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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.