Candidasa : The Peaceful Gem

February 1st, 2015 | by TheJourneyMagz
Candidasa : The Peaceful Gem
Bali
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If you need to escape the raunchy atmosphere of the infamous Kuta, or the glitzy upscale restaurants and fashion boutiques of Seminyak, or the well-manicured and posh Nusa Dua resorts, a hop over to Candidasa could offer tranquility to achieve an even higher level of calmness. A charming little town in East Bali that offers many amenities for tourists without being touristy.

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During its heyday Candidasa saw a period of rapid tourism industry growth, marked by the construction of hotels and restaurants along the coastline. Its scenic lagoon served asa focal point of the development and a landmark for Candidasa’s fledgling industry. Unfortunately what was once an unspoiled blue lagoon has now turned into a big pond bordered by concrete and brick-and-mortar walls, an apparent victim of the haphazard development that damaged Candidasa’s environment forever.

Most of the beaches in the area aremade up of wet, black sand due to the volcanic ash and aren’t the best place for sunbathing or swimming. But head five kilometers north east of Candidasa to get to the Pasir Putih (White Sand Beach), one of East Bali’s well-kept secrets beach. Beautiful white sand beach fringed with coconut palms and there are many beach front establishments selling ice cold beer and renting lounge chairs to soak up as much sunas possible.


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