Welcoming A New Sudamala Family: Amed Lodge (Formerly Pondok Laut)

Amed is a famous quaint village in the Karangasem Regency in the eastern part of Bali. It has long been well known for its underwater beauty – healthy corals and impressive variety of tropical fishes, which attract many snorkellers and divers from around the world.

There are more than 20 dive centres in and around Amed. Amed is also only 11 km away from the world-famous Tulamben where the USS Liberty wreck is located. Many divers base themselves in Amed while exploring Tulamben and the surrounding area.

Despite its ever growing popularity, Amed remains a very charming and Balinese in its core. This is one of the reasons why it continues to attract a number of seasoned expatriate community in Bali to reside in Amed.

About 80 km from Ngurah Rai Bali International airport and built in 2010 with strong affinity towards Japanese architecture and love of orientalism, the lodge was initially built by the previous Dutch owner as his family’s holiday home with 3 cottages (Sea House, Shiro and Dragon Fly cottages) using his admirable collection of old wood, which makes it a unique place to stay. He later went on to build another 3 cottages (High Tide, Tower, and Sea View) before turning it into a lodge known as Pondok Laut in 2013 until it changed ownership in December 2017.

In early February 2017, the lodge underwent a comprehensive renovation, while maintaining its quirky design, and reopened as Amed Lodge in its current stage of 7-bedroom with upgraded quality and is managed by Sudamala Resorts, a well-known boutique resort operator with presence in Bali (Sanur), Lombok (Senggigi) and Flores (Labuan Bajo and Komodo area).

Amed Lodge is a beach-front property located in the very desirable Jemeluk Beach of Amed where you can stroll and enjoy the magnificent view of the sacred Gunung (Mount) Agung. Its most desirable location is also within close and easy reach of many good restaurants and dive centres.