Balian Beach takes you off the beaten track and is a refreshingly wonderful way to experience the many hidden gems on the island.
The name, which sounds to many visitors like a derivative of the island’s name Bali, is in fact drawn from a local word that translates to ‘holy’. It is easy to see the connection between the two, bearing in mind that Bali is home to thousands of temples, and is fondly referred to as the ‘Island of the gods’.
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Getting to Balian Beach isn’t always easy given the rough roads, but you can take a taxi to get there. There are many metered taxis in Bali, particularly in the tourist areas of Denpasar, Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur, Ubud and Nusa Dua. Finding a taxi is extremely easy as taxis usually crawl along the main road beeping at tourists. Make sure to get a taxi with a meter, look for the Bluebird Group taxis, otherwise ensure you negotiate a price before getting in. As a guide, a 5km trip will cost around 40,000-50,000 IDR ($4-$5 AUD or $3-$4 USD).
On arrival, the jaw-dropping beauty of the white sandy beach welcomes you to enjoy what is easily one of Bali’s most stunning beaches. A trip to Balian would be incomplete without a surfing adventure.
Head to Pondok Pitaya to rest after your surfing adventure, and order for a refreshing traditional drink to cool you down. The hotel is an excellent place to watch the sunset.