR 200

Timings: approx 7 am to 6 pm

9.  Pura Pucak Mangu:

A temple situated on the mountain by the same name, Pura Pucak Mangu is an age-old temple which is said to be existing since the megalithic age. Mount Mangu can be called by different names – Beratan Peak or Pengalengan Peak or Tinggian Peak depending on which village you are addressing it. 

Though being one of the sacred 9 directional temples (Kahyangan Jagat), this temple is seldom visited by the people. Hence peace prevails and the atmosphere is best suited for meditation. Even kings have said to have meditated in this abode.

Dedicated to Lord Shankara which they worship in the form of a lingam, this temple is built in a remote location inside the thick forests of Mount Mangu. The temple complex has two shrines in it, one on each side of Mount Mangu. This Bali Hindu temple can be reached only by trekking for a distance of about 6 to 7km. But trust us, all the toil is worth your effort. Because, when you reach this temple you will see for yourself how mesmerizing the temple is. And not only that the spectacular surroundings with Mount Batur and Mount Abang to the east and mountains of West Bali make your time worthwhile. This temple protects the Northwestern direction. 

Location: Br. Tinggan Pelaga Petang, Pelaga, Petang, Kabupaten Badung

Entry Fee: approx INR 60

Timings: approx 7 am to 6 pm

10.  Pura Luhur Batukaru:

Another one of the divine Mahadev’s temples securing the Western direction is the temple of Luhur Batukaru. Situated on the slopes of the second highest volcano in Bali this Bali Hindu temple is one of the most prominent pilgrim places in the whole of Indonesia. This holy place is the first stop for all the adventure enthusiasts who go on to hike the volcano. 

Originally built in the 11th century this temple was dedicated to the philosophical nature of motion in oneself. But the temple got destroyed due to natural calamities and then was rebuilt in 1959. The main shrine of the temple has a Meru with 7 tiers and the Lord of Mount Batukaru is worshipped here.

This temple is the most crowded during its anniversary celebrations which are observed on every Thursday after the Galungan celebrations according to the Balinese Hindu calendar.

Location: Jl. Penatahan – Wongaya Gede, Penebel, Kabupaten Tabanan

Entry Fee: approx INR 60

Timings: 24 hours

11.  Goa Gajah:

The name of the temple clearly states what this temple is going to be like. A temple of Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed one is one of the most famous temples in Bali. This temple is the best example where you can see how Balinese Hinduism has been influenced by more than just one religion. From the very entrance of this cave temple which in itself is a mammoth structure that shows the impressive craftsmanship of the people, we can see the signs of Buddhist and Hindu influence as well.

As the name might suggest elephants, you will not find any animals in the temple. As mentioned earlier and like the name implies you will find an idol of Lord Ganesh but the worship area is mainly for Lord Shiva. 

It is really magical once you enter this cave temple as you will\find fountains and a vast bathing pool area which was discovered only during the later part of the 20th century. You will also find about 7 lady sculptures holding pots near the bathing area. Studies suggest that this might symbolize the 7 holy rivers of India. And the southern part of this cave opens into lush green rice fields and small streams.

Location: Ubud, Bedulu, Kec. Blahbatuh, Kabupaten Gianyar

Entry Fee: approx INR 80

Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

12.  Pura Taman Saraswati:

A temple at the heart of the city of Ubud, right next to the Ubud royal palace is one of the most beautiful temples. Dedicated to goddess Saraswathi, this temple is the embodiment of grace with its foray that consists of a pond filled with pink lotuses and lined with trees. 

The epitome of Balinese architecture, this famous Ubud Temple is a sure shot on any tourist’s itinerary, especially they love getting photographed. People who come to the temple often indulge in a photoshoot session. Make sure you visit this temple around 7 pm as this is when there will be a spectacular cultural show of Balinese Dance performed every day.

Due to the lotus filled pond, people have nicknamed it the Ubud water palace as well. The main sanctum of this temple consists of three empty thrones that symbolize the Holy Trinity of Hinduism – Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. You will also find an idol of Saraswathi.

Location: Jl. Kajeng, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar

Entry Fee: Free

Timings: 7 am to 6 pm

13. Gunung Kawi Sebatu:

A serene and tranquil sanctum, just 20minutes away from Ubud amidst green hills is this Vishnu temple. This Bali temple is built on a natural spring that also happens to feed a few ponds and streams nearby.

The complex has many smaller temples, two bathing pools, and a fountain as well. People looking for peace come here as the very environment surrounded by mountains and water bodies imbibes a sense of harmony in us. 

Towards the Northern part of the complex, you will see the gateway to the main shrines. 

This Ubud Temple celebrates its temple anniversary during every first full moon of the Balinese calendar, which is also called the Purnama Sasih Kasa.

Location: Sebatu, Tegallalang, Gianyar

Entry Fee: approx INR 200 for adults and INR 100 for kids

Timings: 8 am to 4 pm

14.  Pura Gunung Lebah:

An 8th-century temple, the key to the origin of one of Bali’s most important cities – Ubud. 

Cozily perched on a hill in the Campuhan valley at the confluence of the tributaries of Sungai Cerik river, Gunung Lebah simply translates into – the valley temple. 

The gurgling water, lush greenery, and an age-old temple with beautiful carvings are a sight to behold. Scriptures say that this temple was commissioned by the historic Hindu priest Rsi Markandeya. 

This temple is at its festive best during its anniversary celebrations – The Piodalan.

The temple has 3 courtyards. You can freely visit the first one but the other two are opened only during festivals. From the first courtyard itself, you will be able to see the Padmasana, the main shrine. The complex also has a pavilion where the cultural shows are held. There is also a majestic bell tower which has the temple’s huge bell made of wood. The merus of the temples are of varying numbers. 

Location: Jl. Raya Ubud No.23, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar

Entry Fee: approx INR 100

Timings: 24*7

15.  Jagatnatha Temple:

The biggest temple in the whole of Bali, this temple is dedicated to the Supreme –  Ida Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa – which is “The divine Oneness” in Balinese language. This temple is unique from the rest of the others. Starting from the name itself, It doesn’t follow the usual nomenclature of naming the temple after the place where it is situated. 

Another one of its uniqueness is that the temple is not managed by an appointed set of people but by regular volunteers.

The main shrine of this Bali temple is made of white coral stone. The temple is studded with mesmerizing sculptures and artifacts that it is hard not to stare at them. It also has the main padmasana and a fish pond. The festival season is when the atmosphere in here is fully charged and always has the record of the highest visitors. 

Location: Jl. Surapati, Dangin Puri, East Denpasar

Entry Fee: approx INR 250

Timings: 8 am to 5 pm

16.  Tirta Empul:

Considered to be the most sacred of the water temples of Bali. The name of the temple itself implies the meaning, ”The Holy Spring” and the water here is said to purify you. There is a reason behind all this as well. Legend has it that Lord Indra created this holy spring referred to as “The Amerta” to save his troops, as an antidote to a venomous spring which was created by the evil king Beelzebub Mayadenawa.

Though different sources give different periods of its construction, this temple was built approximately in the 930 ADs. Some people also call it the Tampaksiring temple due to its location. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is worshipped in the name of Lord Narayana. The temple is divided into three courtyards and the center yard (Jaba Tengah) is where the pools are situated. There are 2 pools and 30 showers in this yard.

One of the historical landmarks of Bali, this significant water temple also has the responsibility of overlooking the irrigation system(Subuk System) of the surrounding villages.

Location: Jl. Tampaksiring, Manukaya, Tampaksiring, Kabupaten Gianyar

Entry Fee: approx INR 300

Timings: 7 am to 5 pm

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17.  Petitenget Temple:

A landmark temple of the bustling resort city of Seminyak. This Bali Hindu temple is said to be built in the 14th century and according to the local myths has a mysterious history. 

If you break down the name of the temple, the meaning goes like this; Peti- coven, and Tenget – haunted. 

There are many stories corroborating this name. The most famous one being that of a creature named “Bhuta Ijo” who was being assigned to guard a magic box made people who came near the box falling ill. This temple was thus built in order to contain him. And to date, they say that there is a coffin buried deep in the temple with his spirits.

Compared to the other temples this Bali temple of Seminyak is smaller. People come here to offer prayers and conduct family rituals. The best time to visit this temple is during its anniversary celebration as that is when everything at this place gets very festive and colorful. The architecture of the temple is simple yet extremely beautiful. Its presence on the shore of the Petitenget beach makes this temple one of the best sunset spots of the region.

Location: Jl. Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kabupaten Badung

Entry Fee: approx INR 300

Timings: 24*7

18.  Kehen Temple:

An age-old temple of architectural marvel was established approximately in the 13th century. The word Kehen is derived from the Balinese script meaning “the flame”. In the olden days during the coronation ceremony the kings were made to take the oath in front of the God of fire – Hyang Kahen or Hyang Api. And if he was proved unfaithful he would be cursed. 

Even the trees in the premises are considered to be sacred and if even a small branch broke, legend has it that havoc will prevail. As usual, this temple is also divided into three sanctums and the inner sanctum is where the 11 tiered Meru is built along with the sacred padmasana dedicated to the Trinity of the Hindu religion. 

Many festivals are celebrated in this temple in honor of the gods and goddesses of Balinese Hinduism. And this is the time when the temple is decked up and has a harmonious environment.

Location: Jalan Sriwijaya, Cempaga village, Bangli residency,

Entry Fee: approx INR 350 for kids and INR 170 for kids

19.  Yeh Pulu:

Amidst the serene rice fields is this mesmerizing archaeological wonder which stretches for about 25 meters. Said to be carved in the 14th century, this place was only discovered during the late 20th century by the Dutch. 

The name of this place is derived from two words, Yeh – meaning water or spring and Pulu meaning container. The reason for naming this rock-cut carving Yeh Pulu is because of its surroundings, The plush rice fields, and the freshwater spring. There is even a rice barrel (Pulu) in the center of this courtyard. 

This rugged place depicts many Hindu deities including the lord with the elephant head  Lord Ganesha. Present between the rivers Petanu and Pakerisan this ancient abode is just a short travel from the infamous Goa Gajah. 

