The best attractions mostly encompass the beautiful limestone cliff-fringed coastlines that are home to some of Bali’s best surf spots and reef breaks. These beaches, some considerably far-flung with more rugged terrain compared to the leisure and touristy coasts of Kuta and Legian, have continuously lured in wave riders and travellers with a penchant for adventure from around the globe. Attractions can take up a sizable chunk of your Bali photo albums and travel diaries, with a whole range of worthy sites and highlights to discover.
In the compound of Uluwatu Temple there are a lot of monkeys. Wear minimum accessories and keep any valuables securely zipped in your bag, or avoid taking them with you. When visiting the temple don't feed or approach the monkeys unsupervised – they are wild animals, not pets.
Respect the culture
On temple visits you must wear a sarong, usually with sash (waistband) around your waist. Temples are generally very cheap or free to visit. However, most keepers will show visitors to a 'donation box', or offer sarongs at the entrance (don't worry if you didn't bring one). Always use right hand for gesturing; never left hand or feet.
Tides can be very strong and unpredictable. If you want to learn to surf book in with a professional licensed surf school, who can ensure you’re learning in a safe environment.
Some beaches are marked by flags or signs as being especially dangerous, so as with all warnings, pay attention and steer clear! Most beaches in Bali aren’t staffed by lifeguards.
Reef cuts need proper medical attention, so don’t leave them and risk infection. See a doctor as soon as possible.