Melasti Beach Bali: White Sand & Beach Clubs In Ungasan

by David & Intan

Melasti Beach is a big strip of white sand in Ungasan, south Bali (near the Uluwatu area), with a road carved into the tall limestone cliffs, giving it a stunning background.

This is a beautiful beach to relax on, and it’s becoming one of the most popular beaches in south Bali, with lots of new beach clubs and all the facilities you need.

This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go!

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Melasti Beach Bali: What To Expect

Melasti Beach has a long strip of white sand, clean turquoise water, and lots of facilities.

Normally I’m not a big fan of seeing once-empty beaches get so developed like this, but I think Melasti was actually done pretty well. There’s a little bit of trash, but overall it seems surprisingly clean.

This is the southernmost point of Bali island, and there are a bunch of different fancy clubs lining the beachfront: Cattamaran, Minoo, and Palmilla.

Melasti is becoming one of the most popular beaches in south Bali, especially with locals and Asian tourists. People come here to do prewedding photos, watch the Balinese traditional Kecak dance, and enjoy the beach clubs.

The full length of this beach is about 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) of sand, or almost 2 kilometers if you include Karma Beach, which is connected to it on the west end.

At the entrance to Melasti Beach, there’s even a little photogenic Balinese style gate where you can take pictures.

Melasti Beach Bali Ungasan Gate Uluwatu       Melasti Beach Bali Ungasan Uluwatu

Melasti Beach Bali Ungasan Uluwatu

Melasti Beach Ungasan


Karma Beach

You can also reach the Karma Beach Club from Melasti by walking about 500 meters along the beach.

Karma is billed as a private beach and you normally access it from the cliffs above, but there’s no barrier and the staff didn’t seem to mind people walking back and forth freely between Melasti and Karma beaches.

Of course, if you plan to use the facilities at Karma Beach Club then you would need to pay.

The beach at Karma is very nice as well, with a few photogenic boulders but mostly white sand and blue waves.

Karma Beach Club Ungasan Bali Uluwatu

Karma Beach is another nice spot in Ungasan that’s connected to Melasti Beach


Melasti Beach Entrance Fee

  • Entrance Fee (Adults): 10k IDR (~$0.70 USD)
  • Entrance Fee (Kids): 3k IDR
  • Parking (Cars): 5k IDR
  • Parking (Motorbikes): 2k IDR

These are the current Melasti Beach entrance fees, as of 2022.

How To Get To Melasti Beach

Melasti Beach is located in Ungasan, which is part of the Uluwatu area of south Bali.

The best way to get there is to rent a scooter or hire a private car and driver (both of these can be booked online). It’s a 45-60 minute drive from the Kuta area, depending on traffic.

At the bottom of the cliffs at Melasti is a wide parking area with space for a lot of cars and motorbikes.


More Uluwatu Beaches

Looking for more information on the best beaches in Uluwatu?

Check out my Uluwatu Beach Guide and list of the top things to do in Uluwatu Bali!

Best Uluwatu Tour Packages

If you want to explore Uluwatu Bali with a tour package, there are lots of great online options available.

GetYourGuide has Uluwatu tours that include scenic beaches, clubs, sunsets, and iconic locations like Uluwatu Temple and the GWK cultural park. They also offer some neat activities like tandem paragliding.

We've used this company for lots of tours and activities around the world, and they're great. Highly recommended!


Bali Private Driver & Motorbike Rental

If you want to explore Bali in the comfort and safety of a private car with an English speaking driver, my top recommendation would be GetYourGuide.

Their price is 650k Rupiah ($45 USD) for a full day of driving and sightseeing in Bali (up to 10 hours) for 1-5 passengers. That's the total price for the whole car + driver + petrol! It's a great deal. They also offer affordable hotel transfers from the airport.

If you'd rather travel by motorbike, they have that too. Their scooter rentals start at 140k Rupiah (~$9) and include a helmet, rain coat, and free delivery in the south Bali area.

We've used GetYourGuide for lots of tours and activities around the world, and they're great! Highly recommended.

Book Now: Bali Private Driver / Scooter Rental

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