Medewi is a tiny, remote village on the west coast of Bali that is well known as a surfing hot spot, and most visitors who do stay here stay for that reason alone. Medewi
can be reached with 2-hour scenic drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport along the southwest coast of Bali. Medewi has rocky beach with some large flat grey stone boulders interspersed with pebbles and black sand. Not the best beach for sunbathing or lounging, but good for long quiet strolls. The sunset is over the Indian Ocean here which is quite magnificent. Medewi offers a glimpse of what so much of Bali was like before the growth of mass tourism in the 1970s, and is a great place to relax.
Most of the Medewi hotels can be found along the beach and on the side of the main road that runs parallel along the beach. Medewi budget hotels
can be found in Kampung Baru area and by the beach, Medewi mid-range hotels are located on the Medewi Beach, the deluxe Medewi hotels are also located on the Medewi beach.
For the surfers, Medewi has long left hand wave that rolls all year. The largest waves tend to be in July and August. There is also right-hand break less than 100 metres away around the northern point. When the surf is small there is also a beach break, working mid-tide, over the river mouth about 250 metres to the south south. There are several other surf breaks nearby, including Balian Beach (30 minute drive east). Medewi is also a good place for retreat and hideaway. This is the place where you can relax in the very quiet coastal village which nothing really is going on besides the bar, the surfing, and the local fisherman doing their business.