10 Things to Do in Bali in December On Your 2021 Vacay!

Activities to Do in Bali in December

1. Be a part of the Denpasar Festival
2. Visiting Balinese Hindu Temple
3. White Water Rafting Tour
4. Banana Boat Ride
5. Submarine Tour
6. Shop Till you drop at the famous markets
7. Visit the Ubud Monkey Forest
8. Explore the Bali Safari & Marine Park
9. Celebrate New Year

Ring into the spirit of merriment and fun by trying out some of the best things to do in Bali in December. The new year celebrations and Christmas parties make Bali crowded with tourists in December. Immerse yourself into divinity by visiting Balinese Hindu Temples renowned for their intricate architecture. Get ready for retail therapy by visiting the famous markets in Bali that are an absolute paradise for shoppers. During December, you can enjoy a white water rafting tour as it rains heavily, and you'll have a unique experience rafting through the rapids on your boat.

If you're looking for one of the most thrilling activities to do in Bali in December, you can try a banana boat ride that gives you a chance to ride the powerful waves. It rains heavily in Bali during December and the excitement of this water sports activity doubles. So get into vacation mode and bring out the best version of yourself by trying out these exciting activities in Bali.

Here is the list of best things to do in Bali in the month of December:

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A new scheme of travelling - "The Travel Bubble" introduced Updated: 21 Jun 2021

The agreement which states that Bali will be open for Indians states that it will only happen with the use of a travel bubble scheme. In this scheme, people will get their RT-PCR testes done as a group, will travel together as a group in a chartered plane, will tour as a group, and will stay out of contact with the outer world. They will also stay as well as leave together thus ensuring that they do not contract Covid to themselves or others.

Bali might open for Indian tourists with a travel bubble agreement Updated: 21 Jun 2021

Foreign tourists might be able to visit Bali again as soon as June under a travel corridor program

Bali announced a three-phase reopening plan Updated: 04 Sep 2020

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Domestic tourism has started in Bali, allowing travellers from other islands in Indonesia to visit the place. All domestic flight requirements are still active for visitors.

01

Be a part of the Denpasar Festival

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One of the best things to do in Bali in December is attending the Denpasar Festival that was started off to rekindle Gajahmada, which was the center for the Denpasar community's creativity. The festival provides a unique platform for designers and showcases their traditional wear by hosting exciting fashion shows.

The highlight of this event is musical performances, photo exhibition and competition, mask parade, live painting, trade handicraft exhibition, and traditional art performances. Denpasar Festival is a great way to immerse yourself in the Balinese culture and traditions.

Location:
Jl. Padang Galak No.3 Kesiman
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02

Visiting Balinese Hindu Temple

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Immerse yourself into divinity and spirituality by visiting Balinese Hindu Temples renowned for their intricate architecture and breathtaking design. There are many temples and shrines on the island that have been built following the style, guidance, rules, and rituals found in Balinese architecture.

Visiting these temples is one of the best things to Do in Bali in December as it is not the peak season, so the temples are not overcrowded during these months, giving you ample time to explore and seek the blessings of God.

Tanah Lot Temple, Ulun Danu Bratan temple, Uluwatu Temple, Besakih Temple, and Goa Gajah are some of the famous Balinese Hindu temples that you must visit in December.
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03

White Water Rafting Tour

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One of the most adventurous activities to do in Bali in December is enjoying a white water rafting tour. During this month, it rains heavily, and you'll have a unique experience rafting through the rapids on your boat. You don't need to be worried about your safety.

If you're joining this activity during the rainy season, as the tour operator will take care of your safety. The chilly winds, towering mountains, fresh aroma in the air, and calm waters make Bali white water rafting a unique experience. You can choose the rapids based on the difficulty you are willing to undertake as the rivers have varying levels of rapids ranging from level I to level III.

Location:
Tanjung Benoa Beach, Bali
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04

Banana Boat Ride

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If you're looking for one of the most exciting activities to do in Bali in December, you must try a banana boat ride that will bring you a fun experience with high speed on the water. During this exciting activity, a rubber boat in the shape of a banana is pulled by a speed boat.

Once your boat accelerates and makes a manoeuvre, you will have to keep your body balance; otherwise, you may fall in the water. Once the riding duration is over, your guide will transfer you to the beach, and you can enjoy other marine sports activities. It rains heavily in Bali during December and the fun and excitement of this water sports activity doubles.

