20 Best Things to Do in Candidasa (2020) | #1 List (UPDATED)
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Owing to a peaceful backdrop of black sand beaches and the pleasing aura, it is completely distinct to be a part of amazing things to do in Candidasa. This seaside town of eastern Bali marks itself with a lagoon named Candidasa to which a visit is must for every traveler and get mesmerized with the blooming lotuses.

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Having major attractions on one side, the town is the most suitable spot for snorkeling and diving. Candidasa, also known as an ancient fishing town, is a satisfying destination where without being a part of beautiful temples, water palace, soothing gardens, and shopping, the visit is just not complete. Get immersed in a photography session, adore the cultural paintings or relax with the misty winds of the beaches to keep a surreal trip stay uptight.

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Moreover, the green zones, hills, and settlement at the bay are all that you need to make the holiday most exciting this vacation. Scroll through the page to bring the list of brilliant activities while being on a trip to Candidasa.

Here are some of the best things to do in Candidasa:

01

Visit Pura Candidasa

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Visit Pura Candidasa

Your list of things to do in Candidasa cannot be complete without a visit to this grand twin Hindu temple dedicated to the goddess of fertility and rain Hariti and Lord Shiva. Depicting the legend of this goddess who was initially a barren woman, desperate for children and later gave birth to ten children, the walls of this temple are covered with carvings giving you a sneak-peak into the fascinating Balinese Folklore.

Set amidst a lagoon and an ocean, the architecture and the fine carvings speak highly of the Balinese culture. Giving an amazing opportunity of capturing instagramable pictures, this place is quite popular among photographers. 

Location: Jl. Raya Candidasa, Sengkidu, Kec. Manggis, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia

Timing: 7.00 AM to 10.00 PM

Price: None

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02

Visit Mount Agung

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Visit Mount Agung

The highest elevation of the East Bali, Mount Agung is an active stratovolcano that deeply influences the climate of the place. An adventure haven for trekker, this majestic mountain experiences a flocking lot of thrill-seekers during its low activity period.  Start your trek before midnight if you’re taking the longer trail and after midnight at the Pasar Agung Temple in case you’re taking the shorter one so that you can reach the summit before the first rays break the dawn.

A sight so tranquil and transfixing that you will instantly forget all the hurdles you faced during the trek, making it work all the muscle-wrecking encounter. Not to forget the ‘Mother Temple, one of the most important Hindu Temple in Bali,  which you can visit along the trek. 

Location: Jungutan, Bebandem, Karangasem, Bali

Timings: 7.00 AM to 6.00 PM

Price: None

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04

Observe the Remarkable Charm of Taman Ujung Water Palace

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Observe the Remarkable Charm of Taman Ujung Water Palace
Situated in the hamlet of Seraya, Taman Ujung water palace consists of several huge pools and historic buildings, set facing a backdrop of Mount Agung and the East shoreline. It might interest you to know that the site suffered near destruction by rains of hot ash following the outburst of nearby Mount Agung in 1963.

Let your eyes get soaked with a blend of Balinese and European design throughout three enormous ponds joined by long beautiful bridges and pathways. People also hit the site for popular pre-wedding shoots and photography sessions.

Location:
Tumbu Village, Karangasem

Timings:
8.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Prices:
Approximately 35,000 Indonesian rupiah
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05

Explore the Pasir Putih Beach

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Explore the Pasir Putih Beach

Enjoy basking in the sun while you lie on the white sands streaked with black volcanic sediments and entice the serenity of this hidden beach. The calm waves crashing on the shore add appeal for the water babies, looking for more rather than just strolling on the beaches.

Snorkeling, fishing, boating, and sailing tours, the exciting activities are the major reasons for the growing popularity of the alluring beach. Also to mention the local restaurants and cafes or Warung serving the delicious local cuisines by the beach that render the most amusing food extravaganza. Undoubtedly, this seascape is one of the things to do in Candidasa you cannot miss on.

