Tripadvisor has announced the best of the best traveler’s choice awards for 2023, and one of Bali’s most iconic beaches has come in second place. This beach may be one of the most famous spots in the whole of the province and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.
The top ten beaches in Asia, as named by Tripadvisor travelers, make for inspiring reading, including some of the most pristine, untouched, and in fact, relatively unheard-of beaches. The list features beaches in remote locations and tourism hotspots across the continent. Coming in impressive first place is Radhanagar Beach on the remote Havelock Island of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
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Representing Indonesia in a proud second place is the stunning Kelingking Beach in Bali’s Nusa Penida. Described as being ‘like heaven on earth’, Kelingking Beach offers one of the most recognizable coastal vistas in the world. Tripadvisor user describes Kelingkeing Beach with no end of praise. One reviewer writes, “Framed by towering, steep cliffs, deep turquoise blue waters embraced by powdery white sand with the most amazing view. Like heaven on earth.”
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In fact, Kelingkinh Beach is ranked as the number one destination in Nusa Penidia, and it is not hard to see why. Offering truly breathtaking views of the rugged cliff top, the perfect beach below, and crisp, clear waters that span far out into the open ocean, Kelingking Beach is the epitome of natural beauty.
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For many, simply standing at the top of the cliff at Kelingking Beach is enough to satisfy their wanderlust. For the adventurous, however, the hike down (and back up!) the cliff is not to be missed. Step carefully, with absolute attention to your foot placement, for this hike is precarious, to say the least. The reward for the hard graft is certainly worth it, though. Being able to dip your toes in the cooling crystal blue waters of Kelingking Beach is the stuff of travel dreams.
It seems only fitting that Bali would feature highly on the Tripavsidor traveler’s choice awards for the best of the best beaches in Asia. In early 2023 Bali was voted in second place once again as of the best destinations in the world list. Very narrowly missing out on Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Bali’s second-place ranking is well deserved.
Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and it is easy to see why. Whether a backpacker on a budget, a family on vacation, or a honeymoon couple looking for the height of sophistication, Bali caters to one and all.
As a beacon of reputability for the tourism sector, officials and stakeholders in Indonesia want to see the tourism sector continue to grow. The government is making it easier than ever for travelers to visit Bali, namely through the e-VOA process that allows tourists to apply and even extend their visa-on-arrival online.
It has to be said that during the rainy season especially, Bali’s beaches tend to hit the headlines for the wrong reasons. As tides of plastic waste get dumped on the southern beaches, some tourists fear that this is the situation one hundred percent of the time. While it is a serious issue, this is absolutely not the case. The majority of Bali’s beaches are as you would expect to find them.
As an island province, tourists are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches to visit. Do you want black sand or white sand? A tiny cove or a vast expanse of sand? Do you want to surf, sunbathe or scramble over rocks?
Alongside Kelingking Beach, Bali has some important, honorable mentions when it comes to amazing beaches. Seminyak Beach is perfect for party lovers who want to chill in the sun before partying all night. Sanur Beach and Kuta Beach are both perfect for young families. For those looking to get a little off the beaten track, Amed Beach in the east or Balian Beach along the southern coast are also great starting points.
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