Located about a 30 minute drive outside of Ubud, Bali Swing is quite a new attraction. It plays on the idea of grown-ups not wanting to ‘adult’ any more. It’s also suitable for those who want a bit of an adrenaline rush.
Bali Swing is an attraction made up of a number of different swings. These swings are different to your average playpark, as they swing out over a valley, giving you amazing views of the canyon and waterfall below.
Don’t worry, you are strapped in the swings, so there’s no chance of you falling out of your seat and tumbling down the valley.
There’s five different sized swings at Bali Swing – 5m, 10m, 15m, 20m and 78m. There’s also a tandem swing, but this wasn’t available the day we went.
There’s also some nice places for photo opportunities. A couple of birds’ nests. One up in the trees and one overlooking the valley. There’s also a large branded stone that you can stand on and have a photo taken (if you look closely you can see that we are wearing harnesses). So all in all, they take safety very seriously.
The swings are really good fun. Especially the big one, which you wear a full body harness for. You have to jump on to the seat whilst a couple of the staff hold you and then they count down and launch you over the valley. The views are breath-taking and the adrenalin rush you get is awesome. I can’t say it wasn’t a little scary being launched out so high, but it was brilliant.
The staff at Bali Swing are really good fun and they clearly enjoy giving everyone a good experience there. When people leave, someone blows a whistle and all the staff shout ‘Bali Swing, thank you’. It was a little odd at first, but after a while we thought this was a really nice touch. When we left, we shouted back ‘Thank you, Bali Swing’ and got lots of waves back.
Bali Swing offers quite good value for money. You have to pay about £1.50 per person to enter the site and then for unlimited access to the swings it works out about £25 per person. This sounds quite expensive when you compare it to other attractions in Bali, but actually included in that price is unlimited soft drinks and food.
They have a nice seating area over the valley and there are local dishes available for you to help yourselves to. The women who had cooked the dishes were really lovely, explaining what was in them, and we enjoyed our lunch there very much.
I’d highly recommend this as an attraction in Bali. We hadn’t heard of it when we were researching our excursions. We decided to try it as one of the other hotel guests recommended it to us. I’m so glad she did. It was a lot of fun!
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