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Dragonfly Villa: Spacious and comfortable

This large, triangular villa located
between Padang Padang and Uluwatu Beach
can be seen from the main road.

It’s great for a large family
or a group of friends.
It’s also perfect for surfers,
since it sits amongst the area
where all the infamous beaches are.

There is one large villa
which has three large bedrooms
with air-con and en-suite bathrooms.

The rooms are spacious and clean.

As one enters into the main area,
one can view all the way through.
There isn’t an ocean view,
but the openness of the villa
allows the sea breezes to pass through.

The kitchen in the main house,
is very large and perfect
for those who would like to
have their meals at home.
The main house,
also comes equipped with a BBQ.

There is an upper level,
to hang out and enjoy a higher view of the area ,
including the sea.

Adjacent to the main house,
is a smaller bungalow type villa.
It can be adjoined via the pool,
or the main parking area,
which allows the bungalow
its own privacy, if desired.

It also contains a small kitchenette,
1 bedroom and bathroom
with a small balcony over viewing
the pool and the endless blue sky.

The price at the time of my visit were:

The 1 bedroom Bungalow:

100$ Daily - 525$ weekly - 1.650$ Monthly

The 3 bedroom Villa:

360$ Daily- 1.890$ weekly- 4.620$ Monthly

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches, Surfing
  • Written July 13, 2009
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The Duke at Bingin: A good deal?

Another villa located at Bingin,
which is good deal considering the price
and the amount of people that
can stay in, is The Duke.

The Duke has two villas.
One villa has 3 bedrooms,
hence 6 people can be lodged
at this property.
At the time of my visit,
thegoing rate was $180 a night.

Then the one next door had 2 bedrooms,
hence 4 people could be lodged.
The price was $160.

The villas had it’s own swimming pool,
kitchen, garden space, cable TV, etc.

If you are looking for that ‘Wow’ villa in design,
then look elsewhere.
The way they are built,
lacks some thought in the layout.

In the 3 bedroom villa,
the master bedroom faces
towards the dirt road in front.
It has no air con so one should
open the windows towards the dirt road.

All the rooms in fact, have an enclosed feeling.
And the other rooms are bit small,
but great for kids.

There was a lack of furniture in certain areas
just to make your stay more comfortable.

It appeared to me that,
the villas were constructed
in an economical way,
or that they were designed
by someone without great planning.

Some more thought could have
been given in the layout.

But if you plan to stay there
with spending very little time at the villa,
then it can be an option.

It is walking distance from
the steps that lead to Bingin beach.
There is no view,
but the neighbors do have a view onto this property.
So, no swimming in the nude!!

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches, Adventure Travel
  • Written November 25, 2008
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Bingin Garden: The Dry Garden in Bingin

A new lodging that was recently built is Bingin Garden
This is place for those on a budget.

Rooms are simple.
Clean.
No hot water.
Fan.

There are 4 bungalows on the premises.
The garden is a bit dried,
but this could change over the next rainy season.

There is no view of the breaks from here.
But it is walking distance to the steps
that will take you down to Bingin Beach.

The price at the time of my visit was 200,000 Rp

They have a restaurant on the premises that serves Indonesian dishes.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Surfing, Beaches
  • Written November 25, 2008
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Pondok Pugir: On the other side of Uluwatu

If you travel towards the Uluwatu Temple,
before you get to the entrance
not to far off, is Pondok Pugir.

The property offers a few cemented bungalows
which contains 2 rooms in each one.

The garden a property is kept clean.

At the time of my visit,
the manager wasn’t there,
so I couldn’t find out
the prices for the room.

The bathrooms where
well let with natural light
provided by the window
close to the roof.
There is no hot water.

There was no air con in the room that I visited.

The mattress wasn’t of the best quality,
but if you have a strong back,
it should do.

Rooms are basic but clean.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Beaches, Surfing, Budget Travel
  • Written September 6, 2008
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Bale: Condo style on Bingin Beach!

A new construction added to the chain
of warungs at Bingin is Bale.

This 4 storey structure was
constructed in collaboration
between local and expat.

