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Medewi Beach

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Medewi Beach

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Medewi is a beach village in West Bali.


This is a tiny, remote village in one of the least visited areas of Bali. It is very much a surfing hot spot and most visitors who do stay here stay for that reason alone. For non-surfers, it does offer a glimpse of what so much of Bali was like before the growth of mass tourism in the 1970s. A great place to relax.

Get in

Medewi is located about 75 kilometres west of Denpasar on the main south coast road about 34 kilometres further west than the town of Tabanan. Anyone who travelling from the south of Bali by road to the west coast port town of Gilimanuk will pass by here.

Get around

Great place for walking. If you want to hire a motorbike your hotel will be able to oblige and expect to pay around Rp 100,000 per day.


The beach is very rocky with some large flat grey stone boulders interspersed with pebbles and black sand. Not the best beach for sunbathing or lounging but good for long quiet strolls.

Sunset over the Indian Ocean here is quite magnificent.


Surf. The long left hand wave at Medewi Beach rolls all year and is popular with surfers for that reason. The largest waves tend to be in July and August. There are several other surf breaks nearby as well including Balian Beach (30 minute drive). Medewi Surf Information[4].

Relax. This is a very quiet coastal village with nothing really going on bar the surfing and the local fisherman doing their business.

Understand the origin of Medewi as a place name. This area was a forest with many Ketket or thorny trees. In the Balinese language, thorny forest is Alas Meduwi hence the place was named Meduwi which then became Medewi.



All of the local bungalows and hotels have restaurants.


On the beach for sunset.


  • Mai Malu, Medewi, +62 365 43897. Budget accomodation which is very popular amongst the young surfer crowd. Right by the beach From Rp 90,000.
  • Medewi Beach Cottages, Medewi, +62 361 8528521 (), [1]. Nice bungalows with gardens and swimming pool. Right on the beach. Offer airport pickup for US$ 30/person. From about Rp 600,000.
  • Medewi Bay Retreat, Medewi, +62 81 238 42252 (), [2]. One, two and three bedroom villas in this exclusive resort set back about 500 metres from the beach. From US$ 67.
  • Puri Dajuma, Medewi, +62 365 439 55 (), [3]. Luxury resort offering many packages from about US$ 140 per night. Located just south of Medewi Beach. From US$ 67.
  • Warung and Homestay Gede, Medewi, +62 812 3976668. Budget accomodation run by local surfers for surfers Rp 70,000.


Get out

The town of Negara is about 15 km further west from here and then on to Gilimanuk and ferries to Java beyond that. It will take about 2 hours by car to get back to the southern tourist areas of Kuta etc.

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