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Puri Dajuma

Luxury by the sea

Pekutatan T: (0811) 388 709 (0361) 813 230

Puri Dajuma

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For a luxurious get-away-from-it-all in dreamy traditional Balinese style, look no further than Puri Dajuma, but you’ll need deep pockets (or a wealthy and generous aunt) for these digs.

Five kilometres by road to the south of Medewi point break or less than two as the crow flies, this splendid beachfront hotel offers a range of cottages and villas, two swimming pools, three restaurants and a spa all set with a beautiful lush tropical garden.

What a view!

What a view! Photo: Sally Arnold

Entry level rooms occupy spacious traditional style brick duplex cottages and offer either garden or sea views, and while they are somewhat close together they feel very private, staggered over two levels amongst the lush foliage. For the best views and most secluded position in this category, go for rooms nine A or B. Spacious and airy tiled air-con interiors are spick and span and offer a range of modern styles featuring natural textures and colours, highlighting Indonesian textiles and furnishings.

Features such as carved wooden doors enhance the traditional Balinese impression. Each affords a generous mosquito netted bed, seating, storage and desks plus most mod-cons you would expect at this price point including a fully stocked mini-bar and safe but excluding a TV (there’s WiFi though), most are skilfully hidden away—even the plastic water bottles come in woven palm containers, with a glass water jug supplied for refills. Roomy terraces are furnished with comfy chairs and hammocks for whiling away a tropical afternoon.

All manner of rooms.

All manner of rooms. Photo: Sally Arnold

Ensuite bathrooms are semi-outdoor style and we viewed two versions the “unrenovated” style, which though slightly dated was still rather appealing and well maintained, and the newer version which was, well newer. Both provide outdoor hot-water rainfall showers and separate bathtubs, the newer variety with a more open and airy tropical feel and modern double hand basins.

Surrounding one of the swimming pools, the round “Bendega” Villas are configured in groups of three with two single storey rooms sandwiching a double-storey, and the combination is sold as either one-, two- or three-bedroom villas. All are generously sized and offer various degrees of privacy and comfortable modern styling similar to the cottages, and if you really have the desire for a telly, these rooms deliver. The central room enjoys an open-style living and dining room with kitchenette downstairs and the sleeping area above. Some rooms snag an ocean vista, while others view the swimming pool, but what a pool!

Terrific and comfortable interiors.

Terrific and comfortable interiors. Photo: Sally Arnold

Roll from you terrace into this fabulous 60-metre long pool which is more akin to a small river, with a snaking narrow section generous enough for a couple of people to swim a lap, opening to a wide circular pool overlooking the ocean. To the side, a long steep built-in slide splashes into a Jacuzzi fringed with a waterfall feature—excellent fun! Once done with your water play, move to one of the pod-shaped sun lounges, grab a cocktail and enjoy the view.

Our pick of the offerings at Puri Dajuma is the beachfront two-bedroom Pondok Segara Villa housed in three adjoining traditional wooden Jineng (Balinese rice barns). The bedrooms here are a little more compact than in the other rooms, but all that’s between you and the sea is a couple of waving palm trees. A breezy and comfortable open living room sits between the two bedrooms, but note that this villa doesn’t have a TV, and really, with that view, you won’t miss it. We particularly like the wonderfully private atmosphere this villa enjoys, not to mention the quite fabulous open stone ensuite bathroom off the master bedroom—sign us up!

Plenty of pool to go around.

Plenty of pool to go around. Photo: Sally Arnold

Puri Dajuma’s other swimming pool is not quite as whizz-bang as the serpentine/river/Jacuzzi/slide option, but the vast sparkling ocean side pool is just as inviting with shaded lounges, swaying palms and that oh-so-fabulous vista. As well as opportunities for pampering and pummelling in the spa, Puri Dajuma offer occasional yoga classes too (for an additional charge).

Daily breakfast is included in the rate, and if you wish to surf the point break, a shuttle will drop you at Medewi Beach. When you want to simple plonk down and watch a movie (or entertain bored kids) and your room doesn’t provide a TV, a small “cinema” room is located near the lobby, or there’s ping pong too. Puri Dajuma’s staff are friendly and professional, an asset to this lovely relaxing resort.

If Puri Dajuma is in your budget, don’t hesitate to book a room and unwind, but if you must eyeball the waves, Umadewi and Bombora offer comfortable digs, but not quite the same traditional charm.

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Walk-in rates at Puri Dajuma

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Deluxe double room
1,500,000 rupiah
1,500,000 rupiah
Deluxe Suite
1,800,000 rupiah
1,800,000 rupiah
Up to 5,600,000 rupiah
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 1,500,000 rupiah, high season 1,500,000 rupiah. Notes:
Room: Deluxe Suite, low season: 1,800,000 rupiah, high season 1,800,000 rupiah. Notes: Up to 5,600,000 rupiah

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Where is Puri Dajuma

Puri Dajuma
T: (0811) 388 709 (0361) 813 230
Coordinates (for GPS): 114º49'6.29" E, 8º25'49.57" S
Room rates: 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp

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