Uluwatu Beaches, Bali – The Ultimate Guide

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Are you heading to Bali and want to know where are the most gorgeous beaches? I’ve written this article with you in mind. I’m giving you a guide to my top 13 favourite Uluwatu beaches with insider tips on how to get there and what to expect. Enjoy the read!

Uluwatu Beaches- useful tips

Some of the best beaches in Bali are located to the south of Denpasar, where the international airport is located on the Bukit Peninsula. There is something for every taste and budget. From small, quiet and intimate to stylish, hip and private beach clubs.

Bali – best time to visit

Bali climate is tropical, warm and humid with two main seasons to consider – dry and rainy seasons. The temperature in Bali oscillates around 30 degrees.

The rainy season starts in November and lasts until March. If you want to make the most of Bali’s beaches, I would avoid this time.

July, August as well as Easter and Christmas are considered high season. It’s the time when Bali gets the highest number of visitors. Beaches are crowded, traffic may get unbearable and accommodation prices are the highest.

Between April and June and September to October, crowds are lighter and hotel prices cheaper. Those months are still within the dry season with blue skies and clear water, perfect for scuba diving, snorkelling and other water sports.

On my last trip to Bali, which was in June, the sky was blue every day and I witnessed the most stunning sunsets of the year.

Check out my detailed itinerary for 10 days in Bali.

Uluwatu motorbike rental

The most convenient and cheapest way to visit Uluwatu beaches is to rent a motorbike. Rental shops are widely available throughout Uluwatu and Jimbaran areas. You can contact your hotel/hostel to arrange this for you ahead of your arrival. They can also advise you about the rental services closest to your accommodation.

Things to check


If it’s your first time, make sure you are shown how to operate your scooter. Check that breaks and lights work correctly. Always wear a helmet! Remember to drive on the left side (same as in the UK).

If you need to top up your fuel, petrol is sold in glass bottles on the side of the road. It’s cheap but doesn’t last very long. Always make sure you’ve got enough petrol to come back to your accommodation.

If you’re planning to watch the sunset, remember that you’ll be coming back in the dark, again make sure your lights work and your phone has enough battery so that you can use maps and get safely back to your hotel. Also, after dark, there is way more traffic so if you’re not so confident, consider another mode of transport.

All beaches can be found on Google Maps and are relatively easy to navigate to. When you’re on your motorbike, don’t look at your phone but put your headphones on and listen to the audio navigation. Read the next section on how to get cheap internet in Bali.

Price – 50,000 IDR per day

Uluwatu beaches by car

If you don’t want to rent a scooter you can get to places by ordering a taxi through Gojek or Grab. Simply download their apps to your smartphone. You can register your credit card, but cash is the preferred payment method while using these apps.

Car rental

Another alternative is to rent a car for the duration of your stay in Uluwatu and Bali. You can arrange this before your trip and pick up your car at Denpasar Airport.

SIM card

The cheapest way to use the internet on your phone in Bali is to get a local SIM card. You can choose, how many GBs you want and the card costs around $5. Best places to buy your card are specialised SIM shops, where you can buy your internet top up and they will set everything up on your phone so you don’t need to worry.

Be aware! SIM cards sold at the airport are a lot more expensive. Also, when you get a taxi from Denpasar Airport, your driver may stop in a shop for you to buy one. The prices of those SIM cards are at least 5 times more expensive and your ‘helpful’ driver gest a cut for bringing you to the store. Simply, politely turn down the offer and ask the driver to take you to your accommodation without any more detours.

Uluwatu Beaches Tour

If you’re pressed for time but still want to experience best Uluwatu beaches, take an organised tour. It will bring you to top spots in Uluwatu hassle-free.

1.Suluban Beach, Bali

Suluban Beach bali
The view over Suluban Beach

How to get here

Suluban beach also called Blue Point beach is located at the very South-West tip of the Bukit Peninsula in Pecatu Village. It’s about 30 min drive from Denpasar Airport. Other close beaches to Suluban are Thomas Beach and Padang Padang.

