Probably my best surprise in Bali.
It’s a magical place, very quiet, which was very welcome after the animation of Ubud. The beaches are almost desert, the marine life is luxurious (it’s a perfect place for divers and snorkelers – hotels usually rent snorkeling gear), the food was great, and the hotel we stayed at was wonderful : the Arjuna Homestay. A small hotel with a youth hostel-like atmosphere, 5 minutes walk from the beach, held by French expats. And last but not least : there is a dive center inside the hotel, which is perfect for beach expeditions (but I’ll talk to you about it a bit further in this article).
I wouldn’t have stayed anywhere else in the area, as we had such a great stay. Click here to book a room with them !
The rooms are very welcoming, colorful, and there’s a pretty big bathroom. We had two twin beds with mosquito nets (like everywhere in Bali, mosquitoes are greedy here !), with a balcony and view on the pool (if I’m not mistaken, all room have pool views). The breakfast is served on a little terrasse, and is very good. If you’re staying in Pemuteran and are looking for a laid-back place to stay, do not look any further.
Five Concept Pemuteran : it’s the dive center located in the hotel. They are PADI-licensed, so you could consider doing a referral here. For tours, just ask the receptionist, and you’re booked (they have other centers in Tulamben, Amed and Lembongan). We had a snorkeling day with them, and we had an amazing time 🙂 To read the full story, click here !
Some restaurant suggestions :
- Tirta Sari : bungalow complex at the beach, a few minutes walk from the Arjuna Homestay, and it’s accessible even if you don’t have a room. They serve fresh fish, exposed at the entrance of the restaurant, that’s really delicious. And the people are so friendly !
- Frangipani : our favorite, I think we ate there twice. It’s almost across the street from the hotel, and the food is wonderful. And the employees were so kind and helped me when I fell). Go there, you won’t be disappointed.
- Poleng Beachfront Restaurant : we haven’t eaten there, but we stopped for a drink : a nice, fresh fruit juice, with your feet in the sand. If it’s not paradise, it’s pretty close 🙂
Let’s go snorkeling.
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