Amed

Amed

Bay after bay after bay

The place commonly referred to as Amed isn’t a single town but a string of quaint beachside fishing villages stretching about 15 kilometres along the dry and rugged northeastern coast of Bali. It’s a world away from the busy tourist centres in South Bali such as Kuta, Seminyak and Ubud.

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The common use of Amed to name the area started due to the same-named village being the first of the villages to be visited by tourism – then the tourists gradually spread to the neighbouring villages further east. Although the layout is quite straightforward, with villages following on from one another along the coast, getting your bearings can be difficult because of the large number of similar looking small bays.

Just another Amed sunset. : Stuart McDonald.
Just another Amed sunset. Photo: Stuart McDonald

The village of Amed is the first village to cater for tourists when heading into the area from Culik and is followed by Jemeluk, Bunutan, Lipah, Lean, Selang, Banyuning and Aas. By the time you reach Aas, tourist facilities have all but faded away and all that remains are a couple of small guesthouses. The most popular locations are Jemeluk, Bunutan and Lipah.

Amed is set more or less due north of Candi Dasa and east of Tulamben and so makes a convenient stopping point for those travelling around the island. Most people visit Amed to relax by the beach, snorkel and dive and the area doesn’t disappoint in this regard. The best snorkelling is to be had in Jemeluk, Selang and Banyuning while diving can be arranged through the many dive ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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