Bali Island Articles


Treasure island
Religion in Bali
Bali a Shopper's Paradise
Bali's Beaches
Bali Destinations
Boutique Hotels in Bali
Candidasa Bali's Eastern Hub
How to pick the airline to fly to Bali ?
Understanding the Language of the
Nightlife in Bali
Sukawati Art Market
Sunset Dinner at Jimbaran Beach
The Art of Tropical Living
The Ulundanu Temple of Bedugul
A weekend at Pita Maha



Bali's Beaches

One of the main reasons for attracting so many visitors is
Bali's image as a beach destination, with white sandy beaches
all around. 

Most of it is true, we like to help you to distinguish the
different beaches to see if they fit your particular needs.

Kuta Beach - The most popular white sandy beach located in
south Bali attracts all ages and nationalities. It stretches
from the airport in Tuban over main Kuta, Legian, Seminyak,
Kerobokan all the way to Canggu.

This beach is good for sun bathing, "instant surfing" long
walks on the beach (great at sunset time and also at 5 AM)
and general socializing and "beach life". Everyone comes here
at sunset, central Kuta is the most crowded part of it.

Kuta Beach is not the perfect beach for untrained swimmers
because of unpredictable underwater currents. Close to the
beach they appear to be harmless, but be warned if you swim
out they can be tricky and making it hard at times to swim
back to the beach. Don't swim alone here, and stay close to
the beach, unless you are a surfer who "has seen it all".

Better for swimming is the Tuban part of it, with hotel life
guards and a less hyper active beach scenery than Kuta.

Calm are the waters on the other side of the airport to
the south at Jimbaran Bay. The beach is as white and sandy as
in Kuta but no big waves here. This sleepy fishing village
with only a few hotels and resorts make this area a perfect
spot if you are looking for a remote and relaxed beach life.

Moving further south to Bali most southern coastline you will
find a few remote beaches around and on the way to Uluwatu.
Some of these beaches are suitable for swimming, generally
more popular with experienced surfers, and Uluwatu itself has
a rocky coastline with great views from high above sea level.

This scenery remains persistent all the way to Nusa Dua, where
again white sandy beaches deliver the promise of a perfect
beach holiday. They offer excellent swimming in a protected
lagoon. The private beaches of the local resorts dominate the
beach life what limits access for non-staying guests.

North above Nusa Dua stretches Tanjung Benoa with white
beaches and again a bit busier waves, that make this area
perfect for water sports. You can rent boats and hire services
like parasailing, that is a perfect adventure above the ocean.

Further north at Sanur Beach we reach again a quiet lagoon
area of both white and black sands. The area between Grand
Bali Beach hotel and Bali Hyatt is accessible via a beach path
and the calm waters make this beach suitable also for
children just as in Nusa Dua.

Candi Dasa has not many beach areas except the private
constructed areas of some hotels, where else Lovina Beach in
the north again has a very long sandy coast with tranquil
coves. The ocean is calm and suitable for swimming and


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