In East Bali, there is a fishing village named Amed. Fishing, salt-making, and tourism are the main sources of income for the residents. It is a long stretch of coast incorporating the seven villages of Amed, Jemeluk, Bunutan, Lipah, Selang, Banyuning and Aas. Salt production is still an important industry in this area. These tiny boxes of gourmet Bali salt crystals you see in delicatessens and specialty food stores all over the world may have stars.
Amed is the most ideal place for a relaxing Bali holiday. It is famous for its beaches with quite coarse black volcanic sand at Amed village beach. The beaches have softer sand and a mid-grey-brown in color. Some people come to Amed as a getaway.
Traditional outrigger boats are available for fishing charters from the main beaches in the Amed area. It is trolling for mackerel, barracuda, and tuna in the early morning. Sometimes, during the day, children trawl the beach selling salt and beaded bracelets. Try buying one, they will chant a thank you in high-pitched English.
Amed is located on the northeastern tip of Bali, 2 hours drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Public transportation in Amed is rare. The easiest way to reach Amed is to rent your transport and the driver. It is possible to negotiate lower prices if the vendor has other passengers, which means the vehicle can be shared.