Candidasa is a relaxing beach area close to cultural treasures like Pura Besakih ("Bali's Mother Temple") and cultural village like Teanganan. While the beach is not one of Bali's best. Being some 85 km from the airport ensures some tranquility, however as more people discover that there is quite a bit to see and do in Candidasa the area is developing rapidly with many first class resort, hotels and villas now sprouting up. Candidasa comes from words Candi meaning temple and Dasa means ten, so literally Candi dasa means ten temples. The tourist area in Karangasem that is known for its beach is a quaint seaside resort from which to explore the secluded bays, ancient temples and ancient village. It was a calm small fishing village, but since five years ago, it built with a dozen of resort, losmen (house to stay), villas and restaurants, and many travelers prefer Candidasa area, calmer than Kuta area, cheaper than Sanur area.
Directly on the shore of Candidasa the strait separating the islands of Bali and Lombok lies Lotus Seaview. There are an open Restaurant offering you spectacular sunsets while dinning refreshed by a gentle ocean breeze. Apart from the typical beach Restaurant menu of Asian and International dishes, a large selection of seafood, fresh from the local market, is particularly popular with guest that came to this restaurant. The chef in this restaurant will prepare your meals directly in front of you in a "see-through" kitchen. Most of the hotels and villas at Candidasa own the comfortable rooms and other hotel or villas facilities. Candidasa area offer you the best place to stay and to explore the oriental part of Bali. It is especially popular among the submarines but the main problem is the beach has erosion as quickly as the new hotels and villas were built. Candidasa is populated by friendly local society and it area is encircled by the tropical situation, which is suitable for relaxation.
Candidasa is no more than a small resort on the dark sand eastern coastline. It is a right place for your "base camp" to explore the eastern part of Bali. Nearby is Tenganan, one of the old traditional villages in Bali where the inhabitants of this area believe that they are the origin of Balinese people in Bali Island. For the guest that want to experience spa in Candidasa, there are also a lot of beach resort that could provide you first class spa service. The local stonework and traditional structure of the spa allows it to blend harmoniously into the resort's beautiful tropical garden. The spa offers a range of treatments fo both singles and couples. Selected spa menus are ready adjusted to your interests, you may choose Royal Balinese spa Treatment using natural mixtures or the other using manufactured beauty spa products. Grasp the elegant lifestyle and the bliss of balancing body, mind and soul.
Other Place of Interest in Candidasa
- Ancient Temple & Candidasa
- Candidasa Beach
- The day is called Pagerwesi
- Mekare-Kare at Tenganan
- Puri Agung Karangasem
- Bali Odyssey Submarine
- Kerta Gosa
- Jemeluk Beach
- Iseh Vilage
- Goa Lawah/Bat Cave
- Bukit Jambul
- Besakih Temple Karangasem Bali
- Bali Safari and Marine Park
- The Bali Aga village of Tenganan