The closest destination that is well worth a visit is the Taman Ajung Water Palace, and it is just a few kilometers away from the resort. If you can, be there in the early morning for pristine reflections of the sky.
Our favorite beach in this area was Candidasa, getting there takes less than half an hour, along stunning mountain scenery. Candidasa Beach is perfect for relaxing, and taking a walk along the beautiful shores. You can also get some great photos with traditional Balinese Jukung boats bobbing gently in the waters, and reflect under the meditation huts on paths that extend out over the ocean. On your way to Candidasa beach, make sure to stop at the Lotus Lagoon or the white sand Virgin Beach.