Updated: Jun 14
Suluban Beach, also known as Blue Point Beach is a hidden gem paradise nestled along the breathtaking coastline of Uluwatu! Located on the southwestern tip of Bali, Suluban Beach is renowned for its dramatic limestone cliffs, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and legendary surfing spots! Suluban Beach is one of Bali's most unique beaches with a mystical cave entrance that leads you between towering cliffs to a heavily graffitied shipwreck to explore on shore. The best part about this gorgeous beach is that it offers an escape from tourists and is a must visit while in Bali!
HOW TO GET TO SULUBAN BEACH
Suluban beach is just a 45 minute drive from Kuta! The best way to get around Uluwatu is by taxi, Grab, Gojek, or scooter rental. We decided against renting a scooter for safety reasons. The roads are hilly with sharp turns and steep areas. Being newer to driving a scooter, we weren't comfortable. Read more on Bali scooter rentals and safety here.
Be aware that not all areas are allowed pick up from Grab or Gojek due to the 'Taxi Mafia'. Taxi drivers push out the ride share drivers from popular tourist areas. We noticed frequently that our Grab rides were half the price of any taxi ride we took driving the same distance. For example when Grab/Gojek would charge 50,000 IDR (about $3 USD) the taxi would charge 100,000 IDR (about $7 USD). By no means is the taxi expensive, just be aware and try not to get ripped off too much.
Don't make the same mistake we did and not arrange transportation to be picked up! There are taxi's outside the entrance but we found they were trying to charge way too much for such a short distance. Luckily, a wonderful local Balinese man offered to give us a ride on his scooter to our accommodation. So there we were, three grown adults smushed on a moped driving along the hilly coastal town of Uluwatu! We tipped our kind savior for the ride and got home safely.
ENTERANCE TO SULUBAN BEACH
After paying an entry fee of 20,000 IDR you'll follow a steep narrow staircase downward to access the beach. Suluban Beach's name is derived from the Balinese word "sulub," meaning to crouch or bend. Pass through the caves opening and you'll find yourself immersed in a world of rugged cliffs, powdery white sand, and crashing waves.
SURFING AND SUNBATHING AT SULUBAN BEACH
Surfers from around the globe flock to Suluban Beach, drawn by its world-class waves and impressive swells. The beach boasts a reef break that produces consistently epic surf conditions, making it a must-visit destination for surfing enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner eager to catch your first wave, the rolling barrels and challenging breaks of Suluban Beach will undoubtedly leave you exhilarated. You will need to bring your own surf board and gear, there are no rentals available on the beach.
Beyond its surfing allure, Suluban Beach offers a tranquil escape from the busy tourist hubs
of Bali. Sun worshippers can bask in the warm tropical rays while lounging on the soft sand, or take shelter in the shade of the towering cliffs that fringe the beach. The calm, crystal-clear waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling, allowing you to discover a vibrant underwater world with abundant marine life.
There are dogs that roam the beach, they seemed to be friendly but keep in mind they are still animals that can react negatively and to respect them. Be sure to bring water, sunscreen, and some snacks, this beach is remote and doesn't offer amenities on the beach. Find out what's in my day pack when adventuring to remote beaches with this beach bum essentials list!
WHERE TO EAT AT SULUBAN BEACH
To complete your visit to Suluban Beach, indulge in the local cuisine and soak in the laid-back ambiance of the beachside warungs (small restaurants) perched on the cliffs. There is no food physically on the beach, you will have to climb back up the stairs.
Suluban beach is known for the best sunsets in Bali! Savor delicious Indonesian delicacies as you relish breathtaking sunset views, casting an ethereal glow over the entire beach. Here are some great restaurant options for sunset and ocean views near Suluban Beach.
Suluban Beach in Uluwatu, Bali, embodies the essence of a tropical paradise. From its awe-inspiring natural surroundings to its world-class waves and hidden wonders, this secluded gem invites you to unwind, reconnect with nature, and create unforgettable memories. So, pack your swimsuit, grab your surfboard, and immerse yourself in the unspoiled beauty of Suluban Beach. Your Balinese adventure awaits!