Your Ultimate Guide To Amed, Bali: Everything You Need To Know About This East Coast Hotspot

Whether you want a break from the crowds in the more touristy parts of Bali or want to explore Amed for its uniqueness, you’re going to love our guide to Amed.

We’ve got everything you need to know about this awesome part of Bali’s East Coast including what to do, where to stay in Amed, where to eat and much more!

Where Is Amed?

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Amed is the name of an area on the Eastern Coast of East Bali. East Bali is far less developed and touristy than places like Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, Legian and Ubud.

However, it is beginning to develop strong options for tourists seeking a quieter side of Bali and while it does so, it’s retaining its traditional culture something that isn’t always true of the busier places on the island.

The Seven Fishing Villages Of Amed

Amed as an area refers to a strip of fishing villages that run for 14 kilometres of the coastline in Abang District in the Karangasem Regency.

The seven villages include Amed, Jemeluk, Bunutan, Selang, Banyuning, and Aas.

One thing that particularly distinguishes this part of Bali is that the beaches tend to have black sands and this is because of the area’s proximity to the largest volcano in Bali – Mount Agung.

How To Get To Amed, Bali

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Amed is a long way away from Canggu, Ubud, Kuta, etc. and unfortunately, it’s not the easiest of places to get to.

There are no tourist buses that conveniently turn up in the busy tourist towns to take you out to Amed.

That means you only have a few options to get to Amed:

  • Resort transfer service – if you’re really lucky then the hotel you intend to stay at in Amed has a resort transfer service from Ngurah Rai International Airport. This may (or may not) be included in the price of your accomodation. It’s certainly the easiest way to get to Amed and if you can use a transfer service, you will be collected at the airport and taken directly to your hotel with minimal fuss.

  • Taxi or Ride Share App – as you might expect, this is often the most expensive way to get to Amed but it’s the best way to get there if you want to stay safe and enjoy the scenery as you pass through the jungles of Bali on your way to Amed. Go-jek and Grab are both decent options to get to Amed and you might also consider an airport taxi but we’d strongly recommend against flagging down a taxi in the street, that’s a recipe for a rip-off.

  • Rent a private car and driver – while you can drive in Bali, we never recommend it. The traffic here is often intense and the local drivers don’t always adhere to the rules of the road or even those proposed by basic sanity. It’s a long drive to Amed and you’re going to find it exhausting if you’re not used to driving in Bali. In addition, you will need a current International Driving Permit (IDP) and a license to rent a car. It’s better to hire a driver as well as the car and it won’t cost much more. It’s possible that a private driver and car will work out cheaper than the ride-share apps for this distance too.

  • Rent a scooter – we don’t recommend renting a scooter. We certainly don’t recommend an inexperienced scooter driver renting a scooter and then driving all the way across Bali, that’s a recipe for an accident. If you do choose to rent a scooter (and we appreciate it’s the cheapest option) please ensure you have a current IDP and a license with a motorbike endorsement as well as insurance and make certain to wear sensible clothing and a helmet at all times.

 

How To Get Around Amed

Amed is a tricky place to get around and even we’d probably hire a scooter in the town itself because there’s no public transport and while Grab and Go-jek officially support Amed, the reality is that there’s never a driver available on either platform.

This may mean that your only option if you can’t legally ride a scooter, is to hire a private car and driver.

The good news is that most hotels and hostels have a service for this and can even find a group to help you split the costs of rental.

However, within the limits of Amed Town (and not straying outside of it), you can easily walk or rent a bicycle to get around.

There’s much less traffic here than in the busy tourist areas and it’s much safer to hit the pavements, etc.

How To Get Back From Amed?

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Officially, the dry season is the best time of year to visit Bali. However, we would say that the wet season isn’t a terrible time to visit and, in fact, the days see an average of 9 hours of sunshine in the rainy season.

The advantage of the dry season is that it’s a little cooler on shore because of sea breezes and less humidity. It’s also better for swimming, snorkelling, etc. because the water tends to be clearer.

One thing we’d say about snorkelling is that you should always check the tides prior to going out and aim for low tides because that’s the time when the water will be calmest and clearest.

However, Amed can be very popular in the rainy season as being behind Mount Agung prevents many storms from reaching this part of Bali!

How Long Should You Stay In Amed?

That’s entirely up to you. If you just want to see Amed, tick off all its attractions and then get moving, you could probably do that in 2 days and certainly, 3 days would be enough.