Location: Jalan Yeh Pulu Blahbatuh, Bedulu, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar

Entry Fee: approx INR 300 for adults and INR 150 for kids

Timings: 7 am to 6 pm

20.  Tanah Lot:

The Iconic island temple, off Bali shores, literally means “Land in Sea” was built in the 16th century in dedication to the Sea God – Dewa Baruna. A mythological temple, Tanah Lot is one among the 7 sea temples and is a part of an important ritual called the Melasti Ritual which aims at cleansing the world from sins by symbolically obtaining eternal water(Tirta Amirta). 

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One can reach the temple only during low tides. The temple requires regular tinkering as the ever crashing waves tend to erode the surface and cause structural damages. 

This temple which sits majestically atop a huge coral rock is said to be guarded by venomous snakes, present below its surface which is rooted in the ocean.

The most stunning aspect of this famous temple of Bali is that the sunset here is unmatched! 

Location: Jalan Raya Tanah Lot, Beraban, Kediri, Tabanan

Entry Fee: approx INR 300 for adults and INR 150 for children

Timings: 7 am to 7 pm

Things To Remember:

  • Attire is considered an important gesture of respect. Knees and shoulders have to be covered at all times with a sarong and sash. If you don’t have one, you will always be able to rent it, outside the temple.
  • Be careful while walking on the temple premises. There might be offerings kept on the ground and it is considered bad luck if you step on it.
  • There are strict rules prohibiting women on their periods and pregnant women from entering the temple.
  • No pointing feet towards the temple nor stand higher than the priest

Final Thoughts:

Religion and culture is an integral part of Balinese Life. And to see what Bali is really about, one should definitely try and understand at least a little bit about what they hold precious the most. Bali is this beautiful scenic place only because of the beliefs it has been nurturing and because of this, they have taken good care of all that surrounds them, from small plants to humongous volcanic mountains.

To conclude, short and sweet, you will be missing out on the essence of Bali if you skip visiting these beautiful Bali Temples. This being said, to experience the magical  Balinese Nature don’t miss out on these best waterfalls of Bali!

There is something magical about the bubbling and sparkly waters gushing from multiple feet high amidst plush foliage! There is no one in the world who would not be able to resist a visit to these unbound natural beauties. The Island of Gods, Bali is not only a destination with amazing beaches and magnificent temples, it also has some of the most gorgeous waterfalls hidden away in its depths. 

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A paradise for solace seekers and nature enthusiasts, these are the liquid gems which will definitely help in your rejuvenation and calming your soul, and get you all refreshed from the daily mundane activities and stress.

Below are a few from the multitude of waterfalls present in Bali.

Best Waterfalls in Bali:-

1.  Sekumpul Waterfall:

Deemed to be the Most Beautiful one among all the Bali waterfalls, the name of this waterfall is a Balinese word for “group” or “collection”. This plunging beauty is named so because this waterfall is made up of a set of seven falls gliding through the thick jungles of a village of the same name – Sekumpul. 

Each of the falls is different in their sizes and are separated by lush green hills of bamboo and coffee cultivation. The highest waterfall among the seven is about 260 feet tall. Known to be one of the most adventurous trekking trails, it offers adventure seekers some good challenges. However the path is such that nobody will mind it, the scenic beauty itself is enough to cheer you up. You will come by small streams on your way. But all the hard work does pay off once you arrive at the waterfalls.

Location: Sekumpul, Lemukih, Sawan, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81171

Timings: 24*7

Entry Fee (per person): approx INR 110

Best period to visit: April to October (the tropical dry season)

How to reach: a two-hour drive from Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta

2. Yeh Mampeh Waterfall:

Also called Les Waterfalls, as it is situated in a cute little village named Les. One among the hidden gems in Bali, this is a waterfall which is known only to the adventurous few. The pure white cascading waterfalls is a sight to behold amidst all the foliage. 

One of the tallest Bali waterfalls, it comes tumbling down from a height of about 130 feet. And hence the name means “Flying Water” in Balinese. You could easily spend a whole day at this untouched territory. You can take a leisurely swim in its naturally formed blue swimming pool, explore the nearby caves, and just allow yourself to be lost in the gorgeous and rich nature surrounding the falls.

Location: Buleleng, Les, Tejakula, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81173

Timings: 6:30am to 7pm

Entry Fee (per person): approx INR 120

Best period to visit: December to February (peak rainy season)

How to reach: an hour from Kintamani

3.  NungNung Waterfall:

Hands down, the best waterfall in Bali. This waterfall is nothing but a treat for the eyes! Crashlanding from a height of 165 feet, this charmer is the tallest among all falls on this island. Situated in a small village called NungNung, the path to this waterfall itself is a thriller. 

This fall is present at the bottom of a gorge and you will have to climb down about 500 steps. The steps might seem a bit risky, you will have to be really careful while descending them. However, you are in for a feast at the bottom. The welcoming sight of the gorgeousness of the cascading water amidst the dense green plantations and paddy fields making a serene pool at the foot will surely hypnotize you with its beauty. 

Location: Air Terjun Nungnung, Belok/Sidan, Petang, Badung Regency, Bali

Timings: 9am to 4pm

Entry Fee (per person): approx INR 110

Best period to visit: December to February (peak rainy season)

How to reach: an hour and a half drive from Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta; nut just half an hour away from Ubud

4.  Aling-Aling Waterfall:

The one of its kind Bali Waterfalls, this one is especially for the adventure seekers. All of us would have only seen water slides in amusement parks. But in Bali, we can actually experience a natural water slide of a superb 115 feet. 

This is a unique waterfall that comes tumbling down as twins with each at a speed of their own. And the main attraction here is how it has formed a slide in the hills along which you could just slide into the mesmerizing swimming pool. Present in the village of Sambangan, you will have to trek through rice fields and multiple flights of stairs. 

But, you will never be disappointed once you reach your destination which is a guaranteed promise! 

Location: Jl. Raya Desa Sambangan, Sambangan, Kec. Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81161

Timings: 8am to 4pm

Entry Fee (per person): approx INR 650

Best period to visit: April to June (just after monsoon ends)

How to reach: a two-hour drive from Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta

5.  Tegenungan Waterfall:

One of the most popular waterfalls in Bali this falls is different from all the previously mentioned ones, in terms of the location. Present in a village of Ubud called the Kemenuh village, between lush green paddy fields and dense jungles, but not situated on a mountain or a hill which is usually the type of spot where you will find such beauties. 

This is also a local hotspot for a quick recess from the boring duties of everyday life. You will always be able to see a few people in this fall happily spending their time with their buddies and loved ones. It is especially dear to the mature photographers who are on the path of making it big in that field. The best time to visit this Bali Waterfall would be during the sunset as the gleaming sun’s rays tend to reflect off the gushing waters.

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Location: Jl. Ir. Sutami, Kemenuh, Kec. Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80581

Timings: 6:30am to 6pm

Entry Fee (per person): approx INR 100

Best period to visit: October to April (wet season)

How to reach: half an hour drive from Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta, but just 10 minutes from Ubud

6.  Peguyangan Waterfall:

An unparalleled beauty! Unknown to many of them this hidden treasure is actually tough to find. It is also known as the “Blue Staircase to Heaven”. Present on the side of the cliff right on the beach of the stunning Nusa Penida, it takes a descent of about  500 steps to reach the spot. You will have to take the guidance of a local guide for directions else you are bound to get lost. 

This waterfall is not the thunderous tumble of water from a stupendous height. But, is a blissful and bubbly flow of many cascades. This feature makes this falls one of the best natural Spa where you can relax and get a massage for free. 

The best part of this being the final destination of the water that tumbles down the rocks. They go and join the sea directly and hence this provides one of the best panoramic views in the whole of Bali. To add there is also a temple down the waterfalls.

Location: Nusa Penida, Batukandik, Nusapenida, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80771

Timings: 6am to 7pm

Entry Fee (per person): Free 

Best period to visit: April to October ( as the rainy season is extremely risky)

How to reach: Right on the Southeast coast of the Nusa Penida beach

7.  Gitgit Waterfall:

A 115 feet tall mesmerizing shower of water is another tourist magnet of Bali. Most of the tourists on their way to the Lovina beach make sure to have a pit stop at this scenic spot. A great place to refresh and just plunge into during the peak summers. The nature surrounding this Bali Waterfall is out of the world. Wherever you see you are bound to find only greenery, every inch of the way. 

Given it is one of the most popular destinations, there are even a few adventurous activities like, canoeing, cliff jumping, swinging right across the falls, and much more. Along with this unequivocal beauty, there are also legends associated with it. 

You also have to watch out for your belongings as there are many monkeys as well. One of the famous ones is that is a couple bathing together in this waterfall, they will undergo separation in the near future!

So all the honeymoon couples out there you have been warned!

Location: Jl. Raya Bedugul – Singaraja, Gitgit, Kec. Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81161

Timings: 7am to 5pm

Entry Fee (per person): approx INR 120

Best period to visit: November to March

How to reach: a two-hour drive from Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta

8.  Tibumana Waterfall:

Another one of Nature’s treasures, this small yet gorgeous cascade of twin falls is like a picture straight out of a romantic movie. Falling straight down a small height of 65 feet it forms a perfect curtain to the hidden caves. These crystal clear waterfalls lie in the Apuan village in the Susut Bangli district of Bali. It also forms one of the most tempting natural swimming pools which is securely guarded by the rocks. 

The best place to splash around and spend some quality time with your loved ones. Mere words are not enough to describe such elegance. One should really not miss visiting this Bali Waterfall.

There is even a belief attached to this fall. Locals are of the opinion that the caves are a secret pathway to the most revered  Balinese Hindu temple, The Besakih temple!

Location: Banjar Bangun Lemah Kawan, Bangli, Bali

Timings: 6 am to 6 pm

Entry Fee (per person): approx INR 120

Best period to visit: December to March

How to reach: almost an hours drive from Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta

9.  Tukad Cepung:

There cannot be any other waterfall as beautiful as this one. Sourcing from a river, this secret waterfall is the newest addition to the long list of Bali Waterfalls. You have to be in-person to soak in the beauty of this place. The waterfall plunges into the depths on the cliff making it the most photogenic places ever. Extremely suitable for a romantic photoshoot, you should consider yourself lucky if you get to spot the magical rainbow formation across this enchantress. 

A little bit of a struggle to locate, but once you locate this falls, it is really hard to leave it back and move on to the next destination. Though not surrounded by greenery on all sides of the falls, this place has a sprawling cliff top as a spectacular replacement.