Since the tearing down of
the warungs at Dreamland,
there has been a rise of construction
on other beaches,
especially at Bingin.
These are not legal,
but then how many things
actually are in Bali?

The construction itself is done
in a higher quality of materials than
what one would have found at the
original warungs which were at Dreamland.

It looks more like a condo warung!

Room are aligned up one next to another,
and they are a bit small.
Each room has a fantastic view of the break at Bingin
and if you head out on the terrace,
you can see Impossible and Dreamland.

Bathrooms are basic and clean.
There’s a shower head
but no shower curtains.

A fan is available to cool down,
and one can leave the
terrace door open to get refreshed.
Mattresses are firm.

Rooms were clean at the time of my visit.
I don’t think that there’s much privacy between the rooms,
since you can see the neighboring terrace.

Rooms at the time of my visit,
were going for 300,000 RP

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Beaches, Surfing, Adventure Travel
  • Written August 30, 2008
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Following the Map 2 Where the Cute Surfers R

There are already plenty of sources,
that inform you about the waves and surf at
Dreamland, Balungan, Padang Padang and Uluwatu beach
from a boy's point of view.

Hmmmm.....but what about
from the non-surfer,
girls point of view?

Are those bungalows clean and comfortable?

Any slippery, creepy creatures under the bed?

Does it have a squat or a sit down toilet?

Is the beach nice for me????

This page is also to help you girls,
that also share a love for the natural,
stunning settings, where the surf occurs.
Along with the cute surfers
of course!

Cuci Mata!...
as the Indonesians would say.

It's all good!

Bali's surf spots
are visited by sun worshippers in the day,
along with the over night, surf campers
who dwell in one of the
many basic accommodations,
perched facing the waves.

If you are a comfort seeker
and clean freak like myself,
try inspecting at those budget places whether
the sheets have blood spots or not,
(blood means fleas or bedbugs)
the floor for cockroaches,
and the walls for squashed mosquitoes.
Scour the window screens and mosquito nets for holes.

Check the bed springs and the mattress for lumps.

If you ask for hot water, make sure it works.

Are there any peep holes in the door or walls?
I've heard stories of peeping toms.

With the following pages,
I've tried to put together a mini-guide
for you girls out there,
that may help you make your selection a bit easier.

Renting a motorbike is a wise thing to do.
That way you can ride around and visit other beaches,
or just get something to eat.

Enjoy those amazing beaches...
and the cute surfers too!

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Surfing, Beaches
  • Written June 27, 2008
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Surfing with Rapture

A great alternative place to stay
if you like cleanliness and
enjoy staying at surf camps,
is Rapture located near the main road
that leads to the beaches in the Uluwatu area.

At the time of my visit,
there were 2 bungalows perfect for
the surfer traveling with
his girlfriend or wife.
These bungalows have
their own private bathroom
with an outdoor shower.

There’s a large bale that
houses several single beds
with 2 beds per division.

The clean bathroom is
shared for those who
choose this cheaper option for lodging.

The immaculate garden is perfect for hanging out.
There is a lounge area with a TV that plays,
surfing videos, of course.
In this lounge area you will find
a ping pong table to entertain yourself
on non-surfing days.

If you don’t bring your own surf board,
there are plenty to choose from
at an additional price.

This venue does close during off season
and the owners take off to run
their other camps in other parts of the world
such as Morocco and Portugal.

Definitely a good choice if you like spotless, clean!

Clean!!!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Beaches, Surfing
  • Written June 5, 2008
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Simplicity at Pondok Ugir

A bit further south west from Uluwatu Beach
and not too far off from the Uluwatu Temple
is Pondok Ugir, a family runned business.

These 6 simple rooms with a front terrace
face a common garden area,
is located on main road.
Rooms are simple but clean.

Bathrooms are bright colored
and provide plenty of natural lighting.
No hot water is provided.
Fans are supplied in the room.

You definitely need some kind of transport,
to get to the beach from here.

