About Us - Padangbai Beach Bali
Most visitors to Padang Bai are there to catch a boat to Lombok and sadly miss out on a charming little place in its own right. People who do give it a chance often cancel their trip in order to spend more time in this lovely village. Spending a night or two here will certainly not be time wasted.
There is good diving and snorkeling in the immediate area, and a number of operators are present to cater for those activities. This is also a fairly convenient base from which to explore some of the wider attractions of East Bali. Accommodation tends to be quite basic and aimed at the backpacker market, but there are more upmarket options in town.
It's a great place to relax, enjoy the beach and eat fish !
Walk southwest from the ferry terminal and follow the trail up the hill to idyllic Bias Tugal, also known as Pantai Kecil (Little Beach), on the exposed coast outside the bay. Be careful in the water; as it is subject to strong currents. There are a couple of daytime warung here.Read more..
On a headland at the northeast corner of Padangbai's bay, a path leads uphill to three temples, including Pura Silayukti, where Empu Kuturan – who introduced the caste system to Bali in the 11th century – is said to have lived. Read more...
On the other side of Padangbai's eastern headland is the small, light-sand Blue Lagoon Beach , an idyllic place with a couple of cafes and gentle, family-friendly surf. Read more...