Hotel Genggong in Candidasa, Bali

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Updated: May 24, 2023

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Hotel Essentials
• Location: In Candidasa (eastern Bali), on the water but no real beach, and about 1.5 hours from the airport.
• Hotel website:
• Hotel phone: +62 (0)363 438 1005
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The lawn and beach front of the hotel.

The beautiful setting at Hotel Genggong.

Hotel Genggong – Stylish design, excellent service, and incredible views.

The overwhelming attraction of this charming boutique resort is the wow setting. It directly faces the sea and is quietly located in the most serene part of Candidasa (which is very laidback anyway.) Traditional fishing boats line the beach while small islands pepper the view. The Hotel Genggong offers old-style bungalows and a three-level building with modern rooms and a living area. All accommodations provide sublime ocean views from floor-to-ceiling windows and extra-wide balconies or patios. However, views are better on the upper floors. Hotel Genggong has a divine pool, billiard-table lawns under palms, a charming beachfront restaurant, and outstanding service. Moreover, boat trips and snorkeling are easy to arrange, and all rates include breakfast.

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Hotel Genggong – The Location

  • Address: Jalan Pantai Indah street (also called Jalan Puri Bagus), in the far eastern end of Candidasa. This street branches off the main road as it heads inland. Look for the sign about 250m after entering the street from the main road. The reception area is about 50m down a path.
  • Area: Candidasa is a low-key area in eastern Bali. Tourists often ignore it because it’s farther from the airport than Kuta, Ubud, and there is no real beach. It also has no malls, nightclubs, or surfers – which is precisely why some come to Candidasa.
  • How to Get There: Few metered taxis will go this far from the airport (about 1.5 hours), so charter a car with a driver at the airport or arrange a transfer with the resort.

Hotel Genggong – The Basics

  • Guests: Most guests are young couples or in a group. Families are welcome but may not enjoy the lack of things to do in Candidasa.
  • Beach: Candidasa is, in fact, a beach resort without a beach. The beach in front of the resort is gritty, lined with fishing boats, and not really suitable for swimming or even walking. Most sand is gray and often disappears at high tide.
  • Views: All rooms face the sea. Those on the upper two floors have unobstructed views – probably the finest in Candidasa. Views at ground level are partially blocked by trees and the pool.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +62 (0)363 438 1005
  • Email:
  • Website:

Hotel Genggong – Amenities

  • Pools: The pool is sizeable, considering the limited number of guests. Facing the sea and surrounded by lawn.
  • Spa: No spa, but can arrange massages through the hotel.
  • Fitness Center: None.
  • Activities: Easily book boat trips and snorkeling from people on the beach in front. Laundry Service.

Hotel Genggong – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant/Bar: The lovely Samuh Restaurant is worth visiting – even if staying elsewhere. Open all day, with a focus on traditional Indonesian and Balinese food. Tables inside or on the lawn meters from the sea. Daily specials and top-notch service.
  • Breakfast: All rates include breakfast.
  • Room Service: Available daily during restaurant hours from 7 am to 8 pm.

Hotel Genggong – Rooms

  • Room Types: Sea View Garden Superior • Sea View Sky Superior • Sea View Bungalow • Sea View Garden Deluxe • Sea View Sky Deluxe • Sea View Royal • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking allowed on the grounds.
  • Best Room: The Sea View Royal. The finest sea views in Candidasa from a wide terrace and superbly decorated.
  • For Families: Not really set up for families. Ask about booking adjoining rooms or squeezing a fold-up bed into a room or bungalow.

Hotel Genggong – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: The hotel is only 250m from the main road through Candidasa. The area is flat and great for walking and cycling, but there is traffic noise along the main road. Rent bicycles from the resort.
  • Public Transport:Long-distance minibusses travel along the main road through Candidasa via the turnoff to Padangbai. They’re a cheap (but uncomfortable) way to travel through eastern Bali.
  • Cars & Taxis: No metered taxis in this area, so charter a car with a driver from someone along the main road or, better, through the resort. Renting a car is possible from local agencies, but driving is not recommended anywhere in Bali.
  • Motorbikes: Useful for getting around the region and cheap and easy to rent from agencies along the main road. A motorbike taxi called an ojek is a popular transport option. These may not operate in Candidasa but try through the downloadable apps Grab and Gojek.

Hotel Genggong – What’s Nearby?