When you arrive, there is a 5,000 IDR parking charge for your scooter or 15,000 IDR for a car. Once you parked up, follow the stairs down to get to the beach. On the way down, there are various cafes where you can take a break and many interesting souvenir shops, which makes the strenuous walk down more attractive and even enjoyable!

Things to do at Suluban beach

  • Take a selfie. When you get to the bottom you quickly notice that the beach is very popular with surfers and Instagram influencers posing for that perfect shot.
  • Explore the cave. The beach is best explored at the low tide time when you can safely explore the cave and another smaller beach that becomes accessible during the low tide.
Suluban Beach cave, surfers
Surfers at Suluban Beach
  • Take a walk instead of swimming. The beach is not really for lounging and there is lots of coral and rocks which make it hard to swim.
  • Take in the fascinating view. Watch the waves breaking on the cliffs and the surfers riding the wild waves.
  • Watch the sunset in style. Arrive at the beach late afternoon and on your way back watch the spectacular sunset from one of the chic Uluwatu beach clubs!
single fin beach club, sunset, Suluban Beach
Sunset view from Single Fin Beach Club

Probably one of the most famous ones is the Single Fin beach club. Watching the sunset from this place is a worthy bucket list experience. The view over the Indian Ocean with dramatic cliffs is to die for. You can order a drink (65,000 IDR for a small Bintang) or take a dip in the pool while watching the surfers doing their thing.

Places to stay near Suluban beach

Luxury

Suarga Padang Padang

Suarga Padang Padang is a sustainable boutique hotel featuring 36 villas built with a minimal impact on the environment with the use of recycled wood and solar panels. It’s located on a clifftop boasting some epic views over the ocean, an infinity pool and it’s only 5-minute walk to Padang Padang beach and 7 min drive to Suluban beach. Breakfast is included in the room rate and offers many healthy options.

Mid-Range

Sal Secret Spot

This place is located 11 min drive from Suluban beach, 5 min walk from Bingin beach. It’s got a simple, boho style to it with white rooms all uniquely decorated and outdoor bathrooms. There are two locations of rooms, in the main building and 15 min walk on the Bingin beach with some scenic views. There are a salted water swimming pool and floating loungers for relaxation.

Budget

Uluwatu Breeze Village

This budget hotel is located 5 min drive from Suluban beach and 15 min from Padang Padang beach. It offers a pool with sun loungers, a good breakfast, free daily water, scooter rental and massage booking. It’s within a walking distance to a selection of restaurants and shops.

2.Dreamland Beach, Bali

dreamland beach waves
Dreamland Beach

How to get there

Dreamland beach is located on the western side of the Bukit Peninsula between Padang Padang and Balangan beaches. There is a 5,000 IDR fee to park your scooter like on most beaches in Bali. To get to the beach, just walk the path leading down the cliff.

Things to do

  • Take a walk. This beach is one of my favourite in Bali. It’s got fine, white sand and the beach is wide great for strolling down and exploring its natural beauty.
  • Take a refreshing dip in the sea and play with the waves. It’s got fewer rocks than other beaches in Bali and it’s not as shallow during the low tide. Having said that, waves are still crazy so it’s more playing with massive waves rather than swimming. But it’s great fun! If you’re not a very strong swimmer, be mindful of the sea conditions and make a judgement before you go for a swim.
dreamland beach
Dreamland Beach, Bali
  • Sunbath. The beach has plenty of sun loungers and umbrellas to rent (I paid 100,000 IDR). You will need to negotiate the price based on how long you want to stay there. There are toilet facilities and shops to grab a drink and a light bite
  • Surf. The beach is also great for surfing and there is a rental shop on the beach too.
  • Get a foot massage on the beach.

