White Sand Beach Bali is not as popular as Kuta Beach, Sanur Beach, Nusa Dua Beach and Dreamland beach. This beech seems more like a natural, remote destination and certainly not “touristy” impression like another place in bali. After going to Bali many times, it’s only natural that this time people want something different, not just a “mainstream” beach.
The secret beach status (hidden beach) that White Sand Beach Bali carries is supported by some factors. First, the beach in the village of Perasi is hidden behind two hills, Apen Hills and Penggiang hils. Second, the color of the sand also contains a mystery. The name “White Sand Beach Bali” is actually a term of foreign tourists.
This is nothing but white sand, while all other areas on the eastern bali beach are black sand. Third, access to it is also intentionally not facilitated, as if implying a “ban” to set foot there. How to get to White Sand Beach Bali turns out to be quite difficult, especially if you don’t use a map. And it is your first time visiting this beach.
The location of White Sand Beach Bali is hidden between two high cliffs of Penggiang and Apen. No wonder if tourists who come really enjoy the atmosphere at White Sand Beach Bali because it feels on a private beach. This beach is also not as crowded as Kuta Beach. The silence and comfort created here is very suitable as a stress reliever.
In an effort to get there, again the Internet became a major helper. According to some blogs, there are only bemo who occasionally pass by, and even then only deliver to the front of the small road to the beach. From there, the distance to the beach is still around 1 km and there is no ojek. Therefore, car rental is the main choice. You could rent a motorcycle for Rp. 70,000 for a full day, but that is not an option for those of you who go ther with few friends or family.
The cost of car rental in Bali is relatively cheap, around IDR 350,000 for 10 hours, including driver, gasoline and parking services. From Kuta, just head to White Sand Beach Bali in Karangasem. First of all, the route is folowing the Ngurah Rai Bypass to Sanur, Goa Lawah, past the Padang Bai intersection, until finally you find a large board that reads “Selamat Datang di Karangasem”, or in english “Welcome to Karangasem”.
From there keep going straight and follow the road until you arrive at Candidasa. The terrain is quite easy, it’s just that the directions to the White Sand Beach Bali are full of puzzles. It is perfectly right if White Sand Beach Bali is known as a hidden beach in Bali. Finding this place for the first time does need a little struggle.
From Candidasa, a small road leading to White Sand Beach Bali is still about 7 km from Candidasa towards Amlapura (about 30 minutes drive) . So minimal instructions and sign, that make some people might be able to skip the only signboard that reads “White Sand Beach”. Not surprisingly, this little board turned out to be covered with tree leaves. From the direction of Candidasa, this board is on the right side of the road, right in front of a small road not far from the Puskesmas or health center.
Mystery still continues. After entering the small road, you have to pass through residential areas. After passing through settlements and rice fields, you will pass through steep, unpaved narrow roads. Until you will meet a checkpoint or guard post. The guard post is use to pay for the entrance ticket to White Sand Beach Bali.
Something exclusive doesn’t have to be expensive. The price of admission to White Sand Beach Bali is only IDR 10.000 / person. You also have to pay about IDR 5000 / car and IDR 2000 per motorcycle. The location of White Sand Beach Bali is not far from the guard post. At the end of the road there is a fairly large parking lot, White Sand Beach Bali is within walking range from that parking lot.
Like finding a hidden treasure, all the hard-earned search for the road to White Sand Beach Bali will disappear. The view of White Sand Beach Bali in front of your eyes will make anyone forget. Facilities at White Sand Beach Bali are also quite complete. Clear blue sea water, soft white sand and wave froth create a sensation of extraordinary calm. This 600 m long beach also looks free of garbage, really soothing.
Visitors to the White Sand Beach Bali are more dominated by foreign tourists, and even then are still in the count of fingers. Althoung recently, this beach is getting more popular on local tourist too. After entering the beah, On the right is a row of umbrella rentals, food / beverage stalls and a row of fishermen’s djoekoeng boats. If you want to snorkel, you can rent equipment for Rp. 25,000.
Rent chairs and umbrellas at White Sand Beach Bali are valued at Rp. 15,000 for a day (might be different price for foreigner). This price is still cheap compared to the “hidden beach” which is more popular, such as Balangan Beach (2 seats for Rp 50,000). If you want to relax, you can also enjoy a massage service for IDR 50,000 for 1 hour.
How to get to the location of White Sand Beach Bali And Some Tips For You!
To reach White Sand Beach Bali, it takes at least 2 to 2.5 hours from Kuta. Administratively located in the village of Perasi, Karangasem District, Karangasem Regency, Bali. Because the location is quite far from Kuta, so there are not too many tourists coming. If you are lost while finding this beach, try ask some locals. This beach is also known with other name such as : Pantai Perasi, or Virgin Beach Karangasem.
The best time to come to this beach is in the morning or evening. But if you want to enjoy the breeze while sunbathing on the beach, you can come in the afternoon. Facilities on White Sand Beach Bali are still very limited, however, it does not become an obstacle for tourists to come to visit. These facilities include small cafes, shade umbrellas and toilets. Accommodation facilities such as lodging are not yet available. But if you intend to spend the night in this area, you can stay in the tourist area of Candidasa, just few kilometre from the beach.