It isn’t easy to pick the best four beaches in a place where they are primarily the main attraction and there are literally hundreds of them throughout the province! Nevertheless, we have selected the top four for you because we know how confusing it can get. It’s just better to select a few and try to explore everything they have, rather than trying to visit as many of the destinations as you can just for the sake of “visiting” them.
Let’s start the list with the beach that’s undoubtedly one of the most famous spots in the whole of Indonesia: Seminyak. The fine white sand here looks and feels like powder as you set yourself down on it to enjoy a beautiful sunset against the deep blue sky. Sunsets are not the only thing you enjoy over here though because Seminyak beach is often described as the number one destination for those that seek complete relaxation and enjoyment. If you book a room in one of the Seminyak hotels on the beach, you will almost literally be living on the beach because that’s just how close these hotels are to the ocean. There are world-class beach clubs, great surfing options, and even bean bags right on the beach for you to sit on and relax!
Padang Padang Beach
When a beach among hundreds of others is chosen as the shooting location for a major Hollywood movie like Eat, Pray, Love, you know that it has to be among the top places in the location. The water here at the Padang Padang beach is famous for the waves and dotted by beautiful rock formations throughout. The small but gorgeous beach is a must visit during the sunrise, but once it starts to get late into the morning, you may not appreciate the high tourist population during the peak seasons.
If you are looking for a bit of peace and solitude on a Bali beach, you will have a hard time finding it! Nevertheless, Medewi comes quite close to that simply because of the fact that not too many people know about it. Those that do know about the place swear by the beauty of the sunsets here. Just like most of the other beaches in Bali, surfing is a prime attraction at Medewi, but even if it’s not your game, you will enjoy the relative solitude and remote beauty of the place.
Let’s end this list with another little gem that stands as the primary point of access for surfers who want to make their way onto the Uluwatu surf break. The turquoise waters near Suluban beach are perfect for swimming and the beach itself is naturally shielded by small cliffs, giving the place a sense of privacy and isolation during the low-tides.
The ultimate list for each person will differ quite a bit, depending on the traveller’s own experiences and preferences, but rest assured you just cannot go wrong with any of the beaches on this list. Feel free to accommodate a few more onto your schedule if you have time though.