The area of Candidasa normally referred from the stretch of coastline from Manggis through Candidasa town itself and east to Bugbug.
This is a laid back area of Bali with a wide range of accommodation options. Heavy traffic runs through the town, so you’d need to head to the beach facing resorts/hotels if you want to escape the traffic. The black sand beaches are very narrow and often disappear altogether at high tide.
A direct trip from the airport to Candidasa will take approximately 2 hours by car. In the hills just four km inland from Candidasa at Tenganan, is the most famous Bali Aga (original Balinese) village. Visitors are advised to this area as Tenganan is much easier to reach and far more welcoming of outsiders.