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PADANG PADANG BEACH (Pantai Padang Padang) at Pecatu, Bali + SUNSET

PADANG-PADANG (THOMAS) BEACH

– All Details to Know About Padang-padang Beach –

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT PADANG-PADANG BEACH?

HIDDEN SECRET BEACH
This beach located in the back of the hill.
You need climb down the stairs to reach the beach.

QUIET BEACH
Unlike Kuta beach, Sanur beach or touristic beach,
This beach is offering quiet sensation.

NO ENTRANCE FEE
There is no official entrance fee.
But, they will ask you for a donation.

ROMANCE BEACH
The wave so calm and quiet place.
Long coast and beautiful white sand.

PADANG-PADANG BEACH

WHAT IS PADANG-PADANG BEACH?

DESCRIPTION:

Thomas beach location is hard to be found. The access to the beach is without asphalt, just limestone road. In the end of the road you will see how beautiful ‘she’ is.

PADANG-PADANG BEACH

WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT PADANG-PADANG BEACH?

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

DRY SEASON:
April  – October.

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

**) If you visit on west wind season (November – February), you will found the beach so dirty, full of garbage such as plastic, branch, coconut skin, etc. It caused by the west wind blows and bring the waste/garbage from other island and landed in Bali island.

SUNSET TIME:
6.40 PM – 6.45 PM.

*) The color gradation start on 6.15 PM.

UPDATE STATUS OF PADANG PADANG (THOMAS) BEACH:

OPEN FOR ANY VISITOR/TOURIST

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

**) Since July 9th, 2020 (Bali New Normal) period, Padang padang Thomas beach has been officially open for tourist.

HOW MUCH IS PADANG-PADANG BEACH ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRANCE FEE TICKET:
Donation

PARKING FEE:
Free (included by your donation).

A SMALL TEMPLE BEFORE PADANG PADANG BEACH

WHERE IS PADANG-PADANG BEACH LOCATED?

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

DISTANCE:
About 29 km southwest of Denpasar or 1 hour and 10 minutes.
About 52 km southwest of Ubud or 2 hour and 15 minutes.
About 22 km southwest of Kuta beach or 1 hours.
About 20 km southwest of Ngurah Rai airport or 45 minutes.

MAP OF PADANG-PADANG BEACH:

*) If you refer to Google map the name of the beach is not Padang padang beach. But, Thomas beach. It very close to Thomas villa.

A TRAVELER TAKING A PICTURE FROM TOP OF THE HILL

*) After the Hollywood movies, Eat pray love, Labuan Sait beach known as Padang padang beach. But, actually Padang padang beach is in the west side of Labuan Sait beach. Today on Google map, the truly Padang padang beach known as Thomas beach. You will found small name board as Padang padang beach on the site.

PADANG-PADANG BEACH (THOMAS BEACH)

*) I recommend you to visit this truly Padang padang beach (Thomas beach) than other Padang padang beach (Labuan Sait beach) because it’s not much crowded by visitor. So, you can chilling out here, relax and sunbathing here.

HOW TO GET TO PADANG-PADANG BEACH?

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

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

**) The access to the Padang padang beach is no asphalt for about 100 meters.

***) If you are a new couple, this beach maybe best place for romance setting.

PADANG-PADANG BEACH (THOMAS BEACH)

OTHER INFORMATION:

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

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

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are some cafe & restaurant.

HOTEL:
There are some homestay near the beach.

VILLA AND HOMESTAY AT PADANG-PADANG BEACH

*) In the night time, you will found many fire bugs. Also this beach become favorite place for fishing by local people in the night.

TRAVELER ON PADANG-PADANG BEACH

*) If you walk to the left you will found big limestone or coral. It’s like hidden beach. Not much people there. Just like your private beach. This is my favorite spot.

PADANG-PADANG BEACH + SUNSET

*) This Padang-padang beach is relative more quiet than Padang-padang Labuan Sait beach. Also it has long white coast line. I really love and enjoyed in this beach. Even you will see the firefly after the sunset.

SOME ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR PADANG PADANG BEACH BALI:

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

1. Labuan Sait beach Padang padang.
2. Uluwatu beach/Suluban/Blue point beach.
3. Uluwatu temple + Bali kecak dance.
4. Dreamland beach.
5. Balangan beach.
6.

You can also check our recommended itinerary here: Day 7 itinerary.

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