Bali Visa – Padang Bai is a coastal village area located in the Karangasem district, east Bali area.
This village is not only used as a ferry port for cruises to Lombok Island, Nusa Penida and the Gili Islands and other islands in West Nusa Tenggara, this village also offers tourists hidden tours in the form of beautiful, charming and quiet small beaches.
Origin of the name Padang Bai
The name Padang Bai was actually given by the Dutch. In the past, this village was called Padang village. Because it is located in a shallow bay with calm waters, the Dutch in their efforts to make Bali a colony began to build a barracks as well as a port there.
Padang Bai beach
Padang Bai is one of the sea ports, the entrance and exit of the island of Bali by sea. However, among tourists it is better known as Padang Bai Beach.
Padang Bai Beach which is owned by this port city turns out to have extraordinary beauty. In addition to the bustle of boat activities at the port, Padang Bai Beach is famous for its wide spread of white sand and clear blue sea.
Padang Bai Beach has beautiful and beautiful coral rocks. Its protected location in the bay makes the water currents calm and not so deep.
In addition to Padangbai Beach, in this place there are also 2 other white sandy beaches that are no less beautiful, namely Padang Kurungan Beach in the east and Bias Tugel Beach in the west.
Best Diving Spots
For you diving lovers, diving in the Padang Bai Beach area will feel different because the water temperature is cooler and visibility in the water is low.
One of the best spots for diving is located not too far from the beach and can be reached by fishing boats (jukung).
There is also a place to rent diving equipment at an affordable price.
Some tourists who stay in nearby hotels also take diving courses provided by one of the local diving companies. Classes are offered ranging from beginners to professionals.
Eat, Pray and Love
This small white sandy beach has given its own value in the eyes of the world, how not, Padang Bai Beach itself has become more famous because it was used as a shooting location for the best-selling film “Eat, Pray and Love” starring the artist Julia Robert.
Distance and Travel Time
- Padang Bai harbor beach from Denpasar City is about 53 km to the east, crossing the Ida Bagus Mantra By Pass or about 30 km from Amlapura City.
- If you depart from Kuta beach, heading to the Padang Bai port, you will cover a distance of 56 kilometers with a travel time of 1 hour 30 minutes.
- If you depart from the Tanah Lot tourist attraction, it will cover a distance of 63 kilometers with an estimated time of 1 hour 50 minutes.
Other Attractions Nearby to Padang Bai
To get to the Padang Bai Karangasem beach location from southern Bali, you will pass the Goa Lawah temple tourist attraction in the Klungkung Pesinggahan Village.
Around the Goa Lawah tourist attraction, there are many lesehan stalls serving processed marine fish such as satay lilit and fish paste. Take a moment if you want to stop by to enjoy typical beachside cuisine.
In addition, before you arrive at Padang Bai beach from the tourist area of southern Bali, you will also pass the Labuan Amuk port, where the cruise ship and submarine Odyssey Submarine Bali are anchored.
Items that you must bring on vacation to the beach
Sounds very trivial, but if you don’t prepare well your vacation will feel incomplete. Here are the items that you must bring while on vacation to the beach ;
- Plastic bag for wrapping wet clothes.
- Quick-drying bathing suit.
- Slippers and towels.
- Sunblock to protect the skin from the sun.
How, interested in enjoying the beauty of Padang Bai Beach? What are you waiting for, Padangbai is waiting for you to visit to enjoy its natural beauty.