However, given that this fall is in the middle of a cliff, one should always be mindful of the water level and it is always advised to have some knowledge of the weather forecast before heading straight here.

Location:  Jalan Tembuku, Dusun Penida Kelod, Tembuku, Bangli regency

Timings: 6am to 5pm

Entry Fee (per person): approx INR 110

Best period to visit: April and October (the chances of flooding is less)

How to reach: an hour and a half drive away from Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta

10. Kanto Lampo Waterfall:

A picture-perfect waterfall near the beach city of Seminyak, this is located in a modest village of Beng. When you picture a waterfall, what comes to your mind is exactly what you will see and experience here. Just the right amount of adventure, mystery, and folktales makes this Bali Waterfall even more interesting. 

Apart from being one among the most attractive destinations, this is also believed to be a blessing to the locals. The story has it that this waterfall was born recently post some serious prayers. There is even a cave near this waterfall which is said to have emerged after the prayers and currently it is being used for meditation. This cave is also inhabited by some of the rear species of Bats as well. There is a Hindu temple as well in the premises which have some beautiful carvings on it!

Location: Beng, Gianyar, Bali 80581

Timings: 7 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee (per person): approx INR 100

Best period to visit: April to September (during the dry season as it is difficult to reach during the rainy season)

How to reach: An hours drive away from Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta

Things to Remember:

  • Wear proper sports shoes and full pants, as the paths are not always straightforward and you might have to hike through thick jungles to get you to the desired waterfalls
  • Keep your things in a waterproof bag. Don’t forget to carry a first aid kit and sufficient drinking water
  • Towels, waterproof lens bag for your camera(if any), bathing suits, and any lotion or prescribed medications if necessary

Final Thought:

It is definitely not possible to visit all the waterfalls in one single vacation. However, these destinations are such that if you spend a holiday dedicated to only the Bali waterfalls you will still feel very refreshed and not at all bored. 

When you have such soothing locations, why think of other places? 

Food is the most primal form of comfort!

One of the major identities of a province is its cuisines. A lot can be told about the nature of a palace by its food. Given Indonesia is an extremely diverse country, Its cuisines also reflect the same diversified nature. The number of spices they use, the colorfulness of the cuisines is the ones a person needs to experience at least once in a lifetime. 

When we are going on a vacation all of us will definitely be excited about the unknown. And especially experimenting with food is definitely an all-time favorite. The usual belief is that non-vegetarians have an easy gastronomical experience while traveling abroad compared to vegetarians. However, Balinese cuisine is one that also favors vegetarians.

All this being said, since we have been having our home food on a regular basis, all of us will be looking forward to this new culinary experience. But if you are taking a long vacation then eating a new type of food every day might get tiring and you will definitely crave some home food. 

Keeping this in mind, we have collated some of the best Indian restaurants in Bali which you can visit to satiate your cravings.

Given Bali is an International Tourist Hub, it caters to all the varieties of cuisines. Especially in the prominent cities of Bali. To make it easier for you, we have grouped them into different cities. Let’s check it out!

Indian Restaurants in Ubud, Bali:

1.  Warung Little India:

Deemed to be the best Indian restaurant in Bali this cozy little restaurant is the most popular choice even among the locals. There is a personal touch in whatever they cook for us. The owner of the restaurant personally comes over to the tables and meets the customers to make sure that the food is up to their needs. 

The interiors have been painted with famous Bollywood scenes which gives an authentic Indian Feel. Outdoor seating is available as well. Food servicing is swift. Having some samosa chat with Hindi melodies playing in the background is the best feeling of home away from home. 

Location: Jalan Sukma No. 36, Peliatan, Ubud 

Timings: 10am to 10pm

2.  The Mumbai Station:

A pure vegetarian restaurant at the heart of Bali. Amidst beautiful gardens, this restaurant is painted with Indian Deities all over its interiors. It serves both north and south Indian cuisines. 

Among the favorites of locals and tourists alike, this famous Indian restaurant in Ubud is famous for its delicious Indian snacks and hot masala tea. Masala Dosa, Uttapam, and idlis are a must-try at this restaurant. 

Location: No.90, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar

Timings: 9 am to 9 pm

3.  Indian Delight:

A part of one of the most popular restaurant chains in Bali, Indian Delight is among the most chosen restaurants for Indian cuisines. People usually prefer this restaurant for its impeccable services and quality of the food. 

It has an open terrace setting with chic furniture giving it a simple yet elegant look. Food is presented in a very artistic and neat way.

Their paneer and chicken curry is the hot seller here!

Location: Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar

Timings: 10:30am to 10:30pm

4.  Ganesh Ek Sanskriti:

With an aim to showcase the diversity and vibrancy of authentic Indian cuisine, this extremely popular chain of Indian restaurants has sprouted across the whole of Bali. It is definitely the first choice of many people who crave for some Indian cuisines. With its tasteful interiors and brilliant food services, this has gained a place in people’s hearts. 

It is very popular for its spicy Indian snack items and the smoky Tandoori dishes. Whichever part of Bali you might be, do not miss going to this Indian restaurant for an unforgettable meal. 

Location:  Ubud – Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud

Timings: on an average – 11 am to 11 pm

Indian Restaurant in Kuta, Bali:

5.  Spice Mantra:

A sophisticated restaurant with dashing interiors and spaciously set furniture. Their cuisines are extremely well known for their mouth-watering flavors and eye-catchy presentation. 

Present at the Kartika Plaza, this Indian Restaurant of Kuta has earned itself a definite place on almost every other person’s list of Indian hotels to visit in Bali. Their lengthy menu with dishes spanning across north, south, east, and west of India, provides loads of choices and each of them is as good as it can be. 

Their Biryani and Vada Pav are not to be missed.

Location: Jl. Kartika Plaza No.2, Kabupaten Badung, Kuta

Timings: 12pm to 11:30pm

6.  Amul India Restaurant:

How much more aptly can an Indian Restaurant be named right? This is just the restaurant you need to spend some quality time with your family. The soft music and the ambiance all add up perfectly. 

Sumptuous Indian food which will definitely be grilled in your memories of Bali. The head chef here is an Indian who is very experienced in Indian delicacies and you can also order Jain food if you want which is pretty difficult to find in a place like Bali.

Location:Jl. Benesari No.35, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung

Timings: 11:30am to 8pm

7.  The Golden Saffron:

Another one of the gems for an exceptional Indian food experience. A definite treat for the epicures, they serve the most elaborate Indian Thalis- Veg and Meat. To cater as best as possible, they have even hired Indian Chefs. Their specialties are the varieties of Indian bread and mixed rice menu. 

It has a review of the best-serving staff as well. With classy and beautiful interiors this is a must-visit Indian restaurant in Bali.

Location: Jl. Raya Kuta No.22, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung

Timings: 12pm to 11pm

8.  Queens of India:

Enter into the culinary world of some of the best cuisines of North and South India. With air-conditioned two-story buildings serving some of the most delectable and elaborate Indian food in Bali. known for the fresh and hot Indian bread directly from the Tandoor people throng this place. They even have a bar with a variety of spirits, party halls, and family dining rooms as well.

Location: Kartika Plaza, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung

Timings: 12am to 11:30pm 

Indian Restaurant in Seminyak, Bali:

9.  Indian Tandoor:

This is the first restaurant that comes to mind when you think of Indian food in Seminyak. From the cutlery to the finishing touch of the presentation of food everything is beautifully done. The interiors and the furniture setting adds to its grace. One among the popular Indian restaurants in Seminyak, the Kofta, and Dum Aloo is the hot-selling items here. 

Known for its friendly staff and prompt service, if you are in Seminyak do not miss this place!

Location: Jl. Kayu Aya No.86, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung

Timings: 12pm to 10:30pm

10. Chai Ba:

A chic restaurant that is apt for socializing and family get-togethers. Present at the busiest of the areas of Seminyak, this wonderful restaurant gives you some of the best Indian food to tantalize your taste buds with. They even have options for gluten-free and vegan food if you prefer. 

A promising restaurant catering to the needs of all kinds of food lovers this is one place you can visit without any second thoughts.

Location: Jl. Raya Basangkasa No.47, Seminyak, Kabupaten Badung

Timings: 12:30pm to 9pm

11.  Queens Tandoor:

Looking for some exquisite luxury dining? Then this is the right destination. With elegant interiors, this Indian restaurant of Seminyak is spread across 2 floors. Queens Tandoor is also a part of a chain of restaurants that are branched out in Ubud, Kuta, and some other places in Bali as well. 

They also serve local cuisines, and this is one of those places where you can order anything you set your eyes on without a second thought. This place might be on the higher rate range, but it is totally worth it.

Location: Jl. Raya Seminyak No.1/73, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung

Timings: 12pm to 10pm

12.  Gateway of India:

One of the oldest of the Indian Restaurants in Bali, this place has been serving delicious Indian food since 1998. They have an excellent array of food menu from across different regions of India. They also serve sumptuous seafood dishes along with a huge spread of vegetarian menu. They even cater to large gatherings and weddings. What is more surprising is that the menu is very reasonably priced, compared to many other of its counterparts and hence this restaurant is a definite crowd-puller as well. 

Location: Camplung Tanduk No. 10, Seminyak, Badung

Timings: on an average 11 am to 11 pm

Final Thoughts:

Home is home! There is nothing to argue about that. Be it food, comfort, or anything else, there is nothing unlike it being associated with one’s home. A change would definitely be really exciting but there will always be a yearning which is satisfied only by home-style cooking. 

To all the people who miss home food out there, hope the above list of Indian restaurants in Bali helps when you are vacationing in Bali!

Must Read: 15 Best Islands to visit in Indonesia.

The biggest island country in the world with about 17,000 islands in its archipelago. In Southeast Asia, this is easily the largest country and the most preferred tourist destination all over the globe. Almost 30% of these mesmerizing islands are still uninhabited and are waiting to be discovered and explored. Indonesia tops the list of natural retreats as it is home for the second-largest rainforest. No wonder this piece of the gem is called the Emerald of the Equator!

Geographically present on the Ring of Fire, Indonesia has around 100 underwater volcanoes, making this archipelago even more mysteriously attractive. 

