Among the hundreds surfer’s beaches that you can find in the Balinese coasts, I had the chance to discover Pandawa beach, way more pleasant to swim and relax on the white sand. The shades of blue of the sea are wonderful, and the tourists whom attempt the beach are mainly Javanese. The view from the cliff when you get to approach the beach offers an indescribable view over it. It’s a bit far away from Canggu but it is totally worth it.
Furthermore, this beach paradise mingles fishermen, small warung, small shops and students who come to spend a few hours to unwind. You have to pay the entrance to the beach (10,000 rupiahs per person), but the sand is white and clean, and no vendor is harassing you on the beach, unlike in Seminyak or others, where the comings and goings of the vendors are relentless.
In short, Pandawa Beach is a haven hidden behind lush vegetation. It is located below limestone cliffs, etched five statues. The beach is easily accessible from Jalan Raya Uluwatu road and parking is available for scooters and cars. The beach is uncrowded especially in the morning, except weekends. It is possible to rent chairs, 50 000 IDR (about € 4) for two, if you do not want to bring yours. If you prefer to sit away from the crowd, I recommend, once you get there, to walk a few minutes on the left. But since last year, this peaceful place becomes increasingly frequented by tourists arriving by the busload at certain hours of the afternoon, especially on Sundays.