On the rock alright
Another of the Wawa Wewe properties, number three is also referred to as Wawa Wewe on the Rock and when you see it you’ll understand why.
It is on a rock. Well, more boulders to be exact. Set on the headland that separates Banyuning from Aas, the boulders feature in almost all of the resort, popping out of the restaurant, poolside and, in the room we were shown, straight out of the floor. This gives it a back to (rocky) nature feel, amplified by the fairly remote location. There’s no WiFi, nor phone signal, so this is not the place for you if you need to be online -- as one of the staff said, this is a good place to chill out. Rooms are simple but a good size, with plenty of windows letting the natural light pour in all over your chilling out and the bathrooms (cold water only) are simple. The big asset here is the well placed freeform swimming pool which is hanging onto the edge and offers tremendous views over Banyuning, Aas and the ocean beyond -- a shame about the power pole right beside it! You’re a bit of a hike from either bay (and well, just about everything else as well) so this is a good spot if you have your own transport. Rates are okay and we got the feeling it wouldn’t be too hard to snare a discount if you were looking for a longer stay. A good spot for the isolationists.
Address: Western headland over Aas
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º42'15.89" E, 8º22'18.1" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard single room||250,000 rupiah||250,000 rupiah|
|Standard double room||400,000 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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