The 7 Best Things to Do in Karangasem, Indonesia

August 21, 2017 Flossie Demartino

Discover the best top things to do in Karangasem, Indonesia including Tirta Gangga, Ujung Water Palace, Amed Beach, White Sand Beach, Virgin Beach, Lotus Lagoon, Asah Hill.
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1. Tirta Gangga

Jl. Abang-Amlapura, Karangasem 80852, Indonesia +62 878-6224-0233
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Tirta Gangga

The former royal palace of Tirta Gangga (which means water of the Ganges, Hinduism's holy river) features tiered Fountains, Gardens, and stone sculptures of mythical creatures spouting water into bathing pools. Just outside the palace grounds, the views of the lush rice paddies of northeastern Bali are stunning.

Reviewed By carvang01 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What a transformation! I was in Tirta Gangga before the renovation and can't believe what has been done. Incredible. Such a wonderful place and obviously taken care of with insight, inspiration, knowledge and love. The combination of Balinese culture, landscaping and activities makes the place very special. Either meditate, wander and get inspired by all the stories told through sculptures and Fountains, take a swim in one of the beautiful pools, feed the enormous fishes or just enjoy. It is a work in progress and I'm looking forward to visiting again to see the new developments.

2. Ujung Water Palace

Jl. Lettu Alit | Tumbu Village, Karangasem 80811, Indonesia
Excellent
51%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 974 reviews

Ujung Water Palace

Taman Ujung ( Edge Sukasada Park ) was built in 1919. In the area , there are some buildings also large and spacious pool. There are three or entrance gate to the park area. The main gate is at a height on the west side as an entrance that is called "Bale Ship" because the build was once made to resemble a ship. Furthermore, this bale of our entrance into the park area with hundreds of fruits down the stairs. From this spot the entire area of the park can be enjoyed. According to the predicate as the Kingdom Water Park on the Water Place, The Park has three large pool and spacious. In the middle of the pond, they have on the extreme north of main building called " Gili Bale " which area connected by Bridges to the south.

Reviewed By Timetravelbug

Although this place is beautiful I am unsure it is worth the hefty entrance fee of $50,000 IDR Per person. Your money would be better spent at the other royal pools: Tirta Gangga, where it is just as beautiful, you are able to swim and the entrance fee is only $10,000 IDR Per person.

3. Amed Beach

Tulamben Village, Kec Kubu, Karangasem, Indonesia
Excellent
46%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 389 reviews

Amed Beach

Reviewed By Rejsefugl - Copenhagen, Denmark

Very nice snorkeling, easy access from the beach. The corals are not that colorful, however the fish are.
Totally recommended. It's at least as nice (if not nicer) snorkeling and fish variety as at Gili Islands.
In the evening when it's low tide, it can be a bit sketchy to get out to the reef - however once out there, very nice fish variety. Maybe go at high tide :)
We saw everything from pufferfish (so cute), angelfish, triggerfish, trumpetfish, butterflyfish, cow fish and loads of others. Heaps of snappers etc.
No wonder the Amed is full of diving shops :) must be really nice to dive from there as well.

4. White Sand Beach

Karangasem, Indonesia +62 818-0530-8373
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 891 reviews

White Sand Beach

Reviewed By TartanWanderer - England, United Kingdom

This is a very nice clean beach. There are two approaches, one far harder to locate than the other. No matter which way you come in there is a tourist tax of 10,000Rps to use the beach.
Plenty people selling sunbeds, massages and trying to get you into their restaurants. Prices are more than in some towns but then they do have to cart all the stuff down here. It's worth it!
the water is clear but the waves can be strong. they take pride in this beach and clean it which is rare in Bali!

5. Virgin Beach

Karangasem, Indonesia
Excellent
47%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 122 reviews

Virgin Beach

Reviewed By Lynda J - Victoria, Australia

Pleasant surprise! It was nice to have it very quiet on the day I was there but would imagine it possibly very busy in peak season. A few people snorkeling and nice place to swim. Spotted some dolphins out there too. Plenty of sunloungers which are free if you have a meal at cafe..which are plentiful. The one we chose was very nice. Several locals trying to sell items but they don't bother you so much. Highly recommended for a relaxing day at the beach.

6. Lotus Lagoon

Candidasa, Karangasem, Indonesia +62 877-6299-6239
Excellent
23%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 81 reviews

Lotus Lagoon

Reviewed By JanaBZZ - Manchester, United Kingdom

We visited the pond in the late afternoon, it was noting special. There was a lot of rubbish around and water seemed dirty. There was also lot of families swimming/ bathing in the pond. Couple of warungs nearby. I would recommend visiting if you are in Candidasa village anyway.

7. Asah Hill

Desa Bugbug, Karangasem 80851, Indonesia +62 852-3824-4775
Excellent
41%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Asah Hill

Reviewed By Karmatrendz - Jakarta, Indonesia

Jan 2017, something going on here. Now the hill isn't spectacular, because someone build a resort here, so messy and confusing. Dirt and rubble everywhere, they cut the hill for road or something, many heavy equipment moving around, many worker too.
So you must walk to find some little hidden place to enjoy the view. The path now so rough even for motorcycle, so be careful when you go there. But still you can enjoy Virgin beach on the way back from the hill.....

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