Beautiful, beachfront (50 meters from the beach) in eastern Bali. 1 Hour from the airport. Nice & quiet surroundings with plenty restaurants. Beautiful terrace overlooking the Bali sea. Almost private swimming pool. Diving centre with all possibilities next door. Equipped with satellite TV, Radio, Wifi internet available at a low extra charge.
A great place especially if you are travelling with kids.
Possible self catering but home service (diner) is possible at low rates.
Candidasa: Candidasa is about 60 minutes from Sanur along the newly opened east coastal road. It's easily reached from Ubud and Amlapura.
As elsewhere in Bali, motor bikes for rent (use a international driving licence!) are easily found in Candidasa. Metered taxis are rarely but plenty of private cars ready to take you around. Fix the charge in advance and if you are not sure: ask our housekeeper.
Bemos ply the main coast road with regularity.
Most restaurants offer a free taxi pick-up and return if you plan to dine with them.
Bali Aga at Tenganan: In the hills just about 4 kim inland from Candidasa at Tenganan is the most famous Bali Aga (original Balinese) village.
The Bali-Aga people have retained an ancient pre-Majapahat Balinese culture and this apparent in the many obvious differences from the rest of Bali.
Tenganan is closed to outsiders after dark!
Tenganan produces some of the finest woven basket-ware and a fabled double weave ikat fabric. This fabric is extraordinarily complex and fine pieces fetch enormous prices in the international markets. Collectors of Geringsing have very deep pockets!
We, my wife and I, are Dutch citizens. Not (yet) retired with 2 sons and 1 grandchild.
Living in the Netherlands close to the city Eindhoven
We loved Bali so much, A friend was building a house and convinced me to do the same.
Never regreted this!
Close to the sea, privacy secured, not within the holiday citys like Kuta and Sanur. But close enough to all the sights on the island.