-Dine at a live volcano: Madu Sari Mountain Restaurant
What can be more heart-stopping than dining atop a live volcano? The Madu Sari Mountain Restaurant is located on the edge of a crater on Mount Batur, an active volcano yes, we’re not kidding! You might be questioning why anyone in their right mind would be in the mood to eat while perched on a volcano, but here’s the catch – you get gorgeous scenery of the beautiful crater-lake Lake Batur (though splattered with residue lava from previous eruptions), and the surroundings are actually romantic enough for a date or two. Food – both local and European – is served as a buffet, with yummy options such as beef stroganoff, fried chicken, and pancakes. It might sound little scary, but it’s completely worth it.
-Hug a honey bear: Pod Chocolate Factory and Café
Yes, honey bears are predators and it sounds crazy to want to hug them, but this impossible feat is actually possible at the Pod Chocolate Factory and Cafe. The factory was set up by Australian Toby Garritt, in pursuit of the way to create the best chocolate in the world. He’s slowly but surely approaching his goal, considering the raving reviews that his chocolates have received. If you visit the factory, located within an elephant camp, you’ll be brought on a tour detailing how cocoa beans are harvested, and later made into chocolate. If you want to, you can even try making your own chocolate! And yes, you get to hug one of the three honey bears that live on the premises after being rescued from hunters. No, you won’t lose your head, and it only costs US$10.
-Take a walk in the sea: Bali Seawalker
Scared your oxygen tank will give out on you if you go diving? With the Seawalker helmet, you can now walk on the seabed and observe ocean life like an underwater resident without having to carry all those heavy equipment. It’s so easy that even non-swimmers can do it. And even better yet, the helmet ensures that no water will touch your hair, so let those worries about helmet-head and flattened hair fly out the window and enjoy your little walk in the sea!