Surf, Surf, Surf, from young to old, beginner to novice, this premier surfing destination is hidden away from the more well known tourist destinations located on the island
. Medewi Beach situated on the west coast of Bali
sits at the end of a 500 meter asphalt road. It is a ninety minute drive from Denpasar
on the main south coast road leading to the most sparsely populated and developed region in Indonesia
. The area once covered in thick, thorny forest was named Medewi by the Balinese to represent this fact. This tiny, remote village is a dream to solo travellers, those who literally want to get away from it all and surfers who want to partake in the endless perfect waves. Vacation rentals, villa rentals, condo rentals and villas are a great way to enjoy the authentic, friendly, down to earth way of the locals as there is no threat of this becoming a tourist hot spot.
Rise early and hit the waves first thing before the winds pick up later in the day. July and August are great months to rent your vacation rental, villa rental, or accommodation as they provide the best waves, however be warned in August the waves are so large the fishermen don't even go out. As the currant here is light and the waves probably the easiest around, it is ideal for those just starting out
. Through some of the local accommodations you are able to rent a surf board or even better a local Balinese Surf Instructor, who can train you to fully embrace this youthful activity with his expertise. Vacation rentals, villa rentals, condo rentals and lodgings near Medewi Beach, Balian Beach or the Balian River will allow you to lounge after your busy morning in the surf
. This town offers a taste of what Bali was like before mass tourism hit the stage during the seventies.
Most accommodations here have a restaurant attached but the village itself
really only has a small meatball soup kitchen, an open area Bali style
restaurant and a billiards table for evening fun, so be advised to bring
some staple items with you if you want to self cater in your vacation rental,
villa rental, accommodation or villa. There are no nightclubs or bars
out here, but a beer on the beach at sunset is the perfect ending to day
. While the rocky shores are not great for sunbathing or
swimming, the sheer natural beauty of this unspoiled nature draws you in to
a peaceful place of contemplation.
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