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Bali is spoilt.” It’s a complaint I’ve heard regularly in the four years I’ve been based on the island. One made, I can tell, by travellers who’ve visited only the well-worn tourist areas. The truth is: Bali is – still – beyond beautiful. You just need to know where to look.

In the popular areas of Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Sanur and Ubud, development has been rampant; most of the rice paddies have been choked into non-existence and traffic congestion is a huge problem. Many of the beaches are lined with hotels, beach bars, umbrellas and deckchairs. It’s easy to see why people think Bali has been spoilt.

But as soon as you step off the well-worn path, the traffic eases up, nature returns and the tropical allure of traditional Balinese life – the very thing that first attracted tourists to the island – flourishes.

Bali isn’t an island with an abundance of soft-sand white beaches – and most of them have been claimed by hotels or colonised by bars and restaurants. Due to its geology – it sits on the active Ring of Fire – most of the island’s beaches are a beautiful silver or deep grey sand.

This list highlights beaches that aren’t much-visited: wild beaches, beaches that have exceptional views, beaches that offer really good snorkelling, or solitude, or a sense of adventure. And, of course, some that are great for just chilling, too.

1 . Pemuteran

The remote coastal village of Pemuteran is a laid back place with a spectacular backdrop of high forested peaks to the south and the tranquil waters of the Bali Sea to the north. The black sands and remote location near the far north western tip of the island have kept major development and the crowds away, but those who make the effort to get here will be utterly charmed by the area’s relaxed Balinese ambience and at times benefit from the drier climate.

Pemuteran has a number of first rate hotels, and is an ideal base for excursions to West Bali National Park which covers Menjangan Island and the uplands of the interior. Menjangan Island has some of the most pristine coral reefs in Bali, and with calm clear waters is a superb spot for snorkelling and diving. Located less than an hour from the port of Gilimanuk, Pemuteran is an ideal place to break the overland journey from Java.

2. Lovina

Bali Lovina Beach is one of the famous tourist places in north part of Bali which own beautiful of calm sea water, blackish chromatic sand and the sea with its dolphin. One of the favorite fascinations in Lovina is dolphin watching tour. Hundreds of dolphins can be seen in the morning time around 1 km offshore. We can see the dolphin attractions in this place like jumping. The famous tour to visit this beach for see the dolphin is the Bali Dolphin Tour. It is not fail to draw if the tourist has the time to see the sunset here. Lovina area is also supported by the number of tourism fascination which is can be reached from this location. Places of interests around Lovina are Hot Water Banjar, Wihara Budha (Buddies shrine), Gigit Waterfall and some countryside exist around the location.

3. Broken Beach

The journey to Broken Beach is an overland adventure through Nusa Penida’s rugged limestone terrain. Most of the pathways are rocky and unpaved. The majority of people rent a motorbike to reach Broken Beach. It will take around two hours to reach this corner from the main harbour area in Nusa Penida’s north-western tip. Once you get to Broken Beach, you’ll be rewarded by a truly sweeping seascape. You can combine your trip to Broken Beach to see more unique coastal features, such as the beautiful Angel’s Billabong. There are local vendors selling drinks and light refreshments. Some sell beer, so you can sit back on a cliff edge with a cold one to take in the view.
4. Nyang-nyang Beach
Nyang Nyang Beach in Bali is a pristine 1.5-kilometre stretch of coastline and also one of Bali’s least visited beaches. This is partly due to its far-flung location and the long trek required to reach it. Still, it makes for a prize destination for day-trippers and beach lovers exploring the southern Bukit peninsula, and offers great surf for those looking for waves to ride all for themselves. The beach is located in the Pecatu area, half a kilometre’s drive southeast of the Uluwatu Temple. There are several routes branching off from the Jalan Uluwatu main road that leads down to two halves of Nyang Nyang Beach, one of them is via Jalan Batu Nunggulan and right at the cliff edge of Villa Plenilunio. From this end, you need to continue on an approximate half-hour trek down moderately rugged terrain and flight of stairs – a journey well worth it thanks to the splendid views over the limestone hillside covered in lush greenery and flowering bushes. Sounds and views of the ocean accompany your steady descent

5. Secret Point

Nusa Ceningan is a tiny island wedged between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida, just off Bali’s south-east coast. It’s an island fringed mostly by cliffs – but on the south-west coast of the island there is a small, pretty, white sand beach with a good left-hand surf break. If you’re not surfing, the beach is a lovely place to chill come low tide, when there is more sand and the water recedes to reveal seaweed farming terraces and rock pools that form good little spa baths.

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