I stayed for 3 weeks at Amarta so plenty of time to judge the quality of the place. It is about 5 km from Candidasa, on the seafront beside the very quiet village of Sengkidu - with no traffic noise (a problem in Candidasa). The small bungalows all face the sea with views through a well kept garden and over the small but adequate Infinity Pool. Beside the Amarta Bungalows you can access a large white sand beach, close to coral and fish. I didn't use the goggles and flippers for hire but did hear lots of complaints about poor quality so check before you hire. For me that was the only complaint I heard in 3 weeks. There is a large restaurant open all day and it has a very wide range of dishes, especially fresh fish - The Grilled FIsh Meunière - divine! The rooms are either 2 single or a double bed, a few with air con but you don't really need it with the fresh sea breeze a constant. That would be my only other slight concern - the magnificent sea never sleeps so best if you like your nights filled with the sound of surf.
There are many quiet lanes to walk, unhassled by any traffic. A local village, Sengkidu, with temple nearby but the nearest shops about a kilometre away. You need to get a taxi in to Candidasa for any shopping or other eating choices but it's a delightful drive - about $5. There's also a 'taxi rank' outside Amarta Bungalows where you can always arrange a day trip to the numerous beautiful places along the east coast.
This is a place for a very quiet but beautiful stay in Bali - not much to do at all, except gaze out at that beautiful sea over to Nusa Penida. WiFI in the restaurant. Rooms cleaned each day. This is a great budget place to stay - don't expect a high end, fabulous linen, glossy magazine place - it's simple and a piece of 'heaven'. Oh .. the staff are all lovely too.
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- Also Known As:
- Amarta Beach Inn Bungalows Hotel Candidasa
- Amarta Beach Hotel
- Amarta Beach Cottages Bali/Candidasa