My velvet escape travel tip: Bali

My velvet escape travel tip“ is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience.

Bali Cliff Beach

Bali Cliff Beach

Passport & airplane tickets: checked. Luggage: well packed, still enough space for buying Bali t-shirts and those souvenirs of the island. Hotel booking & car hire: confirmed and reconfirmed. Money: enough for a 5-night trip to the sand, sea and sun island. Browsing for Bali beaches recommended on some great blogs : Done! Hmm…what else?…

You see, I’m glad I don’t have to do all those check lists when people visit this island of gods, Bali. Yes, I’m thankful I live in Bali. Can you imagine how much I could save from escaping those must do things before arriving at a beautiful, pristine beach with crystal clear water, somewhere in Bali?

Enjoying the Bali Cliff Beach

Enjoying the Bali Cliff Beach

Sometimes it takes hours and sweats to get to a secluded beach area! The Bali Cliff Beach in Ungasan is such a beach. This beautiful secluded beach is located adjacent to the Bali Cliff Resort. To get there, use the same road to go up to the Bukit Peninsula heading to Uluwatu. Once you see the intersection of Nirmala Supermarket and Balangan Beach, you turn to the left following the sign, then just follow the main road. To go to the beach you should take the road on the left as the right road will take you to the resort.

Bali Cliff Beach is a beautiful beach with total privacy where there will be almost no one but you and your partner. The hardest part is actually to climb back those 200+ stairs! But it’s all worth it. When I lie on this white sandy beach, I just feel so peaceful and my every day worries just seem to melt away. The sound of the waves and the blue water in front of me, that’s all that matters, and this is my velvet escape travel tip… at a very minimum cost.

Working and living in Bali for me is a great privilege – I’ve lived here for more than eight years now. If people have to spend lots of money for this island getaway, I feel like I am paid to go on vacation everyday. In Bali, we say: “Everyday is a holiday”. And I still feel this way even to date. How wonderful that is!

About this week’s guest writer
frangipani bee Gaby Suroto is a Javanese living in Bali and enjoying the Balinese lifestyle. Gaby shares with her readers great tips and ideas about Bali and its beautiful beaches on Bee Amazing and Balinese culinary delights on Wisatakulinerbali . Gaby is a fervent lover of ice cream, sushi, chocolate and music. Follow @gabybali & @BaliYummyBlog on Twitter!

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19 Responses to “My velvet escape travel tip: Bali”

  1. Majida 28/04/2013 3:10 pm
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    Bali Cliff Beach- yes, I think, this was the beach we were last December and my husband nearly drowned there twice, hadn’t it been for some surfers around, who heard him in the last minute. I wasn’t sure, but as you describe it, it must have been this beach, not Uluwatu beach.

    However: The beach is just beautiful: water is clear, hardly anyone there except surfers. and some local sellers (can be a nuisance). The beach is actually a surfer’s beach, howeve my husband was very confident of himself, that he will manage, even ignoring his wife’s word of caution on undercurrent, they warn of ! Anyway, as we say in German: Ende gut, alles gut. If you go there, take proper gear along with you! Definitely worth a trip, it is just too beautiful not to go!

  2. Paul 01/05/2011 1:02 pm
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    We went to Bali in October 2005 and fell in love with the island and the people so much so no holiday destination has come close to it in the past 6 years.
    We are going again in october this year (2011) and this time we are taking my daughter and her
    fiance and hope they love the place as much as we do.

  3. wijanarko 01/03/2010 8:17 pm
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    Thank u Gaby for this information…this is all that i need…

  4. olivia 25/02/2010 5:17 pm
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    I love Bali !! when holiday is coming im thinking bali bali bali and bali..great place, good food,memorable island =) xox

  5. Ely B 23/02/2010 7:22 am
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    Thanks for the invaluable tips. My list of ‘hidden Bali beaches- found’ is expanding. Cheers!

  6. Aaron Schubert 16/12/2009 2:52 pm
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    Some of the beaches in Western Australia look like that, but I would love to visit Bali to compare. I bet the water is warmer than down south in WA!

    Aaron

  7. velvet 08/09/2009 3:15 pm
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    Thank you Gaby for contributing a fab travel tip! About BeeAmazing, I’ll make the change… oops! 🙂

    Cheers,
    Keith

  8. gabybali 08/09/2009 2:31 pm
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    Keith! Thanks for doing this! I want people coming to Bali explore more non touristy beach, enjoy it, but without reveal all the names too much, for the sake of seclusion & privacy, in the future…:) There is an art on finding a hidden gorgeus beach here…Anyway, there are still plenty hidden beaches to discover in this beautiful Bali.

    P.S : BeeAmazing should actually with two ‘e’…hehe :p Cheers!

  9. velvet 07/09/2009 3:38 pm
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    Thank you Dian Eka for your comment. The Cliff Beach sure looks amazing. Thanks Gaby for sharing this little ‘secret’ with us!

    Cheers,
    Keith

  10. Dian Eka ter Borg 07/09/2009 3:18 pm
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    WOW!!! I am a Balinese woman,who lives in Amsterdam since 6,5 years ago. But honestly, everytime I read something about Bali, I feel like….this amaze me still!! Never been to Bali Cliff beach yet, but pretty sure it’s a worth-visit beach to be at.
    Gaby is such a great writer,knew her for a couple years. I am proud to know that she loves Bali and express it on her own way…..writing!!
    come to Bali….and have fun!!

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