Places to stay near Dreamland beach

Luxury


Rimba Jimbaran Bali

The hotel offers pool access rooms and suites overlooking the ocean. What’s special about this place it is its grounds! It comes with various different pools including an infinity pool overlooking Jimbaran Bay and a private beach with a lift. Guests get access to the sister resort facilities: 19 restaurants, including priority access to Bali famous Rock Bar with a scenic clifftop view, 12 pools, spa villa overlooking the ocean, golf course and amenities for kids.

Mid-Range

La Joya Balangan Resort

Situated only 5 min walk from Balangan beach and 15 min from Dreamland beach, on the clifftop, this resort offers epic sunset views. It’s got 24 double bungalows and a private villa with 3 bedrooms. This place is perfect if you’re looking to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the more busy areas. The bungalows come with traditional Balinese styled thatched roof and well-groomed gardens where you can relax to the sound of waves. The property has 2 swimming pools, one in the garden, one overlooking the sea.

Budget

Flower Bud Bungalows

The property is located only 5 min walk from Balangan beach and 15 min from Dreamland beach. It offers 24 rustic bungalows built with bamboo, wood and stone and outdoor bathrooms, some come with AC some with a fan. The place is great for those on the budget. There are a massage service, scooter rental and a shared pool.

3.Nyang Nyang Beach

Shipwreck at Nyang Nyang beach
Shipwreck at Nyang Nyang beach

How to get to Nyang Nyang beach

Nyang Nyang beach is located on the south tip of the Bukit Peninsula around 30 min drive from Denpasar Airport. It’s one of the quietest Uluwatu beaches I have experienced. The most recommended way to get there is to rent a scooter (see the earlier section of this article for scooter rental tips).

To get to the beach, you will need to hike down the steep path for about 20 min. The path is not the safest and may not be suitable for elderly but if you are fairly fit without mobility issues, you will be fine. Wear some proper footwear- trainers or sandals with straps. The descent starts at the paragliding site.

Things to do

  • Enjoy the serenity. If you’re a fan of secluded, peaceful beaches then look no further. You are very likely to enjoy this place with only a few other people at most.
  • Take some photos. The beach is beautiful and there is a shipwreck that offers some cool shots not to be missed.
  • Make a picnic! The beach doesn’t have any shops so take your tasty snacks and plenty of water. Remember to carry back all your litter.
  • On the way down or on your way back up, there is a café where you can rest and enjoy some incredible view!
  • Nyang Nuang beach is only 5 min drive from the Uluwatu temple. After the beach, visit the temple. I highly recommend staying there to watch the sunset!
  • Paraglide over the beach.

Places to stay near Nyang Nyag beach

4.Green Bowl Beach.

cave on green bowl beach
A view from cave at Green Bowl Beach

How to get to Green Bowl beach

Green Bowl beach is located on the southern part of the Bukit Peninsula. It’s neighbouring with Pandawa beach to the east and Melasti beach to the west. The easiest way to get to this beach is on a motorbike and using Google Maps.

On the way to the beach don’t be surprised to see small monkeys on the road.

There is no parking fee here (which is rare amongst Uluwatu beaches), just leave your scooter by the small Warung on the cliff and walk down the steep path to the left, down to the beach. The descent is not too bad, the track is decent and it takes about 10-15 min.

green bowl beach
Stairs leading to Green Bowl Beach

What to expect

The beach is small and relatively quiet. There is a small cave where you can sit if you prefer to be in the shade.

The sea is much calmer here so you can have a peaceful swim.
The sun gets behind the cliff in the afternoon covering the beach in shade almost entirely.

There is no shops or restaurants so don’t forget to take your snacks and water.

Places to stay near Green Bowl beach

Luxury

Banyan Tree Ungasan

This property consists of luxury private villas with own infinity pools overlooking the ocean. From the moment you set your foot in this hotel, you will be thouroughly spoilled and all your desires will be met. The villas are speciaous, modern and very secluded. The hotel is located a few minutes walk from Melasti beach and a short drive from Green Bowl beach.

Budget/ Mid-Range

Puri Pandawa Resort

This hotel is situated in a lush garden away from it all. Green Bowl and Pandawa beaches are a short 10 min drive away and you can reach Melasti beach in 15 min. The property offers various types of rooms as well as wooden bungalows for a more close to nature feel, some of them come with a private pool.

