Exploring Amed - Guide to Amed, Bali

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Amed is home to sleepy fishing villages, black sand beaches, and some of Bali’s best diving.

Nestled half way up the east coast, it’s a rural gem with off-the-beaten-track appeal. Travellers come to bathe beside waterfalls, explore ancient temples, or watch the jukung (traditional fishing boats) come in with their catch.

Bali’s highest peak, Mount Agung, is also within easy reach. But it’s what’s under the water that keeps bringing people back. Vibrant coral gardens pepper the coastline, with dive sites and snorkel spots for all abilities.

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Where to Stay in Amed , Bali

Accommodation options here include cute bungalows, diver-friendly homestays, and beachfront cottages.

Expect a taste of traditional Bali with alang alang (thatched) roofs, nasi goreng (fried rice) and fresh fruit platters for breakfast, and a warm Balinese welcome. And prices, in general, are very affordable.

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Likewise, Amed’s dining scene centres around traditional Balinese fare.

Roadside warung (simple eateries) and beach bars serve freshly grilled fish with rice and veggies, fish satay, and other local specialties.

Most places offer homemade sambal (traditional chilli paste) on the side. Don’t worry if your stomach can’t handle the spice as there are western restaurants, too. Burgers, pizzas, and vegetarian dishes are all available. But the best bit about dinner in Amed is eating with your toes in the sand and ocean out front.

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Apart from relaxing beachside, there’s plenty to in the area. And ocean activities are top of the agenda.

There are calm, secluded bays for swimming, shallow reefs perfect for snorkeling, and a huge concentration of dive sites.

Palm-lined Jemeluk Bay is the first port of call for most visitors. Hire a snorkel on the beach and glide above the shallow coral gardens and drop-off reef. Or, if you’re a diver, the Japanese shipwreck in nearby Banyuning Bay is a must. A host of marine life awaits, including giant trevallies, damselfish, and pygmy seahorses.

As far as adventures above the water go, trekking is a favourite. The walk to the impressive waterfall of Yeh Mampeh takes in lush rainforest and quaint villages along the way. On arrival, you’ll be rewarded with a refreshing dip in the pool at the base of the falls.

Or, head inland to Mount Agung, Bali’s highest peak and an active volcano. The hike to the top is an arduous four-hour climb for the fittest climbers, but the view at the top is definitely worth it!

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