10 places to visit in Bali for young adults - Igloo

Whether you’re looking for a destination for your honeymoon or a place to have a blast with your mates, Bali is the way to go! From the pristine beaches with beautiful surf breaks to the beautiful nature all over the island, you will surely love what Bali has to offer. Come with us and discover the best places to go when you are a young adult!

1. Canggu

Canggu is literally a backpacker’s heaven. Cheaper rent than most of the other destinations on the list, it gives the opportunity for people to enjoy everything that Bali has to offer. From the beautiful waves for surfing during the day, to the vibrant nightlife, Canggu is truly the only place you have to go to enjoy the best of Bali. Oh, and did I mention it is super cheap which makes it the perfect place for young adults. Nightclub and bar recommandations:

  • Old man’s
  • The Lawn
  • Sandbar

Restaurant recommandations:

  • La Fabrica
  • Burgerz
  • Beach Garden

What we recommend you to do:

  • Surfing
  • Go to nearby temples like Tanah Lot
  • Enjoy the weather and chill at the beach or your villa

2. Seminyak

If you’re looking for fancy bars and restaurants, you will surely love the vibe in Seminyak. Even though it is really close from Kuta, it is a lot less crowded which makes it that much better. Seminyak is one the most famous luxury destination in the world. From its high-end boutiques and five-star restaurants to its luxury hotels and spas, you’ll find everything you need to feel like a boss. Nightclub and bar recommandations:

  • Potato Head
  • La Favela
  • Motel Mexicola
  • Red Ruby

Restaurant recommandations:

  • Kultur
  • Gapet
  • Wabi Sabi by KZU

What we recommend you to do:

  • Hang out at Double Six Beach
  • Learn to surf
  • Go out shopping

3. Gili Islands

The Gili’s are technically not part of Bali, but a quick boat ride will get you there and the detour is definitely worth it. You will find 3 tiny islands with a unique vibe on each of them: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air.  Unlike the majority of the beaches in Bali, you will find white sand beaches all over those 3 little island. You’ll also enjoy the quiet and chill vibe of the Gili’s since there are no motorbikes on the islands, just take a bike and stroll around. During the evening, go to the beach and enjoy one of the greatest sunset you’ll ever see. Nightclub and bar recommandations:

  • Blue Beach
  • Sama-Sama
  • Tir Na Nog

Restaurant recommandations:

  • The Night Market
  • Ko-Ko-Mo
  • Karma Beach

What we recommend you to do:

  • Go snorkeling
  • Enjoy the sunset on the beach
  • Do a horse ride

4. Uluwatu

Looking for a more fancy experience of Bali? Uluwatu will surely be on your sweet side. From your beautiful 5 star hotels overlooking the massive cliffs to the massive surf breaks, you’ll definitely have great memories of your stay. The views of Bali are simply breathtaking and the lodging are just has good. Tired of getting rocked by the waves? Go to Uluwatu Temple to have one the most breathtaking view of your life. Uluwatu is definitely a place to put on your bucket list if you come to Bali. Nightclub and bar recommandations:

  • Omnia
  • Karma Beach
  • Single Fin

Restaurant recommandations:

  • Chiringuito El Kabon
  • Dugong Restaurant
  • Oneeighty

What we recommend you to do:

  • Go to Uluwatu Temple
  • Walk around to catch the beautiful view
  • Have a drink at sunset at one of the many fancy bars

5. Nusa Penida and Lembongan

Nusa Penida is all about nature. You will find breathtaking views that are surely worth the short boat ride from Sanur. Some of the places you don’t want to miss are Broken beach, Kelingking beach and Angel’s Billabong. If you prefer sea life, you can enjoy many snorkeling spots and swim with manta rays or hammerhead sharks around the island. Either way, you will love what Nusa Penida has to offer. Nightclub and bar recommandations:

  • Blue Corner Bar
  • Hai Bar & Grill
  • Sandy Bay Beach Club

Restaurant recommandations:

  • Warung Putu
  • Jinger & Gamu
  • Oishii Bar & Grill

What we recommend you to do:

  • Do snorkeling
  • Go to Kelingking Beach
  • Go to Angel’s Billabong
  • Go to Broken Beach
  • Go to Devil’s Tear

