Home to the Famous Island of Bali
When we mention Indonesia Beaches our first thought
goes to world renowned Bali Beaches. There have been so many movies and
advertising about Bali that almost everyone has heard about it.
But the country
of Indonesia with its more than 17,500 islands stretching from southeastern
Asia to Australia has some of most beautiful beaches you can imagine. Since
Indonesia crosses the Equator all its beaches are tropical beaches with the
right warm weather and great powdery sands and crystal clear waters.
Some of the most known Indonesia Beaches are
Kuta Beach in southern Bali Indonesia
- Kuta Beach
Kuta is known for its spectacular sunsets. It is also
the shopping Mecca and nightlife of southern Bali. The streets are lined by
restaurants, hotels, boutiques and shops of all kinds.
It is near the airport
and the beach stretches all the way north. This beach has great surf and is
good for wind surfing on windy days.
Sanur Beach in Bali Indonesia
- Sanur Beach
It is a traditional Bali Village and very established
tourist area with nice hotels, restaurants and entertainment including many
village activities. This is the place to experience the beauty of a tropical
beach and at the same time appreciate the Balinese Culture.
- Belitung Island
Belitung, or in English Billiton, is an island on the
east coast of Sumatra on the Java Sea. It is a medium sized island of bordered
by the Gaspar Strait, the South China Sea and the Java Sea. Its waters are shallow and calm making it
ideal for sailing and swimming
- Senggigi Beach
It is located in Nusa Tengara Timor in Lombok. The waters
are clear and invite for snorkeling and swimming. The actual town of Senggigi
is about 10 km long along the coastal road. The scenery of the west coast of
Lombok is spectacular.
Derawan Island in East Borneo Indonesia Beaches
- Derawan Island
It is located in archipelago of Derawan, in east Borneo.
There is a sea park around the coast and it is well known as a place for Scuba
Diving, on waters about five meters deep. The marine life around this island is
- Legian Beach
Legian Beach borders with Kuta to the north and it is
very similar to Kuta when it comes to restaurants and entertainment. Legian is
much quieter than Kuta because there is no direct access from the road. It is a
great beach for walking.
- Lovina Beach
Lovina Beach is located on the northern part of Bali.
The sands are grey and the waters calm and clear. There is a dolphin watching
tour offered here. What makes this beach very attractive are the many places
that can be visited while in Lovina like Hot Water Banjar, Wihara Buddha, Gigit
Waterfall and a few more.
- Tanjung Bira
Located in Bulukumba, south Sulawesi, the beach of
Tanjung Bira is known for its white sands and clear waters. Do not miss the
sunset while staying on this beach.
Tanjun Bira Beach a paradise located in Sulawesi Indonesia
- Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra
Any experienced surfer will tell you that Mentawai
Islands has some of the most consistent surf breaks in the world. It is a great
beach for wind surfers.
- Panaitan Island, West Java
The claim to fame of Panaitan Island is having the
world’s longest surf spot. It is also one of the most dangerous and challenging.
Painatan is part of Ujung Kulon National Park and home to native wildlife.
- Bunaken, North Sulawesi
This island features about 15 diving spots and
visitors flock here for the great scuba diving and snorkeling. The dive spots
have 30 meters drop off housing various species of fish and marine life.
For more information visit Indonesia Tourism Website
Nusa Penida near Bali Indonesia
- Nusa Penida, Bali
It is located just one hour east of Bali, Locals and
visitors love the most beautiful coral reefs on the islands. Sometimes
visibility is up to 30 meters.
- Pulau Derawan, East Kalimantan
Located 20 km off the coast of East Kalimantan,
Derawan is a gateway to the Sangalaki archipelago, a chain of over 30 islands
that are home to some of Indonesia’s most isolated beaches.
- Banda Islands, Maluku
Take a ferry ride from Ambon to this chain of islands
and you’ll find unspoiled beaches that look like they belong in a picture
perfect screensaver. This is for the real adventurer and for persons with a lot
of time, because the ferry may take about 12 hours.
- Mawan Beach, West Nusa Tenggara
Mawan is a horseshoe shaped beach about five km west
of Kuta Beach. The only inhabitants are members of a small fishing community.
That said, the beach is all for yourself.
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