Location: Jalan Raya Pasir Putih No.87 Selomukti Mlandingan, Pandansari, Pasir Putih, Kec. Bungatan, Kabupaten Situbondo, Jawa Timur

Timings:
Open 24 hours

Activities to do:
SnorkelingFishing and Diving trips are very common here.

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Witness the Beauty Of Tirta Gangga Water Palace

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Witness the Beauty Of Tirta Gangga Water Palace

If you’re looking for a fun-filled vacation in a tropical backdrop, you will not be disappointed in Candidasa at all. Visiting the Royal Tirta Gangga Water Palace ascends to the top of the list of things to do in Candidasa due to its ornate architecture and historical hooks. Built in 1946 by the Karangasem King Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut. 

This 1.2 hectares spanning leisure destination features freshwater ponds, pools, impeccable gardens, polygonal stepping stones in the ponds, and glorious fountains. The magnificent palace also has a restaurant run by the royal family serving the local and western cuisines which you can enjoy with the perfect setting of the mesmerizing outdoors. 

Location: Jalan Raya Abang, Ababi, Abang, Karangasem, Bali 80852

Timing: 8.00 AM to 11.00 PM

Prices: 10,000 Indonesian rupiah

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07

Witness Blushing Water at Lotus Lagoon

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Witness Blushing Water at Lotus Lagoon
Lotus lagoon, one of the most popular hotspots of Candidasa, renders a striking sight with its open water body filled up with pink and fuchsia lotuses, a sight to behold. The modest garden island with figures at its center is another catchy feature of the zone.

To the proximity of lagoon, is a high hillock temple having twin shrines. Get the striking view of the whole location from here,  including the sight of the sea and the small oceanic rock formations iconic to the Candidasa seascape. 

Location:
Samuh Community in Bugbug Village 

Timings:
Open 24x7

Prices:
None!
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08

Delve in the Grace of Goa Lawah Temple

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Delve in the Grace of Goa Lawah Temple
One of the most detailed and intricately carved temple, Goa Lawah, features a compound structure around a cave opening. This temple was built in the 11th century by Mpu Kuturan, one of the pioneer priests who planned the foundations of Hinduism in the vicinity.

Now, it is a pit stop for holidaying for locals who come in with surprise and indulge in short prayers before advancing with their course. Totally a photogenic location, the temple is brilliance in its own, owing to architecture and ultimate beauty.

Location:
Pesinggahan Village, Dawan District, Klungkung

Timings:
Open 24x7

Prices:
None!
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09

Experience Diving at Gili Tepekong

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Experience Diving at Gili Tepekong
If adventure is what you need for a perfect set-out, Gili Tepekong island is your right call. With proper safety and instructions, dive deep while exploring coral reefs, fish species, turtles and much more. 

You get to relish the beauty with naked eyes in the clean waters while viewing old times wrecks. You never know, what will be the next exploration! 

Location:
Set a boat ride for yourself beginning from Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, and other remote areas.

Timings: Always open

Price:
Starts from 1741500 Indonesian rupiah
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Get Involved with Free Diving at Jemeluk Village

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Get Involved with Free Diving at Jemeluk Village

Entertaining a footfall of adventure mongers, the Amed beach is on the seaside of the Jemeluk Village is a perfect place for diving. The beautiful waters at the backdrop of the Jemeluk bay and Mount Agung is a sight that will leave you spellbound.

Though the small fishing boats and their continuous operations have resulted in lowering of the coral life and pollution in the shallow areas, you can still find schools of emperor angelfish, lined surgeonfish, and white-spotted boxfish further in the ocean. 

Offering free diving it attracts flocks of adventure-seekers eager to explore underwater diversity as this destination has plenty of it.

Location: Jalan, Ketut Natih, Amed, Indonesia

Timings: Can be done anytime.

