7 Selected North Bali Hotels
We enjoyed a variety of interesting accommodation and activities.
Here are 7 quite different hotels in North Bali, known locally as Buleleng.
Melka Excelsior Dolphin Hotel Resort ***
Most people who visit Lovina go out at least once in a jukung outrigger to watch the dolphins at play. However, Melka Excelsior at Kalibukbuk, Lovina, invites guests to a once-in-a-lifetime experience – swimming and interacting with dolphins Rambo, Dewa, John, Rocky and Gombloh in 3 seawater regulated pools.
Dolphin Assisted Therapy is practiced at Melka, with foreign visitors bringing guests in need of healing therapy. The DAT is a recreational, motivational and educational programme for both children and adults. Melka specialists are well equipped with plenty of experience and attention to detail.
However, not all guests visiting Melka are seeking therapy; most just want a good holiday experience.
15 Deluxe Rooms – 29 Dolphin Suites – 2 Pool Access Suites – 2 Presidential Suites
Facilities: Swimming pool at Restaurant, Dolphin pools, Mini-zoo, well-equipped Childrens' Playroom.
Meeting rooms: Saraswati Room: 22m x 10m and Ganesha Ballroom: 48m x 17m
Access to the beach is via a side gate and down a lane lined with restaurants and warungs. Walking time about 4 minutes.
Melka Excelsior Dolphin Hotel Resort, Jl. Raya Kalibukbuk Lovina, Bali, Indonesia
Ph: +62.362.41562 & Ph: +62.362.41552 | Fax: +62.362.41543 | HP: 08179724593 [email protected]
Aditya Beach Resort Lovina - Absolute Beachfront. ****
Aditya Beach Resort, with its colourful gardens, is a spacious Balinese-styled park hotel, on Lovina Beach, North Bali. Its 17 Deluxe Seaside Cottages have private verandas looking onto large lawns and tropical flower gardens or the sea.
25 Superior Garden rooms with private verandas.
13 Superior rooms.
9 Standard rooms.
The large restaurant is always busy serving buffet style meals for residents and tour groups as well as an a la carte menu and room service. The swimming pool, with sunken bar, is a popular meeting place for guests.
Daily dolphin viewing is available, with boats departing at 06:00 am – 08:00 am from the beach in front of the hotel. .
Aditya Beach Resort, Jl. Raya Lovina, Lovina Beach, Buleleng, Bali– Indonesia. Tel: (62-362) 41059, Fax: (62-362) 41342. Email: [email protected]
Mayo Resort – Seririt – North Bali Boutique Resort. ****
Mayo Resort is unique, a quiet little retreat for those seeking peace and tranquility, a beachfront resort with limited luxury accommodation. This is a get-away-from-it-all kind of place, ideal for honeymooners, and for a truly relaxing holiday or short break. The onsite restaurant offers a spectacular but practical location for weddings, family gatherings, private celebrations or corporate functions. Seating can be provided for up to 40 guests.
On the north coast of Bali, only 20 minutes from Lovina and 45 minutes from Pemuteran and Menjangan, Bali's premier diving destinations, and the West Bali National Park. Mayo Resort is just west of the town centre of Seririt.
Only the coral reefs and a headland of beach lie between you and the azure blue of the sea. With a shoreline stretching the entire length of the property, you will enjoy an intimate connection with the water. Because of the “rain shadow”, Mayo Resort enjoys an unusually sunny and dry microclimate, tempered by the cool sea breezes.
The sunsets are themselves good reason to be here; each day at Mayo you will be witness to a ritual that begins when the sun has fallen low enough to reflect off the sea and create a shimmering light that will raise your spirits and enhance your well-being, until the fiery red disc sinks below the horizon, the volcanos of East Java and the rolling hills of West Bali in the far distance.
Accommodation comprises 4 spacious, well-appointed studio rooms, each with balcony overlooking the generous pool (12m x 6m) set in lush gardens; a family apartment and a 2-bedroom villa in its own private setting. All rooms have unobstructed panoramic ocean views, and all have sufficient space for an additional bed if needed. Simply unpack, lie back and relax.
