77 Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens

I can’t believe I have teenagers!

My kids have been going to Bali since they were 5 months old and this year. This year they went as teenagers, not kids.

And while I have 101 things to do in Bali with kids, many of these things don’t apply to teenagers. Many do. So as voted by my kids below are the best things to do in Bali with teens.

Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens

Is Bali a good place to take children?

The best. The Balinese believe the younger the child the closer it is to God, and they adore children.

Read my 101 things to do in Bali with kids.

Best Things to Do in Bali with kids

What is the best month to go to Bali?

There is never a bad time in my opinion, but May, June, and September seem to be the most popular.

Where in Bali is family-friendly?

I have a great article on the Best Places to Stay in Bali based on my 20 visits. Otherwise, you can check family-friendly Nusa Dua hotels below.

Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens - villa

Is Bali expensive for the family?

No. Bali is an affordable holiday You can find basic accommodation as cheap as $30/$50 per night. And food from Warungs is as cheap as $2.

Of course, you can also go to the other end and still in luxurious thousand-dollar villas and eat at delicious highbrow restaurants.

For an idea of what a family holiday in Bali costs read here.

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What’s a teenager?

For this article, I am using children over the age of 12 and before the legal drinking age of 18.

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Planning a trip to Bali?

Make sure you book your tours, places to stay, and airport transfers ahead of time to ensure availability!

Our recommended airport transfers in Bali with teens:

1. Private Airport Transfer

2. VIP Airport Immigration

Our recommended tours in Bali with teens:

1. Bali Ubud Private Tour – Monkey Forest, Waterfalls, Rice Terraces

2. Bali Mount Banur Sunrise Tour & Hot Spring

3. Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

Our recommended places to stay in Bali with teens:

1. Grand Mirage, Nusa Dua (All inclusive for those hungry bellies)

2. Bali Garden Beach Resort (Kuta beach and shopping action)

3. Aritini 2 Cottages (central Ubud & a pool)

77 Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens

1. Waterbom Park

The best place for kids and teens and my favorite water park anywhere in the world and rated as the best in Asia by TripAdvisor. You can spend all day in this lush paradise and never run out of things to do.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

Best tips for Waterbom Bali

10 Things at Waterbom Bali that just make sense.


2. Get Your Face Painted at Frankenstein’s Laboratory

Are your teens into ghost stories and all that creeps? Then a visit to Frankenstein’s Laboratory is an absolute must. This theme restaurant specializes in all things spooky. Every night, the lab hosts live cabaret shows where zombies, monsters, and mummies take the stage accompanied by live music. Between 4:30 and 8:15 pm, Frankenstein’s holds a family-friendly session that is meant to be scary, but not terrifying.

While there your teens can get special scary FX effect face painting. This is not your normal butterfly face paint; this is a full horror movie painting.


3. Little People Boxing

At YSports Bar in Legian, you’ll find, three times a week “midget boxing”.

Often these people of small stature find themselves ostracized within their own communities. This Indonesian organization has gathered these people to put on a comedic boxing round at YSsports Bar.

60k entry fee goes straight to the organization, and you can purchase food and drinks while there.

4. Chase waterfalls

Teens love waterfalls as much as adults if it means getting in the water. Tegenungan is one of the most popular waterfalls in Bali, approx. 5 kilometers southeast of Ubud in North Bali.

Lemukih Falls is quite the hike, but worth it, and having taken a 13, 14, and 15 years old doable by teens.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

Best things to do in Bali with teens - waterfall

5. Go snorkeling

A favorite snorkel spot would be the Blue Lagoon, but you’ll find plenty more. We loved snorkeling off of Nusa Penida.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens - snorkeling

6. Do Nothing

Watch a sunset, sit by the pool, lie in bed, and smell the sweet frangipani scent floating in the breeze. While in Bali, don’t forget to take some downtime. Because with all this on offer and with teens who have no off button, we know it might not make it into the picture.

