The three, single-storey Garden Rooms provide modern, bright and well equipped interiors flanked by alfresco terraces furnished with tables and chairs. A double bed, teakwood furniture, and local artwork colour-coordinated with cushions and bed-runners gives each room a distinctive touch to create an atmosphere of comfort and privacy. Each semi-open-air bathroom is bordered by indigenous white stone walls for privacy, and fitted with an overhead rainshower. Room Size: 21 m2, Free WiFi
Resting in a prime position beside the beach, the Beachfront Bungalow has its own private swimming pool including a private sunbathing area, directly accessible from the terrace, which is shaded by a roof and furnished with rattan seating. Guests can enjoy fabulous views, while early risers will be rewarded with spectacular sunrises. The Beachfront Bungalow impresses visitors with the bright, spacious design of its living & sleeping area, which is furnished with a king-size bed, wardrobes and a dressing table; the room incorporates a bay window with a built-in daybed, which is perfect for reading and relaxing, or can serve as a bed for a 3rd person (at extra cost). The semi-open-air bathroom, bordered by indigenous white stone walls for privacy, is fitted with an overhead rainshower.
Shaded by tall palm trees, all five of our Garden Bungalows offer lovely views from the beds and the terraces. The rooms are spacious, light and modern, with comfortable teakwood furnishings and eye-catching artwork, harmoniously colour-coordinated with cushions and bed-runners. Each of the Garden Bungalows features a spacious living & sleeping area, an ensuite bathroom, and a generously-sized, palm-shaded terrace equipped with a table, chairs and two sunloungers. Furnished with a king-size bed, wardrobes and a dressing table, the room incorporates a bay window with a built-in daybed, which is perfect for reading and relaxing, or can serve as a bed for a 3rd person (at extra cost). Each semi-open-air bathroom, bordered by indigenous white stone walls for privacy, is fitted with an overhead rainshower. Room Size: 42 m2 Free WiFi is available in all rooms.
The Beachfront Room with Pool is located absolutely beachfront on the ground floor of the only two-storey building at the Resort, and features its own private swimming pool and sunbathing area with direct access from its generously-sized terrace. The terrace is furnished with high quality rattan seating, offering the ideal spot to enjoy a magnificent view across the bay, and spectacular sunrises. The modern interior features a spacious living & sleeping area, furnished with a king-size bed, wardrobes and a dressing table, as well as a bay window with a built-in daybed, which is perfect for reading and relaxing, or can serve as a bed for a child (at extra cost). Distinguished with a view of the sea, the semi-open-air bathroom is bordered by indigenous white stone walls for privacy, and is fitted with an overhead rainshower with a handheld option. Room Size: 50 m2,
The Beachview Deluxe Room sits on the upper floor of the only two-storey building at the Resort, and is perfect for a small family as it can accommodate three guests in two separate bedrooms. The master bedroom offers a fabulous vista of the sea and sunrise views from the lazy comfort of its king-size bed, while the small bedroom has garden and mountain views and is furnished with a single bed. A semi-open-air ensuite bathroom serves both bedrooms, and is fitted with an overhead rainshower.
The clear tranquil waters around Amed, combined with an amazing diversity of marine life, sets the scene for some of the best diving in Bali. There are numerous dive schools in the area, and some wonderful dive sites, suitable for all levels from newcomers to experienced professionals.
Bali’s most famous diving site is around the wreck of ‘The Liberty’ at Tulamben (21km or 40 minutes’ drive from Palm Garden Amed Resort). This US navy cargo ship was crossing the Lombok Strait in January 1942 when it was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship was towed to Bali and beached. Shockwaves from the 1963 eruption of Bali’s highest volcano, Gunung Agung, broke it in half and pushed it 40 - 50 metres offshore to its present location. The wreck is only 30 metres below the surface at the deepest point, and is habitat to numerous underwater species.
The beaches and small coves in the Amed area are characterised by dark volcanic sand, pebbles and rocks, but the area is safe for swimming and fabulous for snorkelling. There is a small Japanese shipwreck just off the beach in Lipah Bay near the village of Banyuning, which lies at a depth of 6 to 12 metres, surrounded by a gorgeous coral garden. A short, easy swim from the shore, the wreck is marked by a buoy.
During your stay with us, you should take advantage of the well-known dive schools (PADI certified) in the immediate vicinity of our Resort, offering scuba diving courses and trips to marvellous coral reefs and fascinating underwater places. Many of the dive schools offer multilingual service and are just a few minutes away by boat or car.
At Palm Garden Amed Resort & Spa, we are blessed with coral reefs directly in front of our property, where you can experience some unforgettable snorkelling adventures.
Crossing the Lombok Strait from Amed to the Gili Islands only takes 45-minutes, making this the shortest and fastest route. A number of fast boat companies operate from Amed, and there are several crossings per day.
Enjoy an up-close and personal experience of Bali. PALM GARDEN AMED RESORT is an ideal base from which to take day-trips and half-day-trips to witness Bali’s authentic culture and history first-hand.
