Discover Bali’s most beautiful beaches.
On your trip to Bali, there are tons of places for you to visit – the best, of course, being the sandy beaches. After all, what’s the point of going to such a beautiful country if you don’t venture out onto the soft, golden beaches to watch the sun set over the gentle, rippling waves? We’ve come up with a list, just for you – so you know where the best spots are and can really make the most of your trip to Bali.
Perhaps one of the more famous beaches in Bali, this is a hotspot for tourists and locals alike – and you can see why. There’s plenty to enjoy here in terms of scenery, whether that’s the blossoming flowers and plants coloring the sand, tall palm and fruit trees huddling by the water, or sweeping golden sand for you to sit and watch the tides roll in. The waters are so clear here that they’re perfect for activities such as snorkeling, and with such gentle tides, it’s ideal for having a quick dip. Because of the area being so popular, there are plenty of luxury hotels dotted around nearby – so you can stay in comfort mere minutes away from this beautiful beach.
Another beach on the island of Bali itself, Padang-Padang is a gorgeous hideaway for those looking for a little more serenity. Even with its fame from Eat, Pray, Love, this beach still remains fairly quiet and perfect for not only time to relax but to really experience Bali’s true beauty. Nearby is the Uluwatu temple for those who seek to explore a bit of culture and history at the same time – a worthwhile visit, as this temple is right on the cliff edge so is perfect for gazing out over the open blue. This beach is also a great place for surfing – whether you’re an expert or a beginner, this is the perfect place to practice and enjoy the waves.
If you’re looking for relaxation without sacrificing liveliness, there are also the three Gili islands for you to explore – Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno Island. Although there are countless beaches dotted on these three islands which we implore you to find for yourself, our top pick is Casa Vintage. Seated on Gili Trawangan, it’s the perfect place to watch the sunset – with Jamaican food and bonfires keeping you warm and happy, and the hammocks, cushions and trestles scattered over the beach, you’ll be chilling in style in order to sit back and enjoy the red, orange and pink sky as the sun goes down. As the Gili islands are not mainland Bali, you will need to travel overseas – but there are fast boats which can get you there easily, and gives you a chance to see the islands from afar – a breath-taking sight.
Another beach off the mainland is Diamond Beach on the island of Nusa Penida – this beach is reachable by walking 15 minutes down the stairs along the cliff face which gives you the opportunity to take in all of the beach from above, something you rarely get the chance to do, and it’s worth every second. What also makes this beach different is its unique attractions – it has a swing that, when pushed, hangs over the water, so you can rock back and forth over the turquoise blue water. They also have a nest that is perfect for photos, so you don’t miss your perfect shot.
These are just a handful of destinations for you to explore near Bali – take your time to explore the spectacular surroundings and find out for yourself the true beauty of this incredible island.