Daydreaming about something exciting while waiting for quarantine to pass? Do you ache for something new and exhilarating? You probably need some vitamin sea and a dose of adrenaline rush. Well, the perfect combination of these is found in Bali. Known for its exotic beaches, Bali serves as an exclusive spot for thrilling adventure sports that can be enjoyed on its sandy coastlines and pristine waters.
Plunge into these 8 heart-pounding adventure sports in Bali and unleash your inner daredevil!
1 | Aqua Yoga
Relieve your muscle tensions and aches with some aqua yoga or water yoga. This extraordinary activity invites water and yoga lovers to enjoy the sights of the ocean while posing their bodies on a stand-up paddleboard as it rocks on the gentle waves. It helps them achieve mind and body tranquility as they balance their bodies.
Those who prefer an immersive experience can take a dip in the water and practice their asanas inside the warm pools of Bali’s best yoga resorts.
This mix of adrenaline and serenity can be experienced at numerous places in Bali, including the alluring warm beach of Sanur.
2 | Water Skiing
Ready to embrace the waves? Why not glide across the Bali seawater on a water ski? This adventure sport allows participants to venture out into the crystal blue sea on a ski board while being towed by a power boat. Safely hold on to the tow rope and feel the gust of fresh air on your face as you glide smoothly on the water surface. Visit Uluwatu or the Tanjung Benoa Beach to take on this one-of-a-kind, action-packed sport.
3 | ATV Quad Biking
Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and indulge in one of the most thrilling sports, ATV quad biking! Drive an all-terrain vehicle (ATV), consisting of three or four wheels, and steer through Bali’s lush forests, rich farmland and the golden sand. Tourists can hire the best instructors to guide them throughout the trip. You can take part in this adrenaline-fueled adventure sport in the vibrant Ubud, Selemadeg, and Tabanan.
4 | Parasailing
If you prefer soaring through the blue Bali skies, then you should try parasailing. Daredevils are bound to be thrilled as they ascend above the water and get a bird’s-eye view of Bali’s mesmerizing tropical scenery. Those willing to try this watersport will be attached to a parachute that’s tugged by a boat. Tour operators and water sport agencies offer single parasailing, for one person, and tandem parasailing, for 2-3 people who share the same parachute. Adrenaline junkies seeking a high level of excitement can travel to Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, and begin their parasailing adventure.
5 | Bali Flying Fish Raft Ride
Another heart-pounding adventure that awaits you in Bali is the flying fish raft ride! This relatively-new attraction uses a rubber boat, shaped like a fish, to glide across the water as it gets pulled by a speedboat. With a maximum capacity of 3 people on the boat, passengers hold on to a rope across the middle of the watercraft and secure themselves as they soar through the air.
Travelers seeking this one-of-a-kind marine adventure sport can visit the Serangan Island in Denpasar.
6 | Sea Walking
Ever wondered how majestic the underwater marine wildlife is? Walk on the Bali seabed and discover the estuary! Tourists are geared up with all the required safety equipment as they explore the vast sea, and closely observe the marine life and coral reefs. In comparison to other watersports, like snorkeling or scuba diving, sea walking is slightly less difficult. The participants wear a waterproof helmet and use a 6-meter ladder to go down to the seabed. This exciting adventure sport doesn’t require any diving skills. Hence, it’s perfect for those who want to experience the ocean without the hassle of diving and is apt for non-swimmers.
Give sea walking a shot in Sanur or Tanjung Benoa if you are interested in witnessing the myriad of frolic fish and the vibrant deep-sea coral reefs!
Take extreme sports to another level; flyboarding in Bali! The participants stand on a snowboard or a wakeboard and they are propelled into the air by a high-pressure water jet! Learn with trained instructors and feel like a superhero as you soar to the sky. Adrenaline junkies who want to experience a rush of excitement can book this activity at numerous places, such as Benoa Flyboard and Flyboard Bali, in Tanjung Benoa.
There’s no doubt that Bali is renowned for its surfing spots, but its kitesurfing spots are as good. This thrilling adventure takes surfing to another level as the participants jump and surf using a traction kite. Adrenaline junkies are propelled across the water as they paraglide in the wind at the beach.
There are three popular locations in Bali to start your kitesurfing adventure: Sanur, Nusa Dua, and Canggu. Each destination suits a different experience level of kitesurfers. Those who are new to kitesurfing can take up lessons in Sanur, offering gentle waves and light onshore winds. However, Nusa Dua and Canggu are only for experienced kitesurfers. Always take necessary safety precautions and never maneuver alone in the strong gusty winds of Canggu.
With countless rip-roaring adventure sports and activities on offer, Bali is more than just a pretty vacation spot. In fact, this island is a perfect place for just about anyone. So don’t forget to add these 8 exciting adventure sports to your post-pandemic bucket list and have a thrilling experience!
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