We spent four nights at Tamarind Beach during our recent stay in Bali, and it was excellent. We stayed in the standard fan room, but it was massive, had beach views, and the biggest bathroom I've ever seen.
The charm of these villas is that the whole experience is quintessentially Balinese – particularly in the fan room. The thatched roof doesn't quite meet the stone walls, leaving the room open in a nifty traditional style.
The only issue is that open rooms equals mosquitoes. There is a mosquito net, but it's not great. Still, throw on some aeroguard and suck it up. The view makes it worth it.
The activities are great (we had massages and went snorkeling), they hire scooters for seven Aussie dollars a day, and the Bintang is cold and plentiful. And the staff are very, very friendly.
- Free Wifi
- Free parking