The Siddhartha Oceanfront Resort & Spa aims to set a new standard in holiday resorts for diving in this part of Bali and everything about it speaks of high quality. Located in Kubu, just a few minutes drive from Tulamben, this is a spacious property overlooking the sea with bungalows and villas set among a sloping lawn and garden.
The architecture of the buildings is striking. From the vaulted ceiling and smooth stone of the reception to the exquisite bungalows, delightful spa rooms and stunning open air restaurant, it is clear that this is no ordinary dive resort. Most relaxation time is spent around the beautiful infinity pool overlooking the beach and Lombok Strait.
Siddhartha is operated by German/Swiss management so you can expect an efficiently run accommodation and dive centre. Nitrox is provided free of charge to qualified-EANx divers. The resort has its own boat and mixes between scuba diving from it and transporting guests overland to the shore near the dive sites where local boats are hired. Mostly guests will dive at the Kubu and Tulamben sites. There are more facilities here than you might expect in this region, including an impressive spa with several treatment rooms and therapies.
Siddhartha stands at the pinnacle of luxury when it comes to resort diving holidays in Bali. For those seeking the very best of comfort, efficiency and architecture, it is difficult to imagine anywhere better in this part of the island.
Child policy: Children from 0-4 years old - free of charge. Children age of 5 years or older are considered normal guests. Please note that the resort does not provide babysitting service, high chairs, cribs or children’s cots.
Destinations:Tulamben/Kubu (Diving environment: wreck diving, wall diving, beginner & advanced divers, very popular; Highlights: great macro life/marine diversity, schooling fish/big pelagics, non-diving activities) - Liberty Wreck, Coral Garden, Drop Off, House Reef. Day trips to Amed, Menjangan, Secret Bay and Padang Bay are available at extra cost.
Resort diving includes:
Dives (as detailed in the packages above), nitrox for enriched air-certified divers, boat and vehicle rides to sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 6 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, scuba tax, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, packed lunch, snacks. Diving excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own):
Scuba equipment (incl. dive computer: US$ 29 per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (bank Card, cash IDR, or bank transfer to Indonesian IDR bank account or to Euro Wise account). Optional extras:
Extra dives (day/night: US$ 26 per dive, payable in advance), 2-tank day trips - Amed (US$ 109 per person); Nusa Penida (US$ 167 per person); Padangbai (US$ 124 per person), torch, 15 litre tank, diving insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Resort accommodation includes:
Bed, breakfast, hot drinks, 3 times a week free yoga lessons, taxes. Accommodation excludes (mandatory):
Single supplement on single travellers only, payable in advance. Christmas dinner and New Year's Eve buffet surcharge (US$ 70). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Single Supplement:
This is a compulsory additional charge on single travellers for the sole occupancy of double/twin accommodation. Optional extras:
Return transfer airport-resort, lunch, dinner, drinking water, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, snacks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there:
Siddhartha is situated directly on the beach in the small village of Kubu on Bali's north-east coast, few kilometers from Tulamben. Kubu is a 3 hours ride from Denpasar International Airport. For more information see our Bali travel information section.
Dive clubs and group discounts:
Groups of 10 or more will receive 1 bungalow incl breakfast free of charge for the group leader, 10% off on the other bungalows incl breakfast, and 10% off on the dive packages.
To experience all the best scuba diving that Bali has to offer, and to avoid long and arduous daily road transfers, we recommend that you book a combination of resorts in Bali, to include the Tulamben area to dive the east coast, Lembongan Island to dive Nusa Penida, and Pemuteran to dive the north west coast.
Accommodation choices at Siddhartha range from high quality, well appointed bungalows to stunning private villas with their own pool and garden.
There are 7 Superior Bungalows (45 sqm each) and 18 Deluxe Bungalows (55 sqm) which are more spacious. The 5 Oceanfront Bungalows (65 sqm) are deluxe bungalows with unrestricted views over the pool and sea. The 2 Oceanfront Villas (150 sqm each) remain the playground of those with deep wallets who demand the very best.
All the resort accommodations have:
Air-conditioning with individual controls and ceiling fan
Private bathroom with hot water shower
Towels, bathrobe and toiletries
Garden patio with furniture
Minibar and tea/coffee making facilities
Dressing table and hairdryer
Desk and chair
Satellite TV and Bluetooth loudspeaker for the Oceanfront Deluxe Bungalows and Villas
From Siddhartha Resort & Spa, you can experience some of the best scuba diving in Bali with 2-3 boat or car dives a day. You are also entitled to complimentary nitrox fills (for certified EANx divers), and extra shore diving is also available.
A large selection of local sites in Kubu and Tulamben can be reached within 5-20 minutes. Ground transport is provided to the resort's dive boat and vehicles. These single tank dives take place in the morning or afternoon.
On full day excursions to sites such as Nusa Penida you will make 2 dives. Local speed boats or Jukungs (traditional fishing boats) are rented for these sites.
Lunch, fresh fruit, water and soft drinks are provided. These excursions leave early in the morning between 05:30 and 07:30 am.
A guide is provided for every 4 divers. All your scuba gear is carried and washed by the staff so you just do the minimum and enjoy the great diving.
The Siddhartha's dive facilities include showers, toilets, equipment storage, rinse tanks, 12 and 15 litre tanks, emergency oxygen and first aid.
The facilities at Siddhartha Dive Resort are dominated by the impressive 'Six Elements Spa' which has a series of treatment rooms and a long list of relaxing rejuvenating therapies, including massages, exfoliations and facials.
In addition there is a small gym, conference room and games room with darts, table tennis, billiards and board games. A boutique for handicrafts and daily items is also available.
This holiday resort is self-contained as there is little in the way of entertainment in the area. However a wide range of excursions can also be arranged for those with energy beyond scuba diving at the excellent sites of the Tulamben / Kubu area.
Resort facilities include: Beautiful restaurant with oceanview - Pool bar - Infinity swimming pool - Spa with massage - Private beach with complimentary sun beds & parasols - Games room: billiards, table tennis & darts - Small gymnasium - Conference room with library, public access laptop & internet - Telephone & facsimile - Tour desk - Laundry - Shop
Location: Kubu, Karangasem, North East Bali, Indonesia
Lunch and dinner are enjoyed in the impressive surrounds of the open air restaurant, a wooden structure with vaulted pitched roof. The cuisine is described as Asian Fusion, combining international favourites with local delicacies. There are also occasional themed buffet evenings, such as barbecue nights and Balinese evenings.
Fresh baguettes and sandwiches
An expansive breakfast buffet can be enjoyed each morning at Siddhartha Dive Resort. A selection of snacks and beverages are available all-day from the poolside snack bar including salads, spring rolls, Nasi Goring and sandwiches.