For many tourists visiting
Bali, images of palm-fringed beaches are uppermost in their
mind and probably the biggest single reason for purchasing
the ticket to paradise.
The reality is more than this. While the palm-fringed beaches
do exist, there are also the wild coastline and black sandy
beaches in the west, the exciting surf, the sparkling lagoons
of Lembongan island, as well as the quiet coves in the north.
Beach is by far the most popular and the whitest beach
in Bali, attracting all ages and nationalities. The beach
extends from Canggu to the airport in Tuban. It is ideal for
those wishing to combine a beach holiday with testing their
surfing skills. Kuta beach continues to grow in popularity
and is a fantastic place to soak up the warm sun.
Sunset Legian. This beach has been
called the United Nations of beaches where locals, expatriates
and tourists mingle, bargain, play football, indulge in a
massage, catch up on reading, meditate or exercise.
Tuban Beach. Between Kuta and the
airport, Tuban Beach is lined with big hotels. Less frantic
than Kuta, it is a wonderful place to simply grab a lounger,
a good book and relax. It is safe to swim here, thanks to
the hotel lifeguards.
Beach. A calm, quiet lagoon area, Sanur Beach offers great
conditions for windsurfing, parasailing, and other recreational
activities. The chic address of many of Bali's rich and famous
since the 1930's, Sanur has a lively history and is still
cherished by many. The stretch from the Grand Bali Beach to
beyond the Bali Hyatt is served by a beach path, making it
possible to enjoy the many hotels and restaurants along the
strip. The calm waters of Sanur beach make it very popular
Nusa Dua Beach. Nusa Dua was designed
with luxury in mind. Numerous bigname hotels line the beautiful
sandy beaches which offer excellent swimming in a protected
lagoon. Some resorts have private beaches however most are
Jimbaran Beach. Jimbaran is a sleepy
cove where fleets of fishing boats colour the scene. Since
the opening of The Four Seasons Resort Bali and the Bali Inter
Continental, this once-quiet area has now become a popular
resort in Bali. Local families and tourists are drawn by its
beauty, and to enjoy the food of the superb and calm waters
attract many people. It is very popular spot for windsurfing
and small sailing craft, which are available for rent.