Bali is besides surfing very popular for its open culture (Hinduism). People from all over the world visit the Indonesian Island. The best surf school to take your first lesson is Odysseys surfing school. This is because the waves in Kuta are most suitable for beginner surfers. Besides, the surfing instructors speak English fluently, insurance is covered, and the instructors are certified with the Australian Association of surfing instructors. This is a well known Australian organization that provides a distinguished surfing programma, including rescue surfing and lifeguard.
Odysseys Surf School is located in the Mercure hotel in Kuta, just 10m of the beach. On the beach, you can enjoy your cold beer or chill under the palm trees. The local people will be there to provide you with your needs. The beach is also suitable for a beautiful beach walk, the beach stretches up to the north for example double six is a nice wide beach where you can eat delicious foods, sip on your cocktail and enjoy the sunset.
It is an option to rent a scooter at scooter rental company to cross the island. For example, to the south, you can chill on the beach of the beautiful Pantai Melasti. This beach is located in the southern Bukit Peninsula. The stunning cliffs of Uluwatu surround the beach. Worth a visit!
On the same day, you can also visit the beautiful beach of Balangan. There is a temple carved in the rock which you will have to check out when you are there. From the same cliff, you can watch the many surfers conquer the enormous waves. Be careful surfing yourself there because there is a dangerous reef underneath the water, and the current is powerful.