Location:
Tanjung Benoa Beach, Bali
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05

Submarine Tour

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Those looking to go deep beneath the sea's surface while staying completely dry should book a submarine tour. It is one of the best activities to do in Bali in December as the weather remains extremely pleasant and tides are low during this month. The submarine tour will take you a hundred feet underwater to see Balinese sea life up close and personal.

As the submarine descends slowly towards the colorful reef and aquatic animals, peer through the portholes to see the fish swimming within a few inches of the submarine windows. The stunning scenery and plenty of underwater life are sure to make your submarine tour a memorable experience.

Location:
Tanjung Benoa Beach, Bali
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06

Shop Till you drop at the famous markets

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Shopping at the famous markets in Bali is one of the best things to Do in Bali in December as there are great year-end sales and discounts. There is something for every shopping enthusiast in Bali, from traditional handicrafts to buzzing night markets, stylish air-conditioned malls, and chic art markets. If you want to shop for your favorite items in a trendy spot, you should make your way to Level 21 Mall, a luxurious shopping mall.

One of the major producers, exporters, and manufacturers of fine silk and cotton batiks in Bali, Popular Batik II, is one of the best fabric markets where you can buy Indonesian heritage textiles. You can also visit Pasar Malam, which has the best dining and shopping retreats.
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07

Visit the Ubud Monkey Forest

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If you're looking for one of the best things to do in Bali in December, you must visit the Ubud Monkey Forest. It is the natural habitat and sanctuary of the Balinese long-tailed macaque. The Ubud Monkey Forest not only offers you a monkey spotting opportunity but is a deeply important spiritual and religious complex for the local community.

Here you can explore Balinese Hindu temples, beautiful moss-covered stones, tranquil rivers, and stunning forested areas. The forest has been built according to the traditional Balinese philosophy known as Tri Hita Karana.

Location:
Jl. Monkey Forest,, Ubud, Gianyar, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Timing:
8:30 am- 6 pm
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08

Explore the Bali Safari & Marine Park

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Exploring Bali Safari & Marine Park is one of the best things to do in Bali in December, as the entire park comes alive with greenery due to the rainfall. Bali Safari & Marine Park is an open zoo that houses over a thousand animals and is home to endangered species.

You can interact with the animals and play with them, as most of them are very well trained and have professional mahout who ensures everyone's safety. When you join the safari tour to see the diverse animals at Bali Safari Marine Park, you'll be seated in a car that keeps you protected from the rainfall.

Location:
Jl. Bypass, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80551, Indonesia

Timing:
9:00 am- 5:00 pm
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09

Celebrate New Year

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If you're looking for one of the most exciting things to do in Bali in December, you must celebrate the New Year with your friends and family. With a lot of music festivals and dance shows happening around the island to welcome the new year in style, you can experience the happening celebrations at their best in Bali.

So spark up your last day of the year by grooving on to the trendiest songs, enjoying dazzling performances, and experiencing the hip and happening vibes all around the island. The new year celebrations and Christmas parties make Bali crowded with tourists in December. So now you know why celebrating New Year tops the list of the best activities to do in Bali in December.

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10

Go For a Yoga Session

What can be better than an energetic yet relaxing yoga session to do away with all the travel stress? If you are someone who is spiritual then this experience will be extremely special for you. Spirituality is ingrained in Balinese culture and the world-class yoga studios help you attain peace for mind, body and soul.

The Yoga Barn, Intuitive Flow, Blue Earth Village are some of the most famous yoga retreats in Bali and taking a session here is a must. The beautiful climate, calming atmosphere and lush green surroundings of Bali add more to the overall experience.
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  1. What are the best things to do in Bali for couples?

    1. Witness a breathtaking sunset: If you're looking for an amazing experience with your sweetheart in Bali, you can watch a majestic sunset from a two hundred feet high cliff edge at the world-famous Uluwatu temple. As you stand at the rock and witness the magical sunset, you'll be enthralled by the beauty of nature.

    2. Enjoy a dinner cruise: One of the most romantic things to do in Bali in December is enjoying a dinner cruise in the Indian Ocean. Dine on some sumptuous food and an amazing drink while an acoustic band plays your favorite music in the background. You can also see the sun dipping right below the horizon as your boat cruises over the lapping waves.

