Teluk Penyu

A little bend in the east coast called Jasri Bay, just south of Amlapura, has earned the nickname Teluk Penyu, or Turtle Bay. The shelled critters do indeed come here to nest and there have been some efforts made to protect them. If you see a turtle or nest, be sure to keep your distance; never attempt to touch or pick up a wild sea turtle.

Pura Gamang Pass

The main road east of Candidasa curves up to Pura Gamang Pass (gamang means 'to get dizzy' – an overstatement), from where you'll find fine views down to the coast and lots of greedy-faced monkeys (who have become so prolific that they have stripped crops bare from here up the mountain to Tenganan).