Mendira beach

Villa Talia Vashti is situated directly on the ocean just a couple of hundred yards from Mendira Beach, a small and quiet development 5 minutes outside of Candidasa. In the past few years Mendira beach itself has been subject to some subdued development with a couple of laid back restaurants opening up in the village. There are also some bars and restaurants close to the beach with the same fabulous views as enjoyed by Villa Talia Vashti. Mendira Beach is a pleasant 5 minute walk from Villa Talia Vashti through the traditional Balinese village of Mendira.

Ngurah Rai Airport

110 mins / 62 km

Seminyak (Restaurants, Bars, Shopping)

117 mins / 64 km

Kuta (Waterbom, Shopping, Beach Warungs)

111 mins / 60 km

Canggu (Surfing, beach clubs, nightlife)

121 mins / 58 km

Sideman (Rice fields, view points, Cycling, Waterfalls)

47 mins / 20 km

Ubud (Monkey Forest, Swing, Markets, Yoga, Rice Fields”

101 mins / 45 km

Padangbai (Diving, fast boats to Nusa Lembongan, Gili T, Lombok)

23 mins / 11 km

Tirta Gangga Water Palace

40 mins / 20 km

Lempuyang Temple

56 mins / 27 km


145 mins / 78 km


68 mins / 35 km


Villa Talia Vashti is less than 5 minutes drive away from Candidasa – the gateway to East Bali, Candi (pronounced ‘Chandi’) is only one and a quarter hours away from the heavily developed Kuta/Sanur area of Bali, but it can at times feel like stepping back in time to a more relaxed and less hectic time.


In recent years however whilst development has come to Candidasa, it retains its relaxed easy going charm. There is now however a good variety of different hotels and restaurants in Candidasa and the shops provide most tourist services such as good restaurants, internet access, tours and trips, diving and car hire. 


Candidasa is a good place to go shopping, and then sit in a restaurant, order some good food in pleasant surroundings and take in the view across the ocean to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida or across the rice paddies to Gunung Agung looming in the distance.