Rustic but spacious by the beach
While Jukung Bali has just a handful of rooms enjoying a prime beachfront location, the place has a bit of an untended feel to it, which explains the lower pricepoint for such a handy seaside location.
The tile roofed, concrete bungalows are pretty standard fare from the outside, with comfortable front terraces that would be good for enjoying the morning sun (do make use of those rattan blinds) but the interiors, especially in the oversized bathrooms, are plain and verging on rundown. Beds are adorned with simple bedding but the rooms are otherwise unremarkable, with fan-cooling and cold showers only. The selling point here is really just the beachside location and spacious (though again, somewhat unkempt) grounds. Beachside sun-recliners are a plus. If you don’t mind the more bare-bones set-up this is one of the cheaper beachside deals we saw in Jemeluk. For something a little cheaper still, but with far smaller rooms, consider Three Brothers Bungalows a little to the west, with rooms starting at 350,000 rupiah. Of the two though, we preferred here.
Address: Jemeluk, western end
T: T: (0363) 23470;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º39'21.61" E, 8º20'7.79" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||300,000 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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