Padangbai - A former Hippi Village
Mostly known for the ferry lift to Lombok and the Gilis, Padang Bai has by far more to offer. This old and nearly untouched fisherman village, facing Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan, is worth to go for at least a day trip.
White Sand Beach and Blue Lagoon, located in Padang Bai, 2 of Bali’s Top 5 Beaches, are the perfect laid back areas and offer plenty of Snorkeling and diving opportunities.
Padang Bai is a very lovely local place and you don’t need a driver while you can walk everywhere. Sellers behave more friendly than in other main tourist destinations. If you are good in bargaining prices are really decent.
To those who feel comfortable with standard Aircon Rooms (Padang Bai doesn’t offer too many high end accommodation yet) an overnight stay is highly recommended.
Even you complete trip is booked already you should think about an overnight stay . If you do so, you will have a great opportunity to explore the green neighborhood. All in, Padang Bai kept the charm of a traditional fishermen village and offers great diving and snorkeling opportunities. It is one of the MUST SEE places in Bali.