5.Melasti Beach

Melasti Beach cliffs
Melasti Beach Cliffs

How to get to Melasti beach

Melasti beach is situated on the southern part of the Bukit Peninsula and is neighbouring with the Green Bowl beach. You can easily find it by typing its name in Google Maps. You can get here on a scooter or by car.

The entrance fee here is 15,000 IDR which is more expensive than on any other Uluwatu beaches.

Once you pay the fee at the top, continue driving on the road which will take you all the way down to the beach. Yes, you don’t have to climb 1000 steps this time!

What to expect

Driving down to the beach, I went passed lots of wedding photoshoots. The spot is very famous for Chinese and South Korean couples to come and take wedding shots. It was fascinating to watch, how much effort and thought were put into them, including vintage cars, different outfits, music and even a wind machine!

Photoshoot at Melasti Beach
Photoshoot at Melasti Beach

The beach itself is wide and long. You can hire a parasol and sun loungers and easily spend here all day. The water is crystal clear and turquoise and the sand fine and white.

Melasti Beach Uluwatu
Melasti Beach

There is a lifeguard and plenty of shacks with souvenirs and food.

Places to stay near Melasti beach

Luxury

Banyan Tree Ungasan

This property consists of luxury private villas with own infinity pools overlooking the ocean. From the moment you set your foot in this hotel, you will be thouroughly spoilled and all your desires will be met. The villas are speciaous, modern and very secluded. The hotel is located a few minutes walk from Melasti beach and a short drive from Green Bowl beach.

Budget/ Mid-Range

Puri Pandawa Resort

This hotel is situated in a lush garden away from it all. Green Bowl and Pandawa beaches are a short 10 min drive away and you can reach Melasti beach in 15 min. The property offers various types of rooms as well as wooden bungalows for a more close to nature feel, some of them come with a private pool.

6.Bingin Beach, Bali

Bingin Beach
Bingin Beach

How to get to Bingin Bali

Bingin beach is located on the western side of the Bukit Peninsula in Uluwatu. It is situated between Dreamland beach and Padang Padang. The best way to get there is on a scooter or car. Bingin is one of the bst Uluwatu beaches for surfing.

There is a Bingin car park where you pay 2,000 IDR for parking. Once you parked up, just follow the swirly path down the cliff, which takes about 5 min.

Bingin Beach
Bingin Beach

Things to do in Bingin beach

  • Surf the Bingin barrelling wave! To the right of the beach is Bingin surf break which is famous amongst experienced surfers. If you one of them go ahead and try it, if not get some coconut water and enjoy watching the surfers from the comfort of your beach towel. There are some surf shacks on the beach where you can rent out a surfboard. It cost around 50,000 IDR for two hours. There are also some surf lessons available on the beach.
  • Walk to the neighbouring beaches. During the low tide, it is possible to walk to Dreamland beach which is situated to the right and Padang Padang beach to the left. Be careful, the tide may change quickly.
  • Watch the sunset. The sunsets in Uluwatu are one of the most epic I have ever seen! Have a Bintang and enjoy this simple pleasure.
  • Have a BBQ at sunset. There are plenty of warungs where you can have fresh food from a BBQ at sunset time. The beach is not as touristy as other Bali beaches so you can enjoy its serenity. My favourite was Kelly’s Warung where you can enjoy great smoothie bowls, wraps, juices and Indonesian cuisine. The best thing about this place is that is right in front of where the wave breaks and all the surfing action happens!

Places to stay near Bingin beach

Luxury

Suarga Padang Padang

Suarga Padang Padang is a sustainable boutique hotel featuring 36 villas built with a minimal impact on the environment with the use of recycled wood and solar panels. It’s located on a clifftop boasting some epic views over the ocean, an infinity pool and it’s only 5-minute walk to Padang Padang beach and 7 min drive to Suluban beach. Breakfast is included in the room rate and offers many healthy options.

