Padang Bai Beach
The Entrance to Bali's Wonders
Padang Bai is not only the closest entryway to some of Bali's finest assets, but it is also the harbor for the Gilis between Bali and Lombok.
Padang Bai is a little fishing village that is becoming increasingly famous among divers. It is the gateway to the Gilis and the island of Lombok, and is located on Bali's east coast.
Hindus make up the majority of Padang Bai's population. Despite this, the proportion of Muslims is roughly 10 percent due to the extensive ferry travel with the nearby island of Lombok. As a result, a mosque stands just in front of the ferry station.
There are no huge hotel complexes, in contrast to certain areas in the south and on Bali's west coast. Small hostels and cozy guesthouses cater primarily to travellers and divers. Mind you, there are around a dozen diving schools in the hamlet that provide their services. Furthermore, many visitors only stay for one night before boarding the ferry or speedboat to the Gilis.
The Hindu temple Pura Silayukti is located on a headland east of Padang Bai. It is one of Bali's most ancient temples. Pura Tanjung Sari and Pura Tirta Segara Muncar are located on a rocky promontory above the sea. The cliffs and the sea can both be seen from here.
Padang Bai's village beach is located next to the pier. But don't anticipate something like Copacabana — it's a bit unkempt length of sand, and the seas immediately near to the pier aren't exactly pristine.
The Blue Lagoon, only minutes from the village, is the place to go for some relaxing sunning and refreshing swimming. Up north, you must cross a little slope.
The Blue Lagoon is not only stunning, but it is also quite convenient, with a dive shop, restaurants, and other amenities.
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