The island of Bali is blessed with the line of beaches
On the southeastern side of Bali, Sanur beach is easily
reachable from Denpasar, about a 5 to 10 minute drive.
Sanur is an excellent site to watch the sun rises, as
you jog along the white sandy beach. Being one of the
first resort developed in Bali, Sanur maintains its traditions.
Only a stone thrown away from the beach, ancient temples
stand as solemn as they have been in centuries past.
Practically on the opposite side of Sanur, the beaches
of Kuta and Legian stretch on the southwestern side of
Bali, again only about 5 to 10 minute drive from Denpasar
or the airport. Surfing
is a major activity in these beaches. Shops,
Kecak dance performances, pubs, and other facilities
make Kuta a tourist mecca.
Jimbaran is directly south of the airport, on the way
from Denpasar towards Nusa Dua. The village of Jimbaran
is the narrow neck of the island of Bali, and thus it
has two remarkably different beaches. On the west, Jimbaran
Beach faces the Jimbaran Bay, recently lined by new luxurious
resorts. On the east, the beach faces the body of water
sheltered by Benoa Harbor.
Nusa Dua is a new luxurious resort area where the world's
most sumptuous hotels gracefully integrate into the beautiful
white beaches. Crystal clear water provides excellent
snorkeling and diving
site, and the waves on the northern and the southern part
of Nusa Dua allow for great surfing
Further northwest from Denpasar, on the way to Gilimanuk,
the ferry port town that connects Bali and Java, there
is a small quiet beach called Soka Beach.
Continuing along the path towards Gilimanuk, near the
village of Pulukan, the beach of Medewi is another beautiful
Near the northern tip of the island of Bali lies a stretch
of villages by the Bali Sea. Lovina Beach is the name.
It is well known as an excellent site for sunset watching,
snorkeling, and diving. Night life activities are also
abound, as well as chartered boats to go out into the
sea. If you like what Kuta offers but do not like the
crowd, Lovina Beach is for you.