Thursday 31 Jul 2014

Bali: night surfing and luxury villas

Kommune

For surfers and wannabes, here’s a way to experience one of the world’s best breaks in luxury. And with lessons if you (like me) need help standing up on a surf board.

Komune Resort & Beach Club Bali is situated at Keramas, on Bali’s east coast. Its first stage, consisting of 33 rooms, opened in late 2012. Now set to open in 2014 are the second and third stages of this hip resort  which overlook the world class surf reef break of Keramas. All this for as little as $91 per day…

This is a resort for those who love to surf or simply want to experience the surfing lifestyle. In a world first, Komune Resort has launched a permanent night surfing installation. This means each night guests and visitors to Komune Resort & Beach Club Bali can watch the local Bali Boardriders wrestle with the waves in a true spectacle or if you’re game book a night surf with only five others sharing the waves with you. Night surfing sessions cost $20 per hour and run from 7pm – mid night each night as well as 4 – 6 am for those who like a true early surf.

World famous Keramas break

The newest places to stay in this ubercool destination will be Komune Beach Junior Suites with a launch rate from $140 per night. These ten Junior Suites will be opened in February 2014.

In late 2014 Komune’s luxury Beach villas will be launched. These will enjoy sweeping ocean views that overlook the Keramas right-hander so you can view night surfing from your private villa or if you’re feeling social chill at Komune’s Beach Club to view the action. Each of the twenty four two and three bedroomed villas have their own private swimming pool, Bose sound system, internet connection, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor showers, BBQ, outdoor lounge, king size beds and a lounge area with surf views.

Komune Bali prides itself on being environmentally and socially conscious incorporating many initiatives such as solar powered, LED lighting, water harvesting and purification, cross flow ventilation, sewer and storm water management, river channel and beach management, cleaning and monitoring.

The Bali based resort is part-owned by champion Australian surfer Luke Egan, who said:

“Keramas is most hi-fi performance wave in Bali so the action in the water  is always electric at Komune Bali.”

Surf and other activities

Komune Resort and Beach Club specialises in finding surf spots to suit your ability. There is a dedicated tour desk to book boat transfers from Keramas to breaks such as Nusa Lembongan great for intermediate surfers, Tanjung Sari, Hyatt Reef and Sanur Reef for more experienced surfers. Komune is walking distance from KFCs, Carparks and Cucukan.

Co-owner Tony Cannon said, ‘If you want a perfect place to chill on family sized pool deck loungers, desert island style hammocks listening to the waves crashing down whilst snacking on fresh and tasty food with vegetables picked from our own garden, Komune is for you.”

Distances to other activities:

  • 25 minute drive from the arts and cultural centre of Bali, Ubud.
  • 25 minutes from Sanur’s shopping district.
  • 30 minutes from Padang Bai (dive central) and the gorgeous White Sands Beach
  • 45 minutes from Ngurah Rai international Airport in Denpasar via the new Sanur bypass toll road
  • 3 minutes from Bali Safari and Marine Park.

Prices start from $AUD91 per night* per room with one hour of night surfing at $20.

Further information: Komune Resort & Beach Club
Jalan Pantai Keramas, Gianyar, Bali
+62 361 3018888

info.bali@komuneresorts.com

*$US 83 rate valid as at 28/11/13


About the author

Deborah's first trip with her first child (at 4 months old) involved a 26 hour flight with no sleep, which is about when she realised travelling with kids wasn’t quite the same as without. Deborah has lived in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Edinburgh, London and now resides in Sydney’s northern beaches with her Brady Bunch-style family of seven – all seasoned travellers. Twitter // @deborahzoe42 Google Plus // +Deborah Dickson-Smith

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