Beaches in Bali


Kuta beach remains the most popular strip and extends all the way up to Candu and down towards the airport in Tuban. Kuta proper remains the whitest stretch of sand and is a big draw for those who want to test their surfing skills with both a beach break and a reef break further out. Its popularity continues to grow and for all ages, it is a wonderful place to lay your sarong, frolic in the waves and soak up the warm sun.


Is a beach where locals, expatriates and tourist mingle, bargain with the best, play paddle ball and football, indulge in a massage and manicure, catch up on reading, meditate, exercise, you name it. The two camps are easily recognized; the workers have as many clothes on as possible and the "bules" (Westerners) wear as little as possible. Be prepared for scantily clad Brazilians, G- stringed Italians, Australian in designer surf gear, and pretty Indonesian girls in multi-platform sandals - it is the united nations of beaches. Sunset is peak time at Sunset Legian.


Uluwatu was formerly the playground of surfers almost exclusively. A number of developments planned on the barren bukit have meant that tarred roads have been put in, and slowly steps and access paths have been built down to the more popular beaches. Uluwatu is still the busiest, particularly at sunset when the monkeys play on the spectacularly located temple.


Was designed for the luxury conscious with a heavy concentration of big name hotels lining the beautiful white sand beach. Some of the resorts have private beaches but most areas are accessible. The stretch past the Hilton Resort has been a public beach and during the wet season, the outer reef there is a popular surf break. At present you will still find some simple warungs selling good food at cheap prices along this beautiful stretch of white sandy beach that offers excellent swimming. Conditions in a protected lagoon.


Sanur beach is a calm, quiet lagoon that offers great conditions for wind surfing and parasailing. The stretch from the Grand Bali Beach Hotel to beyond the Bali Hyatt is now serviced by a beach walk making it possible to enjoy the many hotels and restaurants along the strip. Many watersports companies are based here, offering a number of recreational activities.


Padang bay is a harbor where the boats from Lombok take off, but is also a lovely, laid back fishing village with a few losmens (lodgments) for accommodation. A short walk over the headland to the north will take you to an intimate white sand beach.


About 10 km west of the capital of regency, Singaraja, Lovina is a complete contrast to the major resorts of South Bali. Fantastic sunset, snorkeling, diving, or just lazing on the beach are only a few examples of the attractions Lovina has to offer. While you are lazing on the beach, enjoy the sun going down on the horizon with the mountains on Java as a backdrop. Or go early in the morning to see dolphins jumping and diving in their natural habitat approx. one kilometer off the shore.

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