GREEN BOWL BEACH BALI – THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

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Green Bowl Beach, also known as Pantai Green Bowl, is one of the best beaches in Uluwatu, South Bali. Green Bowl Beach sits at the base of verdant cliffs next to a small village known as Ungasan.

I have put together this complete guide of Green Bowl Beach including how to get there and what to expect!

 

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HOW TO GET TO GREEN BOWL BEACH BALI

Green Bowl Beach is located on the east side of the Bukit Peninsula in Uluwatu.

If you are coming from Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu it is approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey to Green Bowl Beach (Pantai Green Bowl), depending on the traffic.

Scooter rental is typically 50,000 IDR per day or you can rent them on a monthly basis from anywhere between 600,000 IDR and 700,000 IDR.

Alternatively, if you are not comfortable driving a scooter, you can rent a car in Bali and head out to Green Bowl Beach on 4 wheels instead of 2.

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PIN LOCATION OF GREEN BOWL BEACH

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ARRIVING AT GREEN BOWL BEACH BALI

You will arrive at a large carpark at the top of the cliffs at Green Bowl Beach and have to pay a small parking fee of 2,000 IDR.

Small warungs and convenient shops line the edge of the carpark if you wish to grab a meal and drinks before heading down to Green Bowl Beach.

To access Green Bowl Beach, you will have to descend the 300 odd concrete steps down to the beach.

Mind your hat and any other loose items you may have on your person as the monkeys swinging around in the treetops are very cheeky and can potentially rob you.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT GREEN BOWL BEACH

The hike down to Green Bowl Beach can be daunting at first but once you make the hike down you will soon see why it is worth the adventurous efforts.

A small patch of glistening white sand, no more than fifty meters long, gives you a sense of being on a castaway island. The turquoise water to go with will have you in disbelief that Green Bowl Beach actually exists.

You can wander through the shallow waters and discover how incredibly crystal clear it was, practically so see-through and it seems as if the water isn’t even there at all.

Apart from the pristine sandy shores, Green Bowl Beach is a popular spot for die-hard surfers. The reef break just offshore produces excellent swell and it is far less crowded than the more popular beaches Uluwatu Point and Padang Padang.

On low tide at Green Bowl Beach, you can wander around the caves and further down the coastline to discover other secluded sandy areas and dozens of rock pools.

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Drone shot of Green Bowl Beach BaliThe surf break at Green Bowl Beach Uluwatu

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WHERE TO STAY NEAR PANTAI GREEN BOWL

Uluwatu has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay to suit the needs of luxury travelers and budget backpackers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Canang Sari Villas

I’ve stayed at Canang Sari Villas a few times and it’s one of the best 4-star accommodations in Uluwatu! Featuring 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom villas with private swimming pools, beautiful gardens, equipped kitchens, large living space, indoor and outdoor bathrooms, free wifi and ocean views. There is also a spa centre and squash court for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes and shops. Perfect for families, friends and couples.

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Mid Range: Bukal Sari Villas Uluwatu

Awesome 3-star accommodation boasting a swimming pool, restaurant, gardens and outdoor swimming pool. There is free wifi and each room is spacious and modern with private bathrooms. Continental or à la carte breakfast is included for all guests. Close to Uluwatu Temple and beaches. Great for couples, families and friends.

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Budget: Bali Beats Guesthouse Uluwatu

One of the best budget accommodations in Uluwatu! Bali Beats features an outdoor swimming pool, garden terrace and free wifi. There are a restaurant and bar as well as a shared kitchen for guests to use. Close to beaches, cafes and restaurants. Perfect for solo travelers and friends on a budget.

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Bali Beaches Guide: 10 Best Beaches In Uluwatu

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MY CAMERA GEAR

• DSLR Mirrorless Camera: Sony A7ii 

• Drone Camera: DJI Mavic Pro 2

• GoPro: GoPro Hero 8 Black

• Everyday Lens: Sony F2.8 24/70mm

• Camera Bag: Lowepro Protactic 31L

• Selfie Stick: Sandmarc Metal Edition 1.2m 

• Tripod: Joby Flexible GorillaPod

• GoPro Dome: Underwater GoPro Dome

• Power Bank: Anker Powerbank

• External Hardrive: WD Elements 4TB

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI?

• Waterproof Phone Case: Universal Waterproof Case

• Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle

• Rain Jacket: North Face Rain Jacket

• Water Shoes: Slip-on Water Shoes

• Day Bag: Nomatic 20L Day Bag

• Power Adapter: Universal Power Adapter

• Packing Cubes: 4 Set Packing Cubes

• Microfibre Towel: Quick Dry Travel Towel

• Travel Insurance: World Nomads Travel Insurance

• Money Belt: Hidden Money Belt

 

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Green Bowl Beach, please drop me a comment below.

Happy Adventuring!

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