January 26, 2016

Padang Padang Beach & Labuan Sait Beach at Bukit Peninsula, Pecatu - Bali

(Update 2017: This post covers the information about Padang Padang and Labuan Sait Beach.)

Padang Padang Beach Bali is a secret beach with long sandy stretch, scenic sea view and tranquil atmosphere. This astounding gem is concealed by looming cliffs, hard woods, and natural vegetation.

At the eastern end, lies Labuan Sait Beach. Both have their own access to the seaside. These beaches are only separated by clusters of rocks and corals, so better known as Labuan Sait - Padang Padang Beach. During low tide visitors can explore them.

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Let's take a closer look to the Labuan Sait - Padang Padang!




Padang Padang Beach

Padang Padang, formerly known as Thomas Beach, is located in the southern part of Bali Island, the Bukit Peninsula. More precisely between Labuan Sait and Suluban Uluwatu Beach. These beaches are under the administration of Pecatu Village, District of South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali.

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This place is easily reached by car or scooter. The street sign is installed in front of the driveway. Its vicinity has been developed in recent few years.

There are various facilities such as hotels, villas, home stays, pharmacies, grocery stores, cafes and more, which gives convenience to every visitor.

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At the parking lot, visitors will be charged with parking fees. Then, you have to make your way down a long set of descending concrete steps on the cliff wall, passing over the shrine, lodges, frangipani blossoms, surfer café and souvenirs till the soft sand becomes your footing.

This beach is relatively quiet; most visitors are foreign tourists and few local people who work on the beach. Visitors will be greeted by the calm atmosphere, beach chairs, umbrellas, and also great waves.

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This beach is rich with gorgeous coral reefs, nooks, crannies, and diverse marine life, so it is suitable for snorkeling. Also, a lot surfer come and surfs here. This is a place where pro and expert surfers come to challenge and prove their skills.

Meanwhile, visitors can enjoy the scenic beauty, swimming, sunbath, strolling along the coast, frolic at the water's edge, or just lying down and reading while enjoying the day.

This is a great place for relaxing along with laidback feel and friendly peoples. Many souvenir shops, surfboard rentals, cafe, and food stalls have enliven the beach activities.

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Labuan Sait Beach

This is a beautiful beach with crystalline water, pleasant white sand, looming cliffs, brilliant sunset, and peaceful environment. This beach is located at the eastern end of Padang Padang, separated by a series of big rocks and corals. Visitor will be charged with parking and entrance fee.

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This beach has its own access, through an enchanting and narrow gap between the big chunks of boulders. This is unique access but need to be careful when passing over other visitors who returning from the beach.

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Labuan Sait offers a clean, calm and shallow water. People came here for swimming, surfing, lay down on sarong and spending time with sunblock, or reading books and waiting for sunset. This place is suitable for family holiday and safe for swimming even for children.

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Labuan Sait and Padang Padang is one of the best surfing spots in Bali. This place offers powerful and consistent waves with high of waves can reach 10 ft or 3 meters and highly recommended for advance and professional surfers.

The best time for surfing here is on dry season when the powerful waves occurred. This surf break becomes a favorite spot to enjoy the surf adventure and explore the challenging waves with no-off season.

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The sea water in Labuan Sait & Padang Padang is clear and shallow which allows visitors to snorkel, observing the marine life, nooks, crannies, corals, and tropical fish. Here, the coral reefs grow on shallow water and affected by the tide. The amount of light for photosynthesis in shallow waters is abundant and the coral reefs grow thriving.

Labuhan Sait also becomes favorite locations for pre wedding photo-shoot. The big rocks backdrop, green foliage over the cliffs, cloud & sky, waves and deep blue sea will give a deep impression with romantic sunset as the final touch.

The name "Padang Padang" is better known than its original name, Labuan Sait, after becoming one of the locations where the filming for Eat Pray Love's beach scene took place. The beach conditions may not be as lively as that imagined, but the beauty and tranquility offered are genuine.

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Reference

  1. google.co.id
  2. wikipedia.org _ Pecatu _ on October 12, 2017
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecatu
  3. wikitravel.org _ Bukit Peninsula _ on October 12, 2017
    https://wikitravel.org/en/Bukit_Peninsula
  4. Image : Original Collection

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