About This Listing
A peaceful slice of paradise at the foot of Mount Agung.
Kubu Carik: literally translated: A hut in the rice fields.
Nestled in an oasis of green, overlooking the rice fields, Kubu Carik (pronounced Kubu Charik) offers a secluded retreat from the crowds. Everything you will need to escape from it all.
Private bungalows with each its own balcony overlooking the endless rice fields at the foot of the majestic volcano Gunung Agung. Here at Kubu Carik the outdoors meets the indoors with all the open spaces like our dining area adn living area.
Even from our fresh water pool you can enjoy the endless view.
Probably one of Bali's best kept secrets in the East of Bali.
Our pool is open to all guests - enjoy the cooling water and the amazing view of the rice fields at the same time.
Interaction with Guests
Every guest is treated as a friend with whom we would like to share all we know of Bali.
Kadek will treat you to home cooked Balinese meals or if you prefer he can prepare some amazing hamburgers!
Every one is either included in our daily life here (including impromptu parties) or left to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the East of Bali.
I speak English, Indonesian, German, Dutch and a little bit of French.
Besides extensive exploring of the rice fields right on our door step there are plenty of interesting places to visit in Karangasem.
Trek the many stairs of the Lempuyang temple, visit the cooling pools of Tirtagangga, step back in time in the Royal Palace in Amlapura or see how we shop for everything you can imagine in Amlapura.
A beautiful white sand beach is only short drive from our place or you might want to go snorkeling in Amed?
We can assist you with scooter rental or a driver with a car. For those more adventurous we can arrange a local "bemo" (mini bus).
Other Things to Note
Breakfast is included in the room rate and includes fresh home baked bread, home made jams and real butter!
We are trying to set an example in our area - please re-use your water bottles!
Smoking is permitted except in the bedrooms. Each bungalow has it's own private balcony where you may smoke.
Respect others and your environment!
Claudia and Ketut are running a unique and very special experience at Kubu Carik. The environment is superb, with absolutely stunning views and peaceful surrounds. One feels a world away from the busy Bali that exists not far away.
The rooms are gorgeous with a charm and craft that is just delightful.
Claudia is a great host with a wealth of knowledge and insight. I think we spent the majority of our stay philosophising and enjoying long discussions over very lengthy breakfasts! Thank you Claudia!
And the food... Best I've had in Indonesia. Absolutely divine. Thank you Ketut!
A truly memorable place; we'll be back.
It was my best New Year celebration in Bali that I ever had. 4 nights 5 days wasn't enough for me...Kubu Carik is very amazing place, not because only the location but the owner (Claudia and Pak Kadek)..they are very kind and lovely persons. And there are 4 lovely dogs as well, Robin, Scoopy, Mojo and Macan...they are sooooo CUTE :) and friendly.
Hopefully I can see them all soon....
my family and I really enjoyed our stay at Kubu Carik. If you are looking for a hidden paradise in Bali, Kubu Carik is the right place to stay. Claudia and Kadek welcomed us as friends, not as guests. We shared stories and had endless conversations! We will definitely recommend the place to our friends.
It was a short stay in Kubu Carik, too short. Indeed it is a hidden paradise, the minute you entered the Garden, you found yourself drown in the infinite quiet, calm wonderland,surrounded by varieties of flowers and trees. Birds are singing, dogs running, butterflies, fireflies, they don't building a paradise artificially, but only settle in the surroundings. Felt asleep while there were local ceremonies going, while it won't raise any noise, this place brings you the great inner peace simply words can't express.
Woke up while moonlights spread on you, cocks were singing, the glimpse through the window is gorgeous. There are so much more I can write about Kubu Carik, i just love this place so much, i am writing this when I am on the airplane going back to China, I can't write more, because I am afraid I will get too emotional. I will definitely go back again, whether I am alone or with companies! I miss Claudia& Cadek, Robin, Kespi and Popcorn already. Nate (phone number hidden)
This is definitely the best guesthouse I've ever stayed in. Incredible view from the balcony of our room! Currently I am working in a Hotel (on Tripadvisor under the top 5 in Bali) and we can't even offer this stunning view! :D Kadek even picked us up from a point near to the guest house. One of the dogs "Robin" came with us to a little trekking through the rice paddies. He showed us the way back afterwards, without him we would have been lost there. = )
All in all, it was perfect! Thank you.
We loved our stay at Kubu Carik with Claudia and Kadek. The location including room, outlook on the expansive rice paddies and surrounds far exceeded our expectations. Beside the views, the food was exceptional, noted highlights including freshly baked sourdough for breakfast with home made pineapple jam (thank you Claudia!). Dinners consisted of a range of Balinese delicacies lovingly prepared from scratch before each meal by Kadek, both a hugely accomplished and incredibly versatile cook. Our stay felt more like a home stay than a hotel stay in that it was all hands on deck by the owners, who were incredibly accommodating to our needs. Whether it came to catching a lift to the local market or providing transport/recommendations for snorkelling excursion, we always felt in very safe hands. This extended to the pricing policy - very fair and great value for money.
Another highlight was being invited to attend a Hindu ceremony at the family temple to coincide with the full moon. Having grown up in Indonesia as a child, old Bali has always been very close to my heart and Kubuk Carik and surrounds felt a bit like going back in time. The drive to Amed realistically is about half an hour so if you're after buzzy nightlife and instant access to a range of restaurants/cafes this place is probably not your bag. If on the other hand, you want to remove yourself from the rest of the world (helped by no wifi access) and get a taste for the unspoilt, pristine, colourful, slow paced Bali, this is your place.
Kubu Carik is the absolute perfect place for people looking for landescape of ricefields and hills.
The bedroom si very confortable and the view is amazing. Breakfast is delicious with home made bread and jams and anything else you would like.
Claudia & Kadec are very helpfull on everything you might need. The trekking we made with Kadec through the ricefields was very rewarding.
We decided to take our diner at Kubu Carik and we really appriciated those moments. The food was excellent and we had nice talks around the family table.
We highly recommand Kubu Carik !
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About the Host, Claudia
Grew up in South East Asia - mainly Indonesia, which is why I had to come back. I like to share what I know about Indonesia and why I love it there.
Hosting guests is a passion - whether it is great food, long discussions about life in Asia or showing my favorite places in the area - you will be treated as visiting friends.