Amed sits on the northern edge of the very eastern tip of Bali. The area actually encompasses a whole string of little beach villages. These are still mostly fishing villages, so those that want to lie on the beach will have to find space between the traditional jukung fishing boats, which usually put to sea late at night or in the wee hours of the morning, and return with their catch around sunrise.
The Amed area is most popular with scuba divers, who come to dive the reefs of the area, as well as the Liberty Wreck in neighboring Tulamben. There are a half-dozen or so dive shops in Amed, as well as several hotels and resorts that cater to divers.