Reviews Please send your reviews to firstname.lastname@example.org 37 thoughts on “Reviews” Matthijs van der Meer June 9, 2018 at 06:50 Ketut is a very experienced driver who knows how to handle the hectic traffic in Bali. In fact, with Ketut behind the wheel, your journey feels like an oasis of calm, especially when he turns on nice reggae music (on request). In addition of being a professional driver, he is (at least as important) a sociable and genuinely interested man. We look forward to a new holiday in Bali and the reunion with Ketut! sajones2013 September 11, 2017 at 15:24 Excellent service and safe driver Ketut gave excellent customer service. His communication was both timely and clear and his driving excellent. Highly recommended timdun July 15, 2017 at 14:51 Brilliant driver We arranged Ketut to pick us up from Sanur and take us to Amed. On the way he was happy to show us many different sights. Once in Amed we organised Ketut to take us on all our day trips and to drive us to Ubud after our time in Amed. He even was our snorkeling guide on one day. Cannot recommend him highly enough. Anisha J March 1, 2017 at 17:23 I was looking for a driver to take me from Ubud to Amed where I wanted to do some snorkelling. I used trip advisor for some suggestions and a few people recommended Ketut. Ketut picked me up from Ubud and I did a a day touring; Puru Tirta temple, Batur natural hot spring and Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. That day it rained on and off the roads were steep and you need someone with Ketut’s driving skills. There were times you couldn’t even see 5 feet infront and there had been landslides. I was safe though and we travelled to Amed that evening. On route Ketut stopped at what I can only describe as the best fresh fish I have ever had, it was a roadside warung overlooking the ocean. I stayed in Amed at a homestay owned by his family The four days spent travelling and in Amed were memorable. Ketut is kind polite and nothing was too much for him. Happy smiling and welcoming. Always making sure I was ok and if I needed anything. I asked him what the prices would be and on reflection they were very good. On one of the days I did a snorkelling trip Ketut helped me with this. I was nervous but I felt safe doing it. He guided me and even gave me his snorkelling mask when mine was leaking. I should mention that Ketut is the only driver who followed me up via email once I arrived in Bali. He never pushed tours or expensive restaurants on me which was a relief One of the evenings he picked up a friend who was staying in another part of Amed and drove her to my homestay. Thank you Ketut. Flynn L February 18, 2017 at 11:49 Excellent driver, and all around dude man Great driver! We just did a transfer from Amed to Legian with Ketut. No problems, on time pickup, safe as houses and a really laid back dude. Would recommend to anyone for transfers to/from Amed. He even let us stop at Tirtagannga on the way back, no problems. Thanks Ketut. Terima Kasih! Janine B February 13, 2017 at 12:48 A GREAT FIND We used the amazing Ketut for transfers from South Kuta to Amed, a half day tour for snokeling and site seeing and return transfer from Amed to Legian. Ketut is a lovely man, always punctual, his car is spotless and he is a great driver. We felt safe and relazed with him and he was more than willing to stop when ever we wanted to. I cannot recommonend Ketut highly enough and if you are planning a visit to the untouched Amed you well be well looked after. Tania February 8, 2017 at 16:47 The most amazing driver on Earth Ketut drove me from Amed to the airport in the middle of the night in less than 2h. He’s an amazing driver and I felt very safe with him. He has a fantastic sense of humor and his English is very good. I nominated him from my first day as my personal driver. Every time that I would go back he will be always my first choice.You will not regret. tigger2594 November 9, 2016 at 20:39 2 adult couples booked this car for US$90 for the day from the cruise port. Ketut was there holding his sign and ready to go. The car was well maintained and had an extra row of seats and was comfortable. Air con was great. Good car. We had a proposed trip however Ketut, yes his real name let us know what we could and could not fit in. He could take us anywhere. We headed up into the hills and saw more local roads and rice paddies. We stopped for the coffee that is produced by monkeys eating the coffee bean and it was interesting and full of flavour. We moved onto a temple on the sea shore which was lovely. Loads of shops to pass before finding the peaceful temple. Lunch and some shopping. Ketut helped us find a store or to and lunch was very good. So back to the ship on time, a fun trip. Ketut was helpful and did what we asked but provided alternatives for us to consider. I would certainly use his services again Hohepa-travels September 27, 2016 at 22:12 Very safe and excellent driver, very knowledgable and reliable, the best we ever met. Ketut was waiting for us in DenPasar at the airport and drove us to Amed (4hr trip). He made us feel very safe by his careful driving. We had wonderful conversations about Bali. Ketut