Aquaria..A tranquli waterfront oasis in the heart of Candi Dasa, traditional East Bali. An easy relaxed retreat on the sea with a lovely spa and healthy daily breakfasts.
Chill out, refresh and experience simple luxury, low key attentive service.
WELCOME TO AQUARIA BALI
You will find us on the water’s edge in the heart of Candi Dasa, East Bali. We invite you to venture down our cool, palm tree lined driveway towards the sea and discover our boutique retreat. Simple styling, villa atmosphere, environmentally conscious, fresh and different.
Our apartments and rooms are spacious, airy, and simply yet elegantly furnished. Clean architectural lines and cool colours; oversized terraces; sea or pool view rooms; all on one level. We have renovated using feng shui principles with flair and grace.
Life is simplified at Aquaria. After a hard day of sunbathing, sightseeing or relaxing, why not enjoy a soothing massage in our small spa overlooking the waves - a great way to finish the day.
And the difference is... we are not just another Candi Dasa Hotel but a retreat - following eco principles and offering our guests a place to refresh, unwind, renew, relax and re-balance.
Enjoy life’s simple pleasures soaking up the sun, sipping a fresh juice and swimming chemical-free in the natural stone, ionised pool - cool, clean and aquamarine.
We are very appealing to travellers who are travelling alone, there is privacy and company to be had in Aquaria! and we have lots of women who are comfortable to be here on their own.
We have an amazing and affordable Spa on site and healthy option restaurant. We can organise any tour you wish ,but you will not be hasselled to take one!
Interaction with Guests
Our staff are lovely, you will get to know them well when you come, they are very proud of their work and service attentive but not intrusive .Jeni and Glyn come and go from Nz. We find that while the apartments are private that our guests interact in a casual and informative way with one another.
Candi Dasa was set for the big lights of tourism but it didn't happen! Lovely village on the waters edge with easy access to world class diving and snorkling. Good restaurants and plenty of choice but you will not be overwhelmed!
Easy to orgnise a drive to anywhere you wish, car and moped hire on the doorstep.
We are usually done of for the day by 10 pm! We will never be on any show detailing the nightlife in Bali!!
When it comes to Candidasa, Aquaria seems to be among the very best, if not THE best. If you are looking within this price point (a very reasonable price point for all the amenities and atmosphere you will get), I cannot imagine finding anything better. We were very comfortable here and enjoyed the pool and access to the sea immensely. Further, the restaurant and food was the best we had in Candidasa! They have a solid all-day menu, but their specials and an entire section of their menu changes daily. Also, note that the massage services offered at Aquaria, while slightly higher than other options in the area, was WONDERFUL and worth the slight up-charge.
The only recommendation I have is that, if you are going to book this accommodation, you may wish to do so directly from their website and/or a third party booking agency (i.e (website hidden)) rather than airbnb. First, Aquaria Resort is not the type of accommodation that airbnb intends to be a service for. Second, their reservation system does not link with airbnb, and our reservation was lost/not recognized by the staff upon arrival. The staff quickly fixed this issue (after asking for our confirmation email). However, save yourself any issue and book using the more appropriate methods.
Lastly, the only feedback I have is that the staff sometimes does not seem to quite understand their own menu (note again that it changes daily!) or their happy hour options. They also sometimes seem a bit indifferent about things. However, this was not a negative, just the something that could be improved upon!
All in all, a great find.
The Acquaria was a lovely place with a fantastic setting overlooking the sea, nice rooms and very good food. The staff was very helpful. We will definitely come back again.
This place is a little piece of paradise. I had been to Amed and Tulamben in previous trips and loved it. But this time I didn't want to go this far and found out that Candidasa could be a good choice with the snorkelling and white sand beach nearby. This hotel, right on the ocean (no beach), go down the stairs and you can start snorkeling, at sunrise or sunset. Come back and enjoy their very nice and long swimming pool, very good food that changes every day. I definitely recommend. Thanks also for the very nice birthday cake, we will definitely come back! Yoni & Tracy
Wir haben zwei Nächte im Aquaria Resort verbracht. Es war wirklich toll. Die Angestellten waren sehr hilfsbereit und aufmerksam. Man hatte nicht das Gefühl von jemandem was aufgedrängt zu bekommen. Das Essen dort hat sehr gut geschmeckt. Es lohnt sich dort auch Abend zu essen. Das Essen war frisch und einfach lecker. Alles in allem sehr saubere Zimmer, nette Gastgeber und eine ruhige Umgebung. Wir würden jede Zeit wieder dort Buchen.
We loved our stay very much! Manek , our driver picked us up at the airport in the middle of the night. We arrived in Aquaria at 2 o'clock in the night and a member of the staff brought us some snacks. Staff is really wonderful. We also got a late check out.We highly recommend Aquaria en we certainly will come back. Koert and Clara
Aquaria does well in Candidasa, a place ripe with beach side resorts. The price vs value graph is off the charts - I cant imagine ever finding a place that is so well adorned at such a price! A quiet eco resort with a rustic feel manages to endear you from the moment to enter. Its small enough to be cozy and has all the basic ammenities such as hot water, good pressure on the water, wifi, comfy beds/pillows, and sufficient mosquito protections. Includes a TV too but we were too busy being lazy to turn it on.
We booked through airbnb, and the owners/management were very prompt to respond to any queries we had.
The staff are really courteous and you have the option of having your included breakfast on your room patio, where you can watch nothing except the sea and waves.
Staff also were happy to arrange a quick noodle meal when we arrived late and everything else was shut. Thats showing the extra mile willingness. Good job! Staff also able to drive you to restaurants in the area, and make phone call arrangements if needed.
Daily breakfast is a treat where fresh food is made, organic veggies and fruits and a combination of fruit and juice that changes daily. Perfect start. Located close to good dive sites in Candidasa too! RECOMMENDED !!
Room Tip: There are pool rooms and ocean rooms. Prefer Ocean rooms - maybe higher priced.
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Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
Great experience can't wait to return. Jinny and glinn were outstanding but their staff were amazing too. They have it figured out in this hidden gem of a place in candidasa. Highly recommend. We will be back.
Jeni and Glyn have made an Oasis in the charming chaos of Bali, originally from New Zealand, they now offer the best of Bali with a distinctly Nz twist in their charming resort (website hidden) a Designer of all things beautiful Jeni understands the joy of simplicity.