Bali Seascape Beach Club Hotel in Candidasa, Bali

by Santorini Dave • Updated: February 11, 2019

Review of Bali Seascape Beach Club in Bali.

Bali Seascape Beach Club – Affordable and convenient resort catering for families.

With its low-key but welcoming beach club vibe, this place offers a range of rooms, apartments, and villas in a tranquil setting a short walk from the main road with its numerous cafés and shops. The all-around views of the hills, coastline, and islands offshore from the pool and upstairs rooms are superb, while a breakwater creates a tiny beach with safe and sheltered swimming. Rooms are comfortable and functional, and the units (apartments) offer a separate lounge/dining area and kitchenette, and enough space for two or more children. All accommodation is huddled together, however, so rooms could be noisy, but plenty of interesting activities are offered for families.

Bali Seascape Beach Club – The Location

  • Formerly known as the Bali Shangrila.
  • Address: Jalan Pantai Indah road, Candidasa, on the east coast of Bali.
  • Area: Faces the coast in a tranquil area. Along a quiet laneway that starts where the main road heads inland, but only 200m from the facilities and transport along the main road in Candidasa.
  • How to Get There: Few metered taxis and chartered cars from the airport (about 2 hours) will take anyone this far, so best to arrange transfers from the hotel. See under Local Transport later about tourist shuttle buses.
  • Handy to: Dive agency onsite. Snorkeling spots just offshore.

Bali Seascape Beach Club – The Basics

  • Guests: Focuses on families. Others may resent the noise from youngsters and guests attending the beach club during the day.
  • Beach: Candidasa is a chain of rocky coves with patches of gritty sand created by breakwaters. Unusually, there is a patch of sand in front of the hotel, with calm water for swimming and snorkeling.
  • Views: A few rooms, especially those on the upper floor, offer decent views of the sea, but most overlook the pool, which can get noisy.
  • Kitchen: The units (apartments) contain a kitchenette with limited facilities.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided at this sort of midrange resort in Candidasa.
  • Extras: DVD rental. Free shuttle service within Candidasa.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Wi-Fi: Free throughout for all guests.
  • Phone: (0)363 41829
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: baliseascapebeachclub.com

Bali Seascape Beach Club – Amenities

  • Pool: The pool can get crowded at times because it’s also a beach club attracting outside guests, and anyone eating at the restaurant can also use the pool. Includes a small area for children.
  • Spa & Fitness Center: Not really expected, nor provided, at this sort of midrange resort in Candidasa.
  • For Families: Baby-sitting.
  • Other Facilities: Shangrila Scuba Divers. Tours arranged through the front desk. Library.

Bali Seascape Beach Club – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: Alongside the pool, the airy Rathbone’s Bar and Restaurant offers a range of Indonesian and other meals, including weekly barbeques with seafood or a pig on a spit. Live music, happy hours, and cooking classes add to the appeal.
  • Breakfast: Not normally included, but can be paid for as an extra.
  • Room Service: Available during restaurant hours of 7 am to 9 pm.

Bali Seascape Beach Club – Rooms

  • Room Types: Units (with 1 or 2 bedrooms) • Studios • Rooms • Luxury Penthouse Suite
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking allowed in the rooms or public areas, but permitted elsewhere.
  • Best Room: The one-off Luxury Penthouse Suite offers far more space and optimal views of the sea.
  • For Families: Various options: the 1-bedroom units can sleep up to 4, while those with 2 bedrooms can accommodate up to 6. Studios can also squeeze in an extra single bed.

Bali Seascape Beach Club – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: The main road through Candidasa is only 1km long and an easy walk. The road is flat and reasonably wide (but very busy), so bicycles are a good option. Ask the hotel about rental.
  • Public Transport: Long-distance minibusses career along the road between Amlapura and Denpasar (via the turnoff to Padangbai), but not really needed in the local area.
  • Shuttle Bus: The main island-wide operator, Perama, offers several services daily to Kuta, Ubud, and Lovina, all via Padangbai. The office is at the far western end of the main road, 1.3km away. 16-minute walk.
  • Cars, Motorbikes, & Taxis: There are no metered taxis in this area, so charter a car with a driver from someone along the main road, or better, through the hotel. Renting a car is possible from local agencies (but not recommended anywhere in Bali), while motorbikes are easy to rent and a terrific way to explore the east coast.

