Bali Beaches; Best Of Bali - The Surreptitious Beach Hopping Guide

It's literally almost a twelvemonth since my in conclusion entry, together with it's a bittersweet realization for me.

I've ever love this space; nowhere else grants me this extent of liberty together with yet knowing that my words & experiences mightiness resonate alongside someone somewhere, hence drawing this tiny dotted lines betwixt the readers together with me where nosotros decease less lone inward this vast entity called life. It is a beautiful knowing.

But why the hiatus then? 

To live honest, I don't know. 
I don't know what I tin write nigh anymore. It seems equally if ane twenty-four hours monotonousness had quietly seeped through the wall cracks unannounced, together with when I finally gotten or so to conduct a adept facial expression at my life, it has already left its pungent smear on everything I have. 

I became a slow person. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 soul without a worthy floor or conviction to tell. And the irony is, I really warned myself nigh it 2 years ago on the nighttime earlier my kickoff twenty-four hours of work.

Today I am dorsum hither to part a beautiful small trip I had, together with inward return, to discovery the peace that solely writing hither brings me. Thank y'all for sticking around, whoever & wherever y'all are.

For a start, TripCanvas here provides a pretty comprehensive listing of adept beaches to explore together with I followed it religiously during my remain there. Apologies for the pretentious 'secret beach' title (I rolled my oculus at that equally well, trust me), I hateful to refer to those that are relatively less commercialized where the natural charms are all the same pretty much intact. Just don't know how else to pull it without sounding long-winded.

OKAY! So for your information, the beaches nosotros went to were primarily located at the southern tip of Bali, the South Kuta & Jimbaran area. You receive got 2 reasons to decease there: (1) Most of the beaches at institute there, together with if y'all are here, I would assume that's what you're after for; (2) And adept news, it's touristy plenty to receive got adept hotels & eateries, but all the same much ameliorate than Ubud inward general. Note that the next pictures are all taken past times me alongside zero editing so what y'all come across hither is really what you'll live gettin and also becos I'm only likewise lazy to edit them.

So here, inward no lodge of ranking - 

#1 Tegal Wangi Beach

This beach was our kickoff love inward Bali. And y'all know what people tell nigh kickoff love - You just never forget them.

I receive got lost count how many times nosotros receive got visited this babe after the kickoff fourth dimension – nosotros fifty-fifty relocated to a hotel that’s five minutes ride away from here, together with nosotros driblet past times at to the lowest degree once per twenty-four hours at sunrise, sunset, mid-day or whenever nosotros liked. The natural potholes are institute along the beach, where the incoming waves came massaging together with frolicking your torso patch y'all relish the A-class view. Though there’s solely a small stretch of beach, I’d tell the ‘natural Jacuzzi’ is plenty a argue for y'all to banking concern tally out this place.

There were barely whatever signs when nosotros were in that location in conclusion twelvemonth end, but a huge hotel was nether structure nearby so it should a affair of fourth dimension earlier the crowd takes over. Two slice of advice over here: First, decease during the depression tides so the potholes would all the same live accessible; Second, the steps downwardly together with the rocks nearby are rather sharp, so brand certain y'all receive got a modest torchlight when visiting during sunrise or sunset.

On this note, permit me give y'all a secret tip that nosotros receive got institute out ourselves – If y'all are going during sunset, remain for a fleck longer till the skies plow dark together with decease banking concern tally out the rocks at the correct destination of the beach. Fireflies would live blinking their magic over there.

Verdict: AT LEAST a quick see on the way to/from the airport. Make certain it's depression tide first.  (< This is me trying very hard to suppress my bias)  

#2 Melasti Beach

Another of our all fourth dimension favorite, which agency we've lost count ane time again on the disclose of times where nosotros looked at each other together with went, "Hmm, Melasti?" 

We caught our kickoff Bali sunrise here, together with it gave me extra kicking to experience the soft golden Sun tardily heating upward mt pare together with the the world around, patch thinking that if it was whatever other Monday, I would in all probability live on my way to crunch the morning time prepare crowd together with fighting the weekend hangover.

Also, nosotros had the most epic Nasi Campur inward our lives in that location becos dining literally over a cliff to turquoise waters together with golden sun?? That's some James Bond shit there.

One piddling note: Unfortunately, the gravels in that location weren't really butt-friendly. So cry back to grab a mat or prepared to larn some unsightly marks on your peachie.

Verdict: MUST VISIT!!!

#3 Balangan Beach

One morning, nosotros dragged our asses to this house after spending yet some other sunrise at Tegal Wangi. Even though the 2 beaches seem pretty unopen on the map, but the ride in that location turned out to live longer than expected due to the modest winding roads inward between.

