Bali is a blissful beach holiday destination that simply outdoes anything else. Visit the Indonesian island and you’ll be overrun with fantastic coastal stretches where you can engage in a variety of thrilling activities or simply take things easy and soak up the sun.
You’ll soon discover the isle’s nickname of the Land of the Gods is an accurate one. To find a beach right for you, it’s a good idea to think about what you want from your holiday so you can seek sandy areas that will cater directly to your interests.
For keen surfers
If you’re a surfing enthusiast keen to catch some waves, you’ll be spoilt for choice with brilliant Bali beaches. One that is certainly worth seeking out is Kuta, an expansive sandy stretch situated on the south-west corner of the island that’s suitable for both intermediate-level surfers and novices.
Padang Padang is another awesome beach for surfing. In fact, it’s home to the Rip Curl Cup Invitational – an annual contest featuring the world’s top pro surfers and is Indonesia’s longest-running surfing competition – so you can be confident that the surf will truly be top quality.
Generally speaking, the best time to embark on a surfing holiday in Bali is between April and September when the winds blow in a predominantly east to south-east direction.
For couples on a romantic holiday
Bali’s wonderful beaches and tropical climate makes it the perfect location for a romantic getaway. However, if you want to spend some quality time with your partner, seek out quiet beaches that are suitable for relaxation, as opposed to ones that are popular with adrenalin junkies.
One great beach to enjoy a holiday with your loved one is Jimbaran. Situated close to a rustic fishing village, this beach is an ideal location to go for a romantic stroll and enjoy stunning views of the Indian Ocean before stopping off at a street vendor stall to enjoy delicious freshly caught seafood dishes barbecued right in front of you. Another popular activity on this beach is to watch the glittering lights of planes taking off and landing from the island’s Ngurah Rai airport in the distance.
This beach is also close to a number of the island’s top hotels, including the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, so you needn’t have to travel far to return to your accommodation and relax in the evening.
Bali is teeming with amazing beaches but – with a little careful planning – you can be confident of coming across coastal stretches that are simply perfect for you.