The Tamarind Resort on Nusa Lembongan

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Updated: May 31, 2023

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Hotel Essentials
• Location: In a village on the northwestern side of Nusa Lembongan island (off the southeast side of Bali), close to the Beach, and accessible by speedboat.
• Hotel website:
• Hotel phone: +62 822-5252-5939
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Lounge chairs by an infinity pool overlooks the ocean.

The beautiful view from the rooftop infinity pool at The Tamarind Resort.

The Tamarind Resort — So stylish and convenient -very suitable for families.

Named after the 300-year-old tree at the front, the Tamarind boutique resort is conveniently located at the southern end of Jungutbatu village (which has numerous facilities). The luxurious villas are lovingly furnished, surprisingly large, and pleasingly quiet. Many have superb views of the sea, coast, and village from a substantial balcony. The resort is layered up a steep section of land, with lots of steps, especially to the rooftop infinity pool (for those staying in special villas). This pool offers a swim-up bar and unrivaled views. Another pool sits along the classy restaurant, and a third is designed just for children. Families can book villas with two or three bedrooms, a spacious living area, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a private rooftop. The hotel prides itself on its world-class service to guests, from booking to collection at the speedboat terminal (300m away) and for a range of tours and activities across the island.

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The Tamarind Resort – The Location

  • Area: At the southern end of Jungutbatu village, where the main road heads upwards and inland. Quiet location, and within a few minutes walk of the beach and facilities in the village.
  • Address: Jalan Jungutbatu road 1, Jungutbatu, the main village on the island of Nusa Lembongan. About 30 minutes by speedboat from Bali (or longer if coming from the Gili Islands).
  • How to Get There: The only way to reach Nusa Lembongan island is by speedboat from Sanur or Padangbai on Bali, often with connections to/from the Gili Islands. Compare schedules and book online. Most boats land in the southern section of Jungutbatu, about 300m away. Note: getting on/off speedboats involves wading through the water, sometimes knee-high.

The Tamarind Resort – The Basics

  • Guests: Caters well for all – from those on a romantic getaway to large families.
  • Beach: The beach is about 300m away – down toward the village and then left (west). The sand is a little dirty there because of the nearby boats. Nicer stretches of sand are only a few minutes walk further north.
  • Views: Most villas have floor-to-ceiling windows offering extensive views – some as far as Mount Agung volcano on the main island of Bali.
  • Kitchen: The Luxury Private Villas have a fully-equipped kitchen.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +62 8111 1310 6492
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The Tamarind Resort – Amenities

  • Pool: Three gorgeous pools. One for all guests is next to the restaurant. Another for children that’s a little hard to find up the steps. A third for those staying in the Luxury Private Villas is on the rooftop offering unparalleled views and a swim-up bar.
  • Spa: Amlika Spa & Wellness helps guests unwind with an impressive range of treatments.
  • Activities: Yoga classes. Cooking classes. Beach walks.
  • Fitness Center: Large and well-equipped, considering the limited number of guests.
  • Other Facilities: Lounge and library at the reception area for late flights home. Bicycle rental.

The Tamarind Resort – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: The Indica Restaurant is sophisticated and pleasantly located on a breezy lower level alongside one of the pools. Fresh seafood, wood-fired pizzas, and hearty breakfasts. Also, offers special romantic dinners.
  • Breakfast: Sometimes included. Check when booking.
  • Room Service: Available during restaurant hours from about 7 am to 9 pm daily.

The Tamarind Resort – Rooms

  • Room Types: Candrika Suites • Atapa Suites • Pavana Suites • Luxury Private Villas (with one, two, or three bedrooms) • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking in the villas, but permitted in public areas.
  • Best Room: The Pavana Suites are on a corner with incredible views. Otherwise, the Luxury Private Villas have one, two, or three bedrooms, a living area, a kitchen, butler service, and a private rooftop.
  • For Families: The Luxury Private Villas have two or three bedrooms, a huge living area, and a fully-equipped kitchen.

The Tamarind Resort – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: Expect to do plenty of walking. Bicycles are a great option in and around Jungutbatu village but nowhere else because of the hills and potholes around the island. Rent bikes in the village or ask at the resort.
  • Other Transport: Officially, no cars are allowed on the island. Motorbikes are easy to rent and a terrific way to explore; licenses are not required. “Taxis” (pickup trucks) ply the narrow roads, operated by hotels and speedboat companies, so arrange a lift through the resort. Rent drive-yourself buggies at Mushroom Bay and charter boats for a more scenic way to reach remote parts of the island.

The Tamarind Resort – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

A group of cheap and cheerful eateries offers tables almost on the sand. Perfect at sunset and about 300m away. They’re also close to where the speedboats go to and from Bali. To get there from the Tamarind, walk towards the village, take the first left, and turn (west) towards the beach. These include:

Several stylish restaurants and bars are along the path that clings to the nearby cliffs. Walk down the road from the Tamarind and take the first left (west) to the beach. Then turn left again and look for the stone path just past the two cafés mentioned above. About 500m.

Nearby Shops & Market

  • A few minimarts and low-key shops are along the main street in Jungutbatu, about 500m away, but nothing else to get excited about.

Nearby Attractions

  • Mushroom Bay – (3km) is more appealing than Jungutbatu for swimming and snorkeling, but you need to motorbike to access it.
  • Song Lambung – Also called Coconut Beach or Selambung, is even better. This Crusoe-esque cove of white sand is a delightful 10-minute walk south of the resort via the beach. Follow the new path and boardwalk that skirts around the cliffs and passes the three restaurants mentioned above.
  • Scuba Diving – Arrange more serious exploration of the underwater delights around the island through scuba diving agencies in Jungutbatu.

