As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Bali is mostly known for its stunning beaches. Kuta, Legian, Nusa Dua and Sanur are the popular names that you may have known already. But, have you ever thought that aside from those famous names, Bali still has other beautiful beaches? The beaches that are far away from the city, hidden among high cliffs and surrounded by forest.
You may need more time and effort to reach these hidden beaches, but your hard effort will certainly be paid once you reach them. The hidden beaches are definitely worth your try.
1. Perasi Beach
This beach is also known as "Virgin Beach" or "Pantai Pasir Putih". It is located in Karangasem regency, eastern Bali. If you like a tranquil, beautiful beach, Perasi Beach is the right choice.
There is neither hotel nor villa nearby the beach, so you need to book hotel in Denpasar or Karangasem. However, you can find many food stalls around the shore. You can enjoy walking on the seashore while eating some snacks and drinks. There is also chair and canopy rental if you want to lie down all day while viewing the beach panorama.
Perasi Beach is about four and a half kilometers away from Candi Dasa. If you start your trip from Denpasar, you will need about an hour and a half to reach Candi Dasa. From here, you just need to follow the sign from Candidasa main road in Bugbug to Perasi Village and turn to a little broken road across Pura Desa Bale Agung. This broken road will bring you to the beach location.
The beach signboard may use several names such as "White Sand Beach", "Pasir Putih", "Pantai Perasi" or "Virgin Beach". From here, you can walk down the hill about one kilometer. This road will lead you to the beach where a parking area is available. There are many palm trees nearby so you will feel cool and fresh.
2. Balangan Beach
Balangan beach is located near Uluwatu, one of the most popular destinations in Bali. This beach is favored by many surfers due to its marvelous high waves.
Unlike Perasi Beach, you can stay at Guest House in Balangan or in some cottages nearby the beach.
3. Green Bowl Beach
This beach is located in the Southern Bali and quite difficult to reach its location. You can go to this Green Bowl Beach via unused Bali Cliff resort. Then, there is a hundred steps of stair to walk down and also a bat cave to be passed. However, all of your exhaustion in reaching this place will directly be paid once you reach it. The tranquility along with its stunning view is like a heaven. Its great waves become another point for any professional surfer to visit. Green Bowl Beach is truly hidden beach with a magnificent natural beauty.
4. Amed Beach
The name "Amed" actually refers to a fisherman's village located in the eastern Bali. This place has the best spot to view sunrise as well as for diving and snorkeling.
Attractive coastal villages are spread along the shore with Mount Agung as the background. You can reach Amed after driving about two hours from the Southern Bali through Karangasem and Klungkung. The beach is also the best choice for anyone who likes to visit other popular local attractions such as the Tirta Gangga Water Palace and Pura Goa Lawah.
5. Dream Beach
Dream Beach is located in Nusa Lembongan, a small island on the east side of Bali. You need about thirty minutes of boat trip from Sanur or Benoa Harbor.
With its mesmerizing white sand on the southern Nusa Lembongan, Dream Beach is a sight to behold. Rows of palm trees and wild bushes around the beach add more interesting points to this beach. All of this beauty supported with cheap hotels and local cafes.
6. Finn Beach
Finn Beach is a kind of beach suitable for family recreation. This is the right place to enjoy sunlight and the lovely beach panorama. To reach this beach, you can use the road of Pantai Selatan Gau in Ungasan area and follow The Finns' signs.
The best moment in the trip to this beach is when you ride the cable lift flanked by two steep cliffs on your right and left. The entry ticket may be more expensive than the other beaches, but it includes tempting delicious foods from The Finns. So, the price is really worth it.
7. Balian Beach
Volcanic black sand with high wave is a particular character from the western Bali beach. It will certainly make any surfers fall in love. The atmosphere around is different from the other Bali beaches. It has spellbinding vibes.
Cheap accommodations are available nearby Balian, so you don't need to worry about your budget when you visit this beach. You will need about two hours drive from Seminyak (depends on traffic) to reach Balian Beach. As the road to this beach also become the way to Gilimanuk Harbor, you need to be more careful and patient with the trucks or buses that are heading to Java Island.