Bali beaches…. from palm fringed white sand on the east coast to the wilder black sand beaches on the west coast, with sleepy undisturbed coves in-between.Once the haunt of surfers, Bali’s beaches now welcome visitors in search of paradise with superb hotels and excellent facilities.
Bali’s most popular beach and number one party zone! The original surfers destination has expanded – absorbing neighbouring Legian, Tuban and Seminyak. Good surf, great nightlife,and a beach life that’s unrivaled. If you want to be within walking distance of the party – this is place.
Close to the Kuta action but far enough for some down time, Legian is less hectic than downtown Kuta but still has a funky nightlife zone. Over the last few years, accommodation has expanded around Legian with many simple family-owned guest houses upgraded; complemented by boutique style hotels and first class hotels.
A few miles north of Kuta is Seminyak which is the hippest part of southern Bali. More upmarket than Kuta and home to Bali’s best bars, clubs and restaurants with new places opening almost weekly. Creative energy is the phrase that best sums up Seminyak, energy which also extends to the fashion boutiques.
Located on Bali’s west coast – Jimbaran offers a small secluded beach area, where tranquility and peace are the perfect antidote to a stressful world. The land gently slopes away from the beach revealing exclusive celebrity haunts hidden under a canopy of leafy tropical forest. Jimbaran is home to the latest luxury five star hotels like Four Season’s Resort, The Intercontinental and the Ritz Carlton.
Nusa Dua (meaning Two Islands) is the name of the peninsula that extends off the southern tip of the island of Bali, hosting a pristine complex of luxury hotels. A heavy concentration of big name international hotels lines the beautiful white sand shore that offers excellent swimming conditions in a protected lagoon. Located ten kilometres from the international airport, Nusa Dua is designed as an enclave of the most sumptuous and luxurious hotels in the world dedicated to big-spender tourists.
Sanur is one of Bali’s biggest traditional villages but it’s also one of the most established tourist areas. Fine hotels, restaurants and modern entertainment venues compliment traditional village activities like drama and dance, so it’s a good place to enjoy the delights of a tropical island and gain a real appreciation of Balinese culture and local life.
Tanjung Benoa beach:
Tanjung Benoa is located 15 kilometres from the international airport but if you are already staying within the Nusa Dua cluster, it is just few steps away from the west gate. Like many other beachside destinations in Bali, Tanjung Benoa also used to be a fishing village and an old dock, and today most of the shore-side properties have become upper class hotels and resorts. Tanjung Benoa has become much busier over the years and has a wide range of accommodation including prestigious resorts like The Conrad.
Candidasa is a relaxing beach area close to cultural treasures like Pura Besakih (“Bali’s Mother Temple”). While the beach is not one of Bali’s best, the tranquility of Candidasa has attracted a number of exclusive hotels like the Amankila and the Chedi. Only one thing is for sure, Candidasa is a tranquil village offering varying accommodation, from basic to five-star resorts and few good restaurants in between.
Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Dreamland & Bingin Beaches:
The beaches of Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Dreamland and Bingin in southern Bali were once exclusively the haunt of surfers and could only be reached by traveling over rough dirt tracks. Today, many developments have brought roads, comfortable steps and access paths, enabling everyone to enjoy the beauty of these stunning beaches. Catch some terrific world-class rides when the surf’s up.