Interview with Nyoman from Poinciana Resort in Tejakula Bali

by Nick on February 1, 2006

by Nick | February 1st, 2006  

Poinciana is a small place my brother and I stumbled on last year. It has obviously been made by someone who cares about quality and the section of coast is peaceful and quiet. The owner is Nyoman from Kuta, who is a unique lady. After spending 20 years in Australia and picking up an Aussie accent, she decided to move back to Bali and start Poinciana.

One would imagine that being Balinese it would all be plain sailing, but that’s far from the truth. A Kuta local coming out to remote NE Bali and building a beautiful hotel runs into many of the challenges a westerner would. Balinese culture, at least as far as my very limited understanding of it goes, is one of helping the local community. Everyone must give to local ceremonies and richer people have to give more. Needless to say all kinds of people come asking for donations.

Nyoman is a super nice lady and she is in a unique position. Having grown up in Bali, speaking Balinese and Indonesian, she also can see the other side. “Its not like home” she said to me, referring to some of the ways of doing things in Bali. For guests I think Nyoman is a wonderful source of information. Not only does she see eye to eye with people on holiday, she can explain local ways, customs and make suggestions as to ways of exploring the area and what to see.

Here’s what Nyoman had to say.

Poinciana Resort, Tembok
Tejakula, NE Bali

081 3382 20527
poinciana1@hotmail.com

{ 6 comments }

Jayjay February 2, 2006 at 12:23 am
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Hi Nick, looks nice,how much bottom price for a double room, if possible with AC?

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Nick February 2, 2006 at 11:17 am
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All rooms have large bathtub, AC, hot water.

Right now a beach front room goes for US$45 per night.

The family villa goes for US$110 per night and can sleep 6 people.

This place is all by its self and is a great place to relax. Nyoman is a very nice lady. I know there was some hammering during our interview, but while we stayed there I hardly heard it.

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Gongchime June 2, 2006 at 9:20 am
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I was wondering what you thought of the water at the beaches there. Does the sea kick up a lot of sediment making the water brown with low visibility? Or is it usually crystal clear? I respectfull request you send the response to my email ashoka33@hotmail.com or http://www.myspace.com/gongchime

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Marree Wilkes February 1, 2007 at 3:42 am
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i personally know Nyoman and i know that she is the most awesome lady i know who is always willing to help you in any way she can and i am 100% sure her brother is the same. xoxo

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aline February 25, 2007 at 7:19 am
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i know nyoman very well, she is very nice and i like her very much, we stay in poinciana a lot. it’s my dreamresort!!

regards to nyoman, kadek, and jimmy from Aline Furrer

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aline February 25, 2007 at 7:44 am
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It’s my favourite place in Bali!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers to all in Poinciana (Nyoman, Kadek, Jimmy and all others like Putuh)

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