Hunting the best sunrise in Bali has to be one of the ultimate checklists for your Bali holiday. There are lots of spots to enjoy the magical and captivating sunrise on the Island of Gods. Some are well-known, while others are yet to be explored or virgin.
In this article, we won’t go with the same spots everyone has already known. Sanur is people’s favourite, and we all know that – and so with Mount Batur, Lempuyang Temple, and Bukit Campuhan. Let’s dig deeper into some hidden gems to make your sunrise even more mesmerising!
Unlike Kuta or Seminyak, Amed Beach is not known for its beautiful white sands or awesome resorts. The beach itself is made of black sand produced by volcanic activity.
So what makes it special?
Let’s put it this way. Close your eyes and imagine a gorgeous, tranquil beachside with friendly and hospitable locals. Behind you is a scenery full of lush, natural beauty and at the end of the horizon is calm waters with orange light reflecting off the ocean. Well, that’s Amed Beach for you.
In the morning, you can enjoy a warm sunrise, coupled with a stunning view of Mount Rinjani in the east. On top of that, the calm and crystal-clear waters let you enjoy rich marine life full of underwater beauty, including turtles and breathtaking corals. In the evening, you’ll be presented with a panoramic sunset view of Mount Agung. Very relaxing and chill place to spend your time with your family, friends, or loved ones.
If you need more reasons to love Bali, you need to go to Bukit Asah. Located in the far east end of Bali, Bukit Asah is one of the first few places to feel the warmth of the sun from the eastern horizon.
As one of the amazing hidden campgrounds on the Island of the Gods, Bukit Asah offers a pleasant glamping experience with a million beautiful and peaceful views. On this hill, you can clearly see the sun rising from the east, making it the most sought-after sunrise spot.
Apart from the lovely seaview with no buildings in the vicinity, you are also treated to cool sea breezes with shady green grass.
If you are just visiting, you only need to prepare Rp.10,000 in your pocket for the entrance fee. If you want to stay overnight, you can rent complete glamping equipment for Rp.300,000 for four people.
The second beach on the list is Lovina Beach. The name might not be as popular as white sandy beaches in the southern part of Bali, but Lovina has something special to offer: dolphin sightings – exclusive only to this beach.
To enjoy this exclusivity, you need to reach the beach early in the morning and hop onto a small boat as the sun rises from the east. It’s like killing two birds with one stone, you can enjoy the sight of wild dolphins swimming freely and at the same time, look at the sunrise as the warmth hits you gently.
The beach is also close to many other tourist attractions. You can relax at a spa or hot spring and get a massage, dive and see the many pretty fishes and corals underwater, retreat from the hustle and bustle of the beach to the Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Monastery, or just explore Lovina on a bike.
Bukit Surga Karangasem
Bali has so many sunset spots, but so few places for a perfect sunrise. One of the best to enjoy the latter is Bukit Surga or the Hill of Paradise as the locals call it.
Located in Banjar Dinas Tanah Ampo, Banyakem, Karangasem, the hill offers thousands of interesting natural scenery. The place, unlike other sunrise spots on the list, is cool and chill with a special morning breeze.
As a beautiful camping ground, you can spend your night on a green and leafy natural hill, looking up at the sky full of stars at night.
The journey to reach Bukit Surga can be really challenging, but once you reach the place, and see the view for yourself, all the forworn or exhaustion will *puff*, gone! To enter this campsite, you only need to spend IDR 15,000 and IDR 25,000 to camp per person.
Which one interests you the most?
From the black sand beach of Amed to the mystifying scenery of Bukit Surga, which place interests you the most?
Sunrise is surely not everyone’s cup of tea, as you need to get up early in the morning and ready yourself to enjoy the view. But, the feeling when we see the sunrise peeking out from around the mountain or the horizon is enough to make all those beating feelings gone in an instant.