Activities in the Area
Swimming, beach-combing, snorkeling, diving, dolphin watching, fishing. Visit temples, hot springs, waterfalls. Go hiking, mountain biking or play golf. Indulge in spa and massage, practice yoga and meditation. Engage with the local community through agro-tourism (coffee, cocoa, cloves, vineyards) or experience Bali culture, learning traditional dancing, local cuisine or making handicrafts.
High-speed complimentary broadband WiFi access throughout the Resort.
Satellite TV with international stations and DVD player in all rooms.
Rates for 2015 are:
Studios: IDR 800,000 ++ About US$70 nett
2-Bedroom Family Apartment IDR 1,400,000 ++ About US$120 nett
Location: North Bali (Latitude 8.204 S; Longitude 114.908 E)
In the Mountains of North Bali
Munduk Moding Plantation – Munduk-Gobleg
Here’s a chance to enjoy the unspoiled natural beauty of North Bali mountains in unparalleled luxury and privacy.
Munduk Moding Coffee Plantation Nature Resort and Spa is a luxury boutique spa resort, the only hotel in Bali situated on a working coffee plantation. It is close to Bali’s central Lakes Buyan and Tamblingan and Munduk Hill Station. The hillsides are covered with jungle, coffee trees, clove bushes, hydrangeas and orchids. Taking one of a handful of villas and suites on 5 hectares of land, you can enjoy all this in privacy and genuinely relax far away from the crowds.
Enjoy the cool mountain air, spectacular sunsets and stunning panoramas of the rice fields and rainforest.
Accommodation: 17 Exclusive Villas: One bedroom pool villa ($379), Two bedroom pool villa ($749), Two bedroom coffee villa ($399), Four bedroom pool villa ($1499), Garden suites ($199).
Restaurant: With 6 chefs and attentive staff, dining at Munduk Moding Planation is an experience in itself. Presentation is spectacular and the food is a gourmet delight.
The Munduk Moding Plantation Spa offers a range of massages and treatments.
As for the Infinity Pool – don’t leave your camera behind. Besides the cool water, this spot is a photographer’s dream. Delight in the jacuzzi, just below the pool.
Munduk Moding Plantation, Br. Dinas Asa, Desa Gobleg, Kec. Banjar, Buleleng, Bali 81162 Indonesia. Tel: +62 362 7005321 Mobile: +62 81 138 10123. Email : [email protected]
Strawberry Hill Hotel - Bedugul, Bali
Come up and enjoy the cool air of Bali's central mountains, where a real Bali welcome awaits you at Strawberry Hill Hotel, Bedugul. Accommodation comes in the form of cabins incorporating features of a typical Indonesian mountain-style residence: wooden floors and wood-clad walls. Each of the 17 cabins is named after a mountain in Indonesia. All offer a comfortable, cozy interior, a balcony overlooking a variety of colourful plants from temperate climes, and an en-suite bathroom with shower and separate bathtub. Each cabin has a telephone, a TV and Wifi and bunk beds for 2 or 4 additional family members.
Strawberry Hill Restaurant presents Western and Indonesian fare as well as home-made soups, salads from produce grown just minutes away in North Bali’s vegetable gardens. On cool evenings diners can draw up to a real log fire next to the English style pub.
Plenty to see and do around Bedugul, en route between the north and south coasts. Visit Ulun Danu Temple on the shores of Lake Bretan, the other crater lakes, Buyan and Tamblingan, the colourful fruit, vegetables and flowers in Candikuning Market, and the Botanical Gardens of Eka Karya. Younger ones can try playing Tarzan at Treetops, trek through forests or ride a mountain bike in the hills. For golfers, there is the beautiful Handara 18 hole golf course.
Strawberry Hill Hotel, Jl. Raya Denpasar-Singaraja Km. 48, Bedugul, Tabanan 82191 Bali, Indonesia
Tel. (62 368) 21265| Fax. (62 368) 21442 | Email [email protected]