Bali Travel

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.

Kuta Beach

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.

Legian Beach

Legian BeachIf Kuta has gotten a bit too crowded for you, then there’s always Legian, the up-and-coming version of Kuta.

Lovina Beach

If you’re into snorkeling and diving, Lovina Beach has plenty of excellent spots for both activities.

Nusa Dua

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 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.

Seminyak Beach

Seminyak-beachFor 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.

Soka Beach

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.

Bali Travel

mount batur BaliThe Volcanic Mount Batur is an active volcano with a very unique location. The volcano lies at the center of two concentric calderas in the northwest portion of Mount Agung, which is found in Bali. On the south east side, there is a large caldera lake, which was formed 23,000 to 28,000 years ago. The volcano and the lake lying quintessentially side by side offers a majestic view, one that many tourists fly to Bali for.

There are many ways to fully experience the Volcanic Mount Batur, the most challenging of which is to climb it. Many volcano climbing tours and treks are available, some of which are scheduled during sunrise, which is the best time to enjoy the amazing view. Mt. Batur peaks at 1717 meters and is an excellent experience for mountaineering enthusiasts. However, since the climb is fairly easy, so even families are free to try the experience, as long as an experienced guide is part of the group.

mount baturAs a tip, look for tours that trek around the entire rim of the volcano while climbing to the summit, as these will offer you excellent 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains. If you’re lucky, you may come across some monkeys who frequent the area near the largest crater. During the trek, you will also see lots of steam fissures and recent lava flows from any of the three craters of the volcano.

Mount Batur Volcano is located in the Kintamani District of Bali. If you want simply to get a good look at it without trekking to the peak, the best vantage point is in Penelokan Village. The volcano has erupted lots of times already, with its biggest eruption occurring back in 1926, when it destroyed the nearby Batur Village. In 1974, it spewed out black lava in what is known as the volcano’s most unique eruption. Although still active, the volcano is fairly calm nowadays, although it is smoking all the time. It is now one of the best natural attractions in Bali.