Padang-Padang Beach, Bali

Padang-Padang beach was one of the first beaches I head right to in Bali. I read it somewhere that it is one of the secretive best beaches in Bali[1], though it turns out not that secretive anymore, it is still one of the best.

This beautiful beach is surrounded by big rocks and overgrown plants and monkeys. The beach is covered with huge rocks and small caves for exploration and when the tide is high, it is also good for swimming. Just beware of sharp corals and sea urchins.
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Padang-Padang beach, Bali. Photo by Philip Al[2]

Located close to the Uluwatu temple in the southwest of Bali. If you are heading from Kuta or Ubud, just ride to the west and down the coastal line.
-> See Uluwatu Temple Guide[3]

If the crowd is not a problem, come here for the long sandy bays of golden sand. With all year consistent surf break, it is popular for surfers. Non-surfers come here to soak up the vibe and relax on the beach. Currents may be strong but swimming is possible with some care and sticking to the shallow waters.padang-padang-beach-bali-1 Padang-Padang Beach, Bali

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Surfing at Padang-Padang, Bali. Photo by Sam[4]

All year round is a good time to go to Padang-Padang beach. If the sun is out, the more reason to get there as soon as possible, be it to surf or just to soak it all in.

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Mossy rocks by the Padang-Padang beach. Photo by indrabastari[5]

Suarga Padang-Padang

A luxurious beachfront villa with a grand mix of modern and Balinese interior design. One of the best places for honeymoon and couples due to its privacy. Best of all it is a sustainable resort and supports the local communities.
Check out the latest prices on Booking.com *[6].
Check out the latest prices on Agoda.com *[7].

Pinkcoco Bali

An alternative and more affordable option with prices starting only from 75 USD is this eclectic and modern resort. It is situated a short walk from the beach. Every room is air-conditioned with own private balcony. The service is also well known to be great and friendly!
Check out the latest prices on Booking.com *[8].
Check out the latest prices on Agoda.com *[9].

Dreamsea Bali

Another steal at a good price, this still a secret resort is located on the cliffs. Bright rooms with lots of sunlight and nature-inspired design that overlooks the seas. This place is true to its name. This place access directly to the secluded side of Padang-Padang beach.
Check out the latest prices on Booking.com *[10].
Check out the latest prices on Agoda.com *[11].

You would need to get pass the narrow passage and steep steps to this hidden paradise. If you are coming by car or a bike, there is a parking space available before the steps at the beach entrance.

Bingin Beach – one of the best beaches in Uluwatu[12]. Well known for surfing but also for swimmers.

Uluwatu Temple[13] – one of the best temples in Bali that should be visited to round up your trip in Bali.

Jimbaran beach[14] is also just a stone’s throw away. Why not head there in the evening for a romantic sunset dinner by the beach.

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Author: Rachel

Fascinated by Indonesia, Rachel hopes to bring the best Indonesia Travel Guide to independent travelers so that they can enjoy what Indonesia has best to offer. Being an independent wanderer herself, Rachel knows what it takes to make a good, fun-filled yet responsible independent traveling. So let’s join her to discover wonderful Indonesia together. Google+ [15][16]

References

  1. ^ best beaches in Bali (allindonesiatravel.com)
  2. ^ Philip Al (www.flickr.com)
  3. ^ Uluwatu Temple Guide (allindonesiatravel.com)
  4. ^ Sam (www.flickr.com)
  5. ^ indrabastari (www.flickr.com)
  6. ^ Check out the latest prices on Booking.com * (www.booking.com)
  7. ^ Check out the latest prices on Agoda.com * (www.agoda.com)
  8. ^ Check out the latest prices on Booking.com * (www.booking.com)
  9. ^ Check out the latest prices on Agoda.com * (www.agoda.com)
  10. ^ Check out the latest prices on Booking.com * (www.booking.com)
  11. ^ Check out the latest prices on Agoda.com * (www.agoda.com)
  12. ^ best beaches in Uluwatu (allindonesiatravel.com)
  13. ^ Uluwatu Temple (allindonesiatravel.com)
  14. ^ Jimbaran beach (allindonesiatravel.com)
  15. ^ Google+ (plus.google.com)
  16. ^ (allindonesiatravel.com)

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