    3. Open-air massage: Make your trip to Bali worthwhile by enjoying an open-air massage with your partner at the Tjampuhan Spa. You'll find beautiful Jacuzzis with turquoise blue waters in a cavern, and it's an experience you must indulge in.

    4. Professional couple photoshoot: One of the most romantic activities to do in Bali in December to preserve the lovey-dovey moments of your romantic gateway is getting a couple photoshoots done by a professional. Do cheesy couple poses at some of the most beautiful places in Bali and get some candid shots that you can post on your Instagram feed. 

  2. What are the best water sports activities to do in Bali?

    1. Jet skiing: Get set for a memorable water ride by enjoying jet skiing at Tanjung Benoa Beach. Ride a motorized sea vehicle and experience the breeze through your hair and face as you speed your way through the waters. You'll be accompanied by a professional guide to ensure your safety during the ride.

    2. Snorkeling: Discover the treasures of the underwater world by trying snorkeling at Blue Lagoon that is renowned for its rich aquatic life and coral reefs. Snorkeling is one of the most thrilling activities to do in Bali in December, as you'll discover pristine reefs, WWII shipwrecks, giant mantas, baby sharks, and even the largest man-made coral reef!

    3. Surfing: If you're looking for one of the most thrilling things to Do in Bali in December, you must try surfing at Padang Padang. With numerous surfing schools for every level over here, you can give this activity a try even if you have never surfed in your life. From Bukit to Old Man's Canggu and Uluwatu, the combination of sea, surf, and the sun attract hordes of surfers from professionals to learners.

    4. Water Skiing: Make your way through the water and ride the waves as you try water skiing at Tanjung Benoa Beach. Glide on the turquoise blue water on a ski board and get pulled by the powerboat while you enjoy this activity.

  3. What can you do in Bali in 3 days?

    1. Explore Canggu: Canggu is home to many great surfing spots, dark sand beaches, and fantastic cafes. You can spend your day lounging or surfing at the beach and enjoy lip-smacking delicacies at one of the best dining joints in Canggu. After that, you can head over to Tanah Lot Temple, which is an iconic landmark of Bali Island.

    2. Watch the sunrise at Mount Batur: One of the best things to do in Bali in December is hiking up Mount Batur to witness the breathtaking sunrise from the summit. You can see the sun dipping right below the horizon as you stand on a rocky outcrop on the summit of Mount Batur.

    3. Discover Seminyak: Your trip to Bali won't be complete if you don't explore Semiyank, renowned for its beautiful beaches, easy-to-surf waves, excellent gastronomic and shopping delights, and cultural markets. You can also visit Seminyak Beach, Oberoi Eat Street, and Petitenget Temple.

    4. Enjoy water sports activities: If you're a water sports enthusiast, you're in for a treat at Bali, as it has some of the most splendid beaches where you can enjoy scuba diving, surfing, water skiing, and kayaking. Tanjung Benoa Beach is an absolute paradise for water sports lovers with rich marine life and crystal clear water.

  4. What should I avoid in Bali?

    - Don't drink tap water when visiting Bali as it might be contaminated.
    - Avoid driving a scooter or bike without a license.
    - Don't consume drugs, as Bali has a solid zero-tolerance on the manufacturing, trafficking, and possession of illegal drugs.
    - Avoid drinking homemade varieties of Arak as they might contain Methanol.
    - Avoid dressing inappropriately when visiting any Balinese temple. Both women and men must cover their upper arms and legs while visiting the temples.
    - Don't step on ceremonial offerings on ledges, temples, or sidewalks.

  5. How many days in Bali is enough?

    Three days are enough to explore Bali.
    - On the first day, you can explore Canggu, home to many great surfing spots, dark sand beaches, and fantastic cafes.
    - On the second day, you can head to Semiyank and visit Seminyak Beach, Oberoi Eat Street, and Petitenget Temple
    - Reserve your third day to visit Ubud, which is the spiritual and cultural heartland of Bali.

  6. How much money do I need for 3 days in Bali?

    You'll have to spend around 14000 for three days in Bali. You'll spend Rs 4500 on meals, 6000 on hotels, and 3000 on accommodation for a three-day trip to Bali.
  7. Which is the best location to stay in Bali?

    Kuta and Legian are the most popular locations to stay in Bali as they have tons of accommodation options, cafes, restaurants, and bars.