Amed is blessed with a balmy climate and an unspoilt, spiritual culture. Volcanic-sand beaches skirt the coast, the deep blue sea offers marine wonders for divers, thriving farms provide local produce and holy Mount Agung is revered by Balinese people.
Snorkeling and Diving.
Jemeluk Bay is one of the best spots in this region, and its reef drop-off, to the right of the beach, is home to beautiful corals and clusters of colourful marine life. 15-minute drive.
A Japanese shipwreck is located on the seabed at Banyuning Village and is considered one of the island’s best snorkelling and diving options. The hulk of the sunken ship has become a rich coral garden swarming with sea life. 30-minute drive.
The USS Liberty wreck at Tulamben is considered one of the world’s best wreck dives and lies on a sand slope from nine to 30 metres underwater. There’s a good chance of spotting black-tipped sharks, garden eels, jackfish and many other local varieties. 30-minute drive.
An excursion with an experienced Balinese fisherman aboard a traditional outrigger boat known as a jukung is great fun. Set off in the early morning and be guided to the best locations for fishing. Our guests are picked up by boat in front of Villa Ashling in Amed.