Everything You Need To Know About Padang Padang Beach in Bali
Padang Padang Beach which also known as Pantai Labuan Sait is a famous surf spot on the Bukit Peninsula in Bali, Indonesia.
This beach features an exotic setting; a simply stunning one hundred meter-long stretch of sand that is accessible down a flight of stairs through a unique hollow rock entrance.
Padang Padang Beach has a number of awesome things to check out such as the unique rock caves, tidal swimming pools, secluded beaches and world-class waves!
This beach is also a regular spot for international surfing events, the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang being the most frequent.
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Keep reading to find out how to get there along with everything else you need to know and what to do! But feel free to jump to any section that interests you:
- How To Get To Padang Padang Beach
- Padang Padang Beach Location & Map
- Padang Padang Beach Entrance Fee
- Best Time To Visit Padang Padang Beach
- What To Expect At Padang Padang Beach
- Padang Padang Beach Surf
- Padang Padang Beach Things To Do
- Padang Padang Beach Accommodations
How To Get To Padang Padang Beach
Padang Padang Beach is located at the village of Pecatu on the south-west coastline of the Bukit Peninsula.
If you are staying in the Uluwatu region you can rent a scooter for approximately 50,000 IDR per day and make your way over to Pantai Labuan Sait.
If you are coming from Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu it is approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey to Padang Padang Beach.
For scooter rentals, you can ask your accommodation to organise this as they are always able to help.
Alternatively, keep your eyes peeled along the main roads in the Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta and Uluwatu regions and you will be sure to find a scooter rental shop.
Usually the price of that tour around 35 to 45 USD per car per day, and which included of fuel, parking fees, and English speaking driver as a guide.
Padang Padang Beach Location & Map
As mentioned above, Padang Padang Beach is located at Jalan Labuan Sait, Pecatu Village, South Kuta District, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia.
Beach access is down the slope across the road from a large parking area. Prior to this is a bridge that connects the two sides of the limestone cliff, offering a glimpse down to the beach from up high.
Padang Padang Beach Entrance Fee
Visit to Padang Padang Beach the are subject to an entrance fee of IDR 10,000 per person and an extra 5,000 IDR for the car park.
The payment should be cash in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), so please prepare small cash before you come here.
Once you park the vehicle and towards the beach entrance gate, then follow the narrow staircase down through a limestone cave which leads directly down to the shoreline on Padang Padang Beach.
Be sure to keep any loose belongings out of reach from the monkeys on the way down to Padang Padang Beach as they have been known to snatch purses, sunnies, hats, phones, food and drinks.
Once you reach the bottom of the stairs, you are greeted by a gorgeous sight: a fringed beach with fine, white sand, blue waters and a distant horizon.
Best Time To Visit Padang Padang Beach
All year round is a good time to go to Padang Padang Beach. If the sun is out, the more reason to get there as soon as possible, be it to surf or just to soak it all in.
However, best time for beaches, Swimming, and Suntanning in Bali: April to October are the sunniest driest months with lots of sun. But you can get good beach weather any month of the year.
What To Expect At Padang Padang Beach
There are small vendors set up down on the sand at Padang Padang Beach selling locally made souvenirs such as colourful sarongs, hats, t-shirts, board shorts, stubby coolers, friendship bracelets etc.
If you are looking to ride some waves at the famous Padang Padang Surf Break there is a small beach shack run by the local surf life-saving guards who offer surfboard rentals for around 100,000 to 150,000 IDR for 2-hours.
For beginner surfers, you can ask one of the locals to take you out for some surf lessons.
On low tide, there is a lot of exploring to be had around the foot of Padang Padang Bali cliffs.
Natural rock formations and secluded beaches make for excellent photo opportunities or the perfect spot to read a book.
For food and drinks, there are half a dozen local warungs to order fresh seafood or a local nasi goreng dish to fill the stomach and your choice of soft drinks, coconut water or a cold Bintang beer to wash it all down. All this for as little as 50,000 to 75,000 IDR.
