Why Should You Visit Blue Lagoon Beach on Your Solo Trip to Bali?
Blue Lagoon Beach, located in East Bali, is one of the hidden gems on the island. Very few tourists know about it, and hence, it is usually not so crowded. And the beach is also famous for adventurous water sports like snorkelling!
The unique scenery and the calm atmosphere are one of the many reasons that you should visit Blue Lagoon Beach on your solo trip to Bali.
Here’s everything you need to know about this beautiful beach!
Best time to visit Blue Lagoon Beach
Bali is beautiful throughout the year. However, to explore and try out different activities, it is best to visit the island during the dry season between April and October. During these times, the weather is extremely pleasant! You can expect the humidity to be the lowest, with very little rain and a lot of sunshine, which is perfect for exploring a gorgeous destination like Bali!
The dry season is also perfect if you want to try out snorkelling or scuba diving in Blue Lagoon Beach.
How can you visit Blue Lagoon Beach in Bali?
Blue Lagoon Beach is quite a secluded beach. It is located in East Bali in the Karangasem regency. From Ngurah Rai International Airport, it will take you about two hours to reach by car.
I would suggest that you book a cab from the airport. However, make sure that you book from genuine cab services. Bali has quite a lot of fake taxis that scam tourists. In my opinion, one of the most genuine cab services is Blue Bird Taxis!
If you wish to explore the island at your convenience, you can rent a car/bike in Bali. Or, you can even hire a private driver on the island. In a way, I feel it is one of the best ways to explore Bali as the private drivers are usually Balinese, and they know the surroundings better than Google!
Entrance Fee at Blue Lagoon Beach
Although there is no entrance fee for the beach, you will have to pay 10,000 Indonesian Rupiah ($0.69) for parking your vehicle.
Considering the fact that Blue Lagoon Beach is famous for snorkelling, it can be the perfect opportunity to try it out here. If you opt to rent snorkelling equipment, you will have to pay 100,000 to 150,000 Indonesian Rupiah ($6.95 to $10.42).
Reasons why you should visit Blue Lagoon Beach
Bali is full of hidden treasures, and one of them happens to be this gorgeous beach, Blue Lagoon Beach. If you want to have a unique experience on your solo trip to Bali, then definitely take a day or two out of your itinerary to visit Blue Lagoon Beach. Here are some reasons why you should not miss out on visiting this beautiful beach!
Blue Lagoon Beach: The perfect getaway from the hustle-bustle of the city
Like I mentioned earlier, Blue Lagoon Beach is located in a secluded region. This is one reason that makes it perfect if you want to get away from crowded tourist places like Kuta and Ubud in Bali. A few days spent in the arms of nature exploring the beach and its surrounding is surely the best way to spend the vacation, don’t you think?
At the beach, you can either relax and sunbathe or get your adrenaline pumping with some adventurous water sports like scuba diving or snorkelling! Either way, all the time you spent at Blue Lagoon Beach is going to turn out to be some of the best from your solo trip.
Blue Lagoon Beach: A beautiful picturesque destination
Believe me when I say that Bali is full of picturesque places. Be it the stunning beaches that let you take amazing pictures during the sunset or the gorgeous waterfalls where you can get aesthetic Instagram pictures, Bali never disappoints. And it so happens that Blue Lagoon Beach is just another picturesque destination on the island!
It is surrounded by lush greenery and rock formations that have remained untouched so far by the development taking place in every other region of Bali. Considering the beauty of Blue Lagoon Beach, you can surely get many beautiful pictures to remind you of the time you spent here on your solo trip!
Read my blog on what to wear in Bali to make sure you pack all the right clothes and footwear for your solo trip.
Blue Lagoon Beach: A great place to try out snorkelling and scuba diving
Yes, I know there are a lot of beaches in Bali where you can try out different types of water sports. Some of the beaches are quite famous for a certain water sport and many tourists usually head there to have the best experience. Fair enough. But there is something special about trying out things that you have always wanted to do in a less crowded and more beautiful place. And not just that, the crystal clear water at Blue Lagoon Beach just makes everything more worthwhile!
For snorkelling, you can easily rent the equipment at Blue Lagoon Beach. If it is your first time snorkelling, don’t worry, you will have experienced professionals teaching you the basics that you need to know before diving into the clear water! Trust me—it is going to be one of the beautiful experiences from your solo trip to Bali!
Check out my blog on why you should try out scuba diving on your solo trip to Bali.
Blue Lagoon Beach: Home to some of the most beautiful aquatic animals
While you try out snorkelling and scuba diving in the waters of Blue Lagoon Beach, you will come across a wide variety of aquatic animals. Some of the beautiful fish species that you can see, if you are lucky enough, are cowfish, scorpionfish, cuttlefish fish, angelfish, cordon blue eel, stargazers, the rays, among others! Along with numerous fish species, you also get to witness beautiful coral reefs too.
As therapeutic it is to watch these aquatic animals in the water, you can even click some stunning underwater pictures!
