Life in Amed – Amed Accommodations
Guests can choose to stay in one of several types of rooms, including Beach Cottages, the Sari Sunrise Beachfront Villa, Paradiso Beachfront Villa or the spacious and private Perfumed Garden Beach House. For our stay, a Beach Cottage was the perfect option. Onsite amenities include:
- Full service restaurant with breakfast, lunch and dinner, including healthy, nutritious dishes
- Shared swimming pool with lounge chairs
- Yoga studio with multiple daily classes
- Snorkeling within walking distance
- Booking services for sunrise outrigger tours, hiking, scuba diving, free diving, Gili fast boats, etc.
- Private terraces
- Onsite massages available
- Air conditioning in all rooms, villas and beach house
- Complimentary drinking water and toiletries
- Open-air showers
Upon arrival at Life in Amed, you’ll immediately feel at home. The intimate courtyard and pool area makes it perfect for meeting other travelers and families, and the property is accentuated with all sorts of fun perks, including bunnies, a Balinese gambang (or xylophone), beautiful statues and more.
The owner, Sarah, has done extensive traveling throughout Indonesia and Southeast Asia and first came to Amed in 1996. Since then, she’s seen many changes throughout the area, for better and worse, and encourages visitors to explore more of the local traditions of Amed, including salt farming. For those interested in doing something a little different and giving back during their travels, volunteering with local, eco-conscious companies like Trash Hero or Peduli Alam, as well as interacting with local children during yoga and coloring classes held onsite at Life in Amed, are highly encouraged.
The Beach Cottages are all two-levels, and offer a King size bed on the ground floor as well as two twin beds on the second level. Our cottage had a beautiful ocean view from the top floor, and we especially enjoyed the open-air shower and Balinese style thatch roofing throughout the property.
The Perfume Garden Beach House, designed by Sarah, the owner, includes handmade and antique items from around Bali, as well as its own private pool, living area and yard with direct access to the beach. The name, Perfume Garden, was inspired by a friend’s radio show in the 70s, as well as the owner’s former oils, incense and soap shop in San Francisco. If you’re traveling with a large group, this is a great place to spread out in a stunning location.
I particularly enjoyed the yoga studio, which has a gorgeous view of the property and is generally a very calming place to take a class. This would honestly be the perfect location to host a yoga retreat on Bali for a decent sized group.
As far as the restaurant, everything we had was top notch. Their grilled mahi mahi special with garlic butter sauce was outstanding, as was the carrot cake and chai tea. I also appreciated the generous salad menu, something not many places offer in Bali. While slightly pricier than other offsite restaurants, we found no reason to go elsewhere during our stay, thanks to the friendly service, generous portions and menu variety.
Overall, we had a really wonderful stay at Life in Amed. The wifi was not working during our time there (at no fault of the owner or staff), but then again, Amed isn’t really the place to go if you plan on catching up on computer work. If you’re in town in January, keep an eye out for the legendary stick fights! And while in Amed, remember to relax, explore your surroundings, and above all, enjoy yourself!
Visit Life in Amed online for more information or direct bookings, or call directly at+62.363.23152.
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We’d like to thank Peter Rimkus for his beautiful Bali photographs.