Welcome to Padangbai in Bali
Located in the east of Bali you will find a beautiful fisher village called Padangbai. While most people know it as a transit point for Speed Boats and ferries to Lombok, the Gili Islands and Nusa Penida it has so much more things to do: World Class Diving, snorkeling, temples, white sand beaches and delicious places to eat! What are you waiting for – Let’s explore and find the best things to do in Padangbai, Bali!
1. World class Scuba Diving in Padangbai
Diving shouldn’t miss on your list of things to do in Bali. Padangbai is known as one of the best places to do scuba diving in Bali! The area is perfect for beginners due to it’s calm conditions but also a mekka for yearlong scuba divers. It’s variety of fish, coral and sights under water is just magnificent. Some of the famous dive spots in Padangbai are: Blue Lagoon, Jepun, Secret Jepun, Secret Jetty, White Sand Beach, Ferry Channel, Tanjung Sari, Temple, and many more. Learn more about Diving in Padangbai, Bali.
2. Snorkeling & Finding Nemo in Padangbai
You don’t have to be a diver to explore the wonderful underwater world of Padangbai in Bali. Another great thing to do is Snorkeling in Padangbai. Get your mask & fins and jump right in. Simply rent in dive shops or from the locals right at the beach. The best spots are Blue Lagoon, White Sand Beach and Jepun! Which one is the best spot for you? Check out the Best Snorkeling Spots for Padangbai!
3. Relax & tanning at White Sand Beach
It’s vacation time – exactly! Take a good book, a sun lotion and relax at the beautiful White Sand Beach. Doing nothing is a wonderful thing to do in Padangbai! You also find little Warungs (Local Restaurants) at the beach as well as some sun beds for rent. Inbetween don’t forget to cool off while swimming or even snorkeling in the crystal blue water! Or simply go for a beautiful beach walk at the stunning White Sand Beach in Padangbai, Bali – walking further you will end up at Tanjung Basir Putih! A stunning hidden beach and a real treasure of Bali!
4. Full Day Temple Tour in East Bali
Take a break from all those beautiful ocean activities and visit the local culture! Temples should also be on your list of things to do in Bali. Explore the mountains of Bali, visit Pura Adankasa – a temple located on a mountain with only little tourists! And don’t miss out Pura Goa Lawah and also the famous Water Temple Tirta Ganga!
Visit Tenganan Aga Village in Bali
The Tenganan Aga Village is absolutely rich in history. Dive into the villagers life and see their unique culture. The culture of the Tenganan Aga Village is very different from other countrysides in Bali. Curious? Learn more about the religion and the unique culture!
And what about getting hungry? Best places to eat in Padang Bai
Those are the top recommendations by the German diving crew of Paradise Diving Bali – Selamat Makan (means Enjoy your meal!)
- Topi Inn (Asian Food, Indonesian Food, Good Pasta)
- Ozone (Western & European Food, Indonesian Dishes)
- Omang Omang (Mexican Food)
- Ibu Jero (Best Fish!)
- Manggala (Indonesian)
- Martini’s (Indonesian)
Also, don’t forget to try out the Local Street Food!