The Tamarind Resort – The Hotel

A road that goes past the Tamarind Resort.

The Tamarind Resort is on the southern edge of Jungutbatu, the main village on Nusa Lembongan. This island is about 30 minutes by speedboat from the main island of Bali.

An orange sign outside the hotel that reads, "The Tamarind, Nusa Lembongan."

The Tamarind is a sophisticated five-star boutique resort in a convenient part of the island.

Stone steps lead up to the lobby.

Management rightly prides itself on the quality of its service to guests.

Long couches line a wall.

A lounge in the lobby provides a place for guests to relax if they have late flights or have arrived before check-in.

A view of the thatched roofs and ocean from a balcony at the villa.

Nestled into a hill, the Tamarind has beautiful views of the water.

A person sits on a bright blue beanbag on the beach.

The main attraction of staying in Jungutbatu is the lovely beach only 300m away.

Lounge chairs sit by a pool.

One of the three pools is along the restaurant at a lower level.

Lounge chairs sit on the side of the pool.

There are plenty of lounge chairs for the limited number of guests.

A tree grows over the pool.

Providing shade at the main pool is the 300-year-old namesake Tamarind tree.

An overhead view of the pool and deck.

At a higher level is another pool for guests staying in the Luxury Private Villas.

The infinity pool blends into the sky.

The infinity pool for guests at the Luxury Private Villas is quite superb.

A view of the ocean from the infinity pool.

The pool on the resort’s rooftop offers sweeping views across the sea and village.

Stone stools sit underwater at the swim-up bar.

The rooftop pool has a swim-up bar.

Small bamboo sticks create the phrase, "Welcome to the Tamarind."

A hand-made greeting on the bed in the room.

A couch sits next to a desk and tv.

The suites are surprisingly large – certainly more spacious than most similar resorts around the island.

Two single beds sit next to a small bench.

Some suites and villas have twin beds and are ideal for families who book adjoining rooms.

Cushioned chairs and a sofa sit on the balcony of the villa.

Most rooms have a balcony, but those on the lower levels have a quiet patio.

An entrance to a villa.

The design of the suites is impressive.

The outside of a villa balcony.

The Luxury Private Villas have one, two, or three bedrooms.

Two massage beds sit in a room.

Amlika Spa & Wellness is as luxurious as imagined at this five-star boutique resort.

A deep tub with sculptures.

The spa at the Tamarind Resort offers an impressive range of treatments.

Treadmills and weight machines sit in a workout room.

The fitness center is large and well-equipped.

A few bikes sit on a sidewalk.

Guests can rent bicycles at the resort. Cycling is a great way to get around Jungutbatu village, but not along the steep and potholed roads elsewhere.

Tables in a restaurant sit by a pool.

The resort restaurant sits alongside the main pool.

A bowl of overnight oats, mango, yogurt, honey, and granola.

Breakfast is sometimes included for guests. Check when booking.

A sign outside a cafe.

About 300m from the resort is a cluster of nice, inexpensive cafes facing the beach.

Table and chairs sit on the sand.

These inexpensive beachside cafes, only 300m from the resort, are ideal for watching the sunset.

A plate of skewered meat, rice, and veggies.

Meals at the White Corner cafe are tasty and cheap. About 300m from the resort.

A cement walkway by some cafes.

This path from the southern end of Jungutbatu beach (and past the White Corner cafe mentioned above) leads to several classy restaurants and bars.

A bartender works out of a VW van.

Particularly cute is the Thai Pantry, about 500m from the resort via the beach and path that clings to the cliffs.

Diner tables sit on a wood balcony over the water.

Ware Ware Warung is one of the first on the path along the cliffs from the beach.

Diner tables sit on a balcony over the ocean.

Especially popular is The Deck Cafe & Bar along the cliffside path 500m from the Tamarind.

A view of the boats on the water from the balcony.

The views are sublime from The Deck Cafe & Bar and the other cliffside restaurants along the path, 500m from the resort.

A DJ mixes on a board on the balcony over the ocean.

The Deck Cafe & Bar has DJs some nights.

Several tour boats sit parked on the shore.

Organize boat trips at Jungutbatu beach, about 300m from the resort, or ask at the resort.

Jungutbatu beach with boats park in the ocean.

Jungutbatu beach is several kilometers north of the resort.

Children play in the shore while watching the sun set.

The sunsets along Jungutbatu are as magical as those on the main island of Bali.

An snorkling advertising sign on the beach

Snorkeling trips and other water sports are easy to arrange from vendors at the beach or from the resort.

A travel agency store with signs advertising trips.

There are enough facilities for tourists along the main street of Jungutbatu, about 500m from the resort.

A motorcycle is parked next to a Rent Motor Bike sign.

The best (and only) way to explore the island is to rent a motorbike. This is cheap and easy to do at agencies along the main street.

People stand waiting on the beach.

Most speedboats to Bali and the Gili Islands leave from a spot on Jungutbatu beach, only 300m from the resort.

People wait under a shelter on the beach.

There’s no jetty at the terminal in Sanur where speedboats leave for the 30-minute trip to Nusa Lembongan island. Visitors must wade through water to get on or off the boats, sometimes knee-deep.

A stone walkway along the shore.

This path passes The Deck Café & Bar (mentioned above) for 750m to the magnificent Song Lambung beach.

A red boat sits on the shore.

Worth the 750m walk from the resort via the cliffside path is the gorgeous beach at Song Lambung. Check rates and availability: The Tamarind Resort

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