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7. Visit an All-Inclusive Resort

Teens love eating all the time. Especially those teenage boys, my son has a bottomless stomach so now is the time to get your value for money by staying at an all-inclusive resort. We love Grand Mirage. Here’s our Grand Mirage with Teens review.

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8. Stay in a family-friendly hotel

Whether you are after fun on the beach or a jungle experience, there are so many family-friendly hotels in Bali. Our favorites are Bali Garden Beach Resort with its 3m deep pool, Sheraton Kuta located in the best area, or the Holiday Inn Bali Nusa Dua for its foosball table, ping pong table, and pool table!

Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens - Hotel pool

9. Choose a Villa

We love staying with Villa Finder because teens love space and most love privacy. Villas offer your own pool to swim in at any time – no closing period, plus multiple rooms so room sharing is off the shelf.


10. Stay in a safari lodge

Inside Bali Safari and Marine Park is the African-themed Mara River Safari Lodge where you can feed animals right from your room or listen to the lion’s roar.

11. Take a Slide Down Bali’s Secret Natural Water Slide

If you think Waterbom Bali is fun, you must take the teens to the far north Lemukih Falls. There you will find Bali’s secret natural water slide, the best thing in Bali.

A fast, cascading river, with rocks that over time has become as smooth as a baby’s bottom.

Teens can hop on a black tube and ride it all the way down into a whirlpool bottom. Over and over again.


12. Play paintball at Bali Paintball Arena

This one is perfect for families with teenagers that want some action. Because after all what teen doesn’t want to shoot their parents with a paintball gun?

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

13. Fly high on Bali Swing

Most teens are looking for a epic Instagram picture so why not head to the Bali Swing for five single swings (5m, 10m, 15m, 20m, and 78m!), a tandem swing, and two cute nests overlooking the valley with amazing views of the canyon and waterfall. You’ll also find one at Luwak Coffee Plantation. The best things to do in Bali.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

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14. Teen Girls Love to Shop

Whether you’re visiting one of the many malls from Bali Galleria, Discovery Mall or the BoardWalk or just wandering through the thousands of markets. There is something for every teen girl and teen boy in Bali.

15. Seawalker Bali

If you’ve always wanted to walk on the bottom of the ocean, you can do so in Bali. This is suitable for kids 8+. No diving skills required, and you can even wear your glasses. If you get a special package at Grand Mirage, they offer this for $10.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.


16. Can you Escape

You only have 45 minutes to get out. Put your family heads to use to solve the puzzle at the Escape Room Bali.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

17. Bounce trampolining

Book the teens in for an hour at this indoor trampoline center. They can attempt the wall climb, play dodge, or jump into a foam pit.

18. 10-pin bowling

At Strike you can bowl to your heart’s content in this new indoor 10-pin bowling alley. Of course, there are bumpers for kids (or teens!). A cool way to spend a hot afternoon.

19. Get snappy @ the 3D Art Museum

We’ve done it in Malaysia and Australia, now don’t miss it in Bali. What teen doesn’t love a selife? And this place is the king of selfies. Make sure the teens bring a camera to catch all the fun. These places are great for creativity and imagination.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens - 3D art

20. Let’s go Segway

At Bali Green Connection you can get a guided beachside Segway tour along Sanur beach. Top it off with a ride to a traditional coastal temple and lunch on the beautiful beach.

21. Motorised water sports

Whether it’s jet-skiing or paragliding or flying on a banana boat you can find endless opportunities down on the shores of Nusa Dua.

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It’s not cheap, and don’t be confused by the k that generally means thousands. The prices will be in the millions. On average expect to pay between $50 – $70 USD.

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22. Non-motorised water sports

A lot of hotels include ocean kayaking, among other water sports in their pricing in Nusa Dua. So, head out on that gorgeous ocean, just make sure you cover up – it’s hot.

