"The other side of Bali" Karangasem by kyoub

Karangasem Travel Guide: 42 reviews and 142 photos

Mountains and beaches

The east coast of Bali is my favorite place to relax. It is only a three hour drive from the airport but you will leave most of the tourists behind.
You will see Bali's highest and most revered mountain Gunung Agung, historical
water palace ruins, temples, and black-sand beaches lined with colorful fishing boats.

Beautiful landscapes

Some of the most beautiful terraced rice paddies can be seen on drives here.
You can get a car with driver or you could ride a bike but the mountains are steep in places.

Fishing village

The sleepy fishing village of Amed (Lipah) is where I love to stay. Breath in the seaside air, relax on the warm black-sand, go for a swim or snorkel in the quiet waters. My favorite sight is watching the colorful fishing boats coming back to shore with their fresh catch. You will be sure to see them because the roosters will make sure you wake up early.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very relaxing
  • Cons:none
  • In a nutshell:I would love to stay a few months
  • Last visit to Karangasem: May 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    The moon over Bali is so lovely Kay. Klungkung s& Pura Lempuyang sound so delightful. I really enjoyed your beautiful page.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2009 at 6:17 AM

    It looks like I revisited your Karangasem page, but it's worth another look....and that foot massage still sounds great! Lovely water views--and the accommodations look terrific.

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2009 at 8:58 AM

    Sounds like a little piece of paradise :) would love to stay in the Blue Moon Villas

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2009 at 12:48 AM

    This actually sounds like a quite battered area, what with earthquakes, battles and the destruction of the coral -- but it still looks great on your photos, especially the ones in the travelogues.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2009 at 7:47 AM

    Ah, what beauty with temples, small villages, beaches, ruins of a palace, that unbelievable Villa where you stayed,,,then, I really enjoyed your explanation of the way they obtain salt for packing fish. Great read, Kay!

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    did you swim in that royal pool. i did after moutain biking up from kuta - what a ride, and what a way to cool off. sb


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