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MELASTI BEACH (Pantai Melasti) – A Beach for Ceremonial Place that turns into a Tourist Destination

MELASTI BEACH

– All Details to Know About Melasti Beach –

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT MELASTI BEACH?

NEW BEACH
The access to the beach still under construction,
It become popular place for beach lover.

HIDDEN BEACH
This beach located in the back of the hill.
In the past time you need climb down hundred of stairs.

LIMESTONE WALLS
The access to the beach by cutting limestone hills.
You will see the giant limestone walls here.

CANOEING BEACH
On the low tide you can do canoeing & snorkeling activity.
Also for sunbathing place with the long coast.

QUIET BEACH
Unlike Pandawa beach,
Melasti beach is relative less visitor.

MELASTI BEACH

WHAT IS MELASTI BEACH?

DESCRIPTION:

Melasti beach is a new beach in Bali after the government make the access road to reach the beach by cutted the limestone hill and today still under construction. It just attract many tourist’s heart since the beach offering the white long coast, wide horizontal line view and great view from the top of the limestone hill.

Melasti beach name taken from ‘Melasti’. It’s mean a Hindu Balinese purification ceremony and ritual which held several days prior to the Nyepi (The Day of Silence) holy day. It was categorized as ‘hidden beach’ because it’s located in the back of limestone hill and you need to climb down hundreds of stairs to access the beach. But, today the government build a way to access to the beach.

MELASTI BEACH

WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT MELASTI BEACH?

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

DRY SEASON:
April  – October.

*) July to September are the most ideal months to visit this beach since it has little rain and sometime no rain et all.

UPDATE STATUS OF MELASTI BEACH:

OPEN FOR ANY VISITOR/TOURIST

*) Since March 21st, 2020 Melasti beach has been closed according to government instruction to avoid Corona spreads.

**) Since June 24th, 2020 local authority open the beach as considering to economic growth of local people. They don’t charge the entrance fee until July 1st, 2020. They claimed it’s a preparation for facing a new normal by testing healthy protocol. This decision seems against the Governor or government policy.

HOW MUCH IS MELASTI BEACH ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRANCE FEE:
IDR 5K.

NEW ENTRANCE FEE PER 2020:
Adult : IDR 10K
Child : IDR 5K

PARKING FEE:
IDR 5K (Car).
IDR 2K (Bike/Scooter).

MELASTI ENTRY TICKET:

MELASTI SUNBATHING SPOT

WHERE IS THE MELASTI BEACH LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Ungasan, Kutuh
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Kuta Selatan
Regency (Kabupaten): Badung
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 27 km south of Denpasar or 1 hour.
About 49 km south of Ubud or 2 hours.
About 22 km south of Kuta beach or 1 hours.
About 21 km south of Ngurah Rai airport or 45 minutes.

MAP OF MELASTI BEACH:

HOW TO GET TO MELASTI BEACH?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no direct public transport to get there.

*) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this beach and use google map as your navigation.

THE CHILDREN ENJOY CANOEING ON THE MELASTI LAGOON

A KID FISHING ON THE MELASTI LAGOON

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are strong signal for your smartphone.

*) Use Telkomsel SIM card for relative better service compare to other telecom operator.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are some cafe & restaurant.

*) Bintang beer IDR 25K.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and toilet.

*) Better bring your own pocket tissue.

THE CORALS:

*) Well, this beach has not so many corals actually. You have to snorkeling till the mid to see the corals, crabs, fishes, octopus, etc.

HERMIT CRAB:

BULU BABI:

*) Don’t step on this creature because it has poisonous spikes.

**) In Java island, the local people hunt this creature. They eat the fresh inside part of this creature. They claimed it has good nutrition and high protein.

MELASTI LANDMARK:

PREWEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY:

*) Sometime you will see some couple do the prewedding photography here.

**) I surprised many of them are not a local person. Seems they are from China, Taiwan, Hongkong, etc.

MELASTI HIDDEN SUNSET:

*) Even it looks so similar with the Pandawa beach, it offering many beautiful sights and more quiet than Pandawa beach. The road also has amazing view such as cutted limestone hill, forest, horizontal line, long white sands beach. You won’t regret visit this beach.

WATCH MELASTI BEACH FROM VIDEO:

SOME ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR MELASTI BEACH BALI:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Melasti beach:

1. Green Bowl beach (5 km or 11 minutes).
2. Pandawa beach (8 km or 17 minutes).
3. Nusa Dua beach (13 km or 27 minutes).
4. Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) culture park (7 km or 14 minutes).
5. Dreamland beach (12 km or 30 minutes).
6. Tanjung Benoa beach (14 km or 40 minutes).
7. Uluwatu temple + monkey forest + sunset + bali dance show

You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 8 itinerary.

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4 thoughts on “MELASTI BEACH (Pantai Melasti) – A Beach for Ceremonial Place that turns into a Tourist Destination

  1. Mel Dahl

    Hey there. Is the Melasti beach still open in pandemic Corona period as i found Kuta beach were closed? thank u

    1. kunzbali Post author

      Melasti beach also closed due to Badung government instruction.
      It just available for local who want to do ceremony here.
      Also it just limited number of pilgrims only.

    2. mavcosio

      Open now, just been there. but make sure you do the the government protocols of wearing masks. Pecalang checkpoint with temperature checking is being done to all before going in, and pay the usual fee after.

      1. kunzbali Post author

        Thank you for the information.
        As you can see in the article above, i already mentioned it.
        Melasti beach already open before Bali New Normal period (9 July 2020) by government.
        It’s already open since 24 June 2020.
        Anyway, thank you for your advice.

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