|FIND YOUR PERFECT BEACH|
So as we are headed off to Bali to celebrate my birthday, I thought I'd prep a run-down of what are considered the best beaches in Bali according to different criteria. The focus here is on the Southern part of the island, because that's where most people tend to go.
Picture of Kuta thanks to Eternal Vagabond
- Kuta - where most of the crowd is,
- Legian - slightly less crowded and little more upscale,
- Seminyak - the most upscale area with fancy bars and lounges.
- Batu Belig & Batu Mejan - both lesser known beaches which have retained some of the traditional Balinese atmosphere,
- Petitenget - black sand beach with beautiful sunsets, not for swimming,
- Balian - grey sand, not so crowded except evenings, good for surf - not so much for swimming,
- Double Six - lots of nice cafes and restaurants, popular among surfers.
|NUSA DUA AREA|
Nusa Dua beach pictured above thanks to Neets & Dre
- Nusa Dua - pristine beach in front of luxury hotels,
- Tanjung Benoa - famous for water activities,
- Geger - watch the seaweed harvests daily 8AM - 9AM and 4PM - 6PM,
- Mengiat - smaller, less crowded beach with calm waters.
|WEST BUKIT AREA|
Image of Uluwatu via Whiz-ka
- Bingin - a little challenging to access, but definitely worth it,
- Padang Padang & Cemongkak - popular beaches in the area, access down to the beach not as difficult as others,
- Suluban (or Uluwatu) - again, steep, slippery moss on the way down, but gorgeous views from cliff too,
- Balangan - quiet, secluded beach - mainly for surfers,
- Jimbaran & Kelan - famous for it's seafood restaurant and fishing boats,
- Dreamland (or New Kuta) - relatively newly redeveloped beach which can get pretty crowded.
|SOUTH BUKIT AREA|
above: Ungasan image via Exclusive Resorts
- Nyang Nyang - amazing, hidden beach with a pretty difficult access. It's a beach for advanced surfers only,
- Ungasan - beautiful private beach, there is an entry fee which means the beach isn't as crowded as others,
- Green Bowl - Another great beach with amazing waves and lots of marine fauna. There is a small entry fee,
- Pandawa (or Kutuh) - this beach is relatively undeveloped so still relatively pristine and not crowded but also not many restaurants
Amed pictured above by Jesse Wagstaff
- Amed - located on the Eastern side
- Lovina - up on the Northern tip
- Medewi - out on the Western tip
- Sanur, Cemera, Padang Bai & Bias Tugal - just off the Bukit traveling East towards Amed.
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