If you have been searching and searching for where to stay in Amed and just haven’t been able to navigate the deep waters of villas, hostels, resorts, hotels and guesthouses, have no fear.. I am here to help.
Amed still remains pretty untouched by tourists, making it one of the most peaceful spots on the island. Ideal for those wanting to experience the ‘real Bali’, you can see locals going about their daily life, visiting the temples and having grand ceremonies. A real hotspot for divers and snorkelling, Amed is – in my opinion – one of the must-visit places in Bali.
Take a look at this breakdown of Amed neighbourhoods and see what each one offers.
Jl. I Ketut Natih – A Great Neighbourhood for Everyone
Jl. I Ketut Natih is one of the main streets in Amed that leads from the heart of the town to the ocean shore. Dotted with restaurants, local warungs, mini-markets and amenities, you can easily find anything you need in just a short drive.
For the adventurous among us, there are dive centres, companies offering adventure tours and trekking routes! And for those – like me – who just like to laze around in the sun and take wandering strolls, you can find cute cafes, spas, and beachfront bars where all you need to do is relax..
If you are travelling with a mix of thrill-seekers and lazy bones, then this is one of the best Amed areas to base your getaway.
Beachfront Paradise Home in Jl. I Ketut Natih – Pantai Rumah
Right on the beachfront, Pantai Rumah is the beachhouse of your dreams. Homey, comfortable and tropical, you can enjoy spending quality time with your loved ones in this cosy accommodation. Overlooking ocean views, I recommend you spend long evenings watching beautiful sunsets over delicious feasts on the terrace.
Oceanview Romantic Getaway for Couples in Jl. I Ketut Natih – Seamount Hotel Amed
Seamount Hotel Amed is overlooked by towering hills and sits in front of the ocean. If you are looking for a romantic getaway with your loved one where you can enjoy oceanfront meals and stunning sunsets, away from the busy crowds, this is the perfect place for you. Centered around a shared swimming pool with a spacious deck, soak up the sun and enjoy the scenic surroundings.
Steps from the Beach, Simple Hostel in Jl. I Ketut Natih – Pacha Hostel
This is a great and simple hostel for the traveller hoping for a real Bali experience. Just steps from the beach, you can enjoy snorkelling and diving, and exploring the town with a comfortable bed to return to. Cared for by a friendly Balinese family, learn all about the culture and island from the locals. You are ensured a memorable stay, and life-long friends!
Things To Do In Jl. I Ketut Natih –
- Visit the Wayan Se Art Gallery to see beautiful traditional Balinese artworks, and sip on a cup of Bali coffee
- Take diving lessons from one of the prominent well-known schools in the area
- Visit the local temple to learn more about the Balinese culture and religious beliefs
- Spend long days soaking in the sun on the black sand and playing in the ocean
- Sample some local delicacies in the nearby warungs
- Go on an adventurous tour trekking the mountainside and capturing stunning views
Jemeluk – Ideal for the Beginner Diver
If you are eager to get into diving, and would like to start from the beginning, Jemeluk is the place to go. Thanks to a light current, it is a great spot to dip your toes into the diving world. Also very well-known for unbelievable snorkelling right off the beach, you can sink into the underwater world of the ocean with ease.
Surrounded by restaurants overlooking the beach, enjoy incredible tropical sunsets over a delicious meal with your family and friends. Just walking distance to amenities and mini-markets, everything you need is closeby. Jemeluk is one of the best Amed neighbourhoods for a beachfront getaway.
Luscious Jungle Villa in Jemeluk – Villa Bukit Malas 1
Encompassed in luscious tropical greenery, Villa Bukit Malas 1 is a hidden gem just steps from the beach. Filled with cosy furnishings, the villa will quickly feel like home, where you can truly relax and unwind from your daily worries. Spend quality time with your family in this island home – sunning around the pool, dining on delicious home cooked meals, and watching beautiful sunsets in the horizon. Definitely one of the best places to stay in Amed!
