Whether it is for their sand, sun, surf, and snorkeling fun, the beaches on the enchanting island of Bali never fail to offer something for everyone. Having built its reputation for many years, beaches in Kuta, Sanur, and Nusa Dua have already gained worldwide attention. In these areas, the beautiful coast of Bali fringes around luxurious resorts and popular tourist attractions. Now, many secluded beaches around the island are showcased. Even winning the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award of 2021! The splendor that spells Bali will always continue!
So, whether you are a frequent traveler or a first-timer, these are some of the island's most fascinating beaches you should put on your must-visit bucket list!
1 | Balangan Beach
What's the perfect place to stroll down and enjoy the tranquility of nature? Balangan Beach, of course! This spot has excellent waves for a complete paradise for surfers. You can also unwind while viewing the beautiful sunset. Get a glimpse of the sun setting with the pristine beach lying in the background. This hidden gem also offers different restaurants for you to enjoy. From Indonesian Balinese cuisine to international menus, there are spots to fill your taste buds.
Located in South Kuta, Badung, this secluded paradise only takes you around 30-40 minutes from the highly popular Kuta Beach. It's about 37 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. But since public transportation to and from Balangan Beach is still relatively rare, it is recommended for you to use your own transportation.
2 | Dreamland Beach
Next to Balangan Beach lies another hidden gem: Dreamland Beach. This spot showcases a vast stretch of soft pearly white sand, clear blue sky over the crystal clear blue waters. A dreamy beach, indeed! It truly lives up to its name. Many people who go here seek its surfing waves. The waves are not swimming-friendly, so it is not recommended to dip in the water. You can, however, unwind and sunbathe, viewing the gorgeous picturesque scenery. An enchanting spot fit for a dreamer!
You can visit this paradise after your adventures in Balangan Beach. It will only take you around 30 minutes to travel here from Balangan Beach. And only a 40-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
3 | Suluban Beach
World-class thrilling waves meet jaw-dropping scenery at Suluban Beach! Be it for a surfing holiday or a romantic getaway, the waves together with the spectacular view at Suluban Beach are indeed a true gem that makes Bali sparkle. The popular resort, Hotel Blue Point, lies right at this site. Making many tourists call this "Blue Point Beach."
You need to walk down 200 meters of stairs from the parking area, but it'll be worth it once you set your eyes on its alluring beauty. Take a morning stroll and view its sunrise. Or sunbathe as you dip your feet in the relaxing waters, waiting for the sunset to appear. Once you've enjoyed your time there, try eating at the restaurants around the area.
To reach this destination, drive just 40-minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. It's also around an hour's drive away from Denpasar.
4 | Bias Tugel Beach
Bias Tugel Beach in the village of Padangbai, Karangasem is everything you dream of! It's a spot filled with exotic beauty, vibrant culture, and friendly people. Bias Tugel Beach is also well known as a snorkeling and diving spot. You can rent snorkeling and diving equipment easily there! So try and explore its rich marine life! You can even glimpse its panorama sea view as its water is crystal clear.
From Denpasar, you’ll need about an hour drive to reach Bias Tugel Beach. And around 1.5 hours from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
5 | Pandawa Beach
Concealed behind high cliffs and overgrown shrubbery, Pandawa beach has long remained secluded from tourists' crowds. Hence, it's known as the Secret Beach. Though you need to go through a less-than-easy path, it will be worth it. Why? The moment you reach Pandawa Beach, you will see the clear hypnotic rolling waves. Its pure white sand spans beautifully from one end to the other. The spot to completely unwind.
There's so much to do here in Secret Beach! First, go exploring on a canoe and view its striking sea. Then take photos at the Ksatria Pandawa or Pandawa Knight statues. Unlike other beaches in Bali, this particular spot has Hindu knights guarding the place. Next, stroll around to shop for souvenirs.
Quite close to Ngurah Rai International Airport, it's just a 30-minute drive. And around 40 minutes from Denpasar.
6 | White Sand Beach
Escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday life and relax at White Sand Beach! Located in Pejarakan, Gerokgak, it's a spot to find peace and tranquility. View the secluded beach and captivating scenic background. Or unwind among the fantastic calm sea as the White Sand Beach's charm lies in its clear water. The area is a spectacular sight indeed!
Located in Buleleng, this beach is unique compared to the rest of beaches in the area. Unlike most of the beach sites there presenting their black sand, this particular paradise showcases its pearlescent white sand. To reach this destination, you need to travel an estimated 4-hour drive from Denpasar or the Ngurah Rai International Airport. It is quite far, but definitely worth it.
No one can resist Bali's secluded beaches. They're just too irresistible! Be sure to plan your future getaway with these stunning spots. Whether to unwind, have adventures or sunbathe, there's always a beach in Bali for you!
While you start your itinerary trip to the island of gods, you should keep in mind the CHSE (cleanliness, health, safety, and environmental sustainability) health protocols. This means to keep your mask on when you're traveling, keep your distance, and always wash your hands.
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