Photo: Padang Bai scenes.

Things to see and do

Blue Lagoon
1km northeast of Padang Bai along Jalan Silayukti

The beach is accessed by following Jalan Silayukti east and then taking a left when you reach the junction. Following the road uphill, you will reach a sign pointing you to a car park on the right where a local person may or may not try and ask for a parking fee if you're driving a vehicle. From here, a path leads down into a small bay with a sandy beach. A cafe sells food and drinks and ... Read more about Blue Lagoon .

Pantai Kecil
1km west of Padang Bai

The white-sand beach, fringed by coconut palms, is at the bottom of a steep dirt track. Access the beach by heading directly west from the entrance of the ferry terminal along the small tarred road. Approximately 200m along the road, a steep rocky opening appears on the left and this road leads up the hill to what the locals call a parking area, but is much more like the surface of the moon — ... Read more about Pantai Kecil .

Arrange on Jalan Silayukti

Popping into any one of these dive shops will allow you to check out what dive options are available, but a rough guide is US$75 for a two-tank dive with a certified instructor. Trips tend to either head over to Blue Lagoon or a little further up the coast to the islets off the coast from Candi Dasa. There are four main dive sites in the immediate Padang Bai area, Tanjung Sari, Tempel and the ... Read more about Diving .

Goa Lawah
7km southwest of Padang Bai on the main through road to Kusamba

One of the nine kayangan jagat (directional temples) that are believed to ward off evil spirits from Bali, Goa Lawah looks after the southeast flank. This status puts it up a rung as far as ceremonies are concerned and on ceremony days Goa Lawah can be teeming with people — teeming. Upon arriving in the courtyard area of the temples surrounds, you will be greeted by a flock of sellers, much ... Read more about Goa Lawah .

Where to next?

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

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