Places to visit in Bali
Of course the main attraction in Bali are the various beaches, but there is a lot more to this island than that. You should opt to taste the culture and the rural environment of this city, by paying a visit to the famous rice terraces where you can watch a farmer herding a flock of ducks or see a woman perched side saddle on a motorbike on way to the temple. There are a lot of beautiful temples as well in Bali and you can also take in the local dance drama performances. The Kecak performances show more than 100 people portraying the Hindu epic the Ramayana.
Nusa Dua: Nusa Dua was especially developed as a high end ghetto for travelers. It is mostly just that, but the beach is accessible to the public and usually you get a meal at a resort and take a dip in their pool and use their other facilities. The other beaches around the bukit are also easily accessible and some of the most worth visiting are the Padang Padang, Balangan and Nyang Nyang. On most of the beaches you get good food and drink but in case of Nyang Nyang you may have to take a picnic pack.
Kuta/Legian Area: This area is famous for all styles of parties which tend to get more sophisticated and exclusive towards Seminyak while Canggu is a much quieter area. This is the most touristy section of Bali and you will find several thumping bars, gourmet restaurants, and designer shops which vie for the attention of the tourists. If you are a family with older kids then there are a lot of attractions like WAterbom park, and a large number of water sports like snorkeling, diving and others. This area is the most crowded as well, so if you want to avoid crowds and the typical touristy attractions, then you should avoid this area.
Ubud: Ubud is essentially the cultural and artistic heart of Bali where you can head up to the cooler hills across the rice paddies. Here you can check out the Monkey Forest which is a revered temple sanctuary where you will find naughty monkeys who are the real bosses. You can also take a look at the eccentric but worth visiting Victor Mason and book a bird watching session through the paddies. The dining in Ubud is particularly worth mentioning whether you want to opt for cheap and cheerful places, authentic Indonesian food and ambience or world class degustation. In this area you can enjoy your food without being much worried about the hygiene problems that exist elsewhere in Bali.