So we hear you’re into sunset cocktails, bean bags, and salty ocean air. You’re in the right place. Bali boasts some spectacular beaches and as such, you’ll have to share a good thing with plenty of other tourists. The exception? Venturing off some difficult paths to Bali’s secret beaches. The most popular area in Bali is none other than Seminyak, the colourful hub known for its amazing beachside hangouts, nightlife, island-inspired wardrobe shopping and Instagram-worthy cafes. And because there’s no checking into Bali without a beach in the agenda (unless you’re just in Ubud), we’ve streamlined the best beaches in Seminyak.
Beach weather: The beaches in Bali are best during the island’s dry season from April to October. The stronger winds during Bali’s wet season means beaches will need garbage cleanups often, and it literally puts a damper on beach parties.
#1 Double Six Beach
This beach is one of the more kid-friendly shores in Seminyak, and being shallow and free from corals, it’s safe for swimming. There is a small surf crowd here for beginners too. Double Six Luxury Hotel Seminyak right by the beach but you won’t have to worry about crowds stealing spots at the beach because the hotel is known for its amazing rooftop bar. All in all, it’s a perfect spot for families with young kids and teens.
Shack up at a villa nearby: Villa Suar
#2 Petitenget Beach
Frequented more by locals, Petitenget Beach is sacred for hosting religious Balinese ceremonies. Sun-seekers should, therefore, be extra mindful about what they wear and their beach etiquette. The entrance here is found at two famous spots; La Lucciola Restaurant (try their stuffed zucchini flowers) and Pura Petitenget. This beach also shares the coastline with Kuta beach, as does Seminyak Beach.
Shack up at a villa nearby: Villa Batavia
#3 Seminyak Beach
Seminyak Beach and Petitenget are right next to each, but if you want to be where the crowds are, set up
camp bean bag here at the famous La Plancha, or everybody’s favourite Potato Head. The first is a great place for day-drinking that carries on till the sun sets, and the latter is ideal for any kind of traveller, especially families.
Shack up nearby: Luna2 Private Hotel
#4 Batu Belig Beach
North of Petitenget Beach lies this gorgeous gem, a beach that’s quieter and more relaxed than its counterparts. Swimming is welcomed here but watch out for rough waters and stay in sight of the safety flags. There are lifeguards here too! This beach sits closer towards Kerobokan which we’ll say again, needs to be on your radar.
Shack up at a villa nearby: Santai Batu Belig