Wild romantic ocean views
A bit of trek down a dirt track leads to the private oceanfront retreat of Turtle Bay Hideaway.
Three enormous wooden “tribal” houses face a wild pounding sea.
One house has two fan-cooled rooms, upstairs and down, and the other two available as whole houses — a one-bedroom air-con house with private swimming pool and a two-bedroom fan-cooled house that share a large oceanfront infinity pool with the other rooms. Each house is secluded from the other by lush gardens and foliage — they are very private.
Hugh rooms feature wood, and more wood: hand-carved screens, wooden furniture and wooden antiques. Windows abound and living areas are light and airy — sometimes gusty. Beds are mozzie-netted, with a choice of pillows. Open bathrooms have sunken stone bath tubs, some completely outdoors. Expansive balconies have magnificent ocean views with comfortable lounges to contemplate. Flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and free WiFi are among the mod-cons.
Breakfast is included, and other meals are available. Meals are served as room service as there’s no restaurant. Organic ingredients are grown on the property or sourced locally. The menu is Asian inspired with a healthy focus. They can cater to individual needs and requests.
The sea is very rough and there’s no beach at Turtle Bay, so it’s not ideal for young kids. Virgin Beach is a 10-minute drive away, which is great for swimming and snorkelling, and there’s always the pool. Massages, cooking classes and diving can be arranged, and as this is a small hotel, the service is personalised.
If you love the sound of crashing waves, this is the ideal romantic getaway.
Address: Jalan Pura Mascima, Jasi Kelod, Karangasem
T: (0363) 23611; F: (0363) 23612
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º37'29.28" E, 8º28'35.4" S
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Room rates: 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
++. Downstairs. Upstairs: $175++
++. One-bedroom. Two-bedroom: $250++.
Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.
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