Bali, as one of the most popular tropical destinations in the world, has lovely warm weather but sometimes so humid that it makes you always sweaty when you spend time outside. When the sun is too hot, there is no better place to escape unless jumping into the water. Luckily, there are some water plays in Bali you can do around the island. Here are a few of them.
Splashing into the water play in Bali and getting rides of the award-winning waterpark can be fun and refreshing for the whole family. Located in the heart of Kuta Bali, with over 15 rides and attractions available at various levels, Waterbom waterpark is suitable for all ages. Facilities include restaurants, private gazebos, safety lockers, on-site First Aid assistance, and professional photos during your ride, which is optional to buy. Some add-ons are also available, such as towel rental, just in case you don't bring your own towel. Tickets can be purchased either on-site or online through travel websites.
White Water Rafting
If you like more adventurous guided activity in nature, white water rafting is probably a good option to go. Get into an inflatable raft through the 10 km (6.21 miles) river runs for 1.5-2 hours duration, and enjoy navigating through the stunning view of rainforest and rice paddy terraces on the island.
For recreational purpose, the white water rafting in Bali ranges from class level 2 (novice with small waves and drops), level 3 (intermediate with few small to medium waves and irregular obstacles), to level 4 (requires strength to paddle hard when needed, combined with narrow canyons with fast drops). Get to know your adrenaline limit, and choose a class level that suits you among these three main locations for white water rafting in Bali: Ayung River (class 2-3 rapids), Telaga Waja River (class 3-4), and Melangit River (class 3-4 rapids). Guided by the trained and experienced guides, this activity is exciting, safe, fun, and suits all ages. Tour usually includes free pick up and return transfer to your accommodation.
For easy access to waterplay in Bali, Tanjung Benoa might be the right place for you, besides Sanur, Nusa Lembongan, Serangan, and Labuhan Amuk Karangasem. Along Tanjung Benoa beach, there are many watersports vendors selling water play activities such as a banana boat, parasailing, jet ski, sea walker, wakeboarding, flying board, flying fish, glass-bottom boat, rolling donut, water ski, snorkeling, and scuba diving.
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
If you are into an open water adventure and dive into the ocean of Bali, snorkeling and scuba diving are something you might want to try to do. On condition that you want to get certified, a scuba diving course is available in some dive centers in the Sanur area and Amed region. However, recreational diving is also possible without having any certification. If you are looking for an island adventure, you might want to do snorkeling and scuba diving in Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida, one of the best sites to see beautiful corals and pelagic fishes – including the famous Manta-Ray, and Mola-mola or Sunfish – close to the island. However, if you are not into crossing to the sisters' island of Bali, you can also find some best spots for this water play in Bali, such as Amed with relaxing beach and colorful corals, Tulamben to witness a unique shipwreck, Menjangan with its untouched underwater beauty far in the North.