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  • Tika W
    Jakarta, Indonesia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for snorkling
    I was left off near the eastern end of beautiful black sand beach, and I walked the entire length of it, which is approximately 1.5 kilometres. Because it was highly recommended to me, I made a pit stop at Chill Bar on my walk there to get a refreshing drink and some brunch. Considering how long the beach is, the lack of trash on it was a pleasant and unexpected surprise. You can go swimming or snorkelling pretty much anywhere along its length. The water is calm and clear.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 27, 2023
  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,950 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top Notch Snorkeling, Amazing Marine Life! But a lot Needs to be Done to Clean Up!
    I stayed across the street from Amed Beach and spent everyday here snorkeling. I found the black sand to be unique. The snorkeling here is one of my favorites. I saw so many fish species, garden eels, a hawksbill sea turtle, and so much more. The coral in spots was stunning, I couldn't get enough of it. That being said, I saw so much plastic floating in the water, I've never see it like this anywhere else and yes it washes up on the beach. I went diving and the dive master told me that many tourists help clean up the beaches. I think everyone needs to be involved with keeping the beaches of Bali clean.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 11, 2024
  • Andy B
    Bristol, United Kingdom41 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic snorkeling, diving, accommodation & people let down by rubbish, lack of clean beaches, bins and strategies to deal wit
    We spent 5 days at Ahmed Beach area and experienced some of the best diving and snorkeling we have ever encountered. The people we met were very friendly and the food/hospitality in the bars, restaurants and our hotel were outstanding. The reason for my rating is the rubbish. I know plastic in the sea is a global problem but I saw signs saying that be and the Balinese need to respect and look after the environment but saw no evidence of it. My wife and I spent time every day clearing the beach of rubbish and the same on every snorkeling swim. Literally bags of floating and beach plastic. Not a bin in sight. When we travelled into the hills to experience the rice terraces, there were dry water courses filled with rubbish that could only end up in the sea. The only people Insaw collecting plastic and rubbish from beaches and sea were International visitors and meeting with stoney faces when trying to place in the bins of businesses on the shore line. What really got me was an article stating that the Balinese govt. was struggling to collect the new tourist tax and had only achieved 40%. I find this incredible considering I paid on arrival for a visa and past through both immigration and customs and assumed that my 'I love Bali' tax had been checked automatically at that point. Children walk up and down the beach essentially begging by showing school books to foreigners. What would it take to mobilise this generation to clean the beach for a small insensitive? So in short, I loved my time in Ahmed but it was over shadowed by the rubbish that was not coming from the tourist (from my observation) but poor refuse management. By all means charge tourists a tax in fact charge more ifnyou have too. Use your existing infrastructure to collect 100%, 100% of the time. And, spend it on initiatives to deal with the rubbish problem starting with bins. I recognise that some of this issue comes from beyond your shores but an hour of snorkelling and the intervention of 2/3 tourists made a massive difference for the day. I am sorry this is a negative slant on the place and the people but someone has to be honest and say it.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2024
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AL_RTW
Incline Village, NV98 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
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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Lulu lollipops
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Don’t believe the hype. Awful place. We booked to stay for 4 nights, left after a few hours. Construction everywhere, noise, littered beaches. Balinese culture doesn’t exist here, locals don’t have the same kind nature found in the rest of Bali. We booked what we were told to be a beautiful place on the beach. Turned out to be on a main busy road, rooms were dirty, view obstructed and noisy. Very disappointing.
Written January 13, 2024
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Andy B
Bristol, UK41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We spent 5 days at Ahmed Beach area and experienced some of the best diving and snorkeling we have ever encountered. The people we met were very friendly and the food/hospitality in the bars, restaurants and our hotel were outstanding.

The reason for my rating is the rubbish. I know plastic in the sea is a global problem but I saw signs saying that be and the Balinese need to respect and look after the environment but saw no evidence of it. My wife and I spent time every day clearing the beach of rubbish and the same on every snorkeling swim. Literally bags of floating and beach plastic. Not a bin in sight. When we travelled into the hills to experience the rice terraces, there were dry water courses filled with rubbish that could only end up in the sea. The only people Insaw collecting plastic and rubbish from beaches and sea were International visitors and meeting with stoney faces when trying to place in the bins of businesses on the shore line.

What really got me was an article stating that the Balinese govt. was struggling to collect the new tourist tax and had only achieved 40%. I find this incredible considering I paid on arrival for a visa and past through both immigration and customs and assumed that my 'I love Bali' tax had been checked automatically at that point.

Children walk up and down the beach essentially begging by showing school books to foreigners. What would it take to mobilise this generation to clean the beach for a small insensitive?

So in short, I loved my time in Ahmed but it was over shadowed by the rubbish that was not coming from the tourist (from my observation) but poor refuse management. By all means charge tourists a tax in fact charge more ifnyou have too. Use your existing infrastructure to collect 100%, 100% of the time. And, spend it on initiatives to deal with the rubbish problem starting with bins.

I recognise that some of this issue comes from beyond your shores but an hour of snorkelling and the intervention of 2/3 tourists made a massive difference for the day.

I am sorry this is a negative slant on the place and the people but someone has to be honest and say it.
Written April 1, 2024
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,950 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I stayed across the street from Amed Beach and spent everyday here snorkeling. I found the black sand to be unique. The snorkeling here is one of my favorites. I saw so many fish species, garden eels, a hawksbill sea turtle, and so much more. The coral in spots was stunning, I couldn't get enough of it. That being said, I saw so much plastic floating in the water, I've never see it like this anywhere else and yes it washes up on the beach. I went diving and the dive master told me that many tourists help clean up the beaches. I think everyone needs to be involved with keeping the beaches of Bali clean.
Written January 11, 2024
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Ivans K
Jakarta, Indonesia2,194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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steve c
London, UK20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • 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, CA67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • 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, TX28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • 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, Indonesia9,850 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • 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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