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A mini traditional village

Jalan Pantai Indah, Candi Dasa T: (0363) 41118 (0363) 41119 F: (0363) 41041  

Ida Beach Village

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Beyond this lavish entrance is Ida Beach Village — designed as a miniature Balinese village. A ‘street’ of private compounds, each with separate bungalows and small gardens, leads to a seafront communal swimming pool and restaurant.

The path is lined with walled mini-compounds, each featuring a traditional Balinese split-gate with an aling-aling — a freestanding wall that blocks direct entry, designed to keep out evil spirits (who can’t go around corners).

Compound perimeters and bungalows are made from handmade red bricks. The irregular rusty hues add warmth and texture to otherwise boring walls. The spacious air-con rooms feature high thatch ceilings with exposed interior beams and marble floors. They are well appointed with quality furnishings including solid wooden sleigh-style beds with a good mattresses and white linen, some with mosquito nets. Other classically styled furniture is made from bamboo and rattan. Gilt panels containing mirrors and ornate lamps enhance the traditional opulent style. Marble bathrooms are old, and a little stained, but otherwise well maintained. Windows let in plenty of light, but rooms are still a tad dark and claustrophobic due to the high compound wall. Rooms offer no view, except the private garden which is extremely sparse in some rooms. Compounds on the seafront contain two-storey lumbung-style rooms. They offer good sea views, however are badly in need of renovation and until then, are not good value.

With great views to the islands, the tiny organically shaped seafront pool is clean and well shaded. Two seafront bales offer additional shade and there’s a smattering of sun lounges for sun-worshippers. WiFi is free and breakfast is included. The owner is very friendly and helpful and related to the other Ida at Ida’s Homestay, where the style is more rural-Balinese-village than Ida Beach Village’s wealthy-urban-Balinese-village style.

We feel published rates are a little high, not for lack of quality of the rooms, as they are excellent, but due to the lack of view. The walk-in rates we were offered dropped right into the flashpacker ballpark, in which case — it’s a very good deal. The compounds offer great privacy and are excellent if you don’t want to be bothered by evil spirits.

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Walk-in rates at Ida Beach Village

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Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
350,000 rupiah
350,000 rupiah
Fan-cooled lumbung: 450,000 rupiah.
Room: Standard double room, low season: 350,000 rupiah, high season 350,000 rupiah. Notes: Fan-cooled lumbung: 450,000 rupiah.

Where is Ida Beach Village

Ida Beach Village
Jalan Pantai Indah, Candi Dasa
T: (0363) 41118 (0363) 41119 F: (0363) 41041  
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º34'38.82" E, 8º30'46.21" S
Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp

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