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Balian Beach, the Best Place for Surfers

Balian Beach is one of the most interesting tourist destinations in Bali and Balian always included in the travel plan of most tourists when they visit Bali. This is not surprising since Balian has an amazing panorama and surrounded by beauty. Once you have visited this beach, you will see a lush green countryside surrounded by towering coastal cliffs. 
The panorama offered by the beach is like heaven on earth. You will find quiet and peace atmosphere when you walk around the area of the beach, plus you will find many cafes as well. Hence, when you get tired of walking around the beach, you can take a rest in the cafe. You can sit and enjoy the beach, waiting for the sunset.
          Balian Beach is situated around the corner of the village of Lalang Singgah. Precisely, it lies in the west coast of Bali. It will take about half  an hour driving from Kuta. You will have to travel about 65 km from Kuta. If you take a taxi, you have to pay for Rp400,000 – Rp450,000 ($42.00 – $47.00). However, if you drive from Denpasar Airport, you will have to pay for Rp500,000 – Rp550,000 ($52.00 – $57.00). It takes about two hours driving from Denpasar Airport. Balian is well known for the rice cultivation for centuries. Although many of the cultivation areas have been transformed into accommodations of hotels and resorts, you can still see some of the cultivations areas left around the journey to the beach. You can enjoy the beauty of the area on your way to the beach.

What You Can Do
          Actually, there are so many activities you can do in the beach, so you have to prepare your energy. The activities are diverse ranging from water activities to relaxation. For surfers, Balian is the best place to surf. Balian has the most consistent wave that is beneficial for them. If you love kite surfing, Balian is the most suitable place for you. Balian is popular as a destination for kite surfing. Ben Wilson is one of the best kite surfers in the world who always surf in Balian on August. You can also swim or bicycling around the beach. Otherwise, you can simply take a rice field trekking activity around the village of Lalang Linggah. You can also relax yourself with yoga, massage or just sightseeing in the beach.    
Luckily, when you visit the beach, you will have many options for the accommodations. Depending on your budget, you can select one of the hotels available around the beach that you prefer. Among the popular hotels in the beach are Alam Balian Homestay for those who look for a hotel under Rp150,000 ($16.00) per night. This is ideal for you who have a low budget. For mid-range hotel, you can select Kubu Balian Beach Bungalows. The bungalow charges you Rp50,000 – Rp400,000 ($16.00 – $42.00) per night. While, if you have a deep pocket, you can stay in Pondok Pisces Bungalows. The charge for staying in the bungalow is Rp400,000 – Rp1,000,000 ($42.00 – $104.00).  
          You will never regret visiting the beach. The beautiful panorama, the friendly people and the best accommodations will give you an unforgettable memory. You will satisfy spending some of your money and holiday visiting Balian Beach.
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