Padang Padang Beach Surf
Padang Padang Beach is a famous surf point in Bali with the great waves and white sandy stretch 100 meters from the north to the south.
This beach is also a regular spot for international surfing events, the Rip Curl Cup Padang Padang being the most frequent.
This surf point is situated the white stone hill with nature scenery to the Indian Ocean and spectacular sunset at late afternoon that creates the romantic nuance.
The best time of year for surfing Padang Padang is the dry season, which lasts from June to September.
April, May and October, which border the rainy season, also provide good waves and have the advantage of fewer surfers to share them with.
Padang Padang Beach Things To Do
The uniqueness of site with a shady background hills and steep rocks, are characteristic of the beach.
All of the advantages of this beach make the tourists who come to this place beside of surfing, spending their time by doing activities such as swimming, and sunbathing.
Although the big waves beyond the reef breaks are limited to advanced surfers, the shore is great for family fun and leisure.
While you're in town visiting Padang Padang Beach, you can discover the sights within a few miles of the area.
You might spend a leisurely day outdoors at Uluwatu Cliffs and Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park.
Dip your toes in the water at Uluwatu Beach, Balangan Beach, and Jimbaran Beach. Create some family memories at New Kuta Green Park.
Uluwatu Temple and Bingin Beach are both worth a visit while you're checking out the area.
Waterbom Bali is also located 7.2 mi (11.7 km) from Padang Padang Beach, and Kuta Beach is 7.8 mi (12.5 km) away.
Padang Padang Beach Accommodations
There’s accommodations to suit every budget around Padang Padang and nearby areas like Uluwatu, but you don’t need to be staying super close to Padang Padang Beach to visit.
If you’re staying around Seminyak or Legian, it’s a 45 minute drive. Once you reach Padang Padang Beach on the south side of the island, make a day of it and head to Single Fin to refuel after the beach and then watch the sunset at Uluwatu Temple while taking in a cultural show (it’s on every night).
However you want to stay near the beach you can choose from 60 hotels and accommodations within a mile of Padang Padang Beach, including these options:
Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu: This 5-star hotel features a full-service spa, 2 restaurants, and free breakfast. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its overall value and clean, comfortable rooms.
Suarga Padang Padang:With a stay at this 4.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to 3 outdoor pools and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its dining options and beach locale.
Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort: This 5-star resort features a full-service spa, 3 restaurants, and free breakfast. Our customers like its breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms.
And below are the 5 Bali’s most scenic luxury villas and resorts, with facilities on towering cliffs, overlooking the Indian Ocean and magnificent sunsets.
1. Bulgari Resort Bali
Bulgari Resort Bali is located 150 m above sea level and offers sweeping views of the Indian Ocean. It features luxurious villas with a private sundeck and plunge pool.
Address: Jalan Goa Lempeh, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Banjar Dinas Kangin, Uluwatu, Pecatu, Bali, 80364, Indonesia.
Phone: +62 361 8471000
A 1 km long beach is accessible only through the resort’s inclined elevator. The resort also offers an infinity swimming pool overlooking the ocean.
The spacious villas at Bulgari Resort Bali come with traditional Balinese décor and audiovisual systems.
The floor-to-ceiling glass bathrooms overlook the private courtyard. Recreation choices include working out at the 24-hour fitness centre or enjoying a massage at the spa whilst enjoying unobstructed view of the ocean.
The resort provides free WiFi and parking. Travel and sightseeing arrangements can be made at the front desk. Guests also can take advantage of the 24-hour butler assistance.
Il Ristorante Luca Fantin serves creative and modern interpretations of Italian cuisine, adopting refined techniques and artful creativity of their Italian Resident Head Chef.
Other international dishes are also served at Sangkar Restaurant, while fresh seafood is served at La Spiaggia.
Padang Padang Beach is 3.9 km from Bulgari Resort Bali, while Dreamland Beach is 5 km from the property. It is 4 km from Uluwatu Temple and 18 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Bulgari Resort Bali also has one of the best-rated locations in Uluwatu! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.
