Villa Kaniksa is an excellent home base for exploring the unspoiled and tranquil area of Eastern Bali – with its dramatic scenery, unspoiled beaches, excellent fishing, magnificient underwater coral reefs and WWII shipwrecks for world-class diving and snorkeling, river rafting, and tropical forests and beautiful rice terraces for viewing and photographic pleasures. Other opportunities include viewing local Balinese Hindhu temples, as well as seeing a very authentic form of life and reknowned artistic craftmanship in the Balinede Aga village of Tenganan.
East Bali is the mecca of scuba diving and snorkeling and some of the island’s top sites are close to Candidasa; just offshore from Villa Kaniksa, Gili Tepekong can be reached in only 10 minutes by boat. In addition, there is some excellent rafting to be done on the Telaga Waja river, about an hour and a half away, reachable via magnificent mountain roads providing unobstructed views over the lush green paddy fields of East Bali. The port of nearby Padang Bai provides shelter for yachts and is the starting point for ferries to Lombok and its famous Gili Islands, as well as smaller boats to unspoiled Nusa Penida.
For family entertainment there is a host of options, from easy snorkeling in one of the nearby marine reserves, or even just in front of the villa, to the famous Bali Safari and Marine Park half an hour drive away. Even swimming with dolphins, off the coast near Sanur, is a possibility. Just minutes away, Pantai Putih is a stunning white sand beach in a beautiful setting, providing easy and safe swimming opportunities.
Our knowledgeable staff can assist you with planning activities and car rentals (with or without driver) can also be arranged.