However, if you want to visit more of East Bali and relax and enjoy yourself in this sleepy beach town environment? Then you can easily spend a week or more here.

It’s your holiday and you should decide if you want a high-octane stressful experience of trying to cram in as much as possible with the benefit of being able to share interesting stories and pictures at home or whether you want something less stressed and slower.

What Is There To Do In Amed, Bali?

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Amed has plenty for people to do and if you love to see spectacular scenery, get in the water and experience some Balinese culture, you’re in for a treat.

We’ve got 18 awesome ideas to get you started here:

Snorkelling

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The reason there are so many fishing boats and fishing villages in Amed is that this tropical paradise has plenty of marine life swimming just off the shore and it’s there in abundance.

You only need to go a few meters from the coast of Amed’s beaches and you’ll find reefs and marine life galore.

In fact, we’d say that Amed is probably the best place to go snorkelling not just in Eastern Bali but anywhere on the island.

You can expect a very gentle time of things here and if you’ve got a life jacket handy, even inexperienced swimmers can enjoy this activity (just make sure to keep a close eye on them).

Off the coast of Amed Beach are some beautiful coral formations, a wide range of sea life, and an amazing underwater temple!

If you want to get out a bit further and see things like sea turtles and black tip sharks, then Lipah Beach and Selang Beach are great places to snorkel!

You can easily rent snorkelling equipment from shops (and even restaurants and hotels) in Amed. The cost ought to be no more than 50,000-60,000 IDR for a mask, fins, snorkel and life jacket.

However, if you want to snorkel a lot in Eastern Bali, we’d recommend you buy your own mask – getting one that fits perfectly and is in great condition really enhances the snorkelling experience.

Chill On The Black Sand Beaches

Amed’s coastline is home to a lot of black sand beaches and while you can certainly find black sand elsewhere in Bali, Amed is best for it.

That’s because it’s in the shadow of Mount Agung, the island’s largest active volcano.

The black sand is rock ejected from an eruption and then smashed into tiny pieces over the centuries in the sea.

It glistens in the sun and it adds a totally different air to the experience of being on a beach in Bali compared to the white sand beaches of South Bali.

Visit Sunset Point And Have A Cold One

Top view of Amed beach and volcano Agung at sunset. Bali, Indonesia

There is an amazing place to watch the sunset in Amed and it’s aptly named Sunset Point.

The view here is so jaw-dropping that the rest of Amed, Bali tends to empty out every night and turn up for the chance to see the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

We like to go and enjoy a nice cold beer (or cocktail) here as there’s a decent outdoor restaurant to get drinks and food from.

You’re fine to wander down the cliff edge a little if you want a better view that’s apart from the crowds.

The best thing about the sunset at Sunset Point is seeing Mount Agung slowly disappear from the sky as the sun does. It’s a breathtaking experience.

Take Your Camera To Bukit Cinta – The Mount Agung Viewpoint

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If you want that perfect shot for your Instagram in Amed, then you will find it at Bukit Cinta.

We’d argue that this may be the best view in Bali and it’s certainly the best view in Amed, Bali by a hundred miles.

Aim for sunrise (not sunset) to get the most out of Bukit Cinta. If you get the right conditions things get spectacular, fast.

The rice fields below are shrouded in mist and the sky turns pink and casts an incredible light on the volcano.

It may take more than one trip to this viewpoint in Amed, Bali to get those perfect conditions, but it’s worth making the extra trip.

Experience Pura Lempuyang Temple

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OK, this temple is not in Amed. It’s about 30 minutes away on the Lempuyang Mountain but it’s worth driving for.

It is known to many tourists as the “Gateway to Heaven”, however, this only refers to one of the sanctuaries at the temple, there are six more to explore and they are all awesome.

You should aim to get there early (and we mean early – get there after 8 a.m. and you will find yourself shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of people trying to get that amazing Instagram shot of Mount Agung through the Gateway to Heaven) and then steel yourself for a climb.

That’s because if you want to see the other temples here (and you do, they’re all beautiful and worth seeing), you will have to climb 1,700 stairs to do so!

Rent A Scooter To Explore

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Amed is, possibly, the only place in Bali where it might be described as a good idea to rent a scooter.

We are always reluctant to recommend using a scooter. The local traffic is very variable and people don’t stick to the rules of the road. If you’re an inexperienced driver, Bali is a good place to get into an accident.

