Santai Hotel Bali is located in a small Bali village called ‘Bunutan’ , Amed, Karangasem regency in eastern part of Bali. It is about 2.5 hours drive from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport and only 1 hour drive from Candidasa Bali.
Karangasem was once the most powerful Balinese Kingdom in Bali. Karangasem today is one of the regencies in Bali that has a lot to offer for tourism. It has stunning palm fringed beaches, diving and snorkeling site in Tulamben, authentic rural areas, terraced rice fields, jungle covered mountains and more. It’s truly a slice of heaven in the Eastern Bali.
Situated right on the beach facing Bali Sea, the 10 thatched roofed bungalows imitating traditional house from Celebes. Santai Hotel Bali is an ideal escape to indulge in the luxurious of sun in the tropic. Santai Hotel Bali posses direct access to the Beach and Bali Sea – it’s in fact only a few stroll away from the hotel gate door.
Simplicity is the key to the understated elegance of the rooms. Each bungalow and room is handsomely furnished with Indonesian ethnic furniture and fittings using man made products from local villages. The use of wood and bamboo material for the building brings the rustic feel traditional island living within Balinese ambience.
Each unit is equipped with king size foster bed and individually controlled air-conditioning (A/C), ‘open air’ style bathroom with shower lends an exotic feeling while providing all the needed amenities including hairdryer, spacious private veranda with comfortable bamboo lounge sofa and chair just right for having breakfast or taking an afternoon snooze.
For family, there is sleeping accommodation for up to four people, with either a large double or queen size four poster bed on the ground floor and a double or twin beds in the open plan mezzanine loft style room upstairs.
Santai Hotel Bali caters for the travelers’ need who wish to get away from it all and stay in ‘local’ high quality resort accommodation in Bali with great facilities and friendly service.
The bungalows, fishponds, restaurant, and 16-metre architect designed swimming pool are surrounded by matured, lush green gardens, full of the exotic fragrances of frangipani and flowers of the East. The remoteness atmosphere exudes total relaxation.
At Santai, guest can choose to do everything or nothing at all, from swimming in the resort pool, sitting on the beach while watching the local fishermen boats in a distance and witness the ocean gently lapping the shore or reading a book from our library under the shade of pergola in the garden or being active in the sun.
Santai Hotel Bali offers 2 (two) type of room: six Indonesian style bungalows (three Ocean View and three Garden View). The Ocean view bungalows are slightly larger than the Garden view bungalows.
The four single rooms unit are located in two buildings behind the bungalows. These rooms have the same theme as bungalow type, they are indeed spacious enough to accommodate up to three persons.
Hotel Facilities & Services
Santai Hotel Bali offers wide range of facilities & services for its distinguished guests.
- Dining gourmet restaurant (CocoNut Restaurant)
- Architect design swimming pool
- Airport pick up
- 24 hour room service
- Laundry service
- Spa, manicure/pedicure & traditional massage service
- Mountain bike rental
- Breakfast cruise with fisherman boat
- Wedding & birthday party for up to 25 guests
- Balinese entertainment
- Day trip tours to surrounding areas
The Cuisine at Santai Hotel Bali
CocoNut Restaurant is perhaps the best restaurant in the area, praised not only by the in-house guests but also frequented by the guests coming from the neighboring hotels. Santai is proud itself for bringing a fine dining to Amed area.
At CocoNut Restaurant, diners can take a gastronomic Bali dining experience that will satisfy their palate at surprisingly small bill amount. All menu is thoughtfully prepared by the Chef to satisfy international guests palette. At CocoNut Restaurant we only use fresh and high quality ingredients.
For main course – just to name a few, CocoNut Restaurant specialties are “Monster Sirloin Steak” , a huge portion of meat (300gram) cooked with Roasted Garlic and Tarragon Butter served with Burning love priced at IDR 120,000, Grilled Lamb Medallions served with Olive and Red wine sauce, Cous Cous and Feta Cheese or try out our parmesan grilled fillet of red snapper with port wine reduction, asparagus and mashed potato.
Pasta lovers are also pampered with popular Spaghetti Bolognaise with generous meat sauce, Spaghetti Carbonara with sautéed ham, mushroom in creamy sauce, or Tagliatelle Ocean with tiger prawn and tasty lobster sauce. For lighter taste try out Tagliatelle Pesto. Finally our Chef recommends Spaghetti Blue – rich blue cheese with ham & portabello mushroom.
Of Indonesian rich culinary art, CocoNut Restaurant nominates the popular Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice). It is made from cold rice fried with some mixture of eggs, vegetables and chopped meat (chicken, sometimes beef or shrimp). Also do not miss the opportunity to sample one of the most popular Bali cuisine ‘Sate Lilit’ – a Balinese Fish Satay made from fresh fish meat with fresh lemon grass to use as skewers. This is probably the most delicious satay you’ll ever encounter.
For those who prefer light meal, savour popular menus such as Club Sandwich served with potato wedges, or the sinfully delicious Buffalo Chicken Wings with blue cheese dressing.
Should you are in the mood for romantic thing, we can arrange a romantic bali dinner just for the two of you somewhere in between Santai tropical garden under the Bali star.
CocoNut Restaurant is run by an expat Executive Chef at the helm. Pasi brings with him love of culinary art and has years of experience as the Executive Chef at some embassies in Europe (Hungary, Sweden) preparing food for official embassy functions and ambassador private entertaining at the Embassy.
As the Executive Chef, Pasi is responsible for the planning, managing and preparing of all menus and meals for the restaurant.
The Ambience and Capacity
Dining places are spread over several areas, the main area can accommodate up to 50 guests, and can be extended to the garden and swimming pool area. The service and atmosphere here are completely without pretentions. There is no dress code and tables are set simply in a classic open air Wantilan type building facing the stunning Bali ocean.
The restaurant is furnished with rattan chairs and wooden table, nothing is overdone in Santai Hotel, everything exudes style in its pure simplicity.