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“Very tourist, but in the same time - very local!”
Review of White Sand Beach

White Sand Beach
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4-Hour Padang Bai Small-Group Snorkeling Tour from Manggis
Ranked #3 of 70 things to do in Karangasem
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

The place which is also called "Hidden beach" and "Virgin beach" is not neither hidden nor virgin (maybe it was 30 yeras ago!). In fact it is very much touristic - you can get here without any problem as it is well marked with big signs. Moreover, you must pay to enter it, and even TWICE! (once entering the area, secondly entering the beach itself, 2 x RP 10 000 per person, September 2017). I am sure it is possible to avoid both paying by getting there some side routes, but as we were with a baby and were short of time we did not try. However, when got to we found out that there were not so many tourists there. You can choose in many local warungs offering sunbeds with sun umbrellas if you decide to eat in them. The prices are quite acceptable eg. fresh fuit juice is 10 - 20 k depending on warung and fruit. Also food is not expensive if you take into account that you eat on the beach. The waves tend to be quite strong which changes a constant amount of time (every 20-30 minutues a few of stronger waves come).

The route to the beach from the main road is also very pleasant, as it find itself in very local environment (cows, local cemetry, a temple).

To sum up, I recommend this place (at least as for September) as there not many sand beaches in the area (not at all?), and I am a person who does not like crowds.

Thank Jelme
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay there so much. Of course you have to pay two times (20k in total) before you arrive at the beach but it wasn't to much and it was definitely worth it. Beautiful beach with lots of beach chairs (15k for renting). The warungs are cheap, food is good and the view is great. Also snorkeling (50k) is possible there. Maybe it's not the most beautiful snorkeling spot but it's still worth it. Only all natives want to make money with you. So just say "no thank you" to everyone and everything will be fine.
We would definitely come again and enjoy the beach, the waves and the beautiful view.

Thank SophiaMatthiasGerdes
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the beach; also called Virgin beach; as we were advised to have lunch there. Once you pay the entrance Great, you will be greeted by restaurant owners who will offer free sunbeds and showers with the meal. The beach is a GEM . The waves were really nice so we enjoyed it a lot and water extremely clear. The restaurants are serving all sorts of food and their famous Mahi Mahi fish can be an addiction
Better to plan one day to visit the water palaces and this beach together

1  Thank Amal K
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing to see this beautiful beach on this vulcanic island. Heavy waves and great temp in the sea. And i love the charming fish boats behind the beach. Lots of restaurants and sunbeds.

Thank Siv G
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

You have to make a little climb downhill but it is definitely worth it (part of the experience). The beach is beautiful and not very crowded. There are (of course) merchandisers trying to sell you beach jewelry and massages. The kids (and us too) loved the big waves. We did not snorkel here but we would do that if we were here a second time. Apparently you can spot 5 sea turtles here.

Thank roelvdberge
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