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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.

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    Our expert guides to exploring Candidasa

    Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Candidasa, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Candidasa at its best.

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    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.