My partner, myself, my mum and my dad stayed at Kubu Indah for 6 nights in late August 2013. We stayed in the Villa Pantai (Beach Villa) which is a two bedroom (with ensuites) private villa in the resort. It has a large garden area with a private pool and is located about 50 metres from the sea.
Our villa was cleaned twice a day - once in the morning when we went to breakfast and once in the evening when we went to dinner. The cleaning was meticulous and if we had clothes laying on the bed when we went to breakfast we would return and find everything neatly folded and put away for us. The gardens are also meticulously maintained and the pool is cleaned every morning. There is a full European style kitchen (including oven and cooktop) in the villa so you could cook your own meals if you wanted to. There is also a dining area in the villa along with a lounge area with a TV that has both western channels and Indonesian channels.
We ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at the resort restaurant. Breakfast was included in our rates. We had the western style breakfast consisting of eggs and bacon. The meals that we had were really, really, really good. My partner and I ate the Indonesian foods such as gado gado, nasi goreng, ayam sit sit, nasi campur and urap sayuran. My dad ate mainly from the western menu and he said that his meals were all lovely as well. As for price, I think the meals were very reasonably priced. If my memory serves me correctly, I think the nasi goreng might have been about 33,000RP (approx AU$3.30) which I think is reasonable particularly as there are no other restaurants close by.
This area is not crowded with tourists, there are no tourist markets and there is very little commercialism so it is a nice place to stay and just relax. It is about 2 and a half hours drive from Denpasar Airport. This area attracts divers from around the world to see the important shipwrecks on this coast line but as we are not divers we just stayed and relaxed by the pool and we were quite content doing just that. We watched fishing boats come and go, watched cruise boats and container ships crawl across the horizon and watched the kids play soccer in a nearby field in the afternoons.
There are several tours that are on offer at the resort. My partner and I went on the Ubud tour which took about 10 hours. We really enjoyed the drive to and from Ubud. We also took advantage of the resort spa and we went for a Balinese massage which was very relaxing. There is a little shop exactly opposite the entrance to the resort where you can buy water, soft drinks, Bintang and packaged snacks. 5 minutes walk up the road is a transport/taxi place if you feel like venturing out of the resort.
The staff were very friendly and very professional.
The only down-side was that the mattress was a little too hard for my liking and I found it difficult to get used to the sound of the waves crashing at night while I was trying to sleep.
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