When you are visiting Bali, there are most a variety of activities that you can choose to partake in, whether it is surfing, hiking, getting a massage and yes, even going golfing!
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A brief intro to golf in Bali:
Many golf magazines around the world have consistently ranked Bali as one of the best-golfing destinations in the world. With a challenging yet utterly serene setting, the collection of brilliantly maintained fairways and testing greens makes it a golfer’s dream!
Where to play:
While it may vary based on preference, courses like the award-winning Bali National Golf Club and the Handara Golf & Resort in Bali are excellent choices amongst many Bali resorts. If you are on the southern coast of Bali, do check out the New Kuta Golf Club near the Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort as well!
What makes it special?
With the landscape being filled with a vista of mountains and forest, this tiny island paradise in the Indonesian archipelago holds many historical and simply delightful courses to play at.
What is the weather like?
Due to the tropical climate of the island, the weather tends to fluctuate but you may opt to play in the highlands of Bali to enjoy cool playing conditions throughout.
Bali has a surprising array of sports that thrive throughout the community, and all of the various clubs and organisations are known to be quite welcoming towards newcomers and beginners.
This American Football club was formed by a travelling Australian expat with a reputation as a football star in Jakarta. Ever since their inception in 1997, the Bali Geckos have been quite successful, and currently welcome anyone to train with their juniors at the Geckos Club.
This is a world class facility that has been featured on Fox Sports and is ranked as one of the best MMA-gyms in the world. The classes offered here feature boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, strength & condition as well as yoga. The gym also provides surf camps, lodging and personalised meal plans.
Bali United FC
Originally called Putra Samarinda when it was founded in 1989, this club consistently takes part in the premier league of Indonesia. They were rebranded as the Bali United Football Club. There are many programs offered by the club, with their hallmark being the summer camp.
Finns Recreation Club
If you’re looking for an all-rounder, it doesn’t get better than this. The Finns Club has a fully-equipped fitness centre, a 25-metre lap pool, tennis court and even a water park for kids. If you’re at one of many Bali resorts located nearby, such as Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort, be sure to check it out.
Bali is an incredible tourist destination with so much to offer, but one of the most overlooked yet overwhelmingly awesome attractions the island has to offer is The Superhero Factory.
What is it?
This place is a lot more than a gym, in addition to providing a range of facilities and classes for both children and adults to work on their fitness, the Superhero Factory even has things in place to help them overcome a range of more complicated obstacles such as fears and mental blocks.
The Climbing Wall
The gym’s climbing wall is a great way to work on your fitness while building your confidence and problem solving skills as well. It is bound to be strenuous, and you are guaranteed to feel so much better after you reach the top.
The Leap of Faith
This is one of the most iconic aspects of the Superhero Factory, and involves a 5m drop into a pit full of foam padding. If you’re staying at one of the Bali cliff resorts situated pretty close to the gym, such as Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort you should definitely think about experiencing this.
This luminous slope with a steep incline allows you to practice running up walls. One has to run up the wedge, grab the bar, and then climb down the other end. If you conquer this, you’re bound to have some serious bragging rights.
Bali is beautiful. Bali is an adventure filled haven that offers many activities for the young and old. An iconic island of Indonesia, Bali is home to a population of over 4 million people of diverse faiths, cultures and castes. The island is a popular attraction thanks to the many glamorous beaches, coral reefs, volcanic mountains and archaeological sites. From north to south are things too good to miss. On the south side of the island, travellers may find many establishments like Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort which is amongst the Bali golf resort options in the area; the north is popular for the outdoor adventures it offers like white water rafting, which can be easily accessed from the south side too.
A favourite among local and foreign tourists alike, rafting on the Ayung River is an experience of a lifetime. The sport has grown to become one of the more preferred activities on the island with many hundreds and even thousands of tourists taking the challenge. While white water rafting can be categorized as slightly more daring than most other sports, safety gear and alertness can always ensure a smooth rafting experience.
There are many rafting operators on the island like Sobek Ayung River Rafting, Bali Adventure Rafting and Bali Payung Rafting that offer guided rafting tours. Even beginners may raft on the Ayung River thanks to its relatively easy currents. Rafting is usually done in two sessions, either in the morning or afternoon and the rates depend on which operator you choose. Some operators also conduct white water rafting rapids classes which allow participants to familiarize themselves with water currents and how to confront them. While the Ayung River is the most famous for this activity other rivers like Telega Waja River and Melangit River too are suitable for rafting.
Rafting can be done all year around making it easier for travellers to choose their holidays with ease. Travellers are advised to be clad in light clothes and wear strapped sandals or runners which ensure a firm grip. While rafting, participants come across both calm and turbulent waters and will also be able to witness a plethora of fauna and flora that surrounds the river.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.