Smart beachside lodgings
This relatively upmarket and very modern-style small resort is set towards the western end of Jemeluk and offers a superior standard of lodging in an attractive beachfront location. The oversized rooms are in a cluster of two-storey buildings dotted across the lawn grounds, finishing at the beachfront with a small cafe to your right and a quaint swimming pool out front by the beach.
The tiled and spacious rooms are all air-con throughout, with comfortable beds with real bedding, brightly coloured refurbished wood furniture and very clean, modern bathrooms. The room we were shown (towards the rear) had an additional “garden room” that we thought was a part of an open-air bathroom, till the staff pointed out there was no shower and it was in fact, just a garden room. Other facilities include WiFi and flatscreen TV.
The grounds have enough space for kids to run wild on, though there wasn’t all that much in the way of shade, save a few umbrellas by the pool, which scores the full brunt of the fun. More privacy-minded travellers will want to request an upstairs room, both for the added privacy and also for the more elevated views over the ocean. Families will be better off with the ground floor rooms though for the easier access to the pool and grounds — watch those tile floors with wet feet.
Rates are high, but the standards here are also considerably higher than what you’ll generally get in the 800,000 to one million rupiah bracket. If you’re looking for something with far more character, definitely look at Pondok Laut a couple of doors up before making a decision.
Address: Kemeluk Beach, western end
T: (0363) 430 1044; (0812) 4105 6832;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º39'27.26" E, 8º20'9.65" S
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Room rates: 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||1,200,000 rupiah||1,200,000 rupiah|
|Deluxe double room||1,800,000 rupiah||1,800,000 rupiah|
Stuart McDonald co-founded Travelfish.org with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.
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