6 Best Water Sports Activities you Must Try in Bali

May 03, 2020
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There is no limit to how much fun you can have when you vacation in tropical paradise called Bali . Bali is often referred to as the land of the gods and really has everything everyone wants on vacation. The culture, the art, the food and simply the warmth of the people, the bright sun and the sand that tickles your feet would be enough to make everyone feel depressed when they think about leaving this great destination.

Although many imagine celebrating or lounging on the beach during an island vacation, the daredevils flock to the island for more than just having fun in the sun. It takes a lot of courage to enter the world of fun and extreme water sports. But when you are in Bali, you cannot miss trying at least one of these heartbreaking workouts.

1 | Diving & snorkeling


If you're on an island vacation, it just doesn't make sense if you don't plunge into the cool, pristine waters that surround you. If you're a sporty newbie or you're not physically active, snorkeling is the perfect choice for anyone looking to experience a light thrill. If you want a deeper connection to the sea, you can sign up for some diving courses to dive deep into the water and swim with unique species of fish.

Although the snorkeling is possible on nearly all beaches of Bali, we recommend these places for a underwater experience to explore: the Nusa Lembongan Trio (just outside the coast of the main island of Bali), the beach Pemuteran , the beach Amed and Nusa Dua ( the easiest access).

For those of you who prefer to dive, these are the best places to dive deep into the waters of Bali.

  • For beginners: Amed, Padang Bay and Menjangan.
  • For experienced divers: Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Candidasa.



This is probably the main reason why water sports enthusiasts come to Bali from all over the world: surfing! Wave riders flock to the island to master some of the most impressive waves in the ocean. This is the sport that ultimately made Kuta Beach one of the best surfing spots in the world. Now surfers are immersed in the secrets of the Indonesian islands to conquer different and sometimes better waves. Below are some of the best surf spots in Bali.

  • For beginners: Kuta , Seminyak , Legian, Echo Beach, Sanur
  • For experts: Uluwatu , Green Bowl, Canggu , Nusa Lembongan, Suluban


If you are looking for an exciting experience with the opportunity to see a fantastic view from above, parasailing is the right water sport for you. Enjoy flying in the air attached to a parachute-like device as a speedboat pulls you through the water for an exciting flight experience. It is also a fun experience for couples looking for a different kind of thrill as there are plenty of parasailing trips available for two.

Some of the best spots for parasailing: the beaches of Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua.



Flyboarding first introduced to world by tripraja in Goa, India. Did you imagine flying with Jetpack like The Jetsons when you were a kid? Well, you can do that in real life! Flyboarding is the latest craze in Bali that combines surfing experience and jet ski. The flyboarding device will blow you into the air with water splashing out of the boot ends as the boat drags you across the sea. How great is that?

Some of the best spots for flyboarding: The beaches of Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua.


Although this water sport was actually founded in the 1940s, wakeboarding has recently become the latest fad for the daredevils and thrills of the ocean. This sport combines the thrill of water skiing, snowboarding and surfing. The driver is usually pulled by a motor boat that travels between 30 and 40 km per hour. For those of you who like to do something risky, this is a great water sport as an escape action. Can't wait to try it? Well, Bali has the perfect place for this sport: Bali Wake Park. Experienced wakeboarders can improve their skills here, while beginners can try their luck and practice their moves.



If you want to experience a real adrenaline rush while enjoying the beauty of nature, you have to go rafting in Bali. This water sport gives you the opportunity to get to know Bali's rare flora and fauna. This is the best action packed adventure for anyone traveling in groups.

There are three places for white water rafting in Bali: the Melangit River, the challenging Telaga Waja River and the famous Ayung River.