The island of Bali is known for its natural beauty and unique culture. This tropical paradise attracts many tourists throughout the year, many of which book the coastal beachfront hotels in Bali at surprisingly great rates. The most popular beaches that travelers love to relax at are Kuta, Sanur and Dreamland. This list will soon include a new hotspot because recently, a new amazing beach has opened and has quickly become a favorite among both the locals and visitors in Bali. This beach is called Pandawa Beach. Have you heard it before? Maybe for some of you it is still unfamiliar, but once you know it you will be eager to visit it.
Pandawa Beach is located in Kutuh Village, South Kuta District, Badung Regency; around 3 km from the famous Nusa Dua area and Uluwatu Temple. In the past, this beach was hidden behind hill so it was called Secret Beach. Secret Beach actually had known well by some tourists. However, the difficult access to this location made this beach was empty. The visitors of this beach were only a few foreign surfers or domestic tourists. Fortunately, the local government of Badung Regency realized the potential of this beach and quickly managed this beach then launched it as a new mainstay attraction. The result can now be felt such as a better access heading to the beach which is now become more convenient for any vehicles.
Pandawa Beach has a stunning panorama with serene and quiet atmosphere. When entering the beach area, we will be amazed by beautiful panorama of high cliff, flanking the road along 1.5 km. The road is purposively built through limestone hills in Kutuh Village, similar with the hills in GWK. Approaching the beach, these limestone hills are holed and carved artistically. In these holes, statues of Pandawa characters from Mahabaratha story are placed, such as Yudhistira / Dharmawangsa, Bima, Arjuna, Nakula, and Sahadewa. Therefore, this beach is called Pandawa Beach.
When entering the area of Pandawa Beach, you will be madae astonished by beautiful view in front of you. The sand in this beach is so white and clean which is combined with a background of turquoise sea. The ambience is still quiet, serene, and clean. There are no garbages, and if there is any, those are only the remains of seaweed brought by the wave. This beach is very suitable for swimming because the wave and current is not so strong. Various activities can be done in this beach for example playing sand or sunbathing. Because of its geographical location in the east of Bali Island, we can see the amazing sunrise panorama in this beach.
In addition, we can also observe the activities of the seaweed farmers along the coast directly. Because of its shallow contour and short wave, Pandawa Beach is very suitable for cultivating seaweed. No wonder if lot of the local residents choose to be seaweed farmers.
Besides that, there is also an interesting recreation activity around this area which is called paragliding. If the weather is fine and the wind is quite strong, you can see or try this activity directly. The location for starting this activity is actually not in Pandawa Beach, but in Timbis Hill which is not too far from this beach. Usually, this paragliding activity is done in day or afternoon time, if the weather meets the requirements. While you are paragliding, you will be able to see the true beauty of Pandawa Beach from the height. Don’t worry if you are a newbie or even a first-timer, because a training centre and instructors are available if needed. If you are interested in trying paragliding, you can go to Timbis Hill which is only a few kilometers away from Pandawa Beach.
Interested to visit this beach? For visiting Pandawa Beach, you can go from Denpasar/Kuta taking the route for Uluwatu through Jalan Raya Uluwatu until passing Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK). After about 1 km passing GWK, you will find a crossroad. Turn left to the route for Nusa Dua/Bali Cliff. Around 2 km ahead, you will find a T-junction with direction sign for Pandawa Beach on the left side of the road. Just follow the sign until you come to a crossroad again. Pandawa Beach is already near from here. Just turn right on the crossroad and follow the road until you arrive in Pandawa Beach.