Can you be peaceful and have a Me Time in a touristy (or semi-touristy) beach? YES, YOU CAN! said Obama :p . I Love Bali, I love living in Jimbaran, and Nusa Dua – the rich and famous neighbour – is just 5-10 minutes away from my house. Just heading towards Nusa Dua, on the intersection at HARDY’S Supermarket, turn right to Siligita road, follow the road, you will see a small statue on an intersection and notice the sign board to Geger and Sawangan Beach direction where it will lead you to the main road on which Bali Golf Resort Nusa Dua is located, and you’ll pass one of the newest hotel in Bali : St Regis as well. Then you’ll arrive at Geger Beach. Easy breezy..
Back in my visit in 2006, Geger Beach, Nusa Dua, has a thick white sand so thick and rich that an international beach games in 2008 with venues mostly held in Kuta Beach decided that Geger should ‘share’ the white sand so the volleyball players would fall on a comfy bouncy sand instead of soft brown and hard sand like Kuta Beach. So there it was, a giant ship tanker with its giant vacuum cleaner sucked up 50% of the sand and poured it all over Kuta Beach. Yay! Kuta Beach is an adopted son of Geger now, it has Geger blood aka sand in it :p
Anyway, I care more about me, wanting some contemplation time and space just for my self, but was not in the mood for hidden beach adventure..and I knew I’ll find my peaceful late afternoon at Geger Beach. And although Geger now has installed more parasols, developped more cafe/warung business not to mention a water sport activities is just in front of your long chair and parasol, still I had faith there must be one small private spot reserved for me, as Bali has a generous heart to whisper to someone’s ears about its special place to be for those longing for embracing theirself with the beauty of nature and not treating Bali as its pleasure and hedonism slave…
you see, I’m moving away from the crowd & parasols & umbul umbuls..
To that spot I’d go
Enjoy what Geger Beach has to offer, the beautiful blue turquoise water stretched along the coastal line, but don’t stop the viewing and limit your eyes with square eyes and mind. What I did, was move away from the crowd and walk along the beach until I see only the seaweed farmers harvesting these jewel sea plants, and nobody but me, my sarong, and my Eat,Pray,Love book..(and Benny moving discretly and peaceful snapping shots, I barely realized he was there with me).
I just wanna read my book, peacefully..
Afro hair seaweed farmer, cool! :p
But hey yo’! As I’m revealing a private spot at Geger Beach, I hope you don’t think that this is a group invitation for invading this supposed to be a Me Time spot. Please, enjoy the pictures…Peace…