Time to turn your watches back and enjoy the Bali that was. An hour from Candidasa is Bali’s best-kept secret - the enchanting bays that make up the Amed area. Held back until recently by bad roads and lack of power and communications, this is Bali’s newest developing area with accommodation increasing six-fold in the last few years.
Every bay is different, some shingle, some rocky and some sandy, with Bali’s best diving right off the beach. In one bay there’s a Japanese WWII patrol boat just 10m off the shore. Accommodation is reasonably priced and ranges from basic to good quality, with new places opening every couple of months. Food is adequate and cheap but don’t expect nightlife, as there isn’t any. Every bay is lined with double-outrigger fishing boats and the horizon is filled with literally hundreds of triangular sails as they head off to the fishing grounds morning and afternoon. Amed is a perfect destination for families and the more mature travelers. Younger people like it too but often overdose on peace and tranquility after a few days.
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