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Batu Karang is a stunning resort set on a hillside overlooking Jungut Batu Beach, Lembongan Island. With a range of accommodation from affordable luxury to the absolutely 5 star, many can enjoy the quality of the design, facilities and service of Batu Karang.
Rooms: 27 Diving in: Bali - Penida Island and Nusa Lembongan Dive type: Boat dives Divers: Max. 18
From the funky bar on the walkway through the main pool and dining areas and up the slope to the spa, second pool and lap pool, everything about Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Day Spa speaks of quality. Unlike other properties on this steep hillside, there are golf buggies to bring you to your door. The landscaping and interior furnishings of the villas are all tasteful and well maintained, as you might expect from a resort owned and designed by an Australian architect.
Accommodation ranges from twin share rooms to fully equipped villas, all of which enjoy great views over the bay and towards Mount Agung. Batu Karang is a popular wedding spot as well as being favoured by the more mature and/or demanding surfers and divers who require quality accommodation for themselves or their family, when staying at Nusa Lembongan for some scuba diving in Bali.
Resort diving includes:
Dives (as detailed in the packages above), boat rides to sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 4 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, scuba tax, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks. Diving excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own):
Scuba equipment (approx. US$ 12 per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Optional extras:
Extra boat dives (approx US$ 46 per 2 tanks, payable in advance), night boat dives (approx. US$ 52 each, payable in advance), dive computer and insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Resort accommodation includes:
Bed, breakfast, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks, internet access, taxes. Accommodation excludes (mandatory):
If you are a single person it is compulsory to pay in advance for a single supplement. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Optional extras:
Alcoholic drinks, return resort transfers to/from Southern Bali. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there:
Batu Karang Resort is located on Jungut Batu Beach at Nusa Lembongan. The island is a 2.5 hour boat ride from the mainland tourist centres of Bali. Transfers can be arranged and paid on arrival. For more information see our Bali travel information section.
Dive clubs and group discounts:
To experience all the best diving that Bali has to offer we recommend that you book a combination of resorts in Bali to avoid long and arduous daily road transfers. This should include the Tulamben area and Padang Bai to dive the east coast, Lembongan Island to visit Nusa Penida, and Pemuteran to dive the north west coast.
There are various room types at differing prices at the excellent Batu Karang Lembongan Resort. There are 6 rooms standard Double or Twin-share rooms. Villas are either Standard or Superior one-bedroom villas. In addition to these, there are suites and 3 bedroom villas for large groups or those with large budgets.
The higher level accommodations enjoy greater living space, with the villas having a lounge and the suites even enjoying their own private pools. All guests will enjoy high levels of comfort and the quality of the interior design and furnishings throughout the property.
All accommodation features:
Modern Balinese interiors with air conditioning and fan
Kingsize double or twin beds
Towels and toiletries
Spacious outdoor bathrooms including hot water and stone bath
Staying at Batu Karang means you will dive with World Diving, the first and still the best PADI Centre on Lembongan. 2 Bali dives per day are standard as the tides determine boat departures. You can expect a high level of safety and service on board World Diving's large 'tunkung' dive boat.
The boats feature:
3 engine large boat plus single engine boat
6 boat crew
Open and shaded areas
Entry and exit ladders
Oxygen and first aid kit
Maximum of 18 scuba divers per trip. Dive guides are always on hand. Soft drinks, tea, coffee, savoury snacks, fruit and biscuits are provided.
Your dive equipment will be carried and rinsed by the staff so you can just relax and enjoy the scenery. Boat journey time is 5-15 minutes for Nusa Lembongan sites, and 30-90 minutes for Nusa Penida, returning around 4 hours later. There are 18 different dive sites at these islands and the boat visits all of them. These are some of the best sites for diving in the whole of Bali.
Back at the dive centre there are rinse tanks, fresh water showers, toilet, additional oxygen and first aid.
Smaller boats are available for those who wish to dive privately and with their own divemaster.
The facilities of Batu Karang Resort are another element to set it apart from other accommodations on Lembongan. There are 3 pools, one of which is a lap pool to keep your body toned between plates of noodles. The expansive spa provides massages, facials and hair treatments. There is a steam room, souvenir shop, gymnasium and cinema room with internet. You or a non-diving partner can never be short of things to do at Batu Karang!
Resort facilities include: 2 Restaurants - 3 Bars: poolside, garden and beachfront - 3 Swimming pools: 1 with infinity edge overlooking ocean - Spa with steam room - Gymnasium - Free of charge internet - Communal air-con lounge with TV, DVD & music, computer, movie & book library - Laundry service - Telephone & Facsimile - Tour desk - Golf buggies for the journey up and down the hill - Souvenir shop - Baby sitting and cots
Location: Banjar Kelod, Jungut Batu, Nusa Lembongan, Bali, Indonesia
There are 2 restaurants open all day. The chef in the poolview restaurant cooks a range of dishes mostly of an international flavour but also with many Indonesian dishes. Catering to Aussie tastes, he also makes some tasty pies.
There is a varied menu at Batu Karang:
Various Indonesian, Italian and international dishes
The closest re-compression chamber is Rumah Sakit Sanglah (public hospital in Denpasar, Bali) - approximately 2.5 hours evacuation time from the dive sites. We advise divers to have their own insurance policy - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation.
1 divemaster is provided for every 4 scuba divers. The dive boats have Emox (max. 1 hour usage) onboard and more oxygen back at the dive centre. All DMs are trained oxygen providers.
Guests are required to have completed at least 50 dives to be able to dive Blue Corner due to the strong currents.
There is a clinic and small hospital in Jungut Batu village, 1 km from the dive centre which is staffed by Indonesian doctors.
There are safety deposit boxes in each room. Security guards patrol 24 hrs and CCTV is installed. The nearest police station is 1 km from the resort.
"The owners were extremely helpful and really nice, even looking after our coral cuts and recommending other places to dive in Bali. The service was quite efficient and they even provided snacks in the surface interval! We only got to do 2 dives a day instead of 3 though, I think due to the low season and current." - Sonia Kua, Australia,17 November 2011 ...