Where is Pandawa Beach

Pandawa Beach is located near Kutuh Village on the Bukit Peninsula, at the southern end of Bali Island. In the past, this beach was one of the secret beaches because of its location behind the mountain. Thanks to its prime location, Pandawa Beach is one of the most impressive destinations in Bali.

Pandawa Beach (also known as Pandava), the name derives from 5 characters in The Hindu epic Mahabharata. Pandava were five sons of Pandu with his two wives Kunti and Madri, Princess of Madra. And one of the cliffs that surround the beach has carved the faces of the Pandavas and the goddess Kunti.

Pandawa Beach

Pristine beauty in Pandawa Beach


Best Time to Visit Pandawa Beach

The best time to visit this hidden gem is during the dry season, which typically spans from April to October. During these months, you'll enjoy sunny skies and gentle waves, making it perfect for various beach activities.

Pandawa Beach sunset

Sunset on the beach 

If you prefer a quieter and more peaceful experience, consider visiting during April, May or September. These times offer a delightful balance between fewer tourists and favorable weather conditions. Besides, if you're a fan of lively beach scenes, visit during the peak season like July and August. It will offer a vibrant atmosphere with more visitors.

Beach activities

Once you've determined the ideal time to visit, it's time to immerse in a Pandawa Beach adventure. I see the beauty of this beach lies not only in its serenity but also in the wide range of activities it offers.


You can rent 2 types of canoes to explore the beach. 

  • Single canoe: 50,000 IDR (~ 3,14 USD) per hour.

  • Double canoe: 100,000 IDR (~ 6,28 USD) per hour.

Remember to wear a life jacket before experiencing canoeing, rental price: 20,000 IDR (~ 1,26 USD) per hour.

Pandawa Beach canoe

Tourists experience canoeing

Sunbathing and Beaching 

The eateries provide sun loungers with umbrellas, which you can rent for 50,000 IDR per hour. You can also order acupressure massage services with prices from 40,000 IDR (~ 2,51 USD) to 130,000 IDR (~ 8,16 USD) per time while sunbathing.

Pandawa Beach sunbathing

You can rent a lounger like this


Trust me, you need to try paragliding in Pandawa Beach. You will enjoy the panorama view here. Paragliding ticket: 2,400,000 IDR (~ 150,61 USD) per person for 15 minutes. Prices include mineral water, insurance, professional and equipment.

Pandawa Beach paragliding

Paragliding in pandawa beach


Snorkeling is an enjoyable activity at Pandawa Beach. You can have a good time exploring the underwater world here. Especially if you're a beginner or looking for a more relaxed snorkeling experience. There are 2 options for you:

  • Snorkeling equipment rental: 50,000 IDR (~ 3,14 USD) - 100,000 IDR (~ 6,28 USD) per hour.

  • Snorkeling tours: 150,000 IDR (~ 9,41 USD) - 500,000 IDR (~ 31,38 USD) per tour.

Pandawa Beach snorkeling

Tourist experience snorkeling 

Surfing and paddling board 

The fees for surfing and paddleboarding at Pandawa Beach may vary depending on the surf schools or rental providers.

  • Surfboard and paddleboard rental: 160,000 IDR (~ 10,04 USD) - 300,000 IDR (~ 18,83 USD) per hour.

  • Surfing lessons: 450,000 IDR (~ 28,24 USD) - 800,000 IDR (~ 50,20 USD) per hour.

Pandawa Beach surfing

This is place where you can rent board


Kayaking is a popular activity at many beaches in Bali. If you're interested in kayaking at Pandawa Beach, you can rent kayak and guided kayak tours. Here are some general fees for kayaking at Pandawa Beach:

  • Rental: 50,000 IDR (~ 3,1 USD) - 150,000 IDR (~ 9,41 USD) per hour.

  • Guided tours: 150,000 IDR  (~ 9,41 USD) - 400,000 IDR (~ 25,10 USD) per person.

Pandawa Beach kayak

Tourists experience canoeing

Places to stay near Pandawa Beach

Based on my Pandawa travel experience, here are a few place options where you can stay:

Ocean View Villa Hotman Paris VII 

  • Address: Karang Pandawa Lima 8, Kutuh, Kuta Selatan , Uluwatu, Kuta Selatan.
  • Price: around 4,000,000 IDR (~ 251,02 USD) per night. 

Nunamkhalu Private Villas & Spa

  • Address: Jln. Melasti II No. 88 Kutuh, Nusa Dua, Uluwatu, Kuta Selatan.
  • Price: around 1,300,000 IDR (~ 81,58 USD) per night.

Villa Jade

  • Address: Ungasan, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Uluwatu, Kuta Selatan.
  • Price: around 1,500,000 IDR (~ 94,13 USD) per night.

Puri Pandawa Resort

  • Address: Jl. Pantai Pandawa, Banjar Jaba Pura, Kutuh, Kuta Selatan, Nusa Dua.
  • Price: around 780,000 IDR (~ 48,95 USD) per night.

Pandawa Hill Resort 

  • Address: Jl. Pantai Pandawa No:15, Desa Kutuh, Kuta Selatan, Badung.
  • Price: around 560,000 IDR (~ 35,14 USD) per night.

Pandawa Beach hotels

Lobby in Pandawa Hill Resort 

Tips for Trip

  • Opening hours: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM every day.

  • Entrance ticket: around 20,000 IDR (~ 1,26 USD) per person.

  • Don’t forget sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.

  • You can bring sandals because there are small rocks and shells in the sand.

  • You can rinse your body in toilets, changing rooms and bathrooms on the beach.

  • Throw the garbage in the right place.

  • You should not dress too revealingly when in the beach area.

Above is the brief information and my experiences at Pandawa Beach. Hope you and your family and relatives will have a wonderful time when traveling to Bali. If you have questions about the Bali tour timeline, prices or services, you can contact us on the New Asia Tours website.