– All Details to Know About Melasti Beach –
WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT MELASTI BEACH?
The access to the beach still under construction,
It become popular place for beach lover.
This beach located in the back of the hill.
In the past time you need climb down hundred of stairs.
The access to the beach by cutting limestone hills.
You will see the giant limestone walls here.
On the low tide you can do canoeing & snorkeling activity.
Also for sunbathing place with the long coast.
Unlike Pandawa beach,
Melasti beach is relative less visitor.
WHAT IS MELASTI BEACH?
Melasti beach (pantai Melasti) 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.
WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT MELASTI BEACH?
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Monday – Friday.
*) Weekend sometime crowded by local people.
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.
HOW MUCH IS MELASTI BEACH ENTRANCE FEE?
INTERNATIONAL VISITOR ENTRANCE FEE:
Adult : IDR 5K
Child : IDR 2K
NEW INTERNATIONAL VISITOR ENTRANCE FEE PER 2020:
Adult : IDR 10K
Child : IDR 5K
DOMESTIC (LOCAL) VISITOR ENTRANCE FEE PER 2020:
Adult : IDR 8K
Child : IDR 3K
MELASTI BEACH ENTRANCE FEE:
MELASTI BEACH ENTRY TICKET:
IDR 5K (Car).
IDR 2K (Bike/Scooter).
SUNBATH CHAIR FEE:
PREWEDDING PHOTO SHOT FEE:
MELASTI BEACH PARKING TICKET:
MELASTI BEACH SUNBATHING SPOT
WHERE IS THE MELASTI BEACH LOCATED?
Village (Desa): Ungasan, Kutuh
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Kuta Selatan
Regency (Kabupaten): Badung
Province (Provinsi): Bali
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 (PANTAI MELASTI):
*) If you drive a scooter you can just click the map above. It’s your driving guideline.
HOW TO GET TO MELASTI BEACH?
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.
CHILDREN ENJOY CANOEING ON THE MELASTI BEACH LAGOON
A KID FISHING ON THE MELASTI BEACH LAGOON
MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are strong signal for your smartphone.
*) Use Telkomsel SIM card for relative better service compare to other telecom operator.
There are some cafe & restaurant.
*) Bintang beer IDR 25K.
Some restroom and toilet.
*) Better bring your own pocket tissue.
MELASTI BEACH 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.
SEA URCHIN (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 BEACH LANDMARK:
MELASTI BEACH 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 BEACH 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.
PROS AND CONS:
1. Clean beach.
2. White sand beach.
3. Long coast line.
4. Awesome limestone hill.
5. Wide parking space.
1. Crowded beach on weekend/student holiday/Indonesian holiday.
2. Can not swimming when low tide.
3. Rude sunbath rental.
4. Dirty beach on Monsoon (west wind) season.
5. Rude parking man.
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.
SOME ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR PANTAI MELASTI BEACH BALI:
You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Melasti beach:
1. Karma beach
2. Green Bowl beach (5 km or 11 minutes).
3. Pandawa beach (8 km or 17 minutes).
4. Nusa Dua beach (13 km or 27 minutes).
5. Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) culture park (7 km or 14 minutes).
6. Dreamland beach (12 km or 30 minutes).
7. Tanjung Benoa beach (14 km or 40 minutes).
8. Uluwatu temple + monkey forest + sunset + bali dance show.
You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 8 itinerary.
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