The cliff overlooking the beach does offering beautiful scenery, but to live honest nosotros didn't relish ourselves really much over there. I know, Bali beaches had spoilt us way likewise much. If given a endangerment again, I would conduct to decease in that location during lower tides instead,and I suppose it would live quite a decent after-dinner stroll location since the beach stretches out pretty long.

Verdict: Visit ONLY if y'all were nearby or receive got extra fourth dimension to kill

#4 Dreamland Beach

With a fancy cite equally such (and inward English!), y'all should know that this beach is to a greater extent than or less commercialised past times straightaway together with past times no agency a undercover beach anymore. The argue why I all the same include it hither is becos the surrounding rows of resort bungalows seemed to receive got wayyyy passed its glory days, together with to a greater extent than similar on the brink of becoming the side past times side haunted hot spot.

To live honest, I had zero expectation on my way there, together with that was farther affirmed when the solely way to larn to the beach was this litt

le path sandwiched inward betwixt rusty stalls together with foul algae pond.


It mightiness non live the most beautiful Bali beach that I went to, but it’s HANDS DOWN THE MOST FUN BEACH FOR SURE.

The waves were CRAZY HUGE, reaching to almost 3m only earlier it crashed against the beach. We went into the waves, together with earlier nosotros realised, we’ve been bodysurfing the waves, tumbling, rolling, flipping violently nether the electrical flow for a adept 2 hours.


The solely argue nosotros stopped was becos nosotros were genuinely physically tired after all the bodysurfing together with also the merciless Bali Sun started beating downwardly equally park past times 930am.
Verdict: I know non everyone would empathize fun equally 2 hours of risking drowning/scrapping your knees & palms/losing one-half a toenail/having saltwater coming out from both your rima oris together with nose in 3m waves, but IF that’s your loving cup of tea saltwater, you SIMPLY CANT miss this place! 

#EXTRA: Pandawan Beach & Nusa Dua Beach 

On the complaint of undercover beach, permit me digress for a patch together with throw inward these 2 really commercialized and well-known beaches over hither briefly. Just to y'all know, to give y'all to a greater extent than reasons to appreciate the ‘secret beaches’.

Pandawan was the kickoff beach nosotros visited during our trip, becos it was really close our hotel together with during my in conclusion see to Bali some years back, I was very mesmerized by its beauty dorsum then. But I knew things couldn’t live to a greater extent than different when nosotros saw dozens of gigantic structure cranes earlier nosotros fifty-fifty come across the beach itself. The entrance fee together with the busloads of tourists streaming inward endlessly from all directions only added to the listing of turn-offs.

Really, the most interesting thing that happened over in that location was me taking a nap, traumatizing playing alongside a babe crab, together with chancing upon a populace tape of the most disclose of paragliders inward action.

Nusa Dua Beach, similar Dreamland Beach, is surrounded past times resorts together with hotels. But dissimilar Dreamland Beach, the hotels in that location are your legit 5-star chains (e.g. Novotel) together with tourists (many) really stayed there. It was a piddling confusing navigating through the hotel compound, but the beach turned out pretty decent.

I read online that y'all could come across the seaweed farms inward a distance from this beach, but I personally didn’t come across whatever when I was there. We napped on the hotel sandbags together with here’s a tip hither on how to avoid beingness stopped past times hotel staff - Just sit down downwardly together with purpose your phone/talk to each other similar y'all are an ACTUAL hotel guest. Or fifty-fifty better, pretend y'all 2 are arguing. No ane volition ever go out of their way to interrupt a quarrelling couple. Not certain why, but it industrial plant every unmarried time, trust me.

We did receive got a adept fourth dimension drifting inward the waves after that tho. The sand was really comfortably soft, together with the shallow beach extended out quite far, so y'all really larn to walk out quite a fleck patch enjoying some waves pushing y'all upward together with downwardly gently.

Apparently having my Pocahontas 2nd hither alongside these hotel squirrels 

Verdict: Nusa Dua is okay, offers to a greater extent than than only a plainly walk along the beach. And the mild bodysurfing mightiness live to a greater extent than acceptable for most. On the other hand, Pandawan? Well, practise yourselves a favour, don’t decease there. And oh, nosotros also passed past times some other the highly pop Jimbaran Beach for similar a dozen times. We weren’t enticed, barely slowed downwardly even. 

