After a 3 hour drive we arrived around 3pm to this lovely location. There are only 5 apartments and we had the one we considered the best, No 5 Kura Kura. It was on the ground floor and had doors and full length windows looking straight out onto the lush gardens and small pool and then just 10 steps to the ocean. A most relaxing setting.
Inside it was extremely spacious, nicely decorated and had a beautiful fragrance wafting throughout. With books and DVDs supplied along with many TV and movie channels there were plenty of options to fill the time. There was also a free shuttle up to Lovina Village if you wanted to do some shopping, eating or just to enjoy the peaceful surrounds. Note that you can walk along the beach to the village as well. There are no taxis as such but the staff are happy to take you up there for a small charge if it is outside the regular free shuttle times. You can also book various tours, including the early morning boat ride to see the dolphins (highly recommended) all at very competitive prices. You can swim out to the snorkelling or go out in one of the traditional boats.
On the beach at front there are a small number of people selling sarongs, jewellery and wooden ornaments. Having been to Bali a number of times we are quite happy to chat with them and soon they get to know you So if you don't want to buy and say so pleasantly you can still have some interesting chats. They are very friendly
Attached to the apartments is Darcy's Beachside Restaurant. This is very handy and you can sit at tables undercover, on the lawn area around the pool or on your own verandah or in your apartment. All at very reasonable prices. Breakfast was included and we had the choice of Australian, Continental or Indonesian breakfast. Our apartment had a full kitchen which we did not need to use. Tea and coffee is provided as well as a pay as you go mini bar with drinks, chips and chocolates. All at very good prices.
The staff are very friendly and even made kites for a young family staying there. The apartments and premises are kept in excellent condition. Would definitely recommend.