Blue Lagoon beach is some of the best beaches in Bali. While other beaches on the island are black sand beaches, Blue Lagoon is a beautiful white sand beach in a green cove with crystal clear water. Located in East Bali, it is not overrun by tourists and therefore a great place to relax for the day. With some local warungs where you can order food and cold drinks, you only need to bring your towel and swimsuit for a day at Blue Lagoon beach Bali. Find in this complete guide all the info you need to know!
Best tours to explore east Bali
If you want to explore the best of East Bali then it is highly recommended to book your tours in advance. Of course you can also explore the area by yourself if you are comfortable driving a motorbike. But if you book your tour you don’t have to think about anything else, you can just enjoy and take pictures. All of these tours include air conditioned transport with hotel pick up and drop off, certified guides and sometimes also lunch and the entrance fees. You can reserve now and pay later, with cancellation up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
- East Bali 2 day tour. Discover the beauty of East Bali during this 2 day tour including a visit to Lempuyang Luhur temple, Tirta Gangga and Taman Ujung water temple, the black sand beaches and a Chocolate Factory visit.
- Snorkeling Trip to the Japanese Shipwreck in Amed. Explore the underwater world and visit the Japanese Shipwreck Point and snorkel in between a variety of reef fish, coral, and other marine life.
- Hike Mount Batur and go diving at WWII shipwreck in Tulamben.
- Lempuyang and Besakih temple tour. Visit some of the best temples that Bali has to offer. Lempuyang temple with the famous view on Mount Agung, the mother temple Besakih, Tirta Gangga water palace and a delicious lunch.
- Beginner’s dive experience in Amed Bali. Learn the basics of scuba diving and take a dive with an instructor in Tulamben Bay on the north-east coast of Bali.
- 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course Amed. Get your diving certificate and see the Coral Triangle, an area with the highest biodiversity of marine species near Amed.
- 3 days tour; Hike Mount Batur, explore east Bali, Lempuyang temple, Ubud and Nusa Penida. Get the best of Bali and Nusa Penida during this 3 days tour. Watch the sunrise on Mount Batur, see the best of East Bali, Ubud and visit beautiful Nusa Penida island.
- USAT Liberty Wreck Dive and Tulamben Bay Amed. Explore some of the best dive sites off the north-east coast of Bali and get up close to the USAT Liberty wreck on a dive experience at Tulamben Bay Amed.
- Bali Instagram tour; visit Lempuyang temple, Tirta Gangga, Tukad Cepung waterfall, jungle swimg and rice terraces Ubud
General travel must haves for Bali
Before we dive into this blog post, let’s check a few things to make your travels in Bali easy and safe.
Have you thought about how to get around in Bali? A scooter is the easiest way if you’re comfortable driving one yourself.
- Book your scooter or motorbike here to get around in Bali. This is the most convenient way to arrange your rental motorbike, especially because it gets delivered and picked up for free to your accommodation within Ubud, Canggu, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Denpasar, Seminyak, Uluwatu, Kerobokan, Jimbaran, Sanur. Requirements: 20 years old; international car (B) drivers license for scooters (or moto (A) license for motorcycles); copies of passport and drivers license.
Do you prefer a private driver for the day and the freedom to create your own itinerary?
Did you already book your accommodation?
Are you insured during your travels?
- Buy your travel insurance here. Safetywing not only includes coverage for travel delay, lost checked luggage, emergency response, natural disasters and personal liability. But also covers all your medical expenses for hospitalisation.
How to get to Blue Lagoon beach Bali
Blue Lagoon beach is located in East Bali, close to Manggis and is the next cove of Padangbai. More beaches along Bali’s east coast are beautiful white sand beaches such as Virgin beach which is only 40 minutes up north from Blue Lagoon. The best way to get around in Bali is by motorbike which you can rent, depending on the model, for about 80 000 to 100 000 IDR per day.
Entrance fee Blue Lagoon beach Bali
There is no entrance fee for Blue Lagoon beach Bali but for parking you pay a small fee of 2 000 IDR.
Best time to visit Blue Lagoon beach Bali
Blue Lagoon beach is, just like all the other beaches in Bali, affected by the tides. With low tide the beach is exposed with rocks, so for swimming high tide is much better. However, with high tide there is not much beach left, so somewhere in between would be the very best timing.
Considering the season you can expect the cove where Blue Lagoon is located in to be much greener. Along the east coast it tends to rain less, so during the dry season the foliage turn brown quickly. When we visited in March the trees were bright green which is a nice contrast with the turquoise water.
What to expect at Blue Lagoon beach Bali
Once you make your way down to Blue Lagoon via the stairs a turquoise bay is awaiting you. The warungs are located at the tip of the cliff where you can rent sunbeds, have a cold coconut and beer and relax in the shade with views on Blue Lagoon.
Although Blue Lagoon isn’t a very wide beach, it won’t feel crowded quickly because it is a quite undiscovered area. The perfect place for couples or families looking for a Bali beach to get away from the crowds. And with just enough facilities such as the warungs with sunbeds, it won’t feel overdeveloped as well.
If you love diving then Blue Lagoon is a great place to do this activity. But also snorkeling is a great thing to do here because of the reef which is just of shore. You can rent snorkels and swim fins at the warung so if you plan to do this spontaneously or don’t have them, they got you covered!
If you want to stay close to Blue Lagoon you can book a room at the Bloo Lagoon village which is a nice resort with pool and ocean views. On the picture below you can see a topdown drone photo from the beach with the resort on the right side. It is the nearest tourist accommodation to the beach and looks pretty nice! However we haven’t stayed there, so can’t give a detailed review.
More things to do around Blue Lagoon
East Bali is a bit of an underrated region in Bali. But the Karangasem area has lots of history and beautiful beaches to offer. Visit the Taman Ujung water palace to admire the beautiful architecture and serene water gardens. Or head towards some of the best viewpoints in Bali with views on Mount Agung which is Bukit Cinta. Another beautiful beach in East Bali is Virgin beach which is in our opinion even better than Blue Lagoon! There are plenty of other places to visit in East Bali, so make sure check them out!
Taman Ujung water palace in Karangasem is absolutely worth the trip
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