31.10.12

Indonesia: 15 Photos of Sunset in Bali

Sunset in Bali

As far as I remember, I've always loved watching the skies change colour during sun rising and sun setting. It just feels magical to me. I don't really get to see sunrise a lot though, since I go to bed every night (or morning?) just few hours before the sun appears on the horizon.

Watching sunset is a "must do" for almost all visitors to Bali. And because I live in Bali, I have the privilege to experience gorgeous sunset moment almost everyday. Not necessarily watching the sundown below the horizon. The beautiful gradients in the sky colour is enough to mesmerise me.

I love watching sunset from a secluded place where I can sit in peace and absorb the moment without too many people around. So while these famous places in Bali are beautiful, some of them are not on my favourite list to catch the sunset.


Kuta Beach
I have to admit that it's on top of my least favourite beach in Bali. In fact I avoid this area at all cost. In my opinion, Kuta is just way too crowded and noisy. If you're a party person, there...you will love this area. But if you want to experience the real Bali such as its culture, it's better to explore other areas. Please don't judge Bali if the only place you've been is Kuta. Trust me, Bali has so much more to offer :)

 Kuta beach


Jimbaran Beach
A place that's famous for seafood dinner by the beach. There are many restaurants to choose which serve equally same seafood menu. The ambiance is pretty good here for a romantic candle light dinner. My favourite spot for sunset in Jimbaran is next to Kedonganan traditional fish market which is less crowded.

Jimbaran beach


Tanah Lot
One of most popular places in Bali to watch sunset. Famous for its temple, Tanah Lot is visited by tons of tourists everyday. When it's not cloudy, you will enjoy a stunning sunset here.

Tanah Lot


Pura Luhur Uluwatu
Gorgeous scenery with a temple on the edge of steep cliff. It's one of most important temples in Bali. You can watch Kecak dance which perform every day at 6pm while the sun setting. Oh by the way, beware of those naughty monkeys!

NO! of course they are not the monkeys I was talking about :p

Pura Uluwatu


Serangan Island
Known as Turtle island it's a small island not far from Sanur. I think not too many tourists visit this island where you can find a turtle conservation centre. I found a spot here where it feels so serene and the sky is beautiful during the sun setting. Also a great spot to watch moonrise.


sunset in Serangan island

that's the real colour of the sky. No photoshop needed




Lembeng Beach
A black sand beach just 15 minutes away from Sanur area. Located on highway of  Profesor Ida Bagus Mantra.
 
Lembeng beach


Nusa Dua
Located at the southern tip of Bali. There's one place called Waterblow which is actually a great place to
watch sunrise. But I like being here for sunset too, even though I can't see the sun setting but usually the sky  turns into stunning colour after the sun disappears.


new statue, unfinished yet

burning skies at Waterblow


Tegalwangi Beach
A beach that lately has been so famous for a pre-wedding or fashion spread photo shoot. It used to be a hidden beach before. Where you can enjoy magnificent sunset with no one else around but now it's getting quite crowded specially on the weekends. Located near to Ayana Resort.

Tegalwangi beach


Watu Klotok Beach
I've just found this hidden beach last week on the way home from Kesumba beach. I was driving along the highway of Profesor Ida Bagus Mantra when I saw a signboard pointing to this beach. I didn't expect to see a sunset here because this beach in on east side of Bali. Turned out it was one of most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen in Bali

Watu Klotok beach

I paint a picture with my camera


Where's your favourite sunset spot in Bali ?

45 comments:

  1. These pictures are great - I'm so excited about going to Indonesia (even though it's proving difficult to get a 60-day visa at the moment!). Do you think 60 days is long enough to travel from Jakarta to Flores without being too rushed?

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    1. Thanks Amy :)
      Well it depends on your itinerary, which places you're going to visit and staying for how long in each places. Why is it difficult to get a 60-day visa?

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  2. It's still on my todo list Bali and Lombok of course :) Love the pics and sunsets

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    1. Hiya Kev ! Thanks for stopping by. Let me know when your dates are confirmed :D

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  3. The Indonesian embassy in London say that we need to have our onward flights booked in advance (we don't want to book those until we know we can get a visa). Also we need to give them bank statements and letters from our parents/employers to say we're coming back to the UK at some point. Hopefully they'll give us a visa eventually! We're hoping to spend about two weeks in Java, a week or so in southern Borneo, two weeks in Bali and then the other three weeks travelling through Lombok, Gilli Islands, Komodo and Flores. Actually that looks like a lot now I've written it down! What do you think? What are the 'must-see' places?

