Padang Bai Beach
is the gateway to enter Bali Island, located at Padangbai village, Manggis district it is about 53 km from Amlapura. The location of Padang Bai is in a rural and isolated bay named Padang, which has been used as a harbour since years ago. The name of Padang Bai was taken from this bay and by the influence of the Dutch language, the frase Padang Bay turned into Padang Bai.
Padang Bai is a harbour where small and big ships drop their anchors. This area develops as a tourist object for some attractions it has, such as white sand, the beautiful surroundings and the amazing underwater panorama. Besides, the daily life of the traditional fishermen and the busy crowd in the harbour becomes another plus point of this area. This tourist object is also known for its sacred temples, Silayukti temple and Tanjung Sari temple. Silayukti was built by Empu Kuturan. Besides these two temples, there is also Penataran Agung Temple, that is located on the west side of Padangbai.
The main activity in Padang Bai of course is fishing and if you are a seafood lover, this is definitely the place to be. There are a good handful of great seafood restaurants on the main street that will cook you anything from Lobster to Barracuda. You won’t have any difficulty finding accommodation and all places are within walking distance of each other so look around and check out what suits you best. You will find mid to low range accommodation here.