A trip to Bali is like a trip to paradise. And what’s paradise without white sand beaches, crystal clear water, and magnificent cliffs and caves? Bali has it all and we want to give you a list of the 5 best beaches in Bali Indonesia (including insider tips) so that you can enjoy your well-deserved vacation to the fullest.
1. Suluban Beach in Uluwatu
If you want to explore a magnificent hidden cave in Uluwatu, you should check-out Suluban beach cave and admire its tall cliffs and turquois water. You’ll find the cave at the bottom of the cliff, after an approximately 10-minute walk down on concrete stairs. Before the pandemic, you would pass lots of clifftop bars, cafes, surfboard rentals as well as small souvenir shops on your way down. Sadly, most have disappeared but now that Bali is reopening, they will for sure come back – so you’re in for a treat. If you’re into surfing, Suluban Beach Cave offers the main entry point to Uluwatus well-known left-hand break at Blue Point Beach.
Insider tip: Since Suluban Beach is a cave, it’s not ideal for swimming or sunbathing. But if you come during low tide you can enjoy the amazing view and take some really breathtaking pictures of the waves coming in and out between the cliffs.
2. Amed Beach
Located in the northern part of Bali, Amed is home to black sand beaches, and some of the best diving and snorkeling spots. Here, you’ll find vibrant coral reefs, colorful fish and turtles. Palm-lined Jemeluk Bay is famous among many tourists wanting to snorkel. It offers a shallow and healthy reef with dozens of tropical fish as well as sea turtles. If you’re more of a diver, you’ll find a Japanese shipwreck near Banyuning Bay.
Insider tip: Mount Agung is not too far from Amed and worth a visit if you’re in the area for more than a day. Mount Agung is Bali’s highest peak and an active volcano. We suggest booking a tour to hike up for sunset and enjoy the magnificent view.
3. Bingin Beach in Uluwatu
Known for its rocky hills, crystal blue water and gorgeous bungalows, Bingin Beach is a must see for all photographers, sunbathers and surfers. Photographers, you will be left speechless by a spectacular scenery and exotic blue and green water. Surfers, rest assured you will catch epic waves no matter the tide. Sunbathers, during low tide you can relax on the nice white sand beach and get that tan going. Keep in mind, the beach is tricky to get to as you have to walk down a number of stairs and even some rocks to reach but it sure is all worth it!
Insider tip: If you’re in the area on a Friday or Saturday, make sure to check out the new beach club Savaya. It has an amazing infinity pool overseeing the ocean and the cliffs of Uluwatu as well as a DJ and a dancefloor for those who want to dance through the night.
4. Echo Beach
Located in the new hot-spot area of Bali, Canggu, Echo beach is perfect for catching sunsets thanks to its western position. It’s easily accessible and a favorite among surfers with great waves to catch all year around. If you want to refresh yourself with a nice, cool coconut or sip a delicious cocktail while watching the sunset you’re in for a treat – Echo beach is surrounded by many cute beach cafes and bars (seaweed, beach bums, sandbar just to name a few)
Insider tip: If you’re looking for a nice bear bar to enjoy the rest of your evening at, check out La Brisa near Echo Beach. It has two pools for those who want to switch it up a bit, comfy bean bags and a great view over the ocean. On Sundays, they even have a cute market with local goods.
5. Melasti Beach in Uluwatu
Located at the foot of a high cliff, you’ll find Melasti Beach. Known for its clear and calm waters, Melasti Beach is the perfect spot if you want to go for a swim. If you like snorkeling, make sure to also bring your snorkeling gear as you can spot many colorful fish here. Want to grab an affordable but also delicious bite after some snorkeling? You’re bound to find many local warungs in the area that are worth a visit.
Insider tip: Uluwatu Temple is very close by and the perfect spot to catch the sunset overlooking the Indian Ocean. For those who want to experience some Balinese culture, make sure to watch the daily kecak fire dance performance as the sun sets. As Uluwatu Temple is a sacred place for the Balinese, we would like to ask you to please adhere to the temple etiquette.
Final Words on Best Beaches in Bali Indonesia
We hope to find you relaxing, snorkeling or surfing at one of Bali’s best beaches very soon. Your well-deserved vacation in paradise will hopefully take your mind off the stressful times. If you want some more inspiration and detailed information about everything Bali related you can check out BaliBuddies.
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