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What to do in East Bali

The village of Candidasa is at times peaceful and other times buzzing with a vibrant community.

Villa Rama is within convenient walking distance to the restaurants and shops, for a perfect relaxing and independent holiday in East Bali.

East Bali is the home of former kingdoms and the island's sacred heart, Mount Agung.

Besakih Temple is, according to Balinese Hindus, the center of the universe.


It is the perfect place to explore, and you won't be short of options!

Take a look around

Day trips and places to visit

Go white water rafting at Telaga Waja River 


Surf at Jasri Surfing Beach or Keramas Beach


Visit Pasir Putih Beach, the White Sand Virgin Beach

Take a day trip to the seaside village Amed, where you can go snorkeling, diving among shipwrecks, or get out on the water for an ocean tour.

Amed has a great range of beach bars, restaurants, day spas and shops.

Visit Ubud, known as the Bali centre for art, craft, and literature. Make sure you try a Luwak coffee - also known as a “cat-poo-chino” - at one of Ubud's many restaurants

If you're feeling game, get amongst the monkeys at Ubud's Monkey Forest

Feeling extra adventurous? Rent a two-wheeler and drive the twisting coast road from Amed to Jasri Bay.

Catch a ferry from Padang Bai Harbour to check out the beaches and restaurants on the Gili Islands or Lombok Island

Culture and history

See the rice terraces at Sidemen Village or traditional salt farms at Kusamba beach


Stroll the traditional Balinese village Tenganan Pegringsingan just outside of Candidasa and browse local arts, crafts and textiles


See traditional gamelan instruments made at Tihingan Village


Be awed by the majestic (religion) Besakih Temple, Goa Laweh Temple, or Lempuyang Temple


Take in the scenery and splendor at the Tirta Gangga Water Gardens, Klungkung Water Palace, or Bali Ujung Water Palace


Wander along the Lotus Lagoon in the middle of Candidasa, or Blue Lagoon Beach near Padang Bai

Tours and experiences

Take a Balinese Cooking School course at Kebun Impan Hotel in Seraya


Tag along with a local fisherman for ½ or full day fishing trips, then cook your catch in the local style


Go on a Safari Park tour


Join in the Alam Cycling Tour, about 3 hours from Kintamani to Ubud

Browse the museum of works by local artist Nyoman Gunarsa

Visit Charly’s Chocolate Factory, within walking distance from Villa Matanai


Marvel at ‘Mother Mountain,’ the volcano Mount Agung. You can even take a climbing tour.

Don't wait any longer

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You need a holiday in Bali.

Come and stay at Villa Rama, East Bali.

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