I found Balangan Beach Uluwatu as a great place for having fun. This is where I first saw a beach with a series of unique and neat coconut trees. It was very rarely, I seen a beach with beautiful coconut tree formation in Bali. Although I don’t know if these coconut trees are growing naturaly or some man-made, which is might be owned by some resort around here. It is clear that composition of white sand beach combined with neat palm trees is somehow make me feels more comfortable and quiet.
Indeed, when discussing and describing beaches in Bali seemed to have no end. Maybe this thousand temples island can also eligible receiving a thousand beach island as its new nickname. Bali surely have many exotic and unique one in each of it’s corner. Balangan Beach Uluwatu also included here, you not only find exotic sand beaches, but also the interesting sights along the way to the beach.
Hidden in the southern part of Bali, Balangan beach which is inside Pecatu region is located between two steep cliff. Maybe once Balangan Beach Uluwatu is formed by the waves that hitting the hill section, and splitting it. Well, almost every beach located in the southern region of Bali have the same type, mostly located between two cliff. But unlike Tegalwangi Beach, this one has some stairs leading to the white sand beach area. So, the access is fairly easy.
Balangan Beach Uluwatu has long coastline, it is about 1 km long, and facing to the north. That’s why I can see the activity of Ngurah Rai International Airport in the distance. The eastern side, bounded by high cliffs with indentations underneath because eroded by waves. Western section of the beaches bounded by high cliffs filled with plants, especially coconut trees. Balangan Beach Uluwatu also have some sort of cottage for traveler who want to enjoy the beach from a height.
I feel that Balangan Beach Uluwatu sand texture is a little bit rough, because it’s not a type of beach which have sand as fine as flour. But you might want to try setting foot on the beach while enjoying the quiet atmosphere. Trust me it is so comfortable and quiet. You can’t found this kind of atmosphere in Kuta Area.
Swimming and surfing is an activity that appears to be the main attraction in Balangan Beach Uluwatu, but because this beach is located in the southern part of Bali the waves are big enough. You should always be careful with your activity, furthermore it is also no lifeguard on duty at Balangan.
Fact about Balangan Beach Uluwatu
- Beautiful beach which have spot to swim, surf, and relax. Especially for those of you who don’t really like crowded beaches.
- There are many accommodations that can be cheaper than in Kuta, Bali. So if you want to stay here, it is not a problem at all.
- Its location close to Dreamland Beach, walking towards the west along the shoreline you will get to Dreamland Beach. But, it can only be done when the sea was receding.
Why You Should Visit Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali?
The beach is one of the best places tourists usually choose to calm the mind. Of course, the beach must have a quiet and comfortable atmosphere. If this holiday destination for Bali is for self-relaxation, Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali is a must-visit destination.
The location is quite far from the center of the crowd, so you will get a quiet atmosphere that is needed to refresh your body and soul. Plus, the beautiful sea view with the background of a row of coconut trees, your body and mind will surely be much more relaxed after returning from Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali. No wonder this beach is included in CNN Go’s “Bali’s Best 5 Hidden Beaches” list in 2012.
1. Why Visiting Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali
The name Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali is still not popular compared to Kuta Beach. But, that does not mean that this beach is not worthy of your visit when on vacation in Bali. Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali has some special features that are interesting for you to explore. The following include:
Rows of coconut trees give a cool impression
Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali has quite unique natural scenery. Once here, you will be greeted with views of white sandy beaches and blue water decorated with rows of coconut trees on the shoreline. When playing water on this beach, you will feel like swimming in the sky because of the sea water that highlights the bright blue color.
Not only that, the beach in the southern part of Bali Island, precisely in the Pecatu region, is also flanked by two steep cliffs that make the view of Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali increasingly exotic. Not to forget, the limestone cliffs around the beach seemed to keep this hidden beach location.
One of the best spots for surfing
Especially for surfers, you must enter Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali on the destination list while on vacation in Bali. A big and challenging wave is worthy of your conquest. With the wave height reaching 4 – 8 feet, Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali is also known as one of the beaches with the highest waves in Bali. You can also test the ability to surf here.
Nice view of the airport from a distance
From Ngurah Rai International Airport, you can reach Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali in just 40 minutes drive. Close enough, right? In fact, even from this beach you can still see the view of the airport with its beautiful lights at night. This is one of the attractions of Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali. No wonder this beautiful scene is often used as a backdrop for many people’s pre-wedding photos.
2. The best time to visit Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali
The morning before noon is the best time to relax under a coconut tree or in the gazebo available at Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali. Meanwhile, those of you who want to surf are advised to come to this beach from day to evening because the waves on Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali are high.
Don’t forget to use footwear because Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali has a fairly sharp coral base. Especially for those who want to feel the sensation of swimming in Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali, you should come at low tide or during the afternoon.
