Echo Beach is really famous amongst surfers but it is a beautiful spot to enjoy your day out with family as well. The beach is within a walking distance from our villas, however, you might like to take a taxi for these 2 km if it is too hot and humid. Just let know Suma and the taxi will take you there for 5 USD. The beach is not crowded and it can even happen that only you and the locals selling coconut drinks will inhabit it. Take a swim, sunbath or have a nice walk around at sunset. Echo Beach is a place to remember.
It is so different some of the crowded beaches. You can truly feel the atmosphere of Bali, just sit and listen to the sounds of waves.
There is a Sand Bar directly on the beach selling soft drinks, bear and a must try drink – coconuts. You can relax on deckchairs with umbrellas which are paid, however, you can get a very good price for it. Remember, never accept the first price and you will be delighted by your ability to reduce price. For whole day, the deckchair could cost you about 5 USD. The dark sand is spectacular and makes this beach so different to those we common know from traditional destinations, where the sand is yellow or white. The dark colour is cause by the volcanic deposits in the coastal soil. There is a fish market at the beach where you can buy something fresh to grill in the evening.
The sunset at the beach is unforgettable. Return to the villas the other way through Pererenan Beach or call a taxi for a short 5 min ride back.
How to Get There
You can stroll down to the beach. It takes you approx. 40 minutes and you can see something from the life of locals on your way. Head left from villas, after approx. 300 m turn right on the first road. After 400 m turn right again to Lj Padang Linjong. Continue straight and you will come directly to Echo beach, which is at the end of the road. Couple of dozen metres before the beach, there is a nice ice cream shop Gaya Gelato on your right hand side, try it!
Call a taxi which takes you there in less than 5 mins for a cost of 5 USD, which is the minimum payment. Tell Suma to call it for you, alternatively, save the number to your phone to call it later yourself.
How to Get Back
You can return using the same way, or alternatively, you can stroll to Pererenan Beach (just go to the right, along the ocean). From Pererenan Beach, there is a nice walk back through another street to see more of local life, people and temples.
Call a taxi which takes you back to Yoma Villas Bali in less than 5 mins for a cost of 5 USD, which is the minimum payment.