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“Quiet and friendly atmosphere” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Secret Garden Bungalows
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Quiet and friendly atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

I stayed a few nights at Secret Garden and it was just what I needed - a quiet location attached to a dive centre with comfortable beds and 'ensuite'. Don't think that it's luxurious but then the price is right for what it is. We had water issues while I was there which couldn't be helped but the staff were friendly and apologised profusely for this. And given that I was in and out of the water every day, it didn't matter too much that we couldn't shower! I would definitely recommend Secret Garden Bungalows to people that are more interested in a clean, decent place to stay rather than luxurious.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

Very friendly staff, good dive instructors. Pleasant stay. Worth your money. They have yoga classes and talk by AquaticAlliance about marine life. Good swimming pool as well. Nice to relax outside the room in the hammocks.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2013

To the team at Secret Garden Bungalows, Thank you again for an amazing few days.
We loved every minute of our stay with you. Myself and two friends shared a bungalow for 4 nights last week and had the best time. Such great value for money. The rooms are pretty basic but everything you need is there, fan, comfy beds clean bathroom. We also took a diving 'refresher course' and my friend did an introductory to scuba diving with Oli. The Big Fish diving team are very professional, very welcoming and they all know how to have a good time out in the water! We can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

I learnt to dive here. The little cottages are comfortable and it has a nice pool. It's a good place to meet others. You don't have to dive here. It is only about 5 minutes walk to the beach. I would recommend staying here.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Nusa Lembongan is a breath of fresh air after the chaos of over-developed Bali, but our enjoyment of the place can be mostly attributed to Secret Garden Bungalows. The accommodation is very basic. What is special is the laid-back, welcoming atmosphere. The office, kitchen and diving staff are all friendly and helpful. Everyone hangs out around the lovely garden and pool. It was wonderfully convenient to arrange diving and take yoga classes all in one place. Having breakfast on our porch was pleasant too. The diving was professional and memorable -- manta rays and lush coral gardens. My wife and I hope to return.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

Pretty setting, large rooms with hammocks on the balcony, and a very clean swimming pool. A restaurant on site, as well as the Yoga shack (which also hosts twice-weekly marine conservation talks) and of course the dive shop (Big Fish) meant that we really had everything we needed within just a few steps. We found all the staff (restaurant, office, diveshop) to be very friendly and helpful, and it after just a day it felt like we'd been there a month because of the laid-back atmosphere.

The diving was great, and the guides and instructors had a very good balance of being friendly but professional and we were well-briefed about any potential currents and how to act in the vicinity of the big stuff you hope to see (mantas/mola mola).

We will return to Lembongan for sure and we will stay at Secret Garden bungalows again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

We have spent a lot of time in Indonesia, and have finally discovered Lembongan, the perfect escape from the madness of Bali and only 30 minutes on a boat from Sanur. We spent a super week at Secret Garden, big, good value room, nice pool and very quiet but central location. The atmosphere was spot on, a really nice mix of travellers and divers hanging around the place, doing Yoga at the on site Yoga Shack or coming down for the excellent marine talks by the Aquatic Alliance, a conservation group associated Secret Gardens. We did 4 days of brilliant diving with on site Big Fish. They were well organised, passionate western guides and instructors and experienced local crew and boat captain. We saw Mola Mola, Mantas, Sharks.....big stuff heaven really, and all really close around Lembongan and Nusa Penida. Big thanks to everyone involved, and hopefully see you later this year.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Secret Garden Bungalows
Address: Jungutbatu, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Nusa Lembongan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #53 of 130 Speciality Lodging in Nusa Lembongan
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As its name suggests, The Secret Garden is the perfect hideaway for those wanting to really relax and make the most of their time on Nusa Lembongan. Set amidst a beautiful tropical garden, with palm trees, mangoes and frangipani creating cool shaded areas, the bungalows offer great value budget accommodation, only 50m from the beach.Our nine fan cooled rooms are clean and spacious and have unique semi-outdoor bathrooms. Both double and twin rooms are available and each has its own veranda out front.In the garden there is large swimming pool complete with sun loungers and shady areas. Spend the afternoon in a hammock or chatting with friends, or ask our local staff for tourist information and take a ride around the island. Twice weekly Marine Talks in the Yoga Shack hosted by the resident Manta Rays researchers. Also situated within the Secret Garden Bungalows are Big Fish Diving and The Yoga Shack Lembongan, offering daily fun diving, scuba courses as well as daily yoga classes. The Secret Garden can be found in Jungutbatu village. From the beach we are 50m directly inland from Pondok Baruna and from the main road, find us just behind the black temple. Please note we only take direct bookings from our guests. No agents. ... more   less 
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