3. Exciting activities at Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali
Entering the CNN Go version of “Bali’s Best 5 Hidden Beaches” in 2012, certainly the beauty of Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali cannot be underestimated. Therefore, you must take the time to visit this beach if you are on vacation in Bali. To make the holiday at Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali more exciting, here are some things you can do on this beach:
Learn to surf at Balangan Surf School
Having the perfect waves for surfing, it’s no wonder that Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali was once the host for a world-class water surfing competition. For those of you who are trying out the experience of surfing the water, there are already services to learn surfing at Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali. One of surfing course is called Balangan Wave Surf School. This course is short, so you don’t spend a lot of your vacation time.
Enjoy the sunset panorama
If you want to enjoy the view of the sunset in the sky of the Island of the Gods with an atmosphere that is not so crowded, you can come to Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali. The beach which is more quiet than Sanur Beach and Kuta Beach is located in Ungasan Village, or more precisely between Jimbaran and Dreamland Beaches. Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali is even known as one of the best spots in Bali to enjoy the sunset.
The best way you can do to enjoy the beauty of the sunset on this beach is from the top of the cliff. From here, the sea looks orange because of the reflection of the sun starting to set. Don’t forget to bring a camera so you can capture a special moment at Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali.
Sit back and try a food at the cafe
One of the main attractions of Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali is its location which is hidden and quite far from the crowds. Even so, the facilities on the beach are quite complete. Along the beach, you can find various cafes and inns.
For the most part, cafes on Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali provide lounge chairs for visitors to enjoy food and drink menus. It is this line of chairs that increasingly makes the view of Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali more exotic and can be an interesting photo object.
4. Facilities and accommodation at Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali
No need to worry about the comfort during your vacation and activities in Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali because the facilities and accommodations on this beach are sufficient. Here are the facilities and accommodations that you can find on Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali:
Lodging at Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali
In the vicinity of the beach, you no longer need to bother to find a place to stay. You can choose lodging in the form of star hotels, villas and guest houses. The price of lodging around Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali is quite affordable, which is around Rp.450,000 with complete facilities such as an in-room bathroom and free breakfast.
Some of the accommodations that you can choose are Brothers Bungalow, The Rich Prada Bali, Lorin New Kuta, and Merta Sari Balangan Bungalow. If you want to spend the night in an accommodation that is reasonably priced, you can choose Balangan Cottages, Balangan Garden Bungalow, and Balangan Inn with rental costs ranging from Rp169,000 to Rp296,000 per night.
Because it is located in a place far from the tourist center, it is not surprising that accommodation costs at Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali are much cheaper than accommodation in the Kuta or Ubud area. Therefore, this beach is suitable as a tourist destination for backpackers.
Places to eat at Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali
After being satisfied taking photos and exploring Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali, you certainly feel tired and hungry. Take it easy, you can stop at the cafes around the beach. Here, you can relax while enjoying dishes sold by local residents. You can choose a menu of Balinese specialties and fresh young coconut ice as your friend rests. Moreover, when the sun is very hot, resting here will definitely feel more delicious.
5. Entrance ticket prices and operating hours
Every visitor who wants to come to Balangan Bali Beach will not be charged an entrance fee. But, for those who bring personal vehicles, you still have to prepare special fees. Parking fees for two-wheeled vehicles are IDR 2,000, while four-wheeled vehicles will cost IDR 5,000.
By parking the vehicles at Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali, you can also explore Dreamland Beach by going along the coast as far as 1.2 km to the west. In addition to Dreamland Beach, Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali is also quite close to several other Bali tours, ranging from Taman New Kuta which is only 0.9 km away, Bingin Beach and Tegal Wangi Beach which is about 2.1 km away, and Suluban Beach and Jimbaran Beach which are within walking distance about 4 km.
6. Access the road, How To get to Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali
Access to Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali is quite adequate because all the roads are covered with asphalt. To get to Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali quickly and easily, the best way is to drive a motorbike from Kuta towards Nusa Dua. Then, pass Jalan I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Jalan Raya Uluwatu, to Jalan Pantai Balangan.
The time of the trip you will take is only about 45 minutes. If you depart from Ngurah Rai Airport, you can take Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali with a distance of about 23 km with a journey time of around 60 minutes driving.
For a more comfortable trip, you should rent a private vehicle or take a taxi. If you choose to take a taxi from the airport, you must provide a fee of around Rp. 250,000 one way. If you are saving your budget, you can rent a motorcycle that can cost up to half the cost.
If you want to buy Balinese souvenirs for home people, you can also come to L’Atelier Perfumes et Creations, which is only 1.8 km from Balangan Beach Uluwatu Bali. This perfume making place is well known and many receive positive ratings from visitors.