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A great beach on Nusa Lembongan

On the southern end of Nusa Lembongan, there is a beatiful, deserted beach with white sands and crystal-clear ..

Fantastic - Great scenery & interesting insights

We have done several soft adventure bike tours and this was amongst the best - highly recommended.

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Bali's Beaches

Bali's Beaches
The island of Bali is blessed to be surrounded with the line of beautiful beaches. Kuta, Sanur, Jimbaran and Nusa Dua are among some of the best known Bali beaches.
The beaches of Bali are the perfect place for your vacation. Choose a getaway that suits your mood for Bali has a many beautiful beaches. Whether you want to relax in the sun, play in the water, do some water sports or just to stroll along the beach, in Bali there is the perfect beach for you. Just relax and feel the warm sun on your body and the cool breeze gently brushing your skin. Bali is also famous for its beautiful sunsets, spend some time on the beaches at sunset and enjoy  the Bali sunset experience.

Kuta has its daily spectacular sunsets and is also the centre of night life activities in Southern Bali and a shopping mecca with all of it's markets and modern stores.

Sanur is a mixture and brings together the two worlds of Kuta and Nusa Dua. There is an array of water sports, diving, snorkeling and windsurfing along the Sanur coastline.

Benoa is a popular spot for windsurfing and sailing small boats that are available for rent. You can finish your day here by watching the sunset.

Uluwatu's beach is considered one of Bali's best surfing spots, attracting surfers from all over the world. Beware though as Uluwatu is for experienced surfers only.

Located on the north side of Tirtagangga, Tulamben beach is known for its history and its beauty. In 1942 SS Liberty,one of the US Navy war ships sunk here.

There are many of the 5-star hotels along the beachfront at Nusa Dua in a well cared for lush green setting. This is the place for that special candlelit romantic dinner.

Kuta and Legian

Practically on the opposite side of Sanur, the beaches of Kuta and Legian stretch along the southwestern side of Bali, about 5 to 10 minute drive from the airport. Surfing is a major activity on these beaches. Shops, markets, restaurants, pubs, disco's and other facilities make Kuta a mecca for tourists.

Kuta, in addition to being the number one sunset site with its daily spectacular sunsets, is also the centre of night life activities in Southern Bali. Kuta & Legian are also the centre of shopping with the lines of stores, boutiques, galleries, tattoo parlors, market bazaars, surf and jewelry shops of every variety. Restaurants line the streets as well as the beachfront, hotels, from a small, inexpensive home-stays to luxurious resorts and villas provide a wide range of accommodation for all budgets.

Set on Asia’s most famous surf beach and stretching out along miles of golden sand, Kuta is a center of entertainment, sport and relaxation. For thrill seekers, the opportunities are endless – you may try bungy jumping, surfing, sky diving, paragliding, wakeboarding or white water rafting. Bali’s waves are world famous and range from safe beach breaks for beginners at Kuta, to the awesome swells at Uluwatu and Nusa Lembongan, which regularly attract the world’s most adventurous surfers.

Kuta was the first of Bali's beaches discovered by tourist. To the south, the beach is fbordered by the airport's runway, which gives you a breathtaking landing experience. The beach stretches as far north as the eye can see. All along the shoreline of the Kuta-Legian beaches, waves will invite you to test your surfing.

Kuta is very short drive from the airport and transportation is readily available to take you where ever you wish to go. At the northern end of Kuta, Legian Road offers a number of high quality boutiques, excellent restaurants, cafes and bars influenced by western style. Exclusive hotels can be easily found in Seminyak, further north of Kuta, as well as a number of antique wood furniture shops along Jalan Raya Kerobokan.

Even with so much to do and see, you may just wish to spend your time soaking up the sun and relaxing. In fact, teams of masseurs and other alternative health professionals will work hard to help you achieve the perfect state of relaxation as you lie on the beach or the massage table. With excellent spa facilities, a full range of natural treatments are available for both men and women at one of the many spas.

The fun doesn't stop when the sunsets. Kuta’s bars and discos offer something for everyone from quiet, open air-bars near the beach where you can have a soothing drink before bed as you gaze at the stars letting the sound of the surf wash over you, to elegant hotel lounges where you can enjoy a grasshopper or an Irish coffee, to rollicking, raunchy pubs that are very much designed with young singles in mind.

Benoa

Trade has always played an important role in Bali's history. In the 1830' and 40's Mads Lange, a Danish adventurer, made it the base of his trade emporium. The port of Benoa has become the ocean gateway to Bali's. A visit well worth putting on your itinerary.

Jimbaran


Jimbaran Bay is directly south of the airport, on the way towards Nusa Dua. The village of Jimbaran is the narrow neck of the island of Bali, and thus it has two remarkably different beaches. On the west, Jimbaran Beach faces Jimbaran Bay which over the last few years has become lined by new luxurious resorts. To the east, the Jimbaran faces the body of water which forms Benoa Harbor.

Jimbaran is a sleepy cove where fleets of fishing boats abound. This was once a very quiet area however its image has changed with the opening of the Four Season's Resort, The Ritz-Carlton and the Inter-Continental Hotels. Over the last few years it has become even busier as grilled seafood restaurants have sprung up at a rapid pace along the beach, attracting many visitors. It is still a popular spot for windsurfing and sailing the small boats which are available for rent. Despite the hustle and bustle, the beach retains that sleepy feeling particularly at sunset when the light begins to fade. You can finish your day here by watching the sunset while enjoying the freshest seafood around. Choose your fish from a tank, negotiate your price and wait for it to be cooked while you slowly relax with a lager or two. You will be delighted with your meal and it needn't cost you a fortune.

