Top things to do in Padangbai

Top Choice Cafe in Padangbai

Colonial Restaurant

The most stylish eatery in town, this pavilion cafe overlooking the pool at the OK Divers resort is a great place to while away a few hours. Food is much better than the Padangbai norm, with an eclectic range of bot…
Top Choice Bar in Padangbai

Omang Omang

A loyal crew of Omangsters (regulars) join a constant stream of blow-ins at this friendly eatery, bar and live-music venue. Nosh on toasties, tacos, burgers and Indonesian favourites, down an ice-cold Bintang or two…
Beach in Padangbai

Blue Lagoon Beach

On the far side of Padangbai's eastern headland, about a 500m walk from the town centre, is this small sandy beach. It has a couple of warungs and gentle, family-friendly surf.
Cafe in Padangbai

Topi Inn

A laid-back vibe (sometimes a bit too laid back in terms of its service) and a huge menu of Western and Indonesian food await at this beach shack bar/eatery below the guesthouse of the same name. It offers a particu…
Beach in Padangbai

Bias Tugal

Walk southwest from the ferry terminal and follow the trail up the hill for about 1.3km to Bias Tugal, also known as Pantai Kecil (Little Beach), on the exposed coast outside the bay. Be careful in the water as it i…
Temple in Padangbai

Pura Silayukti

See the place where Empu Kuturan – who introduced the caste system to Bali in the 11th century – is said to have lived by following a path up to this headland at the northeast corner of Padangbai's bay. From the thr…
International in Padangbai

Zen Inn

Burgers, pastas and barbecue mains are served in this clean and airy portside cafe that stays open late by local standards – often until 11pm.
Books in Padangbai

Ryan Book Shop

Source a used paperback or postcard at this shop near the port.
Bar in Padangbai

Shelter Bay

Opposite the port, this bar tries to mask its lack of atmosphere with the loudest music in town – it's definitely not the place for a quiet tipple. That said, it screens sport on a big TV, has a dart board and is co…
International in Padangbai

Ozone Café

Close to the port, this beach shack–style place serves burgers, jaffles, sandwiches and Indonesian staples.