Yoga has been used for thousands of years to restore physical, mental and emotional well being. The Viceroy has a yoga master on standby for private sessions with our guests, being held in any of the garden locations around the resort or in guest villas.
Hone your culinary skills and learn to cook traditional Indonesian dishes with the guidance of our expert cooking teachers. Our unique cooking classes offer an immersive experience in Indonesia’s rich food culture, making them a must-try activity in Bali. Start your day with a visit to a vibrant local market to source fresh produce, including vegetables, fish, meat, herbs, and spices. Then, under the careful instruction of our chef, you’ll learn how to prepare seven authentic Indonesian dishes using the ingredients you bought. And, upon completion of the course, you’ll receive a coveted certificate. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind culinary adventure!
Akoya Spa offers spectacular views of the Petanu River Valley to complement the therapeutic international and local treatments offered at this professional day spa. Traditional Balinese massage, the most popular treatment, is characterized as a firm finger and palm massage and is the village technique that has been practiced for centuries by members of the community to help relieve muscle pain caused by working long and hard hours in the rice fields. This endearing massage relaxes weary muscles and is ideal for stiff backs after long-haul flights.
Enjoy a degustation dinner at Cascades Restaurant in a spectacular setting with valley views and your own personal romantic decorations. The menu is European inspired with an Asian twist that brings exotic flavours and highest quality produce together. At Apéritif Restaurant & Bar you will indulge in a 7 course menu at your romantic candlelit table, in a more intimate part of the restaurant.
Squash is a fast-paced, high-intensity racquet sport that requires speed, agility, and precision. You’ll find Viceroy Bali’s court next to the gym, where inhouse guests can use at their leisure free of charge. It’s a standard size of 21 feet long by 16 feet wide. The hotel squash court is equipped with all the necessary equipment for the game, including squash racquets and balls. It may be reserved in advance and is only available for guests staying at the hotel.
Take a leisurely bicycle tour around the nearby villages to see the culture and diversity that Bali’s heartland has to offer! Your English-speaking guide will entertain you with mythical stories and various facts as you ride around. The bike tour takes you around the Petulu area where you might glimpse the Heron’s nesting and numerous temples. You’ll also visit Tegallalang, the world famous rice terraces. We recommed early morning or late afternoon to miss the midday heat.
Tegellalang Rice Terraces are one of the most beautiful spots in Bali and a must see whilst staying in Ubud. Located only 15 minutes from the hotel, you’ll be guided around this magnificant area. Set the pace yourself, but we recommend being prepared for some rugged walking which is all part of the experience. Rise early to capture the beautiful morning light and avoid the heat of the day.
Hike Batur volcano at sunrise, the only private trekking tour that combines eco-tourism and culture in one of the most unforgettable Bali activities. This once in a lifetime experience is ideal for those who don’t mind early rises and the payoff is witnessing Mount Batur and Mount Agung, the latter being Bali’s most revered and its highest, at sunrise.
Indulge in a unique experience and learn the art of crafting diverse traditional designs using coconut white leaves, which will be utilized as offerings at The Viceroy Bali. Afterwards don your sarong and present your offerings to the Gods at our esteemed hotel temple. This Bali activity is an ideal fit for those seeking to broaden their knowledge and skillset with a new and enriching experience.
Envision yourself adorned in a stunning traditional Balinese costume, gracefully moving to the melodious tunes of gamelan music as your instructor guides you through the intricate dance steps. Fulfill your dream of mastering Balinese dance by enrolling in our dance class today!
Uncover the essence of fun and relaxation cherished by individuals of all ages in Bali by participating in our exciting kite making class. Delight in the process of handcrafting your very own kite, followed by testing its soaring capabilities amidst the lush rice fields, while mingling with fellow Balinese kite fliers. Don’t miss out on this exhilarating Bali activity!
Embark on a guided tour with an English-speaking expert to witness thousands of exquisite white heron birds as they return to their nests along the scenic Petulu village road. This captivating experience can be enjoyed via car, bicycle, or trekking depending on your wishes and is just 10 minutes from the hotel. The best time is 5pm and you’ll also be able to see a traditional Balinese way of life.
