Written by Alya Maisarah
Co-written and edited by Candice Neo

Calling all beach lovers who love (and breathe) the sun, sand and sea – how can you not spend all your time on Bali’s best beaches where you can bask in the island’s most iconic sunsets?

The best thing about Bali is, you don’t need to stay far from the beach and you also get to be near all the trendy cafes, restaurants, beach clubs and bars. Imagine walking out of your villa or hotel and there you are – steps away from food, fun, shopping, spa and the sea!

Here’s our specially curated list of luxury beachfront resorts, mid-range private pool villas and budget hotels that give you the best of both worlds – centrally located yet not too far from the best beaches in South BaliSeminyak, Canggu, Legian, Jimbaran, Uluwatu, Sanur, Kuta and more!

P.S. And if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, why not check out some of Bali’s secret beaches too?

Read more:

21 Luxury Bali beach resorts in Seminyak, Canggu, Jimbaran, Legian, Sanur and more!

17 Beachfront restaurants in Bali where you can dine with stunning ocean views

21 Bali beach clubs with free entry and pool in Seminyak, Canggu, Uluwatu and more!

Where to Stay Near Best Beaches in Seminyak / Legian

1. Bali’s Iconic and Trendiest Sunset Hotspot: Seminyak Beach

Seminyak Beach is the place for the trendiest and most popular Beach Clubs in Bali such as Potato Head, Ku De Ta, and many more. It is also a stunning sunset spot because you will get unobstructed views of the horizon!

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a.The Seminyak Beach Resort and Spa: Convenient and comfortable stay for families!
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b. Anantara Seminyak Bali: 5-star hotel with a 5-star sunset view!
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c. Annora Villas Seminyak: A modern-Balinese villa with private pools – perfect for couples
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d. Grandmas Plus Hotel Seminyak: 5 minutes from the beach and easy on your wallet too!
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2. International Surfers Seek the Waves here: Double Six Beach

Double Six is where surfers from all around the world love to hang out for its awesome surf breaks! You can also play beach volleyball, parasail, jet skiing, and many more water activities at Double Six Beach. It is a popular spot for both locals and tourists alike.

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Romantic cafes and restaurants are also located near the Double Six stretch, showcasing amazing sea views. It is truly the perfect place to unwind while enjoying the colourful sunset..

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a. Double-Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak: Beachfront luxury in the heart of Seminyak!
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b. FuramaXclusive Ocean Beach Seminyak Bali: 4-star hotel by the beach with a massive waterpark for kids!
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c. Villa Seminyak Estate & Spa Hotel – By Astadala: Sleep by a calm water lagoon in these quaint villas.
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d. Lloyd’s Inn Bali: A minimalistic inn with private pool options
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3. Family Friendly Beach in Seminyak: Legian Beach

Here is the beach for sun loungers and families. It is a more laid-back environment compared to other beaches near Seminyak and offers more budget-friendly accommodation options.

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The beach is long with soft sand and clear waters. In the vicinity, there are also many family-friendly resorts with kids’ clubs and kid-friendly restaurants.

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a. Padma Resort Legian: Beachfront family stay with awesome kids activities
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b. Villa Aniela Legian: A private villa for a party of 6 near the beach!
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c. Away Bali Legian Camakila Resort: Here you can swim in a lagoon pool or a beachfront infinity pool or both!
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d. Ossotel Legian: Budget-friendly, modern stay with a strategic location.
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4. Quiet Surfing Beach with Breathtaking Sunset Spot: Petitenget Beach

At Petitenget Beach, you can find many restaurants and cafes where you can dine with amazing oceanfront sunset views.

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Here’s also one of Bali’s most stunning sunset spots, so grab a towel, your favourite sunnies, and a good book. You’re set for a relaxing time here.

