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Pandawa Beach In Bali – A Complete Guide

Pandawa Beach Bali is a beautiful white sand beach in the south of the island. With cliff top views and aqua blue water, here’s all you need to know.

How To Get To Pandawa Beach

Located at the most southern point of Bali, Pandawa Beach is around 1 hour and 20 minutes from Canggu but relatively easy to get to.

For those staying in Uluwatu, it’s just a short drive from Green Bowl Beach and the Abandoned Plane.

We always choose to rent scooters, which start at around 50,000 IDR per day, and explore ourselves.

However be sure to read up on our renting a scooter in Bali guide beforehand!

If you’re looking for somewhere to rent scooters from you can book a Bali Scooter or Motorbike Rental with Delivery.

Another option is to hire a Bali Private Car or Minibus Charter With Driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours).

For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.

Pandawa Beach Entrance Fee

Adults: 15,000 IDR per person.

You will pay this fee at a toll gate which is a few hundred metres before Pandawa Beach.

They will then give you a ticket that you must show upon on entrance to the beach.

Pandawa Beach Opening Times

Monday – Sunday: 7am to 7pm.

Best Time to Visit Pandawa Beach

The best time to visit anywhere on your Bali itinerary, if possible, is between April and October which is the island’s dry season.

Pandawa Beach is a very popular tourist destination, so get there early to avoid the crowds and get a great spot.

There is not a lot of shade on this beach, so it’s a good idea to hire a beach umbrella if you like to get out of the sun.

Sunsets here are said to be, like most of the beaches in Bali, absolutely beautiful!

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

Quick Dry Towel

GoPro

Lifeproof Phone Case

Dry Bag

What To Expect At Pandawa Beach

Hidden behind huge limestone cliffs, Pandawa Beach Bali was once known as secret beach.

It used to be super difficult to access because it was located within a deep valley and surrounded by all the white stone cliffs.

However, since road access opened for public in 2012, it is no longer Bali’s famous hidden beach. It’s actually a really popular spot for all locals and tourists.

It’s a great addition to all the beautiful white sand Uluwatu beaches in the south.

The water is aqua blue and the sand is soft and powdery. It’s no wonder the word got out about this beach!

There was lots of seaweed washed up on 1km stretch of coastline when we visited. However, we did not spot any trash, which was definitely a bonus.

It’s definitely worthy of a day trip, especially for families. The seawater is calm and completely safe to swim.

On the way in to Pandawa Beach, there are a few small market shops selling touristy merch. Sun loungers are also available along the beach if you plan to spend the afternoon there!

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The cliff top upon entrance at Pandawa Beach Bali
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There’s plenty of beach umbrellas offering shaded spots at Pandawa Beach if you’re not a fan of sunbathing
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White sand and tropical blues at Pandawa Beach Bali
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The bluest water we’ve seen in Bali!

Where To Stay In Uluwatu

Luxury

Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort

Anantara is one of the most popular places to stay in Bali.

The Resort boasts facilities such as an outdoor infinity pool, a fitness centre and also a spa.

Each room comes with a hot tub and free Wi-Fi. The resort is within a 15-minute drive of the Hindu temple, Pura Luhur Uluwatu and Nusa Dua Beach.

Staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with luggage storage, airport transfers and a free shuttle service is available to Padang Beach.

Each room comes with a living area, air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, an audio jack and a personal safe.

Mid-Budget

Le Grande Bali

Situated in Uluwatu, Le Grande Bali offers an outdoor pool, spa and a tennis court.

Spacious rooms at Le Grande Bali each have a flat-screen cable TV, tea/coffee-making facilities and personal safe.

All rooms come with a balcony or terrace. En suite bathrooms have a bathtub and separate shower, and guests can relax with a massage session at D’Spa or make use of the karaoke, sauna and hot tub facilities.

Free high-speed Wi-Fi is also provided in all areas.

Budget

Made Roejas Homestay

Featuring a restaurant, a garden, and a shared lounge, Made Roejas Homestay provides accommodation in Uluwatu for travellers on a budget.

The air-conditioned homestay also offers a seating area, free WiFi and garden views.

Set just 6.8 miles from Uluwatu Temple, both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are also available at Made Roejas Homestay.

For more places to stay in Uluwatu, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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