Now dorsum to the interesting stuff.
#5 (SECRET) Beach

This house is a personal serendipity unopen to see together with I apologize inward advance for wanting to continue the location a undercover for now. As a clarification, the ENTIRE 20km summation of East Coast of Bali is ALL dark sand beach so together with in that location are many turns along the highway where y'all tin plow inward to. But this particular segment, it's just so special to me.

So years agone when I visited Bali for the kickoff time, I chanced upon this exact place absolutely randomly while riding dorsum from East Bali. Years later, I came dorsum to East Bali thinking that there's JUST NO WAY I could discovery dorsum the same beach again. But god is a funny person, together with that day, (s)he was extra form to me. 

We took a GENUINE random plow from the highway together with suddenly, everything started to facial expression familiar together with I only went 'oh god, no way...." 

Just so y'all know, I was jumping alongside joy the kickoff fourth dimension I came to this house cos it was only so beautiful. But this time, it was the utmost STUNNING sunset of our lives and I was only made speechless past times its splendor. And I've got some pictures to seek out it.

Looking at this only brought me dorsum to the 2nd where I only stood there, facing that purely violet Sun alongside my opened upward mouth.

And you'd think dark sand beach must live coarse, but these couldn't live anymore finer.

The Sun was exceptionally huge that day, together with it lay on such a demo going downwardly I almost wanted to applaud for having a process to it. 

We were similar busy feeling grateful together with wanting to conduct grip of the in conclusion few rays for a photograph when suddenly..

...the heaven turned into the most alluring shade of pinkish together with peach I've ever seen till this date...

...and it only kept getting prettier...

...till it took ane in conclusion shot together with gave us the perfect drapery telephone telephone that nosotros couldn't fifty-fifty dream of

Thank y'all Bali, give thank y'all you.

Like said, all the photos hither are unedited/unadjusted, basically only equally raw equally the 2nd I pressed on that shutter button. If y'all think the photos are amazing, only imagine beingness surrounded 360 grade inward it.

Verdict: You receive got to go. Find a piddling stretch of the dark sand beach together with brand your ain really special memories there.  

#5 Nyang Nyang Beach
 Out of all, Nyang Nyang beach was the hardest to larn to. It's non close whatever town together with there's a looooong flying of crooked stairs to overcome earlier y'all could larn to the beach. Then again, it won't live a undercover beach if it's pretty together with also super accessible right?

One thing to note, there's a major hotel nether structure correct earlier the start of the stairs. Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 lady would offering to convey y'all downwardly to the beach for a modest fee (we presumed that she must live the married adult woman of a structure worker here, trying to earn some bucks patch waiting for her hubby to knock off), so only turn down politely together with decease or so the hotel together with you'd come across the stairs there.

You know y'all are at the correct house when y'all couldn't spot a unmarried soul from miles away.

When the scenery is on point, but y'all aren't dressed for the beach look.

Yes Nyang Nyang beach is a beau, but it has to a greater extent than magic than that. On the glistering soft beach, in that location lies 2 mysterious shipwrecks out of the blue, jarring but fifty-fifty to a greater extent than captivating.

As y'all tin come across here, in that location are genuine shipwrecks together with non some lameass commercial mock wrecks. It was a mystifying feeling climbing it together with seeing the sea from there. 

What caused the shipwreck? Who's the crew? What form of scenery did they witness from my spot? Did anyone larn hurt? Where's the residue of the ship? 

Nyang Nyang beach is a undercover beach alongside a secret. 
Go experience that undercover earlier they convert it into a eating theater or god knows what.

Verdict: How many people tin claim they receive got board a shipwreck before? Go in that location together with you'll live ane of the lucky few.

#6 Pantai Gunung Payung

On the morning time of our deviation day, nosotros decided to hop to a novel beach together with come across what nosotros could discovery there. And equally similar before, Bali never disappoints.

The way to the beach was a piddling fancy (I'm sensing a hotel/resort springing upward nearby soon), buuuuuuuut there's quite some flights of stairs to accomplish the beach, so at to the lowest degree the lazy ones won't live coming hither likewise soon.


Saw this peculiar blueprint on the sand together with was wandering how it was made when my dearest man child all of a precipitous jumped off together with said 'OMG MUST BE SNAKE!!!'

This house has the CLEAREST H2O we've seen throughout Bali together with it's super swim-friendly.

The scenery was sooo adept but all this man child could live concerned alongside was the snakes. 

Verdict:If y'all are looking for Sun tanning together with swimming inward solitude, this babe would live only the house you're looking for. Bring your ain H2O together with nutrient cos there's no facilities nearby.

That's all folks! Hope this postal service has only sprinkled some wanderlust glitters onto you. Go practise your ain Bali stories, adept luck.  


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