At the time of my visit,
the man in charge was not there
to inform me the price per night,
but I imagine somewhere between
100,000 – 250,000 RP according to season.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Surfing, Beaches, Budget Travel
  • Written April 14, 2008
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The New Cement Warung at Dreamland

For those surfers or beach lovers
who have not been to
Dreamland since Dec. 2007,
may be in for a surprise.

All the local warungs were pulled down.
A new cement construction,
with restaurants, shops, a walkway
for the buses of tourist to load off at,
will soon to come!

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Surfing, Beaches
  • Written April 14, 2008
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Dreamland, no longer a Dream

As of December 1st, 2007
the warungs at Dreamland are
to be dismantle to make way for
the new ’17 Hole’ real estate project.

Bye Bye to the Dreamland
that once upon a time
was a beach visited by only a few,
where surfers chased that perfect wave,
a Dreamland that offered cheap rooms to stay,
where only a few would come and spend their day.

Fortunate are those,
that were able to live the experience
what was once considered a dream.

Bye Bye Dreamland!

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Beaches, Surfing, Adventure Travel
  • Written December 9, 2007
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La Joya: Great surfing in Balangan, near Uluwatu

We stayed at La Joya, a small (12 bungalows) resort in Balangan. This resort is on the buket - it is on the east side before Dreamland and after Jimbaran. The beach is beautiful, although it is a climb down a steep staircase to reach. It's not great for swimming unless you have good reef shoes, but the surfing is terrific. And, of course, you can travel (by hired car) to Dreamland, Padang-padang or Uluwatu for more surf spots.

There are very cheap accommodations in Bali, but at my age (60+) I like a more upscale spot with some amenities. This place was very reasonably priced for a US visitor (about $90/night including continental breakfast for my husband and me) for really lovely and gracious accommodation.

The resort is lovely - each bungalow is enclosed in its own garden. The bed is enclosed with mosquito netting and the rooms are very clean. There is a beautiful infinity pool and restaurant in the resort; down the road there is another hotel with a restaurant that was a bit cheaper. Food was good - esp. the nisi goreng. Fruit drinks yummy and great coffee. The rate includes breakfast - coffee, rolls and fruit (papaya and sweet little bananas - can't get enough of them). On site massage facilities.

The service was excellent and all of the attendants were really helpful and charming. There is internet service (1000 rupiahs / minute) on a community computer, and they do have telephone service. Bring your cards and books - it is the complete relaxation experience.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Surfing, Water Sports, Spa and Resort
  • Written November 20, 2007
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Warung Made Suardani: Super Cheap Stays

I hidden place to stay,
at the beach of Padang Padang,
you will find this warung tucked
away amongst the rocks.

There’s no luxury here,
but it has close to a million dollar view.

In this warung,
they have 3 very basic rooms,
available to rent with a shared toilet.

Made, can serves basic meals
in here restaurant/warung at cheap prices.

Mattresses are thin,
and hopefully not too full of bed fleas,
but if surf is your obsession
and you are very limited on $$$,
then this could be a place to stay.

When the tide is high,
there is no beach,
but rather you are surrounded by water,
which could be great for a surfer
who gets out of bed,
and straight into the water.

There are cemented stairs
that lead to the main land area.

At the time of my visit,
the price was at 25,000 Rp the night.

Super duper cheap and right in front of the beach!!!

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Surfing, Beaches, Adventure Travel
  • Written November 17, 2007
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Kenanga Inn: Think Pink

A cheap stay near the Mexican Restaurant,
and the internet at Padang Padang,
is Kenanga Inn.

This venue is conveniently located
along the side of the main road
in Padang Padang leading to Uluwatu.

If you can get past the pink color
which has been used to
paint most of the building,
this could be an option,
as a place to stay.

There is a Balinese main building
that houses 6 rooms.
You can choose from the standard room
with fan at 100,000 Rp the night
or the room with air con at 180,000 Rp. a night.

During off season,
I am sure that you could negotiate longer stays.

Rooms are clean and simple,
decorated mostly in pink.

The room I saw,
had a TV for DVDs,
the sink was located within the bedroom,
and the toilet shares the same space
with a hose, or what is the shower
which has no curtains,
so expect to get the floor wet.

