I plan to stay in Amed for 2-3 nights in early September. I've checked the TA forums and hotel reviews, crossed referenced w/ Lonely Planet, visited most hotel websites, and now find myself in a panicked state of analysis paralysis. Hoping some of the wisened travellers on this site can guide me!
My ideal hotel would be US$40-$100, on or close to the beach (prefer a beach view), with nice sand (or nice sand nearby), low hawker quotient, walking distance (15-25 mins) to other restaurants, ability to snorkel and swim in water near hotel, ability of hotel to arrange for outings. It would be quiet, but not totally isolated. I have my own snorkel gear, and plan to do a bit of that, as well as hike and some cultural activities. I can't have it all (tho I do try!), but I hope to come close!
My list currently is:
*Life in Amed - Available
Kembali Beach Bunalows - Available
Bayu Cottages - Not available
Apakaba Villas - checking
Puri Wata - checking.
Also - is 2 nights too short? 3 nights too long? I'm going to Ubud first. From there I am either going to Lovina or to Amed, do you have a recommendation as to the order (and why)? I'll spend the last night or two down by Bukit / Denpasar and will need to get there from my last spot. It seems like a toss-up as to the order, but I could be missing something.
Thanks so much in advance for your thoughts!