My husband and I spent a very pleasant week at the Alam Anda dive resort and spa. In fact it was difficult to leave the resort. The carefully manicured tropical gardens are a pleasure to stay in. The scent of the flowers fills the air. The garden extends to the sea wall where sun loungers are positioned for guests to catch the sea breeze.
The resorts neighbours are local fisher men and around the coast a temple. I could see no other tourist resorts. We stayed in a garden bungalow.
We enjoyed the spa and the diving. We managed three diving day trips to the US Liberty and Kubu and spent two days diving the house reef and close by. In November the waters were very warm and clear and the diving was extremely easy. The facilities are very good and the resort managed to have a very personal feel unlike some larger resorts.
The three hour transfer from the airport can be punctuated by stops for shopping and photos. Our driver was very happy to oblige. On the transfer back we were able, by arrangement in advance, to stop twice for sightseeing at Gunung Kawi and Batur Temple and volcanic lake. All in all a relaxing and enchanting experience.
Room Tip: I can recommend the garden bungalow. Quiet and good air con.