I loved my time here, and my only regret is that I couldn't stay for longer.
Initially I had only intended to go to Amed for 3 nights and two days to do a couple of fun dives, and try and persuade my mam to rediscover diving after a 24 year break. However, I immediately felt at ease in Amed, and my mam and I were treated like royalty by David and Lisa - nothing was too much trouble; the staff were so friendly and attentive. So after a brief jaunt to Legian, I went straight back to Amed and extended my stay for a further 5 nights.
The bungalows are immaculately clean, have a wonderful traditional feel, and are amazing value for money, especially when a good hearty breakfast is included in the rate. The little garden is beautifully kept, and being around the dive shop with other like minded people, both divers and non divers, was fantastic!
Lisa and David really made me feel at home, as they seem to do with all the guests, and it was so sad to leave. They offer such a relaxed and personal experience, and really take time to get to know their guests.
The dive shop, managed by David, is fantastically run, offering a variety of fantastic dives in the local area. Each site is unique and provides a variety of conditions and environments that can be appreciated by (or challenge) divers of all abilities. David is and excellent instructor and makes you feel confident and at ease in the water. He even managed to get my mam in ther water and diving, and she was adamant she was not going to do it. She ended up having one of the best experiences of her life. I did 12 dives in Amed, including my Advanced Adventurer course, and if I had the money I would have done many many more!
I can't rate my stay here highly enough, and as soon as I can afford to return, I will!
I imagine in 10 years time Amed will be overrun with tourists, instead of being the little peice of paradise it is now. Get here now while it's still a highly prized secret, and make sure you stay at Geria Giri Shanti!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bungalows nestled in a secluded shady garden just a minutes walk from the beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Geria Giri Shanti Bungalows Amed, Bali