Top 10 Secret beaches to visit in Bali
Bali is rightfully named as the ‘Island of the Gods’. One trip to this exotic island will confirm this fact. This island has a large volume of tourists throughout the year. Of course, it is not without reason that people visit Bali. You have the lush green rice paddies on one side and the barren volcanic hillsides on the other. Throw in the rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, you have a handful. With world-class facilities like surfing and diving available in Bali today, it is no secret that the beaches of Bali have its share of tourists. This certainly makes it a business proposition with hotels, restaurants, and resorts springing up. However, if you want to enjoy the rustic nature of Bali’s beaches, you should be visiting these secret beaches of Bali. This can prove to be one of your best Bali beach holidays.
Here is a compilation of 10 secret beaches of Bali that should form part of your Bali family holidays. This is just a compilation of 10 secret beaches, not in any particular order of preference.
One should visit beaches in solitude to imbibe the true wonders of Nature. You will hear the sound of waves splashing against the shore and revel in it. Nature lovers who love solitude should never give Nyang Nyang Beach a miss. Far away from the madding crowd, this beach is located east of Uluwatu. Many people avoid this beach because you have to contend with a half-hour walk and descend around 500 steps to get to the beach. However, once you are there, you will understand why Bali is known as ‘The Paradise on Earth’. This beach is safe to swim during the high tides.
Of course, this has nothing to do with the film by the same name. Blue Lagoon is a beautiful beach surrounded by palm trees and cut off from the rest of the island by volcanic rocks. You can while away your time on the white sands of this beach and revel in the calm blue waters. This beach offers you the facility of snorkelling. You get to explore the underwater world in its full glory. Swimming is also safe in these waters during high tides as you can avoid the corals.
Compared to Nyang Nyang, you will encounter more tourists at Bias Tugal. The beauty of this beach is that you need to trek through 500 metres of rocky terrain to approach this beach. However, this beach is full of virgin white sand. One of the safest beaches in Bali to swim around, your children can have a great time as well swimming in these calm waters. This makes it one of the best Bali family holidays location to enjoy. Indulge in exciting adventures like snorkelling, sea diving and explore the beautiful coral reefs. You have a unique blue lagoon as well to have a cool dip.
One of the most scenic but among the lesser visited beaches in Bali is the Green Bowl Beach. You have to navigate some narrow roads to reach the beach. The beach got its name because of the algae-covered rocks that you can see during the low tides. You have to descend more than a hundred steps to get to the beach. Make it a point to visit the beach caves where you can encounter hundreds of sleeping bats. This provides you with an opportunity to click a couple of selfies with them if you are not scared of these flying mammals.
Nusa Dua is a luxurious villa neighbourhood. You have the Geger beach nearby that is frequented mostly by the residents of this posh locality. Hence, you have class-company instead of mass that you witness at most of the other beaches in Bali. This beach has abundance of seaweed farms spread across the crystal clear blue waters. Have a look at these farms. This is where your cosmetics come from. The clear water enables snorkelling. The seaweeds attract the spectacular reef fish. You can encounter a handful while you go snorkelling or swimming in these clear waters.
How would you like if you have to pay IDR 500,000 for visiting a beach? The numbers should not scare you because it amounts to around $35 to $40. This is the amount you pay to visit Karma Beach. The beauty of this beach is the blindingly white sand and the clear turquoise blue waters. You might even have a celebrity couple as your beach companions because a lot of Hollywood actors do love to freak out on this beach. You can watch an open-air movie in this beach after sunset.
Until now, you had beaches having white sand. Here is a beach that has black sand for a change. This is because of the volcanic deposits in the coastal soil. Amed Beach is one of the few such black beauties in the world. One of the best places to learn diving and snorkelling because of the calm waters, Amed Beach should form an integral part of your Bali beach holidays. If you love seafood, this is the best place in Bali to try it out.
It is surprising that you have a secret beach just about a 90-minute drive from the capital city, Denpasar. However, the trip is an adventurous one as you navigate through a tiny village and an unmarked trail. This is one of the best white sand beaches you will encounter on your trip to Bali. Swimming in the turquoise blue waters is an absolute joy. As it is a secluded beach, you will not find any hotels of villas in sight. You have the local eateries on the shoreline to satiate your hunger pangs.
Balangan Beach is a beautiful one known more for its surfing facilities. You can find a lot of surfing enthusiasts dancing away on the blue waters of the sea. The golden coloured sand is a perfect contrast to the blue waters making it a heavenly sight. The beach becomes more beautiful at sunset. It is truly a photographer’s paradise at this time of the day. Swimming is safe, but you have to avoid swimming in the way of these surfers.
Situated on the Nusa Penida Island and just a 30-minute ferry away from Sanur, you have one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali, Crystal Bay. Snorkelling is gaining in popularity because of the clear waters. If you are lucky enough, you could just have an encounter with the Ocean Sunfish, the heaviest bony fish in the world. Take your snorkelling gear when you visit this beach because you will not get a better experience elsewhere. You have this equipment on hire as well.
Crowds are something you cannot avoid in Bali. It is a popular place to visit. However, these 10 beaches are certainly away from the maddening crowds. You enjoy your privacy and have a tryst with Nature as well at the same time. A visit to some of these beaches should be part of your Bali family holidays.