Given the number of islands that make Indonesia, it’s quite a task to comprehend the best 15. However, we have tried to the best of our abilities to do some justice and provide you with the top 15. 

The main promotion of Indonesian Tourism is – “Wonderful Indonesia” and this phrase fits it like a glove. Let’s Dive in!

 Best Islands in Indonesia:

1.  Java IslandHouse of The Indonesian Capital:

The reason why Java is topping the list of the best islands in Indonesia is that this Island houses the most important and largest city – the Capital city, Jakarta. The fourth biggest island of the Indonesian Archipelago consists of half of its total population.

It’s home for some of the rarest living species in the world – The endangered One-Horned Rhino can be spotted in the UNESCO designated Ujung Kulon, National Park. Java also tops the list for the number of volcanoes the place has – about 110 volcanos of which 35 of them are still active. These mounds of spectacle make a beautiful spot for a great trek and hike for people who enjoy their vacation amidst unspoiled nature. Some of the beautiful trekking volcanoes are Mount Ijen (has a lake at its summit which illuminates post-sunset and glows blue), others are- Mt Bromo, Mt Merapi, Mt Merbabu, etc.

Java also is culturally rich with many World Heritage sites dating back to the 3rd century. The humongous Buddhist Stupa of Borobudur, Sewu, Temple of Mendut, and the majestic Prambanan Shiva Shrine oto name a few.

Best time to visit: May to September

How to get there: Direct Flight from cities like Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai 

Best Stays: Get a taste of the busy city and live amidst luxury in these preferred stays from where it will be convenient to access major tourists hotspots – Plataran Borobudur, MesaStila Resort, Mandarin Oriental, Padma Hotel 

2.  Bali – The Little Heaven:

One of Global Tourism’s favorite child, aptly named – The Island of the Gods. This place is a little piece of heaven on Earth which makes us wonder how such a small island can have so many things packed in itself making it one of the best islands in Indonesia

Tourism in Bali alone contributes up to 70% of its total economy. One of the best islands in Indonesia provides trekking through thick foliage, river rafting, scuba diving at its bright and colorful coral reefs.

A few among the best places to visit in Bali are – 

  • Besakih temple, the mother of all temples in Bali with 86 independent and unique shrines
  • Spectacular Rice Terraces which have got its irrigation system enlisted in The UNESCO’s world heritage list
  • Te infamous Gates to Heaven at Lempuyang
  • Extremely popular Jungle swings and 
  • Mysterious volcanoes such as Mt Agung, Mt Batur, etc.

Best time to visit: April to October

How to get there: Direct Flight from cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi 

Best Stays: Experience solace amidst lush foliage and impeccable hospitality at these stays – Park Regis, Ashoka Tree Resort, Villa Coco, Swiss Belhotel Segara

3.  Samosir Island – The Lake Island:

The largest island within another island is Pulau Samosir located in Crater Lake Toba, North of Sumatra Islands. Formed when there was a magnanimous volcanic eruption about thousands of years ago it is one of the kind islands and is one among the best islands in Indonesia for a vacation of peace and solace.

The tribe living here is called The Batak Tribe. The Sopos (Batak Houses) is a sight to behold with their well preserved traditional wooden structures with curved roofs. You can also try your hand at their traditional dance – TorTor which is like their own Tap Dance! This is an extremely unique dance form that is performed during any gala gathering and is a must for the bride and groom during their wedding!

Apart from these you also have museums and some tombs of yesteryear royals of the Sidabutar clan, and King Siallagan. There is also a site of the execution of the lawbreakers with horrifying stories attached to it.

They also offer a decent amount of nightlife, though not as extravagant as other islands’. You should definitely try their local liquor – The Tuak (Palm Wine) from a toddy shop. Don’t go bare hands from such a wonderful vacation. They have market places where you could shop for some unique and intricate wood carvings, Batak musical instruments, or their traditional Ulos Cloth as a sweet memory of one of your best vacations in the famous island of Indonesia.

Best time to visit: December to February

How to get there: There are no direct flights from India. You have to change flights and go via Singapore and reach Medan. From here to Parapat and from there take a boat to Samosir. 

Best Stays: The simplicity and peaceful atmosphere can be enjoyed to the fullest while staying at Hotel Carolina, Tiara Bunga Villa, The Mas Cottages, Tuk Tuk Timbul Bungalows.

4.  Alor Island – The Beautiful One:

An alluring island, largest among the 90 plus islands of the Alor Archipelago with untouched beauty all around. The surreal beauty that meets the eye is nothing compared to what’s beneath the sea! Definitely one of the best islands in Indonesia which are known for its diving hotspots. 

Called The Island of a Thousand Moko’s because of its unique bronze kettledrums, it is the most preferred destination for a calm and peaceful vacation. Two among the best-known peaks are – Kolana and Muna which are both fire-spitting mounts. 

This island in itself is very simple but what’s beneath the ocean is right the opposite. Apart from diving, you could also visit some museums, mosques and go on a city tour to know more about their way of life starting from the traditional houses which look like pyramids covered with coconut leaves and bamboo walls.

 The most astonishing fact here being Alor is home to a population of just about 200K people, but this itself has been grouped into over 100 tribes, each speaking their own dialect. And if you think you can practice a few words of Malay and you will be able to manage your trip, think again!

Best time to visit: April to November

How to get there: No direct flight from India. Once you get to Indonesia you can take internal flights from any of the major destinations of Indonesia like Nusa or Kupang

Best Stays: Rejoice in the tranquility of the sea breeze at The Sebanjar Bungalow, La Ptite Bungalows, Alami Alor Dive Resort Pula Alor Hotel, Pantai 

5.  Karimunjawa Island – The Nature’s Abode:

A breath-taking archipelago of about 27 islands with precious undisturbed nature. Owing to this feature this is one among the 7 Marine National Parks in Indonesia. Famously known as the Paradise of Java this is one of the less-traversed islands of Indonesia. Best place for the honeymooners!

Karimunjawa literally means – an island which is not obviously visible. It gets this peculiar name because – when the weather is clear, this island is visible from Java but not very clearly. It also has a twin sister called – Kemujan Island. They look like one single island except, there is just a small gap between them and they are connected by a small bridge. 

Karimunjawa is a great and famous place for diving and snorkeling. The coral reefs here are of extremely rare species (has two species of protected coral strains. Black Coral and Pipe Coral) which makes it even more attractive.

Being one of the most exclusive Marine National Parks in the world, this place also has a Shark Preservation. You get a chance to swim and observe these mammals from close quarters, of course under the supervision of the guides. This attraction makes this island a crowd-pulling Indonesian island to visit.

Apart from the adventurous water activities you also have many amazing caves, floating mangroves, glorious waterfalls, raging rivers, many religious shrines.

Best time to visit: April to October

How to get there:  No direct flight from India. You will have to take Internal Flights from different destinations of Indonesia like Jepara, Kendal

Best Stays: Stay amidst luxury and nature comfortably at the D’season Premiere, Breve Azurine Lagoon Resort, The Happiness Hills, Royal Ocean View Beach Resort

6.  Nusa Islands – The Tranquil Triplets:

The Three Musketeers – Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, and Nusa Ceningan are becoming a famous landmark on the world tourism map. Its calming beaches, floating mangrove forests, towering hills, lush greenery makes it an idyllic destination for a peaceful family vacation. 

It has some interesting and Holy Cave temples like the world-famous Goa Giri Putri Temple in Nusa Penida. Beautiful blue beaches like the hidden Broken Beach, the Secret Beach, the Devil’s tear, the exotic Dream Beach and many more await you.

Not only surfing but also, diving and snorkeling. The temple Point – a famous diving spot for people from across the world. What makes it so famous are the installations of Buddha statues underwater, making it somewhat like a mystic underwater temple.

The weirdly fascinating Seaweed Farm in Nusa Lembongan, the mysterious Pura Paluang Car Temple are a few off-beat spots, and not to forget the mysterious undersea chambered maze – Goa-Gala-Gala Underground house makes it one of the best Islands of Indonesia.

Best time to visit: March and October

How to get there: No direct flight from India; have to take ferry of fast boats from major destinations in Indonesia like Lombok islands, Sanur, Bali, etc

Best Stays: Just relax and rejuvenate amidst peaceful surroundings with easy access to private beaches at the Blue Lagoon Avia Villas, Villa Genta Ceningan, Aurora Beach View, Semabu Hills, Pandawa Beach Resort, Batu Karang Resort, Lembongan Beach Club

7.  Maluku Islands – Island of Unexpected Wonders:

An island with multiple names such as the Moluccas or the Moluccan Islands is a paradise in itself. Known as the Spice Island, they were the greatest exporters of cloves and nutmegs even before the foreign invasions.

Given the geographic location of this island, which is between Asia and Australia it houses ecologically specific flora and fauna. These islands have many tiny islands in their group. All of them are filled with gushing waterfalls, tranquil beaches, lush national parks that have over 2000 species of butterflies, and 120 species of birds. 

One place which definitely makes this island stand out is a particular stretch of coral reefs in Banda Neira. What’s so special is that these corals have grown on hardened molten lava from a volcanic eruption in 1988. You can also swim along these reefs with hoards of turtles, sharks and if you get lucky you can even have the world’s most beautiful fish – The Mandarin Fish as your companion. Isn’t this one of the most amazing Indonesian islands to visit.

Best time to visit: November to March

How to get there:  No direct flights from India, have to go via major destinations of Indonesia – Jakarta and Ambon 

Best Stays: In the Lap of luxury experiencing the beauty of the ocean and the colorful living being beneath its surface is an experience which can be felt at The Maluku Divers, The Natsepa Resort, Amaris Hotel, Hotel Santika Premiere, Grand Dafam Bela

8.  Komodo Islands – Island of the World’s Dangerous Reptile:

Komodo Dragons, the largest and the most poisonous lizard in the world can be found only on this Island. Due to this fact, these lizards are named after the island itself. 

An archipelago with the world-famous Komodo National Park has about 25 islands, among which few are even volcanic. This island has the most diverse landscapes. Ranging from mountainous hillsides, grassy woodlands, and pristine white sandy beaches to plush marine environments. The species found here are so diverse that some of them are yet to be discovered, making it a global conservation priority area. 

Apart from these lush forests, at the heart of the Asia Pacific Coral Triangle is the world’s richest marine life too. This makes the best island in Indonesia a world hotspot of diving sites.

