Blue Lagoon, Padang Bai, East Bali
Area often referred to as “old
Bali.” Here, you will find the royal palaces
of Klungkung and Karangasem. Here, too, Karangasem’s
last raja built his water palaces: Tirtagangga,
now a public bathing area, and the recently restored
Royalty aside, East Bali is packed with villages
whose way of life has changed little over the centuries.
None is more rooted in the past, however, than the
closed, religious community of Tenganan. While most
of Bali embraced and reinterpreted Hinduism over
the centuries, Tenganan has tenaciously held on
to its beliefs in its own divine origin. In this
tiny society clothing has always been central to
ritual. Today, families still painstakingly fashion
geringsing or double ikat cloth, a fabric and weave
found otherwise only in India.
Three of the island’s most important temples
– Lempuyang, Pura Silayukti Temple and Besakih,
the island’s mother temple – are also
located in East Bali. Luhur Lempuyang is one of
Bali’s sad kahyangan (six temples of the heavens).
Although a busy port, Padangbai keeps
a human scale, most people come to Padangbai to
take the ferry to/from Lombok & onward to the
Gilli's. With its beautiful setting, small, un-spoilt
village feel, it must qualify as one of the most
attractive port towns in the world.
At the northern end of the bay you find the important
Pura Silayukti Temple, where Empu Kuturan introduced
the system of the castes in the Xle century.
Just beyond the temple lies the Blue Lagoon which
is actually a small bay, with a white sand beach
only a 5 minute walk, drive or outrigger in our
Bloo Lagoon Jukung from Padangbai. The white sand
bottom slopes gradually to 22M, has scattered rocks,
soft corals and a huge area of Staghorn Coral. The
fish life is amazing! There is a large Napoleon
Wrasse that lives here, several kinds of unusual
reef shark, stonefish, moray and blue ribbon eels,
nudibranches, rays, squid and octopus, stargazers
and Leaf Scorpionfish in every hue. While the Blue
Lagoon is easy diving, used for Open Water Courses
and popular with snorkellers, experienced divers
and photographers also thoroughly enjoy the site.
Bloo Lagoon Village
We are connected to Padang Bai by a new paved access
The cliffs that border our site to the north and
to the east considered a "green zone"
as is the Silayukti Temple preserve that limits
our site to the south.
To reduce sound and air pollution we are keeping the parking away from the homes and providing a shuttle service to the beach and town.
Bloo Lagoon Map