Mid-Range

Sal Secret Spot

This place is located 11 min drive from Suluban beach, 5 min walk from Bingin beach. It’s got a simple, boho style to it with white rooms all uniquely decorated and outdoor bathrooms. There are two locations of rooms, in the main building and 15 min walk on the Bingin beach with some scenic views. There are a salted water swimming pool and floating loungers for relaxation.

Budget

Uluwatu Breeze Village

This budget hotel is located 5 min drive from Suluban beach and 15 min from Padang Padang beach. It offers a pool with sun loungers, a good breakfast, free daily water, scooter rental and massage booking. It’s within a walking distance to a selection of restaurants and shops.

7.Balangan Beach, Bali

Balangan viewpoint
Balangan Viewpoint

How to get to Balangan beach

Balangan beach is located in the western part of Bukit Peninsula in Uluwatu. It is neighbouring with Dreamland beach. It is one of the most famous Uluwatu beaches on Intstagram.

You can get here on a scooter or by car. There is a small parking fee of 5,000 IDR. Once you leave your scooter, follow the concrete steps down the cliff to reach the beach.

Things to do on Balangan beach

  • Surf
    Balangan beach is another great spot fur surfing at the Balangan Surf Point. There are plenty of surf shacks at the beach if you need to rent out your board.
  • Sunbath & swim
    The beach is also great to spend a relaxing day. There are sun loungers and parasols to rent out for an entire day. The price is 50,000-100,000 IDR.
Balangan Beach
Balangan Beach

Balangan viewpoint
If you’re into your Instagram, don’t forget to take a photo from the Insta famous Balangan viewpoint, which you can find on the way to the beach. If Instagram is not your thing, just absorb the stunning view of the Indian Ocean.

  • Wedding photoshoots
    Balangan beach is also famous for wedding shoots similar to Melasti beach.

Places to stay near Balangan beach

Luxury


Rimba Jimbaran Bali

The hotel offers pool access rooms and suites overlooking the ocean. What’s special about this place it is its grounds! It comes with various different pools including an infinity pool overlooking Jimbaran Bay and a private beach with a lift. Guests get access to the sister resort facilities: 19 restaurants, including priority access to Bali famous Rock Bar with a scenic clifftop view, 12 pools, spa villa overlooking the ocean, golf course and amenities for kids.

Mid-Range

La Joya Balangan Resort

Situated only 5 min walk from Balangan beach and 15 min from Dreamland beach, on the clifftop, this resort offers epic sunset views. It’s got 24 double bungalows and a private villa with 3 bedrooms. This place is perfect if you’re looking to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the more busy areas. The bungalows come with traditional Balinese styled thatched roof and well-groomed gardens where you can relax to the sound of waves. The property has 2 swimming pools, one in the garden, one overlooking the sea.

Budget

Flower Bud Bungalows

The property is located only 5 min walk from Balangan beach and 15 min from Dreamland beach. It offers 24 rustic bungalows built with bamboo, wood and stone and outdoor bathrooms, some come with AC some with a fan. The place is great for those on the budget. There are a massage service, scooter rental and a shared pool.

8.Thomas Beach, Bali

Thomas beach is one of the quieter of Uluwatu beaches because it’s located slightly of the beaten path and not clearly marked on Google Maps.

Thomas Beach
Thomas Beach

How to get to Thomas beach

Thomas beach is located not far from Suluban beach on the western side of the Bukit Peninsula in Uluwatu. You can find it by typing in Google Maps ‘Thomas Bali Guesthouse’. When you see the sign on the main road, turn off and follow a dirt track until you reach a car park.

There is no fee and you only need to walk a few minutes down the steps to reach this secluded beach.

