Lipah Bay is set at the base of beautiful rolling hills. There are many lovely hikes to be had in the area, for all skill levels. From gentle, almost flat walks, paved paths into the hills, to the ultimate ‘fitness test’, climbing Gunung Agung or Batur to reach the summit for sunrise, there is certainly something for everyone!
The closest and easiest hike to access is to enter the lane with the “Warung Jonny” sign and follow it up and around. You will do about 20 minutes (depending on your pace) of uphill walking (follow the left paths), before it evens out, and then you emerge in Lean (pronounced Lay-ahn), following the road back to your hotel.
Amed is well known for its beautiful coral and selection of fish, with many of the bays offering easy beach access, snorkeling and SCUBA diving. Lots of coral gardens are very shallow and so are easily accessible to snorkelers. We are affiliated with one of the original dive centres in this area, EURODIVE, a PADI accredited scuba dive center.
With many temples, historical sights, dive sights, hills and mountains in and around Amed, your sightseeing options are plentiful! We offer a number of daily tour options through our front office and driver service, ranging from half to full day tours. Check out our blog section for some tour examples!
Amed boasts several “nightlife” spots, all of which take turns to play live music throughout the week. Most of the “clubs” finish their live music by 11pm, occasionally playing music until midnight, especially during peak season (July-September). The other “clubs” are all fairly easily accessed from Lipah Bay, the furthest is a 15 minute motorbike ride away.
Another popular party spot is Gili Islands, and Amed is the closest point to the Gili Islands from Bali. Only a 45 minute boat trip will get you to Gili Trawangan (or Gili T to those in the know!), with tickets available through the front office. There is a bus pick up 0800-0830 am every morning. Please note day trips are not available to the Gili Islands as the boats return directly after the morning drop off.
Looking for something a bit more romantic? If it is a dark night, there is phosphorescent plankton (glow in the dark!) in the ocean. Wade in knee deep or go for a night swim and swirl the water under the surface and watch it all light up. At some times of the year it is plentiful, other times less so, but always beautiful, nonetheless.
Don’t want to get wet but still want the romance? Spread a towel on the beach and watch the skies. After 11pm, most of the lights in the bay are turned off and the sky lights up. Keep an eye out for shooting stars as it is dark enough to see some every night.
Sunset Point is a local hangout at sunset (5:30pm – 7pm approximately), situated two bays from Lipah at the top of the village of Jemeluk. Every night you can watch the sun slide down behind Gunung Agung while enjoying a cold drink. Want to be closer to the beach? Baracuda, Chill Bar, and Yogi Bar are all beachside bars with spectacular views!
Fancy some fishing or seeing a spectacular sunrise? Fishing trips on local boats called jukungs are available, weather dependent. Ranging from a couple of hours to a whole morning activity, prices can be negotiated on the beach. Otherwise, be awake for sunrise on the beach here in Lipah. The sun rises behind Lombok and quite often offers amazing photo opportunities for the early risers!
Still have time? Bike tours, quad biking, Gunung Agung hiking and white water rafting tours are all offered as activities to do on your holidays here. More information is available from the front office!