I put this photo up on Pinterest the other day and couldn’t believe it got over 1500 re-pins in less than 24 hours. One woman even said, “this has to be Photoshopped. Look at the shadows. That’s a pool in the front.”
Sorry to disappoint, Pinners, but it’s an actual pool overlooking Dreamland Beach in southern Bali. Dreamland Beach is on the Bukit Peninsula and about 30-45 minutes south of Kuta.
When I was there in 2009, the hotel and restaurant above Dreamland Beach in the Pecatu Indah Resort had just been built. There was still quite a bit of construction going on and I have heard it looks different and more built up now.
Regardless, it’s still a beautiful beach if you can overlook the large buildings in the background. It was also one of my favorite places to surf in Bali because it’s not shallow reef like many of the other surf spots in southern Bali. In other words, you don’t have to be as careful of hitting the reef. I was told it is only flat rock at the bottom and the rocks are fairly deep.
If you make it to Bali, this place is definitely worth a stop. You can even stay in the hotel that overlooks this beach. We put together a guide with our favorite hotels in Bali, which includes the hotel overlooking Dreamland. For more information, visit our travel guide to Bali.