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a. Alila Seminyak: Oceanfront rooms with oceanfront restaurants – perfect!
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b. Montigo Resorts Seminyak: Family fun starts here!
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c. Petitenget 501: Chic loft living at affordable prices.
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d. Bale Seminyak: Simple, airy stay and budget-friendly.
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5. Party or Chill, You Get the Best of Both Worlds!: Batu Belig Beach

On the soft black sands of Batu Belig beach, this is where you can sunbathe and relax all day long. (The sands are black because of volcanic minerals and lava fragments in the sands! This phenomenon is especially common to coastlines on volcanic islands – just like Bali!)

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The waves here can be rough so swimming in Batu Belig’s waters is not recommended. And because of this, the waves are more suitable for experienced surfers.

It is the “go-to” beach to just enjoy the sunset and chill with your family, partner, and friends! You can hang out and party at chic beach clubs like Mari Beach Club or 707 Beachberm. But if you are a morning person – take a morning stroll here and enjoy coffee by the beach.

a. The Akasha Luxury Villas: A luxurious escape to your own private villa in Seminyak
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b. Aloft Bali Seminyak: Fabulously chic hotel with a stunning rooftop pool.
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c. NIKONIKO Beach House: Bohemian rooms that are affordable and comfy!
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d. Kashantee Village Seminyak: Modern-Balinese bungalow-style hotel at affordable prices
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Where to Stay Near Best Beaches in Canggu

6. Surf, Party and Chill: Canggu Beach and Batu Bolong Beach

For Canggu Beach and Batu Bolong Beach – the vibe is black sand, surfing, and parties. It might not be the best beach option for families with kids.

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Along the stretch of these two beaches, there are many surf schools if you are considering picking up the sport! These beaches are lined with beach clubs and open casual bars for you to just let loose amidst the sea breeze.

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So as sunset approaches, here’s where the parties begin!

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a. Tugu Bali Hotel: Indulge in traditional Balinese vibes and culture here
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b. Aston Canggu Beach Resort: Beachfront hotel rooms made affordable!
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c. La Sari Village: Choose – A dormitory-style stay or your own king bed?
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d. Canggu Beach Apartments: Spacious apartments with lounge and kitchenette!
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7. For the Hard Core Beach Club Party-Goers: Berawa Beach

Here’s where you can find some of Bali’s largest and most exciting beach clubs such as Finns Beach Club and Atlas Beach Fest, so, the entire stretch of beach can be quite busy and noisy from evening towards night time.

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The waves here are also powerful and challenging compared to other beaches in Bali. So if you are a surfer who loves to go clubbing? You might not leave Berawa Beach for a while!

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a. Swarga Suites Berawa (The HAVEN Suites Bali Berawa): Enjoy the perfect sunset in their ocean-view rooms!
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b. Lalasa Villas Canggu: Private pool resort villa for families and couples alike!
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c. Citadines Berawa Beach Bali: Modern and unique hotel by the beach!
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d. White Goose Hotel: Budget-friendly stay with airy and natural vibes.
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8. Volcanic Sand Beach with Black Stones: Echo Beach

Black sand, and waves crashing on black stones – Echo Beach (also known as Mejan Stone Beach) is another stunning beach in Canggu.

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While the landscape is unique, it is not best for swimming as the waves can be choppy and strong. The stones can also be a hazard for young children. However, this means that it is a great spot for surfers to get their adrenaline pumping!

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a. COMO Uma Canggu: Luxurious private oceanfront infinity pool in Canggu
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b. La Numa Villas Canggu: Get more privacy and more space in these romantic villas.
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c. Surf Motel Canggu: Basic, affordable and by the beach!
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d. Ecosfera Canggu: Yoga and Spa in the heart of Canggu
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9. Walk Past Paddy Fields to this Volcanic Sand Beach: Pererenan Beach

On the way to Pererenan Beach, feast your eyes on the beautiful rice paddy fields! You can see a beautiful change in nature from the greenery to black sand and blue of the ocean when you reach the shore.

