Simple rooms with great views
Western cusp of Banyuning bay T: (0828) 372 2642, (0812) 4675 3623
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.
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Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Sgl fan private bathroom, low season: 300,000 rupiah, high season 350,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 350,000 rupiah, high season 400,000 rupiah. Notes:
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The place commonly referred to as Amed
isn’t a single town but a string of quaint beachside fishing villages stretching about 15 kilometres along the dry and rugged northeastern coast of Bali. It’s a world away from the busy tourist centres in South Bali such as Kuta, Seminyak and Ubud.