1. Tanah Lot
The first beach destination in Bali is Tanah Lot. This tourist spot is located in the Village Beraban, Tabanan and only about 24 km apart from Kuta Beach. For the fastest route that can avoid traffic jams, you can drive through Jalan Tanah Lot Pass Pass. The uniqueness of this tourist spot is the existence of a temple that is on the rock that juts into the middle of the sea. In addition, in the cave that lies beneath the cliff there is a snake that is sacred. The legend that the local people believe is that the snake was the embodiment of Dang Hyang Niratha’s shawl, the Brahmin’s descendant of the sixteenth century.
To enjoy the ambience and scenery in Tanah Lot, local travelers are charged Rp30.000,00 per person and Rp15.000,00 for local age children. Meanwhile, foreign tourists are charged twice as much as Rp30.000,00 for children and Rp60.000,00 for adults. You can visit Tanah Lot from 07.00 to 19.00 WITA. In addition to witnessing the famous Tanah Lot temple and the sacred snake in the cave, many tourists come to this beach to enjoy the sunset. Not a few tourists who have prepared the camera to capture the seconds slipping the sun on the horizon west of the cliff. Not even a few couples who make this location as a background image prewedding.
2. Kuta Beach
The happiness of Bali’s tourist attractions this one need not be doubted. Not only domestic tourists, international tourists are no stranger to Kuta Beach. It is just 4.5 km from Ngurah Rai Airport and 9 km from Denpasar. Because the area is crowded, so if you are not with a large group, you should use a motorbike or on foot if possible to reach this place. The beach is open to the public and there is no admission fee. You are free to come to Kuta Beach any time. You can surf, sunbathe, play volleyball or beach football, or do other activities here.
3. Sanur Beach
In addition to Tanah Lot and Kuta, the other famous beach in Pulau Seribu Pura is Sanur Beach. The location is east of Denpasar, so many people are chasing the moment of sunrise on this beach. But because the beach is open for 24 hours, you do not have to come at dawn or early morning only. Just relaxing on the beach in the afternoon with the delicious peanut sauce spring rolls, not a bad idea. You will not be charged anything to enter Sanur Beach besides the parking fee. For motorcycles and cars each Rp5.000,00 and Rp10.000,00. The distance from Sanur Beach to Ngurah Rai Airport is not too far away, only about 16 km. From the airport, you can go by motorway with directions to Benoa, followed by Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai. After that go to Jalan Bet Ngadang, then Jalan Danau Tamblingan.
4. Pantai Padang-Padang
The location of this one beach is a bit far from Denpasar, but its beauty is comparable to the journey taken. In addition to the three beaches mentioned earlier, generally other beaches in Bali are more visited by foreign tourists. Even so with Padang-Padang Beach is touted as a paradise for surfers. The waves are high enough to surf to make the beach that became the location of the movie Eat, Pray, Love is full of tourists armed with surfboards.
The beach is managed by the surrounding community. Entrance tickets are also very cheap, ie Rp5.000,00 for domestic tourists and Rp10.000,00 for foreign tourists. The parking fee is as cheap as Rp2.000,00 for motorbike and Rp3.000,00 for car. Although the beach is open for 24 hours, you should not visit Padang-Padang after 19.00 WITA. The reason is none other than the minimal lighting of the beach to the parking location, so it is quite risky.
From the parking lot, you have to descend the stairs are enough to make overwhelmed when climbed when returning home. The width of the road to the beach was not wide, so you must be patient in line behind others. To get the best location, you have to pass through the crags.
This beach location is in line with Dreamland Beach. From Denpasar, just look for the road to Garuda Wisnu Kencana direction. After passing the GWK and the entrance of Dreamland, you will find the intersection. From there, just follow the path that leads to Labuhan Sait. You will find a signpost with the words ‘Padang-Padang Beach-Labuhan Sait Pecatu’.
5. White Sand Beach
Indeed, not a few white sand beaches in Bali. Call it Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, and various other beaches located in the same coastline. But unfortunately, the beaches are so full of people.
You can try going to Karma Beach. Not many tourists are passing by here. The beach with white sand and clear blue sea water is at the bottom of the cliff and can only be accessed using an escalator. This exclusive beach is worth the price to pay, which is Rp350.000,00. This beach can be visited from 09.30-18.00 WITA. Located about 27 km from Denpasar, but only 1 km away from Dreamland Beach.
