Candi Dasa Beach is one of the beach resorts in Bali. It is located in Candi Dasa Village, Manggis District, Karangasem Regency, and is about 80 kilometers from Denpasar City. The existence of Candi Dasa Beach has very charming natural scenery where every visitor can enjoy the wonderful sunset and sunrise in this place. The natural charm before sunset in this tourist area isn’t less interesting than Kuta Beach. Even the scenery will look more interesting because at the time of sunset, the sunset would look rounder between the hills and the sea around Candi Dasa.
When the sunset, it is still emits a reddish color in the sky. In the morning, the sunrise views will not be seen directly in Candi Dasa since closed some hills that located in the east of this tourist attraction. To be able to enjoy the sunrise, it should be heading towards to Tanjung Iri, which still includes the tourist area of Candi Dasa that is located in the east.
In the tourist area of Candi Dasa there are many accommodation facilities for tourists which has affordable price and almost entirely located near the beach.
In general, hotels in Candi Dasa are a classy jasmine hotel but there are also some luxury hotels. Because the lodging prices are affordable so most of the tourists who visit this place are choose to stay longer. With stay longer in this place, this tourist area become a strategic place and closes to several other tourist attraction of Karangasem Regency, such as Tirta Gangga, Taman Ujung, Tulamben, Amed, Tenganan, and also can cross over to Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan.
Besides has charming natural scenery, Candi Dasa has some typical small mainland offshore a distance of about 200 meters from the beach. The mainland are named Gili Biaha and Gili Mempang, which is the distance of each other is about 100 meters and the shape like a cliff which facing toward with the sea directly. The greatest of the mainland is Gili Biaha which has an area of approximately three acres and become a suitable place for snorkeling because it has awesome underwater scenery.
The other scenery that can be enjoyed is Lotus Lagoon namely in the form of an artificial lake that is located in the middle of tourist area of Candi Dasa Beach and it is located adjacent to the beach. In the middle of this artificial lake, there is a small mainland overgrown with some ketapang and banyan trees and also four small statues surrounding that place.