The Point Resort, Nusa Lembongan’s most get-away-from-it-all address, perches on the pinnacle of Cape Sanghyang at the far west of the island.
The stunning secluded cliffside location is a winner, but also on point is the minimalist upmarket style of the four oversized rooms, two either side of a communal lounge, all facing the knock-out views. Two larger rooms are fitted with king-size beds and slightly smaller rooms offer a twin or (pushed together) double configuration. Connecting doors makes The Point Resort ideal for a family, although you’d want to your kids to be old enough that they won’t run off the cliff as there are no safety barriers.
The design is simple, but it’s all about the view. High thatch ceilings and a pale neutral palette enhance the spacious impression of the bright and airy air-con interiors, and ceiling fans boost the salty breeze. Billowing mozzie nets protect you while you sleep and ample storage is provided along with additional lounge seating in the king rooms.
The large flatscreen TV with DVD player offers an alternative to the view and other facilities include a minibar and kettle. Generously sized ensuite bathrooms provide desalinated hot-water and are decked out with tubs and outdoor showers in the king rooms, and just a shower in the more enclosed bathroom of the smaller room.
Stretch out and enjoy the view on the terrace, and if the tropical heat is too much, a ceiling fan will cool you here or sink into a comfy lounge in the open common area where friendly staff will whip up a martini or something pretty with an umbrella in it as the sun starts to sink. Your included breakfast and other meals can be enjoyed here too.
Hugging the cliff the gorgeous but smallish infinity pool has space for all to splash about or just hang over the edge for a spot of dolphin watching. Poolside, six sun loungers are on offer, so if all guests are after a poolside tan, two will have venture down the cliff where in front of the pool a platform on the rocks provides two more.
The grounds extend beyond the resort building to the bluff where a large open bale is furnished with dining tables and chairs, a perfect spot for an intimate event. The charming manager was checking in guests when we arrived, and as they were returning guests, offered them an upgrade (always nice), however when we popped in for the first time on a weekend (when the manager was away), staff were scarce, and when we found them, they were less than charming.
The Point Resort doesn’t come cheap, but if you’re after somewhere quiet and exclusive, and it fits your budget, go for it. If you prefer your upmarket digs within walking distance of the action, consider Batu Karung Resort.
Address: Cape Sanghyang, Nusa Lembongan
T: (0813) 3859 5776 ;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º25'40.38" E, 8º41'0.67" 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||2,000,000 rupiah||2,000,000 rupiah|
|Deluxe double room||2,600,000 rupiah||2,600,000 rupiah|
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