Basking in Bali: Learn the Island Life with the Top 15 Beaches of the Island
Bali, Indonesia — Are you looking for the best Bali Beaches to add to your Bucket List? Bali is an island province in Indonesia and probably the most visited in the country. The tourism in Bali is impressive with many sights to go to like museums, art & crafts exhibitions, dining options and other events related to the culture of the island.
It’s undeniable that travelers frequent Bali because the beaches there which are numerous, to say the least are scenic and offer different activities. When you’re in Bali, you’ll be treated with different kinds of beach (blue, green, secluded, etc.). Some of these beaches are great for surfing while some have romantic dining options.
Here are 15 of the best beaches in Bali.
Savor the Catch of the Day at Jimbaran Bay
Jimbaran Bay is best known for its sumptuous seafood selections. It’s the island’s seafood hub as you can see local fishermen sell their catch at the markets. The beach has a long stretch of sand (3 km) and has beautiful scenery. The gorgeous beach and beachfront food stalls make this beach a foodie beach haven. Though it can get busy, it’s still possible to find a secluded spot at the beach.
Get a Natural Black Sand Spa at Keramas Beach
Keramas Beach is a black sand beach with Mt. Agung as the backdrop. The beach only has one resort which offers good accommodation deals and an infinity pool. There are day beds while surfing is allowed at night. This is a top surfing destination that it has been the venue of past surfing competitions. A few minutes from the beach can take you to a Go-Karting space.
Watch the Sparkling Water of Padang Padang Beach
Padang Padang is relatively a small beach but it’s also a famous surf spot. You can find Padang Padang on the north-western island coast of Bukit’s Peninsula. Tourists enjoy the beach all year long and treated with sparkling aquamarine water. Incidentally, this beach is the shooting location of Julia Roberts’ ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ movie where she fell in love with a Brazilian hunk.
Surf at Balangan Beach
This beach is famous for being a good surfing area and a laid-back appeal. The beach is good for surfing when it is high tide and it’s when people bring their surfboard and get into action. The beach has an aquamarine hue perfect for taking photos and there are beach chairs with umbrellas to allow moments of rest for tired tourists. Some people have their pictures taken on the cliff.
Enjoy the Sunset at Medewi Beach
This beach is divided into two parts. The eastern part has a rocky shoreline with a mixture of large stones, pebbles and sand while the western part has sand. It’s suggested that rather than lounging, strolling the beach is the best part of going there. It also has the most stunning sunset in Bali and features palm trees great for photo ops.
Go to Famous Kuta Beach
World famous Kuta Beach is a full 2.5 km of creamy sand heaven in between Legian and Tuban. It’s considered a touristy area of the island due to its divine beauty and surfing options. The beach used to be a quiet spot but is now busy with tourists often. There are plenty of accommodations ranging from budget-friendly to luxury. Tourists can also enjoy going to bars and some shopping malls in the vicinity.
Enjoy the Vibes at Bingin Beach
Bingin Beach is in Pecatu Village, South of Bali. It looks out to the Indian Ocean and offers a prime location for surfing with 5-star waves which can be challenging. It’s near Padang Padang Beach but offers a different beach experience. The way to the beach is by going through some alleyways. It’s near Uluwatu Temple which can be included in your side trip while in Bali.
Go on a Road Trip to White Sand Beach (Pasir Putih)
How would like to go to a secluded white sand beach located between two hills? You can do that at Pasir Putih Beach. It’s located at the middle of villages Bugbug and Perasi and can be reached through an adventurous ride. You can enjoy the sunset while eating at the cafes or enjoying grilled foods. Water activities include snorkeling or you can just go sunbathing.
Stay in a Luxury Resort at Seminyak Beach
Seminyak Beach is ideal for travelers who travel in style and luxury because of its upscale beach resorts. There are fine-dining restaurants and high-end boutiques at the vicinity of the beach and its restaurants offer cuisines from around the world. Though the beach provides world-class amenities for luxury travelers, Seminyak is considered a secluded area. But, a different environment happens at night where the area comes to life.
Dive at Amed Beach
Amed Beach used to be a venue for salt farming but the discovery of diving spots (especially a historical shipwreck) put the beach on many tourists’ maps. The black sand beach spans seven seaside villages namely Amed, Jemeluk, Bunutan, Lipah, Selang, Banyuning and Aas all of which are fishing villages. Jemeluk Bay is most famous for divers. People also go there for its landscape which is filled with greeneries.
Go on a Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan
The pristine beaches of Nusa Lembongan offer coarse white sand and cliffs plus a view of Mt. Agung on the horizon. Aside from having a great time at the beach, travelers can check out the mysterious underground house, mangrove forests and seafood farming villages in the area. There’s also a one-day cruise to go to 1 island that tourists can join.
Visit the Bali Starling at Nusa Penida
There are three Nusa Islands in Bali and Penida is the largest and offers the most exotic ambiance of the three. Some of the attractions that tourist frequent when on this island are the Hindu temples, cliff formations, and lagoons. It’s also the home of the Bali Starling bird which used to be endangered. There are a few hotels on the island which makes it relaxed.
Tour the Seaweed Farms of Nusa Ceningan
It’s the smallest of the three Nusa Islands and can be found between its two sister islands. You can find seaweed farms in the area and a scenic strait is located between this island and Nusa Lembongan. One of the most notable attractions of the islands is its locals where you can get up close and personal on their culture and everyday lives. There’s also a blue lagoon and cliffs there.
Go on Water Activities at Uluwatu
Uluwatu is located on Bukit Peninsula. It has a stunning cliff formation where it’s the island’s temple (Uluwatu Temple) is located. The limestone formation is where luxury villas and resorts are located. Tourists can watch the sunset as they look at the Indian Ocean. Water activities, restaurants, the nightlife and its fine sands are the main attractions of Uluwatu.
Stay Sweet at Legian Beach
The name Legian means ‘sweet’ in Balinese and true to its meaning, you’ll find the sweetness of the island when you go there. Don’t mistake Legian Beach to be just another Kuta Beach because the ambiance of the island, though also associated with crowds and parties have a different take on island life. The surroundings of Legian Beach are very colorful. There are beach chairs and bright umbrellas where tourists can relax.
Bali, Indonesia has truly captivated the hearts of many travelers around the world. The amazing people who allow tourists to know their culture and enjoy their beaches are wonderful. Travel to Indonesia and explore the best beaches in Bali!
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