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A little bend in the coast has earned the moniker Teluk Penyu, or Turtle Bay. The shelled critters do indeed come here to nest and there have been some efforts made to protect them. About 5km south of Amlapura, the area has attracted a few expats and villas. It also has one of the most interesting places to stay in this part of Bali.
Turtle Bay Hideaway comprises a compound built from old wooden tribal houses brought over from Sulawesi. There are three units, all with ocean views, near a large tiled pool. Interiors combine exotic details and modern comforts – there are fridges and organic food is served. There are enough shady verandas, decks and loungers to keep you busy doing nothing for a week.