Dive Resorts - Amed - Price range: US$ 50 - US$ 100
Santai Hotel is located on the East coast of Bali, in verdant tropical gardens and with Mount Agung rising in the background. It is a 60 minutes drive North of Candi Dasa and just over two hours from Denpasar International Airport. The word Santai means relax and that is just what you can do here.
The drive to Santai Hotel is picturesque and takes you along the coastline, through local villages, alongside rice fields and close to many places of interest. The Amed coastal area itself is off the beaten track and is a delight to explore either on foot, by motorcycle or car. Transfers are available from Denpasar or any other location in Bali in our comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.
Santai Hotel has six individual Indonesian style bungalows, three Ocean View and three Garden view. In addition there are four room units which follow same theme than bungalows. We describe Santai Hotel as a boutique hotel that caters for the traveller who wants to get away from it all and stay in local high quality resort accommodation with the comforts of home. The detached bungalows and the rooms are built in the Sulawesi style with thatched roofs and local timbers. We have where possible used local natural materials to create a Balinese ambiance.
The bungalows, fishponds, restaurant, and 16-metre architect designed swimming pool are surrounded by lush green gardens, full of the fragrances of frangipani and flowers of the East. For those quiet times you can relax in the gardens under the shade of the pagoda and read a book from our library or just watch the ocean gently lapping the shore.
The Bungalows and Rooms
Simplicity is the key to the understated elegance of the rooms. Each bungalow and room is individually furnished and decorated using hand made products from local villages. The three Ocean View bungalows are slightly larger than the Garden view bungalows. Otherwise all have the same floor plan and facilities including mini bars. Each bungalow has a large front deck with comfortable lounge sofas and chairs, just right for having breakfast on or taking an afternoon snooze.
There is sleeping accommodation for four people, with either a large double or queen size four poster bed on the ground floor and a double or twin beds in the open plan mezzanine loft style room upstairs. The open air style bathrooms give you exotic feeling while providing all the needed amenities including hairdryer. All the bungalows have individually controlled air-conditioning. The individual rooms are located in two buildings behind the bungalows. They follow the same style than bungalows and are spacious enough for two to three persons.
Facilities and Services
For early risers a complimentary tray of tea and coffee is served on your deck each morning. The sunrise is wonderful, and you can watch the local fisherman preparing to set sail in their unique colorful wooden sailing-boats from the beach in front of the hotel. After the fisherman have unloaded their daily catch why not arrange to go and try your hand at a little fishing yourself, or just take a leisurely scenic sail along the coast. All drinks from the in-room bar fridge are charged at restaurant prices.
Laundry service is available for a nominal charge, and will be returned on the following day. A small stock of toiletries, film and batteries are available for purchase should you run out of anything. Or, in case of emergency our staff is always willing to try to get whatever it is you might need from the nearest town.
Santai shop is open beside the restaurant and there you can buy local Balinese handicraft and souveniers. Directly in the front of Santai hotel there is beautiful coral reef which is one of the best in the area for snorkeling and observing underwater world. You can see big variety of fish and beautiful corals and occasionally even dolphins can be spotted from the beach.
Spa service with highly qualified therapists provide facials, Balinese massage, reflexology, manicures, pedicures and a variety of other services at prices that will surprise you.
The restaurant serves a blend of Indonesian, Balinese and Western food. (Our houseguests and other visitors to the area who dine with us tell us its the best in the area.) Try some of the local dishes ranging from grilled or B.B.Q freshly caught fish cooked with Balinese spices and sauces (barracuda is a favourite) to Gado Gado, a wonderful warm vegetarian salad with lashings of peanut sauce. We also offer a variety of imported food for those travelers who long for something familiar. We stock imported wine and spirits as well as local wines (very drinkable) and beer. But dont forget to try our barmans special cocktail creations. Open from 7:30 am until 10:30 pm daily. All our food and drinks are prepared with treated water.
Santai Hotel has a medical kit available to guests for headaches, small cuts and bruises etc. We recommend that you talk to your travel agent or Doctor about preventative measures that you might want to take when visiting any Asian country. We hope you dont need one but there is an English speaking Doctor in the area.
In typical Balinese fashion they are friendly and helpful. In fact quite a few people have commented on how the staff offers the right blend of both without being intrusive.
Santai Hotel - Room Rates
Validity: Until March 31, 2013
||Room Rates (USD)
|Garden View Room
|Ocean View Room
|Garden View Bungalow
|Ocean View Bungalow
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
All rates are quoted in USD with the following benefits:
- Breakfast for 2 persons
- Morning tea
- Government tax and service charge
- High & Peak Season Periods
High season period: July 1 - September 30.
Peak season period: December 15 - January 10.