Monday, 13 October 2008 04:08 PM
We were in Bali last year for 6 weeks, and decided to take a week to drive
round the island. Hadnt booked anywhere and had my 75yo dad with us, off we
set from Sanur over to the east coast and along the highway. We had spotted
this Gajah MIna on the net, so kept our eye out for it. Finally a little
sign, down a terribly winding track and here we were.
The resort is set on a little hill, and the rooms wind down towards the
beach. Restaurant and reception have a beautiful view over fields with cows,
goats and whatever else wanders in. Restaurant has some wonderful dishes
(very different)cold beer and wine.
After looking at some beautiful rooms we setted on the very bottom room,
which is a reneovated Javanese timber and thatch hut, nestled right on the
cliff edge. You could hear the waves crashing below of an evening and open
the windows for cool breezes. This room had its own huge front garden which
also overloooked the beach and we would sit out under an umbrella of an
afternoon and either have some of their delicious herbal teas, or champagne
There are walking tracks all around this resort and only after a few
minutes, walking past giant lizards to miles and miles of deserted beach.
One day Tom and I walked north for an hour, and didnt see another person.
Rice paddies and fishing boatsline the shore, then finally, one other tiny
resort. It was simply stunning.