Apa Kabar is a compact upmarket resort (by Amed standards) plonked right on the beach at Bunutan.
Accommodation is scattered across the grounds, with the beachfront rooms having their own little sunning area right by sand. Like many of the fancier lodgings, the cottages here are spacious upstairs-downstairs affairs, with a loft-like interior hosting futon-style single mattresses on the floor, making this a winner with families. Downstairs beds are solid wooden four-poster style, with decorative and comfy bedding. Balinese-themed art and fabrics on the walls shows a bit more flair than you’ll generally find in Amed. The lofts have their own little verandas, though they’re not nearly as spacious as the downstairs decks, which come with a table setting and a day-bed. The grounds are lush and more well kept and manicured than some other beachside properties, but it is still a very pleasant enclosure and helps to make the resort feel larger than it really is. There’s a streetside restaurant, but the better, more relaxed dining and drinking area is by the pebbly beach, where you can enjoy a sea breeze rather than the whizzing of motorbikes -- rates at both restaurants are a bit of a step up from what you’ll pay elsewhere in Amed. There’s also a decent swimming pool with sun beds abutting the beach. Staff were not able to give us an exact room rate, telling us to check their website -- where we could find no rates at all! Listed rates are estimates only. The overall standard here is solid, making this a family-friendly place that will appeal to those looking for a few more creature comforts with a budget to pay for them. Shop online for a competitive rate.
Address: Jalan Raya Bunutan
T: (0363) 23 492; (0812) 362 8935;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º40'8.88" E, 8º20'35.59" S
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Room rates: 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Deluxe double room||1,000,000 rupiah||1,200,000 rupiah|
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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