The allure of Bali’s international tourist destinations is often attributed to its stunning beaches, and among these, Pandawa Beach stands out as a favored spot for both local and foreign travelers. Even before arriving at the beach itself, visitors are treated to a breathtaking journey.
Nestled in Bali, Pandawa Beach consistently ranks high on the list of tourist hotspots. With its fine-grained sands and crystal-clear waters, it’s a picturesque paradise.
However, Pandawa Beach isn’t just captivating because of its natural beauty. The road leading to it is an attraction in itself. To reach the beach, travelers must navigate a road that winds between imposing limestone cliffs on both sides.
In times gone by, this beach was accessible only to the local population. It was tucked away behind towering limestone cliffs, making it a challenge for outsiders to find their way in.
It was a local initiative that finally made the beach accessible to a wider audience. They joined forces to carve through the hills, and in 2012, after thirteen years of work, the beach was officially christened Pandawa.
Now, with the cliffs cut through, the beach is more accessible than ever. The striking cliffs, coupled with the scenic beauty of Pandawa Beach, have become a magnet for travelers seeking those perfect Instagram moments.
From the moment visitors pass through the entrance gate to their arrival at the water’s edge, they are treated to the exotic sight of the cliffs that flank the road. Statues of the Pandawa brothers stand along the way, offering perfect selfie spots.
As visitors pause at each statue, they can capture the magnificent gradient of the sea from their elevated vantage point. More recently, visitors have the opportunity to take photographs right in the middle of the road, encircled by the two remarkable cliffs, while paragliders soar gracefully overhead.
Adding to the allure of Pandawa Beach, the management provides recreational options, including Paragliding and Canoeing. For those looking to experience the thrill of paragliding or tandem paragliding, tourists soar into the sky supported by a parachute, guided by an experienced professional.
Domestic tourists can enjoy this adventure for approximately IDR 850,000, entitling them to a 15-minute flight where they can soar over scenic spots such as Timbis Beach, Sawangan, Melasti, and even venture further to explore the charms of Karma Beach, Nyang Nyang, and Uluwatu.
Apart from paragliding, visitors have the opportunity to indulge in canoeing. This water activity typically extends for an hour and comes at a cost of around IDR 25,000 per person.
To enhance safety during canoeing, tourists have the option to rent life jackets for about IDR 20,000 per person, allowing them to paddle a canoe along the enchanting shores of Pandawa Beach.
Access to Pandawa Beach requires an entrance fee. Domestic tourists pay IDR 8,000 for adults and IDR 4,000 for children, while international tourists are charged IDR 15,000 for adults and IDR 8,000 for children.
In terms of parking fees, motorbike riders are charged a mere IDR 2,000, while car owners pay IDR 5,000, and buses are accommodated for a minimal fee of just IDR 10,000.