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Spoilt for Choice – Five of Bali’s Best Beaches


Bali is many people’s idea of heaven, a slice of paradise, an idyllic location full of culture, tradition, nature, and of course, a chance to kick back and relax. This is all very true, and the beaches in Bali are paradise in its truest form.

Bali is of course a very popular country in Indonesia, and is famous for its beaches, both white, golden, and black sand, depending on location. There are so many beaches in Bali that it’s hard to decide where to go, so to help you in your search for the best beach for you, here are five suggestions.

Nusa Dua Beach

There are many top class hotels around this particular beach, which do have a habit of making it quite busy at times. Despite that, it is certainly worth visiting, because the nature around the beach is what makes it so special. Fragrant orchids and countless other flowers and plants fill the air, with the golden sand and clear sea in front of you. Close your eyes and you can just picture it!

Swimming here is great as the current isn’t particularly strong, and it’s also a good beach for snorkelling, thanks to the clear waters.

Kuta Beach

Kuta is obviously a vibrant resort in Bali, and you will catch the various beach parties which take place here throughout the season. It’s worth mentioning that the current can be strong, which whips up high waves, and that is why many surfers head here for the excellent conditions for the sport. This means it’s not the best beach for swimming, but watching the surfers trying their skills is a wonderful sight indeed.

Geger Beach

For something quite authentic and away from the noise, Geger Beach is ideal. This is a white sand beach, with calm waters, however there are many cafes along the beach for a refreshment or snack. You will see many locals heading to this beach, including seaweed farmers.

Padang-Padang Beach

This beach was featured in the film Eat, Pray, Love, and if you saw that film then you will remember how scenic it was. Located close to the famous Uluwatu Temple, the beach is hidden away, surrounded by greenery and large rocks, but that just makes it more special. Getting down to the beach can be a test, with steep steps, however once you’re there you simply won’t want to leave!

Nyang Nyang Beach

Some of the best things in life are a secret, and this particular beach is so hidden away that it remains a hidden gem. This isn’t a good choice for children or those who aren’t great on their feet, because you have to climb down many slippery steps to reach it, however it is certainly worth the effort for those who can get there. The clear blue sea and white sand is like Castaway paradise, and you won’t find crowds here either.

For a slice of paradise, it has to be Bali.

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