2. Alila Villas Uluwatu
Boasting a 50 m outdoor pool overlooking the Indian Ocean, Alila Villas Uluwatu is a 15-minute drive from Jimbaran Bay. Offering pool villas, it has a 24-hour gym and a spa.
Address: Jl. Belimbing Sari, Tambiyak, Pecatu, Kuta Selatan Pecatu Kuta Selatan, Pecatu, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80364, Indonesia.
Phone: +62 361 8482166
Alila Villas features an art gallery displaying modern Indonesian artwork, and a library for quiet reading. The fitness centre includes a yoga and Pilates studio. Guests enjoy the convenience of personalised butler services and free Wi-Fi.
The modern Balinese-style villas boast an elevated outdoor pavilion overlooking the ocean. Each villa has an outdoor dining area and oversized bathroom. Amenities include a 32-inch flat screen TV and an espresso machine.
Balinese and Indonesian specialities are prepared at The Warung restaurant’s open kitchen, while CIRE offers Western dining at 70 m above sea level.
Set atop cliffs along Bali’s southern coast, Alila Villas Uluwatu is 8.4 km from Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park and 8.8 km from the iconic Uluwatu Temple. The property is 17.9 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
3. The Edge Bali
The edge Luxury Villa Resort is located on Bali's Uluwatu clifftops, overlooking the Indian Ocean, with eight opulent ocean-view, private villas.
Address: Jalan Pura Goa Lempeh Banjar Dinas Kangin Pecatu, Uluwatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 8470700
Boasting 2 private pools, spacious villas feature state-of-the-art entertainment systems in a private home theatre. They have a well-equipped kitchen, wine cellar and cigar lounge. Guests can lounge in the villa’s tropical garden or on the private sundeck.
Relaxing body treatments await guests at The Edge’s spa, which features private steam baths and sweeping ocean views. Personal villa butlers can help with travel and entertainment arrangements.
Personal butlers prepare and serve breakfast in the villas’ private kitchens. Personally tailored gourmet menus featuring fresh seafood and European dishes are handcrafted by the executive chef. An extensive wine list is available.
The Edge Bali is a 45-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. There is an international standard golf course located 3 km from the hotel.
4. Six Senses Uluwatu
Perched on a cliff with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, Six Senses Uluwatu welcomes guests at their elegant accommodation in Uluwatu in the Bali Region.
Address: Jl. Goa Lempeh, Uluwatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 2090300
All types of accommodation offer modern amenities such as air conditioning, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, wireless speakers, and organic coffee machines.
All units offer an outdoor deck with uninterrupted ocean view. Each of the bathrooms comes with a double vanity, an indoor and outdoor shower, high-end toiletries and a high tech toilet.
The two pools (one infinity style, the other usually packed with children and inflatables) are staggered across two tiers that follow the face of the cliff.
The spa has a steam room, sauna and 10 treatment rooms – including two that are almost open air – for Ila facials, holistic massages and reflexology.
There’s a resident wellness practitioner on hand who can dole out all sorts of advice, including nutritional tips, and personal trainers for exercise encouragement. Pilates and yoga classes are held regularly.
5. The Ungasan Clifftop Resort
Ungasan Clifftop Resort has one of Bali’s most spectacular settings – and Bali has pretty high standards.
Perched atop a verdant Bukit peninsula cliff overlooking endless Indian Ocean, the resort is made up of seven individually designed villas, each with its own beguiling private pool.
Address: Jalan Pantai Selatan Gau, Banjar Wijaya Kusuma, Ungasan, Pecatu, Kuta Selatan, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia.
Phone: +62 811 9421 110
The Ungasan Clifftop Resort is within a short drive of the beautiful Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple. It is a 40-minute drive from Kuta and 25 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
There’s a playground, tennis court and gym for fidgety family members, and a Balinese spa if you need an excuse not to join them.
The restaurant serves up Indonesian classics and kid-friendly favourites; and in a white-sand cove at the base of the cliff, Sundays Beach Club provides lagoon-ready paddleboards and kayaks by day, and a bonfire and barbecue each night.
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