6. Lovina Beach
This beach is suitable as a place to enjoy the sunrise with the backdrop of the mountains. You can rent a boat with a capacity of four people and watch wild dolphins that swim freely in the ocean. However, the appearance of these dolphins is also influenced by natural factors. This resort is located in the northern part of Bali, about 78 km from the Port of Gilimanuk. No fees are charged other than parking and boat hire, for approximately Rp500.000,00. Besides enjoying the view of dolphins on this black sand beach, you can also do diving activities.
7. Balangan Beach
This exotic beach with white sand is located about 8 km from the tourist attractions of Bali Garuda Wisnu Kencana tour and 12 km from Pura Uluwatu. From GWK, keep going straight up to meet the intersection. Take the road to the right (Balangan I Beach Road), follow the path to the end and the accompanying instructions.
The color of seawater Balangan blue beach is clean and the waves are favored by the surfers. If you want to blend with sea water, you can surf or swim. But if you just want to enjoy from the shoreline too, no problem. From a distance, Ngurah Rai Airport activity will be seen. Or if you stand on a cliff, you can also see the beauty of Dreamland Beach. In addition, the activities of local communities when dismantling the fish catch in the morning will also give its own nuance.
Again to enjoy the natural exotic in Bali, you are only charged vehicle parking fee. You only need to spend Rp2.000,00 if driving with two wheels and Rp5.000,00 if driving with four wheels.
8. Dreamland Beach
As the name is quite persuasive, this beach is like a dream beach. The vast and clean blue sea covered with towering cliffs around it will spoil both of your eyes. Coupled with the atmosphere that is not too crowded, you will be made almost on the private beach. It is not wrong. Dreamland Beach is located within the exclusive and closely guarded Pecatu resort area. You can visit here from 07.00 to 20.00 WITA without paying the entrance fee to the beach. Parking fee charged Rp15.000,00 for car and Rp3.000,00 for motorcycle.
9. Nusa Dua Beach
This beach is located in the area of Nusa Dua is famous as an elite area. But you do not have to worry about the costs to be incurred. Without time limit, you can enjoy the beach atmosphere and free of charge. The waves at Nusa Dua Beach tend to be quiet, so if you visit this beach with the kids, you need not worry. You can relax, sunbathe or swim in peace. There are no merchants or masseuse milling, so you who want peace will not be disturbed. This tourist place has easy access to reach. From Kuta, you only need about 20-30 minutes, while from Jimbaran, the required time is shorter, which is about 15 minutes. If you are from the airport and want to go directly to Nusa Dua Beach, the time is only about 20 to 30 minutes.
10. Seminyak Beach
Due to its geographical condition which is in one coastline with Kuta Beach and Legian Beach, the character of Seminyak Beach is also almost the same. Large waves suitable for surfing sports, white sand and sloping, and equally presenting the beauty when the sun sets. Seminyak Beach has wide area coverage and is located between Petitenget Beach and Legian Beach. Compared to Kuta, Seminyak area is likely to be offered to the upper class. Various holiday support facilities are here: hotel, bungalow, Seminyak Square, and others. Not even a few expatriates who choose to live in this region. You are not charged entrance fee and there is no time limit to visit Seminyak Beach. You only need to spend for parking charges around Rp2.000,00-Rp5.000,00.
11. Tuban Beach
If you just came from Ngurah Rai Airport and want to immediately see the beach, Tuban Beach could be the solution. Circumstances in Tuban Beach are not as crowded as Kuta Beach. After paying Rp2.000,00 you can spend as much time on the beach which is also known as the German Coast. Toward this location was not difficult, just ten minutes from the airport. After exiting the airport, head north. You will find a T-junction, turn right into Jalan Dewi Sartika. After that you will find a fork with a statue of Holiday Inn Resort which is nothing but Wana Segara Road, where Tuban Beach is located.
12. Uluwatu Beach
Beach affairs, the name of Kuta is very dominant among tourists. If not a fan of traveling, lined beach names are even more beautiful than Kuta will not be heard. In fact, there are many exotic beaches that you should also visit. As the beach is hiding in this southern Bali area, Uluwatu Beach. This beach is also known as Blue Point, which is no other nickname of Australian tourists. To reach the beach, you have to descend the narrow stairs. But believe me, the ocean view presented will not disappoint. You are only charged a parking fee of about Rp2.000,00-Rp5.000,00. On this beach, you will not find many domestic tourists. Most tourists who come will surf or sunbathe.
13. Suluban Beach
Actually Suluban Beach is just another name for Uluwatu Beach. The name Suluban itself comes from the Balinese language ‘mesulub’ which means walking past something above the human head. It feels right to represent a staircase to the beach that becomes a natural tunnel because it is located in the middle of two coral hills.
14. Beach Double Six
This beach name is taken from a similar name named discotheque located on the opposite side of the beach. Activities that can be done on this beach is the same as other beach activities. It’s just that the draw and make the Double Six Beach to be slightly different from the other is a colorful sofa under the same umbrella colors. Not a few young people spend their time here just to enjoy the sunset.
15. Amed Beach
Your hobby diving and being in Bali? Come to Amed Beach to witness the beauty of Bali’s north coast. Beaches in the Karangasem region in addition to offering beach beauty when sunrise and marine biota diverse, also has a lake that can be used for beginners who want to learn to dive. You only need to pay for parking services while visiting this beach. In the village of Jemeluk, near from Amed Beach, peyelam can see very beautiful coral reefs, including turtles, stingrays, and reef sharks. In addition, about ten meters from the shore there is a skeleton of Japanese shipwreck patrol shipwrecked during World War II. Interesting right?
16. Coast Geger
This beach is touted as the most comfortable beach in Nusa Dua. Geger Beach is located in the elite and luxurious hotel area of Nusa Dua. Therefore, it is natural that the guard is quite tight. Only the parking fees you need to spend. The sand beaches are smooth with no small corals. The beach line is long enough, the water is clear and very calm. But because this beach is not facing west or east, so you can not get the moment sunset or sunrise here.
17. Legian Beach
Legian area not far from Kuta, even side by side. In addition to the area that is not too crowded like in Kuta, the presented natural dish is also just as beautiful as Kuta Beach. The beach is white sand, the waves are also great for surfing aktvitias. In the morning or afternoon, you can exercise, such as jogging. The atmosphere around this beach was not much different like Kuta. There are many hotels and inns close to the beach location, ranging from one star to five star. In addition, along Jalan Melasti to Jalan Arjuna is also filled with art shops, shopping centers, pubs, and so forth. There is no time limit or entrance fee charged for you who want to visit this one tourist spot in Bali. Access to this beach is easy and can be reached about 10-20 minutes from the airport, depending on road conditions. From Ngurah Rai Airport, you just go to Jalan Dewi Sartika, go to Jalan Bakung Sari, then Jalan Pantai Kuta.
18. Canggu Beach
Canggu name would be familiar in the ears of local and international surfers. This black sand beach has also been the venue for the holding of the international standard ISC (Indonesia Sufing Championship). Participants of the activities were not only followed by local surfers, but also abroad. But Canggu is not only for them the wave challenger. Those of you who do not plan on balancing on a surf board can also enjoy Canggu Beach. Running on the shoreline or unmoving on the sand was nothing to ban. Besides the beach, you can enjoy the other attractions that this beach provides. Across the coast there is a stretch of fresh rice fields, complete with the presence of birds flying over it. Of course scenery like this can not arbitrarily you get on the beach in Bali or other areas.
Bali also has many shopping attractions that are interested locals and foreign tourists. Whether traditional markets or shopping centers with modern concepts such as malls, they both have their own uniqueness. Here are some shopping destinations in Bali that become a favorite of travelers.
19. Pasar Badung
As the biggest traditional market in Bali, it is almost said this market never closes. From dawn to night, there are just transactions that occur between the seller and the buyer. The busy atmosphere typical of traditional markets you can find in the middle of the increasing number of modern shopping centers in Bali. All sorts of daily needs can be found here. Starting from food, ceremonial equipment, domestic necessities, clothing, accessories, to Balinese art goods. As a traditional market, you can bargain the goods to be purchased.
20. Sukawati Market
If you specifically want to buy Balinese art goods, then Sukawati Market is the right place. The location is in Sukawati Village, Gianyar Regency. If you depart from the airport, you can arrive at Sukawati Market with travel time about 45 minutes. Or if you are in Ubud, travel time is needed less. The distance is only about 8 km from Ubud.
Various items you can find at Sukawati Market. Interestingly again, you can bid the price to get the goods you want. As a suggestion, the sooner you come, the cheaper the chances are the price you can get. This is because the local community (the seller) believe, if their merchandise was sold in the morning, then at the next time merchandise will be in demand.
This shopping place operates from 08.00-18.00 WITA and is open every day except during Nyepi and Galungan. Come in the range 08.00-10.00 WITA when they finished praying. In addition, the fitting price of the goods sold is usually one-third the price offered.