9 Best Things To Do In Tuban, Indonesia

things to do in tuban indonesia

Tuban, Kuta is a village and subdistrict in Badung, Bali, Indonesia. Located only about 10 minutes away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, on Bali’s West Coast, Tuban is essentially the south part of Kuta. Though not very popular for its beaches, Tuban is popular among local and foreign tourists for the amazing activities it offers them.

Since Tuban is near some of the popular tourist destinations in Bali, this means there are quite a few things to do there, including lots of shopping, eating and spa options. Tuban is accessible by air, being the closest to Ngurah Rai International Airport. If you and your friends are going to Tuban as a group, don’t forget to indulge in these fun activities for quality time:

1. Be pampered at Bali Legong Spa

Start a great day by getting yourself pampered at the spa! Bali Legong Spa is one of the most popular spas in the area, with an outdoor pool for you to relax in. The spa also serves for a great photo-op, with its beautiful facade and luxurious decor! Other treatments to try include full body massages, detox, sauna and traditional Balinese beauty treatments.

Bali Legong Spa

Address: Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.102Z, Tuban, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, 80361 Bali, Indonesia

2. Indulge in retail therapy at Park 23 Entertainment Centre

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Want to dine, shop, and watch a movie? Park 23 Entertainment Centre has it all under one roof. Better known as Park23, the four-level mall with arcades and amusement centers is home to hundreds of international brands, such as Oakley, Nike, and Quiksilver. The mall’s Cineplex chain XXI is a cinema with four screens, mostly showing international movies. Come the weekend, the mall is even more alive with breakdance competitions, special sales and bazaars, as well as mini-concerts featuring local bands, and niche, hobbyist and art exhibitions.

Park 23 Entertainment Centre

Address: Jalan Kediri, Tuban, Kuta, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, 80361 Bali, Indonesia

Facebook: Park 23 Entertainment Centre

3. Learn to cook Balinese food at Anika Balinese Cooking Class

For those who are into learning cultural things, you can book a cooking class session with Anika Balinese Cooking Class. Its group class even offers personalized lessons and instruction from a renowned Bali chef at the comfort of your own place (if you rent a holiday home or villa). You can also drop by the cooking school and attend a class there. The menu you’ll be cooking depends on the day of your class, and they’re a mix of appetizers, main courses, desserts and drinks.

Anika Balinese Cooking Class

Address: Komplek Burung, Jalan Nuri, Tuban, 80361 Bali, Indonesia

Website: Anika Balinese Cooking Class

4. Go snorkeling and scuba diving at Bali Inter Dive

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A trip to Bali wouldn’t be complete without trying out snorkeling and scuba diving. You can learn how to snorkel and scuba dive with Bali Inter Dive, a diving school in Tuban which teaches everything you need to know before diving in, including how to use and wear the diving equipment and renting a diving suit. You’ll be riding a boat for several minutes before stopping at the right diving spot.

Bali Inter Dive

Address: Jalan Raya Tuban No.15-XY, Tuban, Kuta, Tuban, Badung, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Website: Bali Inter Dive

5. Try the trapeze at High Flyers Trapeze Bali School

For some fun out in the sun, you can learn trapeze at High Flyers Trapeze Bali School. The trapeze center teaches both children and adults and offers group packages for better deals. You can also celebrate your birthday there. Some of the things you’ll learn include how to do tricks on the trapeze, how to use the equipment, and how to face your fear of heights.

High Flyers Trapeze Bali School

Address: Bali Dynasty Resort, Jalan Kartika Plasa,, Kuta, Tuban, South Kuta, Badung Regency, 80361 Bali, Indonesia

Website: High Flyers Trapeze Bali Schoo

6. Watch sunset at Kelan Beach

If you enjoy just hanging out at the beach and people watching, head on down to Kelan Beach. The beach is popular for watching sunsets and picnicking by the beach due to the many food trucks there. It’s not only the place for sunset watchers, it’s a haven for foodies wanting to try unique local and international foods, hipster-style!

Kelan Beach

Address: Jl. Segara Madu, Kelan, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

7. Play dress up and have your own photoshoot at Studio Fuku Indah

This is definitely an activity a group of travelers wouldn’t want to miss! At Studio Fuku Indah, you get to play dress up and have your own professional photoshoot session. There are hundreds of traditional Balinese costumes to try on for men, women, boys and girls. You’ll be given a good makeover before putting on the costume and having your photos taken in a studio, with an amazing background of your choice.

Studio Fuku Indah

Address: Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia

Website: Studio Fuku Indah

8. Marvel at the majestic statues at Taman Satria Gatot Kaca

Satria Gatot Kaca is a legendary warrior and a powerful knight who is responsible for air defense and security protection for the Pandawa Kingdom. The statue at Taman Satria Gatot Kaca depicts a battle between Gatot Kaca against Prince Karna in the Berata Yudha war. The statue is also believed to lend spiritual protection and safety for all incoming and outgoing flights at Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Taman Satria Gatot Kaca

Address: Jl. Raya Tuban No.1, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, 80361 Bali, Indonesia

9. Black Pearl Jimbaran Bay

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Black Pearl Jimbaran Bay is a meeting point where you can enjoy great drinks by the ocean and watch the sunset. There’s also a famous Black Pearl wooden boat where you can ride.

Black Pearl Jimbaran Bay

Address: Gang VIII No.8D, Tonja, Denpasar Utara, Tuban, Kuta, Kota Denpasar, 80239 Bali, Indonesia

Website: Black Pearl Jimbaran Bay

A variety of amazing activities in one place

Simpang Tol Tuban
Source: Photo by user Ya, saya inBaliTimur used under CC BY-SA 2.0

For those who prefer to stay put in one place, Tuban can be a pretty sweet deal. With so many activities to indulge in, it’s impossible to get bored. The cost for staying in Tuban is also cheaper compared to other more popular spots in Bali. You can also still stay in Tuban, spend a few days doing all the fun activities there and then hire a travel guide and a driver for day trips to other places in Bali.

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Dayana is a freelance writer based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She lives by the Rumi quote, "Let the beauty we love be what we do."

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