Sun-kissed, salty hair skin, and that book you’ve been dying to get stuck into for months–shore life does not get much better than that. Well, here in Bali, you will like to add in a few sunset cocktails to our palm-studded seaside hangs, a couple of postcard-perfect heaven bays. And also world-class surfing and a never-ending lineup of watersports to keep the kiddos busy because Bali is blessed with countless sandy adventures. Below are the very best of them.
- Seminyak Beach
If you wish to be in the heart of Bali’s oceanfront action, then Seminyak Beach is the place for you. Along this impressive 5 km stretch of powdery white sand, you will find beach bars aplenty, five-star hotels and restaurants just footsteps from the waves, and world-famous shore clubs dotting the sand. Starting on the outskirts of crazy Kuta, trailing up into the coastal corners of Canggu, Seminyak Beach is a holiday destination in itself. Learn to surf in the gentle whitewash of the waves, soak up the sunshine on a squishy sunbed, or settle into a comfortable, colourful bean-bag at La Plancha for a round of sundowners.
- Nusa Dua Beach
A seemingly endless stretch of powder-white perfection, Nusa Dua Beach is so perfect, it almost looks human-made. It borders the coastline of Nusa Dua’s resort area, fringed by manicured lawns and five-star resorts that have been tastefully sheltered by palm trees and natural construction materials. Not only are the beaches impeccably clean and the seas calm. But the shoreline is also full of family-friendly restaurants, watersports and even a shopping complex. So, it is the ideal destination for a family day out that won’t leave the little ones hot and bothered thanks to lots of places to cool off and recharge.
- Jimbaran Bay
This expansive, long, and soft white sand beach is not only recognized for its gorgeous scenery (the glittering sands stretch for an entire 3-kilometres) but also as the place where local fishers sell their fresh-from-the-net fish each morning at the bustling markets. As the island’s seafood hub, it is no surprise then you will also find several beachfront barbecues dotted along the coastline, cooking up the day’s catch for your grazing pleasure as the sunsets. For a seafood dinner with a romantic atmosphere, head to the bay before dark and choose your ocean treats from the display to devour just a couple minutes later. Or if it’s sunshine you’re after, find a quiet spot away from the stalls and enjoy the calm waters from dawn until dusk.
- Sanur Beach
When it is a leisurely day out at the seaside that you are after, then head to family-friendly Sanur for an easy-breezy day at the beach. Besides its endless stretch of white sand, Sanur’s main beachfront attraction is undoubtedly the coastal promenade that extends over 5 km long. This ocean path curves past resorts, beachfront cafes, wooden fishing boats under repair and quite a few elegant old villas built decades ago by the wealthy expats who fell under Bali’s spell. Get a romantic stroll with your spouse, or get some exercise on a bike with the family — best enjoyed early in the morning as Sanur is in prime position for spectacular sunrises.
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