Blue Lagoon Beach, Bali Overview

Right next to Padangbai's main beach lies the Blue Lagoon beach, a long stretch of white sand framed by green hills and palm trees. Ideal for snorkelling, the coral is just a few metres beneath the waters for those seeking an easy underwater experience. One can sunbathe on the loungers with a drink from the many cafes selling refreshments here.

It is almost akin to a wondrous painting framed with green foliage and rocky hills. What is more striking is that the beauty you see on the surface matches the beauty you see underwater. Known for its splendid corals and exotic marine life, the Blue Lagoon Beach is a leading snorkelling and diving destination in Bali.

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Things to Do at Blue Lagoon Beach

Blue Lagoon Beach, with its picturesque landscape, is ideal for unwinding and relaxing, but it is also ideal for those seeking a little adventure. Below are some of the activities that you can try at the Blue Lagoon Beach:

Snorkelling- One of the best places in Bali for snorkelling, the clear waters and thriving marine wildlife make the experience memorable. Snorkelling gear can be rented along the shore itself. Some of the marine animals that you are bound to encounter while snorkelling are the cowfish, cuttlefish, moray eels, angelfish, blackfish and more.

Diving- Scuba diving is another way to explore the underwater beauty. The diving spot is famous for spotting the reef shark, Napolean wrasse, blue-ribbon eels, octopuses and more. Boats are also available from the popular Padang Bai Port that take tourists to the diving spot directly; the most loved one being the white sand dive bottom at Tanjung Jepun.

Fishing- A number of fishing boats are available which not only help fish but are also used for diving. It is a pleasantly quiet ride that might culminate in watching your friend or you take a dive into the water. The beach sand comprises of black volcanic sand and lava pools created are home to many crabs and tiny marine creatures.

Swimming and sunbathing- The blue clear waters are just perfect for swimming on warm days and the soft sand for sunbathing. Just strolling and exploring the beach is also worth trying.

Photography- The beach is one of the most photogenic locations of Bali. It is a hunting ground from photographers who can catch the beauty of the place with different lights and angels. Underwater photography is also popular here, with professionals diving deep to click breathtaking pictures of corals and marine miracles.

 

Best Time to Visit Blue Lagoon Beach

Bali has a tropical humid climate all through the year and hence you can visit the Blue Lagoon Beach anytime during the year. However, for those wanting to try their hand at snorkelling, diving and swimming, the dry months, from April to October are most favourable.

Food and Restaurants at Blue Lagoon Beach

The Blue Lagoon Village is a luxury resort that is ideal for overnight stays. With multiple facilities, such as free Wi-Fi, scuba diving lessons, spa, yoga and of course, its restaurant this resort is very popular amongst tourists.

However, if you are not staying at the Blue Lagoon Village there are plenty of food stalls, locally called, warung, that sell snacks and drinks. A café is also located here that specializes in beverages and drinks of all kinds.

Tips

While visiting the Blue Lagoon Beach, you can keep in mind a few tips that will help make the visit more memorable:
  • The beach can be visited as a day trip or you can also choose to spend a night here. The Blue Lagoon Beach Village is perfect for overnight stay. Make sure to book your reservations in advance.
  • Carry your swimming and sunbathing gears. Snorkelling and diving equipment is available on rent.
  • The prickly pear cactus is a local fruit is usually hidden amongst cliffs, that is adored by locals. If you are quick you may be able to pick some of these before the locals do, and are known to be a local delicacy.

How To Reach Blue Lagoon Beach

  • The Blue Lagoon Beach is approximately five minutes’ drive away from Padang Bai Beach. Located east of the Bali Island in the Karangasem regency, the beach is a two hour’s drive from the Ngurah Rai International Airfield.
  • The Beach is about 54km from Kuta and easily accessible from towns of south Bali, such as Jimbaran or Seminyak. There is no public transportation that goes to the beach and hence hiring a private car or scooter is the best way to reach.
  • The Blue Lagoon Beach with its craggy rocks, green surrounding vegetation and clear blue waters is just perfect for nature lovers. The underwater adventures are added attractions that bring one closer to the magic of nature

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