Pandawa Beach is one of the most popular natural tourist destinations in Bali Province. Tourists who visit will be greeted by a panoramic view that spoils the eyes plus a calm and distinctive atmosphere of the Island of the Gods. The name of the beach, which is located in Kutuh Village, South Kuta District, Badung Regency, was taken from the five Mahabharata brothers consisting of Yudistira, Bima, Arjuna, Sahadewa, and Nakula.
Trip to Pandawa Beach
To visit the beach nicknamed “the secret beach” can be done via Ngurah Rai International Airport with a distance of about 18 km or approximately 1 hour. Meanwhile, the distance from Denpasar city center is about 27 km via the Bali Mandara toll road.
Entering the Pandawa Beach area, visitors will be greeted by a gate with four entrances that can be passed by vehicles. The whole thing resembles a toll road gate, only it’s made of white limestone. At one of these entrance gates, visitors will pay the entrance fee and vehicle parking.
8 Bali Pandawa Beach Attractions
Swim and Enjoy the Beauty of the Beach with Freedom
Its beauty is unquestionable. The clear sea water, clean white sand, and relatively calm waves make this place quite safe for swimming activities by the sea.
Interestingly, this beach is relatively quiet and not overcrowded with visitors, so you can swim as much as you want more freely.
Take a Photo with the Five Pandava Knights Statue in the Background
Its location behind a sturdy cliff makes the natural panorama on this beach look very exotic. In addition to natural tourism, the management also incorporates cultural elements on this beach by placing five statues of the Pandawa Knights between the cliff walls.
You can take pictures or selfies with the background of the statues of the Pandava Knights such as Arjuna, Bima, Yudhisthira, Nakula, and Sadewa.
The five statues of the Pandava Knights are believed to be “guardians” of the coast who will protect the surrounding area from disaster. The statue is beautifully carved by native Balinese sculptors.
Still at the same location, there is also a statue of Dewi Kunti who is the mother of the five Pandawa Knights. All the statues were built as high as 5 meters and lined up facing the beach.
Sunbathe and relax on the Beach
Visitors can also relax or sunbathe on the beach. There are many complete chair rental services along with wide umbrellas at affordable prices on Pandawa Beach. Usually available on the right side of the beach, try to go to that part if you want to rent it.
Get Around the Beach By Canoe
Not only swimming, taking pictures, or relaxing on the beach, you can also canoe on Pandawa Beach. Many canoe rental services are available around the beach location.
Satisfy yourself to wander around and enjoy the beautiful blue sea against the backdrop of the majestic limestone cliffs by canoe. Just in case, you will also be equipped with a life jacket facility as a safety tool if the canoe is overturned.
Paragliding from the Top of Timbis Hill
For those of you who want to pump up your adrenaline by enjoying the beauty of Pandawa Beach from a height, please try paragliding (paragliding) above Timbis Hill.
You can “fly” and enjoy the beauty of the beach from a height with the character of the cliffs and the right gust of wind.
You can enjoy this exciting tourist activity by utilizing paragliding equipment rental services that are widely available there.
Observing Seaweed Cultivation
Pandawa Beach is not only used for tourism purposes and water sports, around this area, precisely on the west side of Pandawa Beach, there is also seaweed cultivation carried out by local residents.
There you can see firsthand the activities of seaweed farmers who work to tie seeds, plant, and dry seaweed.
In fact, tourists are also given the opportunity to get to know and learn how to cultivate seaweed. This activity can certainly be a fun alternative for educational tours when you are on vacation in Bali.
Relax Your Body with Reflexology by the Beach
While relaxing and enjoying the beautiful beach view, you can pamper your body by trying out the services of a traditional massage therapist that many local residents offer.
Apart from body reflexology, several other massage techniques are also offered around this place, such as Balinese massage, Pandawa massage, foot reflexology, manicures, and pedicures.
Hunt for Unique Crafts for Souvenirs
Traveling is incomplete without shopping for souvenirs. Around the Pandawa Beach area, there are many shops selling Balinese souvenirs, such as clothes, fabrics, art items, and unique Balinese handicrafts.
The price is also relatively affordable, even if you are good at bargaining, you can get cheap prices when shopping at shops around Pandawa Beach.