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Puri Bagus Candidasa Villas

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Spent two weeks in this quiet, peaceful hotel. Pool in good shape, deep enough to allow for diving. Roomy rooms. Nice breakfast and other food, great to be able to sit outdoors while enjoying it. High quality, versatile massages available. Decent snorkling available 20 -30 minutes from the hotel by boat. Very nice New Year party, food and music to meet needs of blues rock lovers 45+ years of age. Good value at reasonable cost.

We recently were back at Puri Bagus and that was the second time this year because it is still our favorite place. Have travelled all over the world but we always come back to Puri Bagus.The location is very close to the village so you are able to get a feeling of real life on Bali. The rooms are spacious and in traditional Balinese style.The staff are the ones that make your stay so unforgettable.Have not stayed somewhere where their staff could compete with theirs.Hope this review will put Puri Bagus on your bucket list.

We stayed here for 5 nights after returning from Lombok. Candidasa is a beautiful quiet little place, with lovely restaurants and a handful of bars and shops. The hotel is a 10 minute walk from the main road and is located right by the sea although there is not really a beach here. It feels very private and is extremely quiet. Staff are very helpful and friendly, especially the pool attendant who was always so happy and friendly. The rooms are decent sized with plenty of storage room and we had a sea front villa with fabulous views. Bathrooms are semi outdoor with open roof shower area. This was no problem for us however you can hear neighbors over the wall!! Only downside for us was breakfast. We opted for freshly cooked omelettes most mornings which were fine, however other food was laid out buffet style and was always cold and often empty trays. In such a quiet resort I think a small menu choice to be cooked freshly would be a huge improvement. Overall we would not hesitate to stay here again. We loved Candidasa as a resort and this hotel was a great find and very good value for money.

Puri Bagus Candidasa is a quaint traditional resort with villas set in a lovely garden setting, on the beach and serviced by very friendly and charming staff. The resort is associated with scuba diving and snorkeling with a good part of the swimming pool at 3.4 metres deep and the Orca Diving business right next door. To the left is a pleasant beach area with easy access to ocean swimming. The villa is large, clean and comfortable with an outdoor bathroom. Don't expect a large flat screen TV; you get an old 21" CRT circa 1990's with limited channel selection. With a lovely outdoor aspect and glorious sunsets, why watch TV? I couldn't fault the food or the service provided by staff - both were excellent. The main road Jl Candidasa Raya is about 500 metres away along a narrow road with a nice and very new warung "Mocka" near the intersection. The elegant Vincent's restaurant is a little further south along the main road. Only a few gripes: Smoking is allowed in the restaurant Not enough shade around the pool, excluding the pavilions Ambiguous room rates - breakfast included/not included ( a minor detail but annoying) Bottom line: a great place for peace and quiet, great service and staff, a great place as a base to explore further north to Amed. Highly recommended. Col & Gem Villa 213 Jan 1 - 7, 2018

It was an incredible time at Puri Bagus! Especially the massages in the spa were amazing with the woman named Ekha!! The staff is kind and helpful and friendly. It was a pleasure to stay at this resort!!

Bali is overall costly location compared to many other locations in Indonesia, especially Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi. On top of it, the island is vastly and ghastly famous so the south if the island is always crowded. Travellers seeking tranquility venture to the north, particularly east of the island. So did we, after staying 3 nights at Nusa Dua. Puri Bagus may be the top property in Candidasa as per tripadvisor but my rating of three stars would be completely attributed to two points, views from the resort and the nature of staff. So, let me start from the star winning points. We checked-in on 12 Nov at room 102 which had seaview room. Marvelous setup it is. Sunrise is not directly viewed because the location is along the mountain on the side. This is east facing so sun sets in opposite side of the island. So you have a very subtle view of the changing colours of the sky. The rooms have verandah and along the seaside are beds with shades to relax the whole day. Ours was corner villa and the population in such resorts remain limited plus the villas are spaced out so you enjoy open spaces and fine views. Two out of three nights, the breeze was fantastic. Next is the staff. From e-mail coordination to pick-up from Nusa Dua to room service to bar service to restaurant service to spa services, the hospitality of the staff is very warm. They make you feel as their family guest. Always smiling, always happy to chat and serve. Very sublime gesture. Now translate that home and personal hospitality with the charges and rates. I am sorry but the infrastructure is old and not up to the international standards. Room has no safe which is ok but the almirah is rustic with paint worn off the sides of the wall. Beds and bedsheet are far below in standards and quality than what you get in a modern resorts. It rained on 13 Nov and the water seeped from the open bathroom side in the room all over the floor, luckily only near the almirah side. So the solution they came up was that multiple staff with their gamboots on are all over my bathroom and rooftop trying to detect and fix the problem. Again this is height of hospitality that I feel I am at their home so I have no privacy and they can spend their time trampling in my room and bathroom. I was shocked. In other resorts, the quickest options provided are change of rooms if there is such a leakage. Next is the provision of drinking water. The per day rate I paid was practically more than top resorts of Nusa Dua and all I am offered is literally 600 ml of drinking water for 2. You need more water, pay room service. I might have considered it norm of the land in Bali had I not stayed at Nusa Dua because there I had more than 2 litres of water per day complimentary. Food menu is limited but there are good restaurants on main road should you want to try more. Breakfast spread is again limited but more importantly when you know that it is hot and humid climate so flies are common and therefore you should cover all the items but unfortunately egg station at breakfast buffet had all cut items exposed to flies. Sorry but it ia unhygienic from all standards. From order perspective, food portions are big. Last but not the least, is the exposure to the local crowd. I think our corner villa was unfortunate in that sense. The nearby village crowd assembles in the morning and evening near the corner of the resort when they go for fishing and when they return at evening. So they is always noise of children and adults alike. And then when you are resting on one of the beds, you would be approached by local fisherman for sea activities, etc. This actually violates the definition of private beach for me. So this kind of exposure of privacy was disappointment for me. Overall, the value for money lead to loss of stars for me which I could have given to the resort. For this price, the management should seriously think to revamp the infrastructure to meet the quality standards of a four, if not five star resorts. Be advised that there is no white sandy beach per se. There is volcanic black sand and actually small dykes are built to keep off waves along the sealine. Local fishermen's boats are always parked there so there is little space for you to take the dip in the sea.

