|Bali (day 12): PadangBai & Blue Lagoon Beach
||[Jan. 14th, 2015|05:43 pm]
Saturday 27 December
After breakfast we jumped into a cab to our next destination PadangBai (only a 20 minute ride).
We were booked into Alola Inn guesthouse, a funny little place as all the bungalows are like rattan boxes, a nice little pool and lots of dogs and cats (20+). Not many guests as always but lovely smiley family and nicest banana breakfast pancake and served with cute cats wanting a bit of it.
Dropped our bags and went on exploring Padang Bai, most visitors go there to catch a boat to Lombok or Gili islands, which is a shame as it is actually a nice little sea side port.
We went to see the various temples (nothing special) but one is on top of a hill so nice views of the port, the town comprises mostly of guesthouses, diving centres and resto/bars along the sea front.
pool bar :)
view on way up one temple
We then went up and down another hill following the sign to Blue Lagoon Beach
.....whoaaaaaaaa, a little alcove with just a few local family and tourist of white sand and blue sea and 2 bar/warungs.
Most unexpected was just within a few metres to the beach you were swimming amongst corals and fishes. the water hardly deep enough to swim but what a sight (so glad i took my little swimming goggles) amazing colours and so many pretty fishes. We then worked out using the coral-less canal was best way to go further out to more water and even more amazing snorkeling. Also a small beach where it felt safe to leave our stuff unattended. Loved it and pretty much spent all day there playing in the waves and snorkeling.
snorkelling tourist boats behing , they look like giant mosquito
beach goers and praying (little festival was happening in temple near by so some pop by beach in their festival garment :)
Busy beach :)
can see candidasa we left that morning
Back into town, quick swim, quick change and dinner and cocktails :)