Green Bowl Beach Bali – The Ultimate Guide

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Green Bowl Beach, also known as Pantai Green Bowl, is rated as one of the best beaches in Uluwatu located in the southern region of Bali.

Perched at the base of verdant cliffs, this beautiful white sand beach surrounded by a coral reef and turquoise waters is not to be missed during your visit.

I have put together this complete guide including how to get there and what to expect when you arrive.

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WHERE IS GREEN BOWL BEACH?

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

Click here to see the location on Google maps.

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HOW TO GET TO PANTAI GREEN BOWL?

If you are staying in the Uluwatu region, I recommend renting a scooter and making the short drive over to the beach.

For those of you who are coming from Kuta, Seminyak, or Canggu, it’s approximately a 1-hour to 1.5-hour journey to reach Pantai Green Bowl.

Don’t feel confident riding a scooter? Another great option for getting around Bali is to hire a private car and a driver for the day and experience all that the island has to offer.

Includes:

  • Experienced Driver
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Mineral water
  • Petrol

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Aerial perspective of Green Bowl Beach

ULUWATU TOUR

Another alternative when planning a trip to Uluwatu is to book a full-day tour to experience the best beaches in Uluwatu and other popular attractions in the Bukit Penisula.

This Full-Day Uluwatu Tour includes a pick-up and drop-off from your hotel and the places you’ll get to visit are Pandawa Beach, Melastic Beach, Padang Padang, Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Fire Dance, and a seafood dinner on Jimbaran Beach.

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ARRIVING AT GREEN BOWL BEACH BALI

You will arrive at a large parking lot at the top of the cliffs and it’s here where you will have to pay a small parking fee of 2,000 IDR.

Small warungs and convenient shops line the edge of the parking lot if you wish to grab a meal and some drinks before heading down to the beach.

From the parking lot, you will have to descend around 300 concrete steps to reach the shoreline. Going down is the easy part, it’s coming back up that can be unforgiving.

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

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The steps down to the beach
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Drone shot of the beach

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT GREEN BOWL BEACH

The hike down to the beach can be daunting at first but once you emerge at the end of the stairs, you will soon see why it’s totally 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 this stunning beach actually exists.

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

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Glistening white sands

Apart from the pristine sandy shores, it’s 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 such as Uluwatu Point and Padang Padang.

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

Related Article: 17 Best Beaches In Uluwatu

Drone shot of Green Bowl Beach Bali
The surf break
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Crystal clear waters
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Exploring the caves

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BEST TIME TO VISIT

I recommend visiting early morning before it gets too hot in the midday sun and you can enjoy a few hours down on the beach to yourself before it gets crowded.

If you do decide to visit later in the day, I highly recommend sticking around for sunset which is generally around 6 pm.

The sunsets down here in the Bukit Peninsula light up the skies like I have never seen before!

At the top of the cliffs, you can also find some epic viewpoints for those toes-over-the-edge type shots.

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Viewpoint on the cliffs

OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST

The Bukit Peninsula boasts many other awesome locations that are worth checking out after visiting Pantai Green Bowl.

Click Here to see all other points of interest in Uluwatu.

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Bingin Beach

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 the best places to stay during your visit.

Below you’ll find properties suitable for luxury travelers, budget backpackers, and everyone in between.

LUXURY: ANANTARA RESORT

Anantara Resort is at the height of luxury, located on the edge of the cliffs in Uluwatu overlooking the ocean.

Features include an infinity pool, fitness center, spa, multiple restaurants, bars, and on-site cultural workshops.

There are many different rooms, suites, and villas on offer to suit everyone’s needs.

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MID RANGE: SAL SECRET SPOT

Sal Secret Spot is the best place to stay in Uluwatu for travelers on a mid-range budget.

Features include a swimming pool, beautiful gardens, and a restaurant, and it’s just a few minutes walk to Bingin Beach.

The rooms are spacious and have a terrace, a private bathroom, a minibar, air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.

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BUDGET: ONE DEGREE SUNSET HILL

Located on the hillside overlooking the ocean, One Degree Sunset Hill is the best hostel in Uluwatu.

This property offers dorm rooms and private rooms, and other features include an infinity pool, a tour desk, and breakfast is included for all guests.

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For More Options, See My Complete Guide On Where To Stay In Uluwatu

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FINAL THOUGHTS

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