Great hotel for one night. The beach front is small but clean and gorgeous views. The food was not bad and the room had plenty of hot water. It is basic and not luxury but the coconut drinks were delicious! We would stay again, although not for long as we like smaller more boutique style hotels.

We recently returned to Rama for another visit and found it was even better than the last visits. A few small changes were delightful with lovely big lounges on the sand outside the Restaurant lovely to have a relaxed lunch on, although they do need back cushions. The soft furnishings in the rooms have been updated and this added a lovely bright color to our rooms. Pool towels are now placed on the daybeds and you no longer have to sign for towels, the white toweling covers on some daybeds were great and the new layout of the daybeds with some facing the ocean was a great idea. Loved the new Breakfast idea and as always the food was fantastic. We really enjoy the free activities and this trip we did the towel origami, the art class, the massage class, the yoga and the basket weaving. All these classes are outstanding with the hand picked local Balinese running the classes with all the love and care you get from these beautiful people. The staff at Rama seems to remain the same and I'm not surprised as they really are a caring and attentive team. I have been in Motel Management here in Australia and I could only hope my guests leave with the beautiful experience we had at Rama. I booked for a return visit before we left and yes we did have a small hiccup on checkin but the wonderful Manager and team more than made that up to us. Special mention to the Food and Beverage Manager, a lovely gentleman doing a fantastic job. Regards Julie

Already the reception when arriving was charming. Beautiful hotel compound with aesthetic rooms, good restaurants looking to the seaside, nice Balinese dancing performances, excellent choice for the breakfast, friendly personelle. I did not feel well when arriving and enjoyed a very good light meal brought to my room. Nice pools; Good spa with Balinese massage. Next time a place to stay longer!

We stayed here for six days and had a really good time in Puri Bagus. The rooms are very big and generally kept very well. Cleaning could perhaps be a bit better sometimes, but thats really a minor. Surroundings are fabulous with direct access to the beach, where you can go snorkeling right in front of the hotel (might be a bit rough in high tide and mind the boat traffic). Pool is also nice and clean and we never had problems about getting towels nor sunbeds. Breakfast is excellent and service here absolutely above average. Even when we decided to climp Mt. Batur and came back from the trip 10 minutes after closure, then we still got the opportunity to have breakfast. Wifi is generally working - not fast, but its working fine and should fulfill the need of a vacation in Bali. In general we had a real good experience here in and should we ever return, then we will definitely choose this hotel again.

Jl Raya Candidasa Br Samuh Karangasem Bali

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Candi Dasa, Puri Bagus Candidasa Villas is 5.2 mi (8.3 km) from Pasir Putih Beach. This 48-room, 4-star resort has a private beach, a full-service spa, and free breakfast. Taman Ujung Water Palace and Goa Lawah Temple are also within a 30-minute drive.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. This resort serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in international cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Puri Bagus Candidasa Villas's 48 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free bottled water, phones, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Puri Bagus Candidasa Villas have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 50 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a children's pool, a spa tub, and a steam room.

Room options

Deluxe Room, Garden View

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds, Garden View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 620 reviews