East Bali is about a two-hour drive east from the Airport. I remember when there was only one home-stay at this beach, but now there are many posh as well as standard hotels. This is a quiet area where the presence of a beach is dependent upon the tide. Not far from this area is the famous water pools of Tirtaganga, and Tenganan, a traditional Bali aga village. Amed Beach further East is peaceful and quiet. From the beach, Amed offers an excellent site for training dives. It has a flat bottom lagoon for instruction and a coral reef only 5 minutes swim away. This location is highly recommended for introductory dives. By boat, Amed has a nice wall dive just a few minutes away. It is a fun, easy dive for everyone. Snorkeling and diving off the black-sand beaches here is exceptional, the variety and numbers of fish on display are among the best on Bali.
Mt. Agung Climb starting point is from East Bali.
Towering 3,142 metres above sea level, Mount Agung is the highest mountain on the island of Bali and the fifth highest in the whole of Indonesia.
Mount Agung has huge spiritual significance to the people of the island, and is home to the 'Mother Temple' of Besakih. It forms part of a chain of volcanos that make up the back bone of Bali.
The best time to climb Mount Agung is in the dry season of April to October. January and February should certainly be avoided if possible due to heavy rain, possible flooding and even landslides in the area.