I'd like to stay a few days in June at a rice fields resort maybe north or north-west of Candidasa. I have stayed at Sideman - somewhere a fair bit north of there.
I'm afraid I can't afford really high end places, but mid-range with a pool (or flashpacker) is fine.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
The Tirta Gangga area has fab rice field views, really stunning, and is very affordable. Not sure about a pool though. Perhaps moobali will chime in as he knows that area better than me.
Is you do stay there try and check out Bali Asli - amazing Balinese food, a little pricey, but setting is A grade. Sam blogged about the Bali Asli cooking class here. It's a little past Amlapura. https://www.travelfish.org/blogs/indonesia/2012/07/07/cooking-class-at-bali-asli/
Hope that helps.
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Yeah, Tirta Gangga is a nice area, but there was only budget accommodation when I was there last time. Except for Tirta Gangga itself. A top little hotel that is fully booked a lot. Pricey too. http://www.hoteltirtagangga.com/
Thanks guys, looking into that. Even on Google Earth the rice fields are Tirta Gangga look impressive.
Hey mooball - I'm sure that's a name I remember from travel forums way back. And Mooball the town - used to turn off there for my favoutite shortcut to the Gold Coast back in the day. Of course the expressway has changed all that.
Staying in rice farm resorts! This is a new one, living amidst greenery of the farm and probably savoring some of their fresh produce, though I do not know if it is in offing. I would love to check out these farm resorts when I visit Bali next.
#5 expatInsurance has been a member since 10/1/2013. Posts: 10
epi - I'm actually after a dedicated resort amidst the rice fields rather than staying on a rice farm.
However Lihat Sawah Homestay in Sideman has a working rice fields section. I was lucky enough to be there when they were transplanting seedlings into the flooded fields. Lovely area with lotsa good countryside hikes. I think somtam has stayed at Lihat Sawah and has an aritcle somewhere on travelfish.