Teak lodgings in a lush garden setting
We were in luck when we wandered through the lush gardens on Pondok Sari — a yoga group had just checked out and there were a bunch of rooms to be seen, and truth be told, they were all pretty darn good.
Like many of the larger resorts in Pemuteran, Pondok Sari runs from the road all the way down to the beach where it empties out to a near-beachside pool and a restaurant bar area that has enough teak in in to reforest half of Borneo. The star attraction here are the deluxe rooms, but they're better described as two floor suites, with the living area downstairs and a layabout sala, day bed area area upstairs. The decor is heavy on the decorative wooden panel side of things but it didn't strike us as overdone — probably the only real anomaly is the bright white tub sitting in what is otherwise a very attractive outdoor bathroom. The standard rooms are, well, standard Bali style cottages. They're immaculate inside and the air-con was set to frosty. They're more than comfortable and, for the price, excellent value. The beach area here is well well shaded and there is an attached dive centre and spa. We found the staff here to be especially obliging. WiFi available, but not free. Recommended.
Last updated on 17th September, 2013.