Cloud drama! Black sand beach. Amed. Bali.

Not so off-the-beaten-path, but far from the commercial beaches of Seminyak, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Jimabran, about 2 hours drive from Ubud (Read: Rustic green. Winging it in Ubud with Airbnb. 50/50) is the black sand beach of Amed. Still, clear blue waters make it great for snorkelling, free diving and standup paddle-boating.

The sand is distinctly dark, almost hard gravel-like from a distance but soft to touch and a great exfoliate! The beaches in/around Amed are quiet, lazy and serene, with green hills chopped spirally with step paddy completing the dramatic background.

We left Ubud at 12 and got to Amed around 3 (with a quick pit stop in Candi Dasa); the drive, although long, is visually glorious, lush and rustic. It was partly cloudy with white fluffy clouds hanging low gently overlapping the green hills. Lunch was fresh watermelon juice, fish satay and chap chaye, a mixed vegetable stew served with steamed rice. (Read: Paradise! Home to the Manta Ray & Mola Mola. Nusa Lembongan & Penida. A photo journey).

Cloud drama

Cloud drama

Ubud-Amed

Ubud-Amed

Candi Dasa

Candi Dasa

Amed

Amed

Pretty much picture perfect

Sun tease

Sun tease

And here I though white sand beaches were the most beautiful!

And here I though white sand beaches were the most beautiful!

Clear blue

Clear blue

8 thoughts on “Cloud drama! Black sand beach. Amed. Bali.

  1. Pingback: Rustic Green. Winging it with Airbnb in Ubud. 50/50. | why is a raven like a writing desk?

  2. Bali is such a lovely place I wonder if one week would be enough to cover all the beautiful locations and amazing shot 👍👍 let me know how to reach Komodo island from ubud

  3. A week should be enough for Bali and neighbouring islands (Lombok/Gili/Nusa Lembongan/etc), it greatly depends on WHAT you want to do?

    You can get to Flores from Bali (Lion Air have direct flights Denpasar/Flores) and from Flores you could take a ferry to Komodo (ferry runs from Sape, Sumbawa and Labuanbajo on Flores. Alternatively, you could look at getting to Komodo from Lombok (and do Bali/Lombok by air or by ferry). I haven’t been to Komodo so I cannot give you first hand information however there are tons of websites/blogs/forums that you may consult. Enjoy Indonesia! I certainly do.

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