my stay in this Seaview Suite at Rumah Imbang has been nothing short of exquisite! Thank you Gary and Anya and Gekko Retreats for this lovely Nyepi retreat. I couldn't have asked for anything more perfect ~*~
The Rumah Imbang Villas could not be closer to the sea, near the cute town of Candidasa. Nearby restaurants and spas within walking. Staff is friendly and very helpful! Driver available who knows the areas you want to go to. Rooms are lovely.
Oh! Did I mention the best sunsets... EVER!
This is a special home away from home retreat. Everything you need is available - peaceful mornings with a great breakfast, amazing sunsets, drivers to take you wherever you want to go....boats for snorkeling and a trip to the Secret Beach a must. Vincent's Restaurant close by as well as other restaurants and shops walking distance. Monkey Mountain for an early morning hike. Gary and Anya are great hosts!
We stayed at Rumah Imbang based on recommendation from friends. This is a truly relaxing place, and well run by the owner and staff to provide true hospitality. The villa compound has an immaculately curated garden, perfect sitting and swimming spots for viewing the sunset, access via driver to sights of interest all around Eastern and really Central Bali, access via boat to some fantastic snorkeling off shore and blue lagoon, and lazy white sand beach. We were able to have our meals prepared at the villa by the wonderful staff and chef, as well as enjoy daily massages in the cabana. You absolutely must wake up early to experience the sunrise at the point, overlooking sea, Candidasa bay, volcano, surrounded by monkeys. The transportation situation is easily organized, and I would assume it is also possible to rent a motorbike to go out on your own as well. The staff work very hard to make it a good experience for you.
The stay in Rumah Imbang was like balm to the soul. The staff was very kind and helpful (they arranged massage or cooking class for our request), breakfasts were delicious. Our room was cleaned every day. The furniture and sanitary facilities were adequate for our needs. I miss having a breakfast or only having a rest under a gazebo with the soothing view of see. The beach was a few meters from villa, very nice for snorkelling especially in the morning. The owner is a very kind, responsive, experienced and wise man who has made this place special and we are grateful that we met him. I would like to come back some day.