Bali, so called the "Island of Gods" is famous for its religion and arts. You can see many art galleries for painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handcrafts, or simply watch everday ceremonies.
Alternatively you can try many water activities such as snorkling, diving, parasailing, and rafting. On the land you can do biking, trekking or enjoy many delicious dining places. At the end of the day you can try a spa and massage.
Here is the list of recomended places:
Tanah Lot temple is located in Beraban Village, district of Kediri, about 25 kilometres or 45 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Tanah Lot offers different sceneries in one day. The temple will nearly be seen when the sea tide is high. The locals believe holy snakes guard the temple and live in its front cave. Watching the sunset at Tanah lot is one of the best experiences, not to be missed. Distance from Swarapadi +/- 90 minutes
Blanco, arguably the most famous and successful artist to ever live in Bali, built his magnificent studio on top of a mountain overlooking the Campuan River. This flamboyant building, a unique blend of Balinese architecture imbued with the spirit of his native Spain, houses an interesting collection of works drawn from different periods of his long career. During his life it was visited daily by hundreds of people from all over the world. The artist, full of "Catalan charisma," earned himself the sobriquet "The Fabulous Blanco," an expression that mirrored his talent for creativity. Distance from Swarapadi +/- 15 minutes
The presence of the sacred forest demonstrates the harmonious coexistence of humans and nature. In Bali, sanctuaries such as the Monkey Forest are usually in sacred village areas and often surrounded by temples. These cultural sanctuaries are not only an important part of Balinese heritage, but also an important part of everyday live. Temple festivals are regularly held for the villagers and the Gods in such areas. Not only are ancestral spirits and Gods given offerings and prayers, but also the spirits of trees and statues in the Monkey Forest are given offerings and prayers by the Pemangku and local villagers. Distance from Swarapadi +/- 10 minutes
Tegalalang is a village located on the north-south road from Kintamani and Ubud. Driving along this stretch you will see the lovely views of world famous sculptured rice terraces. There are many art crafts along the road to the North towards Gunung Batur. Distance from Swarapadi +/- 20 minutes
Kecak fire dance is Balinese traditional dance. Unlike the usual dance there is no musical instrument, but more than 100 bare-chested men serve as the chorus, making a wondrous cacophany of synchronized "chak-achak-achak" clicking sounds while swaying their bodies and waving their hands. Taken from the Hindu epic Ramayana, the dance tells the story of Prince Rama and his rescue of Princess Sita, who has been kidnapped by the evil King of Lanka. This dance is normally perfomed at night in a temple. Within a five minute walk from Swarapadi, there is a Kecak dance performance every Monday night.
Potato Head Beach Club Bali is an internationally recognized venue housing some of the finest restaurants and bars in the island. Designed by acclaimed architect Andra Martin as a modern take on the Coliseum, the towering elliptical façade is crafted in Potato Head’s seminal trademark of mismatched 18th century teak shutters collected from across the Indonesian archipelago. The beachfront bar and 500-square meter emerald lawn leading to an infinity pool is all housed inside a state-of-the-art amphitheater. Distance from Swarapadi +/- 60 minutes.
Mozaic is a fine dining restaurant owned by the five star Michelin chef Chris Salans There is no Mozaic signature dish. The cuisine continuously changes and evolves and the menu changes almost every day. Some dishes come back but none of the dishes stay on the menu for that long. Distance from Swarapadi +/- 15 minutes
With its magical setting on a plunging gorge and cuisine by an internationally-trained chef, Ubud Hanging Gardens offers one of Bali’s most exciting culinary experiences. Terraced into the hillside, the hotel’s restaurants and bars draw you closer to the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Bali. Enjoy a delicious meal or cocktail as you marvel at the breathtaking views across the valley, serenaded by birds and embraced by tropical nature. Distance from Swarapadi +/- 30 minutes.