Amed has become an all-encompassing name for a number of small fishing villages on Bali’s northeastern coast, including Jemeluk, Bunutan, Lipah, Lean, Selang, Banyuning and Aas.
While local residents will tell you they’re trying hard to boost tourism to this area of the island, its quiet, relaxing nature is really what makes it special, in our opinion. Take from that what you will. The busiest months are June, July, August and December, when European visitors dominate the market, but outside of these months, you’ll likely enjoy a smaller backpacking community or expats in a growing number of available accommodations.
One of the best things about Amed is that it offers something for everyone. The views and seclusion make it ideal for honeymooners, while the available activities make it a prime destination for adventurous travelers, groups of friends or even families.
Though Amed is touted for its vast underwater activities, don’t miss the chance to learn more about salt-making, a long-running tradition in this area of the island. Or, for a different kind of experience, take a sunrise outrigger boat tour with a local fisherman!