Candidasa is one of the main destination for those who come to Karangasem regency, located in the region of Bugbug, Karangasem . Candidasa as famous as Kuta beach. It has the same white sand. Very suitable for water sports such as swimming, diving and Snorkling.
Candidasa is one of the tourist area which was developed starting in 1983. In the beginning the name Candidasa was taken from name of a temple,Candidasa temple, located above the small hills and built on 12 M. Candidasa has the potential of nature with glamor withe sand beaches.
A white sandy of candidasa beach is actually named Kehen Bay.Candidasa is located in the Hamlet Samuh, Bugbug Village, Karangasem , 12 km from the City of Amlapura and about 45 km from Denpasar City. Enchantment of nature development in this maritime tourism can be a choice to do various activities, such as sun bathing, canoeing, snorkeling, fishing, trekking through the hills, and that is not less interesting the existence of small islands that can be reached by a fishing boat.The islands has potential panorama of coral reef .
One of the stories which the myths about the existence of the Temple Candidasa developing and believed by the local community Arca Dewi Hariti is located in a niche at the bottom of the mountain cliffs. It seems that Dewi Hariti initially was a yaksa in the Religion of Buddha eating meat like children. However, after obtaining enlightenment Religion Buddhist teachings, the Goddess and then repent and turn to be protective and loving children.
There is many hotel at candidasa beach .Restaurant can be found along the main street.Other accomodation also available.