If all the touristy hype ... & buy buy buy puts you off going to Bali then Tejakula is the place to head. It's bliss!!!
We headed there at 6.30am from our accommodation in Legian to beat the traffic. It worked well. We ate our take away resort breakfast in the back of our taxi ... sharing all the pastry's with the driver - who happened to grow up in Tejakula, a spread out fishing village on the North Coast of Bali. He must have phoned ahead (on his mobile while driving a few times as they all do ;) as when we were rounding yet another windy corner on the mountains down to the coast he stopped and handed out a couple of pastry's ... to his family (how adorable) The view through this hilly region that takes about 1/2 an hour is stunning (but not for those who get car sick - sit in the front seat if that occurs)
We were fortunate to witness / photograph / video a whole school celebrating Bali independence day marching on the road with views of the once active ( 40 years ago ) volcano
They were decked out in different matching outfits swinging their arms in time, and went for at least 5km all up hill. A real highlight of our journey.
Greeted at 10.30am by the friendly staff at Cili Emas we were shown to our Bungalow at the back side of the resort - shared with one other bungalow. A fan, a really large very comfortable bed with a delightful mozzie net over. Flowers arranged here and there. Was just the perfect. Pool around the corner through the private garden. We enjoyed swimming in the pool and so the other 10 guests.
The food is amazing. Cooked to order. Set dinners at night - two or three courses. All vegetarian but you don't even notice. We ate all meals here for the 4 nights and cost the two of us $100. Breakfast is complementary. Really good value and so delicious. Very special spending time with the other guests over dinner ( tho all were European - mostly German - they ALL spoke really good english and we made friends - now keep contact with facebook )
We hired a scooter for two days for $5/day and checked out the amazing waterfall. The town an hours ride away and temples. Walked the streets and beach around the resort many times. The children on the beach every afternoon/evening are a delight and so friendly - posing like professional models asking for their pic to be taken. We bought lolly pops for them on our last day.
The only down side of the place / area would be the noise of the many many roosters crowing from crack of dawn till an hour after light. Hard to sleep as there is no insulation / sound proofing of course in the walls. Plus there was a tied up dog not far away near the resort that barked a lot disturbing all the guests night and day. Hopefully if you stay it will be GONE ;)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Bali, the Island of the gods. Spend your holiday in our Resort which is in the middle of a tropical paradise on the untouched North Bali coast. Enjoy your individual dream vacation for your body, mind and well-being in Cili Emas Oceanside Resort. In our Resort you can spend your holiday, enjoy massage and wellness treatments, experience relaxation and regeneration, book a seminar or offer a seminar yourself. The Cili Emas Oceanside Resort is located in a small fishermen´s village on the authentic North coast of Bali, directly on the beach of the Indian Ocean, in the middle of endless coconut groves, surrounded by green chains of mountains and lush vegetation.Almost all of our bungalows, with ocean view and a small private patio, offer you privacy in the middle of an exotic garden. Our nice swimming pool, Spa-Area, sea, as well as our restaurant and pavillion offer you varied surroundings and wellness opportunities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cili Emas Oceanside Resort Bali/Tejakula