Cile Emas has some of that x-factor magic that is difficult to aptly describe! Nicole and Jochen are the two very gracious and engaging hosts who have created this tranquil respite from touristy Bali. The rooms are lovely (and SUPER CELAN) and we stayed in the Lumbung which was the quietest, nicest spot to stay in our opinion but the other rooms/bungalows looked great as well.
People have had mixed opinions about sharing communal meals which we read before arriving at Cili Emas. In our opinion it truly added to the delight of the place and we thoroughly enjoyed the delicious meals served to a friendly group of travellers. It would be a definite plus if you were travelling on your own too. Nicole or Jochen or both enjoy dinner with their guests which also adds to the experience as they eagerly share their experiences of Bali and their passion for what they do.
Most importantly they have instilled a confidence and a quiet strength in their staff which was refreshing and evident. Attentive and friendly at all times they are a great team and produce tasty and healthy meals. Possibly the best food we had in Bali! Which is also why we have to mention Nyoman the "superwomen" of Cili Emas who not only manages most of the day-to-day tasks but is also the head chef. Be sure to do the cooking class with Nyoman while you are there - it entails Nyoman's enthusiastic Bali cooking techniques and anecdotes about Bali life and results in the evening meal for all the guests! A fine way to spend an afternoon and evening!
Tejakula is definitely off the beaten track and a walk up into the town is easy and there are many activities on offer should you wish to throw yourself into the hustle bustle. Having done a lot of sightseeing before arriving at Cili emas, my husband and I rather chose to enjoy their lovely gardens and communal areas for reading and relaxing and swimming and of course a fine massage or two. Nicole also has plans for a Yoga studio which is in process.
The beach is rocky so don't expect a long white sandy beach but if you're looking for a place to hideaway and enjoy the calm gentle side of Bali then this is certainly the place for you.
Magical, dreamy, tranquil and peaceful. Thank you Cili Emas! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Bali, the Island of the gods. Spend your holiday in our Resort which is in the middle of a tropical paradise on the untouched North Bali coast. Enjoy your individual dream vacation for your body, mind and well-being in Cili Emas Oceanside Resort. In our Resort you can spend your holiday, enjoy massage and wellness treatments, experience relaxation and regeneration, book a seminar or offer a seminar yourself. The Cili Emas Oceanside Resort is located in a small fishermen´s village on the authentic North coast of Bali, directly on the beach of the Indian Ocean, in the middle of endless coconut groves, surrounded by green chains of mountains and lush vegetation.Almost all of our bungalows, with ocean view and a small private patio, offer you privacy in the middle of an exotic garden. Our nice swimming pool, Spa-Area, sea, as well as our restaurant and pavillion offer you varied surroundings and wellness opportunities. ... more less
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- Cili Emas Oceanside Resort Tejakula, Bali