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Sleeping & Eating
Pemuteran is an unpretentious and relaxed
place to stay with many midrange and top-end
choices. There are several small warung along
the main drag, otherwise all the hotels have
good, mostly modestly-priced, restaurants.
Many of the hotels are located on a small
bay with a semicircle of beach that's good for
Jubawa Home Stay (
Taman Selini Beach Bungalows (
94746; www
) The 11 bun-
galows here have quaint thatched roofs that
lure you in from the road. Rooms, which open
onto a small garden area, have four-poster
beds and big outdoor bathrooms. The res-
taurant, Caffe Selini, is a picturesque, relaxed
spot featuring Indonesian and Mediterranean
cuisine. It's on the small bay.
Matahari Beach Resort & Spa; r US$55-85;
94745; r 150,000-200,000Rp;
92312; www
) Not far from the Matahari on the
south side of the road, this cheery place is
a good budget choice. The best rooms have
hot water and air-con and guests have free
internet access. The café serves Balinese and
Thai food and there is a long list of cocktails.
It's on the mountain side of the road.
Reef Seen (; r US$150-400;
One of Bali's best hotels, the Matahari is an
elegant place in an isolated location on the
eastern outskirts of Pemuteran. Beautiful and
traditionally furnished bungalows take their
design cues from Balinese family compounds
and are set in attractive gardens. The large
pool overlooks a black-sand beach. Perhaps
the best part of the resort however is the spa,
which is like a grand water palace and is open
to nonguests.
Menjangan Resort (
93001;; r 200,000-
) Five new, solid Balinese-style
brick bungalows join two older ones. All have
open-air bathrooms, one has air-con. This is
a well-regarded dive centre (see p269) and it's
located on the small bay.
Taman Sari Bali Cottages (
Monsoon Forest Resort r US$150-350, Cliff Villas US$400-950;
) There are two separate properties here:
the Monsoon Forest Resort and Cliff Villas.
The former is set in slightly dry forest and
features rustic buildings around a pool. The
latter has posh stylish rooms perched right
above an ocean cove. Service at both places is
quite good. Activities include a full range of
water sports as well as horse riding. The resort
is right at the west end of North Bali.
288096; www.balita
) Thirty-
one rooms are set in gorgeous bungalows
(some quite grand) which feature intricate
carvings and other traditional artwork. The
open-air bathrooms are delightful places for
that wake-up shower. It's located on a long
stretch of quiet beach on the small bay. It's
also part of the reef restoration project (see
the boxed text, p269).
Pondok Sari (; bungalows US$35-150;
Getting There & Away
Pemuteran is served by any of the buses and
bemo on the Gilimanuk-Lovina run. Labuhan
Lalang (p283) and Taman Nasional Bali Barat
are 12km west.
92337;; r US$38-
) There are pleasant bungalows here,
on the small bay, with traditional rooms and
lovely flower-filled open-air bathrooms. The
restaurant features Western and Indo classics.
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