Melasti Beach is located in the south of Bali and is home to some of the clearest blue water around. Melasti Beach is also known for its incredible towering limestone cliffs which look amazing in photographs. This beach is a must if you’re looking to get away from the busy beaches and spend a day relaxing in the perfect water.
How to get to Melasti Beach Bali
Melasti Beach is located in Uluwatu in the very south of Bali and is over an hour drive from Canggu. The easiest way to get to Melasti Beach would be to drive yourself on a moped. You can rent a moped for around 50K IDR ($5AUD) per day. The drive is along many busy roads so if you’re not a confident driver, the next best option would be to hire a driver. Prices usually start from around 500K IDR ($50 AUD) per day and you’ll be able to see as many stops as you like.
Where to stay in Bali
There are plenty of popular areas to stay in Bali. For people looking for a base or villa to rent for a while, Canggu is the perfect spot with cafes and restaurants right near the beach. If you’re on holiday for a short amount of time and looking for a hotel, then Kuta or Seminyak is great for clubs, bars and cheap shopping. While in Bali we stayed at Riyuri Guesthouse in Canggu. They have beautiful rooms in a great location so we definitely recommend checking them out!
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Melasti Beach Entrance Fee / Costs
Entrance to Melasti Beach costs 5K IDR ($0.50c AUD) per person and 2K IDR for parking. You’ll be charged for both parking and entrance on arrival. You can also use the bathrooms and change rooms on the beach for 5K IDR. The bathrooms have showers and squatter toilets. Additionally, there are chairs and umbrellas you can rent and relax on which cost roughly 100K IDR ($10 AUD).
What to expect
Melasti Beach is a gem which is still very quiet in comparison to the other beaches in Bali. The insane blue water and towering limestone cliffs make Melasti Beach an incredible place to spend a sunny day in Bali. As you arrive, you’ll pass through giant winding cliffs which give you the perfect view overlooking the beach. Many people pull over to take photos or to just admire the view.
Melasti Beach is without a doubt our favourite beach in the whole of Bali. It’s crazy clear blue water and perfect white sand make the long drive worth it. When you see it for yourself, It’s sure to leave you speechless. If you visit after lunch time once the tide has gone out, you’ll be able to relax in the still water all afternoon. Nothing is more refreshing than jumping into calm crystal clear water. The locals who own the beach take very good care of it by always making sure there is no rubbish along the sand.
If you want to grab some lunch at the beach, there are also a variety of local restaurants lined up all along the carpark. The majority of the restaurants sell everything from traditional Indonesian noodles to beer and smoothies.
One thing that is incredibly popular at this beach is wedding photoshoots. You’ll notice dozens of brides and grooms posing with fancy cars all along the cliff tops.
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