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Amed

Indonesia Travel Guide

Practical information on Amed

  • Family
  • Relaxation
  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Water Sports
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - 3 reviews
How to get there
About 3 hours from Kuta by taxi or bus
When to go
From June to October
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Amed

Marine Faure Seasoned Traveller
48 written opinions

Small fishing village on Bali's north-eastern coast.

My suggestion:
Arm yourself with a mask and snorkel to explore the clear waters and observe the shoals of fish swarming round the boat wrecks!
My review

After having explored Bali's south coast, I really appreciated the calm of Amed, a much more restful place , perfect for holiday makers who wish to relax or just take a break for a few days to recharge their batteries. The scenery is splendid and I appreciated the fact of not running into a throng of tourists.

If you like diving, Amed is the ideal place to do so : the water is transparent, the sand white and the depths magnificent, I was able to explore several wrecks of boats washed up near enough to the coast to be easily accessible with flippers, a mask and a snorkel.

Quite early in the morning, from the beach, I watched the fishermen's departure. It is even possible to go aboard their boats and fish with them for the day or await their return in the evening and buy fresh fish from them.

Simon Hoffmann Seasoned Traveller
185 written opinions

Amed is a small fishing village in east Bali. By extension, the name refers to a part of the east coast and the villages to be found there.

My suggestion:
Amed is a destination that is much more quiet and pleasant than the beaches on the south of the island, if you wish to avoid the crowd while enjoying the sea, this is where you need to come!
My review

The small village of Amed is out-of-the-way on the east coast of Bali, here people make a living from fishing and from what little they can draw from tourism. Like most of the island's beaches, those around Amed are made of black sand of volcanic origin. The road leading to Amed from Ubud or Denpasar offers spectacular scenery of terraced rice paddies and mountains and is worth the trip alone.

The main activities here are relaxation and diving. Amed is very renowned for the richness of its seabed where you find coral and fish in profusion. One of my favourite places is without doubt the wreck of a Japanese ship grounded about thirty feet deep near Banyuning village. A destination for relaxation holiday lovers!

Aurélie Chartier Seasoned Traveller
34 written opinions

A stop known to divers, Amed is a small pleasant town in which to spend a few days and relax to the sound of the guitar.

My suggestion:
Go to Amed's Sunset Point a little before 6 p.m. to admire the splendour of the sky's colours as the sun disappears behind the mountains.
My review

Amed is Bali's cool attitude town with reggae for background music in every guesthouse and bar. You meet locals who throw a "how's life my wife" or "here we go!" your way.

With its beaches of black sand, Amed is the perfect place for a snorkelling or scuba diving session, that you can discover during a trip to Bali . About twenty kilometers from Amed, you can also enjoy Bali's most famous wreck: the Liberty, which hides a multitude of fish.

I also enjoyed going for a moped ride along the coast and inland. Here you see breathtaking rice paddies and scenery.