Choose from a wide variety of activities including:
The inland town of Ubud (77km from Palm Garden Amed) has long been recognised as Bali’s cultural hub, home to a small treasure trove of art museums and galleries, featuring traditional and modern artwork including paintings, ceramics, carvings, sculpture, batik, weaving and photography. It is also the seat of the Sukawati Royal Family; the palace is centrally located and open to the public. In the neighbouring villages, you can watch the island’s most accomplished painters, stonemasons, woodcarvers, mask makers and silversmiths at work. Ubud is a great place for shopping: classic, contemporary and abstract paintings, plus a massive range of crafts including gold and silver jewellery, woodcarvings, fabrics, clothing, pottery, batik, paintings, metalwork and antiques can all be found in the town’s numerous galleries and shops. The market sells handicrafts, garments, spices and foods, and Ubud even has its own sacred Monkey Forest. The town is surrounded by most of the attributes that entice people to this exceptionally beautiful island: traditional art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, emerald rice terraces, vertical river gorges, coconut palms and lush jungle.
In the 1960s, before electricity reached Bali, a space satellite reported the observation of a blue beam emanating from Earth; the precise location was plotted and the source was confirmed as the directional temple of Pura Lempuyang Luhur, which is one of Bali’s oldest and most highly regarded temples. The main temple rests on top of the Belibis Hill, northeast of Mount Agung. At 1,175m above sea level, it is reachable via a stairway of 1700 steps, which wind through the forest with attractions along the way including other temples and hordes of grey long-tailed macaques that inhabit the surrounding cool mountain forests. The intense spiritual energy of this place is extraordinary. The temple is located 13km or 30 minutes’ drive from Palm Garden Amed Resort.
Seraya is a sleepy market village perched on the cliffs above the rocky coast, with sweeping views and a welcoming community. Seraya is believed to be the first village in Bali to weave the sacred black and white chequered ‘Poleng’ cloth that you will see all over Bali, draped around trees and statues, and worn at ceremonies. The weaving industry has recently been revived here, the villagers grow natural dye plants such as morinda and indigo around the perimeters of their fields and you can watch the women weaving the traditional Seraya textiles. The village is surrounded by rich green rice terraces and aromatic coffee, ginger, vanilla and clove plantations, with astonishing views across to Mt Agung, Bali’s highest volcano with the bright blue sea and the distant outline of Lombok on the horizon.
The complex of bathing pools known as Tirta Gangga (21 kilometres or 45 minutes’ drive from Palm Garden Amed Resort), was built by the water-loving Anak Agung Anglurah, the last Raja of Karangasem, who also built the grand water palace of Taman Ujung. Tirta Gangga means ‘Water of the Ganges’ and this exotic, holy water temple rests on the site of a sacred spring emerging from under a banyan tree on the slopes leading up to Mount Agung. The fabled maze of spine-tinglingy cold water pools and basins, spouts, tiered pagoda fountains, moss encrusted statues, stone carvings and lush gardens, is a serene and mellow place, showcasing a blend of Chinese and Balinese architectural styles. The neighbouring rice terrace scenery is nothing less than spectacular.
Puri Agung Karangasem in the centre of Amlapura was built in the 19th Century by Anak Agung Gede Jelantik, the first king of Karangasem Kingdom. This old palace complex presents a fusion of European and Asian architectural styles and features courtyards and pavilions, including the Bale Kambang, which appears to float upon a pool, and was used by the royal family for entertainment and relaxation.
The promise of floating pavilions, lotus ponds, fluted columns, intricately carved balustrades, and gateways leading to nowhere, will lure you to the grand water palace of Taman Ujung (26km from Palm Garden Amed). This intriguing, romantic complex of pools is linked by bridges, archways, and a shaded avenue of mango and frangipani trees.
At 3014 metres high, Gunung (Mt) Agung is Bali’s tallest and holiest mountain, its resplendent summit dominating much of the island. It is not surprising, therefore, that it is the dwelling place of the gods, with Pura Besakih, the island’s largest and most important Hindu temple, located on its slopes. During the dry season, physically fit hikers can trek up to the top in 3 – 6 hours depending upon the start point.
Whitewater rafting takes place on the Telaga Waja River, and begins in the foothills of Mount Agung offering spectacular views, narrow gorges and cascading waterfalls. This 12km river trip, which takes about two hours to complete will thrill the whole family.
As the sun rises from behind the mighty Mt Agung, the misty lower slopes of the volcano buzz with vibrant activity. Within a myriad of thatched pagoda roofs above quilted terraces of rice, hundreds of devout Balinese Hindus in ceremonial dress solemnly ascend a giant stairway to pay homage to the gods. The air is thick with the scent of burning incense and the sound of the gamelan, as the white clad priests symbolically sever their connection with the everyday world and invite the gods to “come down and join us”. Outside the confines of the temple complex is a plethora of souvenir and food stalls where hawkers and guides ‘Guardians of the Temple’ are preparing for the daily influx of visitors. Known as the Mother Temple, Pura Besakih is Bali’s largest and most important temple complex, comprising at least 86 temples that include the main Pura Penataran Agung (the Great Temple of State) and 18 others situated on the slopes of the holy mountain and surrounded by breathtaking scenery.
Close to Candidasa and 43km from Palm Garden Amed, Tenganan Village is where the original inhabitants of Bali live and practice a well-preserved ancient pre-Majapahit Balinese culture. The village is famous for its textile traditions, and you can watch the women weaving their double-ikat cloth. The villagers are also skilled basket-makers; their homes serve as shops and workshops where you can buy handicrafts. Be sure to visit the wild honeybee-keeper at his home at the top end of the village.