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Amed Bali: A Complete Guide and Things to Do

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Amed Bali is a hidden treasure spot to get away from the crowds while still experiencing Bali’s delights. This place offers you quieter surroundings with the best sunsets and volcanic views.

Amed Beach is much more than a single beach. Amed Beach, as it is called, is made up of seven towns. Amed, Jemeluk, Bunutan, Lipah, Selang, Banyuning, and Aas villages are spread out over a narrow route.

The route connecting these seven villages is around 10 kilometres long, and it’s just like a heavenly roadway. You’ll see the ocean in every shade of blue when you pass through it. Beautiful blues meet black sand beaches where fishing boats lie peacefully. Just simply amazing.

So, if you are looking for a more tranquil place with pristine black sand beaches that also have a magnificent underwater vista, then Amed, Bali, is a must-visit. Here is the guide for you to enjoy Amed, Bali, to the fullest!

Location and how to get there

Amed lies in the northeastern corner of Bali Island. This 14-kilometre stretch of fishing villages is located in Abang District, Karangasem Regency. There is currently no public transport to Amed, so renting a private driver or riding a motorcycle is the best option.

It’s a 2- to 3-hours journey from south Bali’s tourist hotspots, including Ubud, Sanur, Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta. If you want to drive directly from the Ngurah Rai airport to Amed, the trip will take about four hours. You can arrange airport pickup through your Amed hotel for roughly IDR750,000.

Arriving at Amed Bali

Amed, Bali is quite a large palace with such a long coastline, so maybe walking around to enjoy the place is not the best option because you will get exhausted. So, for your convenience, renting a motorcycle to go around Amed could be the best choice. But please make sure that you have a licence and pay attention to safety, like always wearing a helmet and proper clothes while riding it.

The cost of renting a motorbike in Amed ranges from IDR65,000 to IDR130,000. They also provide delivery and pick-up service to your hotel. You will also receive two helmets and a jacket.

Most hotels will also gladly supply a day driver and car if necessary. Good news if you wish to go diving: Amed dive centres usually include transportation in their packages.

The best time to visit Amed Bali

Just like the rest of Indonesia, Amed has two seasons: wet and dry. However, the weather is often pleasant at any time of year. All you have to do is match it with your itinerary.

The best months to go diving or snorkelling are during the dry season. That is, between April and October when there is less rain and better underwater visibility. But if you just want some quiet time alone, you can come whenever you want!

The best things to do at Amed Bali

There are numerous activities awaiting you here. Let us give you some suggestions!

1. Beach hop at Amed Bali: Lipah Beach to Selang Beach

Because Amed is so close to Mount Agung, the main beach features a mix of fine black sand and polished rocks. You can feel the tranquilly of the moment as you observe the fishing boats lined up along the shore, overlooking the lovely ocean.

Despite the fact that Amed faces the east, the sunset is beautiful. Sunsets over the volcano are one-of-a-kind. You can visit The Roof Top for the greatest views while drinking cold and affordable refreshments.

Lipah Beach is another great place to unwind. This location is surrounded by warungs, cafes, and guesthouses. Sunbeds can be rented by the day for about IDR50,000.

Selang Beach features a great stretch of sand and good snorkelling, while Ibus Beach is further south. Ibus Beach is Amed’s most beautiful and quietest beach, with fine sand that gently slopes down to the snorkelling reef.

2. Watch the sunset and snorkel at Jemeluk Bay

This picturesque bay is Amed’s main snorkelling location, featuring good reefs on both sides of the sea. The reef here is shallow, with amazing coral and an incredible amount of life just beneath the surface. Snorkelling equipment (fins, masks, snorkels, and lifevests) may be rented all across Amed starting at IDR50,000.

Jemeluk Bay is also a fantastic place to see the beautiful Mount Agung as the sunset embraces it tenderly. While you are here, you can indulge in good restaurants around. You may walk here in around 10 minutes from Amed Beach.

3. Let’s go fishing!

Do you enjoy fishing? Then you’ve landed at your destination. Every morning before daybreak, the locals go fishing on their boats, and guests are able to join them. You can board their boat at 5.30 AM for about IDR250,000. Go fishing for red snapper and other fish!

You have two choices if you want to take advantage of this opportunity. First, you can arrange through your hotel in Amed, Bali. Second, simply approach one of the fishermen on the beach and request permission, and you may have to pay a fee for it.

4. Diving and witnessing the beautiful underwater temple at Amed Bali

Scuba diving is popular in the Amed area. It has some of Bali’s best dive locations. You’ll be impressed not only by their rainbow coral gardens but also by their underwater temples and World War II shipwrecks.

The Amed Underwater Temple is located close to Jemeluk Beach. It’s only a short swim to get there. A black buoy marks the location, making it easier to locate. Because the diving site is so popular, Amed has plenty of Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) and Scuba Schools International (SSI) dive shops.

5. Explore Amed Bali to the fullest: go trekking!

Amed is more than just a lovely beach. You can go inland near Amed through various hills and rice terraces. Hire a guide and spend a full day trekking Mount Agung if you’re really up for a challenge. Mount Agung is Bali’s highest peak and also the 5th highest mountain in Indonesia. Read the complete guide to Mount Agung here.

6. Relaxing day at Amed: Enjoying Balinese treatment massage

Your body may require some treatment after a long day at Amed Bali. A massage session in Amed, as elsewhere in Bali, is highly affordable and heavenly. Many hotels offer massage services, but Amed also has a number of spas and massage parlours.

One of the most well-known is Amed Bali Spa. You should book it as soon as possible because you may only have one chance during your stay. The private massage room has a lovely environment surrounded by vegetation. Their 90-minute magical touch will relax you with a pure coconut oil massage.

7. Enjoy Amed Bali’s best restaurant

There are numerous excellent restaurants in Amed. We have various suggestions for you right here. Go to Warungs if you want to try the local cuisine. You can try Warung Osin (cheap pricing and excellent service), Warung Amed, or Warung Enak. Warung Enak also serves Indonesian and Western cuisine that will indulge your taste buds.

Rimba Cafe is another place to fulfil your appetite. They serve delicious fruit smoothie bowls, vegetables, pancakes, and desserts. Another option is to spend the day in Jemeluk Bay while enjoying the dishes at Blue Earth Village.

Pro tips to enjoy your trip to Amed Bali

  • Payment Methods: There are various things to consider before embarking on a delightful journey to Amed Bali. For starters, most restaurants, hotels, and other establishments in Amed do not accept credit cards. So, bring some cash with you when you go for a walk. But don’t panic; there are other ATMs in the vicinity with huge withdrawal limits.
  • Internet connection: The WiFi in the area is generally enough for surfing and occasional streaming. However, if you want to tour the land, you must first prepare a local number.
  • How long should you stay: The answer is a few days. However, because the atmosphere is so laid-back and relaxing, you’ll most likely want to remain longer.
  • Protect your skin: make sure to bring your sunscreen and skincare during the trip. Since you will mostly have outdoor activities such as diving, snorkelling, or trekking.

Amed Bali is a one-of-a-kind location to spend peaceful moments. If you seek a laid-back setting away from the crowd, you will like all of the tourist attractions at this location. Amed will be your genie, whether you want to dive into the water or stay inland. It’s time for you to visit Amed Bali and witness its splendour for yourself!

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