Photo: Big skies over Bali Barat National Park.



Accommodation in Pemuteran is located either between the Singaraja to Gilimanuk road and the beach, or, in a couple of cases on the far side of the road. Prices are a bit higher than elsewhere on Bali.

Pondok Sari
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Western end of the beach
T: (0362) 94 738

We were in luck when we wandered through the lush gardens on Pondok Sari — a yoga group had just checked out and there were a bunch of rooms to be seen, and truth be told, they were all pretty darn good. Like many of the larger resorts in Pemuteran, Pondok Sari runs from the road all the way down to the beach where it empties out to a near-beachside pool and a restaurant bar area that has... Read our full review of Pondok Sari.

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Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Pemuteran
T: (0362) 700 5225

This locally-run operation stands out for some of the small details around the property such as the cleanliness of bathrooms and maintenance of the garden. There are a variety of different rooms in the property with some common features such as air-con, wall hangings, beds with cheaper linen and tiled floors. Where the rooms differ the most is that some have outdoor bathrooms with rockery and... Read our full review of Kubuku.

Matahari Beach Resort and Spa
Luxury - over 2,500,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Pemuteran
T: (0362) 92 312

There are no rough edges in this stunning five-star property located in sprawling and perfectly maintained tropical gardens. Each room is one half of a giant bungalow with its own verandah shielded by the lush surrounding gardens. Inside, the large rooms are beautifully appointed with thick solid wood on most surfaces, big raised four-poster beds with quality linen, air-con and a stunning outdoor... Read our full review of Matahari Beach Resort and Spa.

Taman Selini Beach Bungalows
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Western end of beach
T: (0362) 94 746

Where Pondok Sari creates an intimate ambience with its weaving pathways and lush gardens, Taman Selini goes for a more open air angle, with two rows of bright and airy bungalows facing off from one another across a pleasant lawn area that runs down to the beachside pool and restaurant. Like most of the pools in Pemuteran, you won't be doing too much lap practice in this, but with frangapani... Read our full review of Taman Selini Beach Bungalows.

Taruna Homestay
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Pemuteran
T: (081) 338 536 318

The three rooms here, which are topped with alang alang roofs, were built in mid-2010 and provide a pool-less alternative to the Jubawa across the road. Two of the rooms have air-con and all have clean hot water outdoor bathrooms — it's quite possible you will get wet when you go to the toilet when it's raining outside. Despite this misgiving, the cool tiled rooms with springy beds are good... Read our full review of Taruna Homestay.

Tirta Sari Bungalows
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Behind Reef View Dive Bungalows

Just up the laneway that runs off between Reef View and the main road, you'll find the cute and homely Tirta Sari Bungalows. With a small restaurant and very pretty, colourful gardens, this is a good spot to choose if you're on a budget but want to stay on the beach side of the road. Rooms are in a longhouse style setup and are clean and well maintained (except perhaps for the big stain on the... Read our full review of Tirta Sari Bungalows.

Amertha Bali Villas
Toprange - 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
Centre of beach
T: (0362) 94 831

If you're travelling on someone else's expense account, then Amertha Bali Villas might be worth considering. Owned by the same people as Taman Sari down the beach, they've gone considerably more upmarket in this case with a bunch of private pool villas dotted across a largely shadeless garden estate. What's interesting is that the three beachfront villas have multiple self-contained bedrooms that... Read our full review of Amertha Bali Villas.

Jubawa Homestay
Flashpacker - 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Pemuteran
T: (0362) 94 745

Jubawa Homestay has a welcoming and homely feel due to the staff's friendliness and the communal area at the front which also serves as a café. The 16 rooms here are predominantly bungalow-style and come with air-con, very clean hot water bathrooms, comfortable beds and swimming pool. The pool is across an unsurfaced alleyway at the back of the property, so if muddy feet are your thing,... Read our full review of Jubawa Homestay.

Reef Seen Divers' Resort
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Centre of beach
T: (081) 2389 4051

As you'd guess this is a dive-orientated operation, with a dive shop on the beach side of things and a small turtle hatchery (that is open for all to go take a look at) down near the beach. Rooms are clean and sturdy and look across a small lawn area towards the beach. They're of moderate size with well maintained hot water bathrooms and while they won't win any design awards these are among the... Read our full review of Reef Seen Divers' Resort.

Adi Assri
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Southern end of beach, by the fishing village
T: (0362) 94 838

The Adi Assri has two very distinct sections to it. The old section (to the east) and the new section (to the west). Staff refer to them as the Bali doors and the Glass doors and unless you've got some deep-seated desire to stay in a room with the atmosphere of your local hair dressing salon, we'd gently steer you towards the Bali doors side of the property. In all cases the rooms are very clean... Read our full review of Adi Assri.

Taman Sari
Midrange - 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
Western end of the beach
T: (0362) 93 264

Set across a sprawling lawn terrace, long running Taman Sari (it opened in 1995) is a favourite of Bali expats and families with kids. We had mixed opinions. On the upside, staff are very friendly and obliging and the lawn area is terrific for kids to run around in. The gardens in general are very attractive and there are a couple of very comfortable hammocks by the beach. It's also almost... Read our full review of Taman Sari.

Close to Menjangan Island

The Menjangan
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp
Jalan Raya Gilimanuk, Singaraja Km. 17 Desa Pajarakan, Buleleng
T: (0362) 94700

Located smack-bang in West Bali National Park, The Menjangan is spread across 382 hectares — yes, it’s massive — though the actual development covers a very modest area. If you’re looking for somewhere secluded and plush beachside in Bali that’s a bit different, you enjoy nature-based activities and your budget stretches to luxe, it may fit the bill.View of Menjangan Island from the... Read our full review of The Menjangan.

Waka Shorea
Backpacker - Under 150,000 Rp

When we pulled into the main road entrance to the Waka Shorea in north Bali, we thought we’d pulled into the wrong driveway.Anyone home?But we pushed on. And still, we weren’t quite sure if we were supposed to be here.We hope the rain holds off.A staff member however did emerge, directed us to park our car in an overgrown car space, and helped us manoeuvre our luggage and two children down... Read our full review of Waka Shorea.

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