Bali Seascape Beach Club – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

  • Along the laneway are several great options, including:
  • Warung Candidasa Moka – Popular for coffee, ribs, and cakes, as well as unfussy service, air-conditioning, and affordable meals. Opposite the Discovery resort, 100m back towards Candidasa. 2-minute walk.
  • Ganesha – Fascinating décor, set-priced menus, and numerous wines and homemade desserts. Daily specials add to the attraction. About 200m further along the laneway. 5-minute walk.
  • Where the laneway meets the main road, only 200m from the hotel entrance, are:
  • Vincent’s – Dedicated to Van Gogh, and featuring live jazz, lounge chairs, and quieter tables in a garden. 5-minute walk.
  • Warung Astawa (0)363 41363 – Opposite Vincent’s for duck, seafood platters, and set-priced menus of Balinese food, all at pleasingly low prices. 5-minute walk.
  • Dewata Agung – More traditional décor than others. Great for seafood, people-watching, and happy hours. Almost next to Vincent’s. 6-minute walk.

Shops

  • The 1km-long main road is bursting with all sorts of shops, from minimarts to souvenir stalls. No malls, but enough places to satisfy most.

Attractions

  • Candidasa is an ideal base for exploration of the east coast, including:
  • Tenganan (6km) – Fascinating millennia-old village pre-dating Hinduism. Maybe get a lift up by car or motorbike. The walk downhill (5km) to the main road in Candidasa is delightful. 14-minute drive.
  • Pasir Putih (8.4km) – One of Bali’s premier beaches, yet still remarkably underdeveloped. Accessible by public transport and lovely walk (1.5km) from the turnoff at Bugbug village. 21-minute drive.
  • Padangbai (13.7km) – With a scenic cove, more renowned as the terminal for speedboats to the Gili Islands. Accessible by public minibus, shuttle bus, and/or motorbike taxi. 25-minute drive.
  • Tirtagangga (16.6km) – Bali’s most exquisite water palace is accessible by public transport via Amlapura or shuttle bus. 30-minute drive.

Bali Seascape Beach Club – The Hotel

The resort is located in a quiet neighborhood of east Candidasa.

The resort is only 200m along a quiet laneway in the eastern end of Candidasa, on the east coast of Bali.

The resort is open to the public as it is also a beach club.

The resort is also a beach club, open to the public, so can get busy at times.

The friendly resort lobby has books, DVDs, and newspapers.

The lobby area is welcoming, offering books and DVDs for free rental, as well as daily English-language newspapers.

There is a Shangrila Scuba Divers center on-site.

The Shangrila Scuba Divers center is on-site.

The resort bar is very popular.

The bar between the lobby and pool is a popular hangout for expats and guests.

The resort's pool-side Rathbone's restaurant is pleasant.

Rathbone’s is a pleasant restaurant alongside the hotel pool.

The resort has a rare sandy beach with calm waters.

There is more sand in front of the Seascape than most other resorts n Candidasa, with the calm water protected by a reef and breakwater.

The raised walkway offers good views of the sea and distant mountains.

Views from the raised walkway include the distant mountains and islets just offshore.

The raised sandy lounge area offers great views.

The raised area of sand and grass at the hotel offers superb vistas and welcome breezes.

The 1 or 2-level room blocks mostly face the pool.

Rooms are in 1 or 2-level blocks that mostly face the pool.

Ground floor rooms have a small porch with some furniture.

Rooms on the ground level feature a small porch.

Rooms feature traditional furniture and simple design.

Rooms are comfortable, with a mix of traditional-style furniture and contemporary art.

Units feature a small kitchenette with bare necessities.

Units feature a corner kitchenette, but facilities are limited.

Some family-friendly units feature a huge lounge area.

Some units are ideal for families, with a huge lounge area.

Dewata Agung closer to the main road is an excellent place to eat.

One of several fabulous places to eat near where the laneway to the hotel meets the main road is Dewata Agung.

Vincent's Bar & Bistro features live jazz almost every night.

Almost next door to Dewata Agung, Vincent’s is a classy bar/bistro with tables at the back and live jazz most nights.

Warung Candidasa Moka nearby is great for coffee and simple meals.

A 1-minute walk towards the main road, Warung Candidasa Moka is a fine place for coffee and simple meals at inexpensive prices.

Ganesha restaurant down the laneway offers great food and decor.

A 3-minute stroll further up the laneway, Ganesh provides fab food and a fascinating décor.

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