Rooms have a front porch
with a couple of chairs.

There is a large restaurant on the property,
offering cheap eats.

The venue is close enough to walk to Padang Padang Beach
but you don’t have a view of the surf from here.
They can also arrange motorbike rentals.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Beaches, Surfing, Budget Travel
  • Written November 15, 2007
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The Calyx: Chic Japanese Style

This new accommodation
perched on the cliff,
some where between Bingin and Dreamland,
offers a fine example of Japanese plush.

Within its minimalist settings,
the Calyx holds four 2 bedroom villas/units.
(These are NOT stand alone villas.)

But each villas does offer 800m2,
housing a panoramic sea view,
a garden suite, a spacious living room,
a personal pool, a loungey entertainment room,
stove & refrigerator, 24 hour butler service,
I-pod with speakers, Wi-Fi Interet,
a big flat screen TV, and a premium sound system.

It’s great place for couples on a romantic trip,
who want to remain amongst their own privacy.
But if you are looking to do
a lot of venturing on day trips around Bali,
thn this may not be a good starting point.

Also, the beauty of this place,
is the sea, beach, surfing and
the Bukit’s natural environment.

So, if any of the things mentioned above
does not appeal to you,
there may be a better area
you would prefer to say at.

There are several facilities
on the property that can make
a short intimate stay relaxing and romantic.

These include:

Spa Treatments; Café & Bar TAO;
Sun Deck Garden; Infinity Pool; Golf Car;
Laundry and Dry Cleaning.

This property can also be
a consideration for smaller weddings.

Price per night at the time of my visit:
$1500 + 21% service charge
A bit steep in my opinion,
when you can get a stand alone villa
for half the price with a cliff front view
AND with access to the beach.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Beaches, Luxury Travel
  • Written November 7, 2007
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Puri Uluwatu Villas: What’s in a Villa?

Already the name of this place,
compared to what it actually is,
puts the question in my mind,
“Why do they call this place a villa?”

Basically, anything owned or built a foreigner,
seems to be labeled a villa.

Villa, as for Puri Uluwatu Villas,
is an overstatement.

What can usually captivate
the new traveler to Bali about this place,
is the view.

Yes….you see the Blue Yonder,
but there are much better views,
even cliff front views,
than the one offered here.

And at more or less the same price.

The property itself is sprawled across
on the edge of a hillside
that leads down to Suluban Beach,
or better known as the Uluwatu Surf Break.

So, great, direct access for the surfer that
plans to spend most of his time down at Ulu’s.

The structure itself,
is built in a semi-frantic style
going in all different directions and styles.

I guess it really doesn’t matter
for the hard core surfer
that focuses just, on surfing.

But if it is comfort and style that you seek
in the so-called villa, keep going, look further.
This is not the stop for you.

There are different rooms
scattered across the property,
with a pool in the center,
overlooking the sea.

The so-called Honey Moon Cottage at $110-$154 the night
has no cottage feel, to it at all.
(Speaking as a girl.)
It’s a room adjacent to
one of the larger buildings on the property.
What it does have,
is an ok view of the sea.

But if romance is suppose to be
a main ingredient on your trip to Bali,
keep looking.
There are better choices.

There is also the so-called, Estate House,
which houses the:

-VIP Suites (????)
-Executive Suit (????)
-Twin Standard

all running between $83-$253 the night.

There is also a structure on the property that,
looks somewhat like a sore thumb,
called the Panorama Tower
running at $132-$209 the night.

And then there is the Nirvana Ocean, Standard Room at $99-$121

My female impression of this place was,
great for young surfers who,
want to come and party,
while catching the wave action.

Definitely a bachelors place,
built by bachelors.
Great for a large group of guys,
addicted to Bintangs and BBQ’s.

For a higher standard of decoration,
comfort and style,
keep moving.
Look elsewhere.

Tel. 0856-4698 1218/ 0361 789 8719
Tel. 0361 744 2552/ 08593 503 1473

Uluwatuvillas@hotmail.com
www.surfulu.com

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Surfing, Beaches
  • Written November 7, 2007
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