Indonesia is greatly known for its diving sites, and you better not skip Tulamben. Located on the north-eastern coast of Bali, the small fishing village of Tulamben is known for its US cargo ship Liberty wreck. The attraction paved the way for the village to become a diving spot. However, no diving can start without the best place to stay where you can re-energize. Here are our top picks!
Bali Dive Resort and Spa is highly recommended by visitors. They’ve all come up with one word to describe the place: “Beautiful!”. It truly is beautiful as every corner is well-designed. Wake up every day to the view and sounds of the beach right in front of you.
With only 28 rooms, this small resort shouldn’t be underestimated as their facilities and services can definitely beat the huge ones. They have a well-maintained swimming pool, knowledgeable, professional diving instructors, a restaurant serving the tastiest dishes, and a staff that’s always ready to help you.
You won’t mind spending extra in Siddhartha Ocean Front Resort & Spa, where the ocean is right in front of you, inviting you to swim and try snorkeling. From the resort, you can reach the diving starting points in Amed after a 30-minute drive.
After a day outside surely packed with activities that require physical energy, head back to the resort to try their relaxing Balinese massage. From the spa, you’ll surely go back to your bungalow ready for a deep sleep with the waves of the ocean as your lullaby.
Pondok Mimpi Tulamben will make sure your stay is all worth it. From here, you can reach the shipwreck diving spot after a 2-minute walk. Rooms are spacious with a balcony where you can clearly see the view of Mt. Agung volcano and the star-filled sky at night.
Staying in a villa with a pool and garden view is all possible even when you’re on a strict budget. In Akasa Villa Tulamben, experience both nature and luxury for an affordable price. Have a floating breakfast in the pool while watching the surrounding mountain and beach.
You can get to the beach in a minute from Akasa Villa. It is also a 15-minute drive away from Amed, your gateway to the amazing diving spots of Tulamben.
So here’s a top pick for those who want to do nothing in Tulamben but dive! Tulamben Wreck Divers Resort has diving professionals who can take you around the famous Liberty wreck. Beginners can also enjoy the offered diving lessons. Of course, the rooms in here are spacious and ready to make you feel at home after every dive. It is known for its excellent location and instructors who keep their students safe and well-trained.
Tulamben Wreck Divers Resort
Price: from 24 USD
Massage WiFi Restaurant Bottle of water Daily housekeeping Single-use miniature toiletry bottles (including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, moisturiser, hand soap) Internet services Water sport facilities (on site)
Backpackers need not worry about looking for affordable dormitories around Tulamben. Tulamben Backpacker is basically a hotel that also offers basic dorms good for huge groups or those who look for budget-friendly beds. If you’re having a break from all the diving and exploring, you can stay to enjoy their outdoor pool and restaurant. From here, you can reach to the different dive centers in the area in around 5 to 10 minutes of walking.
Couples out there can enjoy the sea view suites of Amed Beachfront Villa. Make your trip even sweeter as you witness the sunrise and sunset, plus the view of Mt. Agung which makes the entire scenery breathtaking. Rooms are furnished with antique Javanese furniture and offer complete amenities such as a fridge and water dispenser. There will be someone who’ll cook breakfast for you and a yoga teacher ready to get those muscles ready for a 90-minute session.
Amed Beachfront Villa
Price: from 52 USD
Number of Guests: 2
Here’s a perfect place for those who want to get out of the touristy areas of Tulamben. The bungalow serves all your basic needs with a kitchen and hot water, and is right in between the rice fields with the view of Mt. Agung.
The natural sights offered doesn’t stop at Mt. Agung. Right at the front and the back of the bungalow, you’ll see nothing but greenery and the small rivers. It’s also near the sea so when you come up to the terrace, you’ll probably can’t help but say “Wow!”. You can also get to know the locals living around the area who are mostly farming around the fields.
Price: from 52 USD
Number of Guests: 2
When are you going to Tulamben?
Don’t miss out Tulamben just because it’s near the main attractions of Bali. Choose among Tulamben’s cozy accommodations and you might discover a place that brings you closer to the waters and at the same time, keeps you comfortable all day. All you have to do is breathe in and out, and enjoy the adventure.
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