Ok at a pinch
While not quite the size of the sprawling Padma Resort across the road, the almost 200-room Bali Mandira remains a very large, low-rise property with most accommodation in the form of duplex chalets decorated in a Balinese-style brick and stone finish.
The Mandira has an elevated horizon pool near the beachfront which, while providing great views, remains a bit of an anomaly from anywhere else within the resort's grounds. It also overlooks the smaller freeform pool which doubles as a kids' pool. Between the swimming pools and beachfront stretches plenty of lawn with deckchairs scattered about — there's also plenty of squirrels. The rooms are pretty well-aged, with older style TVs and a bit of a drab interior, but they'll do fine at a pinch. The grounds were awash with prams when we wandered through so they must be doing something to keep the travelling families happy. Bali Mandira comes in a little cheaper than Padma and it's easy to see why, but this is still an all-round pretty good beachside resort. Rates below are estimates via their website as they wouldn't give us the rates in person!
Last updated on 17th September, 2013.