3 Stars

Oct - Apr

19 Hours


From £1650

Lotus Bungalows

A tropical haven above and below the water, relax and unwind in paradise

Lotus Bungalows has a lot to offer guests, located on the unobtrusive east coast of Bali in a village called Candidasa far from the tourist crowds lays this stunning resort. Positioned on the beautiful clear blue water’s edge with the shade of the coconut trees, this tropical paradise consists of modern and elegant accommodation, with outstanding levels of service and wonderful underwater delights such as gentle drift dives, walls and the Liberty Wreck! It is the perfect destination for honeymooners, couples, families and diving enthusiasts, making an excellent stepping stone to discovering the unknown treasures of Bali, including vivid views of the impending volcano Mount Agung, valleys of lush green rice fields and traditional villages following old-age customs. The friendliness and hospitality of the Balinese people will provide you with an unforgettable holiday.

The resort features 20 bungalows, the elegant and unpretentious wooden furnished rooms reflect the beauty of Bali and each has its own open air bathroom with hot and cold shower and private veranda where you can relax and soak up the tropical surroundings. There is a large swimming pool with a dedicated children’s area at one end, positioned with breath taking views of the Lombok Strait making this an idyllic place to kick back, relax and submerge in the atmosphere! The semi-open air restaurant encircled by the beautiful gardens serves a wide range of Mediterranean and Indonesian dishes, all prepared with fresh flavoursome local produce, the culinary delights will thrill the taste buds.

The on-site 5 star PADI dive centre is run by the well-established Gangga Divers, providing excellent knowledge and the highest level of safety, be assured you are in experienced hands whether you are a new or a qualified diver. Offering free Nitrox for qualified divers the centre is perfectly located to reach the wide range of dive sites in Bali, including Gili Tepekong with strong currents and huge schools of sweetlips, snapper and surgeonfish, Liberty Wreck a sunken WWII ship and Manta Point to encounter the graceful rays which is best visited between November and July. The dive centre offers the very first Poseidon MK VI rebreather centre in Bali, the in-house trainer is happy to share her knowledge and offers a variety of rebreather courses.

After a hard day spent underwater you can relax at the resort spa and take full advantage of the wonderful massage treatments that are combined with rare therapies from the Balinese people. East Bali offers a wealth of culture, natural beauty and outdoor activities with a variety of options such as trekking, visiting traditional villages and temples, white water rafting and fishing. The resort also offers a baby-sitting service which is free of charge although tipping the babysitter is encouraged.

Board Basis

Bed & Breakfast Daily breakfast
Half Board Daily breakfast and dinner
Full Board Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
Standard Room

Standard Room

Lotus standard bungalows are simplistic in design, clean and airy. They are elegantly furnished in wood and consist of a double bed, a Balinese style open air bathroom and a spacious veranda with magnificent views overlooking the beautiful blue ocean.

  • Mini Bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Private Terrace or Balcony
  • En-suite Open Air Bathroom
  • Double or Twin beds
Superior Room

Superior Room

Lotus superior rooms are slightly larger in size each of the room's traditional furnishings reflects the beauty of Bali. There is a double bed, a Balinese style open air bathroom and a spacious veranda perfect for relaxing and looking out over the Lombok Strait.

  • Mini Bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Private Terrace or Balcony
  • En-suite Open Air Bathroom
  • Double or Twin beds



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What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactly what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

7 Nights at the Lotus Bungalows in Bali

Thank you so much for your input and patience in creating it for us. Can’t wait to book next year now!! “Lotus Bungalows lived up to expectations – a lovely small and friendly resort, quiet, with a great sea front location, plenty of greenery, friendly staff and a good restaurant. Gangga Divers were excellent. A very well run and efficient outfit. Our equipment was taken from us on arrival and looked after and kept for us throughout. Our daughter (aged 12) was taken through her Open Water Diver Course with individual tuition and I felt totally confident in leaving her in very capable hands. I have totally re-found my dive confidence thanks to great divemasters. The diving was varied to suit individual abilities, and there are some lovely dive sites in the area – reached by Gangga Divers two great dive boats. After diving our kit was washed and maintained for us – all we had to do was turn up and dive!”

Jennifer B

7 nights at the Lotus Bungalows with 5 days diving

I would just like to say a big thank you for helping me organise a fabulous holiday and one that i will endeavour to return too soon. The ground organisation from booking the holiday to arriving at the hotel was again fantastic, very helpful and truly professional, the pick and hotel check was smooth, well organised and again and outstanding help. First time in Bali but without a doubt i would rate 10 out of 10 and I have recommended this holiday and Ultimate Diving to other dive buddies.

Paul B

7 nights in Wakatobi and 7 nights in Bali

Excellent-tip top at Wakatobi, very good at Lotus Bungalows – but maybe a little bit tired – but still very enjoyable with everything else as expected,very clean,decent food and choice, friendly, good service with nothing being any trouble for any of the staff- a very relaxed place with beautiful gardens and stunning views Both Wakatobi & Gangga Divers A1 the best we have experienced and we have never had a bad experience! A high 10+ out of 10. From the initial contact with Ultimate Diving their helpfulness, friendliness ,knowledge and experience have all been at the forefront, with no hard sell or pressure being put upon you. Very professional.

Norma H

14 nights at the Lotus Bungalows with 10 days diving.

Firstly the diving was the best organised and effortless diving that we have experienced. Everything went like clockwork, The mantra from all of the Lotus Bungalows and Gangga diving personnel was “you are on holiday – enjoy” and they did their very best to make this so. The hotel has a glorious setting, however no beach or bar, drinks are ordered from the restaurant and brought to you, it is within a sedate walking distance of the local bars, restaurants and amenities, no television (a plus for us) but they do have a collection of character cats (a plus for Ruth) and free Wi Fi. To keep this short, if you want 5 star accommodation find a 5 star hotel if you want a 6 star commitment to enjoying your diving holiday in a very relaxed friendly but professional atmosphere we recommend, unreservedly, Lotus Bungalows and Gangga Divers. Regards

Jones D.

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Gangga Divers

Lotus Bungalows Resort, Candidasa

Lotus Bungalows is home to Gangga Divers, a well-established dive operation with various centre's running within Indonesia. Situated on the grounds of the resort, this PADI 5* star certified dive centre operates the highest international standards of diving safety along with excellent customer service.

Gangga Divers is run by international instructors, fully qualified dive masters and guides who pride themselves in offering a personalised service to suit divers of all levels and experience. This award winning centre proposes everything from complete beginner courses, through to a full range of PADI scuba diving courses, nitrox diving is free of charge and they are the only centre in Bali offering a specialty course for Rebreather diving.

The dive centre offers a full range of good, reliable and fully serviced equipment. If you have your own dive gear, the centre has space, with a separate drying area for wetsuits and for you to store your equipment during your stay. Gangga Divers owns two fully equipped dive boats, customers along with dive gear are transferred to the boats by car where the experienced dive crew will ensure you are well looked after. Lunch and beverages are served on the boat and tanks and weights are provided upon arrival.

Diving Courses:

All courses include equipment, certification, manuals, English speaking instructor and lunch when diving in Bunaken and Lembeh. Manuals, certification fees and boat transportation are not included and will be charged at the dive centre.

Equipment Rental The below rates are per person per day and paid locally

PADI Scuba Diver

This course is a subset of the PADI Open Water Dive Course. If you’re short on time but really want to become a diver, The PADI Scuba Diver rating might be right for you.

The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:

PADI Open Water Referral

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

From the beginning to end of the course, you will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including areas such as dive equipment and techniques that will give you the confidence and skill to become a responsible diver.

You attain this rating by completing five pool dives and a number of knowledge development sessions with a final exam (which is not rocket science its just diving) and by completing four open water dives.

PADI Open Water Diver

This is the most popular dive program in the world! And can be your chance to have a lifetime of intense adventures.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

The Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the opportunity to take your diving skill to the next level through three new areas of diving.
You complete your Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation Dive, Night Dive and two other dives for a total of five to attain your Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

This certification includes five dives, including the Deep Diver, the Underwater Navigation Diver and three of the following: You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, for a total of five dives. During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks and many more.

PADI Scuba Review

Refresh your scuba diving skills and knowledge. Go over important dive safety concepts.

You’ll go over important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management. Your PADI Professional will have you practice putting your gear together and doing a pre-dive safety check with your buddy. In the water, you’ll review all the basic scuba skills with a focus on good buoyancy control.

PADI Rescue Diver

Become a Rescue Diver. A great level to be. You will have the skills to aid your fellow divers in an emergency.

The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include: