If you’re planning a trip to Bali, chances are your dream holiday involves spending hours lying seaside, soaking up the Balinese sun and clinking a chilled drink within arms reach. While most of the best beaches in Bali are easily accessible, the truly jaw-dropping ones are tucked away in remote corners or hidden at the base of cliffs, making them harder to get to but well worth the effort.
With a soft white sand, this beach is ideal for swimmers and boasts a wide expanse of loungers and umbrellas. You’ll find plenty of warungs (traditional food stalls) and cafes where you can enjoy a tasty meal while being cooled by the waves lapping at the shore.
This picturesque beach is a great choice for couples looking for some quiet time together, thanks to its secluded setting. Its emerald waters reflect the green cliffs and algae covered rocks along the shore, giving it an idyllic postcard-perfect setting. It’s also a great spot for snorkeling, thanks to the thriving coral and shoals of fish that can be spotted from the water’s surface.
You may recognise this beach if you’re a Romcom lover – it’s where Julia Roberts meets the man of her dreams in Eat, Pray, Love! This small and secluded beach is a bit of a hike to get to but the knee-weakening trek will be worth it once you see the pristine waters and powdery white sand.
Known as the most beautiful beach in Bali, this popular destination is not only a gorgeous stretch of sand but is home to several high-end hotels and resorts. It’s also a top choice for surfers and boogie boarders, thanks to its gentle waves.
A must-visit for anyone who’s looking for a peaceful beach escape from the hustle and bustle of central Bali, this secluded little gem is tucked away in a quiet corner of Seminyak. The sand isn’t as white as most of the other beaches on this list but it’s still very pretty, with a grey hue that’s unique to the area.
This stunning beach is a hidden gem that’s perfect for families. The shallow and calm waters are safe for kids to swim in, while adults can relax on the sand or grab a lounger with a good book and a cocktail from one of the many bars and cafes nearby.
It’s also a popular spot for snorkeling, with some of the best underwater scenery in Bali thanks to its thriving reef system and array of marine life. You can rent snorkeling equipment right by the beach, and a short swim will bring you to an underwater corridor where you’ll see large shoals of fish and startlingly beautiful coral formations.