Bali is an Indonesian island that is known for its amazing beaches, culture, arts, natural sites, relaxation and party atmosphere. You’ll find this destination very welcoming and you’ll feel right at home with access to a huge range of places to eat, stay, shop, and plenty of entertainment. The beaches, however, are one of the top reasons why people like going to Bali. Beaches in the southern part of Bali are likely to have white sand while northern and western beaches are likely to have black sand. Being part of the Coral Triangle, Bali makes for one of the best locations to snorkel and scuba dive. There’s more than 500 different coral species that reside in the Coral Triangle, which is even more of a reason to hit the beaches over there!
Here’s some of the most beautiful beaches of Bali that you should be visiting:
A destination that has been built upon to cater to all tourism needs, Nusa Dua has hotels, a shopping complex and a golf course nearby. The public beach in Nusa Dua known as Geger Beach is a white sand beach that is safe for swimming and because it faces the east, there’s a cool breeze that blows across it. The waves here are rather calm, so you can expect waves to be small ripples. It’s the type of beach for simple relaxation lying in the sun with drink in hand. Parts of the beach are used as a seaweed plantation.
Situated in Pecatu Village, Blue Point Beach is reachable through a rather steep hill on a path that goes through a gap between two cliffs. This white sanded beach is surrounded by a wall of rock, with entrances to caves and rock formations that can be climbed. This beach area has plenty of cafes and art shops. You can also rent some gear for surfing the waves here. The waves here can be really strong so it’s great for surfers. It’s one of few beaches that aren’t too crowded, so it’s a perfect place to relax.
At the base of some rocky cliffs, Balangan Beach is filled with palm trees growing around its white sand landscape. Bars, cafes, and guesthouses are also plentiful here. Nearby is a reef that is suitable for snorkeling and diving, and the waves also attract surfers from around the world, so this beach can get quite crowded due to its popularity. During low tide, you can admire the seaweed covered rock pools near the limestone cliffs which look simply amazing under the sun.
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This one’s a one km coastal stretch that is somewhat hidden behind limestone cliffs. Facing the Indian Ocean, Pandawa Beach was once referred to as the ‘Secret Beach’ and is known for its awesome coastal views and limestone features both natural and manmade. Cliffs were actually cut through so that roads to the beach could be paved.
So what are you waiting for? Get ready to soak in the sun and start your search for some Bali holiday packages and prepare yourself for some amazing beaches!