However, with fewer tourists and fewer developments, the traffic in Amed is quite a lot more relaxed than in the rest of Bali and while you will still need to keep a close eye on things, you will be safer in Amed than in the tourist towns.

You can easily rent a scooter in Amed and the prices start at about 60,000 IDR for a day’s rental. You can get discounts if you rent for long periods of time too.

But please, please, make sure that you’re road legal (IDP and licence) and that you have travel insurance that covers scooter accidents and you wear a helmet and don’t drink and drive.

If you have an accident and aren’t legal, insured, sober and wearing a helmet, you will have to pay for your treatment and that can be very, very expensive if you are seriously injured.

If you do rent a scooter, the coastal road is a lovely journey and you can get into the local jungle easily on a scooter.

 

Eat Seafood On The Beach

 
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Amed is still a fishing village and while there’s a definite uptick in tourism, all the fishing boats offshore will show you that Amed has not turned its back on its traditional profession.

In fact, Amed is one of our favourite places in Bali to indulge our love for seafood and we can recommend hitting up a beach BBQ or the town’s warungs and restaurants to enjoy the catch of the day.

If you want to cook fresh fish for yourself, you can head out in the early morning and buy the local catch at the side of the main road in Amed.

It won’t get any fresher than that, anywhere on Earth.

Enjoy Tirta Gangga

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Tirta Gangga is not in the town of Amed. In fact, it’s also about a 30-minute drive outside of Amed.

It’s the former Royal Palace of East Bali and Tirta Gangga is completely open to the public, and because it’s so attractive it has become hugely popular with Instagrammers and photographers.

That means, once again, we recommend getting to Tirta Gangga early in the morning or you may be jostling large numbers of people seeking that perfect influencer shot.

It’s not the biggest place, however, and that means it’s best to combine a trip out of Amed to see Tirta Gangga is best combined with a trip to Bukit Cinta and/or Pura Lempuyang.

Drive To Bias Tugel Beach

If you get bored of the black sand beaches in Amed, then why not take a 90-minute drive down the coast to Bias Tugel Beach?

This has wonderful unspoiled white sands and some of the most turquoise waters in Bali.

You can easily rent sun loungers and sun beds on this beach and we recommend trying some Balinese food at the warungs here, they’re very good.

The waters are very calm at this beach and it’s a good place for children and inexperienced swimmers to get some practice.

If you’re in the mood for a bit of adventure then you might want to take a walk or scooter around the surrounding area – you can find some secret beaches and old and clearly abandoned buildings.

Get To The Hidden Canyon

Beji Guwung is the “hidden canyon” and it’s one of our favourite places to visit when we’re in Amed, Bali.

That’s because most people don’t seem to know it’s there. If you thought Amed beaches were generally quiet, the Hidden Canyon is quieter.

You will need to hire a guide to get there and be warned, you will need to pass through water on the way that comes up to chest height – so you may not want to take a camera unless it’s fully waterproofed.

It’s not a hard trek but it does involve a bit of climbing and the occasional jump. You certainly can’t tackle this trip if you have issues with mobility.

Given that the Hidden Canyon is a two hour drive from Amed, you might want to do this lovely spot on the way to or from Amed rather than taking a day trip to it.

Climb Mount Agung

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The shadow of Mount Agung looms over Amed from almost every vantage point and it’s easy to casually decide to climb the mountain.

However, unlike Mount Batur (Bali’s other major active volcano), climbing Mount Agung is not a trivial undertaking. In fact, it’s downright difficult.

You need to be in good physical condition and have the right shoes to consider this trip. It’s not a mountain you can skip up in a pair of thongs.

If you do opt to tackle Mount Agung, you will get the most amazing view in Bali and enjoy being in a small group of truly adventurous travellers.

We’d strongly recommend you do this climb in the dry season (water makes climbing more hazardous and rain can ruin the view from the top) and you must use the services of a guide – it’s not safe to try and do this alone.

You’ll need to set off in the middle of the night too if you want to hit the summit at sunrise.

Note: It is possible that the Balinese government may restrict travel to Mount Agung at any point. This is only done if they believe an eruption is imminent. It’s best not to climb volcanoes when they’re erupting.

Swim At Blue Lagoon Beach

Not far from Amed, Bali is another great snorkelling and scuba diving location and it’s a truly hidden gem despite having an awesome and appealing name – Blue Lagoon Beach.

It’s near to the Padang Bai harbour where you can catch a boat to the Gili islands and Lombok.

