Spectacularly located between the striking Mount Agung and the serene Lombok Strait, Manggis offers a slower, more traditional stride on Bali’s eastern shores.
A gathering of pretty beachside villages bordering flawless beaches such as Candidasa has meant that this once lesser known area is slowly but surely growing in popularity, not to mention a plausible place picked by some first class hotels.
Manggis has a large cultural appeal too being home to one of Bali’s most important Hindu complexes, Pura Besakih. Spread over three kilometres and dramatically located on the slopes of Mount Agung, you can explore over twenty temples and shrines. The picturesque Sidemen Valley of rice paddies and terraces is close by too and easy to explore on bicycle.
The eastern coast happens also to be where the Island’s finest gold and silversmiths are based and we can arrange privately guided shopping excursions to these, the markets and other retail opportunities.
What to do
- Relax on beautiful beaches and pretty coves
- Explore the traditional culture of the interior at Pura Besakih hindu complex, markets and farming valleys.
- Pick up some beautiful gold and silver jewellery.