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.
Address: Jalan Raya Bunutan
T: (0363) 23 487; F: (0363) 23 585
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º40'0.7" E, 8º20'29.92" S
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Room rates: 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room|
US$ Upstairs room, $90/$104 for downstairs
|Deluxe double room|
US$ Garden view
US$ Ocean view
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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