Discover a vast array of things to do at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, from sailing excursions to visiting a seaweed farm overlooking the Indian Ocean. Our beachfront hotel’s location on the softest, whitest beach on the island makes our resort the perfect place to soak in the sun from a comfortable chaise lounge, refreshing drink in hand.
For information about these and additional attractions, kindly contact our concierge.
The Blanco Renaissance Museum in Ubud offers an evocative celebration of the most flamboyant international artist ever to set foot on the island.
Flourishing gardens are home to gorgeous tropical birds, including brightly hued macaws and an elegant black hornbill from Borneo. Stairs flanked by mythical dragons lead into a majestic space – a colorful blend of Spanish baroque, Italian aesthetics and Hindu philosophy, with three floors reflecting the upper, middle and lower worlds. Scattered amidst grand stair cases and elaborate gilded Balinese doorways, hang his evocative works of art, including paintings, collages and lithographs – many of which are erotic portrayals of beautiful Balinese women. While the museum is dedicated to Antonio Blanco, his son Marco is also an artist and has his own gallery within the main building. An enchanting cafe serves up tasty western and Indonesian cuisine in atmospheric surrounds. Guided tours are available.
Contact: +62 361 975502 | Distance: 46.8 KM
Complex Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) Area Block P, Nusa Dua.
Home to a fascinating array of artwork and artifacts, Museum Pasifika was founded by a group of Indonesian and French art lovers and antique collectors. It is one of the few museums in Asia solely dedicated to art created in and collected from the Pacific region. 200 artists from 25 countries are featured amidst the 600 works on permanent display.
Opened in 2006, Museum Pasifika celebrates the artistic and cultural diversity of the Asian Pacific Region, with its myriad ethnic groups, languages and art forms. It also features many of the 20th century European artists who were lured to the archipelago by exotic visions of paradise and went on to flourish in their adopted home of Bali, such as Theo Meier, Emilio Ambron and Auke Sonnegar. Spacious and well-designed, the museum is comprised of 11 interconnected pavilions each dedicated to a different subject or region, including Indonesian artists, Italian artists in Indonesia, and Dutch artists in Indonesia.
Guided tours are available in various languages.
Contact: +62 361 774935 | Distance: 6.1 KM
MUSEUM NEGERI PROPINSI BALI
Jalan Mayor Wisnu, Puputan Square, Denpasar
Popularly known as the Bali Museum, Museum Negeri Propinsi Bali is the oldest and largest museum on the island. Situated right in the heart of Denpasar and spread over a series of pavilions, it is home to more than 10,000 exhibits – some dating from the megalithic period. Opened to the public in 1934, the museum honors Balinese heritage in both design and displays. Built in traditional Bali style known as puri-pura or palace-temple, it is a delightful maze of courtyards, pavilions, ornate temple gates, stone carvings, relief work and verdant tropical gardens.
Tour guides are available for hire.
Contact: +62 361 222 680 | Distance: 24.7 KM
Jalan Raya Puputan, Niti Mandala Renon, Denpasar
This magnificent monument is a highlight on many tour itineraries and can be found in Denpasar, right next to the Governor’s office in the center of Renon Square. Renon is the affluent suburb of the island’s capital city, site of palatial homes, important government buildings and wide shady streets.
The grand structure resembles a giant Balinese Hindu priest’s prayer bell or bajra and is said to symbolize the spirit and the soul of the Balinese people, and their struggle throughout the ages. It is also a reminder to preserve their culture and traditions in fast-changing times.
Set within a walled courtyard and surrounded by lawns and palm trees, Bajra Sandhi soars 45 meters towards the sky and is made up of three floors, eight pillars and 17 gates.
The I AM Bali 3D Museum is a new addition to the ground floor of the monument and houses dozens of different three-dimensional trick-art murals with themes ranging from rural Bali and agricultural life to popular culture, Disney cartoons and Pokémon.
