This gorgeous and unspoilt part of Bali is home to traditional villages, lush rice fields and sandy beaches. We love unwinding in the beautiful surroundings of this areas small boutique hotels and taking a bike ride into central Candidasa for a simple Indonesian meal at one of the local warungs. Active travellers will enjoy trekking around the local hills or diving trips to some of the nearby sites. A visit to Candidasa is sure to leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and with a deep appreciation of the local Balinese culture.
This part of Bali has retained much of its traditional charm. Much quieter than the beach resorts in the south of the island, Candidasa has a sleepy, laidback feel and beautiful scenery on the doorstep. This little coastal village has a small selection of local warungs for a taste of authentic Indonesian cuisine and some basic shops, but peace and relaxation is the main order of the day.
Candidasa is close to some excellent dive sites, including some small offshore islands with coral gardens. Diving and snorkelling trips can usually be arranged from within your hotel with everyone from beginners to advanced catered for. The famous shipwreck at Tulamben is also less than an hour away so you can take your pick of diving locations to suit your ability.
Head slightly inland and not only will you find yourself among beautiful rice fields and lush scenery, but you will also discover some of Bali's most traditional villages, such as Tenganan. The communities around this area are also famous for producing woven baskets and ikat fabric.