We loved our stay at the pretty and peaceful Palm Gardens. We liked the fact that the Amed area was very undiscovered and non-touristy; a gentle walk beyond Palm Gardens revealed a very typical Balinese village life with the black pigs in mud, local people going about their daily business, no taxis or men touting for transport - no trendy shops for tourists. It is a snorkelling not a shopping destination.
Orlando and Annie were very warm, friendly, helpful, hospitable and interesting hosts. Excellent.
Everything about this architecturally amazing boutique resort was impeccable.
I loved Annie's taste - the fantastic paintings, the pearly lamps, the golden Balinese dancers on the bathroom walls (I bought a couple home with me - a lovely memory on my back verandah) - the interior décor was amazing.
I felt at times as if we were personal guests staying in a beautiful private home.
I liked looking out at the papaya trees from the outdoor bathroom in the villa with the pool on the beachfront. The tropical gardens were beautiful.
The pools were perfect. The staff were very pleasant - helpful, nothing was a problem.
The food was delicious; it was actually really nice to enjoy some European food after three weeks in Bali.
I was ready for a change.
I loved the Cordon Bleu chicken - also the potato pancake, roestri?
My husband had the chicken in the pineapple three days in a row!
I loved the papaya and lime juices, also the luscious warm chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream.
The location on the beach was good.
We loved the fact you could 'hot' foot (very hot black sands) down to the water and go snorkelling directly off the beach. There was really no need at all for a boat trip to the Coral Gardens, although the scenery from the ocean of the coast and hills was lovely.
I think I will bring my own snorkel and goggles when I next visit Palm Gardens at Amed. It did seem to take ages to get a decent set by way of the chap on the beach - but no drama, it was eventually okay.
The other thing that was exceptionally lovely was being permitted to check out of our room late in the day given the fact our flight to Australia was not until midnight.
It made such a difference to be able to extend our holiday, to enjoy our villa and the resort facilities until the end of the day. Many thanks Annie and Orlando for your kindness. We both hope plan to return sooner than later to Palm Gardens at Amed. Our stay was remarkable for all the right reasons.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palm Garden Amed - Beach & SPA ResortSituated on the north-eastern coast of Bali directly on the black sand lava beach lies our built PALM GARDEN AMED BEACH & SPA RESORT. Amidst dozens of shadow- providing coconut palm trees it is harmonically embedded in the crescent-shaped bay of Lean.Away from the mass tourism, you will find the original and authentic Bali with its unique cultural flavour and the traditional lifestyle of its local people. Every day you will witness the spectacle of the local fishermen on their picturesque outrigger boats returning home from their morning routine. Waiting ever so patiently for he catch, the women with their children welcome their husbands on the beach.A cool refreshing bath in the large open swimming pool is complemented by a spectacular view overlooking the crystal-clear, turquoise ocean and the nearby coral reef beneath. The 28 degree warm water its fascinating underwater world guarantee you a splendid time with unforgettable impressions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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