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Thomas beach is one of the most undiscovered and underrated Bali beaches. The beautiful 200-meter long beach with it’s perfect fine, white sand and turquoise water makes it the perfect tropical beach getaway. It is a great beach in Uluwatu for peace seekers as it doesn’t have big beach clubs around. You can rent a sun bed and umbrella at the beach at a local shack and enjoy a cold coconut without having the crowds around you. Read in this blog post everything you need to know about Thomas beach Bali Uluwatu, how to get there and what to do.

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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.

Where is Thomas beach Bali

Thomas beach Bali is located on the southwest coast of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, in between Labuan Sait beach, more commonly known as Padang Padang beach, and Suluban beach, also known as Blue Point beach. The interesting fact and sometimes little confusing thing is that even though Labuan Sait Beach has a big sign saying it is Padang Padang beach, actually its neighbouring Thomas Beach is the true Padang Padang beach.

The reason for the confusion is because, in the past, you could only access Padang Padang (aka Thomas Beach) via Labuan Sait, by paddling around. So Labuan Sait quickly became popular  known as Padang Padang, which has stuck with visitors.


How to get to Thomas beach Bali

Thomas beach is just a little further than Labuan Sait beach and pretty easy to find with Google Maps. The beach is signed from the road where you have to follow the unpaved road down to the parking lot. There is no parking fee asked, so you can walk straight down the stairs to the beach. It will take you a short ten minutes to descend the stairs, but after this little work out you can relax at the beautiful shoreline of Thomas Beach.

The best way to get around in Uluwatu in general is with a rental moped. You can rent motorbikes almost everywhere in Bali, especially in the busier places like Uluwatu, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta and Ubud. 

Renting a moped costs between 50,000 – 100,000 IDR per day depending on the model and CC of the motorbike. Renting a moped on monthly basis will cost you in between 600,000 IDR and 1,500,000 IDR. From Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu it takes about 1 hour to reach Thomas Beach, but it depends on the traffic around Sunset Boulevard, Kuta.


Entrance fee Thomas beach

There is no parking fee or entrance fee for Thomas beach. But if you want to rent a sun bed with an umbrella you pay 50,000 IDR per person per day.


What to expect at Thomas beach Bali

Thomas beach is a very pretty 200 meter long beach with fine soft white sand, turquoise crystal-clear water and some beach shacks selling sun beds, umbrella’s, food, drinks and surfboards. With the right timing, you can have Thomas Beach completely for yourself! It’s not on everyones Bali itinerary yet to visit Thomas Beach Bali, so take advantage of that before it becomes too crowded. 

With Bali’s tourism industry that keeps growing, it’s hard these days to find a beautiful ‘secret beach’ in Bali. So finding a place like Thomas beach is a true gem and a perfect beach destination for the peace seekers. There are a few warungs to grab something to eat or have a drink and no big beach clubs are around which gives an authentic and laid back beach experience. Also toilets are available on Thomas beach Bali.

There are a few other things to do on Thomas beach. Of course it’s a perfect spot to relax on the beach with a coconut and take in the incredible views. But on some days, Thomas Beach Bali has perfect waves to surf. So if you want to go surfing, there are some small surf shacks along the beach where you can rent surfboards from. The normal price in Bali to rent a surfboard for two hours is around 60,000 IDR.

When it’s low tide, it’s fun to explore some hidden beaches and caves along Thomas Beach. A great little adventure on your beach day!


Take the tide into account

Just like many other beaches in Bali, is Thomas each also affected by the tide. This means that you need to take into account when it’s high tide or low tide. Surfers will know this the best as they need high tide to surf. But with high tide, the sand of the beach can get a little narrow which means less space for sun beds. But with low tide there isn’t much water to swim in and the retreated water exposes many rocks. It still is a great spot to visit and have a drink, but just take the tide into account if you want to enjoy Thomas beach on its best. In between high tide and low tide would be the best timing! Check the tide times in advance here.


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