West Bali hotels and hostels
Gajah Mina Beach Resort
Puri Taman Sari Hotel
Kelapa Retreat & Spa
Puri Dajuma Cottages, Beach Eco Resort & Spa
Sahaja Sawah Villa Retreat & Spa
Alila Villas Soori
Naya Gawana Resort & Spa
Villa Taman Di Blayu
El Bari Villa
Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort
Taman Wana Villas And Spa
Caz Villa & Stable
Soka Indah Restaurant & Bungalows
Puri Dajuma Cottages, Eco Beach Resort & Spa Bali
A lodge as memorable as its spray-scented location right on wave-tossed Balian Beach.
Like some vast surfer shack, the 11 rooms in this two-storey cold-water block look down the road to the surf, dude.
You can certainly hear the sea, even if you can't see it, at this tropical fantasy of thatched cottages and flower-filled gardens. The five bungalows and rooms have hot-water showers, fans and large patios.
Bali Homestay Program
You can sample village life as part of the Bali Homestay Program, an innovative program that places travellers in the homes of residents of the rice-growing village of Jegu, 9km north of Tabanan.
Pondok Wisata Grya Sari
In a verdant setting on a hillside very close to the Air Panas Banjar, the rooms at Pondok Wisata Grya Sari are rustic at best and have outdoor bathrooms. Treks into the surrounding densely grown countryside can be organised from here.
Kubu Balian Beach
You might decide to stay a spell at these four apartments based in two villas at the start of the road to Gajah Mina hotel. The large units are cheap for what you get: full kitchens, satellite TV, huge porches, stylish furniture and more.
Mai Malu Restaurant & Guesthouse
Near the highway on the Medewi side road, Mai Malu is a popular (and almost the only) hang-out, serving crowd-pleasing pizza, burgers and Indonesian meals in its modern, breezy upstairs eating area.
Some 900m east of the Medewi surf break at Pulukan, look for signs along the main road. Venture 300m down a track and you'll find a great family with the beginnings of an empire.
Medewi Beach Cottages
A large pool anchors 27 modern, comfortable rooms (with satellite TV) scattered about nice gardens right down by the surf break. The one off-note: security measures obstruct what should be a good view.