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    1. Whoa I didn't know that applying 60-days Indonesian visa would be that complicated. The visa on arrival is so much easier but you only have 30 days. The itinerary looks quite a lot but it depends on your pace though. If you have everything well prepared than you'll manage to visit lots of places.

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  4. Thanks for your advice. If we're feeling really burnt out after visiting New Zealand and Australia I think we'll have to cut down the Indonesia itinerary a bit and find some time to chill out (preferably on Bali!)

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    1. No probs, I was thinking 2 weeks in Bali is kinda short and rushed. Anyway, I'll send you an email about which places are worth to visit :)

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  5. i agree... i think that the sunset and sunrise are really magical sights to behold. there's just something pretty special when the sky is changing its color in the course of the day. that's why i watch over it as much as i can. these are pretty nice shots. love the bali sunsets. :)

    xoxo,
    Riza of http://rzzzp.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Riza :D
      Yes, I could spend as much time as possible to watch the sky changing its colour

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  6. Wah aq di bali 2 tahun malah ngak pernah lihat sunset sebagus itu ya :P

    bagus2nya sunset di bulan apa sih

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  7. BTW ini Photonya ambil pake kamera sendiri ya??

    aku dah 2th di bali belom pernah lihat sunset sebagus ini.. :p kira2 bulan apa ya yang sunsetnya Bagus

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    1. Yup, aku pake camera semi pocket Canon G11. Kalo ditanya kapan sunset yang bagus, aku juga ga bisa jawab, hihihi. Ada kali ratusan koleksi foto sunsetku tapi yang bagus dikit karena sering kena kendala cuaca yang ga jelas :p
      Kamu biasanya hunting sunset di daerah mana ?

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  8. Debz, itu fotonya gak ada yang jelek. Sumfeh!
    Aku jadi ngiler pingin jepret sunset kece kayak gitu, mumpung lagi di Bali juga.
    Kapan nih mau main-main lagi di blogku? Hahaha :)

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    1. Thanks yaaaa
      Ayo hunting foto sebanyak2nya kalo lagi di Bali :D

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  9. wow. keren abis mbak foto2nya

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    1. Makasih Kuzz, foto2 kamu juga bagus2 lho :)

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  10. good job debb mba debb...salam kenal dari sesama pecinta Sunset

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    1. salam kenal juga dan makasih udah mampir :D

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  11. Whoooozaaaaa Deb! *usap iler*
    I love sunsets too!

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  12. These are beautiful! I've head bail is gorgeous and this just makes me want to go even more x

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    1. Thanks Scarlett! Yes, Bali is beautiful and there are many hidden places to explore :D

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  13. What stunningly beautiful pics of gorgeous places. I'm soooooo jealous.xxx

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  14. Wow! Beautiful photos, Deb!

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    1. Thank you! Indonesia is beautiful :)

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  15. MANTAP...............keren sekali...... mbak

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  16. Yap.. BALI.. pulau ku yg sring dipuja tapi juga sering dibenci... tapi bgiku Bali ttp mnjadi kebangganku sebgai tnah kelahiranku.. foto2nya buat aku kangen klrgaku di Bali mbk..:(

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    1. Mudik donkkkk, melepas kangen di Bali :D

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  17. Andai semudah yg mbk bilang...hiks..:(

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    1. ga bisa ya? hikzzz, jadi ikutan sedih :(

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  18. Wah Bagus Banget sunset nya..
    kalo ke bali compare dulu hotelnya di bookings

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  20. tsakeeepppp bangeettt sunsetnya, suka banget sama awannya yang di Jimbaran beach.
    I'm jealous :))

    disini kan ga bisa seleluasa gitu liat sunset =.=, kebanyaakann gedung =.=

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    1. ah benar juga ya, kalo di Bali liat sunset udah biasa, hihihi. Bahkan pas mendung juga kadang makin keliatan dramatis. Sini sini ke Bali :D

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  21. wow sunset di Bali emg indah bgt.
    photonya juga bagus bgt.
    I love This.

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  22. klo kebali jangan lupa ke amed kak,
    disana paling enak buat snorkling, dan harganya pun ga mahal :D

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