The marine life here is exceptional and the coral garden is out of this world.

Investigate Artisanal Salt Production

Amed, Bali has long been known for its sea salt production. This is a truly artisanal process.

You can join a salt-making workshop and learn how it is extracted and take part in the process yourself.

We recommend taking some home for your family and friends too, the taste of Amed salt is unbeatable!

Take A Ride On A Fishing Boat

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Head to Jemeluk Bay and you can see the water is full of coloured and exciting fishing boats.

If you arrive for sunrise or sunset, you can take a boat trip in a “jukung” boat (a traditional Balinese fishing boat) or in a wooden outrigger.

That allows you to see the local fishermen out doing their thing and appreciate the beauty of the sunlight as it spreads all over the shore.

It’s a great way to get a unique Instagram photo of Amed, Bali.

Enjoy A Spa Treatment

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You don’t need to be in Ubud, Seminyak or Canggu to enjoy a nice spa treatment.

Sure, the spas in Amed tend to be a bit more functional and mid-range but that just means you will save money compared to a spa in the rest of Bali.

We love local pricing and we think that more tourists would appreciate being able to sample a slice of local life, and where better to do so than somewhere you’re going to be pampered and spoiled?

Connect With Nature In The Maha Gangga Valley

The Maha Gangga Valley is another 30-minute drive out of Amed, Bali and it’s very much worth a visit.

It’s a gorgeous natural location with a very basic campsite and a natural playground (yes, swings, slides, etc. in the jungle).

Maha Gangga is an awesome place to base yourself for a day or two to enjoy local trekking, waterslides and white water rapid rafting.

We love the Balinese food served in this area too and it’s lovely to experience such a traditional part of Bali.

It’s quite possible that in a generation this will become a developed tourist spot, but for now, it’s utterly unspoiled and wonderful.

Get Diving Lessons

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You can’t just jump in the water and start scuba diving, it would be very dangerous.

Fortunately, Amed is a great place to get some diving lessons and you can find fully PADI-qualified instructors that are very reasonably priced in Amed, Bali.

You will, of course, need to be able to swim before you start training scuba and it’s worth contacting a PADI instructor to determine the basic requirements for joining a school.

You can work on these before you get to Bali and be ready to strap on a tank in no time when you arrive.

You can arrange lessons in Amed, Bali through the Bali Res Centre (see later in this article for their contact details).

Go Scuba Diving In Amed

Once you’ve got a basic PADI qualification (or a more advanced one), then you can get out and enjoy the diving offered by Amed and you are in for a real treat when you do.

Amed is home to some of the best diving sites in Bali and you can go reef diving, wreck diving, muck diving and there are even night diving opportunities for the more adventurous divers!

Tulamben Wreck Diving

Tulamben is not far from Amed and it’s home to the world’s best-known wreck diving site – the USS Liberty shipwreck.

The USS Liberty Wreck is a cargo boat that was sunk during World War II by the Japanese Navy.

Once the wreck had settled it was immediately colonized by coral and once coral arrives, vibrant marine life follows.

The fish here are spectacular and you can enjoy parrot fish, clown fish and sometimes even sea turtles will swim around the area.

It’s a very good place to visit as a beginner diver as there’s almost no current and thus, it’s hard to get pulled away from the dive site or run into problems.

Gili Selang For Abundant Marine Life

If you want to see bigger fresh fish then we recommend visiting Gili Selang from Amed, Bali.

You will need a boat hire to get out to this area and it’s important to note that Gili Selang is not for everyone – it’s a very challenging dive and should only be tackled by highly experienced divers.

If you’re just out of the local PADI basic training, this site is going to be dangerous for you.

However, if you can swim in this area, you’re in for a treat, you can find reef sharks, turtles, eagle rays, and sea horses, guaranteed.

Some say that you can also occasionally find hammerhead sharks or even dolphins at Gili Selang.

Ghost Bay For Muck Diving

This dive site may have a creepy name but don’t worry it’s not haunted and to the best of our knowledge there are no ghosts or monsters around at all.

It’s named after the ghost pipefish one of the most beautiful sights in the waters at Ghost Bay.

The area is home to many an artificial reef, each of which was built and put into place by the local dive centres.

It’s a great place to discover eels, the mimic octopus and the highly dangerous stonefish.

Local divers will teach you how to deal with these creatures while ensuring you are never in any danger.

