Secret Beach

Secret Beach, Nusa Ceningan: Hours, Address, Secret Beach Reviews: 3.5/5

Secret Beach
3.5
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Loca_Lisa
Meridian, ID1,728 contributions
While its nice to see, thats all you can do. No swimming allowed, the beach is super rocky so you cant sit at the waters edge. And you have to come down through a resort access so it's a bit of a pain to get there. If your doing a tour of the island by motor bike, it might be a nice place to stop for a drink at the beachfront bar.
Written April 3, 2020
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blackeldo
Kiama, Australia2,171 contributions
Solo
….BUT CENINGAN IS NOT KNOWN FOR GREAT BEACHES.

NUSA CENINGAN is noted for stormy bays which may have small sections of sand – often hard to reach and often covered at full tide. The island is not noted for beaches. So SECRET BEACH may well be the best on CENINGAN. However that is not to say it is a great stretch of silica; it wouldn’t rate in my top 20 of BALI’S BEST BEACHES – a few beaches on adjacent NUSA LEMBONGAN are better and big NUSA PENIDA on the other side of CENINGAN has some beauties – see TRIPADVISOR’S page on ATUH BEACH
However SECRET BEACH’S setting in a small picturesque bay is very nice – I can understand why most reviews down this page are enthusiastic.

The beach tends to take up about 80% of the bay’s landward width. When I called in it seemed badly eroded by storm wave attack – there was a big section of rock exposed out of the water over the full width of the beach. Beaches wax and wane with weather conditions – some contributors’ pix on this page show way more sand – some with sand reaching the water. The sand present my visit was white/yellow and fairly clean.
I took a quick swim – water entry was tricky because of rocks underfoot. Off the sand a fair rip current was working - the swell was fairly big that day; rips are how the ocean moves all that water from incoming waves “out the back”. I would not recommend swimming to poor swimmers.

The beach’s resort restaurant and adjoining rim pool are beachside on the non-sand side of the sea-front. VILLA TREVALLY is about 100m up the fairly steep hillside – looked to have good elevated bay views.
VILLA TREVALLY (see TRIPADVISOR’S separate page) looked real nice to me although it appeared a little above my pension grade – a check of the booking sites confirmed it was considerably above the price of my nearby sea view resort. Its rim pool and restaurant had great sea views – I checked the restaurant (LA BAIA BAR AND RESTO); prices were somewhat higher than nearby resorts and warungs. Reviews are mixed but most are positive. A minimum spend of idr100k (only $US7.50) allows outsiders to use the nice pool area.
TRIPADVISOR”s page is worth checking. Most reviews praise the place although some are mixed.

To get there turn right off the YELLOW BRIDGE linking LEMBONGAN with CENINGAN. The road goes along the seaside for about 1200m and then turns left uphill. After 400m you will come to a 4 way intersection. Right goes to the western end of the island, left along the high northern side of Ceningan. Straight ahead (a narrower road) is JALAN SECRET BEACH with a signpost (Da Da!) “SECRET BEACH”. This fairly straight lane drops slightly – after about 400m you will see a concrete driveway to the left with another “SB” sign. The driveway is quite steep in parts and reaches beach level to the west of the sand in under 300m.

SECRET BEACH is worth a visit if you are one of the scores of motorcycle tourists who come over from LEMBONGAN each day - and worth considering if you want an attractive looking CENINGAN resort in a very nice setting. But please take care if you go in the water. TIP: if caught in a rip, SWIM SIDEWAYS – rips are narrow. IF you are too exhausted to swim, GO WITH THE FLOW while (minimal effort) treading water – rips don’t go far. Surfers use them as a quick way to get “out the back” to the take-off zone.
Written July 1, 2017
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Dr Ricky S
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa94 contributions
The Secret Beach is one of the most secluded and pristine beaches on Ceningan island. We stayed at Villa Trevally for 3 days and thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Super-friendly staff that went out of their way to assist with arrangements and they know the area very well. They can also assist with travel to Nusa Penida. Their kindness equally extended to day visitors with prompt and efficient service. One is tempted to swim on the beach, but with the rocks this may be a dangerous undertaking - there is also quite a lot of strong sea currents. But it is some of the most beautiful views you can wake up to!
Written May 20, 2019
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Mellymelsie
Perth, Australia374 contributions
Couples
We found the other secret beach which is next to mushroom bay , Lembongan
You need to ask for directions to get to it but it's well worth it ! We went a couple of times and each time there were only a few others on the beach . It's still a bit rocky in places but you able to swim safely in places . A very peaceful place away from the busier beaches
Written October 20, 2017
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Kübra
Hannover, Germany133 contributions
Couples
during our daily Island trip by scooter we arrived at the secret beach and first saw the beautiful Resort. we askes if we can enter, the staff was really friendly and offered us to use the nice infinity pool if we eat and drink something. We were alone with maybe 2-3 other People at the pool/ at the beach and it was an amazing atmosphere watching the waves the nice view. The ocean was to wavy for Swimming but a really nice spot for Relaxing and enjoying the view.
Written August 2, 2017
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Raquel
Barcelona, Spain84 contributions
Solo
I'm quite sure this was a nice place one, but now they made a resort on the beach and they make you pay even to access there!

Could be ok if you want to pay and just spend the day at the beach and also enjoying the resort pool, but don't go there if you are expecting a wild enviroment.
Written June 23, 2017
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christianreistrum
Kassel, Germany10 contributions
Family
The landscape of this place is nicely arranged, but the beach itself is not worth a visit. Almost no sand, just big flat rocks.
It is probably nice and romantic to stay at the hotel, since the huts and the other facilities are looking nice.
But don't come here if you are after a nice beach for a sunbath and a swim.
Written February 1, 2020
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Colmich
Warners Bay, Australia397 contributions
Friends
Small beach with very little shade but water clean and good place to swim. Take boat shoes for the best experience. Swings on the shore to take photos on and good view of surfers and cliff top where there is jumping if your stupid enough to try it.
Written November 18, 2019
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Hus
Mumbai, India52 contributions
Couples
The beach is named Secret and it is indeed quite remote and has very little tourists.We had the beach and rocky shores all to ourselves and spend the entire afternoon on the rocks admiring the waves.

Located in Nusa Cennigan this place is only visited by a few so perfect spot to have a little picnic or spend some alone time.It has a beach and nearby rocks very similar to Devil's tears without the big waves or crowd.Plus the top is very green full of grass so you can either sit there or go down to the rocks and closer to the sea.The beach is located nearby and the local resort will ask you to buy something to use the beach so your choice.

The road leading to the beach is a bit bumpy so be careful.The beach is quite close to yellow bridge just follow the yellow bridge and turn in direction of beach and resorts and keep driving until the resorts thin and you will find a hill leading to secret beach.
Written February 7, 2019
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Luarit
United Kingdom224 contributions
Couples
It was a nice beach with good waves in Bali. We have to pay 20000pax to go into the beach, but if you are around is good to try.
Written July 14, 2018
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