Another tip when you have time to spare in Bali: take the roads out of Kuta, and drive up to Pecatu (southern coast of Bali Island) for a leisurely day of sun, sea and sand in Padang-Padang Beach.
To reach the beach, first you have to pass through cave-alike. The cave is kind of narrow and slippery so you have to be careful with your steps as you hike down the stairs. Gotta be more careful when you come afternoon since in the cave is dark.
Once you arrive, white sandy beach with turquoise water are waiting for you. :)
White sand, a clear turquoise ocean with waves for all levels of surf and monkeys playing high up in the trees—don’t worry they’re not aggresive. :) Padang-Padang Beach is also known as “one of the best surf spots in Bali”, you can just grab your surfboard and jump into the blue water to the waves of the day!
You don’t need to be a surfer though to hang out at Padang Padang, it’s very pleasant and peaceful. The ocean is mostly calm and perfect for a pleasant swim and/or snorkeling.
This beach is just perfect whether you want to play in the water, relax in the sun, read good books, do some water sports or just to stroll along the beach.
Been here hundred times, but this neat little beach never ceases to amaze me with its charm. :)