The Best Beaches In Amed

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Amed is the name of a village and a beach, but there are, in fact, seven beaches in Amed and each belongs to a different one of the villages. There are several more beaches within a short drive of Amed, Bali.

For that reason, we’ve tried to pick out some highlights rather than list every beach within a stone’s throw of Amed, Bali.

Amed Beach: Perfect For A Sunset Stroll

Amed Beach isn’t great for snorkelling sadly as it’s a bit polluted from the local fishing industry but the beach is attractive and there’s a lovely collection of warungs, bars, etc. on the main strip that runs by it.

We love Amed Beach for a sunset walk and the view of the Indian Ocean and the local fishing boats with the light breaking over them is spectacular.

Jemeluk Beach: An Ideal Family Spot

Jemeluk Beach is just a short walk from Amed Beach and it’s a nicer beach than the main Amed Beach.

There’s much less pollution (though there are still boats in the water) and you can find everything you need to enjoy a great day on the beach at Jemeluk Beach.

Take your family and play in the sand, go snorkelling and chill out on the comfy sun loungers. Then have a cold beer at sunset at one of the local beach bars.

Lipah Beach: For Snorkeling (Don’t Forget Your Snorkeling Gear)

Lipah Beach is one of our favourite places in Amed, Bali. That’s because Lipah Beach is much less developed than the already underdeveloped beaches elsewhere in Amed.

If you just want a long, pleasant stretch of sand and amazing coral reefs just a few meters away from the shore, Lipah Beach is the place to go.

It’s the best place to spot turtles if you want to go snorkelling in Amed too.

Selang Beach: See Some Sharks

If you don’t want to leave Amed, Bali without coming face to face with a shark, then we’d recommend a trip to Selang Beach.

This beach has amazing coral gardens in its shallow waters and they are often home to some black tip sharks! It’s a snorkeller’s paradise.

Why Not Take Part In A Beach Cleanup?

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One of the saddest things about a trip to Amed, Bali is realizing that while the mass tourism industry hasn’t arrived, its garbage has come ashore as an advance party and started to spoil the local beaches.

When you visit Amed, Bali can we recommend that you take part in an Amed Beach cleanup exercise?

You can do this on your own by taking a trash bag to the beach when you visit and just picking up any trash that you see.

However, if you want to make a bigger dent in the rubbish problem in Amed – we recommend getting in touch with the folks at Trash Hero, who organize large-scale beach cleanup exercises in Amed.

Where To Stay In Amed

Amed is not as well developed as the main tourist areas but there are still plenty of lovely places for you to stay when you visit the area.

Some places we can recommend in Amed include:

  • The Griya Villas & Spa – if you want a private infinity pool as your swimming pool and to sleep in luxury villas, then this is the place you’re looking for. It has an onsite and open-air restaurant, Safka and an awesome rooftop lounge which is perfect for sundowners. We’d also note that they have what is probably the best wine list in East Bali. Parents will be pleased to know that they also have a babysitting service (which must be pre-booked).

  • Santai Hotel Bali – if your idea of heaven is a boutique beach resort with an incredible view of Mount Agung, you’re going to love Santai. They have plenty of suites and bungalows and can easily accommodate most party sizes. Their in-house spa is superb and they offer a wide range of holistic therapies. We were impressed by their Coconut Restaurant too, which we think is one of the best places to eat in Amed.

  • Life in Amed – these cottages (in a modern Balinese style) and villas that sit on the beach are ideal for a family with young children. You get great views from the top floors over the bay and the fishing boats in it. The shared swimming pool is one of the biggest in Amed and is wonderful for cooling off after the heat of the Balinese day. It also has a yoga shala for those who love to flex a bit before they see more of Amed.

  • Mathis Lodge – If you want something a little more rainforesty in your time in Amed, then Mathis Lodge is a great choice. It sits on the hills above Amed and has a great view of the ocean from tis vantage point. Their private lodges are awesome and we really like the Private Pool Lodge which has the best infinity pool in Amed.

  • Villas Bukit Malas – this villa complex uses traditional Balinese architectural themes and has some of the nicest ocean views on the island. This a fully luxury serviced complex and breakfast is served in the villa. They have a kitchen where you can cook too. Though given just how good their in-house seafood BBQ is, you may not want to cook.

  • Mejore Hotel – this pleasant three-star is found towards the North end of Amed. It has solid facilities and a great swimming pool. We found their restaurant to be very decent and they serve both local and international options. The spa next door is not bad, either.

