Padangbai Bay, Bali

Padangbai Bay, Bali

Padangbai Bay, Bali


Shot of the sleepy Padangbai port as we approached by ferry late afternoon.

Taken on: 26th June, 2006. Copyright: All Rights Reserved - See Tempo Dulu's page of Flickr

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Padang Bai sits in the heart of East Bali in the regency of Karangasem, surrounded by hills and on the edge of a small but very busy bay. The main purpose of the town is to service the Bali/Lombok ferries, which arrive and depart throughout the day and night. Consequently, a constant stream of traffic transports people and goods to and from the town.

Away from the port lies a small beach which is home to countless fishing boats. From these boats arrive the meals that many restaurants along the beachfront serve each night. Many fish dishes cost around 40,000 rupiah, somewhat more than other meals, but it is well worth the minimal extra to try some of the freshest fish you may well ever eat. Styles vary, but generally involve the grilling of tuna, barracuda, mahi-mahi or snapper.

Aside from the seafood, Padang Bai offers some stunning diving and snorkelling opportunities. Much ... Read our complete Padang Bai travel guide

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