If you’re looking to escape the traffic and crowds of Bali in Seminyak, Canggu, or Ubud, Candidasa can be a great choice for a holiday or short break. Whether you include it in a longer trip to Bali or live in Indonesia and need a weekend break, here are some ways to enjoy a tranquil Bali experience in Candidasa.
Choose Your Accommodation Well
Look for accommodation that has quiet gardens and a beachfront where you can watch the sunrise and enjoy the sound of the waves. Lotus Bungalows Candidasa is an ideal choice with its oceanfront pool and bales to relax in. The bungalow accommodation gives you space and privacy as well as a quiet space to relax in.
Explore the Underwater World
Candidasa is known for its excellent diving and snorkeling spots. Take a boat trip to popular dive or snorkeling spots nearby like Blue Lagoon or Gili Tepekong, where you can enjoy clear waters, vibrant coral reefs, and a variety of marine life. These spots are often less crowded compared to the more popular diving destinations in Bali.
Visit Unique Nearby Attractions
Candidasa has several attractions that are just off the beaten path enough to make them relaxing to visit. Explore places like Tenganan Village, a traditional Bali Aga village known for its unique culture and crafts. You can also visit Goa Lawah Temple, a unique Hindu temple built around a bat cave. These attractions offer a glimpse into Bali’s rich heritage without the crowds.
Take a Countryside Tour
Hire a local guide or rent a scooter and explore the scenic countryside around Candidasa. Drive through rural villages, lush rice terraces, and quiet roads to experience the authentic charm of Bali. You can stop by local cafes or warungs (small restaurants) along the way to enjoy traditional Balinese cuisine.
Enjoy the Sunrise
Candidasa is known for its breathtaking sunrises. Wake up early and head to the beachfront to witness the magical sunrise over the horizon. The peaceful atmosphere and stunning colors of the sky make it a serene and memorable experience. This is a great way to start your day in Bali.
Relax on Secluded Beaches
Although Candidasa doesn’t have much beach, there are several quiet and secluded beaches nearby where you can relax and soak up the sun without the crowds. Pasir Putih Beach (White Sand Beach) and Bias Tugel Beach in Padang Bai are two popular choices. These beaches offer calm waters, soft sand, and a more tranquil setting compared to the busier beaches in South Bali.
Bali definitely has its areas that are packed with tourists and never seem to take a break, but you don’t have to go far to find a quiet place to unwind. Candidasa is just around 2 hours from Kuta and Seminyak or just over an hour from Ubud. You will find the vibe completely different from the busier tourist areas of Bali so take time to soak it up and enjoy the quiet.
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