I decided to dedicate a whole post to Batu Karang Resort & Day Spa because it was truly amazing. I originally had another resort booked however there was a bad fire there that rendered the resort unusable. I was offered several options as a replacement but Batu Karang caught my eye especially. Upon arrival at the boat in Sanur I was greeted by a lady from the resort who checked me in and assured I would get dropped at the resort when I arrived in Nusa Lembongan. Already there was a good feeling about this place as they ran so smoothly.
I was taken down to the pool area via golf cart and my bags were taken to the room. Sitting and drinking champagne I admired the beautiful view awaiting my keys and a welcome message from the staff. Staying in a superior villa I had the most amazing view of Mount Agung and the stretching beach below. The balcony was long and spacious with a beautiful day bed that had mosquito nets around it for the evening.
The villa opened out onto both the balcony and a courtyard on the side which housed gorgeous Balinese decor and a beautiful bath tub with complimentary salts and candles. Each evening just before sundown there was a turn down service who tidied, made the bed ready and lit candles which gave such a romantic magical feel upon return to the villa after dinner.
If you are interested in reading more about the island I will be writing a blog post about Nusa Lembongan in the coming weeks. It seems such a crime to stay in an amazing resort and then spend your days exploring and Nusa Lembongan is definitely an island not to be missed. Usually when I plan my trips I stay in cheaper accommodation for the days I will be exploring and then a resort to relax for the final days.
To my surprise there was not one, not two but three pools to choose from as well as the ocean right on the doorstep – it seemed criminal that I was only staying here for a week. The villa opened out onto the pool bar area (honest I did not plan this) and there were daily deals on happy hour cocktails. I did think that the food would be extortionate given the caliber of the resort but it matched (and in some cases was cheaper than) the surrounding restaurants and hotels.
One of the pools has a bar in the water which makes the most amazing cocktails and you can even get them in a plastic cocktail glass so that you can enjoy your cocktails in the pool. I also ordered food at this bar and it was delicious, there is something satisfying about eating your lunch in the water on this tropical island.
Something I regret not doing is having the flower bath, someone from the spa comes and fills your bathtub with flowers and it look absolutely stunning so I would recommend having one. It’s an affordable luxury especially if you don’t want to indulge in a full spa treatment.
After waiting for thirty minutes at the nearby French restaurant for service (despite the lack of customers) I decided to head back to the resort for dinner. The only issue was that I really felt like eating it in the villa however the resort did not offer room service. After a short chat with the staff I ordered some food and they prepared an amazing hamper full of pasta, bread and desserts all on china plates. The picnic hamper was loaded onto the golf cart and I was escorted to my villa, I felt like I was having a celebrity moment and felt so bad that I ended up washing up all of the leftovers in the bathroom sink and left them neatly stacked outside the villa.
Down by the ocean is the deck bar which is part of the resort however is open to everyone. This is the perfect spot to watch the sunset as you get to see the volcano in all it’s glory. If you don’t stay at the resort then definitely take a trip to this bar, if you do go for sunset then get there early as there are very limited seats downstairs by the water. It’s not the worst spot to hang around though!
The breakfasts at Batu Karang are all inclusive and they do not scrimp one bit. Pictured below is the kind of breakfast I was having each morning along with a coffee and juice. There were also lighter options for those of you who don’t feel the need to take advantage of everything that is free unlike myself.
That concludes my post about Batu Karang Resort and Day Spa. This resort was truly amazing and I could not recommend it enough. I loved my stay here and would definitely stay again, I am itching to experience and write about the beautiful honeymoon suite!