Regions Bali for beach holidays and surfing
An expert, together with Vito Russia, I washed the whole island, met with different images of Bali, was the top locations for you, and also prepared useful tips. In this article – About beaches and surfing.
Bali locals consider «Island of the Gods». According to legend, the highest strengths were so worked out by local beauties, which decided to rule the world from Bali.
Looking at the fact that Bali – This is part of Indonesia, it is a very special island, anclax «Indochuddism» In the country, with his own way of life, with his philosophy and rules. You feel from the first minutes of the ride on the island – What are at least tens of thousands of crowds everywhere.
«Paradise beaches» in style «Bounty» Rather, search on Gili Islands, in Sanur and Padangabay
Contrary to popular belief, Bali – This is a classic beach place. Once on this island, you will quickly understand how much the difference between the real Bali and Instagram. The heroes of the latter love to exhibit gorgeous pictures of the beaches under the obligatory hashtheg # story bals.
But in reality, «Kupabelny» the beaches here are not so and a lot. Yes, we do not detract from the beach advantages of Bali, just we just advise not to feed the illusions relative to the huge number of beaches in format «Paradise». Everywhere there are nuances: somewhere big waves, in places where there is no waves – Often the beach itself «average», Ideal and beach and sea – it means may be crowded and t.D.
And yet, the absolute majority of Russians go to Bali behind the beaches. Let’s look at the beach areas of Bali more closely and objectively.
For convenience, consider popular areas in the south and south-west of the island – Kuta, Seminyak, Changu, Nusa-Dua, Jimbaran, Book Peninsula.
The area is closest to Bali Ngurah-Paradise International Airport Kuta, It is counted for Bali budget resorts. Kuta looks like a patchwork blanket: Temples with deities dressed in yellow, red, white and black clothes, a variety of bright audience, a lot of bars and shops, eternal traffic jams on the roads.
If you want to enjoy the beach holiday, then Kuta you most likely do not suit. Beach here are dirty, and not say that picturesque. Private beaches, of course, cleaner, but still far from ideal.
If you rent a room in a guest house and want to get to a private beach, remember that they are paid. However, if you do not come to the beach through the lobby of the hotel, and just come to it from the side of the coastline (there are no fences), then you will not have to pay, the only thing you can relax without sun bed.
But still Kuta – This is a very beach story. Basically, novice surfers stop here. Surf schools in this area are a lot (there is a surf camps with Russian-speaking guides), so you can safely hire an instructor and study this type of sport, and in the evenings to visit bars. But snorcling or diving is best practicing on the eastern shores of the island, in the Amid area, there are main diving centers of Bali.
Among other things, Kuta – This is also a lot of excellent massage salons. In fact, the SPA industry on the island is well developed. Massage salons here more than snack bars. Naturally, the level is different – from 200 rubles per session of massage up to 3-5 thousand rubles. At the same time the price does not depend on the quality of the service, but from comfort.
Minimum prices offer street salons, if you want to get a massage in a relaxing setting with soft background music, special aromaslas, tea drinking at the end of the session, then you have to pay about 2 thousand rubles.
Why, speaking about SPA, we focus on Kuta? Because after a long flight from Russia Massage – This is the first thing I want to get from Bali.
Before moving to other regions, let you advice. Upon arrival at Bali immediately buy a local SIM card, you can at the airport. You will be very convenient for it, for example, call a bike taxi through the Gojek app. In addition to the budget movement on the island, you can order food through the application and even a governess.
For those who want to rent a bike (public transport on Bali no). Remember that for driving a bike need rights – either international rights category A, or asian (obtained on Bali or, for example, in Thailand).
It is possible without rights, their presence is checked, mainly between Kuhut and Changu – But it is risky. In case you are stopped without right, you will have to pay a fine of more than 200 thousand rupees (about 1 thousand rubles).
Beaches Cute are weak to carry out there a serene rest, especially with children. Those beaches that closer to the airport – not very well-groomed, in the central part of the resort the picture is better, but here there are its cons in the form of big waves.
At the resort Nusa Dua The coast is protected by a wave of coral reef. The beaches themselves are clean and beautiful, the level of beach infrastructure is higher than on Kuta – But prices too.
Near Changu, Which is located about 10 kilometers north of the cute, the beaches are better than in Kuta, and there is much calmer: there is no noise and traffic jams, you can really relax. As for the waves, they are, and sometimes large: after lunch, like on many other beaches of Bali, the tide begins.
Not far from Changu is the area Seminyak with wide sandy beaches. Seminyak Beaches Like the beaches of Cute (it is also better to use them for running, games than for lying), but at times cleaner. On the shore there is always hire chairs with umbrellas.
As for privacy, she is not here, because Seminyak is very loved by party members and shopping lovers from all over the world. Of course, the leaders in the number of bars, clubs, good restaurants on Bali Kuta, but Seminyak, every year gaining popularity, already «comes to his heels».
Picturesque sandy beach Jimbaran Also very not bad. You can rent sun beds, umbrellas and sunbathe, or stroll along a two-kilometer coastline. Of minuses – When the tide begins, a narrow strip remains from the beach.
And a small beach Suluban in Uluwatu (on the Bucit Peninsula) During the tide and completely floats with water. But to go there it is necessary to enjoy stunning landscapes – Interestingly, the fact that the entrance to the beach runs through the cave.
Suluban because of the huge waves have long chosen surfers. For them there is a corresponding infrastructure: many shops where you can buy or rent everything you need for surfing.
Anticipating question of readers, immediately answer that «Paradise beaches» still there are on bali. Rather, not on Bali itself, but not far from him. Just 1.5 -2 hours on a boat from Bali ports in Sanure and Padangbai, and you on Gili Islands. If you are traveling for species «Bounty style» – then you are here.
Surfing can be engaged on any beach Bali both beginners and experienced surfingists
We decided to talk about surfing separately, because the best place to occupy this sport than Bali, where warm water and waves «world level», come up with difficult.
The island will be the same comfortable both beginners and professionals. For them, there are waves of different strength, heights, lengths, sandy and reef spots (the place where the waves rise), excellent schools for surficists. Yes, and in general, the corresponding atmosphere: bars, where reggae music is constantly playing, merry people driving down the streets in an embrace with beards.
What area to choose for surfing? Beginner athletes will suit Kuta, more experienced Changu, for the sake of surfing it is also worth going to the popular beaches of the resorts Legian and Seminyak in the south-west of the island.
Ideal for surfing Beach Jimbaran, which is located in the southern part of the island, on the height connecting the Bucit Peninsula with the main territory of Bali. There is a real paradise for surfers, because all year round high waves.
Russian-speaking and English-speaking surf camp school on Bali are calculated for 1-2 weeks
All resorts work, teachers (all have international certificates) of which are carried out both private and group lessons. There are Camp schools, programs in which are calculated for 1-2 weeks.
Russian-speaking surf cell on Bali is located in the Changu area and is called Wave House. There are English-speaking camps, but in order to do there, of course, need English. Great place in Changu only for surfing and for recreation, lunch – THE LAWN Beach Club. Here at reasonable prices (about 1 thousand rubles) you can afford a full lunch and drinks.
As for surfing prices: Group classes are about 1.5-2 thousand rubles for a lesson, classes with an instructor in private, of course, more expensive, but more efficient – from thousands of rubles per lesson.