Uluwatu
Uluwatu's beach is considered one of Bali's best surfing spots, attracting surfers from all over the world. BEWARE … this is for experienced surfers only. Uluwatu has become known as the site of the world renowned surf break, which offers real challenges (experienced surfers only) in the water, and spectacular views from the warungs (restaurants) perched on the cliff. Even if you are not a surfer, Uluwatu should be on your itinerary to visit as there are spectacular views to be enjoyed.

The ancient Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple, dedicated to the sprits of the sea, is perched on steep cliffs which have formed where the land ends at the South East coast of the Island. Built in the eleventh century, the temple is one of the oldest and most important temples in Bali and  one of the six original 'Sad Kahyangan' (territorial) temples on the island.

The temple was built during the era of Empu Kuturan. Empu is a title given to someone who attains high distinction in literature, philosophy and craftsmanship. Several hundreds of years later, a charismatic priest called Danghyang Nirartha was cremated here with his spirit ascending into heaven to become whole with God Almighty. Uluwatu Temple is a classic expression of ancient Bali in a spectacular setting, high above the crashing waves.

As you will walk a distance to the temple and then negotiate the many steps of the temple grounds, your are advised to wear suitable footwear and dress with respect for the temple.

Sanur

On the southeastern side of Bali, Sanur beach is easily reachable from all areas. Sanur is an excellent site to watch the sunrises as you jog along the white sandy beach. Being one of the first resort developments in Bali, Sanur maintains its traditions. Only a stones throw away from the beach, ancient temples stand as solemn as they have been for centuries past.

Sanur is a mixture that brings together the two worlds of Kuta and Nusa Dua. For more secluded beaches and a calmer pace of life, the sleepy beach town of Sanur is a haven. The main attraction of the beaches are their white sand and the beauty of constantly calm water. Here you can go diving, surfing, parasailing, windsurfing, or scuba diving, but the preferred pastime here seems to be lying back, relaxing and working on a suntan.

Located on the eastern coast of Bali, Sanur is the ideal beach for snorkeling. The beach is safe as it is sheltered by a reef. The Sanur area has all levels of accommodation and a solid network of infrastructure. With the extensive variety of accommodation available in both western and Balinese styles, together with an excellent range of restaurants and cafes offering every variety of food imaginable, Sanur can be the perfect place for a quiet, family holiday.

Regardless of the tourists, village life goes on as normal and visitors can take the opportunity to experience the real Bali. The life style in Sanur is far different from Kuta and Legian with the accent on relaxation!  Sanur has everything for the holidaymaker and traveler with its travel agencies, money changers, supermarkets, shops, boutiques and traditional craft & art markets selling everything you need to take back home.

Nusa Dua


Nusa Dua is a luxurious resort area where the world's most sumptuous hotels gracefully integrate into the beautiful white beaches. Crystal clear water provides excellent snorkeling and diving sites, and the waves on the northern and the southern part of Nusa Dua allow for some great surfing opportunities.

Nusa Dua (two islands) derives its name from two small raised headlands connected to mainland by sand spits. Some years ago, this area had a feasibility study carried out by the tourist arm of the Indonesian Government which resulted in the development of a well planned up-market resort area. There are many 5-star 'branded' hotels here in a well cared for lush green setting. All have swimming pools, restaurants, spas, sports facilities and all the international hotel mod cons.  But this area is a long way from Balinese village life. Nusa Dua was established as an well-planned resort zone and the development began on the former coconut plantation in the 1980s, complete with beautiful landscaped beaches and parks providing ample space for 15 5-star resort hotels, an 18-hole Golf and Country Club and luxurious shopping facilities at Bali Collection Shopping Centre with its many restaurants, supermarkets, fashion and handicraft stores. Take a stroll to the complex in the cool warmth of the evening and you will encounter many cuisine's such as Mexican, seafood, European as well traditional Indonesian and Balinese dishes. Many of the restaurants also have entertainment here ranging from traditional Balinese dancing through to a vocal quartet moving amongst the tables entertaining the diners. Just past the Hilton Resort is Geger Beach, a public beach, and during the wet season, the outer reef is a very popular surf break. With development of the zone strictly controlled to ensure the minimum of intrusions, Nusa Dua is a perfect destination for those who place a premium on privacy and sedate luxury.

Soka Beach

North-west from the Kuta area on the way to Gilimanuk, the ferry port town that connects Bali and Java, there is a small quiet beach called Soka Beach.

Medewi Beach

Continuing along the road towards Gilimanuk, near the village of Pulukan, the beach of Medewi is another beautiful beach to visit.  Medewi is also a very popular surf break and there are an increasing number of restaurants and accommodation available in the area. A lovely quiet place to get away from the busy areas of Kuta and Legian and just relax and chill out for 2-3 days.

Lovina Beach

At the northern tip of the island of Bali lies a stretch of villages by the Bali Sea. Lovina Beach is the name of the most popular area. It is well known as an excellent site for watching the sunset, snorkeling, and diving. Night life activities also abound, as well as chartered boats to go on sea trips and there are also early morning trips to observe the dolphins. If you like what Kuta offers but do not like the crowds, Lovina Beach may be the right place for you.
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