Candidasa Holidays

This former fishing village, in the east of Bali, is a tranquil alternative to the busy southern beaches offering narrow volcanic sands and a relaxed seaside ambience. There are also several small pockets of white sand along the waterfront where hotels have created artificial beaches.

The town itself is pretty much one long road that runs the length of the bay and is lined by hotels, guest houses and restaurants. A focal point of the town, sitting between the main temple and the sea, is a pretty lotus-filled lagoon with a small garden island at its centre.

Candidasa’s offshore islands – Gili Biaha, Gili Kambing and Gili Mimpang – are just a short boat ride away and have excellent snorkelling and diving sites, although the currents can be strong so more suited to experienced divers.

Other area attractions include Goa Lawah Temple, Lempuyang Temple, Taman Ujung Water Palace and one of the oldest villages on the island, Tenganan Pegringsingan.

Essential facts about Candidasa
Local Time

GMT + 8 hours


Indonesian Rupiah

Travel information

From Denpasar airport, the transfer time by road to Candidasa is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.

Best time to go

While April to October is considered the best time, there is never a bad time to travel to Bali, as it’s generally warm throughout the year. Although more rain tends to fall from November to March, it’s usually a short, tropical downpour.

Visa information

A visa may be required. Please ask for details.

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