Padang Padang beach has been well known after Holywood film producers used this place as the back ground of their film with famous star Ms Julia Robert for Eat Pray and Love in 2010. The counters of the beach with cliff and many standing rocks white sandy beach and open views to Indian ocean. The name padang padang is probably due to the grass growing along the area on the land where no big trees can grow in the area, so the view was grass all over the area. Grass in Balinse is "padang". Staring 1980s an efforet of reforestration has been done and in some areas the effort has been succesful to make the area green. The land can not be procesed for rice and holticulture cultivation, due to lime stone, glass, and stone are to massive with only very thin surface soil.
The water along the west beach of south Bali including Padang-padang is good spot for surfing, especially Australian surfers consider this water as the paradise of surfers. As other beaches of Bali that facing Indian ocean the wave is very strong and high, consistent and with strong wind also. The only small hindrance is the road to the beach is just recently being constructed for car and motor bikes. Before it was long walk for surfers and those who wish to enjoy the serenity of Pdang-pdang beach.
For those who wish to visit Padang-padang beach must make sure that their car is in good condition, due to the road to the area has high elevation, and the driver must understand how to drive in such an ascending road, especially diesel powered car must be very careful. The same for those who drives motor bike to the area must alert on the condition of the bike, especially during returning via the elevating road, so there will be safe to drive. Good thing is that the parking area is very wide, so there is no worry of moving and stationing at Padang-padang. From car park, one has to walk through the steep cliff and narrow parth where one must be very careful.
Visit to Padang-padang is good to be included during Uluwatu tour, with Uluwatu as last visit, and will be more interesting if added with watching kecak dance on the rim of ravin east of Uluwatu temple.
- Amed Beach
- Candisasa Beach
- Dreamland Beach
- Geger Beach
- Jimbaran Beach
- Kandara Beach
- Kuta Beach
- Lovina Beach
- Merta Sari Beach
- Nusa Dua Beach
- Padang-padang Beach
- Pandawa Beach
- Sanih Beach
- Tulamben Beach
Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour.
- Kintamani tour bring combination of watching barong dance, beautiful temple architecture, beautiful natural views, dance, carving, accessories and painting see description
- Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples are two historical heritages from 17th, Taman Ayun palace temple which is always found near palaces of Balinese king starting 18th century see description
- Uluwatu temple located on steep drop cliff on the southernmost tip of Bali island. see description