23. Cooking classes

We love learning to cook and the local cuisine in Bali is delicious. Whether it’s part of a hotel package or in the middle of the jungle, you can’t go wrong with Balinese food.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

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24. Cinema

Relatively new to Bali, cinemas are popping up everywhere. There might not be a lot of variety, but you can cool off in one of these modern cinemas. Check-in at Beachwalk Mall in Kuta or the Dolby 7.1 at Bali Galeria.

We saw Super Mario Bros this year and tickets were approximately $7 AUD.

25. Cycling tour in Ubud

Ubud is cooler than most of Bali so the best spot for exercise. Head out on a downhill cycle tour visiting coffee plantations, traditional Balinese homes, and amazing trees.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens - Bike

26. Yoga class

Ubud has loads of them. Our favorite is the Yoga Barn, but wherever you go, there’ll be plenty of options to choose from. Or you can do your yoga at home.

27. Rice paddy walk

Since we are speaking of exercise in Ubud, go for a walk. Rice paddies provide simply scrumptious scenery and make exploration fun. Try to spot the many kites in the sky too.

We love the Champhaugn Rice Paddy Walk in Ubud.

Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens - Rice terrace

28. Bali Bird Park

If you enjoy birds, then this is not to be missed.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

29. Bali Reptile Park

Part of your package at Bali Bird Park includes going next door to see the crocodiles and famous Komodo dragons. 

30. Bali Safari Park

This place keeps improving every year. Head out to see elephants, leopards, and many other wild animals.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

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31. Elephant Safari Park

Whether you are looking to ride an elephant or just be introduced to one, you can here.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

32. Bali Zoo

Want to feed a tiger? You can do it here. A great day out with the teens.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

33. Bali Butterfly Park

If your teens love butterflies, check out the Bali Butterfly Park.

34. Get a Monkey Selfie at Ubud’s Monkey Forest

There are several monkey forests throughout Bali, but the most famous is in Ubud. Don’t wear jewelry and keep your backpack firmly closed because these monkeys are the sneakiest thieves. Organise a monkey selfie for 50k rupiah.

Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens - Ubud Monkey Forest

35. Cuddle Kitties or Play with Bunnies

Across from my favorite Mexican restaurant in Ubud is the Cat Café, where teens can enjoy a bite to eat while playing with a whole bundle of fat, lazy cats.

If the cats aren’t enough, then you can head to Maha Restaurant for an up-close and personal with fluffy white bunny rabbits. Enjoy a martini while the teens chase rabbits like Alice in Wonderland.

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36. Swim with sharks

Get the teens on an eco-tour with Wayan who rescues young sharks from local fishermen, rehabilitates them in his shark conservation nursery, and releases them back into the wild. If sharks aren’t your thing, you can still enjoy seahorses and turtles.

37. Go on a dolphin tour

Who doesn’t like seeing dolphins? Lovina is a great spot to find one of these.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

38. Go fishing

Teens will get kicks out of catching a wiggly fish on a fishing tour. People from all areas of the globe come for the Giant Trevally and the legendary Dogtooth Tuna. Tours usually include visits to a salt maker, and you can line fish or try your hand at spearfishing (perhaps not with the teens).

39. Quad biking

Not far from Ubud you can hop on a four-wheel bike for a tour through the jungle. Get dirty splashing through mud and wave at sweet Balinese children as you ride through traditional villages. We love this in a combination with Canyon Tubing

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

40. Canyon tubing

With the same tour operator as Bali Quad, you can hop into a one-person inflatable tube and drift your way down the river. It’s a fun adventure and teens will be safe as there are plenty of guides making sure the tubes stay upright.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

41. Whitewater rafting

Looking for something a bit more adventurous? Then head down raging Whitewater rapids! Just quite a steep climb at the end.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens - White Water Rafting

42. Brazilian Aussie BBQ

My kids have moved on from the kids’ brunch at Sheraton to meat. All the protein. And this place is affordable and delicious. Plus, the meat comes to you!

43. Eat real Mexican food

What? My teens say Taco Casa is the best part of Bali. The best Mexican food we’ve eaten outside Mexico. They also do delivery!

