Thanks, Lipah beachsounds good.
Do you know of accomodation at or near Lipah beach?
I have been looking up a few places but don't know exactly where they are located.
I stay at Bayu Cottages, but also nice are Pondok Vienna, no pool but on the beach, Hidden Paradise and Coral View , have pools as well.
We have just had 3 nights at Hidden Paradise and loved it, Small resort with beautifully kept gardens, small pool and right on the beach at Lipah. Just walk along the beach front about 5 min and you can walk in and snorkle. We wish we had stayed longer.
What they said. We love Bayu Cottages but the others look nice too. There is also Le Jardin which could be nice, although we had incredibly slow service when we went there for lunch. Pondok Vienna, Coral View and Hidden Paradise are on the beach, Bayu Cottages and Le Jardin not. Bayu is set above the beach with great views.
Amed is great!
As well as Lipah Bay, the next 2 beaches at Lean and Selang Beach, also have sandy beaches and calm waters that make for easy snorkling and safe swimming,
Good Karma Bungalows
There are several good dive companies in the area.
Eurodive & Ecodive are recommended by many.
Apologies for what may seem an obvious question, however can you get to some of the beaches mentioned Lipah etc., from Candi Dasa by boat?
It is quite a long way by sea and the ocean has strong currents and is very choppy as you head around the north east tip of Bali.
Overland from Candidasa, it will take just over an hour to reach Lipah or Selang beach ,by the main road [Amlapura/Tirtagannga/Culik/Amed] or one and a half hours if you take the quite spectacular and winding coast road [Amlapura./Seraya/Selang. Travel in by one road and out by the other perhaps
You do not need a boat to go snorkling here. You can snorkle from the sandy beach. You only have to go a few meters from shore, in thigh high water, and you will begin to see the fish and coral. You do not need to go out of your depth to see spectacular sites!!
It is also interesting to snorkle at Banyuning [1 km east of Selang] where there is a small Japanese wreck, quite close to the shore. However this is a stony beach and the currents can be strong. Morning is the best time here.
Thank You everyone
You have all given us plenty to sift through, sounds like we can't go to far wrong.
Think we may extend the time we were planing on spending in Amed!!