Fab views, friendly staff, mixed quality
Sprawling Senja Bay is kind of a mirror image of Mohsin Chalet on Long Beach, with a collection of duplex bungalows running back from the beach and up the hillside behind.
Standards though are considerably better than Mohsin. The cheapest, fan-cooled rooms are at the top level up the hillside, reached via a rickety wooden stairway (tricky going maybe for young kids). It's worth the climb though as they offer great views over the bay and have a far better shaded (and so cooler) atmosphere than Mohsin. Rooms are well sized with clean bathrooms and not totally bouncy beds. The resort also has a well placed restaurant down by the water with an excellent outlook over the beach. Staff are very friendly and chatty and overall we quite liked it here. Their pricier rooms are down at ground level and were full so we were not able to see inside -- at least from the exterior they had a polished look about them. Overall a good option if Ombak is too hotel stye for you and the prices are not unreasonable.
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 4th May, 2014.