Photo: Early morning at Candi Dasa.

Things to see and do

Tenganan Bali Aga village
4km west of Bali

Many houses in this village will open their doors for tourists to buy these traditional pieces of cloth along with an array of other handicrafts they can throw together. In addition to their weaving prowess, the villagers are also skilled in a range of other arts and crafts such as intricately painted duck and chicken eggs, palm leaf carving and wood carving. Keen villagers will often offer to ... Read more about Tenganan Bali Aga village .

White Sand Beach
7km east of Candi Dasa

Pantai Pasir Putih (White Sand beach) is set about a 20-minute drive north of Candi Dasa on Bali’s eastern coast. It’s one of those tucked away beaches that gets a mention in most guidebooks but few people ever actually bother getting to because it involves a bit of travelling to ... Read more about White Sand Beach .

Snorkelling at Candi Dasa

Renting a boat for two hours including snorkelling gear for two people should cost no more than 200,000 to 250,000 rupiah, or less than this if you're a shrewd negotiator. The main spots are near the oil terminal towards Padang Bai and near the three small islands that can be seen off the coast of Candi Dasa where living coral still exists. We did a snorkelling trip out to the islands ... Read more about Snorkelling at Candi Dasa .

Candi Dasa view point

From the road the trail appears to lead off towards the coast up a small hill, but you're better off to take the stubby trail that runs off to the right which goes around this small hill and then rejoins and goes up the main slope. It will take you about 45 minutes to get to the summit with some of the climb on chunky stone stairs, other bits along a more gradual dirt trail. You'll pass some ... Read more about Candi Dasa view point .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Candi Dasa? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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