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Until the 1970s Candidasa was just a small fishing village but now it is the favorite alternative to the busy beaches of Kuta and Sanur.

Rice paddy view on the mountain to beach cycling tour, CandidasaThe beaches are volcanic and the islands directly off Candidasa offer excellent snorkeling and diving, while the village itself is still quiet and offers alternative restaurant options to your hotel.

Candidasa is also a good base from which to explore Eastern Bali.

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Suggested itineraries featuring Candidasa

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Candidasa, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Candidasa

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    Places near Candidasa

    Accommodation choices for Candidasa

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Candidasa. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Aerial view of Candi Beach Resort & Spa

      Candi Beach Resort and Spa

      First Class

      The Candi Beach Resort & Spa is a charming resort located on the outskirts of Candidasa, by Mendira Beach. Its expansive grounds offer a tranquil place to stay and relax in while exploring the attractions of eastern Bali.

    • Amankila, Candidasa



      Part of Aman Resorts, widely considered one of the best hotel groups, Amankila is an excellent example.

    • Superior room, Alila Manggis, Candidasa

      Alila Manggis


      Set amidst a coconut grove, the resort is nestled between the sea and the majestic Mount Agung, Bali's most sacred mountain. All rooms and suites face the ocean.