Great traditional rooms
With its traditional wooden and rattan Sulawesi-style, high-pitched bungalows, Santai has long offered (the property was originally established in 1998) a seductive take on beachside at Bunutan, but that seduction comes with a pretty hefty pricetag for the standard.
If you're familiar with Good Karma on Selang Bay, then you'll recognise the style of accommodation here, where it is in seriously better condition. Accommodation is oversized, with a four-poster bed dominating the ground floor and a loft-style second bedroom (ideal for children) set above the comfortable lounging area out front that is decked out with bamboo furniture. Bathrooms are sunken and to the rear. Grounds are very lush -- think water features, towering palms, bougainvillea and ferns while the swimming pool backs onto the beach and a lawn stretch decorated with an ideally placed massage sala. The spacious rooms make it a popular option with families with a bit of a splurge-y budget. Rates are high for the standard, but this remains a very popular resort -- reservations year round are a good idea.
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 11th February, 2016.