 Another one of the unique spots of this island is the Pink Beach! The sand here is literally pink-hued. This incredibly beautiful phenomenon is due to the corals getting washed to the shores along with the white sand. 

Best time to visit: April to December

How to get there: No direct Flight from India have to take Internal Flight from Bali Island 

Best Stays: Relax in the sun, along the shores and surround yourself with some exquisite nature at The Komodo Resort, Komodo Boutique hotel, Luwansa Beach Resort, Puri Sari Beach Hotel, Laprima Hotel, Angel Island Resort

9.  Mentawai Islands – for the Adventurous ones:

A group of 70 islands lying off the west coast of the Sumatra islands is considered to be one of the best islands of Indonesia for its solitude, and also for people who love adventurous activities. Most of the island here is covered with forest. The inhabitants are said to be descendants of early Malayan tribes who still lead a nomadic life. They still go on hunting with bows and poisonous arrows. 

This island is said to be separated from Sumatra about 500,000 years ago. This resulted in its unique flora and fauna. Very rare species of yellow and black monkeys are found here.

Some of the rainforests is under protection within the Siberut National Park limits. An island that is almost disconnected from the rest of the world is one of the finest destinations for surfers and it derives most of its income from it as well. What’s not to make this a perfect Indonesian island to visit. 

Best time to visit: May to October

How to get there: Nearest Airport is Minangkabau International Airport, from there you will have to take other domestic flights.

Best Stays: Stay right at the place of action and just enjoy your days pampering yourself at Mentawai Surf Retreat, Anugrah Surf Lodge, Shadow Mentawai Surfcamp, Awera Resort, Aloita Resort, Oinan Lodge, Hollow Tree’s Resort

10.  Sulawesi Island – The Nature’s Child:

One of the best islands in Indonesia, Sulawesi which provides people with breath-taking scenic views. Sulawesi is divided into three sides – North, South, and Centre. 

To explore these islands itself you will need days together as there are many small islands surrounding Sulawesi. Sulawesi is still inhabited by its indigenous tribes who celebrate extremely unique festivals and famous among the rituals is an elaborate funeral ceremony of the Toraja tribe. 

Comes within the Lindu National Park limits and is hard to reach. You will have to traverse through a mountain to reach there. But the journey is worth every step you take. There are famous trekking trails along the way. One among them is a trail that passes through the famous Mount Mahawu Volcano. 

You could also go island hopping, or even visit many other national parks such as the Tangkoko National Park or the Bogani Nani Wartabone National Park, etc. Just pack all you want and get on with your journey of nature rehabilitation.

Best time to visit: July to October

How to get there: Direct flight from India is from Kochi or you will have to fly through major destinations like Sri Lanka, Malaysia or Bali

Best Stays: Stay amidst unspoilt nature in style at The Pulo Cinta Eco Resort, The Sheraton Hotel, Lembeh Resort, Siladen Resort, Gangga Island Resort, Bastianos Bunaken Dive Resort

11.   Flores Islands – The Elegant One:

Flore in Portuguese means Flower! The mention of this very name is enough to attract people like magnets as this is one of the best Indonesian islands to visit. This is due to the presence of the world-famous Pink Beach!

An island with one of the highest peaks of about 7,900 feet above sea level having about 14 active volcanoes, Flores is the most fascinating and mesmerizing island of Indonesia. Flores is largely mountainous especially in the west, several active volcanoes are in the central and eastern region.

Near Ende, historically the main city and once a mission center. The Mysterious Mount Kelimutu, which translates to “Mountain of the three colored lakes”, is a volcanic mountain with three crater lakes, each of a different color. 

It’s emerging as a unique tourist destination of its own because of its world-famous dive spots, blissful beaches, smoldering volcanoes, emerald rice terraces, exotic cultures, prehistoric heritage sites, mysterious caves, sacred thermal springs the list is endless.

Best time to visit: April to October

How to get there: No Direct flights from India; Have to take a flight from Bali to Labuan Bajo airport

Best Stays: Sun Rice Homestays, Bintang Lodge, Sylvia Beach Villa, Ayana Komodo, The Roomz Homestay, Villa Domanik, Sudamala Resort

12.  Gili Trawangan Island – The Nightlife Hub:

A part of the Gili Islands, Gili Trawangan is known for its beachside parties, diving, and snorkeling. It is the largest of the Gili Islands and is simply referred to as Gili T. 

One can rent a bicycle and cycle around the island or swim in the white sandy beaches, capture amazing photos of Sea hammock and swings at Ombak, go scuba diving, visit turtle sanctuary and hatchery or go for a snorkeling tour and so on and so forth.

The underwater world is extremely special here. Apart from the usual snorkeling or diving they also have a glass-bottom boat to experience marine life underwater. You could also go island hopping. 

Gili Trawangan is the most suitable Indonesian Island to visit for partying. In the daytime, you can frolic on the sandy beaches, but once the sun goes down, Gili Trawangan comes alive and you can enjoy the throbbing nightlife that consists of live music, late-night bars, and even themed party night events. If you just want to get away from the crowd but still Party hard, you have made a perfect choice. 

Best time to visit: September to November

How to get there: No Direct flights from India; Have to take fast boat services from Bali 

Best Stays: Gili Air escapes, Pearl of Trawangan, Kuno Villas, Sunset Palms, Scallywags Resorts, Wilson’s Retreat, Jambuluwuk Oceano Resort.

13.  Lombok Island – The island with Underwater Spectacles:

One among the many undiscovered islands of Indonesia, a destination that looks as though it’s been tailor-made for the pleasures of nature enthusiasts. The divine beaches, majestic mountains, and its spectacular marine life make this island which is on the West of Nusa Tenggara a place not to be missed.

North Lombok is where you can embark on a great hike to Mount Rinjani, the second-highest volcano in Indonesia, The breath-taking Segara Anak Crater Lake atop the 3,726 meters tall volcano provides an out of the world experience. 

The central part of Lombok is where the picturesque beaches are present. One of the best Indonesian islands to visit, Kuta Beach, Tanjung A’an, and Mawun Beach are just a few on the seemingly never-ending list. 

Also, you can trek via amazing paths leading to gorgeous waterfalls like Senaru, Benang, and others. White water flowing amidst complete greenery is a sight to behold. There are also a few hot water springs like Air Kalak Hot springs. If time permits, do not miss hiking in the seldom-visited Taman Wisata Alam Kerandangan.

To the West of Lombok are the Senggigi beach, Tangsi Pink Beach, and the Monkey Forest. Lombok is now much more than just a surfer’s paradise. Make time to visit the Selong Belanak, West Nusa Tenggara Museum, Mayura Garden, and the Fountain of Youth in the historic Narmada Park to find more about the intriguing past about the island.

Best time to visit: July to August

How to get there: No direct flights from India; have to go through Singapore or take ferries from major destinations of Indonesia like Bali

Best Stays: Relax and rejuvenate with your closed ones with un-interrupted nature and comfort stays at The Jeeva Klui Resort, Selong Selo Resort, Holiday Resort, The Sheraton Hotel, Katamaran Resort, Novotel Lombok Resort

14.  Raja Ampat Islands – The Bundle of Royal Beauty:

Far from the maddening crowd and concrete jungle, you will find a pristine paradise where Mother Nature invites you with all her exceptional beauty. That’s briefly Raja Ampat in West Papua Province, one of the best Islands in Indonesia.

At the eastern end of the Indonesian Archipelago, Raja Ampat literally means ‘The Four Kings’. Comprises over 1,500 small islands, and bays surrounding four main islands – Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool. The name Raja Ampat is said to be derived from a legend where a woman found seven eggs, among which four of them hatched and became the kings of the four main islands, while the other three became a woman, a ghost, and a stone.

The islands look like green mushrooms on blue waters. Its marine life and spectacular coral reefs make a diver’s dream come true. Snorkeling and kayaking are also equally good options. While its underwater splendors are beyond exceptional, the landscape above the surface is equally breath-taking.

The sublime scenery of steep, jungle-covered islands, fine white-sand beaches, hidden lagoons, spooky caves, and crystal clear waters is a welcomed relief from the stressful days of one’s life. This ultimate tropical paradise must certainly be in the list of the Best Islands of Indonesia to be visited – list.

Best time to visit: November to March

How to get there:  No direct flights from India. Best way is to fly from Jakarta 

Best Stays: Live in solitude and be treated like the royalty at the Firdas Raja Bungalow, August Eco Resort, TauYado Guest House, Mithos Homestays, Meridian Adventure Resort

15.  Padar Island – A Fairytale land:

A famous slang of the Indonesian language, this island definitely has the most picturesque sceneries there is. Once a home for the humongous Komodo dragons, this island alone has 6 species of sharks. This place is like it has come straight out of a fairy tale book due to its pink, black, and white beaches. 

The 30 min exhausting trek to the Padar viewpoint is like the cherry on top because this is the viewpoint from which you will be able to see four beaches at a time. This is a photographer’s hotspot! 

There are no proper staying options on this island and hence the best time to visit this natural beauty is during the early hours of the day. Plan your day such that you will be at the peak during the amazing sunrise or sunset time.

The topography of the island is rugged with steep volcanic mountains and hills set against deep bays making this one of the best Indonesian Island to visit. Padar has a dry climate, with only bushes and grassland vegetation covering the island.

Don’t miss your sports shoes, track pants, and your cameras!

Best time to visit: April to June

How to get there: No direct flights from India; you have reached Bali, or Jakarta, or any other destinations and then take a flight to Labuan Bajo and from there you can reach Padar island by Boat.

Best Stays: There are no stays on the island, have mentioned the closest and the best ones where you will not miss out on any of the premier experiences nor the pure bliss of nature. Some of the most popular stays are The Sudamala Resorts, Flores Dive Camp, Angel Island Eco Resort, Blue Marlin Komodo

Final Thoughts:

Let your hair down, and just get out of your hectic lives and take some quality time for yourself. Come to any of the above mentioned best islands in Indonesia where you will be made to feel at home at the same time. Nature, beaches, dynamic volcanos, unique flora and fauna, and the variety of colors are the best parts of these places. 


Koh Samui has become a popular hotspot for beach vacation among international travelers. People from all around the world come here to spend their vacation with their friends and loved ones. With its soothing oceans, dense forest-covered hills, swaying palm trees, and some warm and comforting sand it has the right amount of everything that makes it a magnet for tourism in Southeast Asia.

