melasti-beach

Melasti beach is located in Ungasan, the southern part of Bali and has some of the clearest blue water. With its soft white sand and impressive towering limestone cliffs, Melasti beach is one of a kind. There are some local restaurants and more upscale and luxury beach clubs around, so there is something for everyone! With calm and shallow water, Melasti beach is a perfect get away for families and couples away from the busier beaches in Uluwatu. Read in this blog post everything you need to know about Melasti beach.

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 Melasti beach

Melasti beach is located at the most southern point of Bali in the Peninsula Ungasan. It takes about an hour drive from the Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta area. It’s easy to get to the beach location as the roads are pretty new.

For those staying in Uluwatu, Melasti beach is just a five minute drive from Green Bowl beach or Pandawa beach, so it’s a perfect spot to put on your Uluwatu beaches list!

We always rent a scooter to drive around Bali because it makes you so independent. But you can also book a private driver for the day. Usually a car costs around 500 000 IDR per day (for 4 – 5 people). Renting a scooter will cost you around 50 000 – 100 000 IDR depending on the model and CC’s you choose.

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Entrance fee to Melasti beach

On arrival you will be charged for both parking and entrance. The entrance to the beach costs 10,000 IDR (€0,60) per person and 2000 IDR for parking. You can also use the bathrooms with shower and change rooms for 5000 IDR. Additionally, there are sun beds and umbrellas for rent at the beach itself (not at the beach club) which cost roughly 100 000 IDR (€6).

What to expect at Melasti beach

As you make your way down to the beach you will drive through the towering limestone cliffs which is just incredible. The twists and turns through the winding roads along the towering cliffs and the view on the intense blue Indian Ocean is something that’s typically for south Bali.

Before you arrive down to the beach, make sure to stop at one of the viewpoints to capture a shot from above. The infinite views on the ocean with its turquoise waters are just so beautiful! Melasti beach is, just like the other beaches in Uluwatu, some of the cleanest beaches in Bali with amazing powdery white soft sand. And in south Bali you will only find white sand beaches, while the beaches along the north, east and south coast of Bali are mainly black sand beaches. 

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There are a handful of warung shacks set up on the beach that offer cheap local food. The majority of the restaurants sell everything from traditional Indonesian noodles to beers and smoothies.

But if you’re into a day of relaxing in a luxury beach club, then Palmilla is the place to be. With a gorgeous swimming pool that contrasts the wooden exteriors beautifully, Palmilla is a very photogenic beach club and definitely one of the better Instagram spots in Bali. With the limestone cliffs in the background, beautiful turquoise ocean with white sand and the dreamy boho vibes at Palmilla your afternoon will be unforgettable!

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Things to do at Melasti beach

Except relaxing at the beach, cooling off in the blue waters and enjoying a cold coconut, there are actually some other things to do here!

Most Southern point of Bali island

At Melasti beach you can see, and stand at, the most Southern point of Bali! It’s the piece of land sticking out in the ocean, you will see it soon enough when entering the beach area. The entrance to this spot is free of charge. 

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Palmilla beach club

When you’re in for a more luxury laid back vacation day at a beach club, Palmilla will fulfil all your needs! The dreamy boho vibes of this beach club almost give you the Mexican Tulum vibes. If you’ve been to Tulum, you know what I mean!   

Paragliding

For the adrenaline junkies or the ones wanting to see the impressive Uluwatu coast from a different perspective, paragliding is the answer! Near the beach you can go paragliding with an instructor, an unforgettable experience! Also Nyang Nyang beach offers paragliding as activity. 

Photoshoot

One thing that is incredibly popular at a lot of beaches on the south coast of Bali, is (pre) wedding photoshoots. It’s the same story as at Balangan beach, where you will notice dozens of brides and grooms posing along the cliff tops, along the beach or sometimes even in the ocean!

Melasti beach is very rich with photogenic backgrounds and stunning views. The beautiful white sand beaches, limestone cliff walls, winding roads, clear seawater and beautiful platforms give many photo opportunities.

The scenery is even more beautiful when the sun begins to set into the sea. It gives the spectacular setting of the sunset with the beautiful beach and impressive cliffs a very romantic atmosphere.

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More Bali travel inspiration

We hope you enjoyed this blog post about Melasti beach.

For many other Bali travel tips, check our other blog posts here:

15 best beaches in Uluwatu

8 best beaches in Nusa Dua

Best things to do in Uluwatu

Best things to do in Bali

Sunset in Bali – the places places to watch

Best waterfalls in Bali