Bali Beach Bliss – The island’s coolest coastlines

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From sparkling white sand beaches to dramatic rocky cliffs, Bali has a spectacular and varied coastline that travellers could spend months exploring. We’ve honed in on a few of our favourite Bali beaches, all of which are within easy reach of some of Bali’s most exceptional private luxury villas.


Seminyak is the chic and trendy place to see and be seen, as Bali’s home to all things fashionable from cutting-edge dining spots to chic boutique shops. The nightlife scene here is both stylish and playful, with popular beach clubs attracting party-lovers from around the world. However, don’t be fooled by the upscale vibe – Seminyak still offers stunning sunsets and a relaxed atmosphere, ideal for those seeking a touch of luxury alongside their beach bliss.

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Found at Bali’s southern end, Jimbaran has a lovely white sand beach and calmer waters, making it an ideal family getaway spot. Sunsets are legendary here, painting the sky with vibrant colors. The real star of the show, though, is the seafood. Rows of beachfront restaurants serve up the freshest catches, making Jimbaran a haven for delicious dinners with a breathtaking backdrop.

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Uluwatu isn’t just one beach, but a collection of stunning coves tucked into the cliffs of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula. While the waves there draw surfers worldwide, there’s something for everyone. Imagine soft sand, clear blue water, and dramatic scenery. Whether you’re looking to relax on Dreamland Beach, watch pros tackle Uluwatu’s breaks, or discover hidden gems like Suluban Beach, Uluwatu’s beaches offer an unforgettable experience.

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The Bukit

The Bukit Peninsula, jutting out from Bali’s southern tip, offers a dramatic contrast to the island’s lush interior. Imagine rugged limestone cliffs plunging towards turquoise waters, creating a scene both beautiful and wild.  While The Bukit is famous for its world-class surf breaks like Uluwatu, it also boasts hidden coves and secluded beaches with soft sand. This region caters to a variety of travelers, from thrill-seeking surfers to those seeking luxurious clifftop villas with breathtaking ocean views.

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There actually isn’t one single Canggu Beach, but rather a collection of beaches along Canggu’s beautiful coastline. These beaches are known for their volcanic black sand, ideal for surfing with breaks catering to both beginners and experienced riders. Canggu’s beaches draw a trendy, bohemian crowd, with a focus on wellness and a vibrant restaurant scene. So whether you’re chasing waves, soaking up the sun, or enjoying a delicious meal with a sunset view, Canggu’s beaches offer something for everyone.

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Seseh – Tanah Lot

Seseh Beach, nestled near the iconic Tanah Lot temple in Bali, offers a tranquil escape. Unlike the lively beaches of Canggu or Seminyak, Seseh boasts a peaceful atmosphere with black volcanic sand. While swimming might be limited due to currents, the beach is perfect for relaxation and enjoying the scenic beauty.  You can rent loungers and umbrellas for a comfortable sunbathing session, or catch the famed Seseh sunsets that paint the sky with vibrant colors.  This beach is a hidden gem for those seeking a serene escape near a cultural landmark.

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Tabanan offers a glimpse into Bali’s hidden beach gems. This region, known as the “rice bowl of Bali” for its lush rice paddies, boasts a beautiful coastline with a more off-the-beaten-path feel.  Imagine long stretches of black volcanic sand beaches backed by dramatic cliffs or swaying palm trees. The strong waves here make Tabanan a haven for experienced surfers, while some beaches offer calmer areas for swimming or sunbathing. Tabanan is ideal for those seeking an authentic Balinese experience, with fewer crowds and a chance to discover hidden coves or witness traditional ceremonies by the sea.

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Candidasa, on Bali’s east coast, trades the usual beach crowds for a more relaxed charm. Imagine a charming seaside village nestled beside the calming Candidasa Lagoon. The beach itself has black volcanic sand, ideal for strolling or sunbathing. While the waves might not be for surfing, the crystal-clear water offers excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities.  Candidasa’s true beauty lies in its laid-back atmosphere and proximity to cultural treasures. It’s a perfect spot for those seeking a tranquil beach experience with a touch of Balinese tradition.

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Sanur – Ketewel

Sanur and Ketewel, nestled along Bali’s southeast coast, offer a taste of two distinct beach experiences. Sanur Beach, with its long stretch of golden sand, is a haven for families and relaxation. Here, you’ll find calm waters perfect for swimming, a paved beach path ideal for strolling or cycling, and a variety of restaurants and shops. Venture north to Ketewel, and the vibe changes. Black volcanic sand beaches like Pantai Ketewel stretch along the coast, offering a more secluded and natural atmosphere.  Surfers flock here for the consistent breaks, while those seeking tranquility can enjoy the lack of crowds and the charm of small, local cafes serving fresh treats.  Sanur and Ketewel combined provide a perfect mix of relaxation, exploration, and something for everyone.

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Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua in Bali is a haven for luxury villa lovers. Unlike the bohemian vibes of Canggu or the traditional feel of Candidasa, Nusa Dua boasts pristine white sand beaches backed by high-end resorts and manicured gardens. The calm, clear waters are ideal for swimming, snorkeling, or simply relaxing on a sun lounger.

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