Located 100km (3 hours’ drive) from Bali’s international airport, Palm Garden Resort is situated at Lean Beach at Bunutan, Amed, on the island’s most easterly coast – an area that is celebrated for its brilliant sunrises over the neighbouring island of Lombok.
Amed is the collective name given to a string of fishing villages stretching along 10km of this dramatic coastline and its rollercoaster road, which winds around steep headlands, sheltered coves and scalloped, grey-sand beaches strewn with traditional ‘jukung’ fishing boats. Resting in the shadow of the mighty volcano, Gunung Agung, this laid-back area boasts some of the best coral reefs and dive sites on the island, all of which are habitat to numerous underwater species. If you are not into diving and snorkelling, Amed is a great place to practice yoga and meditation; it is the start-point for trekking up the slopes of Gunung Seraya to some of the rarely-visited villages; or for those who are looking for pure relaxation, it is perfect for simply chilling out with a book. Salt production is carried out on the beach at Amed, and local fishermen take visitors out in their traditional boats.