Indonesia Bucket List

Everything bucket list worthy to do in Indonesia!

Indonesia, Indonesia Bucket List


  • Surf in Changgu (Bali). 
  • Go on a Bali swing
  • Go shopping in Ubud. 
  • Make friends with a monkey (at a distance) at the Monkey Forest
  • Climb Mt. Batur at sunrise. 
  • Enjoy Uluwatu Temple
  • Go snorkeling and spot a turtle in the Gili Islands. 
  • Go to all three Gili Islands
  • Scuba dive the Gili Islands. 
  • Drink a smoothie on the beach. 
  • Take a basket weaving class
  • Drink Kopi Luwak coffee
  • Go to the komodo islands
  • Climb the ‘fidget spinner’ beach on Padar Island
  • Star gaze from a boat in the komodo islands (still the best starts I’ve seen to this day. I literally cried). 
  • See a Komodo Dragon at the National Park.
  • Swim with manta rays in Nusa Penida
  • Enjoy the rice terraces of Bali. 
  • Take a Balinese flower bath
  • Visit Tannah Lot (at low tide!)
  • Care for elephants with a mud bath! 
  • Visit the Borobudur Temple in Megelang. 
  • Try to spot a megamouth shark in Pulau Weh
  • Find Lake Toba, the natural lake that sprung from a crater of a dormant volcano. 
  • Spot an orangutan in Bukit Luwang.
  • Find the Monas in Jakarta celebrating independence.
  • Climb Mt. Rinjani (second largest volcano and it’s active!)
  • If that active volcano wasn’t enough…climb Mt. Bromo in East Java. 
  • Experience culture at Tana Toraja.
  • Go on a surfing holiday in Mentawai Islands
  • Scuba dive Raja Ampat in West Papua.  
  • Snorkel at Nusa Lembongan
  • Watch a Kecak Dance performance.
  • Go dolphin sightseeing
Indonesia, Indonesia Bucket List


  • Take a Balinese cooking class.
  • Eat a floating breakfast in Bali. 
  • Eat traditional food anywhere in Padang (West Sumatra).
Indonesia, Indonesia Bucket List


  • Watch the sunset over the beach from your private villa (Air BnB).
  • Swim while looking over the ocean at Koko Beach Villas
  • Sleep on a boat and island hop around the komodo islands. 
  • Enjoy the luxurious St. Regis Bali Resort
  • Have a private pool at The Ritz-Carlton in Bali. 
  • Immerse yourself in the lush gardens of Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. 
  • Cross the suspension bridge into the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
  • Overlook the Ayung Valley at Amandari.
  • Enjoy a sunset at Legian Seminyak Bali.
  • Stay in the largest bamboo hotel in the world Sharma Springs
  • Bond with elephants at the Safari Park Lodge
  • Enjoy some African wildlife at the Mara River Safari Lodge
  • Gather your people for a massive beach villa off of Air BnB! 
  • Get isolated at the Overoi Beach Resort in Medana.

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