Travel Tips in padangbai
|What to do in Padangbai|
Padangbai is a small port town in East Bali with charming beach and serene atmosphere. Padangbai is charming little place in its own right and many people cancel their trip in order to spend more time in this lovely small town. Spending a night or two here will certainly not be time wasted since Padangbai offers many interesting activities to do to spend your holiday ranging from sightseeing to scuba diving, from the land to underwater region.
Padangbai offers beautiful white sand beaches that are generally awash with colorful double outrigger fishing boats in the shape of a marlin; the front of the boat is shaped with the point of its mouth open wide and large eyes looking to the heavens. Blue Lagoon Beach is a great beach for snorkeling. The coral reef is right up to the shore and is very pretty. Best way is to enter on the far left side, where there is a coral-less canal that leads to the snorkling site. The beach is easily accessible.
Bias Tugel Beach, also called Pantai Kecil (Little Beach), is the best beach in Padang Bai. This white sandy beach is good for swimming, though the currents can be strong. To reach the secluded Bias Tugell Beach, walk from the police station for 100 metres up the hill. Directly after Bamboo Paradise turn left (there's a sign that says Bias Tegul) and climb the steep hill along a construction road for about 5 minutes and then descend. While descending - weather permitting - you should be able to see the largest mountain on Bali, Mount Agung on your left - a powerful sight. If you continue over the hill and follow the road, you will eventually come to a long, white sand beach.
There are some temples to discover in Padangbai area. Padang Bai has five major temples: Pura Dalem, located downtown, Pura Segara, located next to the beach in between town and the main beach, Pura Telagamas, Pura Silayukti and Pura Tanjungsari in the eastern end of Padang Bai. Of the five, Pura Silayukti is the most notable, having been the home of the great Hindu sage Empu Kuturan and dating back to the 11th century, making it one of the oldest extant temples on the island.
There is good snorkeling in the bay, but Blue Lagoon is much better. If the waves are large, don't bother snorkeling as the current is extremely strong and visibility will be 1 to 3 metres at best. On a calm day expect lots of fish and great visibility. Buoys mark the furthest point snorkelers should go. For even better snorkeling you can charter a boat.
Padangbai has many good dive sites and the friendly dive centers are right on the beach with their own bars for after-diving refreshments.
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|Where to Eat and Hang Out in Padangbai|
Padangbai has not just beautiful natural views but also many restaurants that offers good-priced seafood and the usual travellers' fare.- Cafe Kerti
Situated right in the middle of the beach offers good food with nice view from the second floor. Jl Silayukti, Padang Bai +62 361 41391- Martini's Warung
Located in the corner of the main square where buses drop off, Martini's..