Candidasa is in Samuh Neighbourhood that is located in Bugbug Village, around twelve kilometers southwest of Amlapura the capital and central town of Karangasem regency. It was formerly known as Kehen Bay before the wave of tourism took over. A fact about this area is that it is a calm coast that offers different types of accommodation including five-star resorts, basic hotels, private villas, and a couple of excellent restaurants in between. The region stands out, thanks to its exotic cultural highlights as well as exciting tours, and historical sites.
Candidasa for many years was a popular destination among day-trippers exploring East Bali, thanks to its fabulous white sandy beaches. The area also has plenty of dive site making it an ideal location for people who like to spend their time in the waters. Guests here can also uncover a multitude of colorful traditions.
Must see attractions while in Candidasa include Taman Ujung Water Palace which locals describe as a “floating palace.” Many love it because it blends in elements of European and Balinese architectures. Kerta Gosa Hall of Justice is another place to enjoy while in the neighborhood. It is a historical and cultural site. It has been around for many centuries (since 1686).