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Green Bowl Beach is one of the beautiful Uluwatu beaches. Situated at the base of lush verdant cliffs, Green Bowl beach is one of the most secluded and beautiful Bali beaches. The beach may be small, but it gives you a true feeling of being away from it all. After a short hike down the stairs you’ll reach Green Bowl beach which is also famous for its cave. This is the ideal place to relax if you don’t want to lay in the scorching sunshine all day. Furthermore there is no natural shade on Green Bowl beach, so the cave is a perfect, cool place on the beach to relax. Green Bowl beach also has perfect waves for surfers and you sometimes you can even spot locals catching fish. Read in this blog post everything you need to know about Green Bowl Beach Bali.

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Best Uluwatu tours

If you want to explore the best of Uluwatu with a private tour, then it is highly recommended to book a tour with a private driver so you can explore everything at your own pace. Because of Bali’s popularity it is highly recommended to book your tours in advance as it is likely that tours sell out. So don’t wait with booking until you get to Bali. Choose your favorite tours here and secure your booking! 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.

  • Uluwatu beaches, GWK Cultural Park and Uluwatu temple tour. A combination of the best culture and nature activities that southern Bali has to offer. Explore the most southern region in Bali with a private driver and English speaking guide to learn more about the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park and soak in the sunshine at Uluwatu’s best beaches. You will finish the day with a spectacular sunset at Uluwatu Temple and watch the famous Kecak Balinese Cultural Dance.
  • Uluwatu beach club hopping tour. This private tour will take you to the best Uluwatu beach clubs to enjoy a day of relaxing at some of the best infinity pools and beaches that Uluwatu has to offer.
  • Customisable full day tour along the best spots in Uluwatu. Have your own private driver for a day to visit all the best spots in Uluwatu. Make your own itinerary and explore every location at your own pace.
  • Uluwatu white sand beaches tour and sunset at Uluwatu temple. Discover some of the best beaches in Uluwatu during this private tour. While visiting the beautiful white sand beaches you can swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters or rent a jet ski, fly-board or banana boat at your own expense. After the beach fun you will visit Padang Padang beach before watching the sunset at Uluwatu Temple and see the traditional Kecak dance show overlooking the sea.
  • Underwater Sea Walking Experience Nusa Dua. Explore Bali’s stunning underwater life while walking on the bottom of the ocean with a professional guide. The sea walker is a soft dive system that is designed specifically for those who are not confident swimmers or do not wish to dive.
  • Fly Board experience Nusa Dua. Fly high over the ocean with a Flyboard and get the adrenaline pumping!
  • Watersports Fun Package Nusa Dua: Jet Ski, Parasailing and donut boat. Have the best of three watersports activities in Nusa Dua. Soar in the air while parasailing, drive a jetski yourself and have fun on the donut boat.

How to get to Green Bowl beach

Green Bowl Beach is located on the far southern tip of Bali in the Bukit Peninsula in Ungasan.

If you are coming from the Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu area it is approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey to reach the beach, also known as Pantai Green Bowl in Bahasa, depending on the traffic around Kuta.

Scooter rental is typically between 50,000 – 100,000 IDR per day depending on the model and amount of CC’s. Or you can rent them on a monthly basis from anywhere between 700,000 IDR and 1,500,000 IDR. Alternatively, if you are not comfortable driving a scooter, you can rent a car with private driver in Bali or if you want to explore more of Bali in one day, you can book one of the many day tours available, depending on your needs!

Pantai Green Bowl beach has a dedicated parking area where you can safely park your vehicle near a warung.


Best time to go to Green Bowl beach

The best time to get to Green Bowl beach is in between high and low tide, once the calm crystal clear waters provide nice snorkeling options. But if you only want to relax at the beach or watch the sunset, any time is possible except high tide. Keep in mind that during high tide there wont be much beach left. If you’re on the beach with high tide, please be aware of the current and power of the waves. Don’t go swimming because there is no beach guard on this beach.

During the week Green Bowl beach is mostly uncrowded, but it draws more people in the weekends, including a few persistent vendors.

In terms of the best months to visit Green Bowl beach, right after rainy season and some weeks after, the cliffs in the Uluwatu area are super green. As months go by in dry season, there is almost no greenery left on the cliffs when foliage turns brown. 


What to expect at Green Bowl beach

Green Bowl beach is found behind hills and trees. When you arrive at the carpark at the top of the cliffs, you have to pay a small parking fee of 2,000 IDR. Some warungs and shops line the edge of the carpark if you wish to grab a meal or a drink before heading down to the beach.

To get to the beach, you have to descend the 300 concrete steps down. The hike might be daunting at first but once you start you will soon realize that it’s nothing too serious. You might feel your calves the next morning haha!

Make sure that you don’t have loose items hanging around. Like sunglasses or a hat or food, because the monkeys here are very cheeky and can potentially rob you. This also applies to your scooter, don’t leave anything behind! We left a bottle of water in the cup holder in front of the scooter, and guess what, the bottle of water was gone when we got back from the beach! With dusty finger prints all over the scooter, it was very clear who was the suspect.


Things to do at Green Bowl Beach

The fifty meters long glistening patch of white sand and the far reaching view on the ocean will give you the feeling as if you are on a castaway island. But the impressive Bali cliffs above you and the cave at the beach will still give you that secluded feeling.

Green Bowl beach is the perfect spot for peace seekers, if you want to take an afternoon nap, or to watch a romantic sunset with your loved one.

Wander through the crystal clear shallow waters and discover how incredibly turquoise it is. Sometimes it even doesn’t seem like there is water at all, because it is so clear and calm. Perfect to go snorkeling, so don’t forget your snorkel gear if you’re in for some underwater activity! There is so much marine life around the reef and rocks. But always be care full with the current!

But apart from the pristine sandy shores and relaxing vibes, this is also a popular surf spot for die-hard surfers. The reef breaks just offshore producing excellent swell and it is far less crowded than the more popular surf spots like Blue Point and Padang Padang. It attracts skilled surfers favouring the uncrowded waves and exotic location of this beach.

Also among the unique features of Green Bowl Beachare massive limestone caves that enclose little rock shrines, and additionally offer shade and shelter for beachgoers. A fun thing to explore once you’re done sunbathing, relaxing or snorkeling.


Take the tide into account

All the beaches in Bali are affected by the tide. This means that you need to take into account when it’s high tide or low tide if you want to undertake specific activities such as surfing, snorkeling or other water activities. For Green Bowl beach is also matters in term of how much beach there actually is left. With high tide you will only have a really small patch of sand which makes it dangerous to lay on the beach. It is the perfect time to surf then, but beach goers have to come in between the tides or with low tide. Check the tide times here


More Uluwatu beaches to explore

Uluwatu has many more beautiful beaches to explore. While Green Bowl beach is the perfect place for peace seekers, there are plenty of other beaches in Uluwatu that have more facilities around. Suluban beach, Pandawa beach, Bingin beach, Melasti beach and Dreamland beach are some examples where you will find plenty of beach cafes, restaurants, beach clubs and more. These places are often more crowded and lively. So there is a beach for everyone in Uluwatu!


More Bali travel inspiration

We hope you enjoyed reading our blog post about Green Bowl beach Bali. 

For more Bali travel inspiration, head over to our other Bali blog posts.

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  1. Hi Ilse, looks like a lovely beach, Green Bowl in Uluwatu. A very beautiful and secluded beach in Bali.

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