Padangbai is a small town in eastern Bali, Indonesia near Candidasa. It serves as a ferry port for travel to Lombok, The Gilis and other of the Lesser Sunda Islands. It is also a lovely beach town that is popular with those who prefer a small town atmosphere.
Besides the beach near the ferry terminal there is a beach just to the north known locally as the Blue Lagoon and the especially nice Secret Beach just to the south of town. Many people go to Padangbai to Scuba Dive.
Padang Bai has five major temples: Pura Dalem, located downtown, Pura Segara, located next to the beach in between town and the main beach, Pura Telagamas, Pura Silayukti and Pura Tanjungsari in the eastern end of Padang Bai. Of the five Pura Silayukti is the most notable, having been the home of the great Hindu sage Empu Kuturan and dating back to the 11th century.
Things to See & Do
* Snorkeling & diving
* Blue Lagoon beach
* Bias Tegul beach
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Rupiah (IDR)
Language – Indonesian
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Population - 756,765 approx.
Land Area – 5,121.3 km²
Time - GMT plus hours seven hours
International Country Telephone Code – +62
Port Location – The port is located at Padang Bai.
Travel Links – There are slow public ferries from Lembar (Lombok) every hour, 24 hours a day. The trip normally takes four hours.
Perama runs daily cruises from Lombok and the Gili Islands to Padang Bai one way. The trip takes 4 hours from Gili Trawangan and 6 hours from Senggigi (Lombok).
There are fast boat services from the Gili Islands via Teluk Kode (Lombok) to Padang Bai.