Where To Eat In Amed

Amed is full of pleasant places to eat and these include:

 

  • Green Leaf Cafe – this place prides itself on serving healthy food in generous portions for the tourists and expats of Amed. It’s both vegan and vegetarian friendly and you can ask the staff to adapt a meal if you want something changed in its makeup. If you enjoy free diving, there’s a free diving school next door too.

  • Blue Earth Village – this is also a guesthouse with a diving school attached but there’s no doubt that it’s their restaurant that’s the star of the show. You get an amazing view over the coastline and some of the tastiest food we’ve ever had in this part of Bali. Don’t miss it.

  • Rimba Cafe – if you’re into great homemade food then you want to visit Rimba Cafe by the Mejore Hotel. We loved eating their ice cream which is from their own micro-parlour! However, if there’s one thing that everyone in Amed agrees on, it’s that Rimba Cafe’s “daily tart” is worth a trip across the island for!

  • Trattoria – if you want Italian food in Amed, you won’t do better than Trattoria and they have a super ocean view too. Pizza, pasta, entrees and more are all available here and there’s a decent wine list too.

  • Warung Enak Amed – when you’re in the mood for authentic Indonesian food in Amed, then Warung Enak Amed is where you go. Stunning views of the sunset are included along with some of the tastiest nasi goreng and mie goreng anywhere on the island.

  • Galanga Garden Restaurant – this is a sister restaurant to Rimba Cafe and they have a lot of healthy eating vegan and vegetarian choices on their menu. We thought their breakfasts were especially good.

  • Gusto – the best place to try Hungarian Gulash in Bali! Yes, here they mix Italian, Balinese and Hungarian cuisines to create something truly unique!

  • La Cocina Mexicana – if you want a little spice on your plate, you can do much worse than La Cocina Mexicana. This is really good Mexican food in Amed and their vegan options are awesome!

FAQs

What Is The Meaning Of Amed In Bali?

Amed is simply the name of a beach, a village and an area in Bali. As far as we can determine it has no special meaning.

Is Amed In Bali Worth Visiting?

Yes, visiting Amed is very much worthwhile and once you’ve experienced things like sunset strolls at Sunset Point, Amed, dinner at Blue Earth Village, seen a Japanese shipwreck, explored an underwater temple and enjoyed the black sand on Amed’s beaches, you will be 100% convinced of this.

We’d also note that if you visit Amed, you can enjoy the finest dive sites and the best value dive centres in Bali too!

Can You Swim At Amed Beach?

You can, but we’d recommend opting for one of the other beaches in Amed. The water at Amed Beach is quite polluted and its not got great visibility, either.

We’d stick to a stroll along this beach and then either swim at the swimming pool in your hotel or in the cleaner waters at one of the other beaches nearby.

We’d also note that there are some stunning vistas from this beach at sunset.

There’s no diving in Amed Beach and its surroundings but it’s very easy to join a day trip at this beach to enjoy diving further offshore. Just make sure you’ve got your PADI certifications with you.

How To Get From Denpasar Airport To Amed?

If you’re visiting Bali, then it’s a near guarantee that you will be landing at Denpasar Airport (unless you arrive on a cruise ship).

The best way to get from the airport to Amed is in a hotel transfer vehicle but you can also take a taxi, rent a car (and driver) or scooter. It’s really up to you.

How Many Days Do You Need In Amed Bali?

That’s very much up to you Amed Village isn’t huge and you can easily see all of Amed in a day or two, but most people come for a few days and intend to explore more of the local area.

They want to see the ancient temples, experience the underwater playground of Amed’s dive sites, eat delicious food at the local warungs, walk in the tropical gardens here, relax at Sunset Point, etc.

How Do You Book A Trip To Amed?

The best way to book a trip to Amed is to talk to the lovely folks at the Bali Res Centre.

This is a locally owned and operated travel agency service and they can get the best deals for you and ensure you have the latest information to make an informed decision when booking somewhere to stay in Amed.

Final Thoughts On Visiting Amed, Bali

Amed is a hidden gem in Bali. It has a lot to offer if you’re willing to spend some time away from the resort destinations and explore the local culture.

You can’t see Amed on a day trip, it’s just too far from the rest of the island for that to make sense but a few days spent in Amed are going to be time well spent.

We hope our guide has sparked your curiosity about Amed and that you enjoy your visit to this relatively unexplored part of our paradise island.