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Chilled, health-focused resort

Jalan Puri Bagus Samuh, Candi Dasa T: (0363) 41 127 (0817) 978 9574


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Fresh and bright Aquaria is an intimate beachside resort with a health-conscious focus. Beyond an organic restaurant at the front of the hotel, a row of longhouse-style rooms edge the swimming pool, with larger double-storey rooms oceanfront. Rooms range in price and size from a fan-cooled double to an air-con family room that can sleep six.

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Compact but it works like a charm.

Spacious and clean glass-fronted tiled rooms have a tranquil and low-key styling that varies from room to room. Cool neutral colours, whitewashed wood, and traditional ikat textiles present an open and airy feel. Apparently feng shui principles have been used here, so if you’re feeling out-of-whack, it should have a calming effect.

Rooms are furnished with large double beds and day beds, minibar and TV. Some rooms have additional dining tables and chairs and small kitchenettes. Simple spotless modern hot-water bathrooms supply both a rain shower and a handheld shower, but no bath tubs. Oversize verandas provide a rattan couch, and table and chairs creating a comfortable outdoor living space. Along the longhouse rooms, this area is divided by a clear plastic curtain printed with tropical fish — an unusual aquarium effect.

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Ocean front room.

The crystal clear, aqua-coloured swimming pool is a good size and takes up most of the narrow space in front of the longhouse — these rooms could get noisy depending on the crowd. It’s shady and a handful of sun lounges line one side beside a curtained massage pavilion. The grassy seafront area provides more sun lounges, but not a lot of shade.

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We noticed some broken paving edges that need a little maintenance, but it did look recent. Otherwise Aquaria seems well maintained. Free WiFi is beamed throughout. The included breakfast has a healthy focus, as you would expect. The attached organic restaurant is one of the better places to eat in Candi Dasa, featuring a “Euro-Asia-Pacific” menu that changes daily. There’s a great kids’ menu too. A free pickup and drop off service is offered to restaurant guests.

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Calming decor.

Aquaria promotes healthy policies, by not using synthetic chemicals and only natural cleaning products. Hotel linen is washed in natural soaps, and they don’t fog, preferring natural mosquito treatments. The swimming pool uses an ionised system with minimal chorine. Filtered drinking water is provided and they try to minimise use of plastics.

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The ocean views aren’t bad either.

We love the chilled, calm ambience at Aquaria. Although it has a health focus, it doesn’t seem the force-it-down-your-throat variety, and it’s good to see hotels promoting environmentally conscious policies that are sometimes sorely lacking in over-polluted Bali.

Aquaria has a “no loud music, no wild parties” policy, so if you’re in need of a good unwind, it’s definitely one of our recommend picks for Candi Dasa.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
Superior double room
Air-con. Ocean view: $90/$110.
Beachfront bungalow
Room: Standard double room, low season: US$55, high season US$65. Notes: Fan-cooled.
Room: Superior double room, low season: US$70, high season US$85. Notes: Air-con. Ocean view: $90/$110.
Room: Beachfront bungalow, low season: US$150, high season US$175. Notes:

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Where is Aquaria

Jalan Puri Bagus Samuh, Candi Dasa
T: (0363) 41 127 (0817) 978 9574
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º34'27.92" E, 8º30'44.48" S
Room rates: 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp

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