Distance: 24.9 KM
Jalan Raya Singapadu, Gianyar.
The zoo is home to 500 animals including African lions, salt water crocodiles, otters and gibbons, Bengal tigers and Bornean orangutans – just to name a few, and has many options for interactive animal experiences. You can have Breakfast with Orangutans, hand-feed the Sumatran elephants, or join the signature Mahout for a Day experience, where you will learn how to bathe, scrub and train an elephant and then head into the forest for a 30 minute elephant expedition. There is also a petting zoo and pony ride for the little ones.
Contact: +62 361 294357 | Distance: 36.9 KM
BALI BIRD PARK
Jl Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir, Batubulan, Gianyar.
Home to 1000 birds, this well-designed park has the biggest collection of Indonesian birds in the world, as well as a wonderful assortment of African, Australian and South American birds. The park is set in flourishing gardens that include over 50 types of palms and 2000 species of tropical fauna.
Distance: 36.7 KM
ELEPHANT SAFARI PARK LODGE BALI
Jalan Elephant Safari Park Banjar Desa Taro Tegallalang, Taro, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar.
The multi-award-winning Elephant Safari Park and Lodge in Taro provides a peaceful sanctuary for Sumatran elephants, as well as a highly enjoyable interactive experience for visitors to the island. From Nusa Dua, the scenic drive to Taro leads you through Bali’s heartland, a maze of steeply terraced rice fields, traditional villages and groves of ancient forests. Here you will find the Elephant Safari Park & Lodge, home to the largest herd of rescued Sumatran elephants in the world. Set amidst 3.5 hectares of picturesque botanical gardens the park incorporates a safari lodge, restaurant and 30 elephants (plus three babies) who carry visitors on treks through the surrounding forests.
General admission includes park entrance and a buffet lunch. Additional tours are available.
Contact: +62 0 361 721 480 | Distance: 63.1 KM
PURA BESAKIH (BESAKIH TEMPLE)
The Pura Besakih, the largest Hindu temple complex in Bali, is located on Mount Agung, Bali’s holiest mountain. The Besakih Temple has been known as Mother Temple for more than a thousand years and is surrounded by scenic views of rice paddies, hills, mountains, streams and ore. Each year, there are at least seventy festivals celebrated at this complex.
Distance: 75 KM /2 hours
Hike up Bali’s majestic mountain and capture the surrounding beauty for an unforgettable holiday memory. There are many ways to enjoy the beauty of Bali and one of them is to hike up Mount Batur. An active volcano with two caldera lakes, Mount Batur rises 1,727m above sea level and has become Bali’s most favorite tourist attraction.
Hiking up the volcano is a rewarding trip in itself, and the best way to do it is to organize a trip with Hotel Extras. The trip will start with an early morning drive to a starting point at either Pura Jati or Pura Tampuryang in Toya Bungkah village, then continues with a 2 hour trek up to the peak. Breakfast awaits as you reach the top, while a jaunt through the crater will follow next. Continue the trip by cycling to Ubud, passing lush forests and traditional villages, with a lot of orange, coffee and cacao trees along the way.
When you reach Ubud, rest for a lunch break before being taken back to the resort. With an excellent standard of quality and safety, Hotel Extras will craft the right personalized excursion that suits your interests, whether it’s a day/half-day trip around the island, or even a day cruise over to Bali’s Lembongan Island. You can also opt to explore the island further with white water rafting, cycling or elephant riding adventures.
Distance: 92 KM /2 hours and 30 minutes
Nusa Lembongan offers a vibrant tropical haven, humble tranquility, and a vast array of exciting activities to liven up your holiday.
Stretches of golden sand outline the coast, while the swaying coconut trees decorate the shore along with the lush greenery that blankets the surrounding cliffs and limestone hills.
Distance: 77.5 KM / 2 hours and 15 minutes
PURA ULUN DANU (ULUN DANU TEMPLE)
Jl. Raya Candi Kuning, Desa Candikuning, Kec. Baturiti, Tabanan, Bali 80345, Indonesia.
