Simple rooms with great views
Eka Purnama is perched on the off-beach side of the road as it curls around Banyuning’s western headland, so while you don’t have direct access, you do have spectacular views out and over the Japanese wreck and the bay beyond.
The views from the aptly numbered #1 room are especially noteworthy, as you’ll barely need to crane your neck to see the ocean from your bed. The fan-cooled bungalows are simple fare, with wooden with bamboo finishing, and all have decks out front with comfortable furniture to enjoy the view from. While the bamboo-framed beds are well-aged, they should still deliver on a decent night of sleep. Don’t expect to sleep in though as this is an ideal spot to take in sunrise -- not optional! Bathrooms have hot water and are clean and well looked after. There’s a restaurant on site with reasonable prices and free WiFi throughout. We found the staff to be particularly welcoming. For the money, this is a good midrange option for those who want a more isolated spot and don’t need a swimming pool. If you’re looking for more upmarket digs in the same area, Kawi Karma Cottages has family bungalows beachfront starting at 1,200,000 rupiah but has no swimming pool, while Baliku Dive Resort has a pool but is off the beach. Both are metres from Eka Purnama.
Address: Western cusp of Banyuning bay
T: (0828) 372 2642; (0812) 4675 3623 ;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º41'57.84" E, 8º21'48.96" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Sgl fan private bathroom||300,000 rupiah||350,000 rupiah|
|Dbl fan private bathroom||350,000 rupiah||400,000 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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