The hotel we stayed in was opposite Kuta beach which was one of the reason’s we booked that particular hotel. The sunsets on Kuta beach were some of the best I’ve ever seen. The beach itself was fairly busy which was to be expected as Kuta is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Bali. However, as the beach is so large it never felt too crowded. The beach itself is also very close to a local market and several restaurants in central Kuta which was an added bonus. One of our favourite moments on the beach was when they released loads of sea turtles back into the ocean. Crowds of people lined up to see it take place and the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Centre was responsible for their release back into their natural habitat. There were also seats and deck chairs etc to be rented for the day at a cheap price and many people selling Indonesia’s most popular beer – bintang!
2. Jimbaran Bay
Jimbaran beach is another of Bali’s most popular beaches. It is located south of the airport and is less crowded compared to Kuta beach. Like all of Bali’s most popular beaches, the sunrise and sunset on Jimbaran beach are not to be missed. Jimbaran itself is a fantastic area in Bali. Whilst not as popular as the more well-known areas such as Kuta and Ubud, Jimbaran is a thriving area with it being most known for its traditional fish market. Therefore, it comes to no surprise that seafood lovers love Jimbaran!
3. Dream beach – Nusa Lembongan
There are some incredible beaches on Bali’s neighbouring island Nusa Lembongan. They have beaches that suit every type of visitor whether that be surfers, snorkelers, families or just someone who wants to relax and sunbathe. As I visited Nusa Lembongan for the day I only had the time to visit Dream beach. Dream beach is a popular stop-off for visitors only on the island for the day as it has everything you need for a quick visit. There were several restaurants and bars serving a great variety of food and some fantastic cocktails – my favourite being the Pina Colada! However, it is a very popular beach so I’d recommend visiting in the early morning to avoid the crowds.
4. Uluwatu – Bubble Hotel Bali – Nyang Nyang beach
We stayed at the Bubble Hotel Bali in Uluwatu for one night during our time in Bali. All I can say is WOW! It truly was a once in a lifetime experience and spending a night in a bubble just off the Nyang Nyang beach is something I never thought I’d do. We had the beach to ourselves and it was so relaxing and peaceful watching the sun go down. I had considered going for a dip in the ocean but quickly decided against it when I realised how cold the water was! If you’re looking for a quiet, peaceful beach then this one is for you and I’d highly recommend booking a night at the Bubble Hotel Bali.
5. Nusa Dua
Nusa Dua beach is located in the most southern part of Bali. This beach is very popular for water sports including jet-skiing and parasailing. Nusa Dua is less busy compared to places such as Kuta, Seminyak and Ubud which may be more desirable if you are looking to find some less crowded beaches. The beach is clean and well maintained and you’ll find many resorts nearby which I’d highly recommend staying in. This area is very popular amongst families visiting Bali as there is lots to see and do and the area is quieter compared to the rest of Bali.