Price:
The Price for Apnea Free Diving starts from 
2557000 Indonesian Rupiah

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11

Explore Hidden Destinations with Mountain Cycling

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Explore Hidden Destinations with Mountain Cycling
One of the best ways and means to explore the east’s back road is riding the cycle to hidden locations. A number of hotel services offer mountain bicycles for your ease. However, there are also plenty of outlets which provide bicycle rental services at fairly reasonable rates. The trip will not only offer a challenging uphill task but also a rewarding downhill experience.

There are a number of exciting cycling itineraries which covers some of the major landmarks in the vicinity. Have lunch breaks in between, have a happy face in happy weather and love this cool yet adventurous day in the city proximity.

Location
: Tirta Gangga and Taman Ujung water palace

Timings
: Carry out preferably during the morning hours

Price:
Price depends on the trail taken by you
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12

Experience Snorkelling in Gili Tepekong and Blue lagoon

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Experience Snorkelling in Gili Tepekong and Blue lagoon
Due to a wide range of thrilling things to do in Candidasa, the place is flocked with adventurers throughout the peak season. Home to the world’s best splendour of marine diversity, Candidasa offers a bonus to the water enthusiasts to unveil nature’s beauty and head to the water for snorkelling.

You must hit Gili Tepekong which is a group of three islands that contribute to the main scenery of the horizon of Candidasa and Blue Lagoon for better coral reefs and eye-soothing scenes. Also to mention that you do not need to be well experienced to try this adventure, an hour’s training will do just right to you. 

Location: Blue Lagoon and Gili Tepekong

Timings:
Timings are usually decided by the company organizing the snorkeling tour for you

Price:
Variable and depends on the package chosen by you
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13

Observe Underwater Beauty with Submarine Safaris

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Observe Underwater Beauty with Submarine Safaris

Let alone the thought of getting drenched in water to admire the underwater life as the touring submarine Odyssey gives you a captivating option. This battery-run submarine has the capacity to carry 36 passengers in its single compartment. 

Capture the beauty of the marine life in the air-conditioned compartment through the side portholes at the Amuk Bay, near Candidasa. Not bound by age, underwater experience, and any other parameters, anyone can enjoy this unique ride around 40 meters into the water. 

Location: Jl. Raya Kuta, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali

Timings: Depending on the company from where safari is being availed

Price: 1298100 Indonesian rupiah per person

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14

A Sweet Retreat to Charlie’s Chocolate Factory

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A Sweet Retreat to Charlie’s Chocolate Factory
This might be one of the dreams come true for all the true chocolate lovers. Walk around the branches of a cacao tree, discover how fresh cocoa is changed into liberally sweet treats and visit this heaven with ranchers to know more about the developing procedure.

Along the path, take a seat for a divine lunch of ordinary Indonesian admission and attempt your own hand at chocolate making. Within the factory, the workers would show you how to transform sharp cacao into rich cocoa which is ideal for making a wide assortment of chocolate-imbued treats. Do not forget to taste the freshly made chocolates during the whole process!

Location:
Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 

Timings:
9.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Price:
40,000 Indonesian rupiahs to 60,000 Indonesian rupiah

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15

Go White Water Rafting in Telaga Waja River

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Go White Water Rafting in Telaga Waja River

White water rafting is one of the most sought after things to do in Candidasa for the thrill-seekers providing just right spills and thrills for an adventurous vacation. Cascading through the mesmerizing hilly region of Karangasem in East Bali, River Telaga Waja River is a boon for the adventure seekers. 

Starting from the foothills of Mount Agung, the course of this 3-4 grade whitewater course steers with the twists and turns through a deep ravine of waterfalls, tropical forests, and hillsides. The sharp curves of the course add more thrill to the adventure journey. 

Location: Desa Batusesa, Rendang, Menanga, Karangasem, Bali 80863, Indonesia

Timing: 7.00 AM to 11.00 PM

Price: 359500 Indonesian rupiah

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16

Be Part of Soul Touching Yoga

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Be Part of Soul Touching Yoga
Being at this beautiful location, taking part in Yoga is a soul-calming activity. It not only improves the flexibility of the body but also spiritually that strengthens you. Neither a mystic mumbo jumbo nor a glorified gymnastics but Yoga is rather a simple yet broad collection of practices and techniques that are directed towards self-transformation.

