Bali is an island rich in culture, sunshine, and beautiful beaches. Whether it's a romantic seaside dinner, surfing on the best waves, or family-friendly water sports, this island has something for you to explore and get back to your best self.

Most of the best beaches can be found in the south—the tourist hub of this sun-kissed island. You not only have an abundance of surfing spots and seaside lounges, but great food, malls, and nightlife nearby. If you're looking for a Bali beach holiday with the best beaches where you can get your tan on and forget about the daily grind and focus on getting back your A-game, here are the best beaches you can consider.

1. Nusa Dua

One of the best destinations for a wholesome Bali beach holiday, Nusa Dua features pristine white sands, palm trees, and calm waters making it perfect for a romantic getaway or family trip. Although it's among the calmest beaches on the island, you can still enjoy water sports such as windsurfing. Plus, it's surrounded by various other attractions for you to explore and be inspired by.

2. Broken Beach

Broken Beach is a picturesque location on Nusa Penida Island, which is an hour's journey from Bali by speedboat. It's called Broken Beach due to the archway that connects the ocean to its inland pool. If you’re interested in discovering unique terrains that you cannot find anywhere else, you can explore the beautiful bay or sunbathe there with a day trip to Nusa Penida.

3. Crystal Bay

Also located on Nusa Penida, Crystal Bay is the perfect beach for those looking for an idyllic beach with crystal clear waters. This cove, isolated by its surrounding hills, is quieter than other beaches making it a popular spot for serious snorkellers and scuba divers to be at one with nature underwater.

4. Kuta Beach

Kuta became the tourist hub of Bali thanks to its wide beaches, exhilarating waves, and gorgeous sunset views. There's no shortage of clubs and bars here making it popular among young adults who like to party after spending the whole day in the ocean. There's no shortage of surfboard rental and drink stalls here so you can easily quench your thirst after a round of surfing and find enjoyment and opportunities to socialise and meet new people just around the corner.

5. Legian Beach

Legian is a great place if you have plenty of surfing in your Bali beach holiday plans. Located between Kuta and Seminyak, it's less hectic but still has plenty of things to do. After taking a dip in the water, you can shop at the nearby malls, get massages, and eat at the numerous restaurants and cafes for a truly gastronomic experience.