After checking out of Club Med Bali, we made our way from Nusa Dua, the southern tip of Bali to Amed, a coastal region east of Bali which is a haunt for divers. It was a three-hour drive, where we passed by Candi Dasa, another coastal strip, several villages and many rice terraces. The picture below was adapted from Thinglink.com.
We finally made it to Amed after a butt-numbing ride and stayed at Geria Giri Shanti Bungalows, which was awarded Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2014 and 2015. The owners, Liselotte and David, also own Adventure Divers Bali, a fully licensed and accredited dive center based at the bungalows.
The fan-cooled bungalows with attached bathrooms are located in a lush tropical garden with a choice of double or twin beds. Breakfast is included and free Wifi service is available in communal areas. During high season, between 15 June and 30 September, as well as 20 December to 5 January, it costs USD$30 per night. For the rest of the year, it costs only USD$25!
We were offered a welcome drink while friendly Nyoman, a staff at Geria Giri Shanti, introduced Amed to us and recommended several restaurants to us, which we patronised during our stay.