The Tourist Areas of Bali  - Description for Travellers 
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Amed, Bedugul, Candi Dasa, Jimbaran, Kuta, Legian, Lovina, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Ubud

Amed / Tulamben: 

Bali's northeast coastal road is one of the few stretches on Bali where village life is largely unaffected by tourism. Breathtaking slopes of tiered ricefields alternate with massive black rivers of volcanic rubble, the ravages of Agung Mount's 1963 eruption.
There is a coral outcropping about 100 meters away to the east. There are some good diving sites in this area. A sunken American Liberty ship, which was torpedoed by the Japanese in 1942 and later abandoned, can also be dived on; its about one and half kilometers away to the east and does not take much strength. Amed is a solitary village on a beautiful bay northeast of Tirtagangga. It is inhabited only by fishermen and seasalt processors. Amed sea is known as one of the best beaches for diving and snorkeling in Bali. Its coast is very rich and beautiful.



When the heat and humidity finally get to you, it's time to get away to Bedugul, Bali's highland retreat, tucked into the crater of an extinct volcano, 1400 metres above sea level. The three lakes of the area provide the water for the fields, rivers and springs on the plains below. Lush pine forests make for clean air. The area is renowned for its fruit and vegetables.


Candi Dasa:

Candi Dasa is a romantic and peaceful seaside resort area with lovely ocean views located two hours drive east of  Denpasar. The local villages and rice fields offer an insight into the Bali of old and new and offers an enjoyable days outing from your hotel. Candi Dasa is quiet, so for those seeking this type of holiday and wanting to recharge their batteries this is the place to be.
Candi Dasa Map


Jimbaran Area:

Jimbaran Bay is located ten minutes south of Kuta and is set on one of Bali's best white sand beaches. A relatively new resort area in Bali, Jimbaran Bay is attracting some of the world best known hotels and new in 1997 is the Ritz Carlton. The beach offers one of Bali's best sunset views and no trip to Bali would be complete without spending an evening at one of many fabolous outdoor seafood restaurants.
Jimbaran Map



Kuta is Bali's busy region and a trip into the shopping and nightlife areas is a must for all age groups. There is a great selection of restaurants and bars and whether it be day or night you will always find something to see and do in Kuta. The nightlife is many and varied and goes on long into the night.
Tuban is just a short walk south of Kuta and offers a far quieter location yet you still have easy walking access to the thriving area of Kuta. The wide selection of quality hotels offer great value and give this region real appeal. Children and families are well catered for and Waterbom Park offers a great day out. Brand new in 1997 in Tuban is one of Bali's biggest retail shopping areas and it is just steps away from most of the hotels.
Kuta Map



Legian is just north of Kuta and it is a little more laid back. The shopping, restaurants and nightlife are excellent and plentiful and you can spend hours enjoying the walks amongst Legian's small intimate streets. The beach offers excellent surfing. Legian is a favourite of many past visitors and a popular alternative to Kuta.
Seminyak is a past favourite of many visitors to Bali. It is still offer peace and tranquility while the excitement and busy lifestyle of Kuta is just a short ten minute drive away. You can enjoy uncrowded beaches or just explore the area at an unhurried place. You will see the influence of the Europeans with their unique galleries, shops and boutiques. Furniture and pottery shops abound in the area and offer some of Bali's best bargains. Seminyak is for those wanting a relaxing holiday and a laid back lifestyle.
Legian Map



West of Singaraja on Bali's northern coast is a beach resort spread across four adjacent villages. Lovina is for those who like still waters (no surf) and are not fussy about the colour of the beach. You may even encounter some local dolphins. Many cheap losmens are situated right on the beach.  Lovina Map


Nusa Dua / Tanjung Benoa:

Bali's premier resort location and the internationally acclaimed hotels that are located here attract visitors from all over the world.  The exclusive Nusa Dua area built on two small "islands"; each connected to the mainland of the Bukit peninsula by a narrow, sandy strip of land. The area boasts a selection of world-class, self-contained, secluded holiday resorts - all with ample grounds, gardens, recreational choices and dining facilities. A challenging 18-holes golf course and quiet stretches of beach are also on your doorstep at Nusa Dua. While the resort area offers a quiet and relaxed atmosphere, the hubbub of Kuta and Legian are only half an hour away by taxi. Only 5 minutes drive north of Nusa Dua you will find the Village of Benoa  shares the same stretch of beach of Nusa Dua, however you will find that prices of the hotels, restaurants, bars and shops are a little less expensive than in the five star resort area of Nusa Dua. Tanjung Benoa is secluded and most visitors to this area will enjoy this beautiful beach and water sport facilities.
Nusa Dua Map


Sanur is a well established favourite for all holiday makers to Bali. Sanur is a thirty minutes drive from Kuta and is very popular with water sports enthusiasts and families as the beach is protected by a reef and the lagoon offers safe swimming all year round. The hotels are many and varied from boutique to five star. The shopping and restaurants in this village make Sanur an area where you can walk in peace and see a side of Bali that many never see. Sanur offers one of Bali's best alternative locations. Sanur Map



Ubud is one hour from Denpasar and is lovely alternative to the hustle and bustle of the downtown beach areas. Ubud is located in the cooler hills are north of Denpasar and is the artistic heart of Bali. Well known for it's celebrated sculptors and artists Ubud is an enjoyable break away from the sun and the surf. The shopping is excellent and the selection of unique goods is often better than in the beach areas. Ubud is a great break and should not be missed.
Ubud Map

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