Getting Wet and Sweaty Down South

January 12, 2017 Namhar Hernanto

Some parts of the long stretch of Kuta-Seminyak beach are blissfully protected locations where the ocean’s relentless hammering is barely felt. This makes having a splash during your holiday and/or weekend a safe activity.


Surfing Indonesia’s Best Barrels, Photo By I Made Winanda Adi Putra

Going for a surf is a chance to get back to nature, test yourself against the ocean, have fun and get some exercise. If you don’t know how to surf, then learning on Kuta and Seminyak isn’t a fearful, difficult proposition. Forgiving foam surfboards and qualified surf instructors mean standing up and riding a wave on your first session very likely — and then you’re hooked. Numerous surf schools can be found along Kuta and Legian, and the beach on Double Six in Seminyak.

For something a lot more leisurely, you can rent a bodyboard. Bodyboarding is one of the most popular beach activities especially on the beach of Double Six. Here you can also rent a daybed for a very good price.

Of course, experienced surfers who looking for a “more fun” playground are also in for a treat, for South Bali also offers a consistency that the pros love. Padang Padang regularly hosts major surfing championships due to its long and consistent barrels, while the legendary breaks of Uluwatu provide an exotic towering temple backdrop with a steady supply of large swells. Not far from Uluwatu is the neighboringSuluban, a secluded surfers’ paradise; also close by is the Impossibles, named after its intimidating breaks;Bingin with consistent barrels.

But if water is not your element, the island’s south has plenty to offer on land, too.


Nirwana Bali Golf Club At Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort

Taking up golf never looked so good in Bali. In Tabanan, step onto one of the most picturesque golf courses ever built in Asia – the award-winning Nirwana Bali Golf Club at Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort (phone +62 361 815900). One of the most challenging and photographed 18-hole golf courses in the world, it is a visual masterpiece of panoramic ocean views and lush Balinese landscapes. Designed by Greg Norman, the golf course offers a spectacular adventure for golfers of all skill levels.

But if you think you still need to improve your swing, then you can go to Bali National Golf Club in Nusa Dua (phone +62 361 771791). The golf club is dedicated to helping beginners swing better, score better and have more fun playing golf through its Leadbetter Golf Academy. The academy’s instructors have completed a stringent and extensive training program; and this certification process assures the highest level of instruction consistency.

Sunset Yoga at W Retreat & Spa Bali

Sunset Yoga at W Retreat & Spa Bali

Alternatively, you can always do yoga – and Bali is amongst the best places in the world to do it! Amidst the jam-packed days of cultural exploration, adventure, sightseeing, and slinking around on the beach, it’s important to squeeze in a time to keep your body fit and balanced; and doing yoga can be one of the best ways to replenish your body, mind, and spirit. Whether you are a resident or a visitor, new to yoga or an experienced practitioner, there will be somewhere here in South Bali for you to properly practice it. Just remember one thing: Bali is all about fun, so let playfulness be your guide as you let your body move you into those poses!

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