Candi Dasa Beach

Attraction Candidasa Beach Indonesia Published on: 15-03-2016

1 hours 30 mins
04:00 PM
05:30 PM
First-time visit
0.00 USD

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Candidasa offers excellent diving and snorkeling, interesting historical villages, some great trekking opportunities — and beautiful beaches within easy reach.

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Why Candi Dasa Beach is special ?

Candidasa is located in the Samuh neighborhood of the Bugbug Village, 12 kilometres southwest of Amlapura, the main town and capital of the Karangasem regency. It was formerly known as Teluk Kehen (Kehen Bay), but since the tourism industry was introduced the name was changed to Candidasa.

Only one thing is for sure, Candidasa is a tranquil coast offering varying accommodation, from basic to five-star resorts and few good restaurants in between. It is also a strategic place from where to explore the east of the island, which boasts exotic cultural highlights and a range of historical sites and exciting tours to enjoy.


What to explore at Candi Dasa Beach?

Candidasa is a relaxed spot on the route east, with hotels and some decent restaurants. However, it also has problems stemming from decisions made three decades ago that should serve as cautionary notes to any previously undiscovered place that suddenly finds itself on the map. The relaxed seaside ambience and sweeping views from the hotels built right on the water appeal to a more mature crowd of visitors. Candidasa is a good base from which to explore the interior of east Bali on a walk; it's also a place to spend some quiet time.


How to get to Candi Dasa Beach?

By car

Candidasa is 60 to 80 minutes from Sanur along the recently opened east coast road, and is also easily reached from Ubud. A direct trip from the airport will take about 90 minutes. Candidasa is about 15 to 20 minutes further east from Padang Bai where public ferries from Lombok arrive.

By bus

Candidasa is well served by the national Perama bus company [1]. Perama shuttle buses to Candidasa leave from Kuta, Sanur, Ubud, Padang Bai and Lovina. Reserve one day in advance. The Perama office in Candidasa is located on the main road next to the police station.

When you reach Candidasa, as elsewhere in Bali, motorbikes for rent are easily found. There are very few formal metered taxis but plenty of private cars ready to get you to the Candidasa Beach.


Selling points

  • Nice place to see the sunset
  • Candidasa quiet and relaxing
  • Awesome beach, very tranquil
  • Nice view, good place to escape
  • A place to spend some quiet time
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Tips for you

  • Note that currents can be very strong around the islands, and may only be suitable for experienced snorkellers and divers.
  • Snorkelling and diving or fishing trips can easily be arranged from the fishermen on the beach or one of the many dive operators along the main road.
    Things to do
  • Concrete sea walls now provide protection from further erosion, and result in waters being very calm and good for snorkelling along the wall.
    What to know
  • Despite most of the beach being gone, there’s still a laidback seaside ambience, and the coastal views over Amuk Bay are scenic.
    What to see

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