Bukit Asri lodge in East Bali is established in a unique, in colonial style built house with several bungalows. It is situated in a resort-like garden with a big swimming pool. When the weather is clear there are beautiful sea views on Selat Lombok and Nusa Lembongan. Just in front of Bukit Asri Lodge lies the "Taman Suci", authentic holy ground that is being used by Hindus on special days for ceremonies. Ten minutes to the south there is Amlapura, vivid capital of Karangasem in East Bali. The distance from and to Bali Ngurah Rai airport in Tuban, Denpasar can be covered in approximately 2hrs. It is a unique, not yet discovered piece of Bali.
Bukit Asri Lodge is Dutch owned and is led by Reinier and Michiel Vos who had a dive centre in nearby Amed between 2002 and 2014. Reinier was manager and dive master and Michiel was assistant manager. So they both have ample experience in East Bali and it is their aim, together with their Balinese staff, to make sure that their guests feel completely at home.
Bukit Asri Lodge in East Bali is centrally located in the real Bali. Balinese culture can be found nearby; 10 walking minutes away one can find the magnificent "Pura Bukit". This authentic Balinese temple belongs to the "Puri" (royal palace) from Amlapura, seat of the old aristocratic rulers of Karangasem. About the temple, that is a favourite spot for meditation, goes an old legend that your guide will happily explain to you during a visit.Further up the mountain, a steep car trip of 15 mins., is the "Lempuyang Luhur", a Hindu temple with a magnificent view on the sea and the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. The nature in East Bali is overwhelming; you can admire different great views on the way on the slopes of the "Gunung Seraya" (untouched jungle). In the morning or late afternoon one can make great walks in the direct area.Somewhat further away is the "Pura Lempuyang" at a height of appr. 1100 meters. We recommend a visit early in the morning and be prepared for a stiff climb. The reward for this excursion is a temple with a great view on the "Gunung Agung" (3142 meters) and meetings with monkeys in their natural habitat• In Amlapura you can visit "Maskerdam"; this is the palace of the old rulers of Bali, the Djelantiks, from Karangasem. South of Amlapura you can find "Ujung", a beautiful water palace and north of Amlapura is "Tirtagangga", the second water palace. Both palaces were used by the Djelantiks as weekend "retreats".
At "Bugbug", on the way to Candidasa, a 20 min. drive is "Pasir Putih", an idyllic, semi-closed bay with white sand where can be swum and relaxed.