THOMAS BEACH IN BALI – A COMPLETE BEACH GUIDE

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DISCOVER THOMAS BEACH BALI!

Thomas Beach Bali is up there with the most beautiful and underrated beaches in Bali. Thomas Beach offers a 200 meter stretch of soft white sand, rolling turquoise waves and a cluster of shady beach umbrellas perfect for a day of swimming and beach bumming!

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

 

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WHERE IS THOMAS BEACH BALI & HOW TO GET THERE

Thomas Beach Bali can be found along the southwest coastline in Uluwatu on the Bukit Peninsula. Thomas Beach is located exactly halfway between Padang Padang Beach and Suluban Beach.

The best way to get to Thomas Beach is on a scooter. You can rent scooters in the main tourist hubs throughout Bali including Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, Ubud, and Uluwatu.

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.

From Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu, it’s approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour drive to Thomas Beach depending on traffic.

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

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PIN LOCATION OF THOMAS BEACH BALI

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ARRIVING AT THOMAS BEACH BALI

Keep an eye out for a black and yellow sign that reads ‘Thomas Bali Guesthouse’, turn off the main road here and follow the white chalky driveway down the car park on top of the cliffs at Thomas Beach Bali.

There is no fee for parking which is great and it is only a short ten-minute walk down the steps to reach the shoreline at Thomas Beach.

 

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT THOMAS BEACH BALI

Thomas Beach fly’s under the radar as a popular tourist hotspot meaning you’ll have this beautiful beach almost entirely to yourself.

It’s hard nowadays to find a secret beach in Bali as the tourism industry continues to grow but there are always incredible locations to be found such as Thomas Beach, an underrated slice of paradise in Uluwatu.

On occasion, Thomas Beach Bali picks up the swell that rolls in from the more southern beaches and when it does, it’s a great spot to surf some uncrowded waves.

If you need to rent a surfboard you can do so from a small surf shack located on the north end of Thomas Beach Bali. The cost of a surfboard rental is around 50,000 IDR for two hours.

On low tide, you can discover some of the rocky outcrops, secluded beaches and small caves along the coastline nearby to Thomas Beach. To check the tide times in advance click here.

For all you beachgoers who simply like to relax and unwind, Thomas Beach Bali is the perfect spot for just that! Rent out an umbrella on the sand for the day for only 50,000 IDR and watch the world go by all the time while sipping on a Kelapa (fresh coconut).

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WHERE TO STAY NEAR THOMAS BEACH

Uluwatu has hundreds of accommodations to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay near Thomas Beach Bali to suit the needs of luxury travelers, budget backpackers and everyone in between.

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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FOR ALL OTHER PLACES TO STAY NEAR THOMAS BEACH, SEE MY COMPLETE GUIDE ON WHERE TO STAY IN ULUWATU.

 

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LONELY PLANET – BALI

One of the best books to take on your trip is the Lonely Planet Bali Travel Guide!

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AIRBNB THOMAS BEACH

Another option for accommodation near Thomas Beach is to stay in an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals!

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WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI

 

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Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables,  drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.

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Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.

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Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!

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Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.

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Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.

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Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.

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Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.

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Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions. 

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Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.

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Activated Charcoal Tablets: Want to avoid food poisoning? Most of us have been a victim of travelers diarrhea from eating street food. Organic Activated Charcoal Tablets are fast-acting and will rid your system of the bad bacteria that causes stomach upset.

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MY CAMERA GEAR

 

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Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included. 

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Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.

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GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!

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Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket. 

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Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!

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Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.

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GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!

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Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.

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External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.

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FINAL THOUGHTS OF THOMAS BEACH

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Thomas Beach Bali, please drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Happy Adventuring!

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