And Samui has left no stone unturned in keeping the tourism flowing in. This place offers some of the best stays, food joints, shopping centers, etc and all these will cater to every kind of traveler with any level of budget range.

Below we have mentioned a few of the most sought after sunset bars of Koh Samui. Just relax with a cocktail in your hand and watch the sun going down in all its glory!

1.  Nikki Beach Resort:

A boutique hotel of worldwide fame has made a unique mark for itself in the island paradise of Koh Samui. It has been reviewed as one among the hottest hotels in Koh Samui. Its well-planned buildings making the optimum usage of the natural beauty around is a major brownie point.

Situated on a peaceful and plush spot on Koh Samui this sunset bar of Koh Samui provides one of the most breathtaking views of Lipa Noi’s from its premises. Many tourists come here for its luxurious accommodations and specially curated international cuisines.

Sipping on a special Nikki Cocktail sitting along with the pool or the beach on a stylishly designed beach chair or in one of its sprawling balconies overlooking Angthong National Marine Park, you are guaranteed one of the best unforgettable sunset views.

Location:  Lipa Noi, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140
Timings: Nikki Beach Club -11am to 11 pm
Cafe Nikki: 12 pm to 4 pm

2.  Air Bar:

Dubbed among the best sunset bars of Koh Samui it has one of the most beautifully set open bars which face the vastness of the blue ocean and the sky. InterContinental has been featured in the New York Times One of 1000 Places to visit in your lifetime and has some of the best restaurant settings in Thailand. The food here is to die for. Its themed buffets, seafood BBQs, Authentic Thai cuisines are all prepared by world-class chefs.

They have left no stone unturned in treating their guests like royalty. They have a traditional Thai Dance showcase every Thursday between 7:45 pm to 8:30 pm. They also have a spectacular array of fire shows every Sunday starting from 8 pm to 8:30 pm and many more such engaging itineraries.

Air Bar is one of the finest dining seaside bars attracting elite guests from all over the world. A masterfully prepared cocktail, the orange sun setting in the horizon, and the love of your life right next to you; can there be any other way to spend a romantic evening?

Location:  295 Koh Samui Surat Thani 84140
Timings:   Air Bar – 5 pm to 12 am

Suggested Read: Best Pool Villas in Koh Samui

3.  Coco Tams:

An extremely popular beach bar which is located on a prime spot, right outside the Wharf Samui Shopping Mall. This tropically set sunset bar of Koh Samui strives to give you the local Thai feel in a most comfortable way. The whole setup is of an open-air restaurant with cozy pillows and blankets on the warm beach sand lit by lamps.
You get to wine and dine directly under the stars amidst the cool sea breeze.

For an evening of chilled beer with a rustic surrounding one should visit this place. It is extremely popular in Fisherman’s Village. Their signature drink – The Dark passion is said to be probably the best cocktail on the island.

Location: 62/1 Moo 1, Bophut Beach, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320
Timings: 1 pm to 1 am

4.  The Virgin Coast Restaurant:

What is so special about this Sunset bar of Koh Samui? Its food, ambiance, and hospitality is why this place is extremely popular among tourists. Initially known as the Five Island Restaurant, this resort serves some of the best Fusion-Thai cuisines which you might not find anywhere else in Thailand.

They have designed and built this restaurant in such a way that you will be witnessing the beauty of the ocean from anywhere you see it. This place has one of the best romantically set venues, with tables set right on the shore, candles burning and some mouth-watering Native and European Thai cuisines on the table which definitely elevates the experience of the clients and makes them want to come back for more and more.

Location:  166/9 Moo 1 The Virgin Coast Restaurants & Bar, Surat Thani 84140
Timings:  11:00 am to 10:00 pm

5.  WooBar:

“W” for Wow or for “WooBar”. Both are right and yes this Bar is considered to be one of the most iconic sunset bars of Koh Samui.

Day or night Woobar offers one of the best views in Koh Samui. During the day you can play in the turquoise water, lounge lazily on the beach chairs, relax on the sunbed, sway in the hammock or kitesurf enjoying the sunshine. With darkness setting in the nightlife is exhilarating and vibrant where fusion music keeps you enthralled. The colored lights all around, and the stunning ocean view and the changing color of the sky adds to the charm. Having their signature cocktail in hand you can enjoy one of the best views on the island.

This 74 villa resort with private pools and stylish architecture is situated on the northern coast. It has a huge spa and provides a stunning view of the swaying palms and vast expanse of water.

Location: 4/1 Moo 1 Tambol, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330
Timings: 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m

6.  LaJava Beach Lounge:

To the south of Koh Samui lies this amazing restaurant offering great food and the choicest wines. Literally the last place in town, Lajava beach Lounge is a hidden treasure among the Sunset bars of Koh Samui, away from the hustle and bustle of the main island.

This place is named as Lounge because of the special chairs available to lounge on the beach. The Thong Krut beach is pretty hidden, so not very crowded. If you want to enjoy a quiet and peaceful atmosphere, then head straight away to Lajava without any second thoughts.

The food served is authentic Thai as well as international cuisine. The price of food and drinks are reasonable. You can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere away from the cacophony with the choicest of beer and a stunning view of the Thong Krut beach and the mind-blowing sunset Koh Samui has to offer.

Location: 26/2, Ban Thong Krut moo 5, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140
Timings: 12pm to 6pm

7.  Coast Beach Club & Bistro:

An award-winning 4 star Beach Resort is situated on the most happening beach of Koh Samui – The Chaweng Beach. As luxurious as the resort might be, it still instigates a feeling of Thai’s simplicity and elegance. A part of the Centara Grand Beach Resort, this beachfront restaurant specializes in the Mediterranean infused Thai Cuisines which is like nowhere else.

Happy Hours on drinks are offered every day at its open bar. It has a wide variety of cocktails, and foreign and local beers too. Every Sunday is their special brunch menu and you would not want to miss them as they serve a vast spread, including dishes like antipasti, smoked salmon, cheese, and a good variety of desserts as well.

The Chaweng Beach sunset Koh Samui’s best instagrammable spot draws travelers in droves.

Location: Centara Grand Beach Resort Samui, 38/2 Moo 3, Bophut, Chaweng Beach, Surat Thani 84320
Timings: 11am to 10:30pm

8.  Jahn Restaurant:

Luxury resorts in Koh Samui will provide you the best beach destinations in the world. Jahn, one of the famous restaurants at Conrad Koh Samui is the Winner of the World Luxury Restaurant awards for an unprecedented 4th time in the year 2019.

Conrad Koh Samui is set in a 25 acres forested area overlooking hills on the one side and the Gulf of Thailand on the other. With its 81 villas having private pools, spa, vegetable garden, and amazing ocean views, Conrad is the first choice for visitors who enjoy nature.

The world-famous Jahn restaurant provides 3 menus which are categorized as Explore, Inspiration, and Adventure. Traditional Thai cooking techniques are used to churn out outstanding dishes to suit everyone’s palette. A small restaurant that can house 28 guests, Jahn offers a wide range of drinks along with the menu of your choice. It has won recognition all over the world for its Thai Cuisine and Fine Dining

In addition, the ocean view with its stunning sunset Koh Samui’s best tourist attractions

Location: 49/8 Hillcrest Road Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140
Timings: 5:00 p.m to 11:00 p.m

9.  Haad Bang Po Restaurant:

Right on the beach of Bang Po is this little restaurant serving the best seafood in Koh Samui.

Haad Bang Po lies on the north shore of Koh Samui from where you can view the whole of Koh Phangan. The restaurant is famous for mango soft shell crab salad, green Thai curry with chicken, squid fried rice, prawns with ginger and garlic, and steamed fish in lemon and chili sauce., the broccoli and prawns. Day or night the food and the drinks offered are top-notch and being bang on the beach you can feel the sand beneath your feet while enjoying the sunset.

The chilled atmosphere and the amazing view of the sunset make it a much sought after sunset bar in Koh Samui. The reasonably priced authentic Thai food and drinks make Haad Bang Po a must-visit restaurant when in Koh Samui.

Location: Mae Nam, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand
Timings: 10:00 A.M to 10:00 P.M

10.  L’ananas Restaurant:

A stylish restaurant located on a secluded beach Taling Ngam, L’ananas Restaurant is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the spectacular sunset. Ananas means Pineapple which is the restaurant’s insignia.
You can experience authentic Thai cuisine and international dishes prepared by master chefs at a reasonable price as also their signature cocktail in their Lilavadee pool bar. To unwind and relax you can opt for a traditional Thai massage at the Lotus Spa.

The spectacular view of the Gulf of Thailand, the stunning sunsets, and 50 different wines old and new makes this restaurant one of the choicest sunset bars of Koh Samui.

Location: The Sunset Beach Resort, 126/9, Ko Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
Timings: 7:30 A.M to 11:00 P.M

Final Thoughts:

Vitamin Sea is just the right pill required to relax one’s mind and body. People from all around the world choose to come to Koh Samui for this very purpose. And Koh Samui has never disappointed anyone in this regard by always being on top of their game with its splendid hotels, cocktail bars, and some of the most popular food joints. Without any thinking, you can pick any of the above-mentioned places and be assured to have a great evening.

Apart from these peaceful abodes, you can also check out these places for a totally different and wild experience – 15 Best Nightlife in Koh Samui 

Chiang Mai is a city for nature lovers and adventure seekers. This city is filled with historic temples and tranquil mountainous terrains. Since Chiang Mai was once the capital of the illustrious Lanna Dynasty, it still upholds its old charm and also has adapted to the changing present. These are the major reasons to visit Chiang Mai.

There are so many amazing things to see and do in Chiang Mai and it might be very tough for you to choose and draft your itinerary for Chiang Mai day tour. Hence to make your vacation easier there are pre-organized tour packages which have been composed keeping in mind all the details of what you might want to see in a wonderful city like Chiang Mai. However, you can also customize them as you want too.

Below are some of the tours which are the most preferred ones through which you will be able to also know about the city of Chiang more.

1.  Temple Tour:

Thailand mainly follows the preachings of Lord Buddha and then comes to other religions. They have built many spectacular temples all over the country. Chiang Mai Temples are especially known for their construction of ‘Lanna Style’ temples. And hence the temple tour definitely tops the Chiang Mai day tour list!

