Puri Candikuning Retreat is one of the best resorts I have ever stayed at in my life, a real gem in the highlands of Bali, Indonesia.
Nestled among tall trees and lush gardens in Bedugul area and overlooking scenic Lake Beratan, it enjoys cool climate all year around.
What I loved about the resort is : it is quite spacious, the use of organic materials in the classy interiors, the price (I didn’t realize it is advertised as a luxury hotel because the price is quite reasonable!), the gorgeous lake right at your doorstep, the facilities like infinity pool, library and restaurant, the free boat ride and tour at Ulun Danu Beratan, and its seclusion.
Also, the one bedroom villa where we stayed (the best room in the resort it seems, Villa Singaraja One bedroom Villa for around P9000) has a few day beds for lounging around. I cannot recommend it enough!
First, here is the stunning lake view from our villa’s verandah and balcony.
And just a few steps away from our own private path leading to the lake jetty is this breath-taking scenery:
I woke up early in the morning to photograph the sunrise and to enjoy the scenery. I’m not too impressed with densely-populated lakes (like Lake Sebu in South Cotabato), but I find that the best time to appreciate them is in the early morning. The smell of grass, the stillness of the water, the rising fog and the hazy outline of mountains in the distance made the experience quite enchanting.
Here are pictures of the villa:
Meanwhile here’s your own private yard and verandah with a view of the lake:
The resort’s swimming pool and infinity pool area:
Here are the resort grounds, everything is clean and well-maintained:
Above is the hotel lobby.
And finally, some pictures of the luxurious bathroom and my pictorial there, LOL:
How to Go There:
There are numerous car service and rentals available in Bali. The rental to bring you there from the airport is around $70, but take note that that price already includes 8 hours of sightseeing!
Puri Candikuning Retreat is at Jl. Raya Candikuning KM. 52, Candikuning, Bedugul, Candikuning, Baturiti, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82191, Indonesia
Telephone number +62 368 2033252
Their website: Puri Candikuning.com