Just returned from Candidasa and have great recommendations. All of our arrangements were made by Bali Joy Tours and Travel in Ubud. Purwanto was the gentleman we worked with (081236900844) and he did an amazing job of understanding what we were looking for. (He also made arrangements for a trip to Borneo to track the orangutans). The place they recommended for us to stay in the Bali area was Candidasa and the hotel they suggested was perfect (Puri Baggus). The staff at the hotel were so helpful and the location and grounds were beautiful. While staying there we took 3 day trips on a boat with Made Ateng (6287 861 495 090). He was very kind and reliable and willing to take us wherever we requested. We also hired a driver each day who we loved! He took us to the kind of shopping we were looking for and helped us negotiate with the locals as he spoke english very well. Plus he was so reasonable...I suggest if you are going there you look him up. I am not sure his name but his email is email@example.com and his cell number is 62 81 747339 44) Hope this helps you plan your vacation!