Our plan was to reach our next destination, Uluwatu Temple, at dusk as we wanted to watch the Kecak Dance at 6pm. However, we were too early; it was barely 12pm after our educational trip to the turtle conservancy centre. We had 2 choices to keep us occupied for the next few hours, we can either visit the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park (GWK for short) or a beautiful “secret” beach recommended by our guide; one that is unknown to many. We opted for the latter.
So this “secret” beach turned out to be Pandawa Beach, which is located at Kutuh Village, en route to Uluwatu Temple. This beach was originally a “secret” as its accessibility was limited. But now, the government has already earmarked and developed this place into another tourist attraction with good accessibility to the beach front via a wide road. There are even scenic stops along the way for shutterbugs like me !
Depending on what would you like to do at a beach, I believe there are activities aplenty to suit everybody, ranging from eateries to seasport activities like kayaking. For us, walking along the beach, picking seashells and enjoying the cool breeze was good enough to spend a few hours. 🙂
Another interesting observation in Bali is that seaweed farming seems to be a common trade in Bali. I saw a lot of them at the fishing town near the turtle conservancy and again, they were spotted here at Pandawa beach.
Useful Information – Pandawa Beach :
Estimated traveling time by car:
- Serangan → Pandawa Beach: 100 minutes
Some useful links:
- Pandawa Beach Information Centre (I don’t think this is the official website, but there are some useful information)
- Driving directions can be found in this link.