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Dreamland: Surf’s up at Bali’s New Kuta Beach

Overview

A vast stretch of soft pearly white sand, clear blue sky over the enchanting blue waters, and nothing but the fascinating sounds of waves hitting the shores; no, this is not a set from a dream, this is where nature interprets  your dream, this is Dreamland Beach, on the southern coast of Bali Island.

Recently dubbed as the New Kuta Beach – a fresh comparison to the already highly popular Kuta Beach, this little piece of paradise is located within the integrated Pecatu Graha Resort complex, at the Bukit Peninsula  in the Badung regency, just about 15 minutes from the picturesque Uluwatu Temple. Although sharing  a similar name, Dreamland is far from the crowded and vibrant atmosphere of the original Kuta Beach. Instead, the beach offers tranquility and much more exciting waves perfectly fit for advanced surfers.           

The once hidden beauty of this coastline was first introduced to the world when the popular pop/rock Band, Michael Learns to Rock shot their musical video clip: Someday in 1996. The beach is mainly highlighted with the soft pearly white sand shore that stretches some 1 kilometer and is considerably cleaner than most beaches in Bali . As any beach at the Bukit Peninsula area, Dreamland is also decorated with beautiful rocky cliffs on its shore which radiate an enchanting atmosphere. The vast stretching shoreline also makes it a perfect place to bask under the tropical sun or to stroll along the indulging sands, or simply sit down and immerse oneself in the dream-like beauty of nature. As daylight slowly fades, the brilliant colors of sunset over Dremland’s horizon will surely confirm why this beach got its name.

Among surfers, the waves at the coastline of the Bukit Peninsula are undisputedly legendary, and Dreamland Beach is no exception. The beach features a break with longer left and a short right handers, “surfable” at low to dead low tide and works well when there is an average swell above 3ft coming in. However, when the swell is over 7ft, the waves tend to be unpredictable and close out. The soft, fat waves and deep water make it suitable for the professionals or those with some learning experience behind.

To Stay

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Nihiwatu Resort

Kuta Poleng Complex Block C/3 Kuta, Sumba island, Indonesia, 80871 Sumba island

All Seasons Bali Legian (soon ibis Styles)

Jalan Padma Utara 80361 Kuta

Hard Rock Hotel Bali

Jalan Pantai Banjar Pande Mas, Kuta, Indonesia, 80361 Kuta

Grand Inna Kuta

Jalan Pantai Kuta 1, Po Box 3393 Denpaser Bali

Villa Jerami, Luxury Villas and Spa

Jl. Bali deli No. 1, Seminyak 80361 Kuta

Kuta Paradiso Hotel

Jl. Kartika Plaza Bali

Kuta Paradiso

Jl Kartika Plazan Bali , Tuban, Indonesia, 81134 Tuban

Melasti Beach Bungalows & Spa Hotel

Jl. Dewi Sartika, Kuta Beach Bali

Ramayana Resort & Spa

Jl. Bakung Sari Bali

Kuta Beach Club

Jl. Bakung Sari 80631 Bali

Mercure Kuta Bali

Jalan Pantai Kuta 10 X Br Pande Mas, Kuta, Indonesia, 80361 Kuta

Yulia Beach Inn Hotel

Jl. Pantai Kuta 43 Bali

Get There

Located at the Bukit Peninsula area, Dremland Beach can be reached  from Kuta-Legian area in about 30-40 minutes. From the capital Denpasar, it is roughly about an hour’s trip (depending on  traffic conditions). From Denpasar or Kuta, take the main south road (Jl Bypass Nusa Dua) which is the only route to the south Bukit Peninsula area. Take this main road south to the junction with Jalan Uluwatu II (the famous McDonald’s junction), turn west towards Jimbaran Bay, continue about 2 km and at the four road junction make a sharp left up the hill (signposted for Uluwatu). Follow the road up to Pecatu Village until the main entrance of the Pecatu Graha Resort comes in sight on the right. Enter the resort and follow the road sign directing to New Kuta Beach.

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