Beachside midranger with a pool
Behind an inviting beachfront swimming pool on the northern end of Jungut Batu Beach, neat rows of wooden bungalows line two paths leading to the shore at Pemedal Beach Resort.
This midrange resort offers a choice of deluxe or superior bungalows, and even though most are set back from the beach, all still procure a decent view from their furnished terraces. The all-timber interiors include not only the walls, but furnishings, and to our taste is a little heavy on the brown, but pale tiled floors add contrast and lighten the mood. Along with a comfy bed, spotlessly clean rooms have ample storage and a small desk.
Air-con and flatscreen TVs are standard. Deluxe rooms add a minibar, safe and tea-making facilities, and are almost double the size of the superiors. They are worth the upgrade if you have kids in tow. Tiled ensuite hot-water bathrooms are fairly bare bones, although there’s a decent amount of bench space, the absence of separate shower area or screen seems lacking at this pricepoint, however deluxe rooms add a bathtub. An additional exterior door leads from the bathroom, handy for not traipsing sand through the room when you come from the beach.
Terraces furnished with a bench seat and small table face a strip of lawn punctuated with shrubs, but look directly across to the (rather close) neighbours on all sides, offering little privacy, yet good for socialising. An overhanging fringe of thatch does a good job of shading the terrace, even if it looks a little odd as the rest of the roof is tiled.
Once you’ve done lazing about on your terrace in (relative) privacy, test out an umbrella shaded sun lounger on the beach or by the pool, or jump into either body of water for a cooling dip. The stone-clad swimming pool is a tad on the small side, but once you have a drink in hand, gazing at the setting sun overlooking the infinity edge, size won’t matter. Pemedal Beach Resort has an in-house restaurant, so grab a snack to go with that drink, and breakfast served here is included in the rate.
Pemedal Beach Resort meets a good middle ground between the more backpacker-oriented joints and the fancy resorts, with the bonus of been a short step from the sand, however it’s comparatively pricey for the same standard you would get in Bali. Online rates were better than what we were offered as a walk-in, so shop around. If you don’t need a pool, and a simple clean beachside bungalow will suffice, have a look at Yogi Beach Bungalows, 100 metres down the beach or the newer white wooden bungalows at Suka Beach Bungalows. If you’d prefer a little more personal service and attention to detail, Tropica Tranquility is an excellent option.
Address: Jungut Batu beachfront, Nusa Lembongan
T: (0822) 4477 2888; (0822) 4441 4888;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º26'56.62" E, 8º39'57.76" S
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Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Superior double room||780,000 rupiah||780,000 rupiah|
|Deluxe double room||930,000 rupiah||930,000 rupiah|
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