Kuta Beach – The most famous Bali beach a few minutes from Denpasar Airport, Kuta is a bustling resort town that was once a quiet fishing village. Now, surfers from all over the world come to ride the long waves and the club scene draws plenty of partiers year-round. Kuta is known for its decadence, wide and sandy beaches, glorious red sunsets, and all-day party atmosphere.
Seminyak Beach – In the heart of Bali’s oceanfront action, Seminyak Beach offers an impressive 3 mile stretch of powdery white sand, beach bars, five-star hotels and restaurants and world-famous beach clubs dotting the sand. Seminyak Beach’s waves are perennially popular among surfers, but potentially dangerous for swimmers, but cafés spread their colorful beanbags across the sand late every afternoon for the magical combination of sunsets and cocktails.
Jimbaran Beach – This long, expansive, soft white sand beach is a favorite of beach romantics, where restaurants serve sunset seafood dinners on the sand. Despite its proximity to the airport and all the hedonism of Kuta, Jimbaran remains comparatively undeveloped, and it’s perfect for walking. It is also a genuine village, home to an ancient temple and sprawling produce and fish markets.
Sanur Beach – Edging its seemingly never-ending stretch of white sand, Sanur has a coastal promenade that extends over 3 miles past resorts, beachfront cafes, wooden fishing boats and elegant old villas. It is best enjoyed early in the morning, as it is in prime position for spectacular sunrises. Sanur is the opposite of the touristy Kuta, and its small fishing village charm is still intact, with laid-back atmosphere, great for kite flying on the beach.
Nusa Dua Beach - A seemingly endless stretch of powder white perfection, Nusa Dua Beach is so flawless, it almost looks manmade. Once a swampy mangrove, it has been transformed into the perfect coastline sheltered by palm trees and fringed by resorts with manicured lawns and tropical gardens. Nusa Dua offers a serenity and tranquility unfound elsewhere on Bali. The waters are crystal clear and perfect for swimming and snorkeling, and during low tide, the coral reef is exposed and ready to be explored.