Photo: Early morning views off the coast of Amed.

Things to see and do

Jemeluk Lookout
Jalan Raya Jemeluk (the hill at the eastern end of Jemeluk)

Jemeluk’s eastern headland provides a fantastic scenic vantage point that affords views of the turquoise waters of the bay with the grand Gunung Agung rising behind it. ... Read more about Jemeluk Lookout .


An abundance of dive sites around the Amed and Tulamben area make it a popular base for recreational diving. There are plenty of operators to choose from and, weather permitting, trips should be departing daily. While sites like Jemeluk Bay, the Japanese shipwreck, Gili Selang, Seraya, Kubu Reef and Batu Kelebit are all worth getting wet for, the real attraction is the Liberty Wreck (at ... Read more about Diving .


The snorkelling in Amed is reasonable, with coral (mostly dead), an abundance of fish and pretty clear waters at many of the beaches -- this is a major reason that many come to the area. Snorkelling can be done at most of the beaches in the Amed area, but the best are at the eastern end of Jemeluk next to the hill, at Selang in front of Good Karma and at the Japanese shipwreck in Banyuning. ... Read more about Snorkelling .

Amed jukung boat trip

Visit pretty much any beach on east or north Bali and you’ll see dozens upon dozens of jukungs pulled up onto the sand. The jukung is the Indonesian fisherman’s staple vessel for getting around and you’ll see them all over the archipelago: some use nets, others troll and others still go long-line ... Read more about Amed jukung boat trip .

East Bali bike tours
Next to Taman Bebek Hita, Bunutan Bay, Amed
T: (0812) 466 7752

Taking an East Bali Bike Tour is a fantastic way to peer into the nooks and crannies of Bali’s stunning rural life — and it’s (almost!) all downhill. Expect picture-perfect rice paddy, fertile irrigated farmland where peanuts, potatoes, fruits and flowers grow, and the icing on the cake: a paddle and lunch at White Sand ... Read more about East Bali bike tours .

Road to Bangle

Bangle is a rural village five kilometres inland from Bunutan nestled between towering hills. It’s very rural with not a lot going on, but it is a pleasant scenic drive or ride here from the coast. The road follows the river and you will come across farmers tending to crops such as corn, peanuts and singkong. It is a very beautiful ride -- best taken by hired bicycle or motorbike, though you ... Read more about Road to Bangle .

The making of arak
Marita (take the turnoff 2km north of Culik)

Arak can be made a number of ways. In the village of Merita just outside of Culik, they ferment the sap from coconut flowers on the tree and then distill it in cobbled together contraptions in the village. It’s possible to visit Merita to see this process where the local villagers will ask one of the children to escort you to see the trees where the sap is collected and the older people will ... Read more about The making of arak .

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Where to next?

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

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