Very quiet with friendly people
I could give up surf for another night in Amed
here is my plan , please advise if it can be made more exciting:Day 1: reaching hotel at 12noon at Amed.Tirta Ganga,Goa Lawah,Taman Sukasada in the afternoon as these look closer to Amed.Day 2 :Kintamani,Batur Lake and Besakih TempleDay 3: Lovina,Gitgit Waterfall,Tamblingan LakeDay 4 : Check out and Kuta Beach,tanah Lot and Uluwatu Temple.Go for...more
Tirta Gangga, a maze of pools and fountains surrounded by lush garden and stone statues. The name refers to the water palace built here in 1946 by the Raja of Karangasem who was destroyed almost entirely by the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963, buthas been lovingly re-built and has an air of royal magnificence. Small entrance fee. Around...more
snorkelling in bali is a must, plenty of fish and a lovely spot is amed, can be amazing depending on the day visibility is great some days. also you can hop on the small buses think they were green and a purply colour if my memory is correct. also their are local buses which most tourists dont get on we were told but we did and it was crowded but...more
What an impressive place to stay! It's nestled on a hill overlooking the sea. Very peaceful. Non...more
I was more than happy with my two-story cottage at Life in Amed. It contained both A/C and a ceiling...more
Sambirenteng, Amed, Indonesia
Good for: Business
The Cafe is set in a beautiful garden (including a bale) directly on the beachfront. It is very inviting and relaxed. You can stay there the whole day and just watch the sea and enjoy the simple but very good and reasonable priced food and drinks. Just in front of the Cafe you can snorkel in the best snorkelling reef in the area. The water is calm...more
Nothing is too much trouble for the staff at Blue Moon. If it's not on the menu just ask! The food is great.The restaurant at Blue Moon is not only for hotel guests. We shared a very entertaining evening with people who had walked up from another hotel because they had heard how good the food was.The guitars came out after dinner and everyone was...more
The open-air cafe/bar at Komang Johns is also a gathering place for drinks, card games, or just conversation.There are two low tables with cushions around them so you can set on the floor and look out over the ocean.There are also regular table and chairs plus a small bar with bar stools.more
If you time your holiday to Bali just right, you will be at the Blue Moon to see the full moon.
It is an awesome sight, shining out over the ocean.
Two roads lead to the Amed area in north-east Bali. Both offer spectacular views. The most frequently used is the inland road, travelling from Amlapura past Tirta Gangga, through Abang, before reaching Culik and veering right to reach the coast and the group of small villages collectively called Amed. This route offers some amazing views of...more
I forgot to mention that they will also take you to use the internet.When we were at the Blue Moon there were no phone lines so no internet service either.There was an internet cafe about 15 minutes from there and they were glad to take you there. It had a small snack area plus several computers on the second floor.Downstairs was a little grocery...more
It is best to leave the driving to someone that knows their way around. I didn't see many road signs.The Blue Moon will send their SUV and a driver to pick you up at the airport or any hotel where you are staying. While you are at the Blue Moon they have several tours that they can take you on or they will take you anywhere else that you wish to...more
There are not exactly a lot of shops in Amed, that's part of it's charm I think.We had been out for a drive and were dying for a cold drink so only stopped at this shop with buying a drink in mind. It was like a mini grocery store but also had lots of textiles behind locked glass doors. Hmmmmm, just had to have a look at them then.By the time we...more
Stop at one of the roadside stands and buy some of the strange looking fruit that you will find there. It may look a lot different than anything that you are used to eating but most of it is quite good and it is cheapShown in the picture are bananas, salak, mangosteen, durian, and rambutans.more
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Not really a tip but a sight worth seeing. Jemeluk Bay in the Amed area is home to huge fleets of 'jukung', the local fishing boats. From high on the cliffs looking down you can see rows and rows of them - a spectacular sight. The fishermen leave in the evening and are back early in the morning so the high part of many beaches is covered in the...more
You have probably seen the signs that warn you of falling coconuts. In Bali you have to becareful of the trees. Someone could be in the tree picking the coconuts and looking down into your open shower. What a surprise, to look up at the sky and see someone staring down at you.more
You don't hear this in Amed, that is one of the pleasant things about being away from the larger towns.
They do have this sign posted though and I am sure just like everywhere else you have to haggle to get the right price.
Unique Suggestions: My husband thinks haggling is fun. He stands and haggles with the driver for what seems like forever until they both smile and we are on our way.
Fun Alternatives: I hate it, hate it, hate it. Tell me the price you want and I will tell you if I will take it or not.
So what do I do? I walk away until they finish haggling. If I were alone I would only go with a driver from the hotel.
Luggage and bags:
Travel light, your bags may have to be carried up a steep flight of stairs.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You don't need much in the way of clothes a swimsuit, some tops, sarongs, and flip-flops.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring anything that you cannot live without because there is no where to get anything unless you drive into a larger town.
Photo Equipment: Bring what you will need.
Miscellaneous: The most important thing to bring is the repellent and the sunscreen. The sun is bright and when the sun goes down the mosquitos come out about dinner time.
While staying at the Blue Moon resort we got one of the guys (Ketut) to take us on a drive around the area for a couple of hours.He took us up into the hills to show us the area that he comes from. I doubt that too many tourists see this part of Bali.We stopped at his cousin's house (who also happens to work at Blue Moon) so he could shimmy up the...more
At 3,300 feet, getting there is half the fun, especially if you decide to get there by way of the 1,700 stone stepsWe went by 4 wheel drive and it still seemed like it was quite a climbPura Lempuyang Luhur is a very important temple because of its location, at the top of the island's easternmost mountain..There has probably been a temple on this...more
Great dive sites abound in the bays along the Amed strip beside the villages of Jemeluk, Bunutan, Lipah, Selang and Aas. There are very colorful coral gardens and marine life off the coast at Selang and a wreck of a Japanese fishing vessel that has attracted coral and marine life off the coast at Aas. Its a fascinating underwater experience. There...more
The wreck of the USAT Liberty was abandoned on the beach in Tulamben but following the eruption of Gunung Agung in 1963, it toppled over the drop-off. Now it is home to a myriad of fish, corals and other plant life. It is very easily accessed - the drop-off is just a short walk from the beach, although you need to take care over the loose stones at...more
Amongst the many fantastic sights underwater in the Amed area, two of the standouts are the cuttlefish and the rays. Spotting cuttlefish on the sandy ocean floors is often easier than in the reefs as they the camouflage abilites to merge into the corals and algae. On the other hand, rays are often harder to spot on the sandy floor with which they...more
I would like you to meet the Blue Crew.They are a very friendly group of people and they will do everything to make your stay here an enjoyable one.The owner is sometimes here and she is a very lovely lady also.John is on her left here. He is always smiling.His brother will take you anywhere that you would like to go.more
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