Things to do

  • Swim
    Thomas beach is great for swimming. When I last visited the sea seemed much calmer with gentler waves that on other beaches making it easier to swim.
  • Bath in the sun or relax in the shade
    The beach has sun loungers and umbrellas to rent for 50,000 IDR for a whole day, making it a great place to relax and spend the whole day.
  • Take photos
    You’ll find that there are way fewer people on this beach which is great for some photo-taking.
  • Surf
    Surfing is also possible here, but waves are not as spectacular as on Suluban beach. There are surf shacks on the beach where you can rent a surfboard.
  • Eat
    There is no need to take your food, there are warungs on the beach like Thomas Café where you can have some lunch.

Places to stay near Thomas beach

Luxury

Suarga Padang Padang

Suarga Padang Padang is a sustainable boutique hotel featuring 36 villas built with a minimal impact on the environment with the use of recycled wood and solar panels. It’s located on a clifftop boasting some epic views over the ocean, an infinity pool and it’s only 5-minute walk to Padang Padang beach and 7 min drive to Suluban beach. Breakfast is included in the room rate and offers many healthy options.

Mid-Range

Sal Secret Spot

This place is located 11 min drive from Suluban beach, 5 min walk from Bingin beach. It’s got a simple, boho style to it with white rooms all uniquely decorated and outdoor bathrooms. There are two locations of rooms, in the main building and 15 min walk on the Bingin beach with some scenic views. There are a salted water swimming pool and floating loungers for relaxation.

Budget

Uluwatu Breeze Village

This budget hotel is located 5 min drive from Suluban beach and 15 min from Padang Padang beach. It offers a pool with sun loungers, a good breakfast, free daily water, scooter rental and massage booking. It’s within a walking distance to a selection of restaurants and shops.

9.Karma Beach, Bali

Karma beach is a private beach accessible from Karma Kandara beach club. If you want slightly different, more upmarket experience away from the crowds to enjoy Uluwatu beaches then this is the place for you.

Karma Beach

How to get to Karma beach

The easiest way to get to Karma beach is by scooter or car. It is clearly marked in Google Maps. Alternatively, you can get a Grab or Gojek. Karma beach is located to the west of Melasti beach.

To access the beach, you will need to be a guest or buy a day pass for Karma Kandara beach club. It costs 650,000 IDR and includes food and drink voucher for 350,000 IDR.

There is a cable car that will take you down the cliff to the beach. It’s a little scary, but the views are insane!

Things to do

  • Spend the day in style sipping cocktails and chilling on the sun lounger or day bed.
  • Have some lunch with the food voucher.
  • Enjoy the pristine beach with turquoise water.
  • Do some SUPing, kayaking and snorkelling.
  • Dance barefoot on the sand to the DJ soundtracks.
  • The club also organises movie nights on the beach.

Stay at Karma kandara

10.Pandawa Beach

Cave at Pandawa Beach
Cave at Pandawa Beach

How to get to Pandawa beach

Pandawa beach is located in the south in the Bukit Peninsula in Uluwatu. It takes about 1 hour 30 min to get here from Kuta but up to 30 min if you’re staying in Uluwatu area. The other close beaches to Pandawa are Melasti and Green Bowl beaches.

The easiest way to get to this Uluwatu beach is to rent a scooter which is the most cost-effective way, you can get one for 50,000 IDR a day.

Other ways include rented car, taxi, Grab or a hired car with a driver.

Since a new road was built leading to the bottom of the beach in 2012, Pandawa once known as one of the hidden Uluwatu beaches has become more popular and frequented by locals and tourists alike.
Before you descent down the massive limestone cliff take in the view of the Indian Ocean.

What to expect

Once you arrived at the beach there is a 2,000- 5,000 IDR parking fee to be paid. There is also a tall fee of 15,000 IDR to use the new access road to the beach.

However, don’t get discouraged because Pandawa is so worth it.

The sea here is much calmer which is perfect for swimming and the water crystal clear and turquoise. The beach is wide with fine, white sand.

The place is perfect for spending a lazy day. You can rent an umbrella and sun loungers and have some lunch in one of the beach warungs.

