Away from the tourist centers, located directly in the neighborhood to the West Bali National Park and near The Underwater National Park of Menjangan, Pondok Sari Resort opened in 1991 and was for many years the only hotel resort in the region. This advantage in service and know-how is obviously noticed well and we are always working on enhancing and expanding it.
Despite the growing tourism, the residents of Pemuteran did their utmost to preserve their natural way of life and habitat.
As an advocate of sustainable tourism the resort's management supports the protection and conservation of the traditions and original ways of life inBali. In addition, together with the village community of Pemuteran, many social benefits have been agreed upon, later joined by the few other resorts in that region. Thus, for example, the snorkeling at the local beach is being responsibly organized by the residents of the village. The revenue is available for the whole village community. The same applies to all transfers and day-tours booked through the Pondok Sari Resort - (Pemuteran Driver Organization)
About 90% of the hotel staff are from the village.
In contrast to the south of Bali you are undisturbed on the beach, there is for example no sellers on the beach.
The project: "Artificial reef" just before the beach, was initiated by the resorts, dive schools and the community of Pemuteran. Metal lattice structures of different forms were installed in the water five to seven meters deep. A very low and therefore safe low-voltage current promotes the enormous acceleration of stony corals settling on the metal bars.
Following international reporting, this project is the world's largest of its kind. The project seeks to counteract reef damages caused by the global 'coral bleaching'. It is interesting to follow the development of the coral growth. In addition, many reef fish and reef inhabitants use the cage-like lattice structures as a shelter.
For the core of the reefs and for the construction of an underwater temple, the temple gardeners were set up. New jobs for the fishermen were created.
(You can see more pictures under 'Galleries: Reef Project' on this topic)
During the approximately three and a half-hour drive from the airport in Denpasar to the Pondok Sari Beach Resort & Spa passing lush nature, beautiful rice fields, old temples, colorful street shops and small villages - you get your first unforgettable impressions of the scenic beauty and cultural diversity of Bali.
At the resort you are welcomed in an antique wooden hall originating from the neighboring island of Java. A jewel of this building is the lavishly carved wooden ceiling. Passing three lotus ponds the way leads from the reception to the restaurant where a refreshing welcome cocktail, prepared from fresh tropical fruits, is awaiting you.