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AlamBatu embodies the typical Balinese blend of tasteful luxury and tranquillity. With a maximum of 30 guests, this resort is designed to feel like home away from home for passionate divers. An abundance of macro life on the house reef and close proximity to Tulamben's famous dive sites, make this resort an ideal retreat for beginners, more experienced divers and photographers alike.
AlamBatu is a small, guest-centred dive resort, set against the backdrop of Mount Agung on the north-eastern coast of Bali. The resort sits in a peaceful bay defined by black, rocky outcrops at either end - which give the resort its name - and was carefully selected by owner Doris VierKötter as the ideal location for alamBatu. It is built in classic Balinese style and surrounded by tropical gardens which are home to an abundance of native wildlife and fresh fruits. Many of the staff have worked at alamBatu since its inception in 2004, and with a maximum of 30 guests, this resort offers a uniquely personal feel.
AlamBatu’s location means the Liberty Wreck and Tulamben’s other famous dive sites such as ‘Drop Off’, ‘Ulami’ and ‘Coral Garden’ are all just a 15-minute boat ride. Also boasting an impressive 800-meter house reef, alamBatu offers both great biodiversity and fantastic dive conditions, suiting both beginners and more experienced divers and photographers. The resorts dive base is modern, spacious, and caters to all needs with its camera room, PADI instructors, full equipment rental and nitrox.
Built in typical Balinese style with a modern twist, providing ample space and light. The alang-alang thatched roofs enable these suites to blend harmoniously into their island landscape setting and surrounding gardens provide plenty of privacy. Guests can make the most of the day's warmth by relaxing on the terrace lounger and even reconnect with nature by sleeping outside. The bathroom, which sits at the back of the bungalow, has a roofed wc and washbasin but offers a wonderful open-air shower.
Built from native timber and bamboo and finished with beautiful wooden furnishing, the fan bungalows contribute to a truly authentic island experience. This accommodation is raised from the ground in typical Indonesian fashion, and their roof structure opens towards the sea, ensuring a good air exchange throughout. The terrace provides sea views, a comfortable sun lounger and the option for guests to sleep outside. Like the aircon bungalows, the bathrooms are partly roofed with an open-air shower area.
The resorts only single bungalow which sits beside the pool and gives guests easy access to the dive base, restaurant, cafe and lounge. This bungalow is thatched, includes air-conditioning and is completed with similar furnishing to that in the double bungalows. The bathroom is partially roofed with an open-air shower and the terrace overlooks the pool. This is the perfect option for guests travelling alone.
These luxurious villas sit in a separate section of the resort, above the garden and are an ideal option for families or guest who like to escape to a place free from disturbances. The villas are air-conditioned, include a beautiful private pool right on their doorstep and offer the option for meals to be served at the villas themselves. Villa Ayam I can accommodate 4 guests, while villa Ayam II can accommodate 2. They can be rented together or separately.
AlamBatu’s cheapest option when it comes to accommodation. It offers ample space for two people, with air-conditioning and beautiful bamboo roof structure and stone finishings. It is located close behind the resort’s dive base, meaning it has no sea view, but making it the perfect choice for guests who plan on spending most of their time underwater.
At the heart of alamBatu towards the north end of the the bay, guests will find the office, restaurant, dive centre and terraces. The restaurant is both modest and sophisticated with rich wooden furnishings, creating the ideal atmosphere for guests to swap stories, play games, read a book or sip a coffee. Weather permitting, dinner is served under the stars on the terrace and comprises a mix of traditional Indonesian, Thai and Western dishes. Regular BBQs and Indonesian buffets are held here and there is also a cosy lounge corner where guests can enjoy a relaxing sundowner in front of an ocean backdrop.
The beautiful overflow pool surrounded by palm trees and massage huts is at the centre of the resort, and provides the focal point of the resort - and an impressive ocean view! Alang-alang thatched bungalows sweep behind the pool area, hidden behind luscious gardens rich in wildlife and fresh fruits that are used to enhance the menu. AlamBatu's on-site spa sits beneath the temple which guards the lands and serves a range of treatments in line with Hindu traditions. Massages, body wraps, body scrubs and flower baths are all offered using raw and natural ingredients. For the more adventurous, alamBatu offers a range of half day or full day tours around Bali’s authentic northern region. These include visiting waterfalls, hot springs and temples as well as river rafting. Multi-day Jeep tours are also available on request.
AlamBatu is a haven for both beginner divers and the more experienced, with dive guides well versed in spotting the incredible macro life that has made this coastline so famous. The dive base includes full equipment rental if needed, a classroom, nitrox 32% and a camera room for post-dive editing. The resort’s fantastic location means that all of alamBatu’s dive sites are less than a 20 minute ride on one of their fast boats, and guests can join up to 6 boat dives a day. Each site provides a slightly different diving experience including reef, muck and wreck diving. A full range of PADI courses, from Open Water to Divemaster, are available at the dive base. Guests undertaking courses are free to make the most of the resort’s training room, modern equipment and perfect practice dive sites to ensure they get the most out of their certification.
The 800-meter house reef lies largely untouched and boasts an array of soft corals, black corals, table corals and gorgonians. The reef is home to beautiful schools of fish including juvenile barracuda and snappers, as well as reef sharks, seahorses, harlequin shrimps and much more. Pilot whales, dolphins and ocean sunfish are also occasionally spotted passing by. Night diving and fluo-diving are offered on the house reef. Guests are equipped with blue lights and special mask filters, which help to illuminate the many fluorescent creatures and colours within the darkness - a truly unforgettable experience. Guests are also welcome to enjoy the reef from the surface while snorkelling.