❮ Back To Message Board
<p>Will have two extra days free in Bali after a tour in October. Any interesting things to see or do that are off the tourist route? Thanks. </p>

You might want to stay away from Denpasar and the Kuta Beach area. Unless you sequester yourself in one of the quiet,serene 5-star hotels on a private beach, these areas can be filled with package tourists coming for a good time. The Ubud area, toward the center of the island is known for its beautiful temples, hikes thru rice fields, dance programs, and has a more artistic way of life. It is about a 40 minute cab ride from Denpasar. With the popularity of the book and movie, Eat, Pray, Love, this area might soon become over popular too.
Ask on the board, or check in for some hotel recommendations in Ubud and select one with a good restaurant and pool. Many of the hotels have cottages with private verandahs, outdoor showers and beautiful pools.

Agree that Ubud is probably the best location, but I'm not sure where in Bali you will get away from tourists. The trip to Kintamani and the Batur volcano and lake is beautiful. A tour or private car and driver can probably be arranged at your hotel.