Bias Tugel Beach
Hidden and magnificent
This is the top 10 of Bali's best hidden beaches, and it's known as a secret white sand beach tucked in the back of the hills.
Locals refer to Bias Tugel Beach as Pantai Bias Tugel. Just south of Padangbai Harbour is a little bay with a 130-meter strip of white sand.
The bay provides a serene setting, thanks to a long and narrow headland that shields it from the bustle of the adjacent port.
Bias Tugel Beach is very similar to the Blue Lagoon Beach in Padangbai. The difference between the beaches is that there is a large enough natural pool.
There are remnants of volcanic black in the golden sand. The grains are huge, but the ground is still soft underfoot, if not noisy.
Volcanic cliffs merge into a stony beachfront that wraps around the beach's headlands on both ends.
Here's all you need to know before visiting Padangbai's Bias Tugel Beach, but feel free to skip to any part that interests you.
Bias Tugel Beach: What to Do and See
This beach has less visitors than a touristy beach. You can enjoy and relax here because it is so calm.
All of the benefits of this beach encourage visitors to spend their time doing activities such as swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, or even soaking in pools developed among the coral.
Because of the clean sea water, an underwater panorama that is still natural and quite lovely may be seen clearly.
You can also rent snorkels and fins from one of the local vendors who rents out such equipment and go swimming or snorkeling.
The wave is normally not too big, so you can swim or snorkel securely, but there are seasons when the wave is stronger, and swimming at this beach requires caution. On the southern end of Bias Tugel Beach, over the opposite headland, you can see the ruins of a hotel project that was abandoned halfway through construction.
If you're inquisitive and up for some urban adventure, this abandoned site is worth checking out.
Bias Tugel Beach Location & Address
Tugel Beach or Pantai Beach? Bias Tugel is a settlement in the Karangasem Regency of Bali, Indonesia, located in the village of Padangbai, Manggis Sub-District.
A motorized vehicle may travel roughly 57 kilometers from Ngurah Rai International Airport in 1.5 hours.
The location is close to the Padangbai port, which is used to transit the Bali-Lombok island chain.
What is the best way to get to Bias Tugel Beach?
Because there is no public transit to Bias Tugel Beach, you must either self-drive or join an organized Bali tour to experience some of the island's best hidden secrets!
To go to Bias Tugel Beach, drive to Padangbai's harbor. Then follow the road south from the ferry port, through the Post Office.
Continue sharply uphill for 750 meters, then turn left at the intersection marked with a sign. The route will lead to the ticket office after 500 meters.
The beach is a steep climb down a small trail from there. When you arrive, you will be astounded by the magnificence of the beaches.
Bias Tugel Beach Entrance Price
There is no entrance fee to visit Bias Tugel Beach or Pantai Bias Tugel; however, parking costs 5,000 IDR.
If you want to go snorkeling, you can rent equipment from the locals for 100,000 to 150,000 IDR per person.
You can also surf or simply lounge on the beach in addition to snorkeling. For those who are bold enough, you can sit on a rock with trees behind you while admiring a beautiful natural scene.
Beach Facilities at Bias Tugel
The number of facilities in Bias Tugel Beach is still limited. Around the beach, there are no hotels or restaurants.
However, you can buy tiny amounts of food and drinks from vendors that are still rather basic. Fried noodles and young coconut ice are just a few of the dishes available.
These stalls are simply supported by bamboo and have a roof made of dried coconut leaves, making them a pleasant place to rest.
Aside from cuisine, there are kiosks selling Balinese fabrics from which you may manufacture keepsakes for family and friends.
If you and your family plan to stay at Bias Tugel Beach for an extended period of time, you should bring food and drinks with you.
Prepare a fully charged camera or mobile battery because there will be a lot of beautiful natural landscapes to capture.
Also, come when the weather is nice and the water isn't too high so you can enjoy the beach to its fullest.
About Bias Tugel Beach
Bias Tugel Beach, also known as Secret Beach, is a beautiful white sand beach that is no longer hidden.
Its true mystery is that no one seems to know what it's called officially. Pantai Kecil, a local Balinese phrase that loosely translates to 'the Little Beach,' is the name given to Pantai Bias Tugel.
"Bias" means "sand," and "Tugel" means "cut." This beach has a rather short beachfront of about 200 meters.
Nonetheless, this beach is known for having the whitest sand in Bali. The seawater appears to be clear, and the beach is still peaceful.
A little lagoon can be found on the left side of Bias Tugel Beach. You can swim in it or simply relax in it.
Just don't do it when the sea tides are high, because you never know if you'll get carried away by the waves.
A water blow phenomenon can also be found on the beach. Simply face the sea and glance to the right to see sea water that has hit the reef and appears to be a fountain.