Amed Beach

Amed Beach, Karangasem: Hours, Address, Amed Beach Reviews: 4/5

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ditchthislife
Regina, Canada1,531 contributions
I have been to a lot of beach towns in my travels and I have to say, Amed is absolutely one of my favourites!

The beach itself is volcanic black sand so if you are looking for the fine powder you won't find it here. The beach is very clean and water warm.

What you will find here is an incredible town full of amazing people. The vibe is very relaxed. You can sit and watch the seaside life of the Balinese in action. The main road is filled with amazing little warungs which are incredibly well priced. We didn't find this town overly touristy and it is NOTHING like the craziness of south Bali.

We absolutely loved our stay in Amed. Our only regret is that we discovered it at the end of our three month trip to Bali so only stayed 5 nights. We will definitely be back for an extended stay.
Written January 24, 2020
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Ivans K
Jakarta, Indonesia2,211 contributions
Amed beach is located on the eastern side of Bali island. It will take around 3 hours from the Bali airport.
I've been to many beach towns in my travels and I need to say, Amed is absolutely one of my favorites! The beach itself is volcanic with dark sand.
The main attraction of Amed beach lies in the natural underwater spectacle with fantastic coral reefs and exquisite fish. Therefore, it makes Amed Beach Karangasem a famous place for freediving, snorkeling, and scuba diving in Bali; so, if you love underwater adventure, Amed Karangasem is one area to visit in Bali.

Besides a long stretch of black sand beach, there is also a village nearby the beach called Amed. Amed village is a small fishing village on the northeast side of Bali Island, which located close by Tulamben Karangasem.

Where can I snorkel in Amed? Below are the best snorkeling spots along the Amed coast.
Kembali Beach Bungalows coastline.
Teluk Jemeluk.
Lipah beach.
Selang beach.
Over all, Amed beach and the area is a lovely place to visit, to do snorkling, diving or just driving around.
Please keep clean the beach and put your trash in the right place. Enjoy!
Written April 30, 2021
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KimberlyW29
11 contributions
Amed has the best, undisturbed coral reefs, in Bali. The water is shallow & warm...careful not to harm the coral.
Amed is a remote area but, the locals are kind & the coral is breathtaking.
Written March 30, 2014
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AL_RTW
Incline Village, NV94 contributions
Amed still has a fishing village feel but things are not well here.

1) Trash Everywhere. I know that this is a problem around most of Bali, but it is pervasive here in Amed and a problem that locals seem to be ignoring at their own front doors. There are large trash piles along the roads, on the beaches and in the water. The piles accumulate along the waterways that feed the local businesses. In the heat of the day, the smell of decay starts to become apparent. The Jemeluk dive site is overrun with floating plastic, candy wrappers and more.

2) Over Construction. The town is already filled to the brim with dive shops, hotels and transport services. Yet, there is massive construction going on at every level (huge hotels and small businesses) which creates incessant noise and piles of debris that spill into the middle of the road and into the creeks. Access to the beach is also affected by the construction.

3) Local Resentment. There seemed to be not the same level of friendliness here as the rest of Bali. People were still polite and smiled, but the friendliness was missing or not genuine. At the Abyss Dive Center someone actually mocked me for asking a question. Local shop owners refused to make change to help other shops which I did not experience anywhere else in Bali.
Written March 9, 2020
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steve c
London, UK20 contributions
Couples
Expected so much better after the lively scenery in the Ames area.The beach front runs along a single road dotted with Inns and Warungs. Fairly uninspiring until you head up into the hills. You need a moped to get away from the litter strength beach.No cleaning here it's used as a dump by the locals who think the sea is a plastic tip.You can swim freely amongst plastic bags spoons forks straws oil drums water bottles and fishing line. If you need some flip flops just pick them out of the trash.
Written March 5, 2019
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rbhambha
Santa Cruz, CA69 contributions
Couples
My girlfriend at the time and I drove via scooter from Seminyak to Amed and back in the same day, which was madness. I don't recommend that, but I DO recommend visiting Amed for a snorkeling/diving adventure.

