Candidasa in Bali is a small coastal region located on the main road to Amlapura. At first glance, you may dismiss this inland as just another town with only a relatively small black sand beach.

Yet, if you are seeking a relaxed atmosphere away from the crowds of the hectic south, then this is a pleasant alternative. Accommodation options are varied, as is the cuisine, from formal restaurants to small, intimate eateries.

Candidasa is ideally located as a launchpad to explore the exciting inlands of Eastern Bali.

Just around the corner is the Native American village of Tenganan, where you can embrace an array of several magnificent walking and trekking routes that venture into the surrounding mountains.

Highlights

  • Charming Cafés
  • Relaxation
  • Trekking Opportunities

 Places to stay

Indonesien Hotels - Alila Manggis - pool

Alila Manggis

Hotel Style: Beach Resort

Alila Manggis is a boutique resort nestled amid a grove of coconut trees at an unspoilt seaside paradise in eastern Candidasa.  See Hotel

Indonesien Hotels - Amankila

Amankila

Hotel Style: Beach Resort

Amankila overlooks the Bali Sea from its vantage point atop a verdant hill, in the hinterland of the sacred Mount Agung.   See Hotel

 Things to do

Tenganan Village Visit & Thirtagangga Water Palace (Half Day)

Venture to the 700 year old walled Tenganan Village, in which a community of the Bali Aga reside. They are the earliest aboriginal Balinese who first settled on the island. Their customs are sprinkled with a touch of magic, as the women weave a rare double ikat cloth, which is said to contain a special substance that protects the wearer, and plays an important role in cremation ceremonies. The weaving of one cloth can take up to five years! Venture to the Tirta Gangga, or the ‘Water of the Ganges’, where you can amble around a beautiful park with a huge water fountain and a rambling pond. This park was built by the Karangasem King of Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem in 1948. Villagers believe that there is a sacred spring within the park which, according to local legend, serves as a divine bathroom for the Gods. (Half Day; Private activity & transfers; Travel time to activity: 2 hrs drive; Duration: 4 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; If you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time.)

Tenganan Village Visit & Tirta Gangga Water Palace (En route to Ubud)

En route to Ubud, venture to the 700 year old walled Tenganan Village, in which a community of the Bali Aga reside. They are the earliest aboriginal Balinese who first settled on the island. Their customs are sprinkled with a touch of magic, as the women weave a rare double ikat cloth, which is said to contain a special substance that protects the wearer, and plays an important role in cremations ceremonies. The weaving of one cloth can take up to five years. Venture to the Tirta Gangga, or the ‘Water of the Ganges’, where you can amble around a beautiful park with a huge water fountain and a rambling pond. This park was built by the Karangasem King of Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem in 1948. Villagers believe that there is a sacred spring within the park which, according to local legend, serves as a divine bathroom for the Gods. (Half Day; Private activity & transfers; Travel time to activity: En route to Ubud; Duration: 6 hrs; Fitness level: Easy)

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