Just a few kilometres beyond Padangbai is the well-established village of Candidasa. This peaceful area attracts a mix of different tourists, all drawn by the relaxed atmosphere, choice of accommodation and access to some fascinating cultural sites. For divers the main attraction is the amazing diving to be found just offshore, as well as around the islands of Lembongan and Nusa Penida - all just a boat ride away for guests staying at the beautiful Lotus Bungalows.

LOTUS BUNGALOWS HIGHLIGHTS
  • A beautiful resort set amongst peaceful gardens and coconut palms, right by the sea
  • Professionally-managed dive centre, run by Gangga Divers
  • Perfectly located to explore the east coast, as well as amazing dive sites at Lembongan and Nusa Penida
  • Surrounded by important temples and fascinating Bali Aga traditional villages
Ideal For
SINGLES
COUPLES
FAMILIES
GROUPS
Overview

The Lotus Bungalows are located on the seaward side of the main road running along the coast at Candidasa, nestled amid coconut trees in a shady garden at the edge of the sea. The resorts buildings are a mix of traditional Balinese-style rooms, open-sided ‘bales’ and beautiful bamboo structures that remain cool throughout the day. The resort has a great restaurant, a stunning infinity pool and professional dive centre run by Gangga Divers. The resort’s location in Candidasa means dive sites along the coast, as well as those on the offshore islands, are just a boat ride away, giving divers easy access to some of the best sites in Bali.

As well as its great location for diving, the resort is perfectly positioned for exploring East Bali. Close by is the traditional Bali Aga village of Tenganan - home to pre-Hindu Balinese who have lived in the area for hundreds of years - whilst the beautiful Tirtagangga water gardens and Puri Agung palace are a short drive away. East and West along the coast from Candidasa are some great beaches, including a the well-known surf spot at Keramas back towards Sanur, farming villages up in the hills and many beautiful temples and cultural sites to explore.

Rooms

STANDARD ROOM

Like all of the rooms at Lotus Bungalows, the 6 standard rooms are set in beautiful garden and have an ensuite, open air bathroom, beautiful furnishings, mini bar, arisen and plenty of room. The rooms are available with twin or double beds.

SUPERIOR ROOM

Lotus Bungalows 14 superior rooms have all the comforts, space and tasteful furnishings of the standard rooms, along with a private veranda with a sea view. The superior rooms are available with twin or double beds and have enough space for an extra bed.

Resort Facilities

Lotus bungalows is part of the Lotus Hotel Group, well-known for their high-standards of service and dive safety. guests visiting any one of the their 5 properties in Indonesia and the Philippines can expect the same attention to details, great service and professionally run dive centres. As well as the pool, dive centre and beautiful restaurant, Lotus Bungalows has a yoga pavilion overlooking the sea, a spa offering amazing Balinese massage and treatments, baby sitter services for families and free wifi. The 14 superior and 6 standard rooms all have aircon, ensuite bathroom and elegant furnishings with a Balinese touch.

General Airport transfers Safe / deposit box Concierge Baggage storage 24-hour security Wifi
Food & Drink Restaurant Vegetarian options Other dietary requirements
Activities Water sports Snorkeling equipment
Outdoors Pool Sunset terrace
Health & Wellness Yoga facilities Spa
Services Laundry services Room service Baby sitting
Dive Centre Facilities

Like all the Lotus Hotel group properties, Lotus Bungalow’s dive centre is managed by Gangga Divers - a well-established dive company with a strong reputation for safety and high standards of service. The staff at the centre are committed to giving their guests a memorable diving and cultural experience whilst in Bali. The dive centre has plenty of space for students to study, well-maintained rental equipment and free 32% nitrox for all certified guests. The dive centre’s boats are all equipped with 4-stroke engines - a more fuel-efficient and less polluting option that older 2-stroke engines.

While the guests relax in the infinity pool by the sea, dive students are trained in a dedicated pool in the resort grounds. The dive centre staff are qualified to teach everything from Discover Scuba and Bubble Maker courses, to Poseidon Rebreather and TEC 60 courses.

Dive centre Nitrox Teaching room Teaching pool Rebreather support Tec diving support Night diving
Equipment Equipment rental Computer rental DIN adaptors Equipment storage Camera wash tanks

CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES


Conservation at Lotus Bungalows

The guest rooms at the resort have aircon, but the rest of the resort is cooled by fans or natural sea breezes. Lotus Bungalows uses energy-efficient light bulbs whenever possible, recycles paper and is actively involved in a number of social programmes and a supporter of Project Aware.

Sustainability

MARINE

Lotus Bungalows employs responsible dive and snorkel guidelines for and participates in mooring programmes. The resort is an active supporter of Project Aware and also support an NGO in Raja Ampat that is involved in whale species research.

SOCIAL

The resort's staff is almost entirely from the local area. Lotus Bungalows supports a number of local initiatives and is currently collecting money for people displaced by the recent activity of Mt Agung.

Tailored for you
FEATURED PACKAGES

Enjoy 9 days, 8 nights of diving, relaxation and exploration, staying in a shared standard room at the beautiful Lotus Bungalows. This package includes 10 boat dives on the coastal sites and at Lembongan and Nusa Penida. Upgrades to a superior room and meal packages are available - please let us know your preferences when making a booking.

  • Accommodation in standard room, sharing
  • 10 boat dives
  • Welcome drink
  • Buffet breakfast
  • 1x free pizza & soft drink for lunch or dinner
  • 1x massage
  • Lunch and snacks on boat on dive days
  • Free 32% nitrox for certified divers
  • Course material and certification, if doing a course
  • Equipment rental, when doing a course
  • Equipment rental, unless doing a course
  • Transfers to resort and back if staying less than 8 nights

Ultimate Lotus Dive

at Lotus Bungalows

Dive in and explore east Bali and its amazing diving

Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Starts At US$889
Diving
More options
STANDARD PACKAGES

Dive the best of Bali and the Gilis in one trip

Duration
10 Days
9 Nights
Starts At US$1150

The ultimate combination!  5 nights at the Lotus Bungalows in Candidasa, and 4 nights at Villa Almarik on Gili Trawangan, including  a total of 12 dives and accommodation in a shared standard room. Upgrades to a superior room at both resorts and meal packages are available - please let us know your preferences when making a booking.

  • 8 dives at Lotus bungalows, 4 dives at Villa Almarik
  • Transfer between resorts
  • Welcome drinks
  • Breakfast at both resorts
  • Afternoon tea at Villa Almarik
  • 1x massage at Lotus
  • 1x massage at Villa Almarik
  • Free nitrox for certified divers
  • Snacks and lunch on boat during dive days from Lotus Bungalows
  • Equipment rental
  • Transfers to airport
  • Lunch and dinner
Diving

Get a taste of the fantasic diving on offer in east Bali

Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Starts At US$562

6 days, 5 nights staying in a shared standard room at the beautiful Lotus Bungalows - giving you plenty of time to dive, and relax. This package includes 6 boat dives on the coastal sites and at Lembongan and Nusa Penida. Upgrades to a superior room and meal packages are available - please let us know your preferences when making a booking.

  • Accommodation in standard room, sharing
  • 6 boat dives
  • Welcome drink
  • Buffet breakfast
  • 1x free pizza & soft drink for lunch or dinner
  • 1x massage
  • Lunch and snacks on boat on dive days
  • Free 32% nitrox for certified divers
  • Course material and certification, if doing a course
  • Equipment rental, when doing a course
  • Equipment rental, unless doing a course
  • Transfers to resort and back

Diving