I am so glad I “discovered” Dasa Wana and decided to stay here my first few nights in Bali (Candidasa)!! This is my third extended trip to Bali - 3 trips, 2 months each, of which most time was spent in, or basing out of, Candidasa. I only wish I’d found this lovely property sooner.
The location has been ideal! It’s on the main road but set back so quiet. I don’t drive a scooter in Bali (yet) & don’t always like to rely on drivers, so walkability is a big deal for me. Dasa Wana is within walking distance of most everything there is to do & see in Candidasa - it’s about a 10 min walk to the lotus lagoon, & another 5-10 min to the little beach at Puri Bagus.
But then, everything you need is right here. The pool is wonderful, & the gardens are stunning! There is a nice little restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch & dinner at great prices. And I’ve even been pampered with 3 massages (for about $10 including tip!) with the “resident masseuse,” Ketut, who is super sweet & offers a very relaxing massage right here on the property.
I liked Dasa Wana so much after my first 4 nights that I booked 2 more times, following side trips to Gili Air & Tapaksiring. Another benefit of staying here on the front & back end of side trips is that the staff stored my large suitcase for no charge, which made traveling to the Gilis & to Ubud much easier & less expensive (by driver/motorbike instead of driver/car).
Above all else, the staff here has been great. I highly recommend!