Pandawa Beach
Pandawa Beach

Things to do

  • Admire the huge, white Statue of Panca Pandawa.
  • Get traditional Balinese massage for 100,000 IDR.
  • Enjoy canoeing the calm sea.

Places to stay near Pandawa beach

Luxury

Banyan Tree Ungasan

This property consists of luxury private villas with own infinity pools overlooking the ocean. From the moment you set your foot in this hotel, you will be thouroughly spoilled and all your desires will be met. The villas are speciaous, modern and very secluded. The hotel is located a few minutes walk from Melasti beach and a short drive from Green Bowl beach.

Budget/ Mid-Range

Puri Pandawa Resort

This hotel is situated in a lush garden away from it all. Green Bowl and Pandawa beaches are a short 10 min drive away and you can reach Melasti beach in 15 min. The property offers various types of rooms as well as wooden bungalows for a more close to nature feel, some of them come with a private pool.

11.Padang Padang Beach, Bali

Padang Padang beach once more secluded, since filming ‘Eat, pray and love’ starring Julia Roberts, has become very popular with tourists. Despite that, it is still one of the top Uluwatu beaches.

Padang Padang Beach
Padang Padang Beach

How to get to Padang Padang

Padang Padang beach Uluwatu, also known as Labuhan Sait Beach is located in the western part of Bukit Peninsula between Thomas beach and Bingin beach. It’s around 30 min drive from Kuta.

There is a 15,000 IDR entrance fee.

What to expect

Padang Padang is great for spending an entire day. There are several warungs along the beach, sun parasols and loungers to rent and a free toilet and shower.

The beach has soft, white sand and the water is crystal clear.

Padang Padang has some good surfing conditions. It’s suitable for beginners. If you’re not into surfing, there are other activities on the beach including SUP, canoeing and snorkelling.

Places to stay near Padang Padang beach

Luxury

Suarga Padang Padang

Suarga Padang Padang is a sustainable boutique hotel featuring 36 villas built with a minimal impact on the environment with the use of recycled wood and solar panels. It’s located on a clifftop boasting some epic views over the ocean, an infinity pool and it’s only 5-minute walk to Padang Padang beach and 7 min drive to Suluban beach. Breakfast is included in the room rate and offers many healthy options.

Mid-Range

Sal Secret Spot

This place is located 11 min drive from Suluban beach, 5 min walk from Bingin beach. It’s got a simple, boho style to it with white rooms all uniquely decorated and outdoor bathrooms. There are two locations of rooms, in the main building and 15 min walk on the Bingin beach with some scenic views. There are a salted water swimming pool and floating loungers for relaxation.

Budget

Uluwatu Breeze Village

This budget hotel is located 5 min drive from Suluban beach and 15 min from Padang Padang beach. It offers a pool with sun loungers, a good breakfast, free daily water, scooter rental and massage booking. It’s within a walking distance to a selection of restaurants and shops.

12.Tegal Wangi Beach

Tegal Wangi is one of the intimate and less known beaches in Bali. With stunning cliff top views over the ocean and even better sunset views, Tegal Wangi is the perfect day trip destination.

Tegal Wangi Beach
Tegal Wangi Beach

How to get to Tegal Wangi

Tegal Wangi is situated north from Balangan Beach on Bukit Peninsula. It will take about 10 min by a motorbike to get here from Jimbaran and 40 min from Uluwatu main area.

The best way to get here is by a motorbike. You can rent a motorbike for about 50,000 IDR a day. If you type in Google the name of the beach, the map will lead you to the parking area at the top of the cliff where you can leave your motorbike. Then follow the path on the left to get to the beach.

There is no entrance fee which is a bonus!

What to expect

As you get down to the beach, you’ll have a pristine beach with turquoise sea and soft, white sand in front of your eyes. You will be able to enjoy it mostly on your own as other tourists go for more popular beaches in the region.

Natural Pools at Tegal Wangi
Natural Pools at Tegal Wangi

Go ahead and explore natural rock formations that look like pools and if you walk further there are two cool caves where you can chill in the shade and take some great photos.

