“The Bukit” is one of the more secluded areas of Bali, Indonesia. It is a peninsula in the far south of the region that is barely hanging onto the mainland. This could have easily been an island had something in nature not left a very small region of land between it and the rest of Bali.
There is only one road leading into the Bukit and only a couple small populated towns on the outskirts of the area. Yet, some of the best beaches in all of Bali are located in this region. If you go down to the southern tip you will find a series of hidden beaches that are harder to get to and some very popular surfing beaches that get quite crowded at certain times of the year.
At least, those surfing beaches get crowded compared to the other remote, highly secluded beaches found in the Bukit! This is by far not a super crowded area like you would expect at popular beaches in other tourist areas of Bali.
The Secluded Bukit Beaches
Imagine stepping out of your rented villa in the cliffs high above Suluban Beach. You look out to the waves dancing up toward the blue sky, sparkling like crystal in the middle of the afternoon. It is quiet around you except for the subtle sounds of nature and it feels as if you are alone in the most beautiful region of the world.
Take a ten minute walk downward and you could be on a secluded beach with beautiful waves, a nice sized area of beautiful white sand that tickles the bottoms of your feet, and fish swimming around coral for you to explore.
This is Suluban Beach. It is just below some of the most amazing cliffs in the Bukit region and it doesn’t get a lot of foot traffic. While many visitors do know about it, not all of them will take the time to seek it out. It is an amazing Bali gem where you can spend time with someone special or just with yourself without the intrusions of the modern world.
That is the real beauty of the secluded beaches of the Bukit region. It is one of the few places in the world where you can genuinely escape the hustle and bustle of your every day life. It is one of the few places that will erase your worries at least for a short period of time.
The Popular Surfing Beaches
Imagine exploring the famous Uluwat temple and taking fun pictures that will be spread around Facebook and forever plastered into photo albums to be cherished. Then imagine walking or perhaps hopping on a fun motorbike and racing down to an exciting beach where some of the biggest waves of Bali present themselves.
You lie in the sand along with other spectators and watch locals brave those humungous waves like super heros. You watch them with wonder as they know just when to cut in and the right direction to cut out. Maybe you aren’t an expert surfer who can get out there with the locals, but there are many others from around the world who give it a try.
This is Uluwat Beach. It gets more foot traffic due to the beastie waves that hit the area every year. It can have a very fun, laid back vibe that is relaxing and adventurous.