With its rich culture and tourism vibe, there are so many reasons to visit Bali. Even so, the main magnet has always been its beautiful beaches; attracting surfers, divers, and swimmers from all over the world. With countless amazing beaches surrounding the whole island, make sure you visit all the best ones.
If vast white sands and clear blue water is your ultimate beach scene, then Pandawa Beach is the place for you. Often dubbed as a “secret beach” in Kutuh Village, South Kuta, the beach has a lot to offer. You can chill under one of the big umbrellas for rent, challenge the steady waves canoeing, or play with the smooth sand. A few hundred meters to the land, you can find man-made caves with statues of the five Pandawas, the heroes of the Mahabaratha epoch; proving this beach is as rich in culture as it is in scenery.
Padang Padang Beach
Mainly known for its appearance in the romantic movie Eat, Pray, Love, this southern beach lives up to the hype. Like a small secret nook, the beach is surrounded by cliffs and corals, as if hidden from the outside world. The view is perfect for the eye, and the waves are excellent for your adrenaline. The challenging, unending waves are ideal for various water sports, including surfing. Like most popular Bali beaches, you can rent a surfing board or sign up for a one-time surfing lesson here.
This beach in Uluwatu, Bali, is Eden for surfers and a paradise for human souls in general. There are plenty of ways to enjoy this beach, whether you want to soak in the relaxing waves or just enjoy the breath-taking view from the surrounding cliff tops, occupied by lush greeneries. Surfers love this beach for the strong reef break. Balangan beach is also dubbed as one of the best places to learn how to surf because of the relatively consistent surf.
As the nearest beach from the heart of the city, Kuta beach is often considered one of the most mainstream beaches in Bali. While there are many other beaches with prettier views than Kuta beach, people keep coming back for the lively vibe and various activities, such as surfing and horse-riding. Lined along the coast are cozy cafés with bean bags on the sand—a perfect way to enjoy cold beer and the sunset view. Kuta’s charm extends a few kilometers from the beach, with hundreds of local shops and restaurants along the neighboring streets.
Located in Pecatu, South of Kuta, this beach boasts a stunning view of whites, blues, and greens. Its rocky structure is more a blessing than an annoyance to pro surfers and tourists, as it adds a certain appeal to the Suluban beach. The beach’s exoticness can be enjoyed after a few minutes walking down the stairs, as if protected from the outside world. But the picturesque view, passionate waves, brushing wind, clear water, and overall experience is more than worth it.