Pandawa Beach may still sound unfamiliar and Not-So-Famous for today, but this beach has a million charms that have not been exposed. Situated in the Kutuh Village, Sub-District of South Kuta, Badung Regency, it is located approximately 3 km from the tourist area of Nusa Dua and Uluwatu Temple.
Originally, Pandawa Beach is known as the Secret Beach, because it’s hidden behind a row of rocky hills that overgrown by bushes. Now, the access to reach there is more accessible to follow by motorcycle. Road access is intentionally made for splitting the limestone hills and creating the view around the exotic beach. By the beaches, the limestone cliffs are perforated and engraved with beautiful sculpture characters as the place of the Five Pandawa in the Mahabharata story.
The Panorama of the beach is so beautiful and charming. With clean white sand and bluish-green ocean water, this beach is very suitable for swimming as the waves break in the middle of the sea. It is located to the East, makes us enjoying the beautiful sunrise at the beach. The other charm of Pandawa Beach is the activity of seaweed farmers along the coast. Also, we can see the paragliding and trail motorcycle up the Hill. Because the beach is located in line with Gunung Payung Beach, Kutuh Village, we can see a beautiful waterfall of Gunung Payung Beach that spills to the beach.
Concealed behind high cliffs and shrubbery, Pandawa beach has long remained secluded from the crowds of tourists, due to the less-than-easy path that had to be taken to access it. However, after the opening of a 1.5 kilometers scenic access road, this secret paradise revealed its amazing splendor to the world.
As you near Pandawa, you will be greeted by five statues carved into the cliffs beside you. They are : Yudhistira, Bima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sadewa. These are the Panca Pandawa, the five brothers who are characters in the shadow puppet theater, from which the beach takes its name. Seemingly endless stretches of pure white sand span from one end to the other. The clear blue water heaves to shore with the swell of the ocean in hypnotic rolling waves, from where the sea touches the sky.