Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Amed is the first village on the ocean when arriving from the west. It's not as much a snorkelling destination as the villages further on, but offers some good hotel deals.
Good quality cheapieJalan Raya Amed
The bright white walls, crisp linen, springy bed and abundant light in the two rooms of this homestay built in 2010 are an attractive proposition to those on a budget. That these rooms can be had for ... Read the full review of Kadek Homestay.
Brilliant value, still ironing out bugsJalan Abang - Adem
T: (081) 338 563 418;
Built in mid-2010, this smart homestay is located at the westernmost end of the Amed strip across the road from a dreary black sand beach. The four rooms here are spotless and big enough to fit a big ... Read the full review of Nana Homestay.
Bright and airyJalan Raya Amed
T: (0896) 6060 97666;
Set towards the eastern end of Amed village's strip of offerings, the affordable rooms at Lily Amed are spacious affairs with bright white concrete walls and plenty of solid wood on the floors and ... Read the full review of Lily Amed.
Good cheapy next to warungJalan Raya Amed
These older style bungalows are attached to the warung next door and feature tiny and slightly dirty rooms (nothing that a mop and bucket wouldn't fix), hard bed with clean sheets and mosquito nets ... Read the full review of Warung Enak Homestay.
Jemeluk is a fantastic bay with a superb lookout on the eastern edge. Snorkelling here is excellent and there is plenty of good guesthouse on this bay.
Very clean bungalows with outdoor bathroomJalan Raya Jemeluk
T: (081) 916 654 874;
The first thing that strikes you about the bungalows here are the tasteful Balinese facades. They're constructed from grey and orange stone and bricks and are intricately carved by Balinese ... Read the full review of Geria Giri Shanti Bungalows.
Good value villasJalan Raya Jemeluk
Sitting at eastern end of Jemeluk on the beach under Bukit Jemeluk is Villa Coral, a property with four standard rooms and two villas. The four large rooms are modern-looking with flash wooden bed ... Read the full review of Villa Coral.
A decent option in a great spotJalan Raya Jemeluk
T: (0363) 23 480;
Upstairs rooms at Galang Kangin have fantastic views over the snorkellers' haven of Jemeluk bay. The balconies are peaceful and catch the breeze perfectly allowing you to while the afternoon away in ... Read the full review of Galang Kangin.
A little overpriced for what you getJalan Raya Jemeluk
Three Brothers Bungalows is actually three hotels right next door to each other owned by three separate brothers. Consequently, the rooms vary between the properties, but are still referred to as if ... Read the full review of Three Brothers Bungalows.
Centrally located Bunutan has a good selection of hotels and restaurants and a pleasant beachside outlook.
Contemporary styling, great valueJalan Raya Bunutan
T: (0363) 23 498;
The hike up the hill to the rooms here might get you off on the wrong foot, as might the slightly aged gardens, but persistence rewards with great views of the ocean and fantastic, modern, very ... Read the full review of Anda Amed Resort.
The best in AmedJalan Raya Bunutan
T: (081) 337 577 083;
Without doubt the best accommodation in Amed. The four villas feel like they could be from one of those $1,000 a night jobs in Ubud, but are in fact very keenly priced. Rooms boast heavy dark wooden ... Read the full review of Jepun Bali Villa.
Great traditional roomsJalan Raya Bunutan
T: (0363) 23 487; F: (0363) 23 585
With traditional roofs and bamboo walls, these bunglalows are built in traditional Celebes style, but without the chickens, pigs and screaming kids (unless you bring yours). The floors are solid wood ... Read the full review of Santai Hotel.
Luxury at a great priceJalan Raya Bunutan
T: (0363) 23 510; F: (0363) 23 510
These large and immaculately presented Balinese-style bungalows have carved stone facades and ornately carved wooden shutters, and are set among a lush garden of frangipani, mango trees and tropical ... Read the full review of Bali Jegeg Bungalows.
Good for flashpacking familiesJl Raya Amed, Bunutan
T: (0363) 23 513; F: (0363) 21 941
The lawn gardens at Arya Amed run all the way down to the water's edge where they finish with a moderately-proportioned swimming pool and restaurant overlooking Bunutan Bay. Rooms are dotted across ... Read the full review of Arya Amed Beach Resort.
