Green Bowl Beach
Uluwatu, where majestic white cliffs meet the Indian ocean, is definitely a popular destination for both tourists and ex-pats alike. It’s not just the fancy beach clubs and surf breaks that people go for—this area is home to some of the most picture-perfect beaches in Bali. Rather than sticking to the well-known areas and being packed onto the beach like sardines, take a 20-minute drive south to the most southern point on the island and check out Green Bowl Beach in Ungasan. Trek down the 300+ steps to the beach and you’ll find yourself on a small, pristine area of the coast looking out at the expansive view of calm, rolling waves before you. Top Tip: Watch out for the monkeys! Although they’re harmless and generally very people-friendly, they might just grab your water bottle or wallet, so watch your pockets on the way down.
You’ll need to navigate a long and winding jungle path to find what’s arguably the most secluded of the world-class breaks on the Bukit Peninsula: Green Bowl Beach. Arcing around a series of high cliffs, the waves here are punchy in the extreme. They crash in straight off the ocean trenches and can suffer from strong rips. That makes it an upper-intermediate to expert playground, especially when the water curls up all glassy and rolls into neat tubes for some adrenaline-pumping rides.