Here you’ll find the largest and finest collection of Indonesian birds in the world along with birds from Africa and South America. Encompassing two hectares of botanical landscape, the park provides sanctuary to almost 1000 birds of 250 different species accommodating a rich display of flora with more than 2000 tropical plants including 50 varieties of palms attracting numerous butterflies.
Experience the ultimate Bali tour by visiting a coffee plantation that encompasses both Kintamani and Mount Batur volcano. The central highlands of Bali are home to the Arabica and Robusta coffee varieties, which are grown in small plantations or even backyards by local families residing in the countryside. Witness the traditional coffee bean processing techniques that employ a unique powder, crafted through their dedicated labor. Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity to immerse yourself in Bali’s rich coffee culture!
Bali Safari and Marine Park, an immersive wildlife sanctuary spanning 40 hectares of natural habitat. The park is home to over a thousand incredible animals, providing an authentic and unforgettable experience for all ages. Visitors are invited to embark on a thrilling safari journey through the diverse landscapes, getting up close and personal with exotic animals from Indonesia, India, and Africa. You’ll have the chance to witness magnificent creatures such as lions, tigers, elephants, and rhinos in their natural habitats, as well as more unique animals such as babirusa, komodo dragons, and orangutans.
For those seeking a more interactive experience, they offer various educational programs and animal encounters, including feeding sessions with the park’s resident giraffes and elephants. The park also features a variety of entertaining shows, including the famous Bali Agung Show, which showcases Bali’s rich cultural heritage through dance, music, and theater performances.
Get ready for an adrenaline-packed adventure at Mason Adventures, Bali’s top white water rafting provider! The expert guides will take you on a 2-hour journey down the stunning Ayung River, showcasing Bali’s natural beauty at its finest. With varying levels of rapids, this experience is perfect for both thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike. Don’t worry if you’re a first-timer, the guides will provide you with a comprehensive safety briefing and all necessary gear. After your epic adventure, relax at the riverside restaurant with delicious food and drinks while taking in the breathtaking views.
Diving Bali’s numerous reefs and atolls is an adventure that will capture your imagination. The coastal fringe and islands around Bali are replete of fish and colour too numerous to mention. For beginner snorkelers or advanced divers, the experience will amaze you. Discover great dive locations led by excellent operators and some of the last watery frontiers on earth to explore. Price depends on the packages and our front office team will be able to assist in sourcing the right experience for your level and budget.
Saddle up for a thrilling horseback adventure along the picturesque beach of Bali! Traverse through lush bamboo and alang-alang plantations where you’ll encounter wild bananas and juicy pineapples aplenty. Marvel at the stunning scenery around every corner, including temples devoted to the annual rice harvest. As you make your way back to the beach, ride alongside traditional fishing boats called ‘jukung’ for an unforgettable experience. Don’t worry if you’re new to horseback riding, no prior experience is necessary! Experience the beauty of Bali in a unique way with our horseback adventure, designed to leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
Escape from the tourist centres to the cooler climes of Bali’s mountainous region. Expect top of the line mountain bikes and safety equipment for downhill trail blasting from Mount Batur through sleepy traditional villages. The cycle will vary on length depending on your level, but a proficient level of cycling with confidence on hills is recommend to maximise the oppurtunity.
With a reputation for providing only the best quality American motorcycles, our affiliated tour operator, Dewata Harley-Davidson, offers guided motorcycle tours by professionals who know their bikes and who know the island and its most memorable ribbons of asphalt. What an adventure which we highly recommend if you are looking for something a bit different!
Golfers refer to the lush heartland course of Bali as “Absolutely Green.” At an altitude of 1.142 meters surrounded by rolling mountains, crater lakes and ancient forest, the course is designed to blend fairways and nature creating dramatic backdrops for tea shots and approaches.
Step into the past and explore the former residence of Ubud’s last king – Puri Saren Agung. Once the seat of the village’s ruler from the late 1800s to the mid-1940s, this magnificent palace is now home to his descendants. Venture through the well-preserved pavilions adorned with intricate carvings and furnished with colonial-era European pieces. Marvel at the exquisite hand-carved stone reliefs scattered throughout the grounds. In the evenings, weather permitting, the palace courtyard provides a dramatic setting for traditional Balinese dance performances. Immerse yourself in the local culture and witness these captivating displays of artistry firsthand.
