The island nation of Indonesia straddles the equator between the Indian and Pacific Oceans and lies at the heart of the ‘Coral Triangle’ - the epicentre of the world’s marine biodiversity. Nowhere on earth can visitors experience such a range of spectacular diving - from encounters with huge whale sharks and oceanic manta rays, to muck dives with beautiful Rhinopias and the exceedingly rare psychedelic frogfish.
Located in the well-established village of Candidasa, Lotus Bungalows is perfect for those looking for a fantastic holiday experience, as well as some great diving.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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