Candidasa is the
name of a temple complex on a lagoon by the edge of the sea. Set at the
foot of Mount Agung, the white sandy beach of the temple is only visible
when the tide is out but the grassy foreshore and beach are great places
to catch the sun. Started in the early 1980s this romantic area, also
called Candidasa became the developing tourist destination, though it
still offers an escape from the hassles of the more populated tourist
areas. Candi Dasa is an excellent base for daytrips around Eastern Bali.
Tenganan, Goa Lawah, Amlapura and Padangbai are all within easy reach.
And good diving is available a little further afield at Tulamben, where
a US ship sunk during World War-II and may be viewed in its underwater
resting-place. You can also hire boats for a day's snorkeling. Diving
equipment is available for rental at reasonable prices.
Once a lonely
village on the road from Denpasar toward the Bukit Peninsula, Kuta is
now a thriving tourist resort, popular mainly among the young. It is a
popular beach for surfing although currents make it less suitable for
swimming. Coast guards, however, are on constant duty during the day.
Kuta faces toward the west offering beautiful sunsets. Accommodation
ranges from international hotels to home stays. The village abounds with
restaurants, shops, discotheques and other tourist facilities. It is
easier to find regular performances of Balinese music and dance in Kuta,
staged specially for tourists, than anywhere else in Bali. Some
performances are staged nightly. The village is ideal for meeting and
mixing with other people, locals as well as visitors from abroad.
A restful tourist area west of Singaraja on the northern coast. This
area is relaxed and hassle-free. The beaches are of black volcanic sand
and a reef keeps any surf at bay. Or you can diving and snorkeling in
the mirror smooth seas, and the dolphins that often race with the tour
boats. The beach area consists of several small villages that seem to
start where the last one finished, although they are all spread quite
thinly along the long beach strip. You can also make day trips to the
hot springs of Banjar, the West Bali National Park, to temples and
various craft centers.
Start the beach walk of your life just south of Tanah Lot. Pantai Seseh
is a quiet beach of black volcanic sand that is mainly visited by local
fishermen. Quiet, rough, and close to nature, this beach is simply
With its white
sand on the
south and black sand on the north part, Sanur beach is a popular
recreation site not far from Denpasar. Sanur is protected from the force
of the ocean waves by a coral reef offshore, so the waves on the shore
are rather small and gentle. This makes it an ideal place for a quiet
family swim, wind surfing, boating and water sports. Its traditional
culture is very strong, but it wears modern dress (except, of course, on
ritual occasions). Among the Balinese, Sanur has a reputation for
sorcery of a high degree, both "white" and "black". Sanur is famous for
its white coral temples (Pura Segara, Pura Merta Sari). There are many
small ones hidden away along the south beach. In December and January,
watch the huge processions to the sea with purification ceremonies on
the beach. There are often gamelan rehearsals in the evenings at the
2.Sanur beach has long been a popular recreation site for people from
Denpasar and elsewhere. The palm-lined beach curves from the Bali Beach
Hotel toward the south, facing the Indian Ocean to wards the east. Sanur
offers many good hotels, restaurants, shops and other tourist
facilities. It is only a shot distance from Denpasar public
transportation to and from the city are easily available until well into
night. Offshore reefs protect the beach against the waves and make it
popular for windsurfing, boating and other watersports.
Tegal Besar Beach
There are further beautiful beaches in Bali besides those of Sanur and
Kuta. One of these beaches is located in Klungkung regency near
Banjarangkan village, known as Tegal Besar beach.
Black sands are a particular characteristic to this beach. Because of
its beauty and natural atmosphere, the beach lures visitors to come
there. Several fishing boats stationed here add to the beauty of the
Looking westward from the beach, another beach is visible. This is the
Lebih village beach belonging to the regency of Gianyar, with Nusa
Penida island to the south Klungkung’s beach is preparing to be
developed into a tourist object.
One of the forerunners is already renovating his restaurant there. Small
stalls have been also prepared to serve customers. In the morning
fishermen go out to sea to catch fish.
HOW TO GET THERE :
The road there is good. From Denpasar to Banjarangkan village you can go
by car or motorbike for a distance of about30 km. Then it is just ten
minutes to the beach.