Kuta beach is located on southwest of Bali Island, Indonesia, and boasts the best sunsets in the world. It's one of the best things to see on the islands and is VERY romantic. There are also many seafood restaurants along the beach only a 15 minute taxi ride from Nusa Dua. We recommend finding out the exact time the sun sets and getting there half an hour early to make sure you get a good seat.
This is a beach paradise with amazing waves and kilometres of white sand. We ate delicious seafood, as the sun began to set creating impressive light, reflections and shadows. I could not resist such charm, so I started taking pictures with my camera and this is the result. It was a wonderful day and the beach was an idyllic place which I will never forget.
Lovina is located in the north of the island of Bali. It's a wonderful place to scuba dive, or see the dolphins. The people are very charming. On the sea shore you can see these little fisherman's houses, where each inhabitant will gladly invite you in for a small fee, where you can see the dolphins very early in the morning before the sun has risen. In the afternoon, the sea water merges with the sky. I sat on the black sand beach, and watched the sunset, it made us dream, and took us into a different world. You can't hear a thing, only the faint noise of geckos and other animals.
The beaches of Nusa Dua, Bali - Indonesia are a paradise that deserves to be put on a postcard. The water is crystal clear, and here you can see local fishermen. Rest in a hammock and enjoy the moment.
Tip: Beware of squirrels ... When you least expect it, they'll be on your table stealing peanuts.
Dreamland Beach isn't a very large surfing beach, but you can still see fishermen and bathers, surfers and a lot of big waves. It's set on a wonderful landscape, there's also a cove that's surrounded by rocky cliffs and the water is crystal clear and there's abundant marine life. For surfers it's a real paradise.
Medana Beach is located on the east coast of Lombok, where the Oberoi Resort is located. The beach itself is not very comfortable because you have a limited space of sand and some sections are rocky, but tranquility is assured. It has both spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The hotel serves both breakfast and dinner on tables almost at the very edge, and it's very entertaining to watch fishermen cast their nets close to the shore.
Parangtritis Beach, located 35 kilometers south of Yogyakarta, is the favorite beach of Indonesians to come to rest over the weekend, away from heat and bustle of the city. If you want the beach all to yourself, you´re guaranteed to have that on a weekday, but even on the weekend you´ll be able to find a quiet corner due to the size of the beach. I climbed up the cliff that overlooks the sea to see the view, which was nice, and I was able to meet local people who had harvested rice in front of their house. They told me the beach was sacred and had special powers. There were also several booths selling food, fried fish and rice dishes as well as drinks and ice cream. When I was there the sea was a bit rough so I did not swim or stay the night. I can´t recommend accommodation, but it will surely be like the rest of Sumatra with very low prices for a pretty good quality (compared to Bali). You can also rent horses for riding or taking a carriage to watch the sunset and admire the scenery.
A few meters away from [poi = 57679] Kuta beach [/ poi], we stumbled upon the magnificent Legian beach. From this beach you can also see some wonderful sunsets of a reddish orange colour that is difficult to describe, because it is not very common to see such intense colors as those reflected in the water and sand. The atmosphere of this beach is much more relaxed than Kuta beach, but you can still find many vendors and food stalls that start to appear after dark and it is quite a sight to see them with their kerosene lanterns lit and their steaming woks. On the other side of the beach, there are lots of bars, filled with backpackers and surfers, mostly from neighboring Australia. Sunbathing, walking, watching a sunset, diving or snorkeling, swimming, windsurfing or kite surfing or just relax with a book, with the wonderful swell of the tide echoing in your ears, will make your stay in Bali feel like you´re spending a few days in paradise.
Indonesia is a really amazing destination. I was fortunate enough to visit two years ago, and the locals were extremely welcoming, helping me to travel to different islands beyond the popular Bali, which is very crowded and, for me, just has too many tourists. I was left open-mouthed by Lombok, almost completely empty when I went (October). For 20 euros you can rent a bike all day, and explore the island discovering beautiful beaches. Then it was on to Nusa Penida, another amazing island ... temples, caves, few tourists, and no English speakers, but we got by with gestures. An incredible experience in an incredible country.
One of the best beaches in Indonesia, away from all of the glamour and the massification of Bali ... yes, you need patience to get to it, but it is definitely worth it. Without the big corporate chains, you can choose small bungalows by the sea and enjoy grilled fish that has been caught by a neighbor, or by yourself!