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It is not as popular as the other beaches in Canggu but it is the perfect beach for surfers who appreciate peace and tranquillity. You can also dine at these romantic restaurants and cafes here while watching the sunset by the sea!

a. Shore Amora Canggu: Stylish and luxurious Bohemian Villas with private pools
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b. Masmara Resort Canggu: Great for group travel!
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c. EUFORIA Guest House: An affordable, charming guest house that is close to the beach!
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d. Ohana Retreat Bali: Unique stay on a budget!
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Where to Stay Near Best Beaches in Nusa Dua

10. Find the Best Luxury Beachfront Resorts here: Nusa Dua Beach

White, dreamy sands under the sun. Nusa Dua Beach is the definition of a luxury beach, where you can find some of Bali’s most iconic luxury beachfront resorts.

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The waters are good for swimming as they are typically calm and peaceful. Because of the calm sea, it is also a great spot for water activities, like jet skiing, parasailing, or going on a banana boat ride. You can even go diving or snorkelling!

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a. Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua: Private access to a secluded beach area
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b. Melia Bali: Direct access to the beach for family fun!
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c. Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa: Beachfront access to the white sand of Nusa Dua.
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d. Grand Hyatt Bali: Clean, white sand in your “backyard”!
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11. Quiet Luxury Beachfront Resorts in Nusa Dua: Geger Beach

Geger beach is popular among the locals but remains relatively quiet compared to Nusa Dua Beach. It boasts clear, calm waters, and beautiful rocks and cliffs framing the beach.

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It is the perfect spot to swim, snorkel or just sunbathe! There are also huge rocks and caves for you to find shade in. Here, you can similarly find a few luxury beachfront resorts and private villas.

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a. The St. Regis Bali Resort: Stay in luxury at this spectacular, oceanfront hotel!
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b. Mulia Resort Bali: Wake up to a luxurious spread of sunday brunch overlooking the beach!
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c. Vinila Villas by Nakula: Private, spacious villa 1.5km to the beach!
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d. Vouk Hotel and Suites: Affordable stay 1km to the beach
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12. Befriend a Turtle, Hop on a Banana Boat and Parasail up in the air!: Tanjung Benoa Beach

Located just north of the popular Nusa Dua Beach, Tanjung Benoa Beach is Bali’s Marine Sport Center. This is because it is blessed with a long stretch of coastline with calm seawater.

Picture yourself riding jet skis with the wind in your hair, hearing the laughter of friends as you brave the banana boat ride, or hopping on a 15-minute powerboat ride to the enchanting Turtle Island. Turtle Island is actually a Green Turtle Conservation on the west side of Tanjung Benoa and it’s not technically an island.

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There’s definitely something for everyone seeking marine adventures in Bali. Tanjung Benoa Beach is the perfect spot for those looking for water fun with family and friends!

Here are some stays that are near the beach for you to consider! However, since we only want to recommend value-for-money stays, some of these may require about 20 minutes’ walk to Tanjung Benoa Beach.

a. Novotel Bali Benoa: Beachfront pools where you can soak in the sun all day!
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b. Grand Mirage Resort & Thalasso Bali: Have some SUN time at their mini waterpark with ocean view!
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c. Kaniya Bali: Quiet and quaint stay for those on a budget!
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d. Benoa Sea Suites and Villas: Affordable private pool villa in Tanjung Benoa!
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Where to Stay Near Best Beaches in Jimbaran

13. Bali’s Seafood Haven at Sunset: Jimbaran Bay

If you ask the locals where to find good and fresh seafood in Bali, the first thing they would tell you would be Jimbaran Bay, where you can dine with stunning sunset views.

During the day, the beach is also a great spot to sunbathe, swim, or simply relax on the white sand looking over clear blue waters. Many water activities are available too like snorkeling and parasailing!

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So if you love BOTH seafood and sunset, what can be more indulging than staying right along Jimbaran Bay?

