The landscape changed as we made our way across Bali. Busy roads became coastal paths, leafy lanes gave way to glimpses of Mount Agung’s peak, green rolling hills were interrupted by even more vibrant rice paddies. And then, three hours after leaving the bustling beaches and bars of Seminyak, Amed came into view...
When somewhere is your kind of place, you just know it. It’s a feeling hard to describe but impossible to ignore. Arriving in Candidasa, that feeling struck me. We had driven from the east-coast resort town of Sanur (itself a liveable and culture-filled place), past multi-tiered Hindu temples and stone deities guarding entrance gates laden with vibrant canang sari offering baskets...
We are perched on a cliff high above the beach drinking a watermelon juice at Single Fin. It’s a prime place for sundowners or to spend the day gawking at the surfers’ skills below. This bar is famous for their Sunday Session, a “see and be seen” night with the area’s most fashionable people, and DJ’s from all over the world until 1 a.m...