Tagal Wangi is more popular at sunset with locals coming to enjoy it from the cliffs.

There are no facilities or a lifeguard on this beach so make sure you take your snacks and water and use common sense when swimming in the sea.

Places to stay near Tegal Wangi

Luxury

AYANA Resort and Spa Bali

This luxury hotel is located 6 minutes walk from Tegal Wangi in a clifftop land connected to Rimba Jimbaran hotel. There is a shuttle bus between properties, 12 different pools, 19 restaurants, spa, on the top of the cliff overlooking the ocean with amazing sunset views, golf-putting, gym, private beach and much more. If you’re looking for top luxury and splendour at a fair price, then this is the hotel for you.

Mid-Range

AYANA Residences

Ayana apartment complex is located 10 min walk from Tegal Wangi. If you’re looking for an extended stay for work or leisure or travel in a bigger group then this place is worth considering. They’ve got different types of apartments, 1-3 bedroom and some come with a private pool or a shared infinity rooftop pool. The guests can enjoy all the amenities available to Rimba and Ayana Resort for a more affordable rate.

Budget

Flower Bud Bungalows

The property is located only 5 min walk from Balangan beach and 15 min from Dreamland beach. It offers 24 rustic bungalows built with bamboo, wood and stone and outdoor bathrooms, some come with AC some with a fan. The place is great for those on the budget. There are a massage service, scooter rental and a shared pool.

13.Jimbaran Beach, Bali

Sunset at Jimbaran Beach
Sunset at Jimbaran Beach

Jimbaran beach is located only 15 min drive from the airport. The beach stretches 4 km in length, it’s got white, fine sand and the sea here is so much calmer which makes it a perfect spot for families with young kids.

How to get to Jimbaran beach

Jimbaran beach is clearly marked on Google Maps. You can get here by scooter, car or taxi. You can also walk to the beach from Jimbaran town.

Jimbaran Beach
Jimbaran Beach

Things to do in Jimbaran beach

  • SUP. Yes, thanks to an unbroken coral reef that protects the beach from crazy waves, the sea is calm enough to do some stand-up paddleboarding! If you’ve never done it but would love to try there are classes for beginners and guided sunset tours.
  • Seafood restaurants. Jimbaran beach is home to many good seafood restaurants. Dine-in style right on the beach while watching one of the best sunsets in your life.
  • Watch the sun goes down. While staying in Jimbaran I’ve experienced some epic sunset every day.
  • Go for a morning jog. The beach is 4 km long and very wide which is perfect to get some cardio done on your holiday.

Places to stay near Jimbaran beach

Luxury

Kayumanis Private Estate & Spa

If you’re looking for a touch of luxury then look no further. The property is a collection of beautifully designed Balinese style of open living villas. Yet they’ve got all modern high-end amenities to make your stay as comfortable as it can get. Each villa comes with a private garden and a large private pool. You also get a separate living area and even a study place!

Kayumanis villas are built in a grove of coconut trees, a walking distance from Jimbaran beach. The hotel offers exceptional spa facilities and an Indonesian Restaurant on site.

Mid-Range

Rimba Jimbaran Bali

The hotel offers pool access rooms and suites overlooking the ocean. What’s special about this place it is its grounds! It comes with various different pools including an infinity pool overlooking Jimbaran Bay and a private beach with a lift. Guests get access to the sister resort facilities: 19 restaurants, including priority access to Bali famous Rock Bar with a scenic clifftop view, 12 pools, spa villa overlooking the ocean, golf course and amenities for kids.

Budget

Fox Hotel Jimbaran Beach Bali

This hotel offers clean, spacious rooms and a rooftop swimming pool where you can order Insta famous floating breakfast. It’s located a 5 minutes walk from the beach where you get a token for free sun loungers. This hotel is a great choice for budget traveller or those of us travelling solo.

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Hey there! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm Mal, a solo traveller from the UK. I was born in Poland and I'm a plant-based diet lover. Follow me for free destination guides and tips.

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