Beach Day! I swear I’m Having Fun!
“On the beach, you can live in bliss.” Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys
Bali hosts my third work-a-holiday. It’s good to be back to the Island of God. I’m not a huge fan of Bali but Bali offers leisure and guilty pleasure. Right?! A never ending experience when we explore Bali. There’s always something new here like hotel, resort, mall, and restaurant. I went for post trip with my friends after we finished our business plan meeting. Two cars, two days, and thirteen people. Here we are Fitri, Upay, Mas Bedjo, Wahyu, Irenne, Andri, Cici, Della, Ikrar, Nanda, and Mas Ary. I’m so honor for this post trip, our beloved Mas Agus also joined us.
Hidden in the southern part of the island, the beach is located at Pecatu region. The beach lies between two cliffs, maybe Pantai Balangan is formed by the waves hit that divide the hills. Almost every beach in the south of Bali has the same type that is stairs to get to the white sand beaches, it is quite easy to access.
|A view from the top|
|Let's go to the beach!|
|Mind your step|
|surfing, why not?|
They say this beach is often used as a place for an orgy party. Aww! Count me in,then! I’m kidding. Whether it’s true or not, i'm enjoying my afternoon in Pantai Balangan. I saw less than thirty people by that time. There’s also few local folks ride their surfing board while enjoying the waves and sunset. Too bad I didn’t bring my swimsuit.
|late check out, count me in|
|Left to right: Resti, Fitri, Adel, Mas Agus, and me|
|an easy afternoon|
|sunset, set-set, set, set|
White Sand Beach, Karang Asem
|Are we close?|
We’re going to White Sand Beach in Karang Asem in second day. They say it's a secret beach. I’m wondering what type of secret that people describe it. It takes two hours from Kuta to Karang Asem by car. After turning off from a main road, road to beach is very narrow and needs improvement. It could be concern for local government to improve tourism infrastructure. We only pay five thousands rupiah for entry ticket. I found clean and peaceful beach in the east part of Bali. It’s a beautiful beach with great little seaside warungs. The waves are great, and I had a good swim.
|Pineapple juice, please!|
|Afternoon jog, yes?|
|secret beach?! Yes, it is!|
If you are a beach person, i recommend to visit both of them when you're in Bali. Bring your friend to visit Pantai Balangan and White Sand Beach because both place is very quiet, and the lack of lighting at night. There is no public transportation, if you want to go there, you can rent a scooter or car in Kuta area.
They say filled your time with relaxing sunsets, cool drinks, and sand between your toes. I second that. It would be one of relaxing moment in life, or sweetest moment with your spouse. If you go there, tell Balangan and White Sand Beach I say hi! I'm having fun, there!
One more thing, i want to say..
Happy Holiday and Happy New Year! May this new year, bring love, joy and even more success in our life. Keep traveling guys! :)