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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular beaches in Bali?

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Sun dappled beaches, buzzing nightlife and the gamelan rhythm of Balinese culture have electrified this city with a sleepy past fronting the Indian Ocean. With beaches that are either like a theme park on the sand or miles of calmness and nature trails, you can have your choice of beach tour packages in Bali. Some of the popular beaches of Bali are:


  • Sanur beach

Bali’s oldest well-heeled resort area and beach-side town, it is no wonder you are likely to come across more Europeans at Sanur beach than any other beach of Bali. At the first glance, Sanur beach seems like an unlikely place to catch up on peaceful sun tanning and beach relaxing with its abundance of restaurants and accommodation lining its streets and beach front. But take time to wander around and you will come across pockets of tranquility on the beach where lazy waves lapping the beach shore lull you into utter peace. Do make sure that you settle down at a place afar from the beach volleyball competitions and frolicking children. Alternatively, if adventure and excitement are what you are seeking then, you have arrived at the perfect spot. Here you can indulge in sailing and kite flying.


  • Bingin beach

This relaxing oasis in Bukit with its massive limestone cliffs that contrast strikingly with the azure water of the Indian ocean, provides a respite from the steamy sun until it's time to take a dip in the blue waters. Golden sands and relatively untouched natural beauty, with surfers riding the waves out front, Bingin beach will give you an incomparable beach experience that you will forever use as a parameter to measure others.


  • Nusa Dua beach

If beaches conjure up the image of snug beach chairs, margaritas and someone waiting hand and foot on you, then head over to Nusa Dua beach with its stretch of white sandy beach hugging the turquoise waters. With an endless parade of five star hotels lining boardwalk and constant influx of new luxury hotels and hotspots, the beach crowd is now bigger than ever. The beach crowds quickly on the weekends with a blend of tourists, youngsters, and sun-weathered locals offering Balinese flavour. Deep and lined with an offshore reef, the water expanse stretching on the side of Nusa Dua beach is perfect for diving and swimming. Alternatively, you could hire one of the dinghies for a bit of sea adventure.


  • Pantai Pasir Putih (White Sand beach)

One of Bali’s better kept secrets and off the mainstream radar, Pantai Pasir Putih beach is the ideal place to head to if simply soaking in the beach sand and cool ocean breeze with occasional dips in the clear, blue water is what you have in mind. Almost caved in by 2 hard ridges of rock, you will feel like you are basking in your own private beach with nothing and no one to disturb the atmosphere for miles. Making the picture even more perfect are the warungs or local cafes, where you sink your teeth into prawns and wash it down with a bottle of frothy beer.

Kuta beach and Ku de Ta beach are two of the more developed beaches of Bali where overzealous developers have left them eroded, especially Kuta beach. Still there is plenty to do and experience if the sight of heavy crowds thronging the beach front and boardwalk is anything to go by. Kuta has traditionally been the original beachfront luring backpackers and surfers alike to Bali. With beach vendors and sunbathers lounging the 5 km beachfront, you can either join in the fray of happy mayhem going on or head further north for some quiet beach time. Come night and the entire beach transforms into one giant open-air party.

Ku de Ta beach is really more of a beach bar than a beach front with its endless parade of fantastic bars that are literally on the beach. More of a place where you can sink your feet into the sand while sipping a drink or book a sun lounger and sip your way through a Caribbean-esque beach experience.

The sand is soft, there's an incredible view and experience of the Indian Ocean stretching out to eternity before you, margarita in one hand, succulent seafood in another and immaculate service a call away, with the option to build sand castles-Bali’s beaches will make you want to bring your tent and settle down forever there.

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