6. Ubud

Looking to soak in the Balinese culture? Ubud is definitely the way to go. You can catch typical shows like. Ubud is also a great place to discover nature since it is surrounded by waterfalls, rice terrace and of course the sacred monkey forest which is kit an experience to walk in, even though it’s a bit crowded. Hungry or looking for a cool souvenir? You can literally find hundreds of local restaurants and small shops which makes the walk totally worth it. Ubud is surely a place for you if you like to chill out and enjoy nature. Nightclub and bar recommandations:

  • No Màs
  • Laughing Buddha Bar
  • Round Bar Cafe

Restaurant recommandations:

  • Balinese Home Cooking
  • Warung Titi
  • Warung Bintangbali

What we recommend you to do:

  • Go to the secret monkey forest
  • Go to one of the many waterfalls around Ubud
  • Trek the nearby Mount Batur to see the sunrise

7. Kuta

Kuta is where everything started in Bali back in the 1970’s. Has you can imagine it is much more developed and crowded then the rest of the destinations on this list which makes the experience a little bit less authentic. Nevertheless, there a bunch of cool stuff you can do in Kuta like enjoy the famous white sand beach of Kuta beach to learn to surf or paddle boarding. Nightclub and bar recommandations:

  • Skygarden
  • LXXY
  • Engine Room
  • EnVie Lounge

Restaurant recommandations:

  • Johnny Tacos
  • Wahrung Ayam Betut Gianyar
  • Gourmet Sate House

What we recommend you to do:

  • See ground zero monument
  • Learn to surf
  • Spend a day at Waterbom Waterpark

8. Jimbaran

Just south of Kuta, you will find the beautiful fisher town of Jimbaran. Along the Jimbaran bay, you’ll find pristine calm water. Unlike Canggu or Seminyak, the rip current is really weak, which makes it a perfect place to swim all day under the Balinese sun. Hungry for some local food? Head out to Kedongagan market to find fresh fish and much more. If you don’t feel like chilling all day, you are one step away from world-famous surf breaks like Dreamland and Balagan. There’s something for everyone in Jimbaran! Nightclub and bar recommandations:

  • Rock Bar
  • Jimbaran Beach Club
  • Smoqee Lounge and Sky Bar at Le Meridien Jimbaran
  • UNIQUE Rooftop Bar & Restaurant

Restaurant recommandations:

  • Kedonganan Seafood Restaurant
  • Sunset Beach Bar & Grill
  • Warung Mami Ikan Bakar

What we recommend you to do:

  • Go on a fishing trip with the locals
  • Go surfing to one of the many surf break
  • Sunbathe at the beautiful Jimbaran Beach

9. Lovina

If you could go back in time to see what Bali looked like back in the days, it would probably look a bit like Lovina. A calm destination compared to the others on the list, you will be able to hang out we a bunch of friendly locals and eat delicious local food. Outside town, you can enjoy the wildlife and sea life with dolphin tours and treks in the forest to see many monkeys. To finish your day, chill at one of many hot springs and have a drink by the Bali sea in one of the beautiful beach clubs. Nightclub and bar recommandations:

  • Kantin 21 Bar
  • Bintang Bali Sports Bar
  • Pashaa Night Club

Restaurant recommandations:

  • Spice Beach Club
  • Jaring Kitch & Drinks
  • FunkyPlace

What we recommend you to do:

  • Do a dolphin tour
  • Go to the hot springs
  • Do cliff diving at Aling-Aling waterfall

10. Nusa Dua

If you have a bit more of a budget to spare, Nusa Dua is definitely the way to go! You will find high end resorts and villas that give you the opportunity to enjoy private beaches and just chill out in the sun. We have to mention that Nusa Dua is not really the place to party. It is much more suited for couples or people who want to relax. That’s why it is one of the best places in the world to enjoy your honeymoon with your love one.

Nightclub and bar recommandations:

  • Nikki Beach Bali
  • NJ’s Bar & Lounge
  • King Cole Bar

Restaurant recommandations:

  • Nusa Dua Beach Grill
  • Tapa Nusa Dua
  • Sateria Beachside Restaurant

What we recommend you to do:

  • Go see Water Blow
  • Enjoy an balinese show to better understand the culture of Bali
  • Enjoy a Balinese massage
The article “10 places to visit in Bali for young adults” was written by Simon Dallaire, co-founder of Igloo4travel inc.

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