Known by different names such as the “Island of the Gods”, or the “Island of Peace”, Bali is perhaps Indonesia’s most popular tourist attraction, because it has just about everything for everyone – fantastic beaches, resorts, museums, galleries, temples, hills, mountains, lakes and more! If you’re planning to visit Bali, but you’d rather like to spend a truly relaxing, and spectacular time, in the island’s hidden beach hunts, here’s a peek at 5 of the island’s most stunning, yet hidden, beach destinations.
Located in Nusa Dua, which is known as Bali’s luxury villa neighbourhood, Geger Beach is one of the top tourist attractions in Bali Indonesia. And while some of the area has already experienced development, much of the beach remains miraculously and gorgeously untouched.
For those who’d like to enjoy paradise, minus the crowds and the crass commercialism, Geger Beach has a lot to offer, which is why it’s popular with expats. Here, you can enjoy a quiet time in the beach, while having lunch or sipping tea and beer, and enjoy watching the seaweed farmers do their thing.
In the beach’s calm waters, novice and expert swimmers and snorkeling enthusiasts will have a wonderful time, as the surrounding seaweed farms attract lots of reef fish into its shallow waters.
Green Bowl Beach
Green Bowl Beach is famous for its algae-covered rocks, although it’s a bit hard to find because of the tricky turns tourists have to take down a few tiny roads, and visitors also need to descend hundreds of concrete steps before they can sink their feet into the sand, and feel the cool sea breeze, or swim in its calm, refreshing waters.
Green Bowl Beach is also famous for its other residents – the bats who live in the beachside caves. At noon time, you can see hundreds of bats sleeping or taking an afternoon siesta. Up to this day, Green Bowl Beach remains only known to a handful of intrepid visitors.
Located in Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Atuh Beach offers tourists one of the island’s most striking view – shiny turquoise waters softly slamming against rugged mountains, long stretches of white-sand beaches that are perfectly laid-out in the curved beach, and an abundance of rock shelters.
Here, you can lay back, relax and watch the day go by in one of the island’s most spectacular beaches, and make sure you bring back not just memories, but lovely pictures or videos of the area too!
Bias Tugal Beach
Bias Tugal, or Little Beach, is one of Bali’s best-kept beach secrets. It’s tucked away in Padang Bai, and for you to go there you’ll need to trek through 500 meters of rocky patch to reach the lovely beach.
The waters here are perfect for young and old, where everyone could swim and snorkel (as well as explore the lovely coral formations) without fearing any nasty undercurrents. If you don’t like swimming, you could simply lie around, soak up the sun, and enjoy the amazing views of the coastline.
From centuries-old temples and museums, to amazing mountains, hills and valleys, to spectacular beaches and world-class resorts, bars and restaurants, there’s an overdose of things to do and see in Bali. And if you’re looking for secluded beach getaways, the ones listed above are but a few of the hundreds more that are waiting to be discovered, by you!