5 Best beach in Bali
Karma Beach: the best for beach chic babes
Part of the stunning Karma Kandara Resort, this luxurious and private beach location brings the ambience of an elegant Mediterranean island with throngs of fashionable globetrotters looking for exclusivity in a totally chic environment. The sea has a bluish blue hue perfect for snorkeling and water sports, while the white sands and socks are dotted with beachgoers and their dances drinking designer cocktails, playing beach volleyball or just sunbathing under the beach-chic huts and hidden in delicious wood-fired pizzas from the natural bamboo restaurant. Heaven is officially a place on earth.
Suluban beach: ideal for swimming in secret
This dream destination could well be directly below the famous and bustling Single Fin bar and the main access point to the world famous surf wave Uluwatu, but when the tide comes down, this place in Suluban Beach is a true hidden treasure, and what best for a secret swim Located on dramatic dramatic cliffs, the water here is as turquoise as it gets. To access this little piece of paradise, you will have to go down the steps of Uluwatu, cross the caves and reach the sand. Remember, when high tide arrives, this place to swim is inaccessible, so you should check the tide schedules for your trip here, and do not forget to pack your bathers.
Echo Beach: the best to observe people
What was once the preferred destination for a romantic beachfront barbecue has now become one of the best places by the sea to see and be seen. Echo Beach is the Canggu waterhole [literally] with countless surf spots in all directions and shabby-chic bars dotted along the black sand to enjoy the views. And what a view there is. Expect beautiful beach girls in their Brazilian-cut bikinis, scruffy-haired surfers with sun-kissed bodies, and beloved Bali dogs with their expat owners taking a sunset stroll. This lively community-friendly coastline runs from a sun-filled playground and daytime surf, to a wild party place at night. Bring an acoustic guitar to get more street credit, and do not forget some treats for dogs.
Sundays Beach Club: the best for exclusivity
Another gem in the south of Bali, Sundays Beach Club at the Ungasan Clifftop Resort features a private bay with white sand, stunning turquoise blue waters and a coral reef in the sea that houses Nemo and his friends. Hidden discreetly at the bottom of a dramatic cliff, this paradisiacal place can only be reached with an inclinator that takes you directly to the club. Do not miss the bonfires on the beach at sunset, and be hungry because you’ll want to eat the delicious island-inspired menu of famed Australian chef James Viles. Just make sure you leave enough space for some serious aquatic entertainments, such as snorkeling, paddle surfing and kayaking in crystal clear waters.
White Sand Beach (Pasir Putih): the best for hikers
Pasir Putih, also known as White Sand Beach, is a remote and unusual beach that rewards the most adventurous of hikers. It is located on the east coast of Bali, near the town of Candidasa, and with its white and pure sands that contrast dramatically with its volcanic neighbors of black sand, it stands out seriously. When you see the “white sand beach” sign, follow the dirt road until you reach the parking lot. You’ll see the line of local seafood barbecue stalls [perfect for an ocean-view lunch] and the calm, transparent waters that make White Sand Beach a delightful place for swimmers.