Bali is undoubtedly one of the most famous islands in the world. The Island of the Gods is particularly well known because it reveals to its guests cultural, spiritual and natural wonders both on the surface and under water.
Candidasa, a picture perfect seaside village
For people wishing to escape the tourist turmoil of the south of the island, Candidasa is a great option. The village is ideally located for divers who want to explore some of the best dive sites in the area while being within reach of major tourist attractions.
Where to stay in Candidasa? Opt for the Lotus Bungalows
Lotus Bungalows is a beautiful resort offering twenty bungalows each with elegant furnishings, a Balinese-style open-air bathroom, air conditioning and a private veranda.
The restaurant serves local dishes and a delicious selection of Mediterranean dishes. With ocean views and elegant bamboo architecture, there is no more picturesque place to dine in the surrounding area.
The resort also has a pool by the ocean where the sound of the waves and breathtaking view is all yours to enjoy!
Diving in Bali
For our diving friends, the resort offers Gangga Divers dive. This PADI 5 * diving centre operates to the highest international safety standards. With a wide range of dive sites, novice and experienced divers alike will find what suits them best.
Explore the USAT Liberty, an interesting shipwrecks of the Second World War in Tulamben, conquer the currents around Gili Tepekong and Gili Selang to admire fabulous coral gardens, search ou sun fish and manta rays in Nusa Penida or search for tiny creatures in the sand around Padang Bai. As you can see, there is something for everyone.
What to do around Candidasa?
Candidasa means 10 temples in the Balinese language. You will soon realize that there are more than 10 temples to visit in the region. Do not miss the most famous ones: Besakih Temple, Goa Lawah Bat Cave Temple and Lempuyang Temple.
You can make an additional excursion to discover Tenganan, a traditional Balinese village that is only a few minutes drive from the resort. This region is also known for its lush rice in terraces shapes, steep valleys and spectacular views of Mount Agung, Bali’s sacred volcano.