The best beaches in Bali are found in the south : around Kuta, Jimbaran and the Bukit Peninsula. Some of these are also very busy (particularly the coast from Kuta to Seminyak). Hop in a taxi or rent a car and it’s easy to find some great stretches of sand with few other tourists around. Bali is a year around destination so concern about weather and seasons should not be a major concern when planning a trip. That said, the best beach weather on Bali is usually found between April and October.

Bali has many great beaches – good for swimming, surfing or just lounging on the sand. Some hotels and villages provide daily clean up and grooming of beaches. Here are our top 8 best beaches in Bali you must try :

Nusa Dua Beach

Nusa Dua or “Two Islands” is maybe an ideal place for honeymoon. Nusa Dua usually becomes a venue for international conferences or meetings. At Nusa Dua, there are Nusa Dua beach and Geger beach. Location, about 10 kilometres or 20 – 30 minutes- drive away from the international airport.

Legian Beach

Legian Beach is a stretch of sand that continues north of the coast of famous Kuta Beach and ends where Seminyak Beach starts. Set between 2 of Bali’s most famous beaches, Legian is a mix of the surfing Mecca scenes of Kuta and the partying crowd of Seminyak. It’s a great recreational place where you can swim in clear waters and go for leisurely walks along streets lined with boutiques and restaurants.

Anantara Beach Seminyak

Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort boasts a coveted setting along Seminyak Beach – one of Bali’s most upmarket destinations, renowned for its pristine sands, rolling surf and stunning sunsets, and a chic enclave of restaurants and bars, trendy nightlife and international shopping. The award-winning, boutique beachfront resort offers 59 suites and 1 penthouse, highly acclaimed spa and dining journeys, and unique signature experiences that immerse guests in Bali’s unique natural and cultural appeals.

Kuta Beach

Kuta beach is the first beach spot in getting a taste of Bali’s crowds with tourists and local people. Even nowadays, Kuta is busier with lining vendors and varied accommodations from 5 star hotels to low rates hostels. Bars and clubs make it a nightlife centre. Kuta also has plenty of shopping malls.

Canggu Beach

Located only a few kilometres north of Legian Beach, this beautiful beach is accessible from Kerobokan Village. Like its neighbouring beaches, Canggu Beach offers the perfect waves for surfing. For beginner surfers, the reef-coral waves will give a fascinating experience. There are also many facilities for tourist in Canggu area as the effect of North Kuta’s expansion.

Sanur Beach (Best for Sunrise)

Sanur beach is an serene site to watch sunrise while jogging or simply walking along the white sands. “Bali is the morning of the world” is the right sentence after visiting Sanur. This beach area is more relaxed and quite than Kuta. Various beach activities, such as sunbathing, sight-seeing, snorkelling and sea walking (walk beneath the sea) are awaiting travellers to visit Sanur.

Tanjung Benoa Beach (Water Sport)

Tanjung Benoa offers various water activities like diving, water skiing, banana boats, beach games and other options. There are also many diving centres here. The area is the haven of luxury hotels, villas, restaurants, etc. Located north of Nusa Dua, Bali – around 15 kilometres from the Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Jimbaran Beach

Jimbaran beach has yellow and grey sands. Located on Bali’s west coast, Jimbaran offers a secluded beach area. Jimbaran also offers so many wonderful spot options to eat. From local dishes to the international seafood cookings.

Overall, the best beach in Bali depends on your personal preferences so why not visit them all.

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