10 Best Beaches in Indonesia For Your Next Indonesian Vacay!

With over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world. Stretching between two oceans, it adorns amazing natural landscapes and vibrant marine life. White sandy beaches surrounded by neverending turquoise waters, Indonesia is definitely a paradise for beach-lovers. 
Today, we have shortlisted top 10 beaches in Indonesia that we think are perfect for dipping your toes in the sand, enjoying the gentle sound of waves or just taking a dip in the fantastic waters of Indonesia!

1. Nusa Dua Beach, Bali 

Nusa Dua Beach, Bali
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The very first beach on our list is Nusa Dua beach, which is not only one of Indonesia's best beach but one of the world's most beautiful beach. Located in Bali, around 40 km south of Denpasar, the white sand beach offers gorgeous views. Tourists visit this beach for some relaxed sunbathing and watersports. There is an array of restaurants, cafes and spas in the beach vicinity.
Best Time to Visit: June and September
Highlights: World-class hotels and all-inclusive resorts

2. Pink Beach, Komodo

Pink Beach, Komodo
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Pink beach gets its name from the pink sand it possesses, and oh, it truly lives up to its name! It is one of the only seven beaches in the entire world with pink sand and it is also considered to be one among the seven natural wonders of the world. Unlike many other snow-like white sand beaches in Indonesia, Pink beach is a natural phenomenon that you can't miss if you are visiting Komodo National Park. 
Best Time to Visit: All-year around
Highlights: Pink coloured sand

3. Tanjung Gelam Beach, Karimunjawa

Tanjung Gelam Beach, Karimunjawa
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Crystal clear waters and extraordinary natural sights are the two things that would welcome you at Tanjung Gelam.  Lying around 100 km north of Java, among the protected island of the Karimunjawa Archipelago, this undisturbed beach is a calm and peaceful retreat. Tourists love relaxing while watching the beautiful sunset on this beach. 
Best time to visit: April to October 
Highlights: Scenery and Sunsets

4. Gili Trawangan, Lombok

Tanjung Gelam Beach, Karimunjawa
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Gili Trawanagan is among the three tiny islands of the Gili islands off-coast Lombok, Indonesia. The tropical coral-fringed islands are perfect for everyone, right from backpackers, couples, families and divers. Bracketed in palm trees and crystal clear blue waters, the beach also houses a series of bars, restaurants and lounge chairs on its banks. Gili Trawangan is also a great place to socialise in Lombok. 
Best time to visit: July and August and December and January
Highlights: Picture perfect beaches with the background of palm trees.

5. Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida

Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida
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Kelingking beach is one of the most famous beaches in Indonesia. The t-rex shaped cliff has been a significant Balinese attraction and is on every Instagram feed goals list. Although the beach is quite concealed within the hills, this calm and peaceful site does not reveal many tourists from the viewing platform at the top of the cliff. It takes close to an hour to reach the beach takes and is quite an adventure as the only support you'll find is the bamboo rail. 
Best Time to Visit: May to September
Highlights: Amazing Views of cliffs form in the shape of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

6. Kanawa Island, Flores 

Kanawa Island, Flores
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At Kanawa Island you will get you to explore the Indonesian marine world. With stunning coral reefs, Kanawa island gives the perfect snorkelling and scuba diving opportunity. You may encounter sea turtles, starfish and any other tropical marine life. Although this white sand and crystal clear water island lies within the Komodo National Park in Flores, it is yet another tropical paradise in Indonesia. 
Best time to visit: Mid April to Mid of October
Highlights: Coral Reefs

7. Senggigi Beach Lombok 

Senggigi Beach Lombok
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Senggigi Beach located on the west coast of Lombok Island is a premium tourist destination. Surrounded with palm trees, fishing boats at the beach, restaurants, bars and hotels, the beach also accommodates various water sports such as scuba diving, snorkelling at the nearby reefs regions. 
Best Time to Visit: May - September
Highlights: Water Sports and Food

8. Nyang Nyang, Bali 

Nyang Nyang, Bali
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Nyang Nyang beach is a clean, and calm shore stretched along several kilometres in Bali. Although not as picturesque compared to other beaches in Bali, Nyang Nyang still remains a tourist-favourite for its relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. Located in Uluwatu on the South Coast of Bali, the beach is a great place for long walks, sunbathing and also photography as many graffiti artists showcase their art on the shipwreck near the beach. 
Best Time to Visit: May - September
Highlights: Graffiti and peaceful beach

9. Pangandaran Beach, West Java

Pangandaran Beach, West Java
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This best kept secret of the region is also known as the most beautiful beaches in Java Island. Located just 92 kilometeres from the city of Ciamis, Pangandaran is an excellent place for surfing and enjoying the sunrise and sunset views. You can also dive into a marine park and witness the unique underwater world. 
Best Time to Visit: May to September
Highlights: Favorable for Surfing 

10. Koka Beach, Flores

Koka Beach, Flores
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Koka Beach is known to be a hidden paradise of Flores. With a backdrop of palm trees, pristine white sand and crystal clear water, you can soak all the surrounding beauty without any interruptions. With only a handful of locals in the premises, you can almost have the entire beach all to yourself. To get a 360-degree view, you can hike up to the viewpoint and enjoy the beautiful panorama.
Best Time to Visit: May & September
Highlights: Untouched beaches
How many of these beaches in Indonesia have you been to? Did we miss out on any of your favourites? We'd love to know your memories and experiences in the comments below! 

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