These practices and techniques can be learned here by taking part in classes and live life peacefully in Apneista yoga school.

Location:
Apneista yoga school is located at Amed Jemeluk, Kabupaten Karangasem

Timings:
9.00 AM to 6.00 PM

Price:
 Price starting from 100,000 Indonesian Rupiah
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17

Get Surprised at Rumah Bambu Pengalon

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Get Surprised at Rumah Bambu Pengalon

If you’re looking for an offbeat destination to explore, then the Rumah Bambu Pengalon is the right place to hit. Beautifully flawed this bamboo house was once in ruins and is still incomplete, yet is an amazing place for those instagramable pictures you are seeking in Candidasa. Lying amidst the scintillating flora and fauna, this unique place is a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Make sure you take out some time and include this unprecedented place in your things to do in Candidasa and take back alluring memories and pictures back home.

Location: Jl. Raya Padang Bai, Antiga Kelod, Kec. Manggis, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali

Timings: 8.00 AM to 4.00 PM

Price: Fortunately, None!


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18

Touch the History at Kertha Gosa Pavilion

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Touch the History at Kertha Gosa Pavilion
Kertha Gosa, also a court of law in the year 1945, gives a resemblance to old palace or pavilion to its visitors at first. The location is truly a sight to behold, which was also a discussion forum space once to the old king and ministers.

What catches the eye most is intricate details & paintings on walls and ceilings making one go say Wow! Premises hold not only masterpieces of architecture but also ponds, museums, royal halls and also residential complex, to which now it has been converted into.

Location:
Klungkung sub-district, Klungkung, Bali

Price:
Absolutely none!

Timings:
This beauty can be visited between 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM
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19

Savor the Flavor at Warung Padang Kecag

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Savor the Flavor at Warung Padang Kecag
Wish to enjoy your dishes at an earthy location? Welcome yourself at Warung Padang Kecag, known for its humbleness along with the open air dining. Surrounded by greenery, taste Bebek Betutu, chocolate samosas, Gurami fish Pepe, black rice pudding to dive into completely new flavors.

Have some drinks and the staff will help you in deciding the perfect meal of the day! Being here is one of the ultimate things to do in Candidasa while reviewing the restaurant with no less than 5-stars.

Location:
Karangasem Regency, Bali

Price:
Approximately 150 Indonesian rupiah

Timings:
9.00 AM to 9.00 PM, at your service
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20

Spend a Romantic Evening at Lezat Restaurant

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Spend a Romantic Evening at Lezat Restaurant
 A sea facing eatery joint and those cool, misty & salty breezes are all you will get at the Lezat restaurant. Yes, yes! we are also letting you know about the food variety to make the day perfect. Enjoy the traditional Balinese Bubur Ayam, fish soup, chocolate cake, honey ginger prawns and much more while sipping a glass of wine.

Dinner here will let you and your partner simmer in love like never before with candles lit on the table and romance engulfing the air. The calm and plain ambiance is a plus for all.

Location:
RT Amlapura, Bali

Price:
Approximately 300 Indonesian rupiah

Timings:
7.00 AM to 11.00 PM
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21

Get Adventurous at Amed Beach

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Get Adventurous at Amed Beach
Spanned over different fishing villages, Amed beach serves as the base for divers who wish to strike US cargo shipwreck. Along with that, get stunned with corals, sea turtles, reef tip sharks, rays and much more while diving in deep blue waters that will leave you amused in the glory of underwater.

Enjoy the moments while fishing is being done and before ending the trip, delve in relaxing spa and massage at the beachfront shacks. After an adventure time out, stroll along the coast and soak the beauty in heart and eyes.

Location:
130 km from the Bali city center

Timings:
9.00 AM to 5.00 PM

Prices:
None
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