Mexican - Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens

44. Luxurious Hair Cream Bath

No need to bring shampoo and conditioner to Bali. My girls and I love heading to a salon for a hair cream bath, a hair treatment for $10. Includes neck and shoulder massage.

45. Get a pedicure

With pedicures costing between AUD$5 – $15, you will probably be getting one every second day while in Bali with teens. Just walk out your door and you should find a salon.

Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens - Nail salon

46. Get a massage

Whether it is your local spa or part of a hotel package, you don’t want to leave Bali without one. Read my thoughts on massage…

47. Get your hair braided

The humidity in Bali can be a source of frizz. Spend AUD$15 – $20 and get all that hair out of the way. A lifesaver for girls with long hair who love to swim.

As the kids got older, we all preferred just a normal 2 braids to keep the humidity frizz at bay and avoid a knotted mess from everyday swimming. This can be down for as little as $6.

48. Experience a volcano up close

It’s a bit of a climb, but if you make it to the top of Mount Batur at sunrise, you won’t be disappointed. Or just drive to the top of a nearby lookout point for a breathtaking view… without losing your breath.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

49. Tanah Lot Temple

A temple seemingly floating in the sea. Tanah Lot is a gorgeous location for photos and a historical piece of Bali.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens - Tanah Lot

50. Elephant Cave

Goa Gajan is home to an ancient temple and cave. A few steps to walk up and down, but beautiful scenery, and the local kids absolutely love tourists.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

51. Learn to surf

There are plenty of places to choose from in Nusa Dua or the famous Kuta Beach. Grab a board and hit the waves. Canggu also seems to be the newest surfer’s paradise.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

52. Relax in a hot spring

Close to Lovina is the Banjar Hot Springs. Or if you stay at Hotel Tjampuhan in Ubud, they also have a serene cave with hot springs on site.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

53. Glass bottom boat

Visit any tour booth or take a walk along the beach and you will find many options for glass-bottom boat tours. Bundle it with a trip to Turtle Island to hold baby turtles.

54. Devdan show – Balinese dance

The beautiful art of Balinese dance is something you must see when visiting Bali. Plenty of resorts offer it or you can head to a temple. One of our favorites was the elaborate show they put on at the Bali Collection theatre in Nusa Dua.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens - Devdan Culture Show

55. Turtle Release Kuta

Want the teens to learn about the conservation of turtles. They can release baby turtles for free on Kuta beach. A beautiful experience, filled with the knowledge of this gorgeous world around us.

56. Explore multiple levels of Tegallalang Rice Terrace

Only a 20-minute ride from our Ubud Villa is these stunning and simple rice terraces. After they expel all their energy climbing up and down the terraces, enjoy some pisang goreng in one of the cafes overlooking the spectacular scenery. Everyone needs to add Tegalalang Rice Terrace to their Bali itinerary.

57. Indiana Jones fans?

For teens who love a little bit of adventure, head to Tirta Empul for an ancient water palace and park. Or try Tirta Gangga.

58. Climb a real treehouse

The Temega Tree House in Karangasem is a treehouse restaurant obtained by a suspension bridge. There’s also a swing on site for the little ones.

The Tree House at Batudawa Karangasem looks like a tree pushed a house from the ground and into the air, as tree branches wrap right around it.

59. Somebody says chocolate?

Big Tree Farms Bamboo Chocolate Factory lets your teens take a behind-the-scenes look at how chocolate bars are made. This one-hour tour transforms beans into bars in a bamboo cathedral.

60. Go to the beach

Head to Nusa Dua or Jimbaran beach for quality beach time. White sand, blue clear water.

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61. Chocolate tastings

Charly’s Chocolate Factory is 15 minutes from Candidasa and is a cluster of wacky bamboo houses sitting on the end of Jasri beach. The staff will bring you around on a sampling tour and I doubt you’ll leave without buying some of that healthy raw dark chocolate made from cocoa beans grown on the island.

There’s also a swing here for some pure Instgramic shots over the ocean.

