Best 4 Beaches in Bali for Snorkeling

best beaches in bali for snorkeling

The best snorkeling sites in Bali are readily available, all you need is to hit the beach, get a mask, fins and a snorkel, and dive into the water to enjoy swimming in the beautiful underwater gardens with tropical marine life. Though having world-class surf breaks, Bali has several beaches with natural wave barriers, which make calm water perfect for snorkeling. If you opt for somewhere tranquil that offers beach view, villas in Bali are perfect for such a sight.

Snorkeling can add more fun to your beach holiday experience. Here is a list of awesome snorkeling sites where you can discover a totally different world, a treasure of natural wonders.

Nusa Dua

The Bali’s most elite resort area, beaches of Nusa Dua are usually quiet and well-kept. This southeastern coastline is calm due to the long-stretching reef breaking the other big swells that keep gushing in from the open sea. Between the twin-island is a blue waters bay – a favorite spot of those who love to swim and snorkel.

Menjangan Island and Pemuteran

In contrast to the huge waves common to the southern coasts of this island, northern beached of Bali feature quite a tranquil seascape. Menjangan Island is situated at the northwestern tip of the west Bali National Park with shallow waters and awesome visibility from the coasts. Under the surface, you will find an amazing coral garden and other tropical marine life. There is Pemuteran three kilometers from Menjangan with water surrounding a bio-rock coral reef project and some other pearl farms.

Nusa Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan, the nearest offshore escape of Bali’s mainland, is just 45 minutes boat transfer southeast from Benoa Harbour. The calm waters and its sister island – Ceningan – are the nurturing fields of local seaweed farmers and fishermen. With its neighboring western beaches, it is great for snorkeling. The low tide reveals pools that are so tempting with fish swimming between coral gardens. Some of the beaches of Nusa Lembongan get no deeper than just a meter during high tide and offer great visibility most of the time.


Padangbai, a neighbor of the quiet coast of Candidasa, offers great sites for diving and snorkeling namely Bias Tugel, Blue Lagoon, and Padangbai itself. The Blue Lagoon’s favorite site called Jepun features a white sand bottom with an artificial coral garden. Most sites are coves and fringing reefs make it a perfect spot for snorkelers as they usually seek rich marine life. In some area, currents can be strong so extra caution must be taken all the time. The dry seasons between May and September offer the best, calm visibility.

When you are on a beach vacation, just make sure you have the right place to take your stress off after a long day. Beach villas in Legian, Bali, offer a high level of comfort and luxury that is perfect for any sort of vacation you are on.