Dreamland is on the top 5 recommended beaches in Bali. It is very popular that it gets crowded at times. Our driver took a shorter bumpy route, avoiding the main road because of the heavy traffic. Then, we rode in a minibus from the parking lot to the beach.
I liked the huge rocks. I was in awe watching the waves crashing onto the shore. There was a spot where these waves could splash onto you. It was really fun and almost all tourists were waiting for their turn to have their picture taken on that spot. I’ve seen surfers but by looking at the waves, I would guess they were intermediate to expert level.
A sign that we are on the right track.
This photo of the beach was taken from the top of the hill. It was very windy up there.
I felt like a kid again playing with water. These waves can get huge. One tourist after us was literally swallowed by the waves and he toppled over in the sea.
Padang Padang beach
Another recommended beach is Padang Padang. Its official name is Labuan Sait Beach. The sea was calmer here than in Dreamland so most beachgoers come here to swim and sunbathe. Located here are these rocks that are incredibly beautiful, perfect for social media pictures. Surfers also come here to ride the waves but like Dreamland, I would say they’re experienced surfers.
We bought our tickets and walked downhill. There were monkeys within the area so be mindful of your belongings all the time.
Uluwatu Temple is a Balinese Hindu sea temple built at the edge of a 70-meter high cliff projecting into the sea. Entrance fee is 30,000 IDR (2 USD) and you must wear a sarong. This is available near the ticket booth.
It was late in the afternoon when we came to the place so it was packed with foreigners excited to witness the sunset. A fire dance is performed in the temple every day which cost 100,000 IDR/person (7 USD).
Despite the crowd, I loved the surroundings in the temple. However, visitors must be very heedful of their belongings. Monkeys could steal it from you in a glimpse. We saw incidents of them stealing a hat, sunglasses and worst, a mobile phone. The monkey fled away hiding in the protection of the trees. We didn’t know what happened next because we rushed away from the scene shocked by what these monkeys could do. Personally, I wasn’t comfortable walking any more so I insisted to leave at once.
But they look so cute, don’t they?
This is me hurrying to go down and out of the temple. =) (“Take the picture quickly, please.”)
Seminyak Beach Dinner
There are a number of restaurants along Seminyak beach. The prices are normally more expensive than in any other parts of the island. We told our driver that we couldn’t afford expensive food so he brought us to a small, quiet restaurant. The food menu’s specialty was all kinds of seafood. It was perfect for romantic dinners or for anyone enjoying their holiday in Bali.
Overall, it was another wonderful day in Bali. My body was tired but all I could think before my sleep was how beautiful Bali is. I felt lucky to be able to explore and see it this year.
I hope you guys can experience Bali too.
Thank you all for reading!