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a. InterContinental Bali Resort: Indulge in 5-star pampering overlooking Jimbaran Bay!
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b. Le Meridien Jimbaran: Swim in saltwater lagoons with a panoramic view of the ocean.
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c. FOX Hotel Jimbaran Beach: Casual and comfortable stay by the beach.
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d. Anja Jimbaran: Quaint little stay near the beach at an affordable price!
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14. Panoramic Views of Natural Cliffs and Dreamy Ocean: Balangan Beach

Balangan Beach is one of Bali’s most scenic spots, with a stretch of golden sand between vegetated limestone cliffs. The views here are truly breathtaking, and it’s no wonder that the Balangan viewpoint is a popular spot for wedding photoshoots and others who are doing it for the ‘gram!

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a. Flower Bud Bungalow: Unique stay built entirely with raw and natural materials.
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b. The Point at Balangan Beach: Affordable and colourful beachfront hotel!
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c. White Palm Hotel: Minimalistic boutique hotel 2 minutes from the beach.
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d. Le Yanandra Resort Bali: Instagrammable wooden bungalows with summer vibes
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Where to Stay Near Best Beaches in Uluwatu / Ungasan

15. Think Magical Caves from Pirates of the Carribean: Blue Point Beach / Suluban Beach

Everyone knows Suluban Beach is a surfers’ paradise, but Suluban Cave might just be the real treasure here.

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Looking almost like a movie set from Pirates of the Caribbean with its otherworldly glamour, Suluban Cave oozes both mystery and mysticism. The cave actually leads up to the beach near Uluwatu Temple, an incredible sea temple you should definitely visit!

a. Uluwatu Cliff Apartments: Enjoy the most magnificent view of the sea from your clifftop balcony!
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b. The Asa Maia: Stylish wellness luxury villas for a refined getaway (Adults Only).
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c. Satria Bungalow: A little Balinese oasis in the middle of Uluwatu.
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16. Boho Beachfront Villas with Cliffside Cafes: Bingin Beach

Bingin Beach is famous for its surfing culture. The waves here are powerful, making it a magnet for advanced professional surfers.

One of the coolest things about Bingin Beach is the cliffside cafes. Unlike other spots where restaurants and bars are perched on the cliffs, Bingin Beach has cafes built right by the cliffside, giving it a unique village-like vibe.

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TripCanvas Tip: Getting to this beach can be a little adventure and it might not suit the elderly so much. This is because there are no roads that lead directly to the beach. You will need to follow the stairways and paved alleyways that take you there.

a. Legends Beachfront Resort: Wake up to the sea at this luxury resort.
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b. Kerang Bingin Beach Villa: Oceanfront boho luxury
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c. Bale Bingin Beachfront: Charming value-for-money beachfront hotel!
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d. Sal Secret Spot: Seaside Boho hotel with exceptional views
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17. Charming Rugged Beach Suitable for All Levels of Surfers: Dreamland Beach

The fine white sand, cliff stones, and deep azure waters keep people in awe of its beauty.

The waves here are fun and suitable for all levels of surfers. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, you’ll find something to enjoy. Just be cautious for young paddlers, as the waves can get a bit challenging at times.

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It’s also a great spot for families!

a. Jumeirah Bali: Upscale private pool villas with ocean views.
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b. Wyndham Dreamland Resort: Oceanfront paradise for families even on a budget!
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c.The Bingin Green View: Wallet-friendly basic stay in the Bingin area!
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18. Gorgeous White Sand Beach with… Monkeys!: Padang Padang Beach

The beach has soft, powdery white sand that’s perfect for sunbathing or simply lounging under the shade of palm trees. It is also well-known for its surf break. During low tide, the beach reveals a hidden pathway that leads to another secluded beach area. So it’s like embarking on a mini-adventure!

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TripCanvas Tip: Be prepared to encounter some of the local residents of Padang Padang Beach – monkeys! They might try to snatch your things, so keep an eye on your belongings and generally be careful around them.