62. Complete your soap collection

Also, Charly’s Chocolate Factory is a soap studio so you can add some handmade Bali soap to your collection.

63. Let’s get down and muddy

Mepantigan is a traditional cultural game that translates to Mud Games and usually takes place in the rice fields. Join two lovely locals for an afternoon of wrestling, frog catching, tug of war, and mud horse racing. Plus, Mums can get a relaxing mud massage!

64. Eat a seafood feast at Jimbaran

There is something magical about eating on the beach here as the sunsets. It is just perfect for teens since they can drink a mocktail and Instagram the sunset.

65. Hang out at the Spice Beach Club

Teens in Bali will love this place. For adults it is a great restaurant and bar but what makes it is the location and facilities.

There are plenty of other beach clubs to hang out, Potato Head Beach Club is another great spot.

Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens - Bali Club

66. Visit the Gili Islands

If you are looking for something different to do in Bali then between Bali and Lombok you’ll find Gili Islands. Teens will enjoy activities on Gili island like the turtle sanctuary, bird park, beaches, snorkelling, kayaking, open-air cinema, and more!

If you’re wondering which Gili island is best for teens, head to Gili T.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

67. Visit Lombok

Also, not really on Bali, but it’s not far and you will love it just as much. It’s like Bali was 20 years ago and we loved our stay, including a hike to Mt Rinjana.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

68. Take a Nusa Lembongan Island Day Trip

Your teens are going to love running free on this lush tropical island, splashing in lagoon pools, or taking part in a range of fun-filled water activities like snorkelling or banana boat rides.

Most tours even come with the use of beach equipment, so your teens build sandcastle after sandcastle, while you work on your tan.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

69. Day trip to beautiful Nusa Penida

If you are still looking to get off the island head to Nusa Penida, with its dedicated bird sanctuary.

It’s like stepping back in time to old Bali. Fishing villages, thatched cottages, and a distinct undeveloped Nusa island vibe.

Most tourists make a beeline to Crystal Bay perfect for snorkelling and diving or the Peguyangan Waterfall.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.


70. If you’ve ever wanted to fly

Let the teens have the meal of a lifetime at the Keramas Aero Park in Gianyar. This unique themed restaurant will have you eating out in the garden, or inside a long-abandoned airplane.

71. Finns Recreation Club

There’s so much more to Finns than just waterslides. Your teens are going to love tennis, trampoline, and ten-pin bowling. As a bonus, adults can relax at the day spa, swimming pool, or bar.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

72. See A Blow Hole

Take your teenagers down the cliff face footpath in Nusa Dua to watch the full force of the water hitting the cliffs and creating a sky-high, power splash.

73. Get close to nature

Many parents might think Bali is pools, beaches, and water parks. But if you head to West Bali National Park you will find acres of wide-open spaces hiding boar, deer, monkeys, birds, mangrove swamps, and villages.

Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens - Mangrove

74. Go on an airplane hunt

For some weird reason, Bali has quite a few abandoned airplanes that are free to explore. Take the teens to see the Boeing 737 in the Southern part of Kuta or any of the others scattered around the island.

75. Watch the Kecak Fire Show

This Fire Show at the Uluwatu temple is a Balinese culture dance that blows most others away because of the incredible scenic views you get while watching.

We recommend booking discounted tickets online here.

76. Teach the teens to dive

Did you realize if your kid is over 8, they can learn to dive? Teach your teens to use scuba gear and breathe underwater so they can accompany you on the pretty impressive dive sites in Bali.

Best Things to Do in Bali with Teens

77. Make your own perfume

I know my daughter would be over the moon to get her creative juices flowing here. At L’Atelier Parfums et Créations you start by collecting your ingredients, processing them, and eventually walking out with your very own personal fragrance.

What number is your favorite? Did I miss something? Please add it in the comments below.




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  • Tim

    We loved trans studio indoor theme park. Check it out!

    • Erin Holmes

      Who doesn’t love a theme park? I’ll be sure to check it out on our next visit.

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