Bali is currently the hottest beach destination in Asia, thanks to the many beaches that surround the little town. In fact, if you visit Bali, you can spend days on beach hopping alone. So before you decide to go to Bali, you should already know which beaches you really want to visit.
Here are the most popular beaches in Bali and what each of them offers.
Definitely Bali’s most popular beach, Kuta Beach is the number one beachside party destination. If you’re into partying on the beach, especially at night, then Kuta is your top pick, just as long as you don’t mind the crowd and the drinking. It can get extremely lively, but that’s part of what attracts lots of tourists from all over the world to Bali’s best known beach.
If you’re into snorkeling and diving, Lovina Beach has plenty of excellent spots for both activities.
Nusa Dua is the more prestigious beach in Bali. It is the location of many world-class hotels and luxury resorts. If you want to experience Bali’s upmarket beachside offerings in a secure, quiet, and pristine environment, then this is the beach to choose. You can spend your afternoons just lounging around or exploring the luxurious 18-hole golf course and other first-class facilities that are available on the beach.
Sanur is dubbed as the original Bali beach resort, and sure enough, if you want to get a feel of the authentic Balinese vintage ambiance, this is the beach to visit. The coastline is quite and relaxed, but it is cheaper to visit compared to Nusa Dua. It has a more laid-back feel, which is still reminiscent of the small fishing village that used to be in the area. It is also home to the Inna Grand Bali Beach, one of the first beachside hotels in Bali.
For a more cosmopolitan beach experience, then the Seminyak Beach would be perfect for you. It is luxurious like Nusa Dua, but it has a hip, more fashionable environment. It is filled with boutiques and chic restaurants. Although it has a lively nightlife like Kuta, it also offers several chic spa retreats. In other words, if Sanur Beach is the beach of traditional Bali, then Seminyak is the beach of modern Bali.
If you want someplace more hidden away, the small and quiet Soka Beach near the ferry port town connecting Bali to Java is an excellent choice.
Now take your pick, or get a taste of each one of these beaches to make the most out of your Bali getaway.