knows a lot of local people and is a great source of information about Balinese customs, or temple ceremonies, or Balinese food. Once he invited us to a local temple ceremony and took lots of time to introduce us to local people and to make us feel at home. It turned out to be a beautiful ceremony with excellent gamelan music. Another time he went with us on a long walk to a beautiful waterfall: and through him we had wonderful conversations with people on the way. Ketut is also a very good swimmer and snorkeler and has accompanied us numerous times when we went to snorkel the Liberty Wreck and other dive places. Ketut is by far the most reliable responsible trustworthy and safe driver we have ever met. elcamara September 18, 2016 at 09:56 Excellent Reliability, Friendliness, Knowledge, and Communication My wife and I first met Ketut two years ago when he kindly helped transport us around Amed. We were so impressed with his services that we never forgot him. Today, we used his driving services again, and we were very pleased. Ketut was impressively reliable in his communications with us prior to picking us up for a snorkeling excursion. He arrived on time and picked us up at the designated time that we agreed upon. His reliability, excellent communication, friendliness, safe driving, and knowledge of Amed make his services very valuable. We are already planning another outing with Ketut. I highly recommend him to anyone needing transport around the Amed area. 지연 한 July 31, 2016 at 08:31 He is a best driver. We are so comfortable during driving. We were with him from Ubud to Amed and from Amed to Seminyak. The car is very clean. He drives with safety. He said us “If you are happy, I am happy” He provides us with good service. He are good at English. He will be your good friend. 아주 훌륭한 드라이버입니다. 안전하고 편안하게 운전합니다. 영어도 약간 할 수 있습니다. 아주 수다스럽지도 않고 아주 무뚝뚝하지고 않습니다. 여행의 좋은 친구가 될 것입니다. Jeanene Bouliouris July 16, 2016 at 10:24 Very good information and cool website. Regards! 😉 oliviajh13t May 24, 2016 at 12:05 Ketut was so friendly and really accommodating… We ended up having him drive us for two days instead of 1… Super clean car and very safe driver…. Stopped when we needed and for those magic spots for photos… Haha! Recommend him to everyone! Thanks so much Ketut! 1TED33 April 12, 2016 at 12:45 We (family with 2 children and grand-parents) had booked Ketut’s service for almost an entire week in March. He picked us up at the airport, took us to various sight-seeing spots and took us back to Denpasar airport after very enjoyable hoildays in Amed. He is a very reliable person and very good and safe driver. We always felt confortable and well received with him. He knows a lot about the area and life in Bali and Amed – just ask… He is happy to let you be part of this wonderful island. We highly recommend Ketut and his services – and we will be back! WallaceGang March 10, 2016 at 06:16 We hired Ketut for three days in Feb 2016. Correspondence via WhatsApp was easy as Ketut’s English is very good. We had him take us from Life in Amed Hotel to Alam River Rafting (he booked tickets for us), Kusamba Salt Mining, Tirta Gangga, snorkeling at the Japanese Shipwreck, Lunch at Blue Moon in Amed, Ujung Water Palace, supper at Sails Restaurant, Amed, and then back to the airport in Denpasar. He was polite, knowledgeable, friendly, and knew the roads well. His driving skills were very good. One rainy afternoon a motorcyclist went down on the wet road just in front of us. Alert Ketut was able to quickly brake in order to avoid hitting her. He then jumped out to make sure she was ok. He was flexible with our schedule and made adjustments as we worked around the rain. He also was a helpful asset at Kusamba, by translating for us. I highly recommend him. Kying3 March 9, 2016 at 17:44 We had such a wonderful experience meeting Ketut Pasek – he was very helpful to my group of friends and was an excellent driver and guide. I highly recommend Ketut if you would like a driver/guide who is friendly, honest, funny, and helpful. He was so available wherever we needed to go..whether that be in the neighborhood or 4 hours away! I definitely felt safe in his car (and there are a lot of crazy drivers!!). Thank you Ketut for being a caring and genuine person. We will definitely find you next time we come to Bali. alextod84 January 31, 2016 at 20:57 We took a family holiday in Amed earlier this month and Ketut was booked for us by the owner of the villa we rented. He met us at the airport then drove us back to Amed. He was very considerate as both my wife and son had some travel sickness after our flight. He drove very smoothly and offered to stop on multiple occasions on the way. We booked Ketut a few times during our stay and also for our return trip to the airport. He was always polite, friendly and on time. Very good value for money and a great guy. Alexandra W October 23, 2015 at 12:59 My 2 friends and I were going to Amed (my third time!) and I knew we would want to rent motorbikes to see the coast. I didn’t want to drive one myself so I contacted Ketut in advance to see if he could pick me up on his and be our guide. (My friends would rent a motorbike to share, which