Photo: Temple ceremony at Pura Luhur Lempuyang.


Tirta Gangga

The water palace of Tirta Gangga is an attraction that draws daytrippers from all around Bali, but there is a range of good accommodation right next to the palace that allows visitors to stay longer.

Dau Homestay
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Enter from just outside Tirta Gangga carpark
T: (081) 338 796 378

Up the hill through the rice field about 200m from the Tirta Gangga carpark is a large two-storey house which overlooks the rice terraces stretching toward the ocean. The top floor of this house is a massive single bedroom which is rented out and called Dau Homestay. The Balinese owner and his Sumbawan wife keep this place spotless. Features include a small kitchenette with fridge, bathroom with... Read our full review of Dau Homestay.

Alam Carik Homestay
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
200m down the hill from Tirta Gangga
T: (081) 236 56338

Built in the middle of 2010, this immaculately presented property has three bungalows about 200m down the hill from Tirta Gangga on the main road. Each bungalow has a furnished balcony which overlooks the newly established tropical garden and the endless surrounding ricefields. Inside the very bright and breezy rooms can be found a big bed with soft mattress, a TV with local channels for those... Read our full review of Alam Carik Homestay.

Homestay Rijasa
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Across the road from the Tirta Gangga carpark
T: (0363) 21 873

Homestay Rijasa is conveniently located across the road from Tirta Gangga next to the adventure tours shop within a family compound. The staff here are extremely helpful and when they don't understand what you are saying, they will rope in their relatives to interpret. Each of the three bungalows houses two separate rooms which are situated in a garden filled with all sorts of different tropical... Read our full review of Homestay Rijasa.

Dhangin Taman Inn
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Enter from inside the Tirta Gangga carpark
T: (0363) 22 059

This place is the cheapest in town and boy does it feel like it. The rooms come in two varieties: very small, bright, stuffy with a small fan or slightly larger and darker with small fan. Both styles of rooms are tiled like a 1950s butcher's shop, which give a very austere and clinical look and feel. The bathrooms are very dark and small and oh so depressing. The traditional swimming pool listed... Read our full review of Dhangin Taman Inn.

Jasri Beach

Jasri Beach is the location of quite a few private villas and a single hotel called Homestay Irene. The beach itself is not really one that you would swim at, but the ocean views here are fantastic.

Turtle Bay Hideaway
Toprange - 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
Jasri Beach
T: (0363) 23 611

This special tucked away spot may not have any beach, but it's got loads of peace and quiet. The excellent evening meal is served communally between the pool and the waves (crashing into a retaining wall — blame another massive project going wrong somewhere on Bali's east coast for that) or in your room. The main antique-laden house (there are at least three houses to choose from, which can... Read our full review of Turtle Bay Hideaway.

Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Amlapura? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.

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