Zen Tropical Bungalows in Jemeluk – Ocean Prana
A collection of quaint private bungalows, Ocean Prana is a peaceful, relaxing getaway. Surrounded by tropical greenery, it is the perfect place to unwind. Spend time with your travelling buddies around the huge 25m swimming pool, or take diving lessons from one of the professional instructors. With on-site yoga sessions, you will come away from a stay here amazingly zen.
Just 200m from the Beach in Jemeluk – Sahera Dive Resort
Sahera Dive Resort overlooks stunning natural views of the surrounding rolling mountains and tropical scenery. Just 200m from the beach, this resort isn’t only great for divers – families, solo travellers and groups of friends are all able to enjoy the cosy bedrooms, sunny shared swimming pool and on-site restaurant. Only a short walk from the centre of town, everything is at your fingertips!
Things To Do In Jemeluk –
- Take diving lessons from one of the many professionals in the area
- As soon as you are confident, dive the shipwreck of a sunken Japanese fishing boat
- Dine along the beachfront as the sunsets for a magical, memorable meal
- Explore the local warungs for tasty traditional snacks and treats
- Enjoy a calming yoga lesson as Ocean Prana
- Learn how to paddle board and enjoy floating across the ocean
Jl. Kubu – An Area with Everything!
Another of the main streets running through the centre of Amed to the beach, Jl. Kubu is filled with small restaurants, shops and local warungs where you can pick up cold drinks, snacks and taste some Indonesian cuisine. Heading away from Amed Beach towards Tulamben, you can easily explore the neighbouring Amed areas from this central location.
No matter which type of accommodation you choose, you will never be far from amenities and the beach. Definitely one of the best things about island living!
Oceanfront Modern Bungalow Resort in Jl. Kubu – Hi Blue Bali Melasti Resort
Mixing modern with traditional Balinese style, Hi Blue Bali Melasti Resort is a beautiful and serene setting where you can unwind. Whether it’s just you and your significant other, or a group of friends, enjoy your own private bungalow, the large shared swimming pool and spacious terrace facing out over the ocean. With an on-site restaurant and bar, you won’t need to travel far for a delicious meal.
Traditional Balinese-style Private Villa in Jl. Kubu – Villa Alon
Cared for by a team of local Balinese, Villa Alon is a traditional Balinese-style villa with ornate stone carvings, wooden furnishings and breezy open-plan living areas. Surrounded by luscious greenery, this is a paradise setting for a relaxing getaway with your family and friends. Lounge on the comfortable couches, and bask in a tropical breeze that blows through from the gardens. With a mini plunge pool, you can cool off from the island heat in privacy.
A Peaceful Hotel Just Moment’s from the Beach in Jl. Kubu – Dive Center
Within a hotel environment, this large bedroom is the ideal getaway for a pro or novice diver with an on-site dive center. Perfect for a diving retreat, you can stay just steps from the school to avoid any hassle. Only 2 minutes from the beach, even the non-divers can enjoy this great accommodation to unwind and escape the crowds. Featuring a large shared swimming pool, bask in the island sun whilst your partner explores under the ocean.
Things To Do In Jl. Kubu –
- Explore under the ocean on diving expeditions or snorkelling trips with the professional tour guides
- Tuck into some delicious Indonesian cuisine at one of the local warungs
- Take a sunset walk along the beach
- Dive to the shipwreck in Tulamben
- Spend a lazy day soaking up the sun on the beachfront
- Dine at sunset on in one of the beachside restaurants
- Meet the friendly locals to learn more about Balinese culture
And, there you go! A list of the best places to stay in Amed, with some tips of what to do and where to do it!
Although it tends to appeal more to those who are interested in diving and snorkelling, there is still so much to do on-land. Explore the vast countrysides and rolling mountains on intense hikes, or even climb Mount Agung!
Being on the more chill side on the scale, I would love to take a trip here to get away from the bustling crowds of the South and enjoy some real island village time. You can catch me at Villa Bukit Malas 1 very soon! Even the name appeals to me, malas means lazy!
Featured image: Villa Bukit Malas 1