Pura Ulun Danu Beratan is an important water temple in Bali. This temple was built in 1663 on the shores of Lake Bratan and is used for offerings to the Balinese water, lake and river goddess. Our concierge recommends visiting in the early morning hours to best enjoy this picturesque temple that seems to float on a peaceful lake in the middle of mountains.
Distance: 77.5 kilometers/2 hours and 15 minutes
PURA LUHUR ULUWATU (ULUWATU TEMPLE)
Jl.Desa Pecatu, Kecamatan Kuta Selatan, Badung, Bali.
This temple is one of the Sad Kahyangan, the six temples of the world. The other five are Pura Besakih, Pura Lempuyang Luhur, Pura Gua Lawah, Pura Batukaru, and Pura Pusering Jagat in Pejeng. Pura Luhur Uluwatu is dedicated to that aspect of Sang Hyang Widhi known as Siwa Mahakala, or Rudra, the dissolver of life.
Pura Luhur Uluwatu comes from the verb luhur, which literally means “above”, ulu means “end”, and watu means “stone”. Hence Pura Luhur Uluwatu also means a temple at the edge on the stone. Indeed you will find a beautiful scenery surrounding the temple, that perched on a steep heel. Every day a traditional Kecak Dance Performance takes place with a beautiful sun settings at 6 p.m. on the backdrop.
Distance: 18 kilometers/40 minutes
PURA TANAH LOT (TANAH LOT TEMPLE)
Desa Pecatu, Kecamatan Kuta Selatan, Badung, Bali.
Tanah Lot, a rock formation off the coast of Bali, is home to one of the seven sea temples built along the Balinese coastline.
Tanah Lot Temple is one of Bali’s most important landmarks, famed for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops. An ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves; Tanah Lot Temple is simply among Bali’s not-to-be-missed icons.
At high tide, waves flood the causeways making it impossible to cross. At low tide, you may cross to view the rock base where the legendary ‘guardian’ sea snakes dwell in crevices. Our concierge recommends visiting the Tirta Pabersihan Fountain to receive a special blessing.
Distance: 36 kilometers/1 hour and 30 minutes
TAMAN UJUNG WATER PALACE
Located in Karangasem regency, on a plot that is set against the backdrop of the glorious Mount Agung and eastern shoreline, Taman Ujung Water Palace possesses an architectural feature that perhaps is quite rare to find. This gorgeous building set in a rather unique landscape surrounded by water was built in 1909 at the request of the King of Karangasem I, I Gusti Bagus Jelantik. This stunning palace owes its beauty to surrounding picturesque pools and an elegant combination of West meets East style as the result of a collaboration between Dutch architect van Den Hentz and Chinese architect Loto Ang, who also involved several undagi, or Balinese architects.
Inspired by its beautiful pillars, statues, lush scenery, and scenic features, our architects decided to emulate the water palace in designing The Ritz-Carlton, Bali. We offer its stunning royal expanse to you in our lush pond and garden landscape, as water plays important role for Balinese. Each of our buildings represents the grandeur of Taman Ujung, combining contemporary style with the intricate flair of Balinese and Asian motifs. The surrounding ambience of our resort is also owed to the beauty of Taman Ujung’s scenic water garden.
Distance: 86.4 KM /2 hours and 10 minutes
TEGALLALANG RICE FIELD
The Tegallalang Rice Terraces are famous for its beautiful rice terraces that use the traditional Balinese irrigation system, which tradition says was passed down by a revered holy man in the eighth century. Tegallalang forms the three most splendid terraced landscapes in Ubud's shared region, with the others being in the villages of Pejeng and Campuhan. We recommend wearing a pair of sensible shoes if you plan on heading into the rice paddies.
Distance: 55 KM /2 hours
UBUD MONKEY FOREST
Ubud Monkey Forest is a place of spiritual and cultural aspects with temples sanctified by the local villagers deep within its grounds.
