We traveled to Bali at the end of April and narrowed our accommodation choices to Amanusa and St. Regis. We decided on Amanusa because of its reputation for excellence but were initially apprehensive of our choice on two accounts; first, it is an older property and second, it wasn’t beachfront. In the end, we discovered our fears unfounded. The property was very well maintained, reflecting the room rates, and the beach was much more tranquil and exclusive than that of St. Regis’. The Amanusa beach consisted of nine beach bales while the St. Regis beach was lined with three long rows of beach loungers. The privacy and serentity at the Amanusa beach more than made up for the lack of direct beach access. As a side note, we never had to wait for transportation to get to and from the beach and the safari jeeps were fun to ride in.
Amanusa’s excellent service has been mentioned in previous entries so I will not elaborate. However, I would like to mention the VIP immigration service for Amanusa guests. Denpasar airport is infamous for being slow. We passed through immigration in a mere 20 minutes and was escorted to the Amanusa van outside. This made for an excellent start to a restful holiday.More