Average valueJalan Raya Bunutan
T: (0363) 23 523; F: (0363) 23 600
The two bungalows at Puri Wirata are their premium rooms and they just don't come up to standard. The rooms are very big and include a lounge and coffee table, a big comfy bed with mosquito net, ... Read the full review of Puri Wirata.
More expensive than it should beJalan Raya Bunutan
T: (0363) 23 476;
The larger rooms in this establishment have cable TV and DVD player and are capable of hosting families with two large beds and the ability to put another mattress on the open space on the floor. All ... Read the full review of Pazzo Bali.
OverpricedJalan Raya Bunutan
T: (0363) 23 492;
The bungalows at Apa Kabar are big two-storey affairs with enough beds to sleep four people, though not in comfort. The loft area on the second floor which is home to two of the beds is absolutely ... Read the full review of Apa Kabar.
Disinterested staff, the best viewJalan Raya Bunutan
T: (0363) 23 515;
The slack attitude of staff at this hotel perched on the cliffs above Bunutan was the first and last impression that we had when we visited. The rooms have the best views in the whole of the Amed ... Read the full review of Waeni's Sunset View Bungalows.
Lipah's central location is very popular and around here are a dive shop, a few cafes and some good accommodation choices. Snorkelling is very good.
Decent value air-con bungalowsJalan Raya Lipah
T: (0363) 23 522;
The bungalows here are set amid a garden of vibrant fully grown tropical trees which provide pleasant viewing from the full-sized daybeds on the verandas of each room. Some of the rooms have a loft ... Read the full review of Wawa Wewe II.
Decent bungalows but a bit priceyJalan Raya Lipah
T: (0363) 23 507;
Le Jardin Bed and Breakfast is not a B&B in the traditional sense; probably not even in any sense. Essentially this property is a series of bungalows set around simple gardens on the opposite side of ... Read the full review of Le Jardin Bed and Breakfast.
Lean sits midway between Lipah and Selang and has snorkelling offshore alongwith plenty of fishing boats.
A small oasisLean village
T: (0363) 23 152;
Life in Amed is a small oasis tucked between the black sand beach of Lean village and dramatic inland hills. Choose from their small cottages, with downstairs double beds plus upstairs singles, two ... Read the full review of Life in Amed.
Beachfront deluxeLean village
T: (0828) 976 91850;
We arrived at this brand new resort just as the sole guest was checking out, and the staffer that showed us around confided that the hotel was so new the staff uniforms were still on order in ... Read the full review of Palm Garden Amed Resort and Spa.
Selang is a tiny fishing village in a small bay which has some fantastic snorkelling right off the beach in front of the very popular Good Karma.
Compact resort with great viewsSelang Beach
T: (0363) 21 428; F: (0363) 21 428
Blue Moon Villas is set on a headland separating two of the bays at Selang and has a bunch of free-standing, upstairs/downstairs lodgings with two swimming pools and great views. When we visited we ... Read the full review of Blue Moon Villas.
Beach shacks with characterJalan Raya Selang
T: (081) 337 531 133;
Good Karma offers good value, characterful beachside bungalows made in natural bamboos and woods, ranging from small and basic through to large with great long-holiday-worthy verandas. Gone ... Read the full review of Good Karma.
Popular dive resortSelang
T: (081) 747 38058;
Perched on the steep slope that runs from the beach road down to the clear waters, Selang Resort has a cluster of variable quality rooms and a very well placed swimming pool and restaurant. The guy ... Read the full review of Selang Resort.
Banyuning is home to the Japanese shipwreck which draws crowds from across Bali. It's pleasant, though a little isolated, but the snorkelling is brilliant.
Bamboo shacks with great viewsJalan Raya Banyuning
T: (082) 837 226 42;
These particular bamboo bungalows have cool tiled floors, bamboo beds with brightly-coloured sheets and pillows and hard mattresses -- don't crash onto the bed after a hard day's snorkelling or you ... Read the full review of Eka Purnama.
Aas feels like the end of the world and is situated at the far east of the string of villages that make up Amed. There's good snorkelling, but that's about it.
Get back to natureJalan Raya Aas
T: (082) 837 22738;
The bungalows here are reminiscent of old beach shacks on a breezy isolated coast and they are fantastic. Solid wood floors form the foundation of these bungalows with bamboo walls reaching high up ... Read the full review of Meditasi Bungalows.
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