Blue Lagoon Beach Bali is one of the best kept secrets in east Bali. The pristine blue water, clear white sand and abundance of marine life is what makes Blue Lagoon beach so special. It’s a popular spot for snorkelling and diving where you’ll be able to spot some pretty fish and coral.
How to get to Blue Lagoon Beach Bali
Blue Lagoon beach is located on the east side of Bali and is roughly a 1 hour and 50 minute drive from Canggu, Kuta and Seminyak. The cheapest option to reach the beach would be to hire a moped and drive yourself. You can rent a moped for around 50K IDR ($5 AUD) per day. The drive out east can feel quite long, so if you’re after a more comfortable option, you can hire a driver for the day. Prices usually start from around 500K IDR ($50 AUD) per day and you can have them take you to as many stops as you like.
Entrance to the beach is free, however you’ll have to pay for parking. Parking at Blue Lagoon Beach is 2k IDR ($2 AUD) for motorbikes and 5K IDR ($5 AUD) for cars.
What to Expect
Once you’ve parked at the carpark, it’s a fairly easy 5 minute walk down a few steps. From the steps, you can already see the beach below and its clear blue water. The first thing you’ll notice when you reach the beach is the clarity of the water and the white sand. You’ll find plenty of boats just offshore where people are snorkelling and diving.
Snorkelling is also possible right off the beach. You can either bring your own gear or rent it while you’re down at the beach. There is also a local warung on the beach that offers tourists a variety of food and drinks. As you pass the warung, they’ll probably ask if you want to rent a sun-bed which overlooks the beach.
Blue Lagoon Beach Bali is protected between a bay so the conditions are usually calm, making it perfect for divers and people wanting to go snorkelling. The beach is fairly quiet and you won’t find many other people around. It’s a great spot to relax and enjoy the Bali beaches away from the usual crowds.
As we explored along the beach, we spotted some local fisherman out on the jagged black rocks. However, we unfortunately also spotted small amounts of rubbish building up at the ends of the beach. We hope this was just from the recent stormy weather, so don’t let that put you off from visiting this beautiful beach.
If you’re after some other beautiful beaches in Bali, be sure to read our ‘Best Bali Beaches‘ blog!
Where to stay in east Bali
The beach is right beside Padang Bai port which is where you’ll find local boats and ferries taking tourists over to the Gili Islands. There isn’t much at Padang Bai so we wouldn’t recommend staying there unless you plan on heading over to the Gili Islands. The next closest popular town is Ubud which is just an hour away.
Hideout Bali – Luxury: We made the trip out to Blue Lagoon beach from Hideout Bali. It took us around 40 minutes by scooter. Hideout Bali is a luxurious eco bamboo home surrounded by nature. It’s a very well-known and popular place to stay in east Bali so be sure to book well in advance to secure a spot.
The Pari Sudha – Midrange: This hotel in Ubud offers its guests beautiful garden views to connect with nature, as well as a large outdoor pool. They provide free bikes for guests which is perfect to see the Ubud markets that are only 5km away. With breakfast included each morning and beautiful rooms, this is the perfect place to unwind and relax while you explore Bali’s countryside.
Santun Homestay – Budget: Located only 500m away from Ubud market and Ubud Palace, this homestay for $10 a night is perfect for any budget traveller. Breakfast is included and the property also has free WiFi and all basic necessities. If you’re after a cheap option that’s in central Ubud, Santun Homestay is a great choice.
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