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a. The Room Padang-Padang: Simple but refreshing hotel with a sunny poolside area!
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b. Pinkcoco Uluwatu: Pink, fun, and flirty-themed stay with your girlfriends! (Adults Only).
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c. Padang-Padang Inn: Cozy and budget-friendly stay with a big pool!
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d. Dreamsea Bali: Stunning cliffside sea view suites for a perfect getaway.
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19. Kayak on Calm, Blue Pristine Waters: Pandawa Beach

Pandawa Beach was once known as a secret beach, hidden within a deep valley and surrounded by limestone cliffs. However, thanks to improved accessibility, this pristine beach is now open for everyone to enjoy!

One of the things that sets Pandawa Beach apart is its calm waters. Don’t miss some of the cute villas and resorts here too!

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a. Pandawa Cliff Estate: Luxurious Clifftop Villa overlooking the ocean for large groups!
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b. Nunamkhalu Private Villa and Spa: A beautiful villa with its own pool and patio!
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c. Puri Pandawa Resort: Experience a charming, Balinese-themed resort with your love!
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d. Pandawa Hill Resort: Best value for money modern stay near the beach!
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20. Couples Love this Beach for Pre-wedding Photoshoots: Melasti Beach

One of the things that sets Melasti Beach apart is its towering cliffs that surround the beach, creating a sense of seclusion, however don’t be deceived by it as this is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike!

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It is a sacred site for local Balinese, and if you’re lucky, you might chance upon traditional ceremonies taking place!

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Melasti beach is also popular for wedding photoshoots in Bali due to its cliffs, caves, turquoise waters, and golden sands.

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a. Umana Bali, LXR Hotels & Resorts: Treat yourself at a high-end resort villa with private infinity pools.
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b. Villa Alea: Travelling with 10 pax? Stay in this a Roman-inspired villa!
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c. Villa Lidwina: Family villa with private pool and outdoor tub!
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Where to Stay Near Best Beaches in Sanur

21. Family-friendly Beach for Young Kids: Sanur Beach

Get ready to experience Bali’s most serene and family-friendly beach in the oldest upscale resort area of Sanur! The resorts create a welcoming atmosphere, while the calm waters and gentle waves provide a safe and enjoyable experience for kids and adults alike.

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And don’t forget to catch the magical sunrise from Sanur Beach! It is known as one of the best spots in Bali to witness the day’s first rays.

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a. Prama Sanur Beach Hotel: Family Fun in Sanur Sun!
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b. Puri Santrian: Beachfront 4-star Balinese resorts that offer private pool suites!
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c. Holiday Inn Sanur: Affordable oceanfront resort for families.
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d. ARTOTEL Sanur Bali: A quirky hotel with modern amenities at an affordable rate.
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Where to Stay Near Best Beaches in Kuta

22. Swim All Day and Enjoy Water Sports: Kuta Beach

Before the pandemic hit, Kuta Beach was always packed with tourists, surfers and sun loungers. However, the beach is quieter now than before! So if you’re a water sports enthusiast or just looking for a fun day at the beach, Kuta Beach is an excellent choice away from the crowd!

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There are plenty of surf schools along the beach that offer lessons if you’re looking to catch your first wave and ride it all the way to the shore.

Here’s also where you can stay close to the heart of town and the beach!

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a. Hard Rock Hotel Bali: Keep rocking on at this 5-star family beachfront resort!
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b. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort: Escape to a modern 5-star oceanfront resort.
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c. Mamaka by Ovolo: This seaside modern boutique hotel is for chill travellers!
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d. Tribe Bali Kuta Beach: Affordable beach hotel with fun modern aesthetics
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Still not getting enough of Bali’s best beaches? Why not try out our 4D3N Bali Beach Club Hopping Itinerary which brings you to the island’s trendiest beach clubs, jungle clubs and even secret bars?

PLEASE NOTE: All the above information is correct at the date of publication. If you come across any changes or updates, please let us know and we will update the information accordingly. Thank you!
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