Bali Bootcamp, What to do in your Free Time

The bootcamp isn’t all about training.

During your free time and over the weekends there are lots of cool activities you can add on and really make the most of your time in Bali. Here are some of our top recommendations:

  1. Uluwatu and Padang Padang or Tanah Lot

Uluwatu and Tanah Lot are probably our favourite temples on Bali and awesome for a Saturday afternoon activity. You can explore the temples, see monkeys, and then chill on the beach and watch the surfers while you wait for one of the best sunsets in Bali

  1. Surfing at Kuta Beach

If you’re coming to Bali trying out surfing is a must. The waves on Kuta are perfect for beginners and you’ll be surprised how quickly you’ll take to it. There are lots of little beach huts for drinks and snacks so you relax after your surf lesson and soak it all in. If you are already a surfer, Canggu is the perfect place to surf. This surf spot is super close to your accommodation on the Bali Bootcamp.

  1. Markets in Ubud

Ubud is a haven for arts and crafts and you can strike great bargains here. If you love to haggle, you’ll really enjoy the markets in Ubud! From paintings, carving, traditional garments and unusual knickknacks some with price tags but most without so you can put your bargaining skills to the test. Perfect for souvenirs and presents home.

  1. Monkey Forrest in Ubud

If you’re keen to get up close with monkeys, then this is the spot! The 27acre sanctuary is right in the heart of Ubud and the home to over 600 macaque monkeys. Just inside the gate, you can buy bananas to feed the monkeys but make sure you keep the extras hidden in your bag otherwise a greedy one will take them all. But that’s all part of the fun.

  1. Coffee Plantation Tour

If you’re a coffee addict like us this is awesome! Take a guided tour through the plantation and view coffee beans, chillies, vanilla, cacao, cinnamon and lots more. You learn all about the roasting process and get to sample 14 different teas, coffees, and hot cholates. Delicious!

  1. Mt Batur Volcano Trek

It’s an early start (2am pick up from the villa) but totally worth it when you’re watching the sunrise and eating eggs cooked from the steam of the volcano. Not many people can say they’ve experienced that before!

  1. The Tegalalang Rice Terraces

The rice terraces are famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies. They offer a perfect Bali photo opportunity with its dramatic views. The vista sprawls down and away to the rice terraces on the slopes across the valley. Take the path right to the back and take it all in while sipping on a fresh coconut. You can’t get much better than this!

  1. Seminyak

Seminyak beach is beautiful and stretches for several kilometres and it’s perfect for surfers, swimmers, and tanner. Potato Head Beach Bar is really popular so get there early and you can chill on a daybed with your group. You can spend the day by the pool with a beautiful view of the huge waves really unwind. It has delicious food and even healthy non-alcoholic cocktails so you can enjoy it guilt-free.

Seminyak is also perfect for shopping!

  1. Canggu beach

Away from the hustle and bustle of Seminyak and Kuta and super close to the bootcamp, Canggu is perfect if you want to relax and soak it all in on a black sand beach. Don’t be surprised to see locals drive by with their surfboard on the side of their scooter along the streets. Canggu like most of Bali is all about surfing. There are lots of funky cafes and clothes shops around to chill and browse in as well.

Lovely little restaurants with the best food, and also there are nice beach clubs with amazing pools, to hang out during your time off.

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