If you like are soft sandy beaches, turquoise sea and exotic landscapes, Bali is the best destination to enjoy it. Known as the Island of the Gods, Bali is totally surrounded by the sea and has an endless list of beaches and coves to visit.
Some beaches are very popular, while others are a bit hidden or distant from mass tourism. Below we show the 5 best beaches in Bali, which you should not miss if you decide to travel to this island, whatever your preferences are: relaxation or adventure.
1. Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua is one of the most famous beach areas in Bali. The ideal destination for those looking for a place to relax and enjoy the tranquillity. Here you’ll find some of the island’s most exclusive all-inclusive hotels and luxury beach-front resorts for those looking for a dream vacation.
2. Jimbaran Beach
Jimbaran beach is, along with Nusa Dua beach, one of the most beautiful and extensive in Bali. Four kilometres of soft sand and perfect water for windsurfing, body surfing and sailing. It is also a highly recommended place to enjoy the famous seafood and fresh fish dishes on the shore, which you can choose personally before they are cooked.
3. Kuta Beach
With three kilometres of beach, the Kuta beach is one of the busiest in Bali and, due to its swell, one of the most popular beaches for surfers and nightlife lovers. It is located in the south of the island, on the Butik Peninsula, and offers the possibility of renting sun loungers and parasols, having a snack or practising water sports. The perfect beach for those who like active plans. There are nice and affordable hotels in this area where you can relax after a day plenty of activities.
4. Padang Padang
Only 3 kilometers from Pura Uluwatu, one of the most visited temples in Bali, Padang Padang is considered one of the best beaches in Bali for its white sand and turquoise waters. Although access is not easy (a winding road and 175 steps), this small hidden cove in Bali is worth visiting.
5. Balangan Beach
Balangan beach is hidden on a trail just 6.5 km from Cenggiling and is, for many, one of the best Balinese beaches. It stands out for its natural landscape, full of palm trees, and its cliffs. This beach offers peace and quiet, although many surfers choose it to surf the waves and disconnect from the world. Perfect for both active tourists and those looking for relaxation.
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