Bali Beach Getaways: Surfing, Diving, Sunbathing
By Adjie Hidayat – Burufly
Jakarta Globe-Many people come to the Island of Gods for the following three reasons: Sea, sand and sun. As a tropical paradise, Bali offers all three with wide array of different twists — giving you endless choices for your activities whether it is only for a weekend destination or a month long odyssey.
We sum them up for you in several categories to show what is in Indonesia that is perfect for your beach escape.
The surfing paradise gives you many beach options to go during both dry and rainy seasons. You can easily start from most famous and easy-to-get points such as Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua, while other beaches such as Padang-Padang, Canggu and Uluwatu offers different levels of difficulty. For more spectacular waves, you can head west to Medewi.
Diving & Snorkeling
With its warm water, amazing coral reefs and marine life, Bali represents what Indonesia has that will delight most avid divers. From Tulamben in northeast coast for colorful corals, Amed in the eastern coastline for wreck dive, Blue Lagoon near Padang Bai for macro shoots to Menjangan Island for amazing fissures and small caves — choices for diving in Bali seems endless.
Depending on where you stay, finding a secluded beach to let the sun kiss your skin is not that complicated. Though you will likely choose to stay in the southern part where the beaches are getting crowded by day, however you can always hop on your two wheelers and take a half to one-hour ride to more remote sanctuaries like Balangan Beach near Dreamland or Geger Beach in Nusa Dua. For more convenient ambience, beach clubs like Nammos in Ungasan and Finn’s in Uluwatu can be great options.
Seminyak would be the best place to chill by the beach with your buddies. Stretching all the way to Batu Belig Beach, you can pick the best spot for sunset, from posh clubs like Ku De Ta, Cocoon, La Lucciola, Gado-Gado, Potato Head Beach Club and Mozaic Beach Club where you’ll be pampered, to more modest establishments such as La Plancha and Crystal Palace the choice is yours.