Dream Beach Huts Hotel on Nusa Lembongan, Bali

by Santorini Dave • Updated: April 6, 2019

Review of Dream Beach Huts in Bali.

Dream Beach Huts – Traditional, rustic, and dreamy, facing a stunning but remote beach.

Balinese-owned and recently renovated, all the huts and bungalows are very comfortable and made of wood, with thatched roofs, funky outdoor bathrooms, and views of the ocean or the sandy gardens of pandanus and cactus. The 2-level huts contain 2 bedrooms and are ideal for families, while the most basic huts are a little too rustic. The split-level infinity pool seems to blend seamlessly into the horizon and along with the restaurant/bar, offers heavenly panoramas of the powdery-white bay which is, however, too dangerous for swimming or snorkeling. So, a hotel shuttle bus transports guests to Mushroom Bay, with the island’s safest beach, and Jungutbatu, home to numerous cafés and shops and the port for speedboats to/from Bali.

Dream Beach Huts – The Location

  • Address: At Dream Beach on the island of Nusa Lembongan, about 40 minutes by speedboat from Bali (or longer from the Gili Islands).
  • Area: In a remote area with only a few other low-key hotels/restaurants nearby.
  • How to Get There: The only way to reach Nusa Lembongan island is by speedboat from Sanur or Padangbai on Bali, often with connections to the Gili Islands. Compare schedules and book online. Most boats arrive at Jungutbatu, the main village, so contact the hotel about transfers. And note: getting on/off these speedboats often involves wading through the water (many times at least knee-deep).
  • Handy to: Dream Beach. Sunset Beach.

Dream Beach Huts – The Basics

  • Guests: Caters well for all, with accommodation suitable for families and couples on romantic getaways.
  • Beach: Close enough to Dream Beach to hear the constant crashing of waves; guests can even feel the spray of seawater at the pool. While the beach is beautiful, with powdery-white sand, and ideal for sunbathing and short walks, do not swim or snorkel there. Waves and undertows are often too scary even for experienced surfers.
  • Views: Some accommodations face the sea, but few offer ocean views. And others face the sandy gardens, which are dotted with cacti and other hardy plants.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Not expected or provided at this sort of traditional-style low-key resort on Nusa Lembongan.
  • Extras: Shuttle services to Mushroom Bay (safer for swimming and snorkeling) and Jungutbatu (the island’s best facilities and port for speedboats).
  • Wi-Fi: Check when booking because some guests may have to pay a hefty charge for use in their rooms. Free within the restaurant, bar, and lobby.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (0)821 2122 7151
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: dreambeachlembongan.com

Dream Beach Huts – Amenities

  • Pool: Split-level infinity pool with edges that seem to merge into the horizon, and extensive wooden decking. Note: The pool and hotel facilities are open to the public for a small fee, so are often busy.
  • Spa: The Dream Spa is modest, but offers a reasonable range of treatments. The shop sells ointments and other organic products.
  • Fitness Center: Not expected or provided at this sort of traditional-style low-key resort on Nusa Lembongan.
  • 
Other Facilities: Gift shop sells locally-made arts/crafts, including batik shirts and sarongs.

Dream Beach Huts – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: Café Pandan provides some of the most extraordinary views anywhere on Bali. Two levels alongside the pool and facing the sea. Best for seafood, coffee, and pizzas.
  • Breakfast: Usually included and better than normal, but check when booking.
  • Room Service: Limited service during restaurant hours from about 7 am to 8.30 pm.

Dream Beach Huts – Rooms

  • Room Types: Standard Garden Huts • Standard Ocean Huts • Deluxe Garden Huts • Deluxe Ocean Huts • Family Huts • Family House (only 1)
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking allowed in or anywhere near the rooms (all made from wood).
  • Best Room: The Deluxe Ocean bungalows are the closest to the beach. On 2 levels, they feature an elegant traditional design and chill-out area with a hammock on the ground floor.
  • For Families: The twin-level Family Huts feature 2 bedrooms, while the one-only Family House is particularly lovely: with a separate living area and 2 bedrooms.

Dream Beach Huts – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: Expect to do plenty of walking. Bicycles are a great option in and around Jungutbatu village but nowhere else because of the hills and potholes. Ask the hotel about bike rental.
  • Other Transport: No cars are allowed on the island. However, motorbikes are easy to rent and a terrific way to explore the island – and with no police, licenses are not required. New ‘taxis’ (pickup trucks) ply the narrow roads, but most are commandeered by speedboat companies and hotels, so arrange a lift through the hotel, if required. Cumbersome drive-yourself buggies can be rented at Mushroom Bay, and boats can be chartered anywhere for a more scenic way to reach remote parts of the island.

Dream Beach Huts – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

Shops

  • Decent minimart near the Kubu Resto, but no worthwhile shopping anywhere else outside of Jungutbatu or Mushroom Bay.

Attractions

  • Both Dream Beach and Sunset Beach (7-minute walk, 600m) are too dangerous for swimming or snorkeling. Far safer is Mushroom Bay, about 1.5km away and accessible by free hotel shuttle (11-minute drive or 17-minute walk). More serious exploration of the underwater delights can be arranged through a few scuba-diving agencies in Jungutbatu village.

Dream Beach Huts – The Hotel

Most guests arrive at Nusa Lembongan by speedboat from Sanur, but there is no terminal or jetty on the island.

There is no terminal or even jetty for boats to Nusa Lembongan island at Sanur on Bali.

Arriving and departing passengers have to wade through the water to get on or off the speedboats.

Passengers travelling by speedboat from Lembongan must wade through the sea to get on and off.

The resort is located in a remote and less developed are of the island.

Dream Beach Huts are located in a more remote and less developed area in the south of the island.

A poorly-paved road leads to the hotel.

The hotel is at the end of a poorly-paved road.

The beach in front of the hotel is almost private.

Dream Beach Huts is the only hotel to face the namesake beach.

Public can use the pool and hotel facilities for a small charge.

The infinity-edged pool and its facilities can also be used by the public for a small charge.

Café Pandan by the pool offers great views.

Alongside the hotel pool, Café Pandan offers some of the most sublime views anywhere on Bali.

The beachside setting offers views of the rest of Nusa Lembongan.

The hotel, restaurant, and bar are perched above Dream Beach, with more views across the rest of Nusa Lembongan.

The beach is nice but the water is too dangerous for swimming or snorkeling.

The beach is, well, dreamy, but waves and undertows ensure that it’s too dangerous for swimming or snorkeling.

All accommodations sport a unique traditional design.

All accommodations feature a unique traditional design rarely found elsewhere on the island.

The split-level Family Huts feature bedrooms on each floor.

The twin-level Family Huts have a bedroom on each level.

The secluded and spacious Family House is ideal for a family vacation.

The single Family House is spacious and secluded – ideal for a family vacation.

The cafe at Pancali Cottages nearby serves healthy food and drinks.

The café at Pancali Cottages, very close to the hotel, offers healthy food and drinks.

The cafe at The Akah Cottage is next to Pancali.

Just past the Pancali is the café at The Akah Cottage.

Tropical Juice Corner offers simple and tasty fare within walking distance.

At the junction about 300m up the path, Tropical Juice Corner offers simple but tasty meals and drinks.

Cozy Grill is known for its affordable seafood, burgers, and nasi goreng.

About 100m past the junction, Cozy Grill provides seafood, burgers, and nasi goreng (fried rice) at reasonable prices.

Kubu Resto is a classy joint opposite Cozy Grill.

Opposite Cozy Grill, the classiest place in the area is Kubu Resto.

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