Are you looking for a piece of paradise where to drop your suitcases in order to relax for a few days in Amed and experience the breath-taking snorkelling and diving spots of the region? Look no further: Nalini Resort will fulfil your dreams!
This facility offers everything to delight its customers with an excellent value for money (starting from €49.4 per night for a Deluxe Room with Mountain View).
A quiet, charming and strategic setting
Situated in the South of the Amed area and a 15-minutes’ drive from Jemeluk, the resort is built along the beach and only a 100 meters away from the famous “Japanese Wreck”, one of the best snorkelling and diving spots of Bali.
The place is idyllic, very authentic and of absolute quietness (which is not the case everywhere in the region).
The perfectly maintained garden shelters a splendid infinity edge swimming pool with sight over the sea and deck chairs. There is even a bar in the water, which will soon be enliven with a television to broadcast major sporting events!
Before or after basking by the swimming pool, you will have the chance to discover the amazing seabed with the famous Japanese shipwreck by renting a snorkelling set (IDR 50,000 a day, around €3.1), get pampered at the spa overlooking the swimming pool (from IDR 150,000 for a 1 hour massage, around €9.3) or enjoy some exceptional cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant, The Boat Shed Restaurant, which adopted a few months ago a new Balinese chef (one of the only two chefs in Amed) who won his spurs in Europe.
Nalini Resort is a rather small accommodation with only 6 rooms (soon 8). Some overlooking the sea or the swimming pool, others overlooking the surrounding mountains.
Each of them gets its own terrace and theme (Tolek with lizards, Kura-Kura with turtles…) and comes with a neat and warm decoration consisting of wooden furniture that gives a real seaside atmosphere to the room.
We had the chance to stay in one of the two suites of the resort which have a terrace overlooking the Bali sea and Lombok, when the sky is clear.
The room is large and well equipped. Beyond the traditional equipment (air-conditioning, flat screen television, wardrobe closet, bedside cabinets with lamp, safe…), we appreciated the fan and the well-stocked mini-bar (beers, Coca-Cola and water). Thoughtful attentions: two water bottles are provided each day and beach towels are available in the wardrobe.
The exterior bathroom is simply breath-taking. It offers a magnificent sight on the surrounding mountains. Gigantic, it has been designed so two people can get ready simultaneously thanks to twin rain showers and vanity sinks. Soaps and towels are included. The room is spotless and cleaning is made on a daily basis.
Breakfast is served at the restaurant between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., facing the Bali sea, Lombok and the fishermen on their fully rigged sailing ships (when the wind allows them to take the sea).
There is an impressive variety of choices: American breakfast, “Healthy Power“, Continental, Indonesian, Spanish, Mexican… There is something for every taste.
All breakfasts we had were really good. Although some of them were much more copious (the American breakfast) than others (Spanish and Continental breakfasts for instance). We were a bit disappointed by the Continental breakfast since the menu suggested a choice between Eggs Benedict or Eggs Florentine and a fruit salad or a pancake, while in reality the eggs were replacing it. It was therefore not very copious. We recommend asking what is exactly included in each breakfast when ordering to avoid any problem.
What nights did we spend?
We slept very well in this resort. It was one of the most comfortable and voluptuous bed in which we had slept in Bali! Travellers sensitive to natural light will just make sure to bring an eye mask since the bathroom door is glazed; and those sensitive to air-conditioning noise will need to cool the room before going to bed. Special achievement: the neighbourhood seems free from any rooster or dog that barks at night!
We absolutely loved our stay here. The place feels like heaven with its swimming pool, the sight on the sea and the snorkelling spot only a few steps away. Quiet, it constitutes the perfect place to laze in Amed and, on top of it, the restaurant is exquisite! Dishes tasted at The Boat Shed Restaurant were not only presented like in gastronomic places, but were also among the best meals we ever had in Bali and for a very reasonable price.
We also greatly appreciated the “eco-friendly” positioning of the facility: bath towels changed on demand, straws made of aluminium, cloth napkins at the restaurant instead of paper ones.
Finally, the staff is always smiling and attentive, in particular Ari, the Indonesian manager, and Agusto, the head chef.