Blue Lagoon Beach: The unique golden and black volcanic sand
How often do you get to see beach sand in colours other than the normal beige and golden? Not quite often, right? Blue Lagoon Beach has a unique golden and black volcanic sand that adds to its beauty. If the idea behind your decision to take a solo trip to Bali is to have a relaxed time away from daily life, then Blue Lagoon Beach will be just perfect for you. Even if you do not wish to indulge in water sports or other adventures, sightseeing and sunbathing at the beach can work just fine too.
You can even take a walk along the shoreline as the waves crash against your feet and the sand! It is quite a beautiful experience!
Places to stay around Blue Lagoon Beach
While you are exploring this beautiful beach and enjoying everything that it has to offer, I would recommend that you spend a night or two at a hotel/hostel nearby. This way, you can enjoy your time at Blue Lagoon Beach to the fullest!
Bloo Lagoon Village
Bloo Lagoon Village is the most famous place to stay near Blue Lagoon Beach. It is basically a beautiful village which is eco-friendly and a perfect getaway you can have away from the hustle-bustle of the city. From the Bloo Lagoon Village, you get easy access to the beach, which is within comfortable walking distance!
Here, you can have a relaxed time at the swimming pool, or you can check out the different massage packages offered at the village’s own spa. If you feel up for it, you can even take up the Indonesian cookery course in the village. Believe me, Indonesian cuisine is one of a kind, and if you are someone who loves cooking, you are not going to regret learning this delicious cuisine!
The price of staying at Bloo Lagoon Village for one night – 1,031,701 Indonesian Rupiah ($71.43)
OK Divers Resort and Spa
Located in Padangbai, OK, Divers Resort and Spa is a beautiful beachfront accommodation. The best part about it is that the rooms are quite big and airy. And they also get a steady flow of natural light at all times! The decor at OK Divers Resort and Spa has a rustic feel to it as well, which enhances the overall look of everything.
Additionally, you also get WiFi in all areas of the resort, a private bathroom with a shower and basic toiletries, a desk and wardrobe in your room, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
The nearest airport from the OK Divers Resort and Spa is Ngurah Rai Airport, and the resort also offers airport transfers and shuttle services!
The price of staying at OK Divers Resort and Spa for one night – 1,009,985 Indonesian Rupiah ($69.92)
Villa Suari I
Located 0.6 miles from the Padangbai Bay, Villa Suari I is one of the best accommodations near Blue Lagoon Beach. The best part about the accommodation is that you get free parking space. This can work really well for you if you do decide to rent a car or bike in Bali.
All rooms in the villa are equipped with an air-conditioner, a seating area, balcony, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a shower and all the basic toiletries.
Considering how budget-friendly Villa Suari I is, you can definitely spend 2-3 nights here without burning a hole in your pocket!
The price of staying at Villa Suari I for one night – 496,752 Indonesian Rupiah ($34.39)
Although Sagara Candidasa is a little far away from Blue Lagoon Beach, it is totally worth your money! The accommodation offers free WiFi, airport transfers, free parking space, an on-site restaurant, a bar, an outdoor swimming pool, and a garden where you can take morning or evening strolls.
In your room, you will get a flat-screen TV, an air-conditioner, a desk, a hairdryer, a refrigerator, a private bathroom with basic toiletries, and a seating area.
The price of staying at Sagara Candidasa for one night – 939,796 Indonesian Rupiah ($65.06)
Serangan Inn Mimba
One of the most beautiful accommodations near Blue Lagoon Beach, you should definitely consider spending a night or two at Serangan Inn Mimba, located in the Padangbai region. The accommodation is a sight to behold, and you get every amenity to make your stay a memorable one here!
Serangan Inn Mimba offers you free WiFi in all areas of the accommodation, an outdoor pool, a 24-hour front desk, free parking space, a garden, and a shared lounge. The best part about the accommodation is that you can also get your currency exchanged here. Considering how the tourists are easily scammed with fake Indonesian notes, the currency exchange feature can be really helpful.
The price of staying at Serangan Inn Mimba for one night – 331,362 Indonesian Rupiah ($22.94)
My experience at Blue Lagoon Beach
Since my solo trip to Bali was just for a week, I could only spend one day at Blue Lagoon Beach. But nevertheless, it turned out to be one of the highlights of my solo trip. I tried out snorkelling at Blue Lagoon Beach and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I stayed the night at Serangan Inn Mimba, and the experience was overwhelming! The staff was friendly and welcoming, and the breakfast turned out to be some of the best I have tried during my solo trip to Bali.
So, are you ready to explore Blue Lagoon Beach on your solo trip to Bali?
Blue Lagoon Beach is one of the not-so-crowded beaches in Bali, which is reason enough to spend a day or two here. Additionally, it is one of the picturesque places in Bali, so you know you will be surrounded by nature and beauty all the time. I personally feel spending time in the arms of nature is probably the best way to enjoy a vacation!
If you do decide to visit Blue Lagoon Beach on your next solo trip to Bali, let me know of your experience in the comment section below! Till then, happy travelling ladies!
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