Traveled to Candidasa Beach the East of Bali, you want to try?
Candidasa is located at Samuh Bugbug village 12 kilometers from Amlapura, the main town of Karangasem. It was formerly known as Teluk Kehen (Kehen Bay), but since the tourism industry was introduced the name was changed to Candidasa. From Ngurah Rai International Airport spend time around 2 hours.
Only one thing is for sure, Candidasa is a tranquil village offering varying accommodation, from basic to five-star resorts and few good restaurants in between. In addition in Candidasa Beach to the fine resorts and accommodations there are now several good restaurants lining the main street, all within easy walking distance. Take a wander along the street while deciding where to fill your appetite for tonight.
This small fishing village is nestled between the Lombok Strait to the East and the mountains to the west. It used to be the most popular destination with day-trippers in East Bali for its amazing white sandy beaches. But, since a while, tourists have decided to head up northwest to Amed for its tropical beachside life. Nevertheless, Candidasa still has some interesting things to offer.
Candidasa beach shopping
While visiting Candidasa, there is only one spot to head for, if shopping. There are several art shops lining the main street open daily from 09:00 am – 21:00 pm and some may close earlier. You can find small souvenirs, handicrafts and art crafts made by locals from the neighboring village. No fixed price tags which mean you have to bargain for each item and pay in cash.
In Candidasa there is not much beach, especially at high tide. Concrete breakwaters run parallel to the shore for the length of the town. 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. Candidasa is close with interesting place. Like Tenganan village, Padang Bai beach, Taman Ujung Sukasada, Tirta Gangga, and many more.