When dreaming of Bali, its beautiful beaches and chilled out beach bars would certainly come to mind! In Bali, your day’s itinerary involves a whole lot of lying sea side, soaking up the Balinese rays for that extra glow, and of course a cold drink within arm’s reach.
If you are ready to be the prime subject of some serious envy upon your glorious insta-photos and to light the great passion of “I want to be there as well with my loved ones or friends” towards whoever looking at your marvelous posts, keep reading this interesting article to uncover the top 12 best sublime beaches in Bali you want to visit.
1. Bingin Beach, Bingin
In a list of the best beaches on Bali’s Bukit peninsula, Bingin Beach cannot be missing out! This beautiful beach in Bali is an oasis of glistening blue waters paired with a white sand that offers the perfect backdrop for a weekend getaway for hip expats and locals alike. Unwind from your busy daily life while sipping on a delicious dragonfruit smoothie or fresh fruit bowl from stall surrounding.
Bingin is a stunning beach with unrivalled views over the Indian Ocean and the great wave that make it one of the most demanded surfing points by surfers in Bali and the world. The five star wave here is big, powerful and challenging. It has been able to stimulate and fascinate the adrenaline of every surfer, and especially the experienced and professional surfers. Although a small distance away from the parking area, it’s never been easier to walk down to the beach with an access that keeps getting better.
Bingin Beach is located in the South of Bali, in the Pecatu Village. It is only 30 minutes from Denpasar Airport and less than 10 minutes to Uluwatu Temple, one of the stunning tourist destinations of Bali Island. Bingin is also situated close to the other famous surfing points such as Padang-Padang, Impossible and Dreamland within swimming distance as well as Uluwatu, Suluban, and Balangan. Most of these can even be walked to and from during a beautiful low tide.
2. Thomas Beach, Uluwatu
Located between Bingin and Padang Padang, this beautiful Bali beach is another hidden gem Bali’s south peninsula has to offer. Better skip your workout the day before – the steps down to glistening blue waters and white sand are almost as endless as they seem. Lucky you can stop every few meters to soak in the view and take the most picturesque photos from above!
The name of Thomas is actually derived from the resort near the beach, sitting on a moderate hill with beautiful overlooking spot. This is why the beach is perfect to conduct any peaceful retreat from your daily business life. The beach which is far removed by Bali tourist hub is also the reason why this place has preserved until now the natural beauty along with the serene vibe within the area.
3. Karma Beach, Uluwatu
You’ve surely come across these photos where the ocean appears as short-hair shades of blue, almost too good to be true! Welcome to Karma Kandara beach, hands down one of the best beaches in Bali! Grab a bite and a drink at the exclusive Karma Beach Club whilst intermittently taking a well-deserved dip into the clear Indonesian waters. Indulge on delicious Mediterranean cuisine or watch a movie at sunset. Don’t forget to take some incredible shots from the top prior to taking the funicular down to one of the best beaches in Bali!
This beach which is located in Ungasan regency, just 30 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport is a place offering exclusive relaxation for all the visitors. The beach is actually owned by Karma Kandara Resort, this private ownership is a guarantee to preserve the pristine condition of the beach. This beach is where you will get the very exclusive retreat in your life.
4. Green Bowl Beach, Uluwatu
Green Bowl which can literally be interpreted by a bowl whose color is green is derived from nature phenomenon happening in this beach. When the water recedes into a level where the reef can be seen clearly, you will see that the reef resembles an array of bowls whose surfaces are full with green moss and algae so that they look like a green bowl from a quite distance. Alongside with this unique phenomenon, the beach offers adorable view wherein one can expect the very peaceful relaxation.
Located near Ungasan, after a steep 250 steps totaling 75 metres down, you will be rewarded with this secluded strip of sand framed by two large limestone caves. Green Bowl is the perfect place to have a more intimate beach day at one of the best beaches in Bali. Keep an eye out for bats in the caves and keep your belongings together – you might come across cheeky monkeys!
5. Balangan Beach, Balangan
Lined by picturesque of coconut trees that resemble that of a masterpiece of a sublime beach painting, this white sand beach in Bali has plenty of room for long walks with your lover. Recharge by grabbing a bite from the several warungs (traditional food stalls – we can highly recommend Nasi Goreng) dotting the beach, and stay hydrated with a fresh coconut after a cheeky laze in the Balinese sun on one of the best beaches in Bali.
