Located on the eastern tip of Bali, Amed has a black, volcanic, sandy beach, full of natural beauty, extraordinary panoramic views of Mount Agung, and many beautiful snorkeling spots. An interesting fact about Amed is that it was popularly known as a traditional site for salt farming once although it is more known as the ultimate destination for diving. However, it remains as one of the highlights of Amed, attracting tourists to visit. Salt farming is done by pouring filtered seawater into dugout halves of coconut tree trunks to be dried under the glorious sun. Visitors can buy little packets of salts that are harvested by the local farmers as tokens of the trip.
The dive sites on Amed Beach has attracted diving and snorkeling enthusiasts alike. Resting on the seabed off Amed’s volcanic, black beaches is the Japanese Shipwreck, one of Bali’s most enthralling diving spots. The ruins of a rusting, sunken vessel, have become a coral garden swamped with sea life. Those who are more adventurous can opt for freediving underwater. Due to the high demand for diving here on Amed Beach, it is no wonder that dive operators have set up base here. From small stalls along the village streets to restaurants at the various accommodation options on the beach, visitors are sure to be able to experience a rustic and simple retreat. Another sport to be enjoyed on Amed Beach is snorkeling due to reefs that span across the bay. After a few rounds of water activities, visitors can expect to be Pampered with a massage to loosen all those knots.