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- Stunning tropical setting with peaceful gardens and palms, right by the sea
- Professionally-managed dive centre offering rec and tec courses, modern facilities, training pool, and custom dive boats
- Thrilling day trips to Bali’s best dive sites and above-water cultural attractions
- Outstanding wellness offerings with an on-site day spa, yoga pavilion, and options for health-focused fine dining
Located in the scenic and well-established village of Candidasa, Lotus Bungalows is the perfect setting for guests hoping to combine a fantastic Balinese holiday experience with world-class diving. Whether you’re taking your first breaths underwater, embarking on adventurous tec dives, or leisure diving in Bali’s stunning biodiverse waters, prepare to be impressed by this resort’s fantastic scuba services. Back on land, the outstanding amenities continue with fine dining, spa therapies, a yoga pavilion, and a stunning infinity pool complex – all set to the backdrop of Mount Agung.
About Lotus Bungalows
Part of the prestigious five-star Lotus Hotel Group, Lotus Bungalows is setting a whole new standard for guest services and tranquil getaways in Bali. The resort is nestled amid coconut trees in a shady garden at the edge of the sea, offering a serene escape from the stresses of everyday life. And, all of the bungalows and buildings on-site feature a blend of traditional Balinese design and modern architecture with open-air floor plans, bamboo accents, and thatched roofs, blending seamlessly into the surrounding nature. Treat yourself to soothing spa services, yoga, and long days of relaxation at the resort’s infinity pool, or take the plunge in some of Bali’s best sites with one of the region’s most professional dive operations.
This resort was designed by divers for divers, and it shows. Every skill level from beginner to pro is supported here, and state of the art facilities for underwater photographers and tec divers only sweeten the deal. Lotus Bungalows isn’t just perfectly positioned for diving, the resort’s location is also ideal for exploring East Bali. Spend a day visiting nearby sites like the beautiful Tirtagangga water gardens and Puri Agung palace, soak up some sun at Bali’s best beaches - some just a few minutes away by car, or hit the waves at well-known surf spots like Keramas.
Explore the resort
This stunning tropical retreat boasts a spacious pool surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens, as well as a full service spa and yoga pavilion, perfect for divers who want to combine their underwater adventure with wellness and relaxation. Each guest room offers total privacy and seclusion, plus rustic-chic traditional design elements and elegant furnishings with a Balinese touch. The entire resort is perched on a lovely white sand beach, offering dramatic views of Mount Agung, Bali’s beautiful rolling green hills, and the sparkling turquoise sea below.
Each day at Lotus Bungalows begins with a delicious breakfast in the resort’s lovely open air restaurant. Here, guests can enjoy a wide variety of Mediterranean and Indonesian dishes prepared with the freshest local seafood and tropical produce. After dark, the space transforms, becoming a hub for social guests and an ideal place for a relaxing sundowner cocktail. Visitors here can make the most of their time in the region with full-service diving around Gili Tepekong, Tulamben, Padang Bai and Nusa Penida. Plus, exciting day trips to some of Bali’s most impressive local attractions with temple tours, trekking, and white water rafting opportunities nearby.
Diving from Lotus Bungalows
Lotus Bungalows’ partner dive centre Gangga Divers is one of Bali’s best-established, with a strong reputation for safety and high standards of service. Their passionate and professional team of divemasters and instructors offers a wide variety of PADI courses, as well as tec and CCR for advanced and adventurous guests. The shop itself boasts plenty of space for students to study, perfectly maintained rental gear, facilities for personal equipment care, and free nitrox for qualified divers. Courses are conducted using the resort’s designated training pool, and all diving is done from spacious custom speedboats.
From Lotus Bungalows, many of Bali’s very best dive sites are just a short boat ride away. Guests can take the plunge on rich coral reefs around Amuk Bay and Padang Bai, search for some of the region’s coolest macro critters at Tulamben, or take on fast-paced currents known for encounters with megafauna like manta rays at Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. No matter where you decide to take the plunge, you’ll feel perfectly looked after underwater with small group sizes, expert local spotters, and hands-on assistance during your day at sea.
- This is the first Poseidon Rebreather centre in Bali, ideal for beginning your CCR adventure.
- Plan a trip to Pasir Putih or Virgin Beach, known for its lovely white sand and crystal clear water.
- Trekking, rafting, and temple tours can all be easily arranged by the resort’s team of local travel experts!
- Take an afternoon off from diving to enjoy a soothing poolside massage or restorative yoga session.
The guest rooms at this resort have air conditioning, but the rest of the structures on-site are cooled by fans or natural sea breezes. Guests are also encouraged to switch off all electronics while not in use. Lotus Bungalows uses energy-efficient light bulbs whenever possible, recycles paper, composts organic waste, and is actively involved in a number of social programmes to promote sustainable tourism in Bali. Their partner dive centre, Gangga Divers is also a supporter of Project Aware.
Diving in Padangbai and Candidasa
Schooling reef fish
Cryptic ScorpionfishJuly - November
Plentiful reef life
Mola molaJuly - October
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, Tec 40+, CCR