Relaxing quiet retreat
In a quiet oceanfront location and overlooking sea-edged rice paddies, eight traditionally thatched bungalows at Ganesh Coral Reef Villas offer a range of decor themes based on the islands of Indonesia.
With either sea or garden views, the high-ceilinged interiors are light-filled and generous.
We like the Irian Jaya and Timor rooms, both with wooden floors, while others are tiled. Teak furniture including drawers, wardrobe, desk and daybed plus timber blinds add warmth and a feeling of quality to the white-painted rooms. Large mosquito-netted beds sit mid-room, surrounded by local (to the theme) artefacts and open-air stone bathrooms with rain shower are positioned behind. Amenities include a safe, minibar and water dispenser and rooms are equipped with both air-con and ceiling fans.
Neighbouring bungalows share a covered courtyard with an open-air dining table. Set back in the garden, the large swimming pool, long enough for laps, with an adjoining kids pool offers a couple of shaded poolside lounges. A restaurant, barbecue facilities and spa are all at your disposal. The owner is a Chinese medicine practitioner and can provide consultations and treatments in the fully equipped consulting rooms. Rates include breakfast, WiFi, snorkelling equipment (for the reef in front of the villas) and a welcome massage. Transportation, cultural activities and excursions can be arranged. Online deals were heavily discounted when we checked, bringing this top-end place down to a midrange price bracket.
Address: Desa Uma Anyar, Seririt
T: (0821) 4530 4627;
Coordinates (for GPS): 114º54'28.02" E, 8º11'3.05" 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|
|1,200,000 rupiah||1,500,000 rupiah|
|Superior double room|
|1,300,000 rupiah||1,600,000 rupiah|
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