Amed, a string of fishing villages on the other coast, the East Coast of Bali is where you go to escape Bali's noise and over-development. Tourism is thriving here but it's run mostly by locals, in its own slow rhythm. It's 2.5 hours drive from Sanur and Ubud but worth the beautiful, green ride.
The sand is black from nearby volcanoes and mountains always looming large, the trees are enveloping and lush, the water is clear blue and full of coral and bright fish, the bungalows perch up on cliffs or right in the sand, the warungs sit on the beach serving up just-caught seafood and vegetarian food too. We started most days at sunrise with bomb dives into the ocean at the foothills of our villa, then scootered the day away all along the coastline, stopping in at warung restaurants and snorkel spots on the way.
Eat + Drink
Warung Celagi + Warung Pantai for cheap seafood and bintangs