Padang Bai is a charming little place located in eastern of Bali Island. Although the sleepy little fishing village boasts a busy port that links Bali and Lombok, it isn’t affected by the rapid development that’s taking place in other tourist destinations around the island.
It is also a lovely beach town that is popular with those who prefer a small town atmosphere over the large scale beach party.
Today Padangbai is mostly known as a scuba diving haven. The sea between the bay and the neighboring islands of Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan is ripe with a great variety of marine life. There are many diving sites around the area that will satisfy divers of all skill levels.