The Ubud Monkey forest serves as a natural attraction and a silent witness to the advent of tourism in the town. It remains a natural landmark and one of the 'must sees' while visiting the area.
A stylish shopping precinct set over eight hectares within the exclusive enclave of Nusa Dua. The Nusa Dua Collection has a great range of local and international retail outlets, restaurants and spas, all conveniently located just a short distance from The Ritz-Calton Bali Resort.
Contact: +62 361 771 662, 771 663
BEACHWALK SHOPPING MALL
Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia.
Bali, Beachwalk Shopping Center, offers a different experience in Kuta. It has a unique architecture design with a green and open concept, creating relaxing and open atmosphere as Bali’s island lifestyle. The perfect combination of water, lush garden and the sea breeze makes Beachwalk Shopping Center an oasis in the heart of Kuta.
Kevala comes from a Sanskrit name means perfect, whole, and complete. This simple idea dictates the design philosophy behind all the ceramics.
Entirely handmade by local artisans in Bali, each piece is a thoughtful statement of contemporary design realized through the heart and hands of the finest skilled craftsmen in the world. From Bali, Kevala creates handmade stoneware ceramics products for hotels, restaurants, spas, product and interior designers, artists, and your home tableware and decorative.
Kevala shops are available throughout the island in Nusa Dua, Batu Belig Seminyak, and Sanur.
Founded by Nora Gasparini, L’Atelier is a perfumery studio that specializes in perfumes made from locally-sourced raw ingredients, resulting in essential oils.
Indonesia is one of the world’s biggest producers of raw ingredients used by the perfume industry. As such, a visit to L’Atelier takes guests on an extraordinary journey of discovering Indonesia and Bali through scent.
Contact: +62 361 849 8988 #3941
Jalan Kartika Plaza, Tuban.
One of Bali’s top adventure attractions, this multi-award-winning water park has something for everyone and is a great way to beat the heat on a warm summers day.
Waterbom boasts 17 world class water slides, ranging from gentle to adrenalin-inducing rides with names like Smash Down, Race Track and Fast and Fierce. The futuristic CLIMAX, will see you immersed in a chamber 19 meters above the pool, then released into a tube where a 2.5 g-force thunders you down, then up and around a bend before shooting you out.
Contact: +62 361 755 676 | Distance: 17.8 KM
BALI NUSA DUA THEATRE - DEVDAN
Komplek ITDC, Nusa Dua.
Devdan – Treasure of the Archipelago Show - fuses traditional Indonesian dance with contemporary dance, dazzling aerial acrobatics, elaborate costumes and high-tech effects. Devdan is an exhilarating 90-minute performance that will leave you on the edge of your seat.
Contact: +62 361 770197 | Distance: 6.4 KM
NUSA DUA BEACH
Swimming at Nusa Dua Beach is great as the wave is mild and the water is crystal clear for snorkeling. For surfers, head on to the south or north ends for higher waves. It is only 10 minutes’ drive away from the resort.
Distance: 2 KM /10 minutes
Kuta Beach continues to attract both local and foreign tourists with its unique charm of sunsets and the waves are strong making it a perfect haven for surfers.
Distance: 18 KM /35 minutes
The secluded Balangan Beach is located just a little to the north of nearby Dreamland Beach, about 15 kilometers or 35 minutes’ drive from the resort.
Flanked between two rock cliffs, the coastline of Balangan Beach stretches for about 1 kilometer. From April to November constant south-west swells and off-shore winds ensure perfect waves, and loads of point breaks and tubes.
Distance: 21 KM /45 minutes
Located on the eastern side of the island, is well known with for its crystal-clear water. It is also appropriate for swimming. It takes 45 minutes’ drive to Sanur Beach through Bali Mandara Toll Road.
Distance: 26 KM / 45 minutes
For any further inquiries, please contact our concierge.