was only $10 a day.) Ketut showed up promptly at our hotel (the fantastic Puri Wurata Dive Resort, which I also reviewed). Even though I had ridden on the back of motorbikes around Amed in the past and thought I had “seen it all,” Ketut showed us many breathtaking places I had never been including the gorgeous white sand beach at Bug Bug, which we would have never ventured down to on our own and Tirta Gangga, the former royal palace in eastern Bali, which was stunning. Ketut was very patient with us, stopping to take photos when we asked, and answering lots of questions. Also, letting us wander around the beach and never rushing us. When we said we would be gone for around an hour at Ujung Water Palace, we were actually gone for two, but there he was waiting for us when we got back with a big smile on his face. Ketut is awesome and we saw him again the next day and have kept in touch and recommended him to friends since we got back. If you want to see Amed with a local and be in good hands, Ketut is your guy! Please tell him I said hello. Philmod October 19, 2015 at 13:00 We wanted to visit Tirta Gangga from our place in Amed. Ketut was super responsive by email, which was really convenient for us. He arrived right on time, was very friendly, made nice stops on the way for pictures. But at the temple, he left us saying he had to change his tires, a 30 minutes errand. He came back 1h30 to come back. We were worried he wouldn’t. wheels95 October 5, 2015 at 12:43 Ketut organised our transport from Candidasa to Amed and then later from Amed to Ubud. He also took us on a half day trip to Amlapura. He was always prompt and friendly, the car spotless, and he is a very safe driver. We were a party of 4 adults and 1 teenager. I would highly recommend him. FamJensenNorway August 2, 2015 at 07:41 A very pleasant and safe driver with ambition for his business. A very good choice for driving services on the Amed coast. Marcin L June 29, 2015 at 20:23 Kekut pick me up from the airport and then orginize few day trips. He knows all the good places around so he can arrange everything you need to visit the best places in the Amed area. Ketut is friendly and always help you if you have some questions about local culture. Marc V May 17, 2015 at 14:40 Ketut pick us up from the airport -was on time and safe. He took us tall the local attractions and was very helpful answering questions about great things to do in Amed. He is a local so knows everyone in the Village and all the special secrets of this area. He took us on a day tour and shopping at some of the local markets. Very happy with the service he gave us. Chris a in great condition, good air con and comfortable ride. Graeme K March 4, 2015 at 09:38 We stayed at Villa Aquamarine on Amed Coast. With Allen’s recommendation, Ketut picked us up from another Villa in Ubud to take us to Amed coast. We had several sightseeing stops on the way, to make an enjoyable trip. Once in Amed, we used Ketut’s services for tours and transfer back to the airport. I had a great day snorkeling with Ketut at USAT Liberty wreck at Tembulan, as well as the Japanese wreck closer to our villa. Ketut’s English is great, the car is clean, modern and comfortable, and he is a safe driver. He has an array of activities for those that seek tours from the Amed Coast base. We thoroughly recommend his services. ssmith026 September 3, 2014 at 16:01 We would definitely use Ketut again. Ketut picked up us from Sanur to take us to Amed, we then booked him to take us from Amed to Candidasa with a couple of stops. He was friendly and a good driver. JaneEdna August 22, 2014 at 22:02 My travels with Ketut were a highlight of my stay in Bali. He drove me from Amed to the town of Banjar, stopping to show me sea fronts and temples and altars to Ganesha along the way. He played gorgeous Indonesian music in the car, answered all my questions thoroughly, and willingly taught me some Balinese phrases. He dropped me in Banjar at the hotel I’d booked and we were both surprised that it was in a very quiet residential neighborhood with no restaurants or obvious tourist services. He was actively concerned that I wouldn’t be happy there and was hesitant to make the long journey back to his town until I had made sure that I would have a place to eat and that there would be a driver to take me around the following day. And this was all after I had already paid him!!! He drove down to Ubud several days later, this time on his motorbike to take me around town and to the temples and rice fields and the elephant safari in the region. He found a great off the beaten track Warung where we had a fantastic lunch, and he helped me bargain at the markets in Ubud so that I got great prices for the crafts I bought there. Ketut is great company and a really safe, courteous driver. I can’t say enough about him. Suksma, Ketut! Natalie F August 19, 2014 at 13:03 Ketut is en excellent driver, he is careful, soft driving. His English is good. He knows a lot about varied subjects. You can trust him, he is a responsible family man. Dex'zata A August 17, 2014 at 12:37 Ketut is good driver in bali. He can take you to got a good experience. Bali was great places. So ketut