Being the largest archipelago state in the world, Indonesia offers travelers endless options of beautiful beaches to bathe in the sun and dig your toes into the sand.
TripAdvisor has announced the winner of its 2015 Travelers' Choice awards for beaches. The awards recognise the best beaches globally, including top lists for Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, South America, the South Pacific, the UK and the US.
In Indonesia, Nusa Dua Beach in Bali was named the top beach in Indonesia and ranked 13th in Asia. The award-winning beaches were determined based on the quantity and quality of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period.
"It's that time of the year when most people are dreaming of lying on a beach, so it's a perfect time to unveil the world's best beaches, based on feedback from the TripAdvisor community," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor.
Whether it is the soft sand, the crystal turquoise water or the perfect waves, here is the complete list of the most popular beaches in Indonesia according to TripAdvisor.
1. Nusa Dua Beach, Nusa Dua, Bali
Located 40 kilometers south of Denpasar, Nusa Dua Beach is a pristine white sandy beach that is very safe for swimming.
"Lovely beach and area. Quiet and very relaxing. The beach and water were both very clean," commented a TripAdvisor reviewer.
2. Padang Padang Beach, Nusa Dua, Bali
Padang Padang Beach is a must see when visiting Uluwatu, especially for its great surf, great cove to swim in, and a unique beach experience altogether.