We loved how quiet it was, and how we had most of the water to ourselves to explore the beautiful coral close to the shore. I recommend booking a place here for a few nights and spending time in the water every day. The surrounding area is beautiful, with a mountain nearby, and the vibe is very, very relaxed. If you're looking to party, this is not the place for you. But, it you're looking for somewhere to really relax and enjoy yourself for a few days, Amed is for you.
Written July 16, 2016
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Nicolas P
Cedar Park, TX26 contributions
Family
Our first impressions were: dusty, dirty roads, small dark beaches and tons of French visitors. The French do usually know what they're doing especially when it comes to enjoyment, you just gotta see things from a certain perspective and we managed!

The Amed coast is lined with dozens of fishing coves, majestic sunrises & sets. There is basically one single hilly road with hotels, shops, huts and restaurants aligning. Several naive sweaty travelers can be seen walking up and down the road to get somewhere. I highly dissuade you from going bipedal, too hot, too much traffic, too slow. You need a car or motorbikes (you can rent them in Amed itself for cheap...just ask your hotel) to get around. The distance from the tip of one cove to the next may only be 500m (600ish yards), but you gotta factor in hills, traffic, heat, no sidewalk, single-file walking...

FOOD prices are great and we used TripAdvisor to guide us to some delicious restaurants . HOTELS, however, are overpriced. We were stunned by the disparity between infrastructure/service and price per night. Paying 100 USD per night for a backpacker's suite is hard to accept, but accept we did and ended up having a grand time anyway.

The REEFS must have been extraordinary 30 or 40 years ago, before ignorance dynamited them for quick cash. They are, however, on the come back. More and more color is growing and glowing. There are also plenty of them and the wonderful part is that they're packed with thousands of colorful fish. This spectacle makes snorkeling so worthwhile and to top it off the reefs are all within meters of the coastline. There are two well known sunken ships off the coast which are also nice to see.
Written July 23, 2016
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EredGorgoroth1
Jakarta, Indonesia9,912 contributions
Family
Little towns full of resorts, restaurants and diving centers along the amed beach. The famous Tulamben spot with US liberty shipwreck, Jemeluk bay, Lipah Bay and Japanese shipwreck.
Jemeluk is famous, but garbage is a problem in this area.
Along the amed beach, you can swim 4-5 meters and start snorkeling.
Lots of spots, better ask local guide as they have marked good spots for snorkeling.
Avoid rainy seasons as the rain will make the water murky, unfit for snorkeling. Peak seasons in this beach in June - August.
Snorkeling equipment can be rented from the lowest Rp25,000 for the day.
Transport is a problem here, as no public transport and taxis available, you have to rely to scooter/motorbiker and car rents which is expensive for short distance.
Taman Ujung, Tirta Gangga and Pura Lempuyang is major attractions nearby.
Written February 25, 2015
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DLO
Bali, Indonesia174 contributions
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Go to Amed area. Drive further from Jemeluk beach to Lipah, it takes around 15 minutes. Ask around if not sure where to stop. quite nice soft coral garden. been there twice and dont mind to go back ^_^
bring your own snorkeling gear or rent at the beach at only around IDR30,000 (fins and mask).
Written February 10, 2015
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lukesmary
Singapore, Singapore43 contributions
Family
We traveled 3 hours to and back from Kuta to reach Amed. We chose the village Jemeluk because of the review and we were not disappointed. The corals are great but the pollution are noticeable as rubbish were seen around us when we snorkel. the water is clear and plenty of fishes. If you are coming for a day trip, just bring your towel and money. There are food stalls along the east end of the beach which provide snorkeling equipment as well as food. They have beach benches and shower too. it cost lesser than the dive shop or restaurant. tip: wear sandals on the beach as it gets very hot.
Written June 28, 2014
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