Bali beach is the epitome of perfection. Great waves, breathtaking horizon, fantastic bars. Find out which is the perfect beach to suit your beachy needs.
Surfers, Crashing waves, dramatic coastlines, endless summer, sun-kissed bodies, and surfers. Did we say surfers twice? We've rounded up Bali's beaches for you.
1. Kuta Beach
Even though this may be Bali’s most commercial and noisy beach, that doesn’t mean you should stay away. This famous place is still worth a visit. The western side of the island is just minutes away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is also close to resorts in Tuban, Legian and Seminyak. The high traffic at this beach makes being there a lively affair. You will find many restaurants and shops just round the corner, and if you like a bustling atmosphere, you will enjoy yourself here.
2. Balangan Beach
Surfers swear by this place and you may spot couples on the soft, white sand getting shots for their wedding. One of Bali’s more secluded beaches, this is a place to escape from the crowd to find a private spot for a romantic sundown moment. It features a gorgeous half-kilometre stretch of golden sand bordered between vegetated limestone cliffs. It isn’t hard to guess why couples would choose this place to frame their memories.
3. Nusa Dua
You can consider this a one-stop attraction where you can find a collection of world-class hotels on the beachfront, an upmarket shopping complex, cultural attractions and not to mention, an 18-hole golf course! An idyllic place for honeymooners and families who want to live in a dreamy piece of heaven.
Bali’s most stylish and hip beach resort area. It is also home to the island’s most luxurious resorts and famed bars, such as Potato Head and Ku De Ta. A little less rowdy than Kuta, it is a new favourite, especially amongst youngsters. This is also because there are many cafes and chic hotels there, such as the W Retreat & Spa.
5. Legian Beach
Just north of Kuta, Legian possesses similar vibes to it. Its close association with beach life and parties makes it a good place to people-watch. You can find many nightlife options with clubs lined here, or you can choose to watch the sunset at Double Six’s Rooftop Bar, for a legian (sweet) time.
Located on the southern tip of the Bali peninsula, this place is home to fishermen and upscale resorts, such as the Four Seasons Resort and Intercontinental Bali Resort & Spa. Many flock over to enjoy a beachside seafood dinner as the sun sets over the bay. Here it is possible to find small secluded spots to enjoy tranquility and peace.
Located opposite Kuta, it also has a whole different nuance. This former fishing village retains its charm with a relaxed coastal ambience that attracts many who prefer quiet moments. The beach is lined with fine volcanic sand and is great for outdoor activities such as kite flying. The long winding path alongside also makes it a great place to cycle.
8. Padang Padang
Locally refered to as Pantai Labuan Sait, this place is a must if you want to do some serious surfing. This beach features a one hudred metre-long stretch of sand that is accessible down a flight of stairs through a unique hollow rock entrance. Wave riders enjoy the steady set of waves during good seasons, which explains why the international surfing event, the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang, is frequently held here.
9. Blue Lagoon Beach
Lying just northeast of the main beach of Padangbai, this is one of east Bali’s best secluded beaches. It is framed by green and rocky hills on both sides. You can easily find a spot to relax on the sand as edges are lined with palm trees. Snorkelling is also a popular activity here, made possible by merchants who park at the side that make snorkels and fins easily available for rent.