Bali is an island rich in culture, sunshine, and beautiful beaches. Whether it's a romantic seaside dinner, surfing on the best waves, or family-friendly watersports, this island has something to complete any Bali beach holiday.

Most of the best beaches can be found in the south; the tourist hub of this sun-kissed island. You not only have an abundance of surfing spots and seaside lounges, but great food, malls, and nightlife nearby. If you're looking for the best beaches where you can get your tan on and forget about the daily grind, here are the best beaches you can consider.

1. Nusa Dua

One of the best destinations for a wholesome Bali beach holiday, Nusa Dua features pristine white sands, palm trees, and calm waters making it perfect for a romantic getaway or family trip. Although it's among the calmest beaches on the island, you can still enjoy watersports such as windsurfing. Plus, it's surrounded by various other attractions.

2. Broken Beach

Broken Beach is a picturesque location on Nusa Penida Island, which is an hour's journey from Bali by speedboat. It's called Broken Beach due to the archway that connects the ocean to its inland pool. You can explore the beautiful bay or sunbathe there all in a day trip to Nusa Penida.

3. Crystal Bay

Also located on Nusa Penida, Crystal Bay is the perfect beach for those looking for an idyllic beach with crystal clear waters. This cove, isolated by its surrounding hills, is quieter than other beaches making it a popular spot for serious snorkellers and scuba divers.

4. Kuta Beach

Kuta became the tourist hub of Bali thanks to its wide beaches, exhilarating waves, and gorgeous sunset views. There's no shortage of clubs and bars here making it popular among young adults who like to party after spending the whole day in the ocean. There's no shortage of surfboard rental and drink stalls here so you can easily quench your thirst after a round of surfing.

5. Legian Beach

Legian is a great place if you have plenty of surfing in your Bali beach holiday plans. Located between Kuta and Seminyak, it's less hectic but still has plenty of things to do. After taking a dip in the water, you can shop at the nearby malls, get massages, and eat at the numerous restaurants and cafes.

6. Seminyak Beach

Located further north of Kuta and Legian, Seminyak Beach is the more sophisticated options on the west coast. With its classier hotels and shops, Seminyak is popular among families. With big waves, the waters here are more suitable for surfing than swimming. However, you can best enjoy the sunset here, away from crowds.

7. Jimbaran Beach

Jimbaran Beach is ideal if you're looking for a quiet place to relax and have a swim, yet still being close to the airport. This beach with its wide, curving bay has calm waters, with tame waves, and actual fishing villages. You can find affordable seafood restaurants nearby, so you're looking for a quiet place with good seafood, this is it.

8. Sanur Beach

Situated on the east of the peninsula, Sanur is a quiet beach with hotels and cafes that cater to a more discerning crowd. There are practically no waves here thanks to breakwaters. With the long cycling and walking path, you can spend some active leisure time here when you're not exploring Bali's cultural attractions.

9. Pandawa Beach

Located at the southern tip of the island, Pandawa Beach lies beyond large limestone cliffs. It used to be a secret beach but is now popular among local and foreign tourists alike. With the white, soft sand, and clear blue water, Pandawa is a great place to swim and relax under the sun.

10. Tanjung Benoa Beach

Tanjong Benoa is where you go to enjoy watersports on your Bali beach holiday. Being close to Nusa Dua, it's popular with tourists who want to try jet-skiing and parasailing. However, the constant hustle of activity might make swimming and lounging on the beach difficult.

With so many beaches in close proximity, it's easy to visit multiple locations throughout your stay in Bali and try everything you want. So get into your swimsuit, throw on your flip flops, and have a satisfying beach holiday right here around Bali!