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.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Superior double room, low season: US$160, high season US$210. Notes: US$
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: US$220, high season US$310. Notes: US$