6. Double Six Beach, Seminyak
Located in upscale Seminyak, Double Six beach is the perfect place to find that beach front bar to soak up a sunset, with a cold Bintang in hand to reflect on the day that was. For an eclectic and vibrant décor, check out the famous La Plancha located at one of the best beach spots in Seminyak. Kick back here under the multicolored umbrellas and sandbags whilst lapping up the live acoustic sesh. Kick on into the night with a live DJ every Friday.
7. Blue Point Beach, Uluwatu
Framed by the most picturesque of limestone cliffs, Sultan (also called Blue Point beach) has that accidentally-stumbled-across-hidden-beach feel with its smaller size. Walk down a series of stairs and wooden ramps through the caves and onto the sunkissed sand. Look out into the beautiful azure/blue water water, or go exploring into the surrounding mini caves. Must-Do: grab yourself a famous Nalu Bowl at Single Fin’s on the cliff top and watch the surfer elite get barrelled on the world-class waves all day long.
8. Padang-Padang Beach, Uluwatu
Also known amongst locals as ‘Pantai Labuan Sait’, this beautiful Bali beach is so good they named it twice (so you don’t forget)! You might recognize this little lagoon as the beach in Bali from Julia Robert’s Eat Pray Love. For those looking to catch some waves, Padang Padang beach is a world famous surfing spot and home to the Ripcurl Pro Padang Cup. Rent a surfboard of your preferred size and spend all day out bobbing up and down in the cool Indian Ocean!
9. Sunday’s Beach, Uluwatu
Within stone’s throw of the ultra-luxury Ungasan clifftop resort, funicular down to one of Bali’s most exclusive beach front bars. It exemplifies all the things we love about a Sunday (so you can expect uber chill vibes). Take a dip in the pristine waters, and then saunter back out of the water to your day bed and sip on your delicious cocktail to some tropical beachside tunes. Repeat all day. Stick around till late for a bonfire to wind down your day at one of Bali’s best beaches.
10. Geger Beach, Nusa Dua
If you are wondering where the locals like to hang, here’s your answer. As one of the best beaches in Bali, this slice of relatively untouched paradise is a favorite for swimmers and snorkelers. Also a great place to get on a paddle board and glide out toward the horizon. Be sure to check out the seaweed farmers here in action!
In this area, you can also enjoy crystal clear water which is beautifully wrapped within a peaceful environment, making a day of the visitors worth everything. With a 5 stars hotel near the beach, this destination is exactly popular amongst international travelers which also mean you should never worry to expect the best experience visiting this haven.
11. Dreamland Beach, Unggasan
Sun tanning in the pure white beach while hearing the peaceful waves offshore will be delightful for everyone longing the true taste of tropical country. Lying on a folding beach chair while reading a book with your smart look or just pose whatever you like with your personal cheeky expression, this is certain that you will emerge insta-envy the moment you post your fascinating pose.
It is not for nothing the beach is called Dreamland. The environment of the beach itself is the epitome of the land in which you can relate to that of existing in your dream. The white sands with peaceful swells, you can always imagine a royal family riding a wagon pulled by white horses. Well, let us put aside that wildest dream and focus to the beach instead. This beach has its own uniqueness which is the state of being quiet. You can expect the very hushed-circumstance to get your peaceful relaxation.
12. Blue Lagoon Beach, Padang Bai
With a perfect water gradation which is the blend of blue and turquoise, this Blue lagoon renders a peculiar-but-fascinating view you can enjoy to your heart content. Located on the Bukit Peninsula, Bali – only 10 minutes motorbike drive from my Jimbaran house, you can feel pure nature attraction without putting any significant effort.
The blue lagoon beach is laced with comfortable mattress chairs so you can lie down while tanning under the warmth of tropical sun. Whether staying at the chair or relishing the fascinating waterplay in the beach, there is only fun to you in that moment. This area also provides massage service which will accentuate your convenient relaxation in that cozy environment.
Prepare your glorious plan to visit those beautiful beaches which will certainly give you adorable moments to remember.