is ready to help you to do things that’s importain in bali. orca1114 July 28, 2014 at 13:04 We used Ketut’s services for a few days this month while in Bali. Throughout the week, he drove us from Denspasar to Amed (where we stayed), took us to several temples, a short hike in some rice terraces, beaches,several snorkeling spots, and then drove us back to Denpasar for our return flight home to the US. Ketut’s rates were reasonable (though not the cheapest), given his clean, air-conditioned Toyota Avanza, his safe driving skills, and his helpful “guide-like” commentary as we visited many locations on the island of Bali was much appreciated. Ketut was honest, and he did not do what some of the cheaper drivers in Bali and other places do, such as taking you to places where they earn commissions or not following your requested route. If you know what you want to do when in Bali, he will work with you, and if you don’t, he has plenty of great ideas. When we return to Bali, and ESPECIALLY if we stay in the less-touristy-than-the-south-side Amed area again, we will definitely be requesting Ketut Pasek as our driver for all of our future visits. Michelle70Perth July 16, 2014 at 13:36 We used ketut this week while in amed. He transferred us from amed to legian. We asked for a few stops along the way, (Bali asli restaurant and tirtangga water gardens) and this was no problem at all. ketut is a great and safe driver. His knowledge of the area and English was good. I would definitely recommend him while in the area. leanne July 16, 2014 at 11:44 Ketut, the best bali driver, good english, very friendly and is always happy to oblige. He picked us up from the airport after patiently waiting for 2 hours and then drove us to Amed, a 3 hr trip – he was more than happy to stop for our ‘refreshments’ along the way. He took me for a bike ride into Amed and I felt very safe, as Bali traffic can be very chaotic – ketut’s driving is very conservative and takes a lot of care. Ketut’s aim is to have happy customers – and now he has 4 more stringer205 July 10, 2014 at 23:05 There is nothing nicer than a reliable person to pick you up and take you to where you want to go on time when your on holiday.You can rely 100% on Ketut Pasek to deliver such a service. His manner is a very careing one and you feel so safe with his driving. If ever i need a driver to pick me up from the airpot or from another part of Bali to Amed .He is the person i will always use. I will always recommend him and have done. Lotty July 10, 2014 at 06:44 Ketut has got to be one of the nicest people I have ment in Bali.Hes a very helpful,kind man and always willing to offer a helping hand. I first met Ketut 3 years ago as a tour guide when i was staying in Amed with my two teenage children.He became a great friend to my son and took him snorkling in his village and we met his lovely family. Since that trip i have been back to Amed a few times now and I will always ask for Ketut to be my driver.I know I can rely on him and as well as feel safe with his superb driving. If you want to arrange a trip ,go sailing ,fishing snorkling ask Ketut.He can and will always arrange these for you. See you again soon Ketut. Happy driving . ingenira May 19, 2014 at 13:46 Ketut is a very helpful and dedicated travel guide in Amed. We feel very safe and comfortable with him. I remembered I had problem with the hotel I stayed and I couldn’t find the person in charge. Since he is local, he answered my phone and helped me to reach the right person staying in town, even though he has no responsibility for my hotel stay. He provided 110% service for the price I paid. Thanks so much, Ketut! God bless you and your family. Joost Van Rens November 12, 2013 at 06:02 Ketut is a very friendly and reliable. When we stayed at Villa Aquamarine in Amed he took us all over the place and his prices are very reasonable. He drives very safely and his car is from 2012, like new. During our travels we had many wonderful conversations about life in Bali, the places we visited, the plants/ trees we saw etc. I felt like I was travelling with a very good friend. It was a pleasure getting to know him and we plan to keep contact and to come back to Amed. Allen Doumit October 15, 2013 at 01:45 As vacation rental owner and manager having great people helping our guests is paramount. Ketut has been working with us as freelance driver and local guide for the past three years. He’s incredibly helpful, dependable and always willing to make your experience in East Bali a memorable one. He can organize day trips, excursions, local fishing trips and take you and your family to points of interest in the area. He’s very trustworthy and honest – a great person to meet and know during your Bali holiday! Erik & Menno Rouffaer October 6, 2013 at 15:46 I have made a journey through Indonesia together with my father to find his roots. In Bali we met Ketut. We have spent very beautiful and interesting day trips with him. We have come to know Ketut as a very friendly and reliable man and as a responsible and peaceful driver. We highly recommend Ketut when you are looking for a good driver in Bali! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.