Bali & Lombok - East Bali (PDF Chapter)
This is the East Bali chapter from Lonely Planet’s Bali & Lombok guidebook.
Wandering the roads of east Bali is one of the island’s great pleasures. Rice terraces spill down hillsides under swaying palms, wild volcanic beaches are washed by pounding surf and age-old villages soldier on with barely a trace of modernity.
When to Go
The best time to visit east Bali is during the dry season – April to September – although recent weather patterns have made the dry season wetter and the wet season drier. Hiking in the lush hills from Gunung Agung over to Tirta Gangga is much easier when it isn’t muddy.
Along the coast there’s little reason to pick one month over another; it’s usually just tropi-cal.
Top-end resorts may book up in peak season (July, August and Christmas), but it’s never jammed like south Bali.
To surf the breaks off the beaches northeast of Sanur, aim for October to March.
- sense Bali’s violent past and proud traditions of sacrifice at Semarapura’s historical site of Kertha Gosa
- trek the picture-perfect valley of Sideman
- chill with new friends at the mellow cafes and laid-back beaches of Padangbai
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Coast Road to Kusamba, Gianyar, Bangli, Semarapu-ra (Klungkung) & Around, Sideman, Pura Besakih, Gunung Agung, Kusamba & Around, Pa-dangbai & Around, Candidasa & Around, Amlapura & Around, Tirta Gangga & Around, Amed & the Far East Coast, Tulamben & Around, Yeh Sanih.
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