There are over 100 temples in Chiang Mai which are both artistically brilliant and religious sacred as well. Their temple architecture is exemplary and the serene nature they are set against is like nowhere else. There are some temples which are considered to be extremely sacred as they believe some parts of Lord Buddha are imbibed in the temple and hence they have sacred powers that help in need. Each of them has its own significance and stories behind them.

However, there are strict rules of attire and timings followed in all the temples. On average they open by 6:30 in the morning and close by 6 in the evening. And you should be extremely mindful of what you wear (covering shoulders and legs is a must) as they consider it disrespectful to the monks and the God.

Some of the most famous temples are ;

  • Wat Doi Suthep
  • Wat Chedi Luang
  • Wat Phan Tao
  • Wat Sri Suphan
  • Wat That Doi Kham
  • Wat Phra Singh and so on

2.  Doi Inthanon National Park Tour:

Nicknamed – The Roof of Thailand, Doi Inthanon National Park houses Thailand’s highest summit. This National Park is like no other. There is everything you wish for in this nature’s abode and even a small village settlement complete with lush green rice fields. From beautiful natural trails to bubbling waterfalls, you get to see everything you wish to see in one national park which definitely qualifies it to be one of the best Chiang Mai day trips’ itineraries. 

This national park has soothing cold weather all through the year due to its altitude. The rainy season is from May to October with most rainfall around July to September and the rest of the year is quite dry with November to February being the cold seasons. The waterfalls always have gushing water due to the rain. And the most beautiful time to visit this park would be during late January and early February. Because this is when the most beautiful and elegant pink flowers, the Siamese Sakura flowers bloom giving the whole forest a fairy tale look. Famously known as the Cherry Blossom flowers, one tree has the charm to turn a whole street into a beauty, then imagine how a whole forest would look!

There are many spectacular sightseeing spots inside the national park, and choosing to walk to every one of them is definitely not advisable as they are at quite a good distance from each other and you will be missing out on some. They have the option of renting out cabs, and private tour guides to go around this national park.

Doi Inthanon National Park is home to the below tourist attractions for an unforgettable Chiang Mai day trip.

  • The Summit
  • Two Natural Trails – Ang Ka Luang and Kew Mae Pan
  • 2 Stupas – Phra Mahathat Naphamethanidon and Naphamethanidon
  • Bird watching spots (best time being from February to April)
  • Waterfall – Wachirathan, Sirithan, Siriphum, Mae Klang, Mae Ya, Mae Pan
  • Mae Klang Luang Village
  • Royal Project Inthanon flower garden

3.   Mae Ping River Tour:

All the civilizations always take birth on the banks of rivers. And Chiang Mai, once a glorious Lanna Capital also was born on the banks of the river Mae Ping. This river has seen the growth of Chiang Mai city to what it is today. 

Called as the “Lifeline of the Province”, this river is about 570 km in length and is sourced from the mountains of Chiang Dao. The river flows through some wonderful woody forests which then widens rich and fertile rice fields, mesmerizing flower gardens. You can also find coffee and tea plantations, strawberry farms, and many other orchards. This river also helps in irrigation and is one of five rivers that make northern Thailand such a rich center of wet rice farming.

There are plentiful options and pre-organized tours of the Mae Ping river which allows you to really enjoy its beauty. There are many cruise operators, leisure boat rides, and there is also an evening boat ride along with dinner that can be booked to have a romantic supper on the river with some delicious Thai cuisines. 

There is also an option of taking the land route to explore the Mae Ping River. Both these Chiang Mai day tours are extremely unique and very adventurous as well as romantic. You can also see that the prices of the goods, from provisions to gift items are almost half the rate of what you might pay in Chiang Mai City.

So, just pack a bag of snacks, sunglasses, a camera, and plenty of water. You are all set!

4.  Hill Tribes Tour:

Thailand has many indigenous and unique tribes living across its lands. They have their own lifestyles, occupations, food styles, attires, rituals to name a few. Chiang Mai also houses many such tribes who have settled along the rivers and hilly areas. 

These people are mostly migrants or refugees who have settled ages ago. Unfortunately, the development of these tribal regions has not yet been on par with the city. Hence, the government has undertaken many projects to help develop their education systems, eco-friendly technology, farming techniques, and much more. The development of tourism has helped gain another source of income for these tribes apart from farming, weaving, handicraft, etc. 

Each of the tribes has their own way of living; including from language, houses to marriage rituals. There are different day trips from Chiang Mai concentrating on different tribes. There are some tours that tend to mix these up with some other tours like the temple tour or national park tour etc. So see which ones are more suitable for you and have fun!

The most important village tribes have been mentioned below for your convenience. 

  • Karen Long Neck Tribe
  • Hmong Tribe
  • Lahu Tribe
  • Lisu Tribe
  • Akha Tribe
  • Palong Tribe
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5.  Golden triangle tour:

The place where  Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand meet is called the Golden Triangle. However, locals call it the Sop Ruak because this is the area where the confluence of rivers Mekong and Ruak happen. These rivers form as the borders between the three countries – East of Mekong is Laos, Myanmar is to the north of the Ruak, and Thailand is to the west of the Mae Khong river. 

The Golden triangle was known for its opium cultivation. But later after a clean-slate protocol by the government, this place has now become a tourist magnet. Its hilly terrains, the sight of the merging rivers, different village tribes, the magnificent temples, and the viewpoint from where all the three countries are visible at once is what attracts tourists from all over the world. 

When in Thailand you can get there by songthaews from Chiang Mai. This is a perfect destination to have a Chiang Mai Day trip to. There are many Buddhist shrines, you can also take up a tour of the tribes, hike on the plush forest trails, visit the Chiang Saen’s ancient Buddhist ruins. However the most famous of them all is the Opium Museum. There is even a small plantation of opium inside the museum. 

There are many cruises, boat rides along the rivers which will even take you across to Myanmar at the border town of Mae Sai, while some trips let you enter Laos via the Thai-Laos Friendship Bridge. 


  • Please carry your passport and some US currency (in addition to Thai Baht) with you when you are on this tour
  • You will be allowed only to a certain distance in Laos, and to go further into the place you need an approved visa

6.  Elephant parks tour:

Thailand is the land of Elephants. The amount of care and energy they put into rescuing and sheltering these humongous yet gentle animals are to be highly appreciated. Every city in Thailand promotes Elephant welfare. And Chiang Mai is one of the most well-known places for Elephant sanctuaries all over the world.

They save and bring in ill-treated, unwell elephants, and give them an environment that is safe and healthy and very similar to their habitat. They call them Ethical sanctuaries. This is one of the most sought after Chiang Mai day tours and is one which will be there on everyone’s bucket list.

All you have to carry are sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen lotion, your prescribed medicines, first aid kit, a camera, and an extra pair of clothes. There are many kinds of tours offered in the sanctuaries and in all of them, you will be escorted by their shots who know not only about the elephants but also the personal history of each and every elephant present in their sanctuary. You can trek with them, feed them, bathe them, and take care of them. This is bound to be one of the most eye-opening experiences of your entire vacation.

Some of the best Elephant Sanctuaries of Chiang Mai are-

  • Elephant Jungle Sanctuary
  • Hug Elephant Sanctuary
  • Kanta Elephant Sanctuary
  • Happy Elephant Home
  • Elephant Nature Park 

7.  Cycling tour:

One of the simplest modes of transport and the most satisfactory one. This joy ride on two wheels is the most efficient way of eco-friendly travel. This is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the beauty of your destination. And this is very popular among the tourists as well. 

Depending on your taste and comfort you can choose from a range of pre-arranged group cycle tours led by a guide or you can choose to rent a cycle of your own and roam around wherever you wish. Guided tours are advisable for the first-timers as the maps are usually written in the Thai language and sometimes the route might get confusing. 

For cyclists, it’s heaven, as the trails of Chiang Mai are extremely diverse and cater to all kinds of travelers. From narrow streets to canopied forest trails and tough mountainous paths, all can be found in Chiang Mai. There are even night city-tours available. All you need to do is select an operator, check out the trials suitable for you, and get going.

The most famous routes for Chiang Mai Day Tours are – 

  • The Eagle route
  • The Eliminator route
  • The Hunter’s Escape route
  • The Old Smuggler’s route

There are many operators as well. Best known among them are – 

  • Grasshopper Adventures
  • Chiang Mai Bike Adventure
  • Chiang Mai Cycling
  • Araiwah Chiang Mai Bicycle City Tour
  • Recreational Chiang Mai Biking etc

8.  Adventure Tours:

The land of Chiang Mai is such that one can experience a wide range of adventurous outdoor activities. From the thrilling ziplining to white water rafting, you can have all the adrenaline rush you can get. The forests and the mountains provide some of the best spots for adventure sports. 

Know the best outdoor activities in Chiang Mai before you plan your trip.

Most of the adventure rides are set in the Doi Suthep National Park region and it provides the ultimate fun. All the rides and the activities can speak for themselves as this is an adventure lover’s hotspot. The most popular among all is the 

  • Ziplining
  • ATV Rides
  • White water river rafting and Bamboo rafting
  • Trekking into the wild
  •  Night Safari

What’s more to say? Just keep an extra pair of dress and some medical kit with you and you are all set!

PS: Some activities are restricted to people with heart conditions and BP issues.

9.  Thai Food tour:

Who hasn’t heard about Thai Food? The specialty of Thai food is its variety, color, and aroma which automatically instigates saliva in your mouth. They are strong on flavor and quite spicy compared to the Wester food and hence most of them find the flavors extremely vibrant than they are usually used to. 

These world-famous cuisines are definitely on the Must-Try list of each and every vacationer. The gastronomical tour of the food world is always exciting and popular. The street food here is to die for. The stalls in the markets are the best ones to give your taste buds a treat.

To make this experience a notch up Chiang Mai also has some classes where they teach to prepare Thai cuisines. You could also enroll in one and enjoy the authentic food from the comfort of your home post your vacation too.

Some of the well-known cookery classes are –

  • Thai Farm Cooking School
  • Thai Akha Cooking School
  • May Kaidee’s Cooking School
  • Sammy’s Organic Thia Cooking School 

10.  Experiencing the Local Chiang Mai:

You would have definitely charted down a tight schedule for your Chaing Mai vacation as there are so many places to visit. However, it is also important to know about the place as well. And hence, for once you can say sayonara to your hectic itinerary and just go on a Gastronomical and cultural tour.

There are many pre-organized food tasting tours, traditional dance shows, and many more, however, you can also customize it to your liking, with Dimaak. You can head to the markets like Chiang Mai Night Bazaar and Sunday Walking street to experience the authentic Thai street food that is so famous all around the world. You can also club it with cultural visitation to the Hill Tribe villages of Chiang Mai where there are shows exclusively arranged for tourists where they showcase their unique traditions, cuisines, and even sometimes dance shows. These show us the diversities Thailand has and how each of them is unique to each other.

Looking for more activities to do in Chiang Mai? Check these 25 best things to do in Chiang Mai for a memorable trip.

Final Thoughts:

Chiang Mai is a very diverse city that is accommodative of every kind of traveler. Instead of breaking your head on your itineraries, just lookout for the most suitable tours and book yourself one to have a tension-free holiday.

One of the favored destinations in southern Thailand, Koh Samui is host to a myriad of nightlife entertainments. Koh Samui nightlife is known for the beer bars, go-go bars, cabaret shows, night markets, Thai boxing, and many more. The full moon and half-moon parties are unique to this part of the world and attract revelers from all over the world.

The live music by local and international DJs, the dance floors, pole dancing are the ultimate nightlife experiences. The affordable drinks and Thai delicacies are added attractions. 

To have fun is an integral part of any vacation and Koh Samui offers the best of entertainment which is interesting and exciting as well. Have a look at the best things to do in Koh Samui before you plan your trip.

To ease your selections here are our 15 best nightlife recommendations in Koh Samui.

1The Green Mango Club:

Koh Samui Nightlife is centered around Chaweng and Soi Green Mango is the leading nightlife destination which is home to cheap drinks, loud music, and good times. 

The Soi Green Mango is named so after the iconic Green Mango Club. To experience  Koh Samui Nightlife go-go bars such as Dreamgirls and Galaxy Samui beckons you with their scantily dressed girls. You can also visit Sweet Soul Café, Mint Bar, and Mambo Club for a wide variety of drinks, cuisines,  loud music, and late-night parties.

The place comes to life at midnight and goes on till 2:00 a.m. and sometimes even beyond.

2.  Ark Bar Beach Resort:

Ark bar is a beach resort that has a bar, restaurant, and nightclub and hence a one-stop destination for party lovers.

During the day time you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the beach and from 12 noon onwards you can dance to the music churned out by local DJs and DJs of international repute. The resort also arranges fire shows, fire dancers dancing on the beach, and hence a popular attraction among tourists. There are 3 pools and pool parties are a great hit among visitors. Ark Bar is one of the most popular destinations to enjoy the Koh Samui nightlife.

3.  Cha Cha Moon Beach Club:

One of the most popular beach clubs in Koh Samui, the Cha Cha Moon Beach Club is a multi-tiered club facing the ocean. You can enjoy the scenic beauty of the beaches by relaxing on the sun lounges, swimming in the pool during the day, and partying hard during the night by hitting the dance floor and shaking a leg to the music played by international DJs. 

You can even relax on the beach with a drink in hand or smoke shisha. This is one location where Koh Samui Nightlife full moon parties and half-moon parties are arranged. 

4.  Stunning Nikki Beach Resort:

Located in Lipa Noi Beach, Nikki beach resort offers one of the best nightlife in Koh Samui. Since it is on the west coast you can experience stunning sunset views while lazing around on the poolside.

Nikki Beach serves both local and international cuisines. Sundays are the best time to visit Nikki Beach not only for entertainment but also for the large spread it is famous for.  You can enjoy the festive atmosphere created by the live DJs, barbeques, film screenings on big projectors, dancing by the poolside, and of course a wide range of drinks to choose from. The most popular being mango mixed with wine or champagne.

5.  Rustic Coco Tams:

Located at Bophut beach, Coco Tams is one of the most popular Koh Samui Nightlife destinations. This rustic beach bar has a few palm-thatched buildings and an open ground wherein you will find beanbags, swings, cabanas, and a big screen projector screening sports or movies for tourists to relax, enjoy the sea breeze and the music.

Friday nights are especially crowded with the locals and visitors of all ages thronging this beach bar for their exotic cocktails. You can choose from more than 24 cocktails out of which a mixture of vodka, watermelon juice, and passion fruit is claimed to be the best. 

6.  Absolut Ice Bar Samui:

As the name suggests this is a Bar with a cool atmosphere. The walls, bar, and glasses are all made of ice. The bar is divided into 3 sections and each section has different temperatures. 

The temperature is set around -7 degrees in the main bar. The ice bar has an ice throne and ice tuk-tuks which is a novelty here. You can borrow thick ponchos to protect yourself from the cool atmosphere. If you can’t bear the chillness then opt to relax in the air-conditioned bar and the outdoor beer garden and enjoy the cocktails the club is famous for. 

An unforgettable experience and the best nightlife in Koh Samui.

7.  On-Street Bar Samui:

Situated on the Chaweng beach road, On Street Bar is the perfect place for travelers who love art along with their drinks. The place is unique and beautiful as it is made of recycled wood, iron, and many old furnishings. 

If you want to be away from the hectic city life then On Street Bar beckons you. You can relax at the beach with one of its signature drinks, the rainbow shots, or cocktail buckets. Enjoy the live band performances every Friday and Saturday nights from 22:00 to 24:00 hours. Enjoy the best nightlife in Koh Samui dancing till midnight.

8.  Lamai Central Plaza:

The most happening place in Lamai, the Lamai Central Plaza is a huge area comprising a dozen bars and restaurants, food courts selling Thais famous street foods, and a small boxing ring at the center.

The Lamai Central Plaza comes alive in the evening with loud music bringing in a lively atmosphere. Scantily dressed bar girls can be seen wooing the customers to the bars and some even sport dancing poles with sexy names.

Plan to visit the plaza on a Saturday night to witness lady boxing and if lucky ladyboy boxing.  

9.  Enjoy Ladyboy Cabarets:

Full of glitz and glamour, the Ladyboy Cabaret shows near Centara Beach Resort, Chaweng is the best Koh Samui Nightlife experience one can get.

The ladyboys perform choreographed cabarets dressed up in elaborate costumes and are heavily made up and wear wigs. The ladyboys are so beautiful that one may mistake them to be ladies. One should not miss the Paris Follies Cabaret and the Starz Cabaret to witness the magic.

When in Koh Samui the Ladyboys Cabaret should be the first thing in your bucket list to see. It is a fun entertainment you can enjoy with family.

10.  Muay Thai kickboxing:

The national sport of Thailand Muay Thai or Thai kickboxing as it is familiarly known all over the world is one of Koh Samui nightlife experiences one should not miss. 

This sport is quite dangerous and is certainly not for the feeble-hearted. Before the match starts the contestants perform a traditional ritual dance which is worth watching. Thai boxing is different from regular boxing in the sense all the limbs are used during the fight. 

Tourists throng to Petch Bancha Boxing Stadium to experience the best nightlife in Koh Samui.

11.  Enjoy movie night at the beach:

The beaches in Koh Samui are world famous and a number of resorts are popular for the wide range of entertainment they offer. One such entertainment provided by some of the luxury resorts in Koh Samui is the screening of movies on the widescreen/projectors set against the ocean for the tourists to relax and enjoy.

 With the beautiful sea as a background, seated on beach bags, with food and drinks served, watching movies with your loved ones, what more can you ask for. You will cherish this unforgettable Koh Samui Nightlife experience forever. Monday nights are movie nights. So book your tickets in advance.

12.  Night Markets:

For the best shopping experience, a visit to the night markets in Koh Samui should be one of the must things to do. 

The  Chaweng night market, Lamui Sunday night market and  Bophut fisherman’s village market are all famous for their food courts offering local delicacies as well as international cuisines. Everything from clothes, fake handbags, sunglasses, souvenirs for your loved ones is available at a reasonable price. 

The locals and the tourists throng these markets on weekends to get the best bargains. The markets are one of the places to experience Koh Samui Nightlife.

13.  Go Go bars:

One of the reasons for the tourists to travel to Thailand is for its nightlife and the Go-go bars. Koh Samui nightlife Go-Go bars are mainly in the Chaweng and Lamai central areas. The go-go bars in Samui have beautiful sexy girls dancing on stage to a loud and lively atmosphere. You can either join them or sit in a quiet corner and enjoy the show. There are a lot of pretty girls who offer their service at a price.

The Dream Girls is a simple Thai style go-go bar in Soi Green Mango. Whereas the Galaxy Samui with its swanky look is a high-end cabaret club offering special and erotic performances on stage as also exclusively for you in private rooms, of course for a price.

14.  Full moon parties at Koh Phangan:

The famous party island of Koh Phangan is known worldwide for the full moon party celebrated every month. Thousands of hardcore party-goers travel from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan’s Haad Rin Beach in a ferry to join in the dusk to dawn celebrations. 

Started a few years back, after some tourists visiting Koh Phangan commented on a full moon night that the moon was the best they had ever seen. A small party was arranged to celebrate the full moon night and over the years this Koh Samui Nightlife full Moon party became world-famous. The music played from hip hop to trance, bass to reggae, caters to all. Plan your trip to Koh Samui around the full moon night. 

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15.  Black Moon & Half Moon Parties:

Similar to the famous Koh Samui nightlife Full Moon party at Koh Phangan, the Half Moon rave parties also known as the Half-moon festival is held in a small forest clearing in Koh Phangan twice a month. Celebrated a week before and a week after the full moon party, the half-moon festival attracts people from Thailand and beyond to its lively atmosphere of trance and techno music and even fire shows.

Black Moon Party as the name suggests is a rave party held once a month on the new moon night at Baan Tai Beach, Koh Phangan.  Not as crowded as the full moon party, it attracts revelers who enjoy the trance music and groove to the beats. Bars, food stalls, and drinks are available albeit on a small scale.

Final Thoughts:

The night clubs in Koh Samui are among the best in Thailand. Home to some of the best bars in the world the nightlife at Koh Samui is varied. The go-go bars, ladyboy cabarets are unique experiences for the tourists and hence the most popular destination for tourists who want to party all night.