Distances are from the start of the access path (50m) from the resort.

Best Nearby Restaurants Bars

  • Arco Iris – Comfortable and breezy setting. Fresh bread, grilled seafood, and happy hours. 100m along the street away from the main road.
  • Warung Moka – Firm favorite, friendly, and family-run, with tasty meals at low prices. Opposite from where the resort path meets the street.
  • The 48 Shisha and Resto – Superb position down a quiet lane facing the lagoon. Colorful décor, big servings, varied menu, and friendly staff. 400m along the main road.
  • Vincent’s – Stylish restaurant/bar with live jazz some nights. Quiet garden setting in the back. 350m along the main road.
  • Ganesha Lodge – French-influenced restaurant with reasonable prices and a friendly setting among lush gardens. 250m along the side street from the hotel (away from the main road).
  • Aquaria Resort – Fresh ingredients, excellent service, and exceptionally romantic at night. 300m along the street (towards the main road).

Nearby Shops

  • Enough facilities along the main road 500m from the resort, but the choice is limited. With no malls and few boutiques, shopping in Candidasa is far less sophisticated than in Seminyak or Ubud.

Hotel Genggong – The Hotel

A motorcyclist rides down a small paved road.

Hotel Genggong is a charming boutique resort along a quiet side street in the finest part of Candidasa, a low-key but likable tourist region in eastern Bali.

A sign that reads, "Hotel Genggong."

Look for the sign about 250m along the street from the main road.

A small brick road leads behind houses.

This path from the street leads about 50m to the reception area.

The lawn and beach front of the hotel.

The setting is a definite wow!

Small fishing boats line the beach.

The Genggong is attractively positioned facing the sea. However, the beach out front is gray, gritty, and not really suitable for swimming (although some guests do).

The pool sits next to the ocean.

No need to swim in the sea with such a lovely pool.

Two lounge chairs sit by the pool and face the sea.

The pool at the resort is large and never crowded.

A three-story hotel building faces a lawn.

Most rooms are in this three-level building about 30m from the sea.

Two chairs sit outside on a balcony.

Rooms on the upper floors have an extra-wide balcony with outdoor furniture.

The view of the ocean from a balcony.

The upper levels have impressive sea views.

A bed, tv, small sofa and coffee table, sit in a room.

The Superior Rooms are spacious and nicely furnished.

A bed with a towel sculpture that and flowers sit in a room.

The comfortable beds ensure a good night’s sleep.

A row of table and chairs inside a restaurant with sliding glass doors open wide.

Yet another attraction of staying at the resort is the Samuh Restaurant.

A small table and two chairs sits by the shore.

The resort Samuh restaurant also offers tables on the lawn only meters from the sea.

A light wood counter next to tables and chairs.

The restaurant is very inviting.

A bowl of fresh fruit drizzled with yogurt and granola.

All rates include breakfast.

Light green cushioned benches sit on a colorful balcony.

The cafe at the Arco Iris hotel offers fresh bread, grilled seafood, and happy hours, almost opposite the beginning of the path to the resort.

A long wood table.

Highly recommended is Warung Moka, a family-run cafe with tasty meals at low prices. Less than 100m toward the main road from the path to the resort.

A wood counter and chairs with a view of a lily pond.

The 48 Shisha and Resto faces the lagoon. About 500m along the main road.

A table sits under a thatched roof canopy.

Ganesha Lodge French-influenced cafe is delightfully laid back. About 250m along the street (away from the main road).

A corner of a restaurant with a whicker sofa and chairs.

The stylish Vincent’s restaurant and bar along the main road, 500m from the resort.

A white whicker table sits by the pool at night.

The restaurant at the Aquaria Resort is particularly romantic. 300m along the street (towards the main road).

Small colorful boats sit on the shore.

It’s easy to arrange boat trips from men who hang around the beach at the resort.

A wide lily pad pond.

This scenic lagoon dominates the main road in eastern Candidasa, about 500m along the main road from the resort.

A temple with yellow and white umbrellas along a road.

The main village temple is opposite the lagoon, less than a 10-minute walk from the resort.

An open souvenir shop with lots of trinkets.

Some facilities are along the main road in Candidasa, about 300m from the hotel, but nothing like Kuta or Seminyak.

The sun sets over the beach.

Not like the sunsets at Jimbaran or Seminyak, but still very nice.

A mural with a heart and text that reads, "I heart the beach."

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