Explore the Pasar Seni, a two-story emporium filled with a plethora of Bali’s locally crafted souvenirs, home goods, and handiwork. The market’s basement houses a wet market where you can purchase fresh produce, poultry, and local snacks. Arrive early to snag the best deals and haggle with the friendly shop owners who enjoy the bartering experience.
This temple and water garden was built at the end of the 19th century, by commission of the royal family, and named after the Hindu goddess of art and learning. The “padmasana” or, main shrine, features fine carvings. Traditional Balinese dances are performed to a gamelan orchestra at the outer courtyard, next to the lotus pond twice a week.
Experience the rich artistic history of Bali at the Museum Puri Lukisan. Founded in 1956 by a Ubud prince and Dutch artist, this museum features an extensive collection of paintings and sculptures showcasing the evolution of Balinese art. Admire the traditional Balinese architecture of the recently renovated museum, including its stunning gate. Don’t miss the space dedicated to emerging local artists with rotating exhibits.
Commonly known as Ubud Monkey Forest, the Wenara Wana is home to Padangtegal’s Pura Dalem or temple of the dead. It is also home to a group of mischievous long-tailed macaque who will entertain you with their antics. Do keep shiny objects out of their sight, as they have been known to kidnap such items for ransom of a sweet or treat.
From the air is the only way to see the spectacular Kintamani Volcano and Caldera lake, renowned as Bali’s most famous landmark. Upon departure we head North East over the surrounding villages of Taro, deep river valleys and beautiful picturesque rice fields. The rim of the Kintamani caldera looms ahead in the distance until we are over the top to view the breathtaking volcanic crater lake of Mt. Batur, the remains of a huge explosion that occurred thousands of years ago. Lake Batur, Bali’s largest lake, is situated within this crater, next to a younger active volcano. The small volcano is constantly recreating itself in periodic eruptions of ash and rock. We circle the smaller young active crater situated within. After plenty of photo opportunities we then head South back to Viceroy Bali.
Head North West over the surrounding villages of Taro, deep river valleys and beautiful picturesque rice fields of Baturiti. You first rise up over the caldera rim of Lake Beratan, which is 1200 meters above sea level, with it’s famous water temple and nearby botanical gardens. Flying over the lake you’ll then see the the Bali Handara Golf course and its famous mountain lake resort. Then head to Lake Buyan followed by Lake Tamblingan. On our return to Taro you will get another opportunity to see all the lakes and their attractions.
Get ready for an adrenalin filled Joyflight around Bali’s southern peninsula. First head south towards Seranggan Island, or Turtle Island as the Balinese affectionally call it. Then head around Ngurah Rai Airport and to Bali’s iconic Bukit area with the Garuda Wisnu Monument in the distance, before heading to the Western tip of the Uluwatu peninsula over famous five star hotels and world renowned surfing beaches. Flying low over Bali’s beautiful southern peninsula coastline, you’ll witness seaweed farms, and Bali’s famous Dreamland and Padang Padang surfing beaches. The highlight of the flight is seeing the spectacular Uluwatu Hindu temple perched high on its towering white limestone cliff. Heading back to base you fly over Tanjung Benoa, famous for it’s watersports before heading back.
The best way to see this famous bali landmark is from the air! You’ll head south over the long white sandy Kuta beach, an iconic world surfing landmark. Continue heading north west along the entire length of Kuta beach and Seminyak until reaching the amazing Hindu Temple of Tanah Lot, meaning ‘Land in the Sea’, which is Bali’s most popular tourist and cultural icon for photography and general exoticism. Then circle this iconic temple for some photo opportunities before heading back along the coastline over Kuta towards the hotel.
These islands feature stunning white cliffs and deserted white beaches. Crystal bay, famous for its shimmering swathes of sand and aquamarine waters. Head south and then east as you cross the magnificant east Bali coastline hopefully seeing Mount Agung in the distance. The islands will really showcase the magic of Indonesia’s impressive beauty from above and this birds eye perspective is not to be missed.
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