Amed is famous for its beaches, lined with traditional outrigger fishing boats. There is quite coarse black volcanic sand as they are close to Mount Agung, Bali’s largest volcanoIt is very popular with divers and snorkelers and a favourite honeymoon destination.
The village of Amed is the first village to cater when heading into the area from Culik and is followed by Jemeluk, Bunutan, Lipah, Lean, Selang, Banyuning and Aas.
It is the perfect location to catch a fast boat to the popular Gili islands, which backpackers love for the chilled-out scene, fun parties and its famous sea-swing Departing from Amed, to Gili Trawangan only takes an hour.
The views of the ocean and the holy active volcano Mount Agung are just breathtaking and it comes as no surprise that each and every visitor that sets foot on these sacred lands, falls in love with this quite traditional village.
It remains somewhat of a hidden gem, with a laidback vibe holding on to tradition.
Getting Around in Amed
While Amed town is relatively small and easy to navigate, rent a scooter so you can conveniently explore the attractions further afield. Car hire with or without driver are available at the hotel.