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.
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
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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