Best Beaches in Bali

Things to Do, Travel Tips — By ntjhin on July 19, 2011 at 11:53 am

Without a doubt one of the most popular new attractions in Bali, the DreamLand Beach has a long history of controversy behind it. DreamLand was a surfers paradise – excellent break, powerful waves, sandy beach. And the location was remote, making it hard to reach  and rarely visited by the occasional tourists. But the recent development has changed all that – DreamLand is now a popular tourist area, easily accessible and dotted with numerous new establishments. The headliner amongst them is Klapa, an uber-stylish beach club located atop the cliff right above DreamLand Beach. The location gives guests an amazing view of the beach below, as well as stunning sunsets over the Indian Ocean. Right below, tourists flock to enjoy the sandy beach and powerful waves of DreamLand Beach.

Nusa Dua Beach
Nusa Dua Beach is a family paradise. Surrounded by numerous resorts in the Nusa Dua Tourism Area, this beach boast soft sands, crystal clear water and a shallow drop which means parents won’t have much to worry about letting their kids play around in the sea. Because of its location within the Nusa Dua Tourism Area, and with the numerous resorts surrounding it, the beach is usually filled with hotel guests. If you are not a guest however, fret not, the beach area is not cordoned just for hotel guests so outsiders can still go in an enjoy the beach. The area also boast an International Level Golf Course as well as various restaurants located within the numerous resorts inside it.

Seminyak Beach
Further north from crowded Kuta Beach is Seminyak Beach, the more subdued, stylish cousin to Kuta’s rowdy parties. Seminyak Beach is host to a slew of hip, uber-cool beach clubs where one can indulge on overpriced food and drinks (style has got its price). To name a few – Ku De Ta, Double Six, Huu’s Bar and SOS are some of the more popular venues located within the vicinity of Seminyak Beach. As the night comes, the place transforms and attracts various high-end crowds of expatriates and well-dressed locals. Partying in Seminyak is a much different experience compared to Kuta – both are experiences that are not to be missed.

Lovina Beach
At the Northern far end of Bali lies Lovina Beach. The area is a small village with very little development for tourists, but while it is lacking in infrastructure, the Lovina Beach boast a very unique attraction. Every morning, a slew of dolphins will come along the beach and swim around. As such, the area is famed for its dolphin tours, where tourists will go to sea in the wee